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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 and I...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 talking....
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  • 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...
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  • 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 and I...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 some...
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  • 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?
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  • 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 closed.
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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 break...
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  • 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 not...
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  • 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 jaw,...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 my...
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  • 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
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  • 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....
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 there...
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  • Extraction of abscess tooth prior to antibiotics
    Hello, This question is based off an experience that I've recently had. If a patient came in with a swollen face due to an abscess molar, what would be the proper steps to take care of it? Is antibiotics mandatory prior to extraction or can it be...
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  • I am concerned about my graft/implant failing.
    I had a graft(my bone and cadaver bone)placed on my lower left jaw for an implant in the area of tooth #19. The graft was held in place by two screws. I was told to wait 4-6 months before the implant would be placed. Three months later the oral surgeon...
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  • Peridontist fault or 2 week extraction complication?
    I had a very difficult extraction of #3 done two weeks ago yesterday. The canals and bone was crumbling as soon as my Oral Surgeon began the surgery. He literally had tiny bone fragments and particles of broken teeth to get out plus the tooth itself,...
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  • Dizziness after dentist
    I just recently returned from the dentist and had an old amalgam filling removed and replaced with a composite after the procedure I have been experiencing extreme dizziness, not vertigo but intense lightheadedness. I was wondering if the novacain...
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  • When can I start drinking alcohol?
    My teeth were horrribly impacted and I got them removed February 10th it's been about a week since (and it still kind of hurts to eat) and Saturday I'm going out for a friends birthday, I wanted to know if it was safe to drink. Will it affect the...
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  • Rapid assisted palatal expander surgery
    I am 48 years old and to get braces I would need to have surgery assisted RPE done first, am I too old?
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