Recent Questions

Can orthodontic treatment cause seizures?

My 11 year old daughter had a permanent retainer put on the bottom of her mouth and a removable for the top 3 months ago. This was done as a pre amble to braces as her teeth were very crowded and starting to move. There was only the usual side...

braces & impacted teeth

My daughter is on the road to braces. She's had four perm teeth removed to give room for others to come in. I believe the teeth they are making room from are the upper canine teeth. They are giving her until March for the teeth to come in or they...

Will my teeth shift while my crowns are pending?

Hello, I just got temporary crowns on one side of my top arch and will get temporary crowns on the other side. Early February Ill get the permanent crowns. However, I have been wearing my retainers every night for two years as instructed, but am...

White mark on side of tongue

Hi, I noticed over 7 months ago this area on the side of my husbands tongue that is white like a line. It is right where his bite aligns. He had a upper molar extracted over a year ago. Before then we never noticed the area. He also has a very...

I would like to know if I need dental braces.

Do I need dental braces ? I have had an overbite and gap my whole life and I am very curious because I really want them. I have a slight lisp due to my overbite and i’m pretty sure getting it fixed would also fix my facial structure. I don’t...

Will I need appliances

I’m just wondering if I will need any appliances with my braces cause my ortho said nothing as of yet, I’m getting the braces at the end of the month I have class 1 malclussion with poor arch coordination. She hasn’t said I will need...

Haven't been to a dentist

Hello, I'm a 17 year old female who has really crooked front teeth and I haven't been to the dentist in almost 10-11years because my mum never bothered taking me. I still have baby teeth at the back but I have adult teeth in the front. I live in...

Should I wait until my next appointment and will my treatment stop or reverse

Hello my name is Sasha. My braces have been broken since New Year's Eve. And I have an appointment next Friday. Should I wait until my next appointment or should I go ahead and go see them. Also will it stop my process of my treatment.

Implant/bone graft or root canal pain?

Is a root canal or a bone graft for a implant more painful? Also, can I get funny gas for a bone graft?! I used to have a root canal until it decayed and broke off dentist extracted what was left of the tooth. I’m scheduled for a bone graft, I’m...

I think I have an abscest

I had a tooth pulled and I got dry socket now I have a lump that seems to have a head on it.. I am taking antibiotics clindamycin 300mgx3daily. The pain is gone in my jaw but the lump is sensitive.I go back to my dentist saturday. But I am so...

Healing extraction

I had 3 of my wisdom teeth removed on Dec 29, 2018..today is Jan 3, 2019..I am not in any severe pain but I'm very nervous about the dry pocket circumstances..I do have pains and stings and every now and then minor throbbs..My pain meds help..is...

Orthodontist took teeth impression 2 weeks after getting off braces

Will it affect the shape of my retainers/teeth if my ortho only molded my teeth for retainers 2 weeks after removing braces? Currently, there are small gaps in my teeth now and I'm worried it will affect my retainers. Two weeks before, my ortho...

I have a horribly snagged tooth and I’m not sure if braces could fix it.

Hi. I’ve had my front tooth crooked since I was at the age of six. I have not been able to consult a dentist about this. Is it possible for me to get dental braces if my front tooth, right, is horribly snagged and crooked, facing outwards, an...

Lower Jaw moving backwards when sleeping

Starting last week I notice when I fall asleep and as my muscles relax I felt like my throat was being pushed in. Last night I just noticed its not my throat and its my I think lower jaw. It seems to move slowly backwards. I'm having a hard time...

Will I need retainers after Wisdom tooth extraction?

I have never had braces or any other device before. My wisdom teeth (below) have been coming in for a bit but the left one is at an angle. This causes me pain and pressure towards the front of my jaw as my teeth and being forced together and...

How long I’m a supposed to be keeping expanders in my mouth

I’ve had braces for about almost 2 years now I got them on July 20th 2017 and I got my expanders in August 2017. Since I had them it’s been nothing but pain to me with it creating a gap in my teeth which causes me to have low self esteem in my...

Canker sores

A few months ago I bought the 2 step crest whitening toothpaste...at the same time I had gotten 2 bad canker sores in my mouth with I thought was from eating something.... I stopped using the tooth paste for a while and started again about a week...

Will my teeth become more crooked? Lack of communication with my orthodontist.

This is my first time getting braces, I'm at my first week. But I'm curious as to why my orthodontist placed brackets only on some teeth. I have crowding so I was told to extract 4 teeth due to my small mouth, which are my pre molars at the top and...

Will my teeth become more crooked?

It's my first time getting braces, I'm at my first week. But I'm curious as to why my orthodontist placed brackets only on some teeth. I have crowding so I was told to extract 4 teeth due to my small mouth as well, which are my pre molars at the top...

My gums are growing over my braces, how can i fix this?

I went to the orthodontist two and a half weeks ago and discovered that my gums were so swollen that they couldn't pull the wire out. Turns out there was a popcorn kernel lodged into my gum and luckily, they were able to take it out. They told my to...

Pain returning after failed tooth extraction

I have a very large cavity on one of my upper molars that caused severe pain for several weeks and went up through my sinuses. I live below the poverty level and have no insurance, but I headed to the ER because it was radiating out farther. I was...

I have a slight overbite and crooked teeth, is invisalign going to be effective?

Hello! I've had a slight overbite as long as I can remember and crooked upper front teeth. I was told by an orthodontist 10 years ago (I'm currently 22) that I couldn't get braces because my teeth were too crowded. I decided last month to do...

Moving teeth downward - suggestions please

Hi, I currently have braces and noticed that my two front teeth look slightly different lengths (aka. left tooth a bit longer down than the right tooth). Initially, my orthodontist said he could adjust the bracket on my right tooth HIGHER UP so that...

cost of comprehensive oral evaluation

I believe my dentist is overpricing treatments and I need to know how much is the average cost of a comprehensive oral evaluation....takes him 5 minutes at the most. I know he is overcharging for fillings, etc. Also I am a senior who will be 68 in...

Drastic color change in under a week

Please help, i'm so worried. I had a resin composite build up with two metal pins for my top front tooth after it broke off at the gums. Dentist asked if I had injured that tooth before because the nerve looked damaged. It was beautiful and matched...