Recent Questions

  • Does This Root Canal Have Abscess?
    Please verify if n21 tooth has suffered a root canal abscess. Thanks kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk 
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  • Can I put my elastics on my 2nd premolar instead?
    I lost the buccal tube on my first molar. I’m instructed to wear class 2 elastics. I fear that if I stop wearing elastics then my treatment will be prolonged. I’m still on my second week. Can I put my elastics on my 2nd premolar instead?
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  • What is this strange localized swelling on my inside lower gumline?
    Im not sure what this swelling is on my gum? It appeared a couple weeks ago. Hasn't gotten any bigger, hasn't shrunk. It causes no pain or discomfort. It fits perfectly under my partial denture which i have worn for 8 years. I've had poor teeth my...
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  • How do I become a pediatric dentist?
    How do I become a pediatric dentist I would like to know because I want to grow up and be one I want to help other children and children with special needs I love to see other children happy but want to know how to become one
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  • Rate of increase in implant costs
    Has there been any recent studies of the rates of increase in dental costs or charges? If I was to set aside money today for implants to be completed in 5 years, how much more would I need today to cover the costs in 5 years using past rates of...
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  • 20 years post O Surgery, can a mandibular extraction cause TMJ
    I am 20 years post Orthagnathic surgery. I needed a molar to be extracted on lower right. I had terrific pain in my left jaw during extraction. i have worked in the dental field for decades. I asked the doctor to please section my tooth at that painful...
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  • Is Invisalign gentler on your teeth?
    Hello -Does Invisalign cause less root shortening (root resorption) than braces? -Compared to braces, can Invisalign move individual/specific teeth and put less reciprocal pressure on neighboring teeth? Thanks Ben
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  • How old do I have to be to have SARPE?
    Hello -For a male who was done growing, height-wise, by age 15, is 19 too young to have S.A.R.P.E.? -Could a patient possibly not get as good of a result if he has S.A.R.P.E. before his mid-palatal suture fused and/or if his lower jaw isn't finished...
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  • Is this a dry socket, something else, or normal?
    I have had little to no pain, no bleeding, no trouble eating or talking. Had wisdom teeth removed on Monday, all pain was gone by the next day. I was eating normally, following instructions I was given, and have followed the healing process of it all....
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  • How long until my mouth goes back to normal after wisdom teeth extraction?
    I got all four of my wisdom teeth out exactly one week ago, and I'm still having the aching/soreness/pain in my lower jaw as if I got them out yesterday. I guess I have a few questions regarding the healing: Is it normal for me to still be in actual...
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  • Does orthodontic bite block cause breathing breathing?
    I have bite blocks on my rear teeth on both sides of my mouth to prevent me from biting down and braking my bottom braces. However because of the bite guards I tend to breath in too much air, I wake up with a dry mouth (not due to my mouth being open)...
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  • Sore Jaws, Do I Need Braces?
    Hi I’ve been having issues with my jaws the feeling of them being extremely sore and I also cannot bite completely down on one of my sides of my mouth my teeth don’t look perfect or good they look “normal” I guess you can call it what would fix...
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  • I have Dental implants, can I wear braces?
    Hello - I had a space between my two front teeth up until I was 20 years old, when I had braces. Several years later, I had complete implants done (something I've regretted) and now, 15 years later the space has returned between my front teeth. I...
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  • Want to remove braces
    I have put my braces 9 months ago and it has changed my face...I want my face back I want to remove braces will my teeth get back to its original position ...I am not satisfied my face is looking very flat please advice
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  • Rubber bands causing severe pain
    I am 16 years old. I have had rubber bands for about a month and ever time I wear them I get a really bad head ach and sevier neck pain. Is this normal? And can bands even cause this pain? This has caused me to not be able to focus in school and much...
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  • Expander and Braces
    A little over a week ago I got my expander in. I’ve been doing all the turning that my orthodontist told me to do. I was wondering if I do all my turns will I get braces on at my next appointment or will I have to wait a couple more months.
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  • I haven’t worn my retainers for three months.
    Back in August I stopped wearing my retainers. But recently I decided that is should wear them again. After putting them on they still fit. But the wire that goes across my teeth does not reach the middle of teeth and pops off easily. I don’t have...
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  • Is this toothpaste okay with braces?
    I have braces on my top abd bottom teeth. I also have white spots on my top teeth. I am getting my braces off Jamuary 22,2018 and want to try and even out the coloring. I have this AP24 Whitening Flouride Toothpaste. Is that toothpaste okay to use if I...
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  • A question about my braces
    Hi there! I currently have braces and I'm scheduled to get them off in 2 months. However, I have small concerns with my teeth. Before I got my braces, I had a bad crossbite, but now it is corrected and my bite is great. My concern is that my midline...
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  • Gap in bottom teeth
    I recently had my teeth scaled and it left a small triangle shaped gap between my two front lower teeth. I have not had my teeth scaled for a couple of years but the gap was not present after previous scaling. This area is difficult to floss as the...
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  • What should i do with the pain I have?
    the other day I was eating chips and I bit one of the chips and the end up stabbing me in the roof of my mouth. I now have a little spot that burns and hurts when i eat or drink anything. What should i do? Please help me.
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  • Chills, fever, gum swelling, mouth ulcers are symptoms of which disease?
    Hi, I am 27 year old woman. My husband had a pus filled sore on his lip which he broke open. It smelled very bad and his mouth was stinking, too. Same night we had a sex and I didn't know that it could infect me. Two days later I had very bad fever...
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  • Do these white bumps look to be cause for concern?
    I have 2 white round bumps on my upper gum above two of my teeth. It also extends out in a line above a third tooth. They are hard to the touch and aren’t extremely painful on their own unless I really push around on them. They don’t feel like they...
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  • Lower gums and lip sensation problem
    I believe I took too much liquid anbesol for an issue I had in the back of my mouth due to a wisdom tooth. For the past two days I have had little to no sensation in my lower lip and gums. Is there a way to repair this?
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  • Plastic retainer help please?
    Hi there. I am 20 yo female and had braces for 2.5 years and got them off when I was 15. When I got them off, they said I had to wear a plastic retainer but didn’t specify for how long. They also inserted a couple of wires behind the front few bottom...
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