Recent Questions

Dispigmentation on hard palate

I have a reddish-purple patch on my hard palate which has been here for over 2 years. Previous dentist was not concerned as i mentioned that i had burnt my palate prior. Current dentist seems concerned. No pain at all. Cant feel anything odd when i...

Is it possible to have every single tooth have a curved root?

I tried asking this already but the answer wouldn't load. My boyfriend need a couple teeth pulled but he has all of his teeth have curved roots.. I know ppl can have teeth with curved roots but is it possible for ALL of his roots to be curved. Like...

Relocating for a job before completion of treatment

Hi. I am in the last stages of my orthodontic treatment and am scheduled to get my braces removed in February. However, I have just accepted a job offer that is out-of-state and my start date is January, so I’ll be relocating there soon. How...

Filling came out

Hi I had a filling put in recently but when I got home I noticed something protruding from my back tooth about 2mm. I thought this was a piece of metal or something that had been accidentally left behind from them inserting the filling and I was...

Is this root canal ok? What is black space?

Had a root canal done almost a year ago but had the crown removed because food kept getting trapped underneath. It is tooth #29. It was omitting a bad smell from flossing the food out that kept getting trapped by the crown. Then I noticed on the...

Retainer After Canine Exposure and Braces

Will I need to wear a retainer after having impacted canine exposure surgery and braces? Other than the impacted canine my teeth are overall pretty good, so there isn't much else for the braces to do. (not my photo, I just needed to submit a photo...

Do I need to have all my bottom teeth pulled at once?

I have has dental issues since my teeth first came in. My dad has bad teeth also. My mom spent thousands upon thousands of dollars to fix my teeth as i was growing up and they are just rotting away. I have crowns on my 4 upper front teeth. But my...

Potentially bad timing after wisdom removal?

Right so I got my braces off about three months ago and at my most recent ortho, I was told that I have about 6 more months of wearing my retainers day and night. Shortly after my most recent ortho, I was told that I had to get my wisdom teeth...

My back teeth are breaking.

Hi my name is Marisa and I was wondering why my back teeth just randomly started breaking and it felt like I was swallowing them. I have never had a cavity, it feels like I’m swallowing hard little and medium pieces. I really need to know what’s...

Can you get pericoronitis after getting your wisdom teeth out?

I’m the past week or so, a small bump formed behind my back right molar. At first I didn’t really notice but with each day it seems to get more noticeable, and more painful. I looked it up and looked at the pictures and it looks very similar to...

Pulling loose molar tooth

I have a left molar tooth that is loose I can rock it back and forth I do not want any local anesthesia at all I just want the tooth pulled out will it be easy to pull it out since it's so loose what is your advice on this

Will my Damon clear braces still be applicable if I took them off and store them for some months?

I just got my Damon Clear braces yesterday, and it was instantly the worst decision in my life. My upper teeth aren’t really straight, but they’re not visible when I smile. (proof: my dentist, parents, and friends are all shocked by my decision...

Career questions

I’m writing a paper about the career of an orthodontist and I would like to ask a few questions... - after finishing dental school, what was the difficultly of getting a job? - What is one challenge about your job you face everyday? - What...

Should I get braces on my bottom teeth as well?

Hi,I just got my braces fitted three days ago on my front teeth .I was planning on getting braces on my bottom teeth as well because some of them are overlapping but just a little bit but my dentist said it's not necessary and my bite is okay also...

Is this infected?

I have this small operculum on my left wisdom teeth and it turned red. I accidentally bit a bone to it last night and it turned red. Should I be worried about it? Is it also infected or a symptom of gingivitis or pericoronitis? it doesn't hurt...

Cracks and Fillings

A dentist noted that there were cracks in my upper left teeth 24 and 25 (see photos attached). She suggested that their amalgam fillings be replaced with composite fillings. I have the following questions: I don't feel any pain from these two...

Do I need Wisdom Teeth extraction ?

Hi, I'm Brandon, 19 year old. I am currently in this situation: I got removed dental braces for about 3 years ago. At that time, my dentist sent me to take a panoramic radiography just to check out if wisdoom teeth were correctly after braces. His...

Twin blocks

So I have had twin block braces for coming up to a year now and I find them very irritating and annoying, as well as very embarrassing so I don’t wear them much, I can’t stand going to school with them in because I can’t hardly speak with them...

what do i do if my rubber band is pushing against my tooth?

i was told that to start used rubber bands at night only in the class two placement. i used them last night and i had no pain. but tonight they are sure you on and on my right side the rubber band is pushing against the fourth tooth from the middle...

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...

Getting Braces Soon...

Hi, I’m getting braces in a couple weeks and my bottom canines are going to be moved next to my bottom front teeth and the incisors will be in the place of the canines? What will it look like? I’m really nervous. Has this ever been done before?...

Why is bone growing after wisdom tooth removal

My son-in-law had his wisdom teeth removed. He is in his late 20s. He had a dry socket but then continued to be in pain. He went back to the oral surgeon and there was a bone that the surgeon had to shave down that was causing pain. My son-in-law...

Is this a dry socket?

I had a tooth extraction 3 days ago. My mouth is a little sore but not painful. However, I see this white and grey dot. Is this dry socket? I'm starting to get very worried and I dont know what to do. I'm afraid to eat or drink anything. I've been...

Gum issues.

Hi, I'm Nina. And recently I've visited the dentist for my deep cleaning and such. I never had one before and god did it hurt, but I managed through it. But a little after my gums (the bottom front specifically) have not gotten better and to this...

Wisdom teeth

I'm getting my wisdom teeth out in a couple of weeks and I have a couple of things that I didn't think about until now. My biggest one is that I think I have TMJ because my jaw tends to painfully lock when I open my mouth too wide but then it goes...