Recent Questions

Irritation/Tiny little red dot floor of mouth

Recently I have been having a burning sensation/irritation on the floor of my mouth. Some days it’s gone and sometimes it’s worse. I noticed a tiny little red dot but I am not sure if that is new or has been there. What could cause this...

Shark teeth?

Hi, I'm in my early 20's and within the past year discovered I have a tooth that has been growing directly behind another tooth. It's almost fully in and is actually pushing the tooth in front outwards leaving a bit of a gap obviously. I'm guessing...

Dry socket?

I had a molar extracted 2 days ago and the pain is increasing. I can see white in the socket, but can’t get a great picture of it. Does this look like it might be a dry socket? Not sure if I should bother the surgeon on a Saturday, but I can’t...

The implant crown keeps rubbing against my upper inner lip

I'm in the process of getting dental implants for my 2 upper front teeth. I just had my first implant crown placed in. So now I have one tooth and one missing tooth next to it. The implant crown keeps rubbing against my upper inner lip. Went back to...

My son can not eat, speak, swallow or open/close his mouth. Been 30+ hours

He had dental surgery over 35 hours ago.Three wisdom teeth three others pulked. Tube down nose. He says his throat feels like a stabbing pain. He says his tounge is numb still. He can not speak right, swallow right or close his jaw. He is...

Changes after 4 Extractions

I had four extractions and braces put on at age 7 or 8 and had them for about three years. I wore my retainers until I was 25 at which point I found out retraction orthodontics are bad functionally. I quit wearing the retainers and tried to get my...

Bone Grafting

Hello I am 42 years old and I recently had an orthodontic consultation where the orthodontist said that because I have a slight posterior cross bite on my upper right side, I MAY need a bone graft (before a full course of Invisalign or braces) or...

Super Eruption

Hello I wear essix retainers, upper and lower, at night. They do not cover my very last teeth. I believe these are called the wisdom teeth. Will my wisdom teeth super erupt over time? Again, I only wear my retainers at night after Invisalign...

Pain after root canal

Stupidly I was an overzealous brusher and gums receded a little on top two front teeth. Dentist put some bonding between gum and top tooth to stop food from getting stuck. My other front tooth dentist said was dead after X-ray. I had NO PAIN ever...

Edge to Edge bite

Edge to edge bite

Would like to get my front teeth corrected. There are sightly edge to edge and i dont like my smile at times. The bottom canines bother me the most. They stick out and look longer than the rest of the bottom teeth. Whenever i smile, they show up as...

In this image of my condyles, do they appear normal/healthy or is there any bone loss?

Attached is an image of my condyles. Are they normal and healthy or Do you see any bone loss such as flattening or erosion of them? If there does appear to be some bone loss, how does this affect my bite and the appearance/position of my jaw?? Is...

My inexperienced orthodontist mistake

Hello I had my braces for almost three years now, everything was fine. My teeth correction getting better every month, except one tooth of the lower jaw on the right side (the second premolar tooth) was inwards, towards the tongue. The...

Chipped tooth or tartar?

I was flossing between my two lower tooth when a white thing fell out. When I picked it up, it felt like a powder. It looks like there’s a small gap and I’m just wondering if this is a chipped tooth or tartar?

Is the hole in my tooth a cavity or broken composite filling?

Hello, I have a question about my back molar on the bottom row. I have had white composite fillings as well as sealants in the past years ago. It appears I have a hole in my tooth and it looks as though the filling has broken leaving a nice sized...

Two different results for parodontal depth during a single appointment

While the doctor at the office was examining me he measured the depth of my gums which was pretty even between 3s and 4s. After the hygienist cleaned my teeth she measured again and it was mostly 5s and a few 4s. This doesn’t sound right to me? Is...

Do you think my son can get invisalign

He has a blocked out canine.also he has some overcrowding on the bottom.I think that he has a crossbite and an overbite but im not sure. He wants clear braces because he doesnt like the idea of metal on his teeth.and he has a tooth that curls behind...

underbite

I have an underbite and was wondering if I need surgery

So I’ve had an underbite since I was 10, my orthodontist made me wear braces for 3 years and it didn’t change the bite so he said surgery is only option. Is that true? I don’t want to get surgery nor can I afford it. Is their any other minor...

Solution to my receding chin and crooked teeth?

I have bad receding chin.I have crooked teeth and overbite. I never had braces before. Is it because of genes or other things including bad habits or environmental things etc? Any suggestions how to fix my chin?

I have lower implants and a denture. Denture broke x 2. Shoddy dentures what should I do?

What can I do about shoddy dentures. I have spent money on lower dentures and the have broken x 3. I keep going to the dentist for repairs and even invested in a new denture. I have had to go without denture for over a week. Return to dentist to...

Jaw Misalignment

So, I used to have a perfectly aligned jaw until my wisdom teeth came in at the age of 20. I also clench in my sleep and sometimes grind. I wear a protective guard. None of this happened until my wisdom came. However, my jaw is now slightly...

Wisdom Teeth Extraction Picture

What is this grey stuff in my wisdom tooth extraction site?

On August 22nd, I had all 4 wisdom teeth extracted. The recovery has been pretty normal, I'm not in too much pain anymore (although I thought I had a dry socket at one point due to not being able to see the blood clot) but as I was flushing the...

Crooked Teeth

I Like My Imperfect Teeth, Why Should I Get Braces?

I find that imperfections are rather perfect. My teeth don't look like celebrities or models, but they are white, clean, functional and beautiful in their own respect. However when I went to see my dentist, she was very rude and insisted I needed...

Should I get a retainer or wait?

My ortho want to take my braces off its been almost a year since i went to checkup. I was going through financial difficulty. I wanted to know should i buy a retainer or just wait because in a couple months im going to restart my treatment somewhere...

Can I remove impacted teeth and put them back in?

I have braces and impacted canine teeth. I am supposed to get the teeth pulled down using a chain process with my braces but I don’t want to do that because of how long it takes. I want to know if it’s possible to remove the impacted teeth and...

Invisalign with Rubber Bands

Will Invisalign help my TMJ problems?

I have real bad popping on the left side of my jaw (so loud that it makes people sick to hear me chew) and my jaw doesn’t open all the way unless I slide it to the right and open (when I slide it to the right, my teeth are aligned properly). When...