Recent Questions

Infection at the root tip and failed root canal

I had my central incisors crowned 7 months ago. My left central incisor 2 days after became infected at the root tip. My dentist preformed a root canal and that seemed to improve the pain and infection. However, I started feeling pain near my nose...

Are these results normal in oral surgury on a three year old?

My three year old had to have her front 4 teeth capped(crowned) the surgery was yesterday. The dentist accidentally busted her maxillary labial frenum and had to stitch it during the procedure. There is a gap between the two front teeth, that was...

crowned tooth

I had tooth that had fillings in it from 3 different places. Back in January this year my gums on the side of that tooth became very inflamed and painful. I went to doctor who treated my cavity that was on the side but my gums wouldn't heal and with...

Overjet? Braces? Is my upper jaw forward or my lower jaw back??

I am 26 yr old female and i have finally gathered the money to get my braces done. Over the years i have been told that my lower jaw is "pushed back" and it could cause problems when am older. The last orthodontist i went to, mentioned that i have...

Incomplete treatment

I had started the process of getting braces had them on my top row only since I had a overbite I paid for the full treatment top and bottom row but i ended up moving to another state do to complications. Most of my brackets broke so I just...

I am confused by a long list of planned procedures suggested by dentist.

Hello,  I've been given an extensive list of Dental procedures broken up into three sections. I have no clue as to which procedures are necessary and which are not.  The first section lists the "necessary" procedures for cleaning my teeth. All I...

Need Quote Cost of Implants/My Long Term Dental Hygiene Problem

How much in your estimate would a full surgery of taking teeth out and replacing with new? What payment options are available? Is it a pay in full right away, or is their a monthly payment option until paid in full? So right now my problem is this....

Is it normal to have a bite block on just one side?

I'm a 28 year old male with a deep bite who just had braces installed today. Because of this deep bite, my orthodontist installed a bite block (blue) on one of my upper teeth. Is it normal to have only one of these installed (on a single side)...

Pain under my gum

I had 2 wisdom teeth extracted in March. They were impacted and in the bottom of my mouth . One side had to be debrided twice since then. The gum on the neighbor tooth began to pull away and loosen. Now I have excruciating pain under that tooth. It...

Is this a cavity in my wisdom tooth?

Hi, I am 31 and have observed a dark spot on my lower wisdom tooth (the tooth behind the one with the large silver filling on the picture). All my wisdom teeth have erupted quite good, but short after eruption I had small cavities which were filled...

Should this tooth be refilled

I was wondering if you think this tooth should have a new filling put in it or leave it alone. It has been sensitive every now and then but don't bother to much. If it were to be refilled what would be the best filling to replace it with

Baby teeth extraction

My 10 yo son has an overbite and needs braces. He still has baby teeth and orthodontist wants to get 6 baby teeth extracted in order to put the braces. My concern is will getting 6 teeth extracted affect him in any way?

Irritation/Tiny little red dot floor of mouth

Recently I have been having a burning sensation/irritation on the floor of my mouth. Some days it’s gone and sometimes it’s worse. I noticed a tiny little red dot but I am not sure if that is new or has been there. What could cause this...

How long will I be in braces?

I want to know how much longer I will be in braces I just got rubber bands that that stretch from bracket to bracket.Like the bands that you can take in and out also How long or how much longer will I be in braces because i want them off.

Fix Crooked Teeth

hi im looking for the cheapest way to straighten my top teeth i have straight front 2 teeth but my teeth ever side are behind my front 2 teeth and my fang teeth are also out of line have attached photos i am happy and willing to have teeth removed...

Shark teeth?

Hi, I'm in my early 20's and within the past year discovered I have a tooth that has been growing directly behind another tooth. It's almost fully in and is actually pushing the tooth in front outwards leaving a bit of a gap obviously. I'm guessing...

Dry socket?

I had a molar extracted 2 days ago and the pain is increasing. I can see white in the socket, but can’t get a great picture of it. Does this look like it might be a dry socket? Not sure if I should bother the surgeon on a Saturday, but I can’t...

The implant crown keeps rubbing against my upper inner lip

I'm in the process of getting dental implants for my 2 upper front teeth. I just had my first implant crown placed in. So now I have one tooth and one missing tooth next to it. The implant crown keeps rubbing against my upper inner lip. Went back to...

My son can not eat, speak, swallow or open/close his mouth. Been 30+ hours

He had dental surgery over 35 hours ago.Three wisdom teeth three others pulked. Tube down nose. He says his throat feels like a stabbing pain. He says his tounge is numb still. He can not speak right, swallow right or close his jaw. He is...

Changes after 4 Extractions

I had four extractions and braces put on at age 7 or 8 and had them for about three years. I wore my retainers until I was 25 at which point I found out retraction orthodontics are bad functionally. I quit wearing the retainers and tried to get my...

Bone Grafting

Hello I am 42 years old and I recently had an orthodontic consultation where the orthodontist said that because I have a slight posterior cross bite on my upper right side, I MAY need a bone graft (before a full course of Invisalign or braces) or...

Super Eruption

Hello I wear essix retainers, upper and lower, at night. They do not cover my very last teeth. I believe these are called the wisdom teeth. Will my wisdom teeth super erupt over time? Again, I only wear my retainers at night after Invisalign...

Pain after root canal

Stupidly I was an overzealous brusher and gums receded a little on top two front teeth. Dentist put some bonding between gum and top tooth to stop food from getting stuck. My other front tooth dentist said was dead after X-ray. I had NO PAIN ever...

Edge to Edge bite

Edge to edge bite

Would like to get my front teeth corrected. There are sightly edge to edge and i dont like my smile at times. The bottom canines bother me the most. They stick out and look longer than the rest of the bottom teeth. Whenever i smile, they show up as...

In this image of my condyles, do they appear normal/healthy or is there any bone loss?

Attached is an image of my condyles. Are they normal and healthy or Do you see any bone loss such as flattening or erosion of them? If there does appear to be some bone loss, how does this affect my bite and the appearance/position of my jaw?? Is...