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  • My dentist keeps threatening to remove my braces because i keep breaking them

    My brackets keep breaking and for a while my molar bands too. however, the molar bands were my fault because i kept chewing gum, which i have stopped. however, my brackets keep breaking and i don't eat anything i'm not suppose to. instead, they...

  • is it possible that a mollar doesn't want to move in the right position ?

    Ii wear braces for 19 months now. Doctor in the beginning told me my treatment will be 18 months. Now I am concerned that my last molar from lower jaw (right side)it is not moved until this time. It's the thing that when Ii bite down this molar is...

  • Receding gums 3 years after jaw surgery

    Hi my Daughter had double jaw surgery to correct her bite , the surgery was a success , she went through a good year of recovery after the surgery and has great teeth. However 3 years later she has developed receding gums on front teeth of lower...

  • Will my gums grow back over my jaw bone is they were accidentally cut ?

    So I just recently had my wisdom teeth yanked out. All went fine except for the last one, the dentist kinda struggled getting it to come out. Well he ended up slicing a nice chunk of my gum off (where the tooth used to be) and now my jaw bone is...

  • Complications after surgical removal abcessed tooth

    I am 48yr old female that had my left lower bicupid surgically removed because it had abcessed. Twelve days later I am having excruciating pain in my chin radiating into my jaw and ear. Each day it's​ worsening with throbbing pain in my jaw under...

  • Does over filling the tooth after a root canal cause inflammation and pain

    I had a root canal in May. I went to the dentist to fill my tooth and he filled my tooth too much according to my endodontist, she has it on an x Ray that the endodontist took. Now I am on antibiotics

  • I feel my bite is off and my dentist doesn't agree?

    I went to the dentist because I had horrible sweet sensitivity between 13 and 14. I have had SRP, 13 fillings, and wisdom teeth extractions in the past two months. I have bruxism. First, they filled 12 OD, 13 MOD, 14 OL, 19 OD, 20 OD, and 18 O....

  • Can I request to keep my braces on longer?

    My dentist originally told me that my braces will need to be on for at least 3 years, and I paid upfront for the equipment and labor. Now my dentist says that my jaw is really not moving the way he'd hoped (I am an adult, too old) and will be taking...

  • Does getting your molars remove require you to remove piercings?

    I was wondering if this procedure required removal of metal for having an MRI for example because I have two fresh new piercings which I shouldn't replace the jewelry in them for a while until healed. Ii don't want them to close back up during the...

  • Why is there a huge gap from my top teeth to my bottom teeth?

    I have had twin block braces for about 9 months(as my bottom jaw was too far back,meaning i had a huge over bite) after around a month my teeth had adapted and my bottom jaw was level with my top jaw.however only the front two teeth meet meaning...

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