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  • Dry Sockets After Tooth Pulled

    I got my lower right tooth pulled out a week ago I was worried about dry socket but I have. No pain at all I’m mainting soft food diet & rinsing it salt water after eating but I had bad breath 5 th and 6 day no pain or swelling is it normal...

  • What’s causing this pain in my gums?

    I’ve been having on and off shooting pain in my gums. i’ve been to the dentist and he took x rays and he can’t seem to figure out the problem. he gave me some ibuprofen to try to help with the pain but that hasn’t help. i went back to him to...

  • Problems after having my teeth straightened

    I had my teeth straightened and this was completed over a year ago now, since then I have had a build up of thick saliva on my top front teeth only, so I constantly have to keep clearing it and find myself swallowing all the time even whilst...

  • Depressed over my dental situation

    Hi! I will start with a brief dental history of mine. I haven't exactly been prone to decay, or at least when you think about my poor dental hygiene as a teenager. However, as soon as I moved away from my childhood home, which was 3 years ago, I...

  • Can I wear rubbber bands to fix an over expanded mouth?

    Hi! Before I moved states , my orthodontist had me wearing braces for almost 3 years and never once mentioned that he over expanded my top teeth (I had a a palet expander). I went to my new orthodontist and he said it should’ve been collapsed...

  • Extraction vs. Root Canal vs. Rejection

    What are the chances of a tooth being rejected that has already received multiple restorations (over half is composite) after a root canal? I have an infection, and am receiving treatment. I have already taken one round of antibiotics, and start a...

  • Is it Legal for orthodontist to remove brace before treatment is completed?

    If you get behind on your braces payments is it Legal for an orthodontist to remove your braces before treatment is completed, especially if your like one month away from being done with your braces. Wouldnt that be considered unethical and like...

  • My braces wire is pushing my bracket/teeth.

    My arch wire went below my bracket. I feel as if it's pushing my teeth out a little and it feels uncomfortable. Is this an emergency? What should I do?

  • Toothache on the right side of my mouth

    I have a really bad toothache and I can't find anything to help relieve it? I've tried cotton ball with Apple cider vinegar, acetaminophen, a rinse with hydrogen peroxide & none of those work. And I can't go see the dentist because they're...

  • 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...

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