Recent Questions

Removal of Braces

So my children were being seen by an orthodontist and both have braces on the top. I have since lost my job and cannot afford the cost of the braces as nothing was covered by my insurance. How much out of pocket would it cost for me to have them...

Toothbrush for numbness after surgery

Last year in july, I had surgery on my upper jaw (maxillary osteotomy) and I still have numbness along the scar and my gums on my upper jaw. I'm not worried about it, I was warned about it, I just wonder what's a good toothbrush to use now? I had a...

Pain When I Drink Water

I had just had my braces tightened about 4 days ago. The pain when you bite food has died down and everything seemed normal, but then when I drank water I started to feel a very bad pain in my tooth. Only one of my tooth hurts. The last time I got...

Bite Impression For Upper Denture.

Hi, I need to know if the position of your lower jaw is relevant when the impressions are taken for an upper denture in regards to ones bite. I have TMJ. With my lower jaw relaxed I am able to chew however I have locking and clicking and pain. When...

Delay In Growing Of The Front Tooth

Hi my son is 8 years old, he lost his front tooth six months back and the tooth is only half grown. Now that I can see that it has stopped growing, I would like to know if it is going to grow fully? The growing process was very slow, and after only...

Swollen Tonsil

Hi. My tonsil on the left side has been swollen for several years. And dentists have told me it's fine. I wanted another opinion. Thanks. You can see on the right side what i refer to. Also, i have been diagnosed with bowenoid papulosis on my...

White & Gray Color Where My Extraction Is

Hello, I had my bottom and top wisdom teeth removed 5 days ago and I'm still in pain sometimes & I noticed the bottom is very grayish or white looking also along the side of my jaw closer to the extraction. Does that mean its infected or is that...

Invisalign Every Other Night Causing TMJ Problems

Hi, I just wanted to inform you I think wearing my invisalign every OTHER night has caused TMJ type problems that radiate to the eye/eyelid as a subtle resistance when I try to move eyes and droopy eyelid. Soon after I switched to this schedule from...

I Can’t Bite Down All The Way

I got my retainers a couple weeks ago, and I started putting them on. After a couple days, I notice that I can’t bite down all the way I think because of my back molars. Before I got my retainers and after getting my braces off, my teeth could...

Uncomfortable Crown For 11 Days

I had a crown on a root canal (it was done months ago) rear lower molar. No trouble with root canal or Temp crown. Pain Free. However the last days have been hellish. Went back yesterday and he checked bite which needed reducing. Still today I...

Jaw & Ear Pain From Wisdom Teeth Extraction

I had my wisdom teeth on both bottom, one on top cut out exactly one week & day ago. I developed dry socket 4 days afterwards but had it packed and treated & checked again, now I am safe to eat solid food and use straws. The pain isn’t as...

Braces Teeth Connected At Root?

My son is 10 years and has his left front tooth growing behind his right coming in sideways. We went to an orthodontist. My son got braces and they started to move the tooth to the front. A year later the left tooth is behind the right tooth. The...

Gap Left After Braces

My son had braces as a teenager and after treatment was left with a gap between his left upper canine and the tooth between it and his front teeth. Before braces he had a gap between his front teeth that was closed with the braces. But this other...

Want a better smile - is it possible?

Hi I’m 18 and you can see my teeth in the photo provided. I used to suck mu thumb as a child and I’ve developed an overbite/overjet and I absolutely hate my smile. I’ve had braces since last July and I’m thinking about getting them off...

Research

Hello, My name is Bailey Hornberger and I am a current student at Youngstown State University. In my writing class, I am putting together a research paper on different types of orthodontic wires used in the industry. Part of the research...

Research

Hello, My name is Bailey Hornberger and I am a current student at Youngstown State University. In my writing class, I am putting together a research paper on different types of orthodontic wires used in the industry. Part of the research...

Estimated cost of orthodontics

Why is your estimated cost of orthodontics much less in the area I live in of Augusta, GA for 2019 than it was in 2016? In 3 years the cost should stay the same or increase not decrease. How do you determine this average?

What are the circles on each side of my jawbone in xray?

Hello, I have two circular spots, one each, on both sides of my jaw bone. The oral surgeon seen them and was perplexed as to what it was. No earrings or metal was present on me. Not sure if this matters but I have had a lot of popping of my ears...

Need Some Answers

I have an abscessed tooth it has resulted in a baseball size pocket under my jaw bone, I cannot open my mouth, I have like pressure headaches, eardrum hurting, leg tightness and also my left side kidney just started feeling like needles stabbing...

Will my nose grow in length?

Hello, I have braces to fix my overbite however because I do not have enough room for my teeth to move back solely by using bands to fix my overbite I had a choice between extracting 2 unnecessary upper teeth or jaw surgery. I chose extractions...

Hole Near last tooth, above wisdom tooth

A few weeks ago, my back bottom wisdom tooth area was inflamed as well as my left cheek. The dentist prescribed me some antibiotics for one week. The inflammation went away. There was never any pain or discomfort. My wisdom tooth hasn't come out...

Wisdom teeth extraction healing

Hi, I had four wisdom teeth removed 2 days ago. Where my upper right wisdom tooth was extracted there is a loose bit of white gum attached which looks like it’s about to fall off and is about the size of a tooth. Is this normal? What will happen...

Irritation of tongue

Hello, I recently gargled 2 times a day for 3 days consecutively, with undiluted 6% H2O2. I noticed my tongue got white after the 3rd day, and the papillae enlarged, the color has not returned. The information on the internet goes to either cancer...

Tooth absence

I have had a tooth absence for 4 days going on 5 I can’t see my dentist until Monday I have no pain just face swelling that went down. Is it bad to have a tooth absence for over a week. And what can I do in the meantime to treat it so it doesn’t...

Canine exposure and arch wire

Okay so my othrodontodist let me go months without an upper arch wire while I was waiting for insurance to approve my canine exposure and the extraction of my baby tooth. (Insurance didn't want to pay, took a long time.) I've been researching the...