Recent Questions

  • What is wrong with my cheeks?
    So a few weeks ago, I switched toothpaste. I now have a white jelly like substance in the lining of cheeks! For some reason I scraped it off with my finger. Most of it came off, however, it looks like I maybe scraped to much or to hard? The are where...
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  • My teeth appear slanted after braces.
    Dr. Thompson- I got my braces off about a month ago and have been wearing my retainer as prescribed- 22hrs a day, 7 days a week. However, I noticed that my teeth are weirdly slanted after the treatment. The top slant up from right to left and the...
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  • Taking Plan B pill 3 days prior to wisdom teeth extraction
    Hello, I took an emergency contraceptive pill this morning. I have oral surgery scheduled for this Friday at 2pm. Is it safe to go through with the surgery or should I postpone due to taking this pill?
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  • What would I need to have done for changes in teeth after braces?
    I have had braces for 6 in a half years. I had them removed about 2 years ago and just recently started to not wear my clear retainers. I have noticed that a top tooth has protruded out a bit not noticeable unless by a trained orthodontist and myself....
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  • Is my dentist following the best method?
    Hi my dentist has started work on my mouth to straighten my teeth I'm told I have a v shaped palate so I'm currently wearing a palate expander he then wants to pull my back moulders to let my wisdoms come up and do braces to straighten my teeth is this...
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  • Drinking Alcohol and Oral Surgery Using Propofol
    If I drink heavily, is propofol safe to use for oral surgery ? They used ketamine the first time and surgery was not completed because my body reacted badly, is that normal ?
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  • Alternative to Dental Anesthesia
    I have had two right upper molars (#2 & 4) prepped for crowns. I had bad reactions to the anesthesia, even with no adrenaline or epinephrine. I am scheduled to have the two crowns placed soon, and would like to know if there are any other...
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  • Metal Braces and Invisalign
    I have recently seen an orthodontist and since it was my first time, they only took pictures of my teeth but I have many questions that need answers. I have a crowding issue and I know I need teeth removed but I was wondering if it's possible to get...
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  • Possibilty to Fill Gaps Between Teeth
    I have large gaps between my teeths.so my question is that is it possible tofill the types of gaps with braces or something else.and how it is expensive?
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  • Root canal hurting
    Had root canal done on top left molar 1 year ago and now it's throbbing and bleeding when I floss. Hurts when I bite down too...
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  • Piercing And Wisdom Teeth?
    Hi I am 18 and have recently gotten a piercing that is under the tongue. I am going for an wisdom teeth consultation tomorrow and I know they will be taking an x ray that will show the piercing, if I ask politely will it be allowed for them not to tell...
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  • How can I close my gap?
    Hello, I am 16 and have already had braces. My braces came off when I was about 13. Due to lack of wearing my retainer, my two front teeth are starting to show a small gap. What is the most effective way to fix this as soon as possible? Thank you!
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  • my braces are stained
    A small part of my brace is stained and is turning slightly green. It is the top of a chain like structure which is on top of the archer connecting two teeth either side of a gap where one of my teeth were removed. I wanted to know if except for...
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  • Is it normal for white/yellow stuff to be on the exraction site?
    I got an extraction 2 days ago and yesterday white/yellow stuff started to show on the site. Is that normal? I can see on side of the hole but not the other. It doesn't hurt, but could it be an infection or start of dry socket? When can you start...
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  • Questions about my Expander
    Is my expander ready to come out ?? it's been in since January 29, 2016 and I stopped turning it on 3/2/16 and it is now 7/10/16. I know they stay for 4-6 months but I just want to know if it's ready to come out. maybe another month ??? an estimate...
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  • I have a bone growth / bone spur growing on the inside of my mouth.
    I have a bone spur on the inside of my mouth, that I can see near the gums. I have some pain from it, and it seems to be affecting the tooth above it, and has moved it slightly. I went to see my dentist, and he said I could just leave it alone, if I...
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  • can braces be taken off?
    I cannot afford to pay braces anymore, I have had them on for almost a year, I owe about $1000 to the ortho because I haven\'t gone in a couple months because I was on a vacation. Now that I can pay anymore will the ortho take them off? But i will...
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  • Braces whitening issue
    I have had my braces for about 2 months, they will be on for 18. I have been using a whitening toothpaste and mouthwash for one week. I then found out I shouldn\'t use whitening products while having the treatment. So if I stopped using all whitening...
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  • Mouth Guard!
    hello, I have 2 orthodontic appliances I need to wear for 5 years before braces, twin blocks and elastics for 4.... one is a clear mouth guard very similar to a sport one, and one is a dental trainer or myobrace. I must wear the clear one during the...
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  • How will my dentist know if my palatial suture is closed after expansion?
    I currently have a upper palate expander. I have stopped activation and have been told to wait 4 months until I can have it removed due to my palatial suture to be filled in with bone. My dentist told me if taken out too early my palate will collapse...
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  • My DDS did my braces wrong
    My dentist said he was certified to put braces on. After 7 months my bite is terrible when before it was just fine and my front gap was not closing. He only put brackets on my front 10 teeth so my molars were being pulled out because the brackets were...
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  • Yellow stains at bottom of teeth
    Hello , I have some yellow stains at the bottom of my teeth and they are literally unclean-able. I tried teeth floss, special toothpaste and very small brushes. Essentially; how do I get rid of these yellow stains? The stains are ONLY at the bottom of...
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  • After 4 wisdom teeth removals
    Hi, i recently had surgery to remove my 4 wisdom teeth.. Its been 2 weeks and 3 days. I drain everytime i eat... And make sure it is cleaning out.. Ever since 2 days ago i noticed a ball on my left side of my check through the inside, you cant see it...
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  • Gaps creating between my teeth a week before I'm suppose to be getting them off
    I'm getting my braces off next week and I've noticed that this past week a gap has been creating between my bottom teeth. I have power chains on my top teeth but individual rubber bands on the bottom teeth. Will this gap affect me in getting them off?...
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  • Rubber Bands Causing Jaw Pain?
    I have been wearing level three elastics for approximately a week. I believe it's causing an intense pain in my jaw. Whenever I try to touch my molars together to chew, it flares up. It's only in my right joint. Is it possible my elastics are causing...
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