Recent Questions

Will My Face Change When After Jaw Surgery

I like the way I look now, and I worry that the jaw surgery will change my face shape. I just want my teeth to fit together better so I also stop having jaw pain. This is a very major surgery so I want to be sure before I commit to this journey....

teeth whitening

How Can I Whiten Teeth If I Already Have Sensitivity Issues?

I want to try whitening my teeth, but I'm afraid the over the counter products will enhance the sensitivity in my teeth. I have tried products like Crest Clear Strips, but always found the sensitivity to just be too much to be worth it. Do the...

Do I Really Need To Wear My Transparent Retainer?

Hello. I wore dental braces to correct crowding and a slight jaw angle for about three years. I have had them off for about two years now. At the time of removal, I was given a permanent wire retainer which sits behind my top and bottom jaw, as well...

Crowding of teeth after braces are removed

I had braces removed last year ans the retainer I was given for the top teeth was a metal rod kind which didnt stop my teeth from crowding again. I am 36 years old and not very keen on getting braces again. What can be done? Are invisalign effective...

Broken molar from rapid palatal expander??

My 8 year old had a rapid palatal expander was cemented in almost 3 weeks ago. We were told to turn once daily, for 3 weeks. Her follow up is in 3 days; however I am extremely alarmed - when brushing her teeth tonight, it appears the back upper...

Biopsys

Have a unknown growth or growing growths under my tongue.They are Not over growth of yeast.Been checked for that.Being reffered for a Biopsy.What does this Cost?I do not see the price of this on your page.But do see cancer statement

I need a dental plan before I go through with anything.

I have chips in my two front teeth. There is grey and yellow stuff at the by my gums on my teeth. My teeth are very yellow and would like them to be whiter. Also, I need braces. What would be the process in order to achieve all these things?

Can non impacted wisdom teeth cause pain?

Hello I am a 27 year old female. Healthy as far as I know. Healthy weight and very active. I have recently been having right sided headaches. The pain is behind my ear above my ear and into my forehead. My right ear has also been hurting on and...

Invisalign Bite

Is the result considered a proper bite or improper?

I need to make a decision about a treatment plan. My lower right lateral incisor hits the side edge of my upper central incisor causing pain and chipping the lower tooth. Also, my left canines grind against each other when I chew. I have mentioned...

All Teeth Extracted

A week after extraction

I had all of the teeth left in the top of mh mouth removed a week ago, this looks different then it has in the past when I've had theeth removed individually does this look normal or do i have more going on

How long will my tooth take to protrude?

About a month ago, I got 2 teeth extracted (1 baby tooth and 1 adult tooth) to make space for an adult tooth that was stuck in my palate/gum. They brought the tooth forward, but not down, so now I have a huge gap where my tooth is supposed to be....

Permanent Retainer

Is my permanent retainer (behind my top 4 front teeth )broken?(Very clear photo!)

I am a 15 year old male. I weigh 92 pounds and im 175 cm tall. One day ago I was flossing between my two large top middle teeth and I felt like my permanent retainer(behind my top four middle teeth)got fractured. I have a clear picture which a...

My dentist says a specialist will be required.

Hello. Where we left things, some months back, is that we will wait for the tooth to fail and then extract it. It is a molar, lower right, second from the back. It has a crown and a big cavity on one side, going down. He has saved the adjacent...

Is my top permanent retainer broken/misplaced?

I have a permanent retainer on my top 4 teeth. I was flossing between my top 2 large teeth and I feel like my retainer is misplaced. I rarely floss my teeth and after the incident,whenever I move my tongue on the retainer , it feels weird. The photo...

Missing First Molar

Can my overbite be corrected with a missing first molar?

So I have been under orthodontic treatment for a year now for a mild over bite and crowding issues. I recently had to have tooth number 19 pulled due to a bad infection which originally had a molar band on it. I also just had a bone graft with the...

Interach Elastics

Hi, My son had some interarch elastics put on today. The right side elastic is attached from the bottom front canine to the back top molar. The left side elastic is attached to the top canine tooth then the bottom back molar. When I did research...

How long after getting cavity fillings should i wait to get braces put on?

I recently went to my dentist for my teeth cleaning and i was told that i needed to get 4 cavities filled in before getting in with the orthodontist. I’m trying to have a speedy process. I wanted to know how long should i wait after getting my...

Possible case of angina, or sebaceous gland blockage? Or bacterial strep throat?

I’ve what appear to be two cystic/polyp looking sacs around my reddened tonsils, green at the top of my tongue, strawberry tongue, heightened sense of taste (very sensitive), quite a few yellow spots at the back of my throat/pharynx, light...

Hawley Retainer

A year without retainers...not sure what to do?

Hi there, First off, thanks in advance for taking the time to answer questions. I had Hawley retainers for about 6-7 years after getting my braces removed and wore them pretty consistently. About a little over a year ago, after washing my...

Need Braces?

Do you think my son needs braces

He has a high canine on the left in the picture. Also he has an overbite and his bottom teeth are a little croocked. With the high canine i saw that a tooth curled behind it.i was also wondering how long it would take if he did need braces.

frenulum between gums

Cutting a frenulum between upper and lower gums

Hi, I have a frenulum on the right side of my mouth. It connects to my gums about 1cm behind the upper and lower back molars. It has become tight and painful. Have you ever seen anything like this? Is it safe to have it cut? I will attempt to add a...

Baby tooth loss

i have always been a late baby tooth loser. I just lost my last one I believe. It was my second molar. I lost it last week but even now my gum where I lost it still feels funny. It doesn't hurt but it feels very funny. Any advice on why?

Bonegraft Question

Hi, my doctor did a bonegraft on me during surgery and he used a mixture of my own bone, with freeze-dried demineralized bone (from a bone bank) and Hydroxylapatite (a man made calcified product to stimulate bone growth)… Will my body absorb the...

Canine Teeth Are High in Gums

Hello, my canine teeth are coming in very high up in my gums, they haven't come in yet but I can feel them in my gums, also I was wondering if you think I will need rubber bands when I get bracesI have a deep bite and a very small space for my...

Is dry socket always extremely painful?

I had my remaining teeth extracted, they were just small pieces of teeth still left. My dentist said the teeth were loose, so he wouldn’t have to cut the gums. About 10 hours later, I really needed a smoke. I smoked about 2 cigs the rest of the...