Recent Questions

  • 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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  • 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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  • Can i have just braces,teeth removed or will i need an operation?Thanks.
    Hi any information will be very much appreciated. I went to the dentist years ago for a brace but they sent me to an orthodontist who told me I would need a brace for a year then an operation on my jaw then a brace for another year or two. This...
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  • The wire in my braces is turned.
    I got my wires adjusted a couple weeks ago. A few nights ago I felt something make a "pop" sound in my mouth. I was afraid i had broken my wire, so I started checking to make sure everything was okay. When I tried to close my mouth, my teeth wouldn't...
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  • Adult molar extracted, no money to go back to dentist that performed it and need any advice.
    I had a large cavity on an adult #15 molar, with most of the top broken off. Three weeks ago it sent a stinging/tingling pain up to my brain and made me feel cold from the inside out. Couldn't get to a dentist yet so I went to the ER and they...
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  • Could early braces removal be for docs convenience?
    My son got braces about a year ago. About 4 months ago, his ortho announced she was retiring and would be finishing up the handful of patients she was seeing first, working out of another dentists office once a week. Last appointment she said that my...
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  • What are these bumps on my bottom lip??
    I have 1-2 bumps in each corner of my bottom lip. They are small and painless. I only noticed them when I was looking very closely in the mirror. They are color of my lip but it looks like if I squeezed they would pop like a pimple. What are these and...
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  • Braces and extractions of premolars
    Hey okay so I'm thinking about getting braces but here's the problem.... Okay so on my upper teeth I only have 2 premolars instead of 4 ... The problem is that the 2 that I have are baby teeth and also on my upper teeth on the front where my canines...
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  • What is a dental term meaning
    My mother just died recently (aged 96) and wanted to have on her headstone that she had all her own teeth. The only tasteful way to do this is through vocabulary. Please help. Thank you
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  • My molar tooth has broken off and the remaining parts are hurting greatly.
    About 3 or so weeks ago, one of my molars (the one on the right that\'s just in front of my top wisdom teeth) had suddenly decided to get loosened and fall out. It was weird, since the day had just started and I really didn\'t eat anything, and all I...
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  • Lump near right k-9
    I have a very small, hard spot on my gums, right next to my right k9. I used a Swedish tobacco called snus in the area, periodically for approximately 3-4 months. This bump has been there 1-2 weeks, is painless and does not bleed. What could this be? I...
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  • What is the medical term for having one's own teeth?
    What is the medical term for having one's own teeth?
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  • Does magnesium help with Abscess swelling?
    Hello, I have a drained abcess but the swelling is still in my left lower jaw. I've read that magnesium tablets/pills helps with this. Is this true? If so how many to take at one time as well as what brand and mg to get for this? I'm already taking...
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  • Primary teeth extraction at 9.5 years old.
    My 9.5 year old had orthodontic consultation and recommended her lower baby canines and 1st molars be extracted and lingual spacer placed. The 1st baby molars are starting to become loose. Should I proceed with extractions? Will the permanent molars...
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  • Getting my braces fixed
    My wires came out a couple months ago and all the progress they did was lost I no long live in washington anymore who do I need to see first a Denist or can I just go staight to an orthodontic?
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  • Did my doctor do something wrong with my braces?
    Hi so I went to the dentist 2 days ago and she was just doing the 3 week check up. She changed my wires and told me that in 3 weeks she would take off my braces due to me leaving across the state. I have had my braces for 2 years so I think it is time...
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  • its possible to water entering to my sinus trough a dental implant?
    have all on four operation six weeks ago. top and bottom. today when I using the oxy jet, water start running out of my nose! how that possible? thank you [Sorry English is not my strongest language]
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  • My jaw hurts 6 days after wisdom tooth extraction.
    I got all 4 of my wisdom teeth extracted 6 days ago. I have a lot of stiffness in my jaw and my cheekbones, and I'm not sure why? Also, I don't have a lot of pain to determine that I have a dry socket, but I don't see any blood clots forming in the...
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  • Would the gap where my tooth was taken out last forever
    So my orthodontist says I have to take out 4 teeth in order to make my teeth straight but my mom says I am only taking out 2. 1 from the top and 1 from the bottom. If I take out those 2 teeth , will a gap remain there forever and if it does how long...
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  • Top right half of teeth are all too high
    25 male. I had braces years ago. I just noticed that all of my top teeth on the right side (not including front tooth) are all too high, and need to be lowered about 2 -4 mm in order to be even with the left side. Note: my right canine is an implant....
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  • What is this small gray spot on the inside of my cheek?
    “I have a small gray spot in the inside of my cheek about the size of a a pencil eraser. It doesn't hurt or feel rough. I have had it about a year. Oral surgeon said it looked fine but I am worried it's cancer. Wouldn't it change in appearance of...
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  • What is wrong with my cheeks?
    So a few weeks ago, I switched toothpaste. I now have a white jelly like substance in the lining of cheeks! For some reason I scraped it off with my finger. Most of it came off, however, it looks like I maybe scraped to much or to hard? The are where...
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  • How much do braces cost?
    I have crooked teeth , and lately the bottom front teeth have been hurting. I have no food in there because I floss and brush more that twice a day. Does this mean I need braces?
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  • Will I Need To See Two Orthodontist
    Hi, I am thinking about getting braces next summer in my hometown but I'm a college student who goes to college in a different city. Will i need to see two different orthodontist when i go back to school because I know you have to revisit to get braces...
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