Recent Questions

What should I do about a loose permanent tooth?

I know now what a bad decision this was, but I decided to try Smile Direct Club to straighten my slightly crowded teeth at a lower cost. At the end of the aligner process, my retainers (which were made based on what the computer predicted my end...

I can't open my mouth very wide.

I have wisdom tooth that has been growing olin for maybe 8-10 months. It's sore. Recently it has been giving me pain in my temples ears throat and roof of my mouth. So as of now I can't open my mouth. No swelling inside that I can tell of, I just...

My son got xrays

Hi – I’m hoping you can help me. My son had a bitewing xray at 7 and ½ and then his next appointment six months later they did a panoramic xray and now I am a nervous wreck reading about this. Was that too much radiation at his age? Could he...

Swelling and painful roof of mouth and white tint

I was off work for about a year and a half. And i just went back to work 2 days ago. I am a flat roofer. I sometimes have to tear off old roofs and replace them with new. The roof we started 2 days ago is an old roof so it has black tar pitch in it....

Had To Wait 1 Week For Retainers??

Hi I recently got my braces off and had to wait a whole week for my retainers to be made however while I was waiting a few of my bottom teeth began to space a little. I went in for my retainers appointment and the bottoms didn’t quite fit as tight...

Broken Root Canal Infected?

Is it possible for my old broken root canal to be infected? It doesn't hurt but my mouth and face has been numb for two weeks on the right side same as the broken tooth. What's left of the tooth is black. Thanks.

My gum is growing over my teeth

Why are my gums growing over my bottom teeth? It hurts so bad I can barely take it. I have a very hard time brushing because they bleed.They also bleed, it hurts when I eat. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and have blood on my pillows...

Do I require lefort 1 advancement?

I am 9 months post sarpe. My orthodontist said I should ask my surgeon if I should do lefort 1. My surgeon says I wouldn’t need lefort 1 advancement unless my ortho tilts my bottom front teeth out. What should I do and what questions and...

Infection and Bump on Gums

My daughter must of had a infection she did not inform me about. She just called me and said the bump on her gums popped and yellow stuff came out and it feels fine now. Should I rush her to the hospital or could it wait about 4 days into I take her...

Extraction or naw correction

Hello, I recently had an orthodontist appointment regarding to dental braces, he gave me two options, one to wear a jaw corrector since I have an overbite for six months and then put on dental braces for a year and a half, or second option, extract...

Filling paim

I got a filling on a specific tooth and the cavity was quite large and deep it been quite a while now and if I apply pressure to the filling my tooth get bad pain and again it's been quite a while since the fillings is it normal considering the...

One tooth has a bracket but no wire running through it - was this a mistake by my orthodontist?

I got my full dental metal braces today and I noticed that my left canine had a bracket but there was no wire or elastic running through it, rather the wire was behind the tooth. Note that my left canine is badly out of line; it juts out on a...

Question about recovery after surgical tooth extraction

I had a surgical tooth extraction yesterday and since then i have had a non stop dripping runny nose and about an hour ago my left ear started hurting really bad. It's the same side I had the tooth removed from. Is that normal?

Could my crossbite qualify for free braces through medi-cal?

I am a 15 year old and I have an anterior crossbite. My dentist told me my crossbite could possible qualify for free braces but she wasn’t sure. She recomeded me to an orthodontics. My jaw usually feels sore after chewing something. Could braces...

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Are braces free for crossbites?

I am 15 and I have a anterior crossbite of my two teeth on my top front. My jaw usually feels sore after eating I was wondering if Medi-cal could cover for braces. I was told by my dentist that medical would cover for braces for a crossbite but I...

Can this tooth be saved?

I noticed my front tooth eroding slowly but in the last while it has got a lot worse. So now i am wondering if this tooth can be saved. Is it too close to the gum line? Will i ultimately need a dental implant? I have an appointment with a dentist...

White stuff appearing in mouth?

Recently brushing my teeth, eating and drinking water has been leaving a stinging sensation in my mouth. Particularly around my gums sometimes but mostly on the floor of my mouth. I had a look and found these white stuff on the floor of my mouth....

My teeth seem to be getting smaller/ dents?

I’m 14, and I have had some teeth issues in that past. My teeth seem to have dents in it that get bigger and bigger by the day (or maybe week idk) The most prominent part is my furthest bottom tooth. (I’m not sure what it is called I am sorry) I...

Do These Look Like Dry Sockets?

do these look like dry sockets? i just had my 4 wisdom teeth removed 3 days ago and i noticed my mouth looked like this. it hasn’t been in any more pain then the first few days, it’s abojt the same. i’ve been looking it up on line and can’t...

Remove the periodontal ligament?

So I’m looking at getting a tooth extracted , I called a dentist and asked if they remove the periodontal ligament and they answered back saying their is no ligament. I don’t think root canals are a healthy choice , I’d prefer not having a...

I stopped wearing my retainer, now what?

So I have worn my retainer every day for about 4 years, up until this year, I decided to stop wearing it (bad idea on my part). My wisdom teeth are basically grown in. I noticed that my bottom teeth started shifting (specifically- I have one tooth...

Are veneers a good option?

I have 2 canine teeth that are small in size and pushed back due to crowding. However, I am satisfied and content with the alignment of the rest of my teeth. Would 2 veneers for my canine teeth be a good option?

Is there a whitening product without Sensitivity side effects?

All the teeth whitening products on the market give me extremely sensitivity, so I avoid them. The only thing I do that is OK is to brush with baking soda. Im curious if there are any other products on the market without side effects like this?

Can I delay extraction of infected tooth?

Recently I had a throbbing pain in a cavity infected tooth which I went to my dentist for. My dentist said that the tooth has gone so bad that there is no option but to get it extracted. Yet I don't want to get it extracted unless I'm going to get a...

Is a large amount of grey/green (tissue?) normal after wisdom tooth extraction?

I had my back left wisdom tooth removed 72 hours ago and I can feel and see a large grey soft lump (size of a tooth). It's definitely very different to my first wisdom tooth removal which was plain sailing! I've followed all instructions with...