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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • My teeth appear slanted after braces.
    Dr. Thompson- I got my braces off about a month ago and have been wearing my retainer as prescribed- 22hrs a day, 7 days a week. However, I noticed that my teeth are weirdly slanted after the treatment. The top slant up from right to left and the...
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  • Taking Plan B pill 3 days prior to wisdom teeth extraction
    Hello, I took an emergency contraceptive pill this morning. I have oral surgery scheduled for this Friday at 2pm. Is it safe to go through with the surgery or should I postpone due to taking this pill?
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  • How much braces is with magnolia health Mississippi children's health insurance program ?
    I was trying to see if I could get braces on my teeth the dentist told me that it's a possibility magnolia health chip Id will cover it because of my age please contact me as soon as my possible thanks.
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  • Why am I not a candidate for Invisalign?
    Hello! So I went to the orthodontics yesterday and they told me I'd get 3 years even though my teeth aren't bad, they're actually pretty straight. So, they found out I still have 1 baby tooth and its impacted because it was supposed to come out 3 years...
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  • Problem wearing temporary retainer over foxed retainer
    I got my braces removed two years back and my dentist installed fixed retainers for both my upper and lower jaws and gave me temporary retainers to wear over them. But last year my retainers on upper jaw felt too tight so I tried to adjust it by...
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  • What would I need to have done for changes in teeth after braces?
    I have had braces for 6 in a half years. I had them removed about 2 years ago and just recently started to not wear my clear retainers. I have noticed that a top tooth has protruded out a bit not noticeable unless by a trained orthodontist and myself....
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  • Canker Sore or something more serious?
    So just a few days ago this pain from my gums (Bottom row of teeth right in the center of the incisors) and yesterday It was really sore and it seemed loose from the teeth also but when I woke up this morning and checked on it it seemed like the top...
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  • What are these two pieces on my brace ?
    I recently went to the orthodontist and he added a new wire to the top brace. Normally the wire would be plain but this one has two pieces attached to it. They are gold and look similar to small devil horns that point upwards. I was wondering what...
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  • Is my dentist following the best method?
    Hi my dentist has started work on my mouth to straighten my teeth I'm told I have a v shaped palate so I'm currently wearing a palate expander he then wants to pull my back moulders to let my wisdoms come up and do braces to straighten my teeth is this...
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  • Why has my bite suddenly changed after getting braces?
    I just got braces a few days ago and my midline used to be in line and my bite was correct but now with the braces I can't bite down the same and my midline is completely wrong and my molars only touch at the edges...is this normal??
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  • Drinking Alcohol and Oral Surgery Using Propofol
    If I drink heavily, is propofol safe to use for oral surgery ? They used ketamine the first time and surgery was not completed because my body reacted badly, is that normal ?
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