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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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  • 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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  • Asymmetrical Face when I smile
    Hi I am at the end of my braces treatment and I noticed that when I smile I seem to have a fuller cheek on one side than the other making my smile asymmetrical and one sided. I talked to my orthodontist and they said braces couldn't fix the issue and...
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  • I have a oral breathing which has lead to deterioration of facial structure.
    Sir, I am 21 years old and I had orthodontic treatment for braces three years back. After the treatment everything was fine. But due my negligence to my ENT issues (oral breathing), the shape of my face has started to deform again. The treatment was of...
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  • Mandible Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy
    Hi I appreciate your time, Regarding BSSO for hemimandibular/condylar hyperplasia can screws and the plate on the operating side that the mandible is extended only be placed in the middle or toward the bottom of the mandible underneath the IAN (nerve)...
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  • Can Braces cause severe headaches and sore throats?
    My 13 year old granddaughter has braces, and everytime she goes to the orthodonist for tightening or adding rubberbands she experiences extreme headaches and now she has a severe soar throat. Is this common?
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  • How safe is it to get a chin implant removed and get sliding genioplasty 2 1/2 months post rhinoplas
    I had a rhinoplasty done in November and will be traveling constantly starting in March without more than a day off at a time for two years. I had a rhinoplasty & chin implant and know I don't want to keep this for the rest of my life considering how...
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  • Can a underbite be fixed with braces? What size in mm can a underbite not be fixed?
    What mm can a underbite be fixed? Can elastic bands put a jaw lower than the other back in place? When do you receive elastic bands? And when does the jaw become skeletal in a male?
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  • Do I need braces, headgear, or surgery?
    Hi. My top teeth are grown in slanted, and my jaw seems misaligned, which causes an open bite. I was wondering if you've heard of this or encountered anybody with this issue and how can it be fixed?? My teeth are very straight so I'm not sure how...
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  • Why is my jaw popping and locking?
    It has been a day since my orthodontist has had me put my rubber bands in a box shape from canine to canine and moller to moller on each side. Is it normal for my jaw to either lock or pop when I chew and/or move my jaw around? I am scared to eat food...
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  • How many hours a day should I be wearing my hawley retainer?
    Hi! I am a thirteen year old female and I just got my braces off after having them for 19 months. I received a standard hawley retainer for my top and bottom teeth. My problem is, I have a TERRIBLE lisp with it, but my orthodontist told me I had to...
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  • Implant failure
    Dear sir I had 6 implants all of which failed within a year. I was sick prior to having them. Gastric bypass with severe complication which made most of my top to snap and break. After a law suit which didn't return all the money I paid, I decided...
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  • Recurring dental implant fistulas
    On November 2, 2016 an oral surgeon extracted tooth 20 because of a hairline fracture and infection in the root. I was on an antibiotic prior to the extraction. He then placed an implant in the number 19 slot. For the past 3 weeks i have had recurring...
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