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Dentistry: tooth pain after crown replacement, gary backlund, wisdom teeth
gary backlund, wisdom teeth, long hope: Hi Dan, I m sorry all this is going on! From what you have told me, I would agree that it is highly likely that you have a pulpitis and it sounds like it is getting worse. I think it is very unlikely that the tooth will heal itself. There is never any harm...

Dentistry: tooth pain after trauma, trauma damage, facial trauma
trauma damage, facial trauma, bike crash: Hi Alice, WOW....I am SO sorry to hear you are going through all this....especially after having all that work done. It must be VERY frustrating and depressing. Trauma to teeth like you experienced can be very difficult to get a handle on. I would suggest,...

Dentistry: top front teeth accident, nerve degeneration, front teeth
nerve degeneration, front teeth, false teeth: Karen - You don t say how long it has been since those teeth were pushed backwards, but, in general, nothing is done unless signs of nerve failure or infection. The dentist should have pushed the teeth into position and stabilize them there. I would not suggest...

Dentistry: top front tooth displacement, baby tooth, permanent tooth
baby tooth, permanent tooth, front tooth: i think i know what you are saying...it is tough to be sure without seeing things in person. sometimes the permanent tooth comes in in front of or behind the baby tooth. it just happens in a good number of kids...not rare at all. if you have trouble getting...

Dentistry: treatment plan between oral surgeon and general practiciner, immediate denture, upper teeth
immediate denture, upper teeth, oral surgeon: Hi Tania You could have an immediate denture fitted straight after the extractions. This tends to be a temporary denture and you would then have a new denture around 6 months after extractions. Alternatively you have no denture, wait for healing then...

Dentistry: What type of diagnostic images should be taken before a root canal treatment is started, root canal therapy, root canal procedure
root canal therapy, root canal procedure, root canal treatment: There are plenty of radiographs in the bunch you sent me, They are supposed to be periapicals, which means peri = around,and apical = root end or apex. As you can see, they do not actually capture the end of the roots, so either they were not taken properly...

Dentistry: Unbearable Pain 8 days after extraction, dry sockets, bone graft
dry sockets, bone graft, wisdom teeth: Beth - As uncomfortable as it is, if you can tolerate the pain I would avoid opening the socket as it will delay healing. A good way to simply promote healing is to rinse your mouth with warm salt water, 4-5 times a day for about 2-3 minutes. The warm salt...

Dentistry: Unfinished Infected Wisdom Tooth Extration, infected wisdom tooth, facial expressions
infected wisdom tooth, facial expressions, dental advice: Vincent - First of all, whoever told you that a tooth, which was infected, should not have been removed until antibiotics was used was wrong. The source of infections, the tooth in this situation, is the best solution to eliminate infections. It is obvious...

Dentistry: unexpected root canal, twice, place crowns, new dentist
place crowns, new dentist, filling a cavity: Hi again Lori, If the tooth is truly fractured, cracked whatever, it is probably not worth saving. Diagnosing a fracture on an Xray is nearly impossible unless it is a very large fracture. It just seems strange that one day the endodontist didn t see a...

Dentistry: Can I use my old mouth guard?, time jess, grinding my teeth
time jess, grinding my teeth, broken molar: Hi Jess, As long as your old mouthguard fits, and doesn t cause any discomfort, you should be able to wear it just fine. However, I am more concerned about the back molar. Leaving it in such a condition can definitely contribute to your grinding. Furthermore,...

Dentistry: Water Pik, flossing, decay prevention
flossing, decay prevention, Water Pik: Sorry John, I sent the wrong link with this answer. The link for my article concerning the limitations of flossing will be found at: http://www.dentalindia.com/ppfloss.html Great questions. Thanks for your interest. Larry Burnett, DDS ...

Dentistry: Water Pik, electric tooth brushes, water piks
electric tooth brushes, water piks, water pik: Dear John: The question is: do you need to use a water pik after flossing? As I said prior... I am a big fan of traditional brushing and flossing. If you feel the water pik works for you, then use it. The easiest test is to ask your dentist/hygienist to...

Dentistry: Wisdom Teeth, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth
wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth, horrible pain: Dear Jennifer: It is, unfortunately, not uncommon for patient to experience severe pain AFTER root canal treatment. However, it usually goes away in a day or two. At this point, I would advise you to go, independently, to an endodontist--the specialist...

Dentistry: Wisdom Teeth extraction Complication, wisdom teeth extraction, jaw muscles
wisdom teeth extraction, jaw muscles, jaw area: Shamael - It is a little difficult for me to determine the relationship of the extraction 6 months ago and your feelings now. It could be the tooth in front of the extraction as the source of the pain or the jaw muscles could be in spasm. I wish I could...

Dentistry: Worsening Jaw Pain, giant cell tumor, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
giant cell tumor, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tendon sheath: Shelley - Look, I cannot really tell you what is actually going on without examining you, but having gone to general dentists who allegedly specialize in TMJ is usually not helpful. To fully define if true joint problem exists, an MRI or CT scan of the TMJ...

Dentistry: wisdom tooth/abcess., wisdom tooth, tooth abcess
wisdom tooth, tooth abcess, weird things: No one on the Internet can see you or your records so there is no way of evaluating whether or not there is a potential problem here. Frankly I am shocked that anyone who did not trust their dentist would allow them to do anything especially a surgical procedure....

Dentistry: work to be done, gum tissue, back tooth
gum tissue, back tooth, surf inc: back tooth 2 surface filling back tooth 3 surface filling front tooth filling that involves the biting edge front tooth 2 surface filling remove an impacted tooth in bone remove an impacted tooth in gum tissue I m sure anybody doing this work would have...

Dentistry: Will, new dentist, wisdom teeth
new dentist, wisdom teeth, check ups: Hi Laura, I m sorry this is going on. First, my disclaimer....:-)....since I can t exam you, it s hard for me to give you good, specific advice. That said, I can certainly clear things up a bit here. When a large filling is done, one of your bodies...

Dentistry: Now What?, muscle spasm, pain medication
muscle spasm, pain medication, omfs: Dear Katie, There are several muscles around the TMJ that help in opening and closing of mouth. Any pain in these muscles( pain could be due several factors) mimics as pain in the TMJ. Once the pain subsides you don t have to use the pain medication. And...

Dentistry: x-ray exposure in a teen who needs dental work, dental xrays, lead apron
dental xrays, lead apron, dental x rays: Always have your child wear a lead apron. This will give you a little more peace of mind. Keep in mind that dental xrays are very low in radiation. If you are very apprehensive, discuss this with the dentist. Maybe he/she can hold off on some of the xrays....

Dentistry: Yellow tooth endodontics, gary backlund, root canals
gary backlund, root canals, front teeth: Hi Katherina, It would be helpful for me to have an Xray, but since I don t I ll give you some general observations that probably apply to your situation. When a tooth gets yellow like yours has, most likely due to trauma, it is because the inside of the...

Dentistry: 14 mo old, concerned about extraction, pediatric dentist, permanent teeth
pediatric dentist, permanent teeth, second tooth: There is no alternative to the treatment plan you have been given. It is unfortunate that the damage to the teeth is so estensive. You should find the reason for such advanced decay at such a young age and take every measure to prevent future damage to the...

Dentistry: 3rd molar extraction, molar extraction, warm salt water
molar extraction, warm salt water, pain meds: Sheena - Of course, I cannot be sure without examining you, but the brown pieces coming out are probably small pieces of blood clots. This is not uncommon. It is important to keep your mouth clean after the extractions. You should rinse your mouth with...

Dentistry: 4 1/2 year olds teeth, loss of baby teeth
loss of baby teeth: She must be having sensitivity since they are ground so much that he can actually visualize the blood vessels and nerves. If they hurt you have to do something. This visualization of the nerve suggests something well beyond early decay. Most kids have...

Dentistry: My 6 year old has ridges on her new teeth, front teeth, dalin
front teeth, dalin, lobes: whitney there is nothing wrong with these teeth. teeth form in lobes and when front teeth come in, sometimes you can really see these. they are known as mammelons. with normal wear of the teeth. they smooth off. if this does not happen, the dentist can easily...

Dentistry: Abccess on OPG X-Ray?, root canal treatment, residual infection
root canal treatment, residual infection, dental bridge: Joanna - It is, of course, difficult for me to tell you what is actually going on without seeing the xray and examining you, but the doark area may be residual infection if the infected area surrounding the root of the tooth was not removed at the time of...

Dentistry: Alveoloplasty following wisdoom teeth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth removal
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth removal, removal of wisdom teeth: Nathan - You should have a choice with the surgeon if you wish to be given anesthesia to put you to sleep. The main situation after the alveoplasty is soreness. There should not be too much swelling. The sorness should last for 5-7 days after the alveoplasty....

Dentistry: Apicoectomy,sinus perforation and recovery time, caldwell luc procedure, periapical abscess
caldwell luc procedure, periapical abscess, maxillary sinus: Ivan - Of course, without actually seeing the surgical area, I cannot be totally sure, but in general after an apicoectomy where a sinus perforation was present, it is best to not get involved in excess exercise for about two weeks after the surgery. ...

Dentistry: abscess, surgical biopsy, initial cause
surgical biopsy, initial cause, tooth root: Hi again Michelle, Thanks for clarifying your question. It is possible, but highly unlikely that an abscess would come from an injection. When a needle goes into the tissue, it does pick up bacteria from your mouth and carry them into the tissues around...

Dentistry: abscess for 2 months, nerve problems, periodontal problems
nerve problems, periodontal problems, dental infections: Esra - Antibiotics do not cure dental infections. The antibiotics only help to contain the infection. The source of the infection, such as an infected tooth, periodontal problems or nerve problems should be looked at as the cause by the dentist and the cause...

Dentistry: alveoloplasty, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, alveoplasty
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, alveoplasty, immediate dentures: Janice - Unfortunately, there is no good way to approach your dentist. The only thing that you might wish to say is that you were advised by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon that an alveoplasty cannot be done without making incisions and...

Dentistry: Black spot, angel angel, time angel
angel angel, time angel, false tooth: Angel - Of course, without viewing the area or seeing xrays of the area, I cannot be sure, but let me explain to you what you really have there (from your description). It seems when you broke that tooth off as a child, the false tooth was made attached to...

Dentistry: Braces for 13year old daughter, crooked teeth, esthetic reasons
crooked teeth, esthetic reasons, functional reasons: this is something for you to decide. there are esthetic reasons to do braces and there are functional reasons. the esthetic ones you understand. by functional ones, i mean that crooked teeth can cause some sort of other problem i.e. gum issues, excessive wear,...

Dentistry: Braces/Implants/Baby teeth, straight teeth, baby teeth
straight teeth, baby teeth, cuspids: A. Braces should come first before the implants since implants cannot be moved orthodontically and could complicate the orthodontic treatment. B. The best way to evaluate costs of treatment is to get two or three orthodontic opinions including treatment...

Dentistry: Broken Tooth Questions, wisdom teeth, heart damage
wisdom teeth, heart damage, blood infection: I hope you are not using the same dentist, he should NEVER have extracted other molars than the wisdoms. You should have been sent to an oral surgeon. And yes, you will have to make this tooth a priority unless you want it extracted, it can cause a serious...

Dentistry: Burning tooth with metallic taste yet dentist says no problem., clove oil, burning sensation
clove oil, burning sensation, tip of your tongue: Dear Dee, Sensitivity at the tip of the tongue is not tooth related. It is more likely neurologicalproblem. Sensation of the tongue comes from the lingual nerve which travels along the ramus of the mandible before going to the tongue. It is possible to...

Dentistry: bone graft, graft material, bone graft
graft material, bone graft, dental implants: Patient - There will be some change in the shape of the graft as it rounds off. It will not actually resorb, but the graft area will eventually convert to bone. The graft acts as a matrix for natural bone to form. Not knowing where the surgeon placed...

Dentistry: bridge, gum decease, abutment teeth
gum decease, abutment teeth, bridge question: the smell on the floss may be a hint about what might be going on here. often this means that there is not a good seal at that spot...possibly even decay getting in there. make sure you mention this to the dentist. every little bit of information helps us...

Dentistry: bridge work, bottom teeth, perth australia
bottom teeth, perth australia, bridge work: Hi Yvonne, If I understand you correctly, the porcelain of the bridge has chipped off. This is a common problem, and one that will happen more often if the bite is incorrect. Although this is aesthetically not pleasing, the bridge itself should be...

Dentistry: broken molar, upper tooth, wisdom teeth
upper tooth, wisdom teeth, broken molar: Jill - The main thing that I need to know before doing the extraction is to determine if there is tooth on the upper jaw that hits the tooth when you bite down. If there is not, then the tooth can be removed and no problems. If, however, there is an upper...

Dentistry: Calcified roots on Tooth#3, gary backlund, root canals
gary backlund, root canals, endodontist: Hi Regina, I m sorry you re going through all this. The best treatment is to get the root canal done well. Therefore, I would suggest that you have another go with the endodontist. It sounds like you don t have much to lose, except time, and if a root canal...

Dentistry: Cavity, baby molars, exact circumstances
baby molars, exact circumstances, permanent teeth: Those baby molars will be replaced by permanent teeth at age 10-12 so it s important to keep them healthy in the meantime, otherwise you will be facing much bigger problems later on. Restoring the cavity involves removing the decay and filling the cavity...

Dentistry: Cavity diagnosis and ultrasonic scaling, ultrasonic tooth cleaning Diagnosis of tooth decay
ultrasonic tooth cleaning Diagnosis of tooth decay: Laura, These are great questions in the sense that they may be helpful to you and others who access this source. 1. Yes, you should be extremely wary of a cavity diagnosis with a new dentist primarily because of your previous history of no apparent decay....

Dentistry: Complications after apicoectomy, not sure what to do next?, new dentist, tooth number
new dentist, tooth number, endodontist: Lisa -Seeing an ENT doctor is not correct. You need to see a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. It is obvious that your dentist is not skilled or knowledgeable and is trying to hide you from other dentists, like oral and maxillofacial surgeons....

Dentistry: Crown/Tooth Failed, root canal procedure, new dentist
root canal procedure, new dentist, insult to injury: i am not a huge fan of having infection present. talk to your new dentist about the timing issue. get put on an antibiotic to get the infection under control. do not just let it fester as is. it could get a lot worse. as far as the root canal being done well,...

Dentistry: Crown Tooth Hurts!!, first thing monday morning, dalin
first thing monday morning, dalin, lower jaw: call your dentist and ask what to do. one possibility is the bite can be off and make the tooth sore. another possibility is that the tooth needs a root canal. either way, you cannot wait a month. you will either have to make a trip home or check out a dentist...

Dentistry: Cyst on upper gum following front tooth repair..., root canal specialist, upper gum
root canal specialist, upper gum, tooth repair: Samantha - If your dentist placed a post in the tooth, in one which did not have root canal previously, I will tell you that he most likely perforated the nerve canal within the tooth and produced an infection within the nerve. The spot on your gum is a...

Dentistry: capped tooth hurting, root canal therapy, irreversible pulpitis
root canal therapy, irreversible pulpitis, molar: I can t tell you exactly what is wrong without seeing you. It probably has what we call an irreversible pulpitis, and simply needs root canal therapy. Why extract it? That is always an option, but root canal therapy lets you keep the tooth and the crown you...

Dentistry: composite veneer, porcelain veneer, consultation appointment
porcelain veneer, consultation appointment, tooth structures: this information helps. if they just took resin and covered the tooth, it is removable. you can generally polish things up and be okay. the dentist has to remove the plastic very slowly and carefully. but of course, there is a chance some tooth can come off...

Dentistry: I have a cracked moler and an infection what should i do?, clove oil, ambisol
clove oil, ambisol, tylenol 3: Stephen - The only way to ease the pain is to fix the source of it. Pain medications never get rid of the pain, but only dull them a little. The cause of the pain needs to be addressed. So you have the big decision to make. Which dentist do you want to...

Dentistry: Who should do a crown?, Replacing fillings, conservative treatment
Replacing fillings, conservative treatment: Chris, Please understand since I canít see your mouth I canít give you specific advice for this particular tooth. But I will give you some generalities that I think will be helpful and that you might want to discuss with your dentist. First of all understand...

Dentistry: crown over bonded tooth?, two front teeth, porcelain crown
two front teeth, porcelain crown, dress rehearsal: Dear Beth, The crown that is made does not have to be a copy of the preexisting tooth. Whether you have a crown or a veneer, you should be able to preview how the permanent restoration will look. Sometimes dentists have a cosmetic wax up made on a study...

Dentistry: crowns vaneers, metal crowns, sleep dentistry
metal crowns, sleep dentistry, porcelain veneers: Dear Angela, If I understand your question properly you explained that you had 6 veneers placed 4 years ago and some (two?) have been replaced with porcelain fused to metal crowns. Now your dentist is offering to replace the remaining veneers with similar...

Dentistry: Dental implants, dear lynda, stage surgery
dear lynda, stage surgery, gum line: Dear Lynda: There are many different implant systems on the market. However, typically, most systems these days allow for a single stage surgery, where the healing abutment is placed at time of initial surgery and allows the tissue to heal around it. It...

Dentistry: Dental implants, dear lynda, dental implants
dear lynda, dental implants, omfs: Dear Lynda, Any pain or discomfort from surgery usually settles down in weeks time. Usually, first 3 days it increases and gradually comes down in 7days. If this not happening and the soreness and swelling is increasing after 3rd day ( instead of gradually...

Dentistry: Detecting Cavities, conservative decay treatment, dental sealants
conservative decay treatment, dental sealants: Dear Madam, Thank you for your thoughtful questions and comments. My answer may be a bit more than you are looking for. I know people donít have the time or interest in long drawn out answers, but this happens to come under my chief area of interest and...

Dentistry: Dry Sockets, do I have one?, dry sockets, saline water
dry sockets, saline water, wisdom tooth: Dear Henry: Sounds like the healing is progressing fine. The smell emanating from the area is the smell of the healing flesh. It does not sounds as if you have a dry socket, as that develops at about two days and creates extreme pain. Keep rinsing with...

Dentistry: Dying Baby Tooth, primary tooth, baby tooth
primary tooth, baby tooth, dentis: Until the status of the teeth is known it might be best to avoid any dental procedure since that could adversely affect the health of the possibly injured primary tooth. Once the status has been determined it might be possible to pursue appropriate treatment...

Dentistry: Dying Nerve, diagnosis of decay, prevention of tooth decay
diagnosis of decay, prevention of tooth decay: This can be a very difficult diagnosis. I think the best way to answer your question is to tell you what I would do and why, at your next appointment on Monday. First I would repeat the suggestion that you avoid losing a tooth any way possible, even if...

Dentistry: Dying nerv, root canal specialist, shock test
root canal specialist, shock test, electric shock: Chantel - I am not saying that your dentist is not good, in fact, he did the correct testing, but especially when answers have not been arrived at, it might be best to get a second opinion from a root canal specialist, endodontist. The second opinion is...

Dentistry: decalcification of new tooth, poor oral hygiene, decalcification
poor oral hygiene, decalcification, primary tooth: Dear Kristen, some insights. If the demineralization is only on one tooth, it is most probably caused by an injury to your son s primary tooth due to an accident before the age of three years. if the same demineralization occurs on more than one tooth...

Dentistry: dental implant after effects, root canal therapy, sinus lift
root canal therapy, sinus lift, inherent risk: Sabrina - Non-vitality of a tooth does not always produce pain. The lack of sensation you now have is quite common with a tooth that had root canal treatment. The nerve tissue is removed within the tooth and the nerve tissue that is in the area can also...

Dentistry: dental implants, upper gum, dental implants
upper gum, dental implants, gum disease: Hi Debbie This split may be of no consequence at all, however, you need to get it checked to be sure. In my opinion the surgeon should not charge you anything at all to check this for you as it should all be part of the procedure you have had. Regards...

Dentistry: dentingenosis imperfecta, bells and whistles, private dentist
bells and whistles, private dentist, pediatric dentists: Dear Kathy, regretfully neither diet or oral hygiene will help your sons problem. Dentingenesis imperfecta is a tough problem for anyone. The good news is that there are many forms and degrees of severity of dentingenesis imperfecta. Modern pediatric...

Dentistry: diagnostic imagery, gary backlund, diagnostic imagery
gary backlund, diagnostic imagery, x rays: Hi Michael, I can certainly understand your frustration with all this. The problem is, there is no way to really know why that tooth broke. One of the problems with abscessed teeth with root canals is that they are weaker. When the blood supply is no longer...

Dentistry: dropping post down my thoat, rubber dam for root canal
rubber dam for root canal: I m sorry to hear about this unfortunate accident. We can be thankful it was swallowed and not aspirated into your trachea or lungs. Dentists do use a rubber dams for this procedure. It has many advantages including prevention of what happened to you....

Dentistry: dying nerve, irreversible treatment, shock test
irreversible treatment, shock test, electric shock: Hi Chantel Any reason you don t want root canal? It is fine these days and you get to keep your tooth. I m afraid it is probably a matter of time before the dentist can be certain of the diagnosis - but you certainly don t want to be having any irreversible...

Dentistry: Extractions and bone grafts, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone grafts
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone grafts, bone grafting: Phyllis - You are wise to question the need for bone grafting after the extractions if implants are not considered. Sure bone grafts fill the void in the socket, but that void will be filled with blood that converts to bone with time. Bone grafting in this...

Dentistry: Extreme pain under crowned front tooth, two front teeth, chipped teeth
two front teeth, chipped teeth, sharp shooting: Dear Kristine: You are describing a classical description of an abscess. It might not show up on an X-ray because it has not been there long enough. The typical treatment is a root canal, followed by a new crown. Dental/medical procedures should not...

Dentistry: extraction questions, gary backlund, wisdom teeth
gary backlund, wisdom teeth, stomach problems: Hi Joanne, Your salt water rinses really shouldn t have any effect on your other teeth. Remember, blood is basically salt water and your body does well with that. Your teeth may be sensitive because your bite could be off as a result of the extractions...

Dentistry: eye numbness and blurred vision after dental work, local anaesthetic, eye muscles
local anaesthetic, eye muscles, dental work: Hi The local anaesthetic affected the nerves supplying the teeth, and also the nerves that work your eye muscles. This is unpleasant but not at all serious and certainly doesn t mean you will have future problems. Whenever you have dental work it would...

Dentistry: Facial pain after wisdom tooth, oral surg, bacterial invasion
oral surg, bacterial invasion, wisdom tooth: Carolyn - There are only 4 board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Buffalo and three of them are associated with the dental school there. I am going to give you the name of the only doctor who is not directly associated.d Dr. Steven Jensen...

Dentistry: Failed endo, failed apico, periapical abscess, periodontal ligament
periapical abscess, periodontal ligament, lamina dura: Susan - Antibiotics can calm an infection, not by eliminating it, but rather containing it. This containment can seem like the symptoms are better and maybe gone, but once the antibiotic is stopped, the cause of the infection again blossoms and the problem...

Dentistry: File broke during root canal -- should I wait to get my permanent bridge?, gary backlund, permanent bridge
gary backlund, permanent bridge, root canals: Hi Mary Ann, I m sorry to hear this has happened to you. Unfortunately, this is one of the risks of doing root canals and happens to all of us dentists. The good news is that when it sections off at or near the end of the root, the long term success rate...

Dentistry: Filling, Pain after a month or two, temporary thing, root canal
temporary thing, root canal, fillings: Hi Aaron It could just be sensitivity, however if it persists then you may need the tooth looking at again. The treatment could be as simple as having a de-sensitizing agent applied, or the dentist may want to remove the filling again. Either way don...

Dentistry: Flouridex, prevention of tooth decay, fluoridex
prevention of tooth decay, fluoridex: Fluoridex toothpastes have been found to be safe and effective for reduction of tooth decay. You would have to swallow large amounts of it to be harmful. There are differing doses of fluoride in various fluoridex toothpastes from various manufacturers, so...

Dentistry: Follow up - Visit to Dentist - Daughter (tooth colour chaning), moving in the right direction, baby tooth
moving in the right direction, baby tooth, tough cookie: Dear Afrodihite: Sounds like you are moving in the right direction. X-rays are a great idea, but for that your daughter has to sit still. Keep doing what you are doing. Eventually your daughter will gain confidence and will allow you to get some work done....

Dentistry: Crown/Tooth Failed, root canal treatment, state board of dentistry
Dentistry: Crown/Tooth Failed, root canal treatment, state board of dentistry, board of dentistry

Dentistry: Gum facing inside of mouth hurts around root canal tooth, endodontist, root canal
Dentistry: Gum facing inside of mouth hurts around root canal tooth, endodontist, root canal, havn

Dentistry: protrusion on toddler gum, pediatric dentist, exact spot
Dentistry: protrusion on toddler gum, pediatric dentist, exact spot, appt

Dentistry: false teeth, dental insurance company, false teeth
dental insurance company, false teeth, dental society: Patricia - You are asking me a difficult question. I know of no dentists in that area, but I have a suggestion. Contact either the local dental society or the dental society of Florida and ask them to refer you to the type of dentist you need. I hope...

Dentistry: first molars implants and facial appearance, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, first molars
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, first molars, facial appearance: Patricia - I, of course, cannot be sure without examining you, but it sounds like you have a collapse of your bite. The removal of those teeth in an adult can alter the facial support foundation and cause the changes your have experienced. You need to be...

Dentistry: too much fluoride, otc products, mouth wash
otc products, mouth wash, mouthwash: Hi George, The amount of fluoride in these products, especially if they are over the counter, would not be enough to cause problems. The main concerns with too much fluoride occurs in either young children, or in prescribed products with a very high...

Dentistry: follow up to original question, gary backlund, fear of the dentist
gary backlund, fear of the dentist, iv sedation: Hi Chantel, The only reason I mentioned that is you said in the original question that one of the teeth was bothering you. It didn t sound like a firm diagnosis had been made. It s always risky extracting teeth until you are 100% sure which one it is. What...

Dentistry: Glue, denture adhesive, dalin
denture adhesive, dalin, gums: are you asking about adhesive to hold a denture down? this is available at most stores. just ask for a denture adhesive. if you are asking for a glue to reattach a fixed bridge to teeth, you need to call your dentist and get in there ASAP to have the bridge...

Dentistry: Gray tooth, root canal treatment, orthodontist
root canal treatment, orthodontist, vivienne: Hi Vivienne When a tooth darkens it often means that it has died, and as such may need root canal treatment doing. There is a possibility of bleaching the tooth to try and improve the colour, or of having a veneer or crown placed. There is no reason why...

Dentistry: Gum facing inside of mouth hurts around root canal tooth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, new crown
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, new crown, root canal: Kong - I don t understand why any of those doctors could not determine the cause. The problem is either due to the tooth itself or the gum around it. The problem could be an infection or it could be the material the crown is made of. My suggestion is that...

Dentistry: Gum recession, Gum Recession
Gum Recession: I m sorry about the delay in answering this question. No excuse , just busy. I believe the mechanism and brushes are the same in all Sonicare choices. So just get the one you prefer. As far as recession worsening, or advancing; that can be caused...

Dentistry: Gum tissue, gum tissue, permanent teeth
gum tissue, permanent teeth, baby teeth: Dear Kathy, there is no real problem, sometimes eruption of the teeth and the exchange looks just like you describe. In fact your description is excellent. My belief is that you should do your very best to shake or pull out the two baby teeth on the top...

Dentistry: gum disease, Tooth loss
Tooth loss: Thanks for the additional information. I understand. I m sincerely sorry that it is too late to do anything further for your teeth. I assume you have lived many years with this misery. But I can offer you the fact that science and technology have given...

Dentistry: gum growing over back molar, gum tissue, molar
gum tissue, molar, abscess: Mark - Overgrowth of gum tissue that covers a tooth is usually due to bacteria inflammation. The loss of the filling produced a location where bacteria can grow. Its growth produces inflammation which swells the surrounding gum tissue and it can cover the...

Dentistry: gum inflammation after crown placement, dark reddish color, gum inflammation
dark reddish color, gum inflammation, front tooth: Hi Han, I would recommend going back to your dentist to make sure everything is alright. It can be something simple, like having a bit of cement left over. This can cause localized inflammation and bleeding in the area. However, the cause may be due...

Dentistry: gum line, gum line, macro mode
gum line, macro mode, using flash: it is very difficult to tell yyou something without looking directly take a picture of the area using flash and macro mode and send it to my email granados_periodoncia@hotmail.com PD. do you know a web page were i can find information about ireland (i...

Dentistry: Hard Lump on Jaw, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Kim - Of course, without examining you, I cannot be totally sure, but it sounds like you might have a low grade infection producing that lump. It is imperative that you immediately begin warm salt water rinses for a full 2-3 minutes, 4-5 times a day. Often...

Dentistry: hard palette recession due to dentures, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, dental implants: Sonia - I have seen such a situation is other patients. Like you, it usually involves early age extractions and fabrication of dentures that do not work passively, but apply pressure to the bone to cause futher degeneration. There are a couple of options....

Dentistry: Implant problem, bone graft, gum surgery
bone graft, gum surgery, term prognosis: Dear Marilyn: I am so sorry to hear that your implants are giving you problems. After all the hard work and money spent, it is always disheartening to see the work fail. Unfortunately, it is impossible for me to comment on the prognosis of your implants...

Dentistry: Implants/Braces/Baby Teeth, australian actors, straight teeth
australian actors, straight teeth, baby teeth: A. braces then implants B. sorry, it depends on each dentist C. time depends on the type of dental movement (if they need to translate from one place to another , long ditances, this will take more time). Check the internet for Wilckodontic ; this treatment...

Dentistry: Infection above tooth # 8, gary backlund, dotor
gary backlund, dotor, endodontist: Hi Sandy, I m sorry you re going through all this. Working out won t hurt you as long as the tooth is feeling OK and you don t have a lot of swelling. As for the infection, 3 weeks is a long time to be on antibiotics. You might want to ask for a referral...

Dentistry: Infections, root canal treatment, trigeminal neuralgia
root canal treatment, trigeminal neuralgia, root canals: Hi Anne Any tooth that has been filled and/or crowned has a chance of the pulp dying and needing root canals work. This is because either the original decay, or the procedure itself can irritate the pulp which may then start to die and can subsequently...

Dentistry: Injury, dental phobia, local anesthesia
dental phobia, local anesthesia, distant point: Dear Lisa, Visiting the emergency room was a good idea, especially since you had bitten through your lip. I suggest you do visit a dentist now and have a dental X-ray taken (if one ,has not yet been done). Sometimes a tooth can have a root fracture and...

Dentistry: Injury, root canal specialist, root canal treatment
root canal specialist, root canal treatment, nerve tissue: Lisa - With trauma directed to a tooth, the blood vessels at the bottom of the root can be pinched off for a few seconds after trauma. With this shut down of blood, the nerve tissue within the tooth can begin to die off. With dying off, a production of...

Dentistry: incisor extraction, socket preservation, tooth movement, proper position
tooth movement, proper position, mandibular: Presumably the extraction is necessary in order to create space so the other teeth can be properly aligned. If orthodontic tooth movement is carefully done and there is healthy periodontal and gingival tissue then the socket should heal and bone should fill...

Dentistry: infection, root canal work, bone graft
root canal work, bone graft, receding gums: Jeanne - If the pin is actually broken then the only approach to eliminate the infection is extraction of the tooth. With bone loss and receding gums, there is a source of this problem. This can be caused from a fracture in the tooth root or just simple...

Dentistry: Jaw Abcess/, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, back tooth: Isaia - You are correct to get this taken care of as soon as possible. The following are a list of board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Long Beach, CA. 1) Dr. Tony Chi - (562) 436-8294 2) Dr. Nancy Intriere - (562) 430-0270 3) Dr....

Dentistry: Jaw hurts to open, mortrin, back tooth
mortrin, back tooth, referrel: Dear Dave, Without an actual physical examination it is not possible to say for sure what is happening , but I will try and give you some general information that you may find helpful. My best advice that you should contact your dentist and ask to be...

Dentistry: Jaw problem, two front teeth, gummy smile
two front teeth, gummy smile, bottom teeth: Dean - Over the years I have been in practice, I have seen a number of patients who had orthodontists who attempted to correct a skeletal problem with tooth movements. The result is obviously similar to yours with a good bite and still with the skeletal...

Dentistry: jaw ache, jaw ache, warm salt water
jaw ache, warm salt water, jaw muscles: Emma - It is, of course, a little difficult for me to tell you if the dental treatment and new filling is the cause of the jaw stiffness and obvious muscular spasms. Occasionally, a filling can alter the bite and that alteration can cause the jaw muscles...

Dentistry: Loose Skin on upper palet?, ear nose throat, soft palate
ear nose throat, soft palate, loose skin: Lance - In my 30 years of practice, I have never seen palatal tissue just hanging down. I assume that the tissue hanging down is the soft palate region. This is a portion of the palate beyond the teeth. This is an area where there is no bone for the tissue...

Dentistry: lower right molar "phantom pain" HELP!, gamma knife surgery, facial numbness
gamma knife surgery, facial numbness, root canals: Patty - This is the most difficult question that I get asked. The main problem, without examining you it is tough to be sure or even think what might be going on. Since the Lyrica helped, it does sound like the problem is now neurologic, but it may have...

Dentistry: lump above permament bridge, periodontal abscess, upper molar
periodontal abscess, upper molar, permanent bridge: Dear Anna, It certainly sounds like you have an infection. It be helpful for you to visit your dentist as soon as possible. An X-ray does provide valuable information. Sometimes it can help show the source of the infection. Possible diagnoses at this point...

Dentistry: Missed canal 13 years ago just discovered, birth control pills, facial numbness
birth control pills, facial numbness, new dentist: Hi Jen, I m sorry to hear you have gone through all this. It sounds like you have had a pretty rough time. It s hard for me to give you good advice without examining you and having a detailed history, but I can give you some general comments. Your pain...

Dentistry: Missing Front tooth, omfs, front tooth
omfs, front tooth, permanent tooth: Dear Mary-Allen, Unfortunately, there is nothing that you can do. You have to see an orthodontist and get the tooth into alignment. Further, you may have to see an oral surgeon too to get the impacted (submerged) tooth pulled out. I know that it is all expensive...

Dentistry: mesioden, mesiodens, dental nurse
mesiodens, dental nurse, exact circumstances: A mesiodens should be removed before it causes significant problems with the development of the other teeth and the bite. This has to be balanced against the problems with actually removing the mesiodens. As an example, we have removed a mesiodens as early...

Dentistry: molar filling on a 7 year old, molar teeth, upper tooth
molar teeth, upper tooth, hello doctor: Dear Ani, the pinhole cavities on your daughters permanent molar teeth appear to be developmental defects of no importance. Since they happened on teeth that formed at the same time (1- 3 years of age). Brushing regardless of what kind of brush you use...

Dentistry: morlar Tooth Loose, warm salt water, wisdom tooth
warm salt water, wisdom tooth, chocolate bar: Adam - What you describe is not normal for your age or anyone s age. I cannot be sure without examining you, but you either have a periodontal infection or inflammation around the tooth or the tooth may be a wisdom tooth and it is inflamed. You need to have...

Dentistry: moulth guard, bottom teeth, rozenberg
bottom teeth, rozenberg, dentist: Susan, I really have no idea how different the two guards would be. I can just tell you that mine works very well for me, and it is hard (but not soft on the inside). The guard I have is for TMJ. Dr. Rozenberg might be able to answer your question better...

Dentistry: mouth discomfort, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, apthous ulcers
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, apthous ulcers, mouth ulcers: Joyce - It is possible, but secondary to the effects of the Daktarin and Corsydol mouthwash, it is hard to say what actually is growing. The abscess may have been the initiator, but now who knows what is going on. That is why cultures are important to...

Dentistry: New Orthodontist, orthodontists, true thanks
orthodontists, true thanks, orthodontist: Generally, most orthodontists will accept a transfer patient unless the type of bracket or treatment style is different from their own. In my experience most patients transferring out of my practice have had little difficulty making acceptable arrangements...

Dentistry: Why new crown after root canal?, gary backlund, root canals
gary backlund, root canals, new crown: Hi Anat, It s a little difficult for me to answer your question since I can t examine you and your tooth, but I can give you some general thoughts. I assume from your question that you already have a crown on that tooth. If that s the case, the only...

Dentistry: new retainers and possibe side affect?, wisdom tooth, new appliances
wisdom tooth, new appliances, retainers: That is certainly a possibility but the more likely explanation would be the recently emerged wisdom tooth which could be causing your difficulty. This would suggest that an examination by your orthodontist or a dentist would be helpful in determining the...

Dentistry: numbness, nerve fibre, wisdom teeth
nerve fibre, wisdom teeth, question pool: Hi Avinash, thanks for the question, which I am answering from the question pool . I understand your worry and even your frustration with this numbness, but by far the greater majority of such cases do return to normality after some time. This period varies...

Dentistry: numbness and blister-like sore after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, red blister
wisdom teeth extraction, red blister, viral inflammation: Margaret - Of course, without examining you I cannot be sure, but the white tissue hanging you describe is usually dead tissue with dead cells. It could be from the surgery and trauma to the tissue. Nothing to really worry about. You need to do the warm...

Dentistry: numbness and tingling after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth, electric shock: Your doctor is right. It could be weeks, to months, to years before it returns to normal. I had one extracted that gave me an electric shock sensation for probably 15 years, and then mysteriously got better. There is absolutely nothing you can do but wait...

Dentistry: Occlusal splint adjustment for TMJ dsyfunction, mandibular ramus, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
mandibular ramus, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dental books: Patrick - Deviation can be from muscle problems, but often it occurs from internal joint derangement or physical changes in the joint. The best way to have this diagnosed is with an MRI. So I would get an MRI and see if the joint is deranged. Get back...

Dentistry: Occlussal splint adjustment for TMJ dsyfunction, mandibular ramus, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
mandibular ramus, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tmj problems: Patrick - I am an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. I am not a specialist in the fabrication and adjustment of splints, but let me tell you what I have done in patients who have TMJ problems to avoid surgery. First of all, the cause of the pain is important...

Dentistry: Onlay done without novocaine??, dental experience, dental chair
dental experience, dental chair, novocaine: Dear Leah: I am so sorry to hear that you have had a terrible dental experience. With the technology available today, dentistry should be pain free. It is difficult for me to promise you an enjoyable experience, since dentistry, by nature, is invasive and...

Dentistry: Overcorrected Upper jaw, informed consent form, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
informed consent form, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum tissue: Pearl - the changes you describe of wider nose, retricted coverage of upper lip and flat cheekbones can be a result of the surgery you had. The surgeon should have advised you in advance of the possible changes. You should have been presented with an informed...

Dentistry: ortho vs general dentist, lateral incisors, restorative dentist
lateral incisors, restorative dentist, proper alignment: As an orthodontist I would find it necessary in this situation to have proper communication and planning with the restorative dentist. Your orthodontist and dentist must get together on your treatment planning and you should not have to be the go between....

Dentistry: Pain after dental crown, irreversible pulpitis, left hand corner
irreversible pulpitis, left hand corner, nerve damage: Preparing a crown necessarily removes a lot of tooth structure, which can result in an irreversible pulpitis that requires endodontic therapy. Initially it is difficult to say whether the inflammation you have following the procedure will resolve or whether...

Dentistry: Part of my tooth came off, tooth cavity, tooth fracture
tooth cavity, tooth fracture, dental phobia: Hi Heather. You poor thing! Its just weird how things like this always happen to those who resist treatment the most, but you are right - you must get it evaluated and restored permanently, so that the remainder of the tooth structure can be properly supported...

Dentistry: Partial Tooth/Braces, dalin, orthodontist
dalin, orthodontist, braces: some general dentists can do it but most cannot because we do not have the tools needed to get them off. i would let your orthodontist do this. it will be done properly and better. as far as making a partial for the missing tooth, you can ask your dentist...

Dentistry: Pediatric dental question, gum tissue, dental question
gum tissue, dental question, permanent teeth: hi kathy it is hard for me to visualize this. you should make the call and get him into the dentist for an examination. i am not quite sure what you are seeing here. it could be just normal eruption of the teeth. they do push the gum tissue around sometimes....

Dentistry: Permanent tooth didn't come in, cystic lesions, similar circumstance
cystic lesions, similar circumstance, fake tooth: Ryan - Of course, without seeing an xray of the area I cannot be sure, but probably the best option is to remove that tooth and have a dental implant placed. Often, teeth that never erupt can produce cystic lesions. So removing the tooth and placing a dental...

Dentistry: Porcelain Crowns, porcelain crowns, larry burnett
porcelain crowns, larry burnett, independent laboratory: I don t know the answer. I agree with the dentist and I m glad he is assuming the responsibility of re-doing the crowns. Whatever the problem is, it is most likely a problem of an independent laboratory that actually fabricates the crown. One of the possibilities...

Dentistry: Pulled Molar, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone fragments
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone fragments, gum tissue: Greta - The cause of the repeated bone fragments is important to discover. I understand your frustrations with your dentist. My suggestion is that you make an appointment with a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. There may be nothing truly...

Dentistry: Puzzeled, incisor teeth, lateral incisors
incisor teeth, lateral incisors, central incisors: Dear Ms. Faith: Nothing to worry about... What you are seeing is normal. We have FOUR lower incisor teeth. At age 5 you son had the central incisors come out (the two in the middle). Now, the lateral incisors (the other two front teeth) are coming out....

Dentistry: pain after crown replacement?, root canal procedure, new crown
root canal procedure, new crown, dental questions: Dear Cate, I do not believe that the sensitivity is due to a reaction of the metal of the crown against the tooth. You may have a cement induced pulpal hypersensitivity. If you are lucky this may slowly go away. It may take more than a month. Sometimes...

Dentistry: payment of services, treatment modality, question pool
treatment modality, question pool, static environment: Hi Larry, I am answering your question from the question pool - it was not directed at me specifically. Larry, why do you complicate your life like this? (lol) No, in all seriousness, I understand there might be a host of reasons why this could occur,...

Dentistry: pediatric spacers, space maintainer, front teeth
space maintainer, front teeth, root structure: The wire that connects the two banded teeth effectively joins those teeth together, so if each tooth has three roots the effect will be six roots. This amount of root structure usually provides enough resistance to prevent the teeth from moving forward. ...

Dentistry: periodontal disease, oral hygene, dental hygenist
oral hygene, dental hygenist, deep pockets: dear sharon : i need more information first, you must be sure that your oral hygiene is perfect (if you are very sure then we can go to next step) second, do you have access to your periodontal chart ? it would be better for me if i can have this also...

Dentistry: periodontal maintenance, periodontal diagnosis dental hygiene treatment
periodontal diagnosis dental hygiene treatment: Greetings, Good questions. Unfortunately they call for a rather long answer to explain some points that may not have been explained to you. I will give you what I consider the most likely answers and then include a second less likely explanation. If...

Dentistry: prep work for 2 crowns, root canal treatment, space maintainer
root canal treatment, space maintainer, implant dentistry: Dear Barbara: There should be NO PAIN after the crown preparation, unless some crown lengthening surgery was done. If you have pain after crown preparation while you are waiting for the final crown to be delivered, you will have problems with the final crown....

Dentistry: procedures to align jaw horizontally, problem occuring, dalin
problem occuring, dalin, orthodontist: sounds like a simple midline discrepancy here. this does take place at times. point this out to your orthodontist and i am sure he/she can correct this. you sound like you still have your braces on so all that is needed is some adjustments. call and get in...

Dentistry: protrusion on toddler gum, gum tissue, protrusion
gum tissue, protrusion, dalin: it is not the tooth poking through. it could be some raw tissue caused by the tooth poking underneath the area trying to break through. he is the right age for this. i agree with the watching for the next few days and see what happens. you might see a tooth...

Dentistry: pulpal or periradicular bleeding or both, gary backlund, gutta percha
gary backlund, gutta percha, formocresol: There are really only 3 reasons you will have blood in the canal....instrumentation beyond the apex, tissue in the canal, or an error, like a perforation. Keeping your instrumentation within the canal will stop apical blood flow, enlarging the canal and using...

Dentistry: pus filled sack, gary backlund, cephelexin
gary backlund, cephelexin, bad teeth: Hi Shawn, I m sorry you re going through all this. It sounds like you really need to see a dentist. Even if you get the area to drain, there is a high likelihood it will close off again, the pressure will build and you will go through this again. You...

Dentistry: so many questions and so many fears, overtreatment, wisdom teeth
overtreatment, wisdom teeth: Greetings Jessica, As you might guess I can not give you specific advice about what I can not see, but I can give you some suggestions based upon statistical evidence that should be helpful First the roof of your mouth. Although what you describe on...

Dentistry: Root Canal, root canal therapy, guinea pig
root canal therapy, guinea pig, t rush: We have no definitive tests for teeth with pulpitis. We go mostly by what you tell us. It is not uncommon to be unable to determine which tooth, if any, is the culprit. Many endodontists do not adequately consider non-odontogenic pain. If your teeth are pneumatized,...

Dentistry: Root Canal, gary backlund, gum irritation
gary backlund, gum irritation, root canal: Hi Angela, I m sorry this is going on. Unfortunately, without being able to exam you, I really can t diagnosis your problem. However, pain/irritation is Mother Nature s way of letting us know something is wrong. I would suggest that you get in to have your...

Dentistry: Root Canal & Core Build Up, Build up
Build up: If I understand correctly, your Dentist used the existing onlay/crown as the final restoration. I wouldn t expect another build up if that is the case. However there might be another piece of information the dentist knows that we don t. I think you should...

Dentistry: Root Canal Treatment Tooth #3, gary backlund, molar teeth
gary backlund, molar teeth, upper molar: Hi Regina, Actually, I think I answered part 1 also. I have sent a reminder to read that answer....that s just the way the web site works....:-)..... The problem is, if none of the roots can be located and root canals done, then the surgery would have a...

Dentistry: Root canal and crown questions., yada yada, metal crowns
yada yada, metal crowns, dental decay: Hi Susan, Sorry to hear about your difficulties. I can t really diagnose from afar, but I do have an idea. The dentist thinks its tooth #2, and you think its the tooth in front of it. Here s one more choice. It could be both of them. Even if its not...

Dentistry: Root canal infection, partial denture, extreme pain
partial denture, extreme pain, post grad: Dear Judy, I can understand your dilemma and one viable option is to extract this tooth and to get the full set of dentures that the school has offered you. That being said, a good partial denture anchored by sufficient teeth, is superior to a full denture....

Dentistry: Root canal after nerve exposure, gary backlund, bacteria of decay
gary backlund, bacteria of decay, endodonist: Hi Karen, I m sorry to hear you re going through this when you have all these other things going on in your life. When the pulp of an adult tooth has become exposed, especially from the bacteria of decay, there is basically no chance to avoid a root...

Dentistry: Root canal pain, gary backlund, root canal pain
gary backlund, root canal pain, cracked tooth: Hi Sherry, I m sorry you re going through all this. Unfortunately, I have some bad news for you....there is another tooth involved! When a root canal is done, no matter how well or how poorly, there is no longer a nerve in the tooth so there is no way for...

Dentistry: Root canal/sinsus problem, gary backlund, upper teeth
gary backlund, upper teeth, small instruments: Hi Renee, I m sorry you re having this problem. Unfortunately, it is highly unlikely that the dental procedure has caused this continuing problem. I do surgery on the ends of roots of upper teeth and often find those roots in the sinus. My surgery opens...

Dentistry: Root canal therapy - calcified pulp, root canal therapy, vicadin
root canal therapy, vicadin, endodontist: Hi Mary, I m sorry you re going through all this. I suspect you have heard from your endodontist by now. It sounds like the treatment has stirred up the abscess and you will probably need to get started on some antibiotics. We some times see this since...

Dentistry: Root resobtion/root canal, root canal treatment, emergency appointment
root canal treatment, emergency appointment, root canals: Hi Ben IT is by no means unusual to carry out root canal treatment over more than one visit. Similarly it is reasonably common for an abscess to flare up in the middle of treatment. I m a little unsure about the diagnosis of root resorption, as this would...

Dentistry: Roots dissolving - 5 year old son, pediatric dentist, adult teeth
pediatric dentist, adult teeth, x rays: Dear Christie, where is the description ? Are the roots that are dissolving primary, permanent? Are all the roots dissolving. Are they dissolving on the sides or from the bottom. Is half of the root gone, a third? Are the teeth mobile, primary, permanent....

Dentistry: Rotten & broken teeth, daughter to small, pediatric dentists, permanent teeth
pediatric dentists, permanent teeth, broken teeth: Dear Tamzin: There is no perfect age in which it is suggested to put a child under . The most important thing is the qualification and training of the dentist you are seeing. In the US, these types of procedures are done by qualified Pediatric dentists...

Dentistry: red gums, red gums, front teeth
red gums, front teeth, youngster: Dear Jenny, the condition you describe often comes about when a little piece of wood or plastic gets stuck between the teeth, it is often too small for you to see. It would be best if a dentist were given the chance to look at the area, it is very easy...

Dentistry: removal of 12 year old molars, getting braces, wisdom teeth
getting braces, wisdom teeth, fellow parent: this is a different way of doing things. i am a general dentist not an orthodontist. i am answering this like a fellow parent. i would not jump into this without getting a second or even third opinions. i would see if other orthodontists agree with this method....

Dentistry: retreated root canal, gary backlund, root canals
gary backlund, root canals, canal area: Hi Michele, Unfortunately, I have no idea why you are having this problem since I can t exam you. Quite frankly, I have never had a patient describe these symptoms to me before. It s a good idea to get back in to the endodontist. Perhaps he/she will be...

Dentistry: retreated root canal, gary backlund, apicectomy
gary backlund, apicectomy, jaw bone: HI Sue, I m sorry all this is going on. You re right, it s hard for me to give you good advice without examining you, however, it sounds like the root canal is failing and has become reinfected. This is really not unusual and is the most common way we find...

Dentistry: about root canal, gary backlund, bleach teeth
gary backlund, bleach teeth, root canal filling: Hi Rohan, The type of cement just needs to be NON-STAINING. In the past, a cement containing silver particles was sometimes used and that will satin a tooth black. Today, there are several types of bleaching materials. I don t know what your dentist...

Dentistry: root canal, root canal treatment, temporary filling
root canal treatment, temporary filling, appleton: Hi Clare There are a number of different possibilities for the temporary dressing, but they are all designed to disinfect the inside of the root canal. You need to be careful whilst you have a temporary filling and avoid eating on it as much as you can....

Dentistry: root canal, cold sensitivity, dental college
cold sensitivity, dental college, root canal: Hi Allison, I m sorry you re going through all this. Unfortunately, I have some bad news for you. There is another tooth involved. When you have hot and cold sensitivity, it has to be coming from a tooth that has not had a root canal. Root canalled teeth...

Dentistry: about root canel, root canal therapy, internal tissues
root canal therapy, internal tissues, natural teeth: Dear Rohan: There is no mistake. This is, unfortunately, a normal course of events for a root canalled tooth. Once the internal tissues of the tooth are removed (cell, nerve, artery, and vain), the tooth is dead. It will change color and darken over time....

Dentistry: about root canel, gary backlund, tooth cavity
gary backlund, tooth cavity, sucess rate: Dear Rohan, It is not the filling material that causes discoluration. It is actually the left over pulp tissue and the secondary decay under the filling that causes tooth discolouration. Any fiiling material with good sealing properties like GIC or composite...

Dentistry: root cnal ?, gary backlund, root canals
gary backlund, root canals, root canal: Hi Frances, Many dentists today still do root canals in several appointments...anywhere from 2-5. The theory is that you shouldn t place the final root canal filling until all evidence of infection is gone, that the canals are dry, and the tooth is comfortable....

Dentistry: root extraction, oral surgeon, dental implant
oral surgeon, dental implant, incision: Louise - First of all, if the teeth on either side of the remaining root are healthy then a bridge can definitely be made. The surgery is different on each case, but in general, a small incision is made to expose the underlying bone. The location of...

Dentistry: The root that wouldn't die!, gary backlund, root canal procedure
gary backlund, root canal procedure, broken molar: Hi Elaine, I m sorry you re going through all this. Unfortunately, I have some bad news for you...you have another tooth involved. When a root canal is done, whether well or poorly, there is no way for the tooth to feel hot or cold. Even if a whole root...

Dentistry: Sealants as an adult, decay prevention, conservative treatment of tooth decay
decay prevention, conservative treatment of tooth decay, sealants: Greetings Katie, Sorry for the delay in answering. Three to five years is a realistic expectation for sealants to last. So it looks like you are well ahead of the game in that respect. However it seems as though your present dentist is trying to make...

Dentistry: Sinus Lift Complication, sinus lift, local issue
sinus lift, local issue, consistence: Dear Karen: Unfortunately, the possibility of infection is there. Your friend might not know what to smell for. But if you have a discharge from the area, it might be a sign for infection. Do not worry, or get excited. This could be just a very local...

Dentistry: Sore teeth, referred pain
referred pain: Greetings Michael, Someone is going to have to see you in person to diagnose this because there are so very many possibilities. My guess is that the pain is not actually caused by something happening to each tooth that is hurting. My guess, and please...

Dentistry: Swollen gum behind back tooth, swollen gum, warm salt water
swollen gum, warm salt water, food debris: Sarah - The pain you have in the jaw is definitely a possible symptom. Do not use a water pick as it may actually force bacteria deep in the tissue and cause more problem. My suggestion for the warm salt water rinses is the best solution as it causes any...

Dentistry: One Swollen, Sensitive Ruga under denture, burning mouth syndrome, nystatin cream
burning mouth syndrome, nystatin cream, oral pathologist: Louise - Although you may not have a direct reaction to the material that makes up the appliance, the partial itself might be the initiator of the problem. If the dentist or dental lab, who fabricated the denture, did not make the surface that touches the...

Dentistry: severly gaped teeth, removable prosthetics, snap on smile
removable prosthetics, snap on smile, lateral teeth: Dear Jessica: There are two methods to replace your missing dentition: 1. Removable prosthetics--as the name suggests, the tooth replacement device(s) is (are) removable by the patient for proper hygiene. This is the most economical way and fastest way...

Dentistry: sinus lift, sinus lift, skilled surgeon
sinus lift, skilled surgeon, diagnostician: Anat - This is a tough question for me to answer without seeing xrays of the area. In the 4 and 5 area, sinus lift surgery is occasionally necessary, but often it is not needed. You need a skilled surgeon to handle this problem. That doctor needs to be...

Dentistry: Teeth are "long and narrow", space closure, front teeth
space closure, front teeth, diastema: In my practice we come upon this situation from time to time and we always recommend completing the treatment with veneers or some other esthetic revision after the braces are removed. Results are quite satisfying gauged by the response of the patient. Still...

Dentistry: Temporary Filling, broken temporary filling
broken temporary filling: Hi Nate, Not to worry. If you are going to see the dentist in a few days you probably won t have any problems. I m assuming you have no discomfort. Just be sure to keep brushing the area with a fluoridated toothpaste, especially just before going to...

Dentistry: Temporary filling after root canal and crown placement, gary backlund, temporary fillings
gary backlund, temporary fillings, temporary filling: Hi Karen, To answer your question, yes, this is a typical procedure. In some places in the US, the one who does the root canal will also place the permanent filling and in other areas that is done by your general dentist. It is really impossible to say...

Dentistry: TMJ, wisdom teeth, aqualizer
wisdom teeth, aqualizer, jaw pain: Kayla - Unfortunately, those appliances also are fairly soft and allow the muscles to overwork during just simple actions like swallowing. In some, the over the counter appliances do help and if you want, you can try it, but be aware that you still need...

Dentistry: TMJ?, neck and shoulder pain, facial numbness
neck and shoulder pain, facial numbness, strange sensations: r - The best thing you can do is to simply due the following two treatments. Use a warm salt water rinsing, towards the back of your mouth on the sides, for about 5 minutes, 4-5 times a day. In addition, use a warm moist washcloth and place if from the temple...

Dentistry: TMJ and Full equilabration, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, warm salt water, daily headaches: Stacey - In Naples, the following are board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons. 1) Dr. Philip Marciano - (239) 513-1119 2) Dr. Eric Reed - (239) 263-7474 In Chicago: 1) Dr. Steven Herzog - (773) 761-7171 2) Dr. Robert Schwartz - (312)...

Dentistry: Toddler tooth decay, upper incisors, tooth decay
upper incisors, tooth decay, accurate answer: Greetings Tanuja, I wish I could see your child for a more accurate answer, but I can t. So please understand my limitation here. This is rather long, but I m doing it because I believe in the interest of your child you will be willing to take the time...

Dentistry: Toddler tooth extraction, paediatric dentist, poor prognosis
paediatric dentist, poor prognosis, treatment measures: The advanced stage of decay has seriously degraded the health of those teeth. The questions that must be answered in planning treatment are twofold. First, can the infection be eliminated without further risk to the the child, and second, can the teeth be...

Dentistry: Tooth colour changing, pediatric dentist, baby tooth
pediatric dentist, baby tooth, front tooth: Dear Afrodhite: You are doing everything right. Take your daughter to the dentist gradually. ...and Elmo is a GREAT idea. It is a good idea to concentrate on the sick tooth first . Tell your daughter that you are taking her to the dentist so that she...

Dentistry: Tooth pain, dental appointment, cracked tooth
dental appointment, cracked tooth, pulpitis: I really can t, because I can t see you. That is why I tell people that I cannot diagnose their particular problems. However, it stands to reason that if you didn t have the pain before you had #5 treated, and you did afterward, that the pain probably has...

Dentistry: Tooth positioner vs. invisalign for minor overcrowding and straightening, necessary correction, invisalign
necessary correction, invisalign, positioner: In my experience the Invisalign approach offers much more ability to make the correction. The positioner is capable of making only one adjustment to the teeth while Invisalign provides the ability to make a series of adjustments to achieve the necessary correction...

Dentistry: Tooth Transplant Opinion/Info, dental implants, baby tooth
dental implants, baby tooth, premolar: Hi Oliver Transplanting a tooth from one person to another is not an option - you would need to take anti-rejection medication and it would most likely fail anyway. It is sometimes possible if you have a buried tooth elsewhere to reimplant that tooth,...

Dentistry: Torn gum, dear doctor, upper portion
dear doctor, upper portion, gum: Dear Shymashri, Nothing to worry about here. Everything will heal quite well. There is nothing to do but wait a day or two. Infection is the only complication and that is highly unlikely. There are no medications or precautions that you should take....

Dentistry: Can't get numb (recurring), jaw bone, anesthetic
jaw bone, anesthetic, nickle: Hi Laura, Getting numb can be a big problem for some people. It involved the anatomy of your jaw and where the nerve exits from it. On lower teeth, the nerve serving your them enters the jaw bone way back behind the last tooth, then runs INSIDE the jaw...

Dentistry: taking impression in patient with cleft palate, impression procedure for cleft palate patient
impression procedure for cleft palate patient: Dear Dr.Gurdeep Kaur.H, Taking an impression for a cleft palate patient is indeed a tough task. Here is the procedure that i follow successfully: Fabricate a preliminary cast using either impression compound( if edentulous) or putty (if dentulous)( some...

Dentistry: temporary crown, gary backlund, nerve root
gary backlund, nerve root, chewing gum: Hi Laura, I didn t receive this until this morning. It s now Tuesday. If your dentist is back today, then you shouldn t have a problem. If it s next Tuesday, then a better solution would be to contact whomever is covering your dentist s emergencies and...

Dentistry: temporary filling until root canal can be done, root canal therapy, broken shell
root canal therapy, broken shell, temporary filling: There is no way I could second guess what was done without having see you and your radiographs. Whether or not you needed IV antibiotics is also a question I cannot comment on for the same reason. One problem with emergency rooms is that they are not equipped...

Dentistry: tmj and neck pain, tmj and neck pain, warm salt water
tmj and neck pain, warm salt water, strangest places: Lisa - First of all, stop with the chiropractor. I have seen so much damage caused by their techniques in trying to address the pain. You need to see only a dentist for this problem. Orthopedist surgeons know very little about this. My main concern...

Dentistry: tongue numbness and dry socket, tongue numbness, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
tongue numbness, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth: Seema - Since the injury occurred just a few weeks ago, it is too soon to have any surgery, unless the surgeon saw that he cut the nerve. If you are still having the burning or tingling, I suggest that you wait for a couple of months after the injury before...

Dentistry: tooth bonding, straight forward procedure, front teeth
straight forward procedure, front teeth, oral surgeon: Dear Debbie: The frenum will cause problems in the future, if the restorations impinge on it. It is a different type of tissue than the one on the palate, or the tissue surrounding the teeth. In addition, if it is not removed, it might continue to push...

Dentistry: tooth extraction, dental malpractice, malpractice cases
dental malpractice, malpractice cases, dental infections: Obviously you think I don t know what I am talking about, I do serve as an expert in malpractice cases and I have seen people DIE, yes DIE, from sinus perforations. I don t care if you think I am polite or not I am giving you the best advice. I suggest you...

Dentistry: ur technique crown down or step back?, gary backlund, pathways of the pulp
gary backlund, pathways of the pulp, mahmoud torabinejad: Hi Vikram, I will be sending you an email and then you will have my email as well. Let me know if you get it. You can do mechanical step back prep with hand instruments...we did that for a long time before rotary was available. I think the important thing...

Dentistry: Wisdom Teeth and mouth guard, wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extractions
wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extractions, warm salt water: Laura - Of course, without examining you I cannot be totally sure that nothing from the extractions is going on, but it sounds like you are having muscle spasms secondary to the wisdom teeth extractions. Using the night guard cannot hurt and may allow the...

Dentistry: i wanna knoe the possible outcomes for this case, gary backlund, gutta percha
gary backlund, gutta percha, inert material: HI May, I m sorry this happened to your sister, but it is not unusual when trying to remove the old root canal filling material. The gutta percha is an inert material so is well tolerated by the body. There is no need to remove it. As long as the root was...

Dentistry: waxed floss, waxed floss, brown wax
waxed floss, brown wax, shreads: wax is there to help slide the floss in between teeth. some people s teeth are so tight, unwaxed floss shreads and tears. the wax does not come off of it so do not worry about swallowing anything. there are alternatives: the new synthetic floss such as Glide...

Dentistry: waxed floss, waxed floss, hygiene visit
waxed floss, hygiene visit, plaque deposits: Dear Al: As I am sure you know from my previous posts, I am a firm believer in oral hygiene, specifically brushing. The only thing that can improve ones oral hygiene is the physical removal of plaque, which is the bacteria and their by-products which accumulate...

Dentistry: white gums, white gums, warm salt water
white gums, warm salt water, surface bacteria: Kristie - Of course, without examining your husband I cannot be totally sure, but usually the white substance attached to the surface of the gums is just an accumulation of surface bacteria. It is nothing to worry about, but it is an indication that he is...

Dentistry: wisdom teeth, removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water
removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water, wisdom tooth: Raihannah - With the removal of wisdom teeth, it is not unusual for the tooth in front of the wisdom tooth to have a portion of its roots exposed. This exposure makes it sensitive until complete healing of the wisdom tooth socket occurs. Using a syringe...

Dentistry: yellow Teeth, yellow teeth, omfs
yellow teeth, omfs, baking soda: Yellowish discolouration of teeth from childhood could be either due to some antibiotic(like tetracycline)related or excess fluorine in drinking water. In such cases, even bleaching doesn t work. Composite or porcelain veneering is the only option. Consult...

Dentistry: #3 and #4 Crown Pressure, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canals
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canals, biting my tongue: Gena - Most likely the Endodontist suggest an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is because there is probably infected associated with the roots of the teeth. In this situation a minor surgical procedure, called an apicoectomy is done to save the teeth and cure...

Dentistry: #30 and #18, american association of endodontists, root canal treatment
american association of endodontists, root canal treatment, implant dentistry: Dear Jasmine: I will answer your questions in order: #30: The American Association of Endodontists recommends, as a matter of procedure, that every root canalled tooth gets a crown as a final restoration. The research in this are is clear... a tooth, after...

Dentistry: 4 year old and cavities, paediatric dentist, space maintainer
paediatric dentist, space maintainer, permanent teeth: Dear Lumaava, You have a serious problem faced by many parents around the world. Some suggestions for a four year old. First if the teeth are infected and have an abscess at the root then try to have the tooth removed. Most likely the infected teeth are...

Dentistry: 4 year old son's molars, pediatric dentist, pulpotomy
pediatric dentist, pulpotomy, molars: i am confused here. the dentist said slight decay. if there is decay and it is small amount, then a simple filling would take care of things..not a pulpotomy and a crown. these are done with deep decay that is into the nerves. simple fillings might be all...

Dentistry: 6 days after tooth extractions, extraction complications
extraction complications: Dear Kris, I m so sorry that you are going through all this. Pain remaining the same even on 6th day is not normal. Usually, the pain and swelling following surgical extractions increase during the first 3 days and then gradually decrease. By 7th day all...

Dentistry: Anesthesia, general anesthetic, conscious sedation
general anesthetic, conscious sedation, local anesthetic: Hi Neha, I am answering your question from the question pool. Firstly, it s normal for you to have worries and concerns about any treatment being done on your son - it forms part of the normal in-built protection mechanism that parents are suppose to have...

Dentistry: abcess/heart pain, intense headaches, bad teeth
intense headaches, bad teeth, front teeth: Yes, bad teeth can give you heart disease and fatal infections. this happens frequently. Get rid of the teeth ASAP. Have them extracted, do not put limited money into restoring them. go to a dental school or find a low cost clinic if you can t afford it...

Dentistry: Baby Teething not in the order, middle teeth, primary teeth
middle teeth, primary teeth, pediatric dentist: There is a terrific amount of variability in the timing and sequence of eruption of the primary teeth. While it is possible that some of the teeth did not develop, that is an extremely rare thing. There is nothing that can be done to change the way things...

Dentistry: Baby tooth trauma, upper incisors, tooth trauma
upper incisors, tooth trauma, front teeth: My inclination has always been to recommend saving teeth if they can be saved. The unknown factor here is the degree of trauma that the teeth experienced and the prognosis for saving the teeth under those circumstances. At this point the treatment is done....

Dentistry: Baby's top teeh off center, two front teeth, top gum
two front teeth, top gum, gum line: There is absolutely nothing that can or should be done at this time. I wouldn t begin to suggest any intervention until at least age 2 and that should simply be an examination at that time. Dental or orthodontic treatment before age two is simply not possible...

Dentistry: Black teeth on bottom row, metal crowns, gum line
metal crowns, gum line, bottom teeth: Most often when a patient mentions this they are referring to longstanding tarter that has picked up stain. Often these patients need a thorough periodontal cleaning or cleanings to remove this tarter. Another possibility is simple stain that can stick...

Dentistry: Bone Graft/Implant Surgery, unexpected stressful events, bone graft
unexpected stressful events, bone graft, wisdom teeth: After all you ve been through just lay off the cigarettes and heal uneventfully.It sounds like everything is going ok.Why would you risk all that effort on compromised healing ?By the way rinsing afer smoking isn t doing much.The smoking causes the blood vessels...

Dentistry: Bone loss in Premolar - is extraction necessary?, check ups, periodontal problems
check ups, periodontal problems, tooth socket: Joseph - I wish there was a simple treatment to reverse the infection and bone loss. The loss of bone and infection is either from a tooth fracture or advanced periodontal problems. In either situation, it is pretty much impossible to save the tooth. The...

Dentistry: Front Bottom Teeth Gums Split after teeth whitening - help!, wisdom teeth removal, electric tooth brush
wisdom teeth removal, electric tooth brush, two front teeth: Hi NGC, I am answering your question from the question pool. I would just like to start off by saying that the product you are using, namely Aquafresh White Trays are a very good choice for home whitening - they report very good results in both usability...

Dentistry: Braces, dental providers, initial payment
dental providers, initial payment, orthodontist: Some orthodontists include removal of braces as part of the initial payment which is made at the start of treatment. Others do not. Each orthodontist sets his/her fees according to costs of materials, staffing and other factors so there is really not standard...

Dentistry: baby teeth, pediatric dentist, baby teeth
pediatric dentist, baby teeth, tooth eruption: There can be a great deal of variability in the timing and sequence of tooth eruption. In cases of delayed eruption we usually find that a complete compliment of teeth will ultimately find their way into place without problems. Having said that it would...

Dentistry: baby tooth grows in with weird shape, weird shape, larry burnett
weird shape, larry burnett, bottom teeth: The tooth in question may be deformed or it may be normal. If your son isn t having any distress from the tooth let it continue erupting until you can see if it is normal or deformed. If it worries you, take him to the dentist for evaluation. Most likely...

Dentistry: When does a baby tooth need a root canal?, question pool, added stress
question pool, added stress, pulpotomy: Hi Anne, thanks for your question. I am answering it from the question pool - it was not directed at anyone in specific. I fully understand your confusion and most of it could have been settled by effective communication and explanation of the various treatment...

Dentistry: bitten tongue, tea bag, bitten tongue
tea bag, bitten tongue, flap: Scott, this is not my field of expertise. But, if by the time you get this you have not stopped heavy red bleeding then you should get yourself to a hospital quickly. most severe tongue bite that I have seen, are self limiting, heal by themselves, and...

Dentistry: black lines, electric tooth brush, food stains
electric tooth brush, food stains, brushing my teeth: Baking soda tooth paste is fine.Bleaching is ok but the stain will still come back.Best bet from what you describe is to get an electric tooth brush like a Braun and brush well after meals.Most patients find that this stain buldup is decreased significantly...

Dentistry: black spot in mouth, cheek area, definitive diagnosis
cheek area, definitive diagnosis, sunflower seeds: it could be some sort of mucocele(a clogged miniature salivary gland that puffs up and goes down periodically)...but the darkness of it does not jive with that possibility. the best thing to do is get into your dentist for an exam and definitive diagnosis....

Dentistry: Had a bridge and now painful, gum recession, fake teeth
gum recession, fake teeth, upper teeth: Ramya - The use of dental floss actually removes more of the plaque that either the hydrofloss or the waterpik, but either of those can definitely help. I would try to floss with a floss threader (just so you know it will bleed in the beginning and be sore,...

Dentistry: bruise at implant site, sinus lift, gum tissue
sinus lift, gum tissue, inflammatory condition: Maureen - I am not comfortable with the purple color. Usually that color indicates an inflammatory condition. Especially with a tooth that took a long time to heal and an implant was placed before the socket completely healed, it is not a good sign that...

Dentistry: Cavity filling-side effects, dalin, occlusion
dalin, occlusion, molar: angelica this should be a simple adjustment. the dentist marks the way the teeth hit and can lighten those spots so the teeth hit evenly. definitely call back and report that the new filling is still hitting first. if the bite is totally checked and adjusted...

Dentistry: Crown, foundation, and post came out, removable denture, excess plaque
removable denture, excess plaque, oral hygiene: Dear Dana: The only thing you should worry about is oral hygiene. Please go ahead and brush your teeth regularly and especially over the remaining tooth structure. Yes, brush right over it! Don t worry about getting it infected or damaged. The bacteria...

Dentistry: Crown Question, gold crown, bad experience
gold crown, bad experience, molar: Paula - There should be no reason that the dentist will not release the gold crown, if you already paid for it. It is yours since you paid for it. It is yours. Probably the best approach would be for the dentist, who will cement the crown, to contact the...

Dentistry: Crown short, gum margin, ceramic substrate
gum margin, ceramic substrate, neck tension: Hi Liz, thanks for your question. In brief, no, sadly there is no material or technique available for direct bonding to existing intra-oral porcelain - although I and all my colleagues wish science would focus a bit more on Dentistry and develop something...

Dentistry: calcified root canals, root canal treatment, root canals
root canal treatment, root canals, areej: Good morning Dr. Areej Hijleh, It s difficult for me to answer this question without being able to see a radiograph. What you are describing is quite unusual. Usually, calcification starts high in the roots and continues apically. To have calcification...

Dentistry: calcified roots, endodontist, root canal
endodontist, root canal, calcification: Alex - You definitely need to see a skilled endodontist who deals with your particular problem frequently. Calcification of the canals is not unusual and the skilled endodontist is familiar with this problem and deals with this frequently. How does he bypass...

Dentistry: caps v's veneer, implant dentistry, shape change
implant dentistry, shape change, restorative work: Dear Julie: There are many answers to your question on AllExperts and I have also answered this question several times. However, for your benefit I will answer it again... The main difference is in the extent of the coverage of the teeth. A porcelain laminate...

Dentistry: cavity, unreasonable fear, permanent teeth
unreasonable fear, permanent teeth, filling a cavity: If topical is placed before the injection you could receive a pain free injection no problem.We do this all day with great results. The grooves that you re observing are naturally occurring stain that are intrinsic to the tooth.It s hard to say if any of...

Dentistry: cavity, oarl injections and pain, dental phobia
oarl injections and pain, dental phobia, fissure-sealants: Hi Melanie, thanks for your very clear and well written question. Firstly, on the subject of the injection... Whether or you or don t feel pain with intra-oral injection is some what dependant on several issues: 1. The slower the liquid is infected,...

Dentistry: chipped tooth with black build up, gary backlund, chipped tooth
gary backlund, chipped tooth, food drinks: Hi Jennifer, While it s really hard to tell what is going on just from the picture, it appears that the edge of your teeth are chipped away and the enamel is gone. What is exposed is the dentin and it stains easier. Foods can certainly stain those areas....

Dentistry: class III malocclusion, class iii malocclusion, jaw surgery
class iii malocclusion, jaw surgery, recontruction: Si jie - In general, in this day, Class III surgery is done intraorally. The recovery period until normal opening and closing, along with chewing will take 6-10 weeks after the surgery. The surgery will affect the muscles due to the new position of the bones....

Dentistry: Dental Intrusion, gary backlund, root canal treatment
gary backlund, root canal treatment, dental trauma: Hi Sam, I m so sorry to hear your daughter has gone through all this. Trauma to teeth is one of the most unpredictable things we deal with. There is simply no way to know which will be OK and which will not. It sounds like she has had reasonable treatment,...

Dentistry: Dental Intrusion, root canal treatment, dental trauma
root canal treatment, dental trauma, check ups: Dear Sisira, Unfortunately, the life span of such teeth can t be predicted in spite of all the care that you are taking. Get her regular check ups once in a year after her treatment is all over. But there is nothing to worry about as the technology has advanced...

Dentistry: Dental Intrusion, root canal treatment, dental trauma
root canal treatment, dental trauma, permanent tooth: This, of course is the essential question and the answer very much depends on how well the tooth and the surrounding bone and gum attachment heals. The potential for complete healing is quite remarkable in a youngster of this age and barring any additional...

Dentistry: Denture adhesives, denture adhesives, denture liners
denture adhesives, denture liners, little contact: B.J. - I wish I could tell you a simple solution, but at 93 the stability of the denture can be difficult. The use of Polygrip type medications should help to some extent. If it does not, I am really not sure what she can do besides some surgical procedure,...

Dentistry: Dry socket?, warm salt water, oral bacteria
warm salt water, oral bacteria, wisdom tooth: Ali - The bad taste and odor in your mouth is usually due to an accumulation of oral bacteria and debris in the socket. The best thing you can do to decrease the odor is to begin rinsing your mouth 3-4 times a day for a couple of minutes with warm salt water....

Dentistry: daugher's black tooth, gum boil, tooth mobility
gum boil, tooth mobility, traumatic episode: The most common cause of darkening of a front tooth is from trauma to the tooth. Although you can t recall any traumatic episode it is very possible that your daughter bumped that tooth when nobody was around and the episode went unnoticed. In many instances...

Dentistry: my daughter teeth, dentist appointment, facial trauma
dentist appointment, facial trauma, sincere apologies: Dear Iatoya, thank you very much for your question and my sincere apologies for the delay in my answer, but it seems my server has been down for 2 days without my knowledge. The problem appears to be solved now, so let me try and help you. The blackening...

Dentistry: delayed eruption of permanent teeth, fibrous dysplasia, ectodermal dysplasia
fibrous dysplasia, ectodermal dysplasia, genetic predisposition: Hi Arman and thanks for your question. It does appear as if eruption is some what delayed in your daughters case , but you mention it was similar, although not as widespread, as for your son (which might indicate some genetic predisposition). It certainly...

Dentistry: dentinogenesis imperfecta and orthodontics, dentinogenesis imperfecta, restorative work
dentinogenesis imperfecta, restorative work, restorative treatment: I cannot comment on the latest advances in restorative strategies since that is not my area of expertise. The suggestion to orthodontically align the teeth and optimize the bite is entirely correct since restorative treatment later on can only mask the slightest...

Dentistry: dentist visit, root canal treatment, dentist visit
root canal treatment, dentist visit, speedy reply: Alex If the decay is in the enamel but not through it, but deep in the enamel it is possible to see the decay but most likely not. Two dentists might actually argue as to whether or not there was decay present as they look at the same x ray But there is...

Dentistry: denture for one tooth?, removable bridges, permanent bridge
removable bridges, permanent bridge, question pool: Hi Alicia, I am answering your question from the question pool. Yes, it is possible to construct a single tooth removable plate, which often has very good retention because it fits firmly against adjacent teeth which anchor it in position. There might be...

Dentistry: dentures, reline, tough ones
reline, tough ones, dentures: so i assume you had the reline and they are still loose? if this is the case then report this to the dentist and see what he feels is going on here. normally with a reline, things tighten up. this is because the denture will then fit closely to the ridge with...

Dentistry: dry socket, warm salt water, cross kit
warm salt water, cross kit, dry socket: Bonnie - The use of eugenol is the same as a surgeon would use to help the healing of a true dry socket. It is important that after you dip the cotton or gauze in the eugenol, squeeze it out firmly with a paper towel. You should place it and leave it for...

Dentistry: After effects Alveoplasty, warm salt water, stomach ache
warm salt water, stomach ache, bone fragments: Beatina - If you had no infection, you do not need the antibiotic. Some pain meds can cause nausea and vomiting. My suggestion is for you to stop the medications and immediately begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses for about 5 minutes, 4-5 times a...

Dentistry: enamal damage, local anesthetic, question pool
local anesthetic, question pool, tooth structure: Hi Debbie, thanks for your question which I am answering from the question pool. If the damage is small and to avoid loosing more tooth structure unnecessary, you might benefit from direct composite veneers. These are built up by your dentist directly onto...

Dentistry: ethical obligation to inform patient?, ethical obligation, missing teeth
ethical obligation, missing teeth, oral surgeon: Jane - In my opinion and experience, it is important for the surgeon to estimate the cost as best he can. If there is a question at all about the insurance coverage, nothing should be done until the insurance company has approved or not approved the procedure....

Dentistry: after extraction, upper molar, definitive diagnosis
upper molar, definitive diagnosis, ddds: i doubt that it was pushed but sometimes teeth can drift when teeth next to them are removed. i wonder what kind of bone support you have. if you have any bone loss, this can make this drifting worse. call your dentist and have the area evaluated. maybe the...

Dentistry: eye tooth removal and jaw development, eye teeth, canine tooth
eye teeth, canine tooth, eye tooth: The early removal of a lower primary canine tooth can have some affect on jaw development, however, in many situations the removal of the lower primary canine is necessary in order to avoid other problems which may have a more adverse affect on bite development....

Dentistry: Failure of retreatment on root canal, tooth18, incompetent dentist, molar tooth
incompetent dentist, molar tooth, root canal treatment: Dear Jackie: If you are not looking to get cheap dentistry, I think you might want to go for a proper second opinion from a specialist. The procedure your dentist is suggestion is highly unpredictable. It is NOT standard of care! Especially not for a large...

Dentistry: False Teeth, false teeth, best bet
false teeth, best bet, health status: It s hard to say without knowing your mother s health status.Also don t know exactly what the restoration looks like and how it is seating.Your best bet would be to call the treating Dr. since they did the work and would be familiar with her case.A little...

Dentistry: Foul smell coming from new crown, food debris, new dentist
food debris, new dentist, new crown: Dear Sarah, You are absolutely correct. The space between the crown and tooth margin there is causing soft food debris accumulation. Such accumulated food debris tends to get putrefied and give foul smell. So go back to the Dentist and get it replaced with...

Dentistry: denture for one tooth?, dental bridge, denture
Dentistry: denture for one tooth?, dental bridge, denture, good job

Dentistry: Foul smell coming from new crown, dental plier, whitening toothpaste
Dentistry: Foul smell coming from new crown, dental plier, whitening toothpaste, peridex

Dentistry: mcq, radiolucency, adenoid
Dentistry: mcq, radiolucency, adenoid, odontogenic cyst

Dentistry: six-year molar fever, molar teeth, experience children
Dentistry: six-year molar fever, molar teeth, experience children, fever

Dentistry: fear of oral cancer, metal taste in my mouth, cancer question
metal taste in my mouth, cancer question, oral cancer: Adam, you are more than welcome, the reward for me is in your satisfaction. I ve only joined on this site about 2 weeks ago - just to keep the brain juices on the flow and give something back to society. I firmly believe that one can only take as much as...

Dentistry: fix a broken partical, partical, dental questions
partical, dental questions, denist: Dewar Alicia, It is not a good idea to temporarily glue your denture together since it may interfere with the Laboratory repair. If you glue it together it may make it harder for the lab to put the pieces together properly later. It is best to bring it...

Dentistry: follow up regarding root canal, gary backlund, follow ups
gary backlund, follow ups, xrays: Hi Jerry, If the treatment is successful, then the bump will begin to go away. How long that takes depends on your bodies ability to heal the area, how long it has been there, whether it is just an expansion of soft tissue or whether the bone has been expanded....

Dentistry: General Anasthia VS IV sendation for my 3 year old dental work, iv sedation, excellent equipment
iv sedation, excellent equipment, dalin: I would ask the first dentist if what he/she meant was IV sedation. IV sedation is not as profound as general anesthesia but it is what is usually used in this situation. The difference is the level of anesthesia. The key here is experience level of each of...

Dentistry: Gum behind wisdom tooth., lymph node swelling in neck, local anaesthetic
lymph node swelling in neck, local anaesthetic, wisdom teeth: Hi Merissa, thanks for your question. This is a common problem with wisdom teeth, especially the lower ones, due to the limited space available for complete eruption, which can leave a small flap of gum just behind the tooth that never properly adheres...

Dentistry: my gums, larry burnett, oral surgeon
larry burnett, oral surgeon, dr joel: I have never seen this before. My guesses would have to be lettuce, broccoli or asparagus in that order. My best serious advice would be to re-submit this this question to the attention of Dr. Joel Teig, an oral surgeon expert on this same site. From...

Dentistry: Hi blood pressure and extractions, high blood pressure, novocaine
high blood pressure, novocaine, dental procedures: If you have excessively high blood pressure at rest, once the dental procedures begin the additional fear and anxiety can raise the pressure considerably above that, which could trigger a stroke or heart attack. Take the opportunity to visit your physician...

Dentistry: away on holiday and my molar broke in half, what a bummer, gary backlund
what a bummer, gary backlund, rough areas: Hi Marco, What a bummer..especially on vacation! If you are not having pain and the broken edge isn t cutting your lip or tongue, I wouldn t worry about it. Not much can happen in a week that affect what your dentist will need to do. If you are having pain...

Dentistry: Implant, sore teeth, sinus
sore teeth, sinus, inflammation: Helen - In general an implant that does not enter the sinus is best. The teeth that are now sore could be from an inflammation of the sinus, but that should resolve. I wish I could tell you if a longer implant would be a problem, but I would need to see...

Dentistry: Indirect pulp cap or pulpotomy?, stainless steel crowns, amalgam fillings
stainless steel crowns, amalgam fillings, dental insurances: Everything you say here is correct, but there are no absolutes when it comes to nature and healing. The indirect pulp cap may not be successful and could lead to an abcess and need for a pulpotomy or pulpectoy anyway. The final determination cannot reliably...

Dentistry: Infection after root canal therapy, root canal, re-infection
root canal, re-infection, liability: Hi LaQuanna. My sympathy is with you, because I know how expensive root canal can be and is hardly a pleasant experience is time or comfort for the patient. Just a little note re root canal - while is remains the only technique we have available to completely...

Dentistry: implant, prosthetic implant, american dental association
prosthetic implant, american dental association, bone graft: Dear James: There is NO DIFFERENCE in the process of getting an implant with the teeth in an hour process vs. the traditional process. The body heals in the same way wether you place the crown on the implant right away or not, or plan the work on the computer....

Dentistry: implants during pregnancy, benign procedure, dental implants
benign procedure, dental implants, elective procedure: Dear Mairead: Although the implant procedure is at a point were it can be a very benign procedure, there is always a chance of infection. Implants are an elective procedure, and as such, it is best to wait until after you give birth. There is no need to...

Dentistry: infection?, root canal treatment, root canals
root canal treatment, root canals, proper bone: Dear Cathy: It really depends upon how you define danger? Will a bomb explode the next time you open your mouth and demolish your home and town??? Probably not! However, what is happening is that you are slowly allowing the infection to eat away at your...

Dentistry: infection high up in gum, root canal therapy, rapid reply
root canal therapy, rapid reply, amox: It s hard to comment without a clinical exam but everything you describe sounds like the tooth is infected.That being the case I would treat this infection by doing the RCT.The antibiotic may calm things down at this point but it will not cure the problem...

Dentistry: infection between two teeth, antibiotic therapy, dear joseph
antibiotic therapy, dear joseph, omfs: Dear Joseph, Your oral surgeon opted for an apicoectamy means the infection around that particular tooth root is spreading and a simple antibiotic therapy may not work. so go ahead with the surgery. good luck. Dr.D.VijayVardhan,BDS,MDS(omfs) face.net.i...

Dentistry: Jaw pain, joints in the human body, myofacial pain
joints in the human body, myofacial pain, tmj dysfunction: Hi Joseph, I am answering your question from the question pool. You not give your age or any other possibly-related medical facts, such as general health, current medications, dental health, etc but I ll try and give you some more insight into your symptoms....

Dentistry: jaw and muscle pain from dental work, route canals, porcelin crowns
route canals, porcelin crowns, mercury fillings: Dear Joan: The answer to your first question is NO! You SHOULD NOT have pain while undergoing work. Your scope of work is very limited in magnitude. You are having a couple of restorations changed and a coupe of crowns. This DOES NOT constitute extensive...

Dentistry: jaw surgery expectations, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sleep apnea
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sleep apnea, red cells: Susan - In the hands of skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeon, a proper evaluation should be able to determine if the surgery alone can arrest the problem. Bringing the jaw forward slowly will not have the same beneficial effect as moving the jaw forward...

Dentistry: Lip Sore, blood blister, minor trauma
blood blister, minor trauma, clinical image: Hi Mike, thanks for your question and never apologize for trying to learn more about your body, especially is there is something that concerns you - that s why we are here. The clinical image is very consistent with that of a small subcutaneous or subepidermal...

Dentistry: lingering post root canal pain, root canal procedure, root canal pain
root canal procedure, root canal pain, slow healer: This is too long and complicated for me to answer, particularly when I cannot see you. Did you have pain before the RCT? If so, do you have the same pain? If you didn t, and it isn t, then you may infer that the pain was caused by the RCT. RCT is not supposed...

Dentistry: loose dentures, loose dentures, upper denture
loose dentures, upper denture, partial denture: Hi Edward, I am answering your question from the question pool. I am very sorry to hear about your understandable disappointment with your new dentures, so I hope so assist you in finding a solution that leave you satisfied. A period of 6 months is usually...

Dentistry: MIS implant system, success failure, failure rate
success failure, failure rate, implant system: Patient - I have never personally used, nor actually know any other doctors who have used the MIS implants. I is, therefore, a little difficult to comment on the quality of it. I have contacted other specialists and they too are not experienced in this product....

Dentistry: Modified Essix Retainer Question, retainer, orthodontist
retainer, orthodontist, move one: The adjustment to the retainer creates a bit of pressure at one point. Until the teeth conform to the newly adjusted retainer it will not fit as snugly as before. Continue to wear the retainer and keep pushing it into place. Eventually it will fit properly...

Dentistry: Mouth, definite diagnosis, definitive diagnosis
definite diagnosis, definitive diagnosis, oral surgeon: i have seen this in some people...it is in those who have tight palatal tissue over the palatal bone. there is no way to make any definitive diagnosis over the internet even with your very helpful picture. if you really want to put your mind at ease, see an...

Dentistry: Mouth, sore tongue, conscious mind
sore tongue, conscious mind, commendation: Hi Mike, I bet you are relieved about that! Just remember that it s always best to seek the proper advise first before you stress yourself out - but hey, we are all the same, so don t be too hard on yourself. At least you now know what your normal mouth...

Dentistry: Moving teeth/Implant Procedure, university of british columbia, teeth implant
university of british columbia, teeth implant, bone graft: Hi Alex, thanks for your question, but I feel your needs would be better met if answered by an oral surgeon, implantologist or periodontist and would like to refer your question to the question pool , with your permission. Please let me know and I will submit...

Dentistry: Moving teeth/implant procedure., implant surgeries, university of british columbia
implant surgeries, university of british columbia, teeth implant: Dear Mr.Alex, Leaving the space empty for too long will allow the opposing and adjacent teeth move into the space, making the fabrication of tooth difficult. So you have to get a flipper made as soon as possible to avoid that. Alternatively, you can get advanced...

Dentistry: Moving teeth/implant procedure., university of british columbia, bone grafts
university of british columbia, bone grafts, teeth implant: Dear Alex: I always advise my patients to have a space maintainer placed (flipper is only one form of prosthetic available). Even over a year s time (if you place the implant in ten months, it takes at least two months to integrate--depending on clinical...

Dentistry: mcq, odontogenic keratocyst, odontogenic cyst
odontogenic keratocyst, odontogenic cyst, odontogenic myxoma: Nida - I really do not understand your question. All of the 4 examples of pathological lesions can present on xray as multilocular radioluscent lesions. So asking to name the one that does not is not a valid question. The best way for you verify this is...

Dentistry: mcq, gary backlund, apical foramen
gary backlund, apical foramen, apex c: Hi MCQ, Actually, it can be located anywhere near the apex. It would be unusual to be near a lateral canal. It is usually sort of a delta formation...just like a river delta. That s why most agree to stay 3/4 mm short of the radiographic apex. Gary...

Dentistry: metal taste, metal taste in my mouth, chest x rays
metal taste in my mouth, chest x rays, zinc supplements: Adam - I understand the altered weird taste you are experiencing. It is a little difficult for me to truly tell you the cause without examining you, simply, it might be the smoking or it could be something more exotic, like a yeast infection. Of course,...

Dentistry: metal taste, metal taste in my mouth, chest x rays
metal taste in my mouth, chest x rays, metallic taste in the mouth: Hi Adam, you are more than welcome, but please call me Craig. It s very rewarding helping someone is open to advise and willing to accept truths that can change their life for the better. It remains a very sticky area when one gives advise and critic over...

Dentistry: milk teeth not falling, milk teeth, permanent teeth
milk teeth, permanent teeth, dental hospital: I m afraid I can t really advise you properly without far more information. All I would suggest is that you get an opinion from a paedodontist and from an orthodontist - it may be that you have to take your daughter to a dental hospital to get the right sort...

Dentistry: molar, root canal treatment, larry burnett
root canal treatment, larry burnett, final diagnosis: Yes, you could very well have sensitivity to cold and air without needing root canal treatment. Matter of fact those symptoms suggest that you will not need root canal treatment. I hope it works it works out that you just need something simple. But you...

Dentistry: Can mold for teeth whitening be used as bruxism night guard?, plastic molds, grinding my teeth
plastic molds, grinding my teeth, upper tooth: Hi Michael and thanks for the question. I understand your point about the cost, but the material used for a bite night guard is called hard-soft - meaning that one side is more flexible with more give to cushion the bite when you grind than the other,...

Dentistry: mouthwash, bacterial content, cotton ball
bacterial content, cotton ball, dalin: Hi Peter No...they are not all the same. They have different ingredients. They all have flavoring to help give you that good taste. Listerine has some phenols which are fairly antibacterial. Scope has a different ingredient and is not that antimicrobial....

Dentistry: New Crowns, new crowns
new crowns: Hi Anat, thanks for the question. This is very difficult to make a decision on without the benefit of seeing it and evaluating it clinically. There is a greater chance that some time is needed for your bite to fully adjust to the permanent crowns, but do...

Dentistry: New crown needs adjustment, ceramic substrate, neck tension
ceramic substrate, neck tension, new crown: The crown has to be removed and sent back to the lab if it could be removed intact.Otherwise it has to be cut off and a new one fabricated.It might erupt as you describe but then you also might have open contacts.Go with the former choices mentioned or leave...

Dentistry: nerve damage, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgeon
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgeon, nerve damage: Kim - Most likely you do not need antibiotics. It sounds like the dentist who extracted the tooth traumatized the nerve which runs under the tooth or gave the novocaine injection into a spot where the nerve comes out from the bone. You should definitely...

Dentistry: the nerve of the tooth., severe tooth pain
severe tooth pain: It sounds as if the nerve of the tooth, or at least part of it has died. This may have been caused by gum disease, hidden decay you can t see, or both. The symptoms are likely to re-appear and possibly with worse problems. You need to get to a hospital...

Dentistry: nickel dental crown, mercury toxicity, dental alloy
mercury toxicity, dental alloy, state board of dentistry: I suggest you do a search of the literature. I wish I had the time to help you with the search, but I don t. This following link will give you a good start. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7758048 There also appears to be some failure to inform...

Dentistry: Is it normal for my teeth to be doing this in a deep (and I mean DEEP) growing stage?, second molars, adult teeth
second molars, adult teeth, bottom teeth: Dear Lydia, I don t want to argue with you, but I am very sure that the loose wiggly teeth are baby teeth. Shake them, put your fingernail under them, give them a push and they will fall out. The permanent molars come in behind those teeth and they may...

Dentistry: Is it normal for my teeth to be doing this in a deep (and I mean DEEP) growing stage?, erupting molars
erupting molars: Hi Lydia, I can t say anything for sure without x rays, but from what you write, everything sounds normal. All teeth exhibit a little play (looseness) and some of your back teeth are probably still baby molars and might be confusing you posing as permanent....

Dentistry: oral surgery, sinus cavity, warm salt water
sinus cavity, warm salt water, sinus pressure: Cindy - The exposed area on the roof of your mouth can be very painful. This can me reduced by warm salt water rinses a few times a day for 2-3 minutes. In addition, contact the surgeons office and ask if they can place an oral bandage over the area. The...

Dentistry: Pain, while lying down, that didn't subside after a root canal., root canal treatment, ear ache
root canal treatment, ear ache, pinched nerve: Julie - Of course, I cannot be totally sure without examining you or seeing xrays of the area, but there are two possibilities from the symptoms you spoke about. The radiating pain could definitely be related to that tooth if, although there is root canal...

Dentistry: Pain After Two Teeth Restoration, gutta percha, pressure sensation
gutta percha, pressure sensation, facial nerves: Hi Dennis, thanks for your follow-up reply. The neuralgia and associated facial pain is indeed mentioned in paragraph 2 of my response and considering that your question was directed at the specific treatment you had done on the 2 teeth in question, I merely...

Dentistry: Palate, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral thrush
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral thrush, dr mike: Mike - Of course, without directly examining you I cannot be sure, but the whitening of your palate is often indicative of chronic smoking. Again, I cannot be sure without directly examining you, but it does not seem like anything major is there. I don...

Dentistry: Post 8's Removal, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, gum tissue: Madeleine - The overgrowth of gingival tissue over the adjoining teeth is not normal. There might be internal swelling producing this or the surgeon did not properly suture the gum tissue after the wisdom teeth were removed. You need to get an evaluation...

Dentistry: Proceedure for implant, bone grafts, bone graft
bone grafts, bone graft, bone defects: Hi Joseph, thank you for your question, which is rather tricky to answer without stepping on anyones toes. Dentistry is very different to general medicine, in that there are often many ways of approaching and dealing with a condition, all of which would lead...

Dentistry: pain in tooth and upper jaw, ear nose and throat specialist, ear nose and throat
ear nose and throat specialist, ear nose and throat, oral structures: Hi Karen and thanks for the question. It sounds to me as if you could get some benefit from having a consultation with an oral surgeon instead of your dentist, just to confirm that the extra-oral structures are normal. You could also consider seeing and...

Dentistry: partials w. braces ?, partial dentures, wisdom teeth
partial dentures, wisdom teeth, molars: Terri - Of course, without fully examining you, I cannot be sure, but if you are truly a class III jaw relationship and do not have molars, there is a limited amount of treatment that an orthodontist can do. Usually, if you do have a skeletal class III...

Dentistry: pretigeminal neurlagia, trigeminal neuralgia, light wind
trigeminal neuralgia, light wind, zev: Dear Kawther: Unfortunately, No. It would be wonderful if we could. However, this is why trigeminal neuralgia is such a terrible condition. It can be triggered by anything, even a brush of light wind against the cheek... and no-one knows why and how. ...

Dentistry: question, red blood cells, hemoglobin concentration
red blood cells, hemoglobin concentration, oral mucosa: Hi Nida. I would imagine so, as the total number of viable, healthy erythrocytes is decreased - resulting in a decrease in the total hemoglobin concentration and therefore also the total amount of oxygen in the oral mucosa would be less. Sickle cells (deformed,...

Dentistry: RCT teeh decay agian, omfs, rct 2
omfs, rct 2, bds: Dear Hari, If the decay on the underlying tooth is not more and the tooth is still intact, you can use the same cup. But when the damage to the tooth is extensive, you may require a new cap. hope this helps. Good luck. Dr.D.VijayVardhan,BDS,MDS(omfs)...

Dentistry: RECURRING BLEEDING GUMS, oral hygiene routine, commercial mouthwashes
oral hygiene routine, commercial mouthwashes, tooth pastes: Hi John, I am answering your question from thew question pool. While you would experience a higher incidence of intermittent spotting from the gums, especially after brushing, it very rare for hemophiliacs to bleed spontaneously from their gums and for long...

Dentistry: Root Canal Problem, gary backlund, morning time
gary backlund, morning time, endodontist: Hi Ciara, I m sorry to hera you have all this still going on. It s very difficult for me to give you good advice without being able to exam you. Since the tooth hurts more in the morning, it may be that your bite is off even though you can chew OK. We sometimes...

Dentistry: Root canal for 2 1/2 yr old, root canal therapy, upper incisor
root canal therapy, upper incisor, upper incisors: Dear Deepu, my best advice is do not do root canal therapy. There are two major reasons for this. First, it can damage your son s developing permanent tooth. Second, it is rarely effective. Other than aesthetics the primary tooth is relatively unimportant....

Dentistry: Root canal on a crowned tooth, root canal treatment, term prognosis
root canal treatment, term prognosis, onton: Hi Marianne, thanks for your question. There are several reasons why a new crown with retention post may have to made after a root canal treatment, but the main reason is to improve the retention,and hence the longevity of the crown and tooth, of the new...

Dentistry: Root resorption, root canal treatment, root resorption
root canal treatment, root resorption, discolouration: Hi Carol, I m sorry you are going through this. resorption is one of the hardest and least predictable things we deal with. I would ABSOLUTELY suggest you see an endodontist for an examination....it may allow you to save your tooth. Some treatment is possible,...

Dentistry: recommend a surgeon, mandibular condyle, oral and maxillofacial surgery
mandibular condyle, oral and maxillofacial surgery, definitive diagnosis: Jennifer - I think, with your mother-in-laws problem, she should be evaluated by doctors who are skilled and asked to correct more exotic problems, like she has. I am going to recommend that she be examined by board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons...

Dentistry: removing crowned tooth, tooth socket, omfs
tooth socket, omfs, inflamation: Dear Jeanne, Nothing to worry about it, it d heal like any other extracted tooth socket. However, get the tooth extracted by an oral surgeon. (and also get your blood examined for diabetis before getting the tooth removed) Good luck. Dr.D.VijayVardhan,BDS,MDS(omfs)...

Dentistry: replacement of missing tooth necessary?, digestion of food, upper tooth
digestion of food, upper tooth, canine teeth: Hi CJ, thanks for the question and a huge apology for my delay in replying - it seems my server has been down for the last 2 days, but it all seems fine now. My personal opinion would be leave the situation as is, as long as you have stable and constant...

Dentistry: root canal, root canal therapy, porcelain crowns
root canal therapy, porcelain crowns, hello doctor: I cannot tell you for sure, without seeing you, but there is a very low likelihood that your pain is the result of an infection. For this reason, antibiotics are unnecessary and not indicated. What you undoubtedly have is a severe pulpitis or inflammation...

Dentistry: root canal, gary backlund, common cold symptoms
gary backlund, common cold symptoms, root canal treatment: You re more than welcome Jerry....it s comments like yours that keep me going...thanks for the kind words! More than likely, the bump is related to an abscessed tooth. But it could be from an adjacent tooth, gum problems, a normal bony out growth, or a...

Dentistry: root canal, core build-up, root canal, insurance company
root canal, insurance company, crowns: That is a tough question, and a matter of interpretation. Technically yes, it is a core. I can quote a study that says that crowns are actually more retentive when this is done than when a core is prepared prior to placement of a crown. Ultimately the insurance...

Dentistry: root canal disease stages, root canal treatment, root canals
root canal treatment, root canals, accurate diagnosis: Hi again Scott, Absolutely! Trauma to teeth is one of the hardest and most unpredictable things we treat as endodontists. It can put into motion a SLOW death to the pulp of the tooth. We often see the inside of the tooth calcify as a result of trauma. In...

Dentistry: root canal failing, root canal treatment, smooth lines
root canal treatment, smooth lines, root tip: Hi Denise, I m sorry to hear all this is going on. It certainly sounds like your root canal is not healing and that is why you are having the sensations you are experiencing. Just because it is not healing does not mean you have an active infection, however,...

Dentistry: root canal retreatment, root canal retreatment, root canal treatment
root canal retreatment, root canal treatment, new crown: Dear Jasmine: I hope that your root canal treatment went well. Yes. You have to have a new crown fabricated. The reason for the original failure is the inadequate fit of the original crown and the re-current caries (decay) that formed. Studies have shown...

Dentistry: Sweets and Fillings, silver fillings, cause cavities
silver fillings, cause cavities, tooth structure: Debbie - First of all, silver fillings do not prevent other areas of the same tooth from developing decay. Areas of the tooth without the filling can definitely develop decay. Silver fillings cannot get decay, but the tooth next to the filling can and often...

Dentistry: Swelling after implants, basic metabolic panel, c reactive protein
basic metabolic panel, c reactive protein, sedimentation rate: Sialolith. It really a shame you were put thrugh the ringer like that when it could have been easily diagnosed by any oral surgeon and treated.Ofcourse I didn t examine you but what you describe soounds like a blocked salivary duct.Not uncommon to dentists...

Dentistry: Swollen gum, swollen gum, wisdom teeth
swollen gum, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Hi Lee and thank you for your question. Without the benefit of seeing the area, I would advise to get it evaluated by your dentist, because it sounds like it might be pericoronitis - a painful swelling of the gum around impacted wisdom teeth (usually lower)....

Dentistry: sensitivity, anesthetic solution, pain threshold
anesthetic solution, pain threshold, local anesthesia: Dear Sher: Different people have different degrees of pain threshold. You might be very sensitive. It might be that you need more anesthetic, or just give the anesthesia more time to work. Typically, when I do encounter a patient such as you, I ask them...

Dentistry: sinus perforation during tooth extraction, sinus cavity, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
sinus cavity, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water: Norma - Initially after the extraction and perforation into the sinus, the important treatment involves an antibiotic, no blowing of your nose, sneeze only with the mouth open and rinse you mouth gently with warm salt water a few times a day. If you are...

Dentistry: six-year molar fever, six year molars, good oral hygiene
six year molars, good oral hygiene, permanent tooth: Hi Richard, Really good well thought out question. First some background. Erupting teeth do not cause any pressure, they dont push through or cut through the gums. Eruptive force that brings the teeth into the mouth and then into occlusion with the opposing...

Dentistry: skin between two front teeth, two front teeth, oral anatomy
two front teeth, oral anatomy, emergency appointment: This is certainly not an emergency situation. The tissue that you described is a normal part of the oral anatomy and is called a maxillary frenum. In your daughter s case the frenum is much more pronounced than normal and may create some problems as you...

Dentistry: My son's molar is growing sideways, gum recession, gum infection
gum recession, gum infection, bone graft: It is difficult to answer your question without a better understanding of the position of that molar and the effect it has on the rest of the bite relationship. In general, however, when a permanent tooth is significantly rotated as it seems this one is,...

Dentistry: stain on teeth caused by antibiotic, removing stains, orange colors
removing stains, orange colors, dental questions: Dear Mary Whitening tetracycline teeth can be unpredictable and can take longer than other teeth. I have had success with both tray and Zoom whitening. Usually the bleaching works better getting browns an orange colors out but the teeth still have a grayish...

Dentistry: stained teeth, bacterial plaque, stained teeth
bacterial plaque, stained teeth, permanent teeth: Orange stains are uncommon and are usually caused by a particular bacteria in the plaque. The stain is deposited by the bacterial plaque on the surface of the tooth. While the stain is harmless it can be somewhat unattractive. It is generally easily removed...

Dentistry: stensen's duct, soft flesh, dental appointment
soft flesh, dental appointment, omfs: Dear Dan, It is quite possible that the irritation due to sharp cusp of molar has caused this. I don t see any danger in it. However, follow it up with your Dentist to see that it is nothing. Good luck. Dr.D.VijayVardhan,BDS,MDS(omfs) face.net.in...

Dentistry: stensen's duct, final diagnosis, parotid salivary gland
final diagnosis, parotid salivary gland, soft flesh: Hi Dan, thanks for your question and for taking an active interest in your body by being aware of the changes that happen within it! Its great to see. I not think you have anything to worry about and this finding is most probably just co-incidental. Any...

Dentistry: strip perforation prognosis, gary backlund, bridge abutment
gary backlund, bridge abutment, dental student: HI Sahar, You ask great questions, but they don t have an easy answer. As long as the strip perf has been obturated, the chances of success are pretty good. The problem is, you really have no idea how well it is obturated. If you have large gaps in the...

Dentistry: swollen lump, root canal treatment, dear emma
root canal treatment, dear emma, back tooth: Dear Emma: You have an infection in the tooth. This is common. I do not know if you had root canal treatment in the tooth and it failed, or the tooth has a dead pulp (nerve and blood supply). Either way, you need the attention of a qualified dentist to...

Dentistry: Temporary Crown, oral bacteria, grinding my teeth
oral bacteria, grinding my teeth, grinding teeth: Liz - First of all, non-grinding teeth can have their temporary crowns last longer. How long? That is a difficult questions to answer. The temporary crown can last a year or two, but eventually it will need replacement with a permanent crown. So eventually...

Dentistry: TMJ, alpha stim 100, locked jaw
alpha stim 100, locked jaw, tmj dentist: Jennifer: I am not a dentist, just someone who has had painful TMJ, so I can relate to others what I ve done for it. I found that utrasound (my dentist does it or you can get a physical therapist to do it) is fantastic for alleviating the pain. Also,...

Dentistry: TMJ, tympanic bone, muscular problem
tympanic bone, muscular problem, stiff neck: Judy - It is a little difficult for me to tell you what is the appropriate treatment. Is surgery appropriate or can non-surgical procedures correct the problem. I would need to examine you and have an MRI and/or a CT scan of the joint. Have you had either...

Dentistry: Tongue, local anaesthetic, local anesthetics
local anaesthetic, local anesthetics, strange sensation: Hi Anna, thanks for your question and it is one I have personally come across from my own clinical practice, having been very surprised and shocked that it had occurred to me. The latent sensation your are still experiencing is most probably due to the...

Dentistry: Tooth darkening, permanent teeth, root resorption
permanent teeth, root resorption, baby teeth: Dear Tamara, it all depends on your son s age. If he is under three years there may be some damage to the developing permanent teeth. If he is over three years of age , the dark color only represents bleeding inside the tooth, and even though the tooth...

Dentistry: Tooth fillings, composite fillings, tooth fillings
composite fillings, tooth fillings, new dentist: Dear Zneta: YES, You should go and see a different dentist! Dentists, like all other people come in different shapes and sizes. They also have different levels of knowledge, expertise, skill, and experience. It is natural for your dentist to proclaim that...

Dentistry: Tooth pain after a root canal and crown, pain after a root canal, root canals
pain after a root canal, root canals, upper tooth: HI Suzanne, I m really sorry all this is going on. Unrelenting pain can certainly wear you down and affect your outlook on life. Unfortunately, since I can t exam you, it is impossible for me to diagnosis your pain. However, it seems to me that this is...

Dentistry: Toothache and pregnant, first trimester of pregnancy, root canal procedure
first trimester of pregnancy, root canal procedure, contrary to popular belief: Dear Janine: You MUST go see a dentist. Everything that happens to you, happens to your baby. You have to think of your unborn child. I have gone through many pregnancies with my patients over the years. I always recommend a complete dental check up...

Dentistry: teeth issues, commerical institutions, medicinal herbs
commerical institutions, medicinal herbs, brushing my teeth: Abhishek - I understand your feeling that the recommendations by dentists, in using dental products, such as toothpaste, floss and mouthrinse, is forced on them financially by multinational dental supply and manufacturing companies. Well let me tell you that...

Dentistry: tooth in gum, top gum, wisdom tooth
top gum, wisdom tooth, xray: Indi - Of course, without seeing an xray it is a little difficult for me to tell you what is actually there. Most likely, if it is not a wisdom tooth, but it has not erupted, the doctor needs to make an incision in the gum to expose the underlying tooth...

Dentistry: tooth pain, dense region, allergy testing
dense region, allergy testing, clinical detail: Hi Laura, thanks for the question and one that, I am sure you appreciate, is very difficult for me to diagnose without clinical detail - X-rays, history, notes, etc. - but let s try shed a bit more light on it for you. Your mother might well be spot on,...

Dentistry: tooth is sideways, permanent tooth, baby teeth
permanent tooth, baby teeth, x ray: Dear Maureen, Sorry, without knowing the location of the sideways tooth, or how and which kind of x-ray was used to visualize it , I am unable to provide an answer. It is too often impossible to predict the treatment until the permanent tooth erupts....

Dentistry: toothache after extraction, question pool, dry socket
question pool, dry socket, moist environment: Hi Nazim, I m answering your question from the question pool. Sorry to hear about the pain you are experiencing, especially after having undergone the ordeal of the extraction, in the hope that all would be fine - but that s biology for you, always unpredictable....

Dentistry: toothache & time, state board of dentistry, board of dentistry
state board of dentistry, board of dentistry, larry burnett: Call your dentist and make sure they know you are still having pain. If he is your dentist he is required to see you immediately to get you out of pain. Or else he must get you to another dentist immediately for pain relief. If they don t satisfy this requirement...

Dentistry: Unnecessary root canal treatment, root canal therapy, irreversible pulpitis
root canal therapy, irreversible pulpitis, root canal treatment: As your endodontist told you, sensitivity to cold rules out a necrotic pulp, as those teeth are insensate. It does not, however, mean that you do not need a root canal. In fact, the opposite condition, hypersensitivity, can be caused by an irreversible pulpitis,...

Dentistry: Upper gun has a knot and swollen, oral hygene, alegra d
oral hygene, alegra d, medro: Linda - You don t say the cause of the sinusitis and the type of doctor who diagnosed the sinusitis and placed you on medication. If it was a dentist, are there infected teeth? If so, they need to be treated. If not, I think you should see and ENT doctor...

Dentistry: underbite in a 3yr, new dentist, stage of development
new dentist, stage of development, pacifier: In our practice parents are encouraged to be in the treatment room with their children if they choose to do so, just as long as the parents presence does not interfere with the treatment. I m sure we re not the only practice to allow that. It s important...

Dentistry: veneers, side effects, porcelain laminate veneers, granny smith apples
porcelain laminate veneers, granny smith apples, common myth: Dear Aleksandra: The common myth perpetuated by the dental cosmetic industry is that Porcelain Laminate Veneers are an innocuous procedure. On the contrary... they, like any other human endeavor have problems and limitations. You should be able to pass...

Dentistry: Waiting on a root canal, crowned teeth, gary backlund
crowned teeth, gary backlund, root canals: Hi Lysa, It sounds like you re having a pretty rough time. By waiting, you won t cause any more trouble or problems, but that is a long time to be in this type of pain. In our office, we never allow a patient to be in pain for more than 24 hours. We...

Dentistry: Weird feeling teeth..., 12 year molars, second molars
12 year molars, second molars, wisdom teeth: these are second molars or 12 year molars coming in...not wisdom teeth (which are 3rd molars). they do all come in around the same time. sometimes they hurt as they erupt through. you should go visit your dentist to have things checked out. make sure nothing...

Dentistry: WISDOM TEETH SWELLING, wisdom teeth, residual infection
wisdom teeth, residual infection, external signs: Hi Stephanie and thank you so much for the follow up on your recent extraction. I m very pleased all was fine for the wedding. Smoking has the general effect of slowing down healing by depleting cells of Vit C. The area will still knit properly, but just...

Dentistry: Wisdom Teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, nasal cavity: Misty - I hate to tell you this, but if water is coming out of your nose when you drink water, it means that the doctor created a opening into the sinus from the extraction. This is called an oral antral fistula. The dizziness, headaches and sensitivity...

Dentistry: Wisdom teeth, bone knitting, wisdom teeth
bone knitting, wisdom teeth, gum tissue: Hi Orlando, thanks for the question. Have no fear, the spaces will be completely remodeled and eventually seal. Gum closure is pretty quick - within weeks, but the bone knitting underneath is a bit slower - few months. I hope this helps. Take care and...

Dentistry: Wisdom teeth dilemma, removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mandibular nerve: Lisa - The extractions can be done, but like all wisdom teeth extractions there is always a potential irritation of the mandibular nerve on the lower teeth. This can cause numbness of the lower lip that usually heals within two months. In Chicago, the...

Dentistry: Wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, local anaesthetic
wisdom tooth extraction, local anaesthetic, weird taste: Hi Maj, thanks for your question. You do not mention how long ago you had the extraction, but the white appearance of the gum is probably due to blanching of the gum post-operatively, or likely to be caused by the vaso-constricting agent in the local anaesthetic...

Dentistry: weird mouth sensation/taste, metal taste in my mouth, dental abscess
metal taste in my mouth, dental abscess, mouth cavity: Hi Allison, thanks for your question, which highlights several important issues that must be addressed. Firstly, the metallic taste is also called dysgeusia. These are lots of possible causes of this, which can present acutely or chronically. The most...

Dentistry: Yellow teeth, minimal disruption, yellow teeth
minimal disruption, yellow teeth, tooth decay: Hi Abhishek, You must bear in mind that dental problems and cavities do not develop overnight but are issues that develop over weeks, months and years. So when patient s complain of sudden holes developing after seeing the dentist, it s a very uneducated...

Dentistry: My two yr old daughter, canine teeth, x rays
canine teeth, x rays, invasive procedure: You can certainly try to have x-rays taken but I question the value of doing that at this point. Here are the possibilities: 1. X-rays are done but due to her age they are not good enough to read. So your daughter is exposed but no information is available....

Dentistry: #11 Resorption, gary backlund, gum problems
gary backlund, gum problems, gum line: Hi Petrea, I m sorry to hear you have this going on. Resorption is a very difficult thing to deal with and what is crucial is the deepest (under the gum) level of the defect and whether it could be repaired without causing gum problems. Since I can t examine...

Dentistry: 17 month old with exrta tooth, pediatric dentist, baby teeth
pediatric dentist, baby teeth, incisors: Extra teeth occur not too frequently in children. Usually they need to be removed before they interfere with the position of the usual and expected teeth but this can wait until it s absolutely necessary. I would suggest an examination with a pediatric dentist...

Dentistry: 3 failed root canals in 3 years, root canals, 3rd root
root canals, 3rd root, oral surgeon: Hi Leah, I wish I could offer more advice. Have you seen a physician to make sure that you are healthy? Have you had a recent blood work-up performed? Root canals have a very high success rate ( 85%). So it s odd that your body can t take them. ...

Dentistry: 3 yr. olds front tooth loss, larry burnett, child specialist
larry burnett, child specialist, front tooth: Yes there is something that can be done. You need to find a dentist for her. Find a general dentist who wants do do that kind of work on a 3 year old. That can be established by phone call. If you don t find the right dentist, just about any Pedodontist...

Dentistry: my 4yr. old, pediatric dentist, permanent teeth
pediatric dentist, permanent teeth, front teeth: Dear Tamara: You must remember that different people grow up differently. The fact that your daughter is four years old and is loosing her baby teeth is early as it is. Resorption rates can change from person to person and from tooth to tooth. The most...

Dentistry: 7 year old tooth extractions, adult teeth, permanent teeth
adult teeth, permanent teeth, baby teeth: Often with crowding at this age the normal exchange of baby teeth for permanent teeth doesn t occur naturally. In that case the timely extraction of certain baby teeth can prevent impaction of the permanent teeth. If the extractions are not done it can result...

Dentistry: 7th nerve palsy and tooth damage, care of the teeth, nerve palsy
care of the teeth, nerve palsy, rt side: Dear Susan: Yes I have heard of this condition. It is actually typical to situations such as yours. It is neglect of the affected side. Since you have lost sensation, you tend to neglect that side. You have to consciously go and brush and take care...

Dentistry: Absessed Tooth, tooth ache, quiet killer
tooth ache, quiet killer, lack of oxygen: Ferin - It is a little difficult for me to tell you exactly why this problem can happen so quickly, but there are episodes of infections of teeth that are present for a long time without producing symptoms. These quiet infections can all of a sudden just...

Dentistry: Alveoloplasty, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, plavix and aspirin
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, plavix and aspirin, irregular heartbeat: Stan - The stoppage of the plavix and aspirin will definitely help reduce the chances of bleeding problems, but the dentist may also need to apply a gelatin paste or microfibrillar collagen to the exposed bone if excess bleeding is evident. Most general...

Dentistry: ANTERIOR OPEN BITE DUE TO TONGUE THRUST, tongue thrust, wearing braces
tongue thrust, wearing braces, metal braces: Eric - I wish I could tell you if a simple approach of removing the front teeth and getting false teeth would help. Usually it will not and in most situations it can make the tongue thrust worse. So see a surgeon who is board certified and hopefully an...

Dentistry: ANTERIOR OPEN-BITE...PLEASE HELP!, tongue thrust, prosthetic teeth
tongue thrust, prosthetic teeth, wearing braces: I m sorry that I cannot be more specific with my comments. In the absence of an examination or consideration of the details of your diagnostic information it s just not possible for me to understand the specifics of your situation. I don t know the severity...

Dentistry: adult tooth loss due to root absorption, adult tooth loss, baby teeth
adult tooth loss, baby teeth, baby tooth: Dear Carol, I may have some good news for you. I suspect that the tooth that came out was a baby tooth and not an adult tooth. Most people dont realize that children do not lose all of their baby teeth until age 12 or 13. The best way to check if I am...

Dentistry: Best place to shave between teeth to make for more room?, front teeth, tooth structure
front teeth, tooth structure, incisors: While that is possible it will probably add significantly to the complexity of the treatment plan which is likely to take more time and more cost. I assume your crowding is in the lower incisors. To answer your first question, the best place to reduce tooth...

Dentistry: Braces, grinding teeth, jaw growth
grinding teeth, jaw growth, orthodontic treatment: It is quite possible that late jaw growth can result in changes that could require additional orthodontic treatment. It s also possible that extraction of teeth might be involved in that second phase of orthodontic treatment. Without a careful evaluation...

Dentistry: Bridge, dental floss, permanent bridge
dental floss, permanent bridge, food particles: Dear Nabila, Without a true physical examination, it is difficult to diagnose what is exactly going on in your mouth. I will offer some general information that you may find helpful. Often bridges can provide a effective tooth replacement for a posterior...

Dentistry: Broken root canal tool, root canal procedure, larry burnett
root canal procedure, larry burnett, abscess: Yes it is possible the tool (file) could have moved around and through the tissue and possibly extruded by and from your body. Have the dentist that did the root canal check it for you. It could also be a small fragment of bone working its way out. Larry...

Dentistry: The best mouthguards, quality dentist, two arches
quality dentist, two arches, mouthguards: Judith - A retainer, although it may look like a mouthguard, has a different function and structurally it should be different. The mouthguard, and its relationship to the teeth included in the coverage area and the opposite arch should be passive. A retainer...

Dentistry: best toothpaste, brushing technique
brushing technique: Dear Mr.Pradeep, Any paste is good enough to clean your kids teeth. what you should concentrate is on the technique of brushing and frequency. The ideal technique is either up and down motion or circular motion over teeth. Brush your kids teeth twice daily...

Dentistry: black tooth, cystic lesion, new dentist
cystic lesion, new dentist, black tooth: Brenda - It is possible, with the pain you are experiencing, that the pain could be from a fractured tooth, an abscessed tooth or a cystic lesion associated with the tooth. The dentist may tell you that the tooth is not salvagable and may need to be extracted....

Dentistry: bone bulging above molars, alveolar process, maxilla
alveolar process, maxilla, google: Hi Matt, thanks for your question. It is quite difficult to picture exactly what you are explaining but do me a big favor and Google torus mandibularis pics and compare it to what you have. This is a common malformation of the bone during development and...

Dentistry: braces for the second time, previous condition, initial state
previous condition, initial state, orthodontist: Of course I cannot know what treatment would be necessary at this point since I have no information about your previous condition or your present condition. My suggestion is to have an examination with an orthodontist and find out what treatment is necessary...

Dentistry: brushing with salt and coal, gum tissues, gum disease
gum tissues, gum disease, zev: Dear Steelcurtain: This might be a cultural thing, but I have never heard of brushing with coal??? or salt??? I would venture to say that whoever told you to do it is NOT a dental professional. Brushing and flossing our teeth is the only way to remove the...

Dentistry: bump on gum, gary backlund, dental literature
gary backlund, dental literature, bone infection: Hi Jeri, I m sorry you are going through all this. First, it is highly unlikely that a women lost all her teeth as a result of a failing root canal. It has NEVER been reported in the dental literature and there is just no way that could happen unless she...

Dentistry: burn from filling, burning sensation, mild irritation
burning sensation, mild irritation, skin reaction: One possibility is a tooth conditioner called an etchant which is used to prepare the tooth surface for a composite restoration. This can cause a mild irritation or burn if it contacts the skin. At this point there is only the healing process that will take...

Dentistry: Constant Cavities, going to the dentist, best bet
going to the dentist, best bet, listerine: Sounds like you re doing everything right.Perhaps you have dry mouth,or medications causing same or you have deficient enamel from the development of the teeth.Best bet is to get a thorough exam and x rays and a thorough treatment plan then take care of the...

Dentistry: Correction of "buck teeth", porcelain laminate veneers, buck teeth
porcelain laminate veneers, buck teeth, crowded teeth: Dear Kate: You have essentially answered your own question with what to do? . However, your are missing a very important detail, as it is typically done. The question is not How to treat your condition? , but WHY do you have it? . Buck teeth is a layman...

Dentistry: Cracked Toot, root canal treatment, nerve involvement
root canal treatment, nerve involvement, gum line: Hi Holly, thanks for your question. The things to consider here are: 1. How deep is the crack below the gum line? For a resin filling, the entire tooth surface must be kept clean and dry, which is complicated where there is bleeding or moisture- such...

Dentistry: Crown vs removal, composite fillings, silver fillings
composite fillings, silver fillings, wisdom teeth: Dear Robyn, I can not in good conscience recommend you removing your lower second molar when repairing it with crown might be a viable option. Although extraction is an option, teeth do not grow on trees and you may regret the decision later. If you have...

Dentistry: I cant talk properly!, dyslexic test, spread gossip
dyslexic test, spread gossip, nerve damage: Dear Ryan, thank you for your question. I am very sorry to hear about your problem, it must be frustrating you constantly! Firstly, I think it s important for you and/or your parents to let the school and teachers know what has happened to you. This immediately...

Dentistry: cavity, baby teeth, dalin
baby teeth, dalin, x ray: question one:you need a trained eye as far as what they look like but usually i can point them out to the patient. the dentist should be able to take a pointer and show you exactly what they see. question two: she is not too young. fillings can be done on...

Dentistry: chrome-cobalt partial denture, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, chrome cobalt
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, chrome cobalt, dental implants: Hasan - the only clinical reason I could see for not having a metal denture would be if the metal of the implant and the denture interact and have a reaction. That happens with some metals. So if that is the problem, an acrylic denture really is your only...

Dentistry: crossbite, jaw alignment, jaw joints
jaw alignment, jaw joints, precise circumstances: The question you ask pertains to your very specific set of circumstances. In the absence of any specific diagnostic information such as x-rays, photographs and models of your teeth it is impossible for me to give you a specific answer to your question. I...

Dentistry: crowns, gum line, back tooth
gum line, back tooth, new crown: it sounds like you will be getting a root canal done on this tooth and then a new crown. this sounds like the correct thing to do. the swelling should go away with the root canal and the new crown should fill in all of the space. you do need that peg to...

Dentistry: Dark spot on tooth near gum, removing plaque, gum line
removing plaque, gum line, poor hygiene: Dear Jessica, It is not likely that you developed decay so soon after your may exam. Some black spots at the gum line can be tarter that is exposed after gums shrink. Gums can get less swollen and edematous after a cleaning and appear to shrink . Sometimes...

Dentistry: Dental Implants and sinus infection, sinus lift, sinus infection
sinus lift, sinus infection, dental implants: Tara - You need to see the doctor who placed the implants and did the surgery. Do not hesitate. You need to get an appoinment for an evaluation with the doctor who did the surgery. Do not wait ...

Dentistry: Dental pain, root canal specialist, larry burnett
root canal specialist, larry burnett, front teeth: Sounds as though you will need to see a root canal specialist. They are called Endodontists. Some general dentists do the same work, especially in the front teeth and that might be a less expensive route, providing you find the right dentist. There is...

Dentistry: Dental Staff, chairside assistant, david answer
chairside assistant, david answer, would like more information: Radiologists are physicians who interpret Radiographs, CT scans or MRI,s. By studying them they try to diagnose any abnormal conditions that maybe present. I have included a link to Wikipedia, if you would like more information. Just copy and paste it into...

Dentistry: Dentistry at university, science courses, basic sciences
science courses, basic sciences, root canal: Gosh, Jade, I really can t think what you could do to prepare yourself. Presumably you have had the requisite science courses - basic sciences are a big hump to overcome. If you are shaky on biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology, and so forth, it wouldn t...

Dentistry: Deposits below gum, food particles, omfs
food particles, omfs, trace one: Dear Genevieve, These deposits keep coming if her oral hygiene is not maintained. According to me, you don t have to see a periodontist for this( although it is a gum disease). Instead you need to take her to a pedodontist. And pedodontists are good in dealing...

Dentistry: daughter hit top teeth, soft tissue trauma, head traumas
soft tissue trauma, head traumas, tooth enamel: Hi Susan thank you for your question and having the degree of concern that you have for your daughter. The damage done, by the sounds of things, is pretty much limited to the soft tissue and caused by the teeth themselves. Luckily for us, the hardest material...

Dentistry: deep filling pain - jaw pain, jaw pain, dalin
jaw pain, dalin, root canal: chris...here are some possible reasons...first off, one possibility is the bite or occlusion is off. this causes the tooth to be sore and your jaw can get sore as well. this can be checked and easily adjusted. usually this will not cause extensive pain and...

Dentistry: dental injections, abrupt increase, radial pulse
abrupt increase, radial pulse, novocaine: It s not uncommon to have a reaction like you describe occasionally with the inferior alveolar block.Usually I would wait until the patient feels ok before I proceed.It s from the epi.If you like you could request epi free next time but anesthesia will be...

Dentistry: dentist mom, red blood cells, ivory teeth
red blood cells, ivory teeth, cervical portion: Dear Marwa, black stain at the gingiva is caused by a metal precipitate that comes from the saliva, usually red blood cells. It is not unhealthy, it is most often associated with no caries. The only reason to remove the stain is aesthetics, nothing else....

Dentistry: double crown, fragile shell, bottom teeth
fragile shell, bottom teeth, permanent teeth: Dear Toni: You are right! Provisional restorations (temporaries), should be just that--provisional. They are there to simulate the final result in shape, color, bite and every other aspect. They also allow the gum to heal properly and be ready to receive...

Dentistry: Exploratory Gum Surgery, crowned teeth, gum surgery
crowned teeth, gum surgery, proper diagnosis: Dear Gina: The person you should see is a Periodontist. www.perio.org will have a link to locating a qualified periodontist near you. Do go and get this examined. You do not want to leave inflammation in place without a proper diagnosis. I am sorry that...

Dentistry: Extract or Fill my wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth, evolutionary shift
wisdom teeth, evolutionary shift, wisdom tooth: Hi again Gags, and it s my pleasure to be able to help you. I understand why you would want to consider keeping the wisdom tooth a bit better now. A cavity that size could be filled, depending on what is actually seen when the decay is removed - we are guided...

Dentistry: Extraction 2nd molar and wisdom tooth, molar teeth, wisdom teeth
molar teeth, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Marianne - Of course, without seeing xrays of your daughter before the braces, I cannot be sure what was there, but usually the 12 year old molars are not removed at 12. Those teeth are given a chance to reorient themselves and hopefully erupt straight. ...

Dentistry: Extreme pain & swelling after root canal, root canal treatment, cheek bone
root canal treatment, cheek bone, jaw bone: Dear Christina: Your endodontist is right. He is worried that the procedure which he did, the root canal treatment is not enough for your body to combat the existing infection. You might need further treatment, such as draining the swelling which you have....

Dentistry: FACIAL PARALYSIS AFTER DENTAL WORK, facial paralysis, local anesthetic
facial paralysis, local anesthetic, local anesthesia: it does sound like sort sort of exaggerated response to the local anesthetic. i would write down the name of what was used and see if you ever get a similar reaction in the future. if you do, merely avoid that type from then on out. this might have been a...

Dentistry: Filling, new dentist, xrays
new dentist, xrays, root canal: Hi Chris, I don t think this is malpractice necessarily. Here s my take on it; - Yes, the old filling should have been completely removed. However, the dentist may have had a reason to leave it behind. Maybe removing it would have exposed the nerve?...

Dentistry: French Dental Tools, dental tools, dental schools
dental tools, dental schools, internet work: Debbie - There are some antique dental tools buyers, but I just do not know any. My suggestion is to do some internet work. You may also want to speak with antique dealers and ask if they know. You can also contact dental schools. The schools often have...

Dentistry: Dark spot on tooth near gum, dentist, gum line
Dentistry: Dark spot on tooth near gum, dentist, gum line, gum disease

Dentistry: flossing between implants, porcelain restorations, dental floss
porcelain restorations, dental floss, natural teeth: Dear Simon: In your situation, implants are no different than your natural teeth. They should be brushed and flossed daily. If you have free standing, single implants, you should be able to floss between them just like you should floss between natural teeth....

Dentistry: Grey/Discolored Gum, blood blister, tiny blood vessels
blood blister, tiny blood vessels, permanent tooth: Sometimes when a tooth is working its way through the gums there are tiny blood vessels that rupture causing the purple color. If this starts to swell like a blood blister it may interfere with the normal eruption of the permanent tooth. Usually, however,...

Dentistry: Growing roots?, root canal fillings, gum line
root canal fillings, gum line, silver points: perhaps it is the root canal fillings...although these usually are pink in color...unless silver points were used (they look like small wires). call your dentist and get in there for an examination. you will then find out exactly what you are seeing here....

Dentistry: gap between molars, gargle with salt water, static entity
gargle with salt water, static entity, molars: Hi Nichole and thanks for your question. Firstly, flossing can only do good, but it is the manner in which you floss that is important, so that you do not cause additional gum trauma to the area - be very careful when you insert the floss between the 2...

Dentistry: gum infection, root canal treatment, gum infection
root canal treatment, gum infection, premolar: Dere Jere, Without the benefit of examining you and your radiographs, it is not possible to know what the nature of your problem is. I will offer you some general advice and information. It is not uncommon for infected teeth to experience swelling...

Dentistry: Half of my root canal tooth fell out!, gary backlund, tongue and cheek
gary backlund, tongue and cheek, gum line: Hi Misty, I m sorry you re going through all this. If the tooth is broken WAY down inside the gum, then it will probably need to be removed. If it s not that deep, sometimes a gum trimming procedure can be done to get more of the tooth above the gum so...

Dentistry: help me plz, oral hygiene, dental exams
oral hygiene, dental exams, absolute requirement: First, drinking or not drinking milk has probably not had any influence on your decay problem. Decay is caused by several factors which may be working here. First...the teeth. It is possible that your teeth are not very strong and are more susceptible to...

Dentistry: Impacted 2 nd molars, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth
wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth, skilled doctor: Marianne - The major problem associated with placing too much pressure on the second molars, is that the pressure can possibly affected the vitality of second molar and the bone surrounding the tooth could be compressed. If compressed, the blood flow to the...

Dentistry: Implant failed twice, stomach problem, milk tooth
stomach problem, milk tooth, wisdom tooth: Without an exam I really can t comment on your situation.It sounds like you are not a good candidate for an implant.Perhaps a bonded bridge can solve your problem or a conventional fixed bridge.These are treatment modalities we ve used before implants came...

Dentistry: Implant for tooth # 8,9, gum recession, implant dentistry
gum recession, implant dentistry, front teeth: It all depends on the supporting bone that is currently available.If you have ample bone you could have the implants placed on 8 and 9 and get a nic eresult.This is a cosmetically demanding case that has to be thoroughly evaluated.From what you describe it...

Dentistry: Infected Root Canal - crowned tooth, root canal work, dental nurse
root canal work, dental nurse, abscess: Dear Joy: Here is the problem... As I sure, you have read in my previous answers that not all dentists are created equal... I do not understand why you kept going back to this dentist and did not seek out the advice of a specialist. There are Prosthodontists...

Dentistry: Inflamed & receding gums, gum recession, receding gums
gum recession, receding gums, wall mart: Hi Joshuah, There can be a number of factors involved in this. First off all - you want to make sure that you are using a soft headed toothbrush. You also want to make sure that you are brushing gently. If you brush too aggressively, you can cause...

Dentistry: Inlay vs Crown, onlay, tooth structure
onlay, tooth structure, spam folder: Dear Dolores: I was just informed that there are questions waiting for my on the ALLExperts site. Sometimes they get sent to my spam folder. This is probably what happened this weekend. Yours is one of three questions I ve never received. Nevertheless,...

Dentistry: Issues after double extraction, prescription painkillers, minor trauma
prescription painkillers, minor trauma, upper tooth: canker sores/ulcers often appear after trauma and extractions definitely classify as trauma. you can see these pop up after minor trauma takes place like when you scrape an area with a toothbrush or even with a crunchy chip. so an extraction can definitely...

Dentistry: impacted wisdom tooth removed, fetid odor, wisdom tooth
fetid odor, wisdom tooth, brownish color: Dear Gordon: What you are describing is normal healing of a socket. It is the blood clot that is re-organizing and will finally form bone in the socket and will be covered with soft tissue. There is nothing to worry about since you do not have pain or fetid...

Dentistry: incision to acid eruption ( two front teeth), two front teeth, permanent teeth
two front teeth, permanent teeth, bone density: Hi Norma Thanks for your question and I fully understand your concern and alarm at what has been suggested, but I think getting a referral to the specialist is a good place to start and I wouldn t get too upset over what might happen just yet. While most...

Dentistry: infection, amoxicillan, rct 2
amoxicillan, rct 2, variable results: If your dentist is not just flattering himself, he is right - it should go away. However, after 10 days things should be starting to improve. I would give it a month or two, and if no change, either it was not the tooth that was at fault, or the RCT needs...

Dentistry: infection started antibiotics more pain, clindamicina, palliative treatment
clindamicina, palliative treatment, immediate care: THe antibiotics are not the exacerbating factor here.The infection is getting worse.Sounds like he needs IMMEDIATE care and four days may be too long a wait.Perhaps have the right doctor evaluate and if necessary offer some palliative treatment(If it s root...

Dentistry: infection started antibiotics more pain, clindamicina, dalin
clindamicina, dalin, top priority: wow...this is a tough one. without seeing your husband in person, i cannot really give you any sort of answer. i have to assume that dentist made a good diagnosis. it could take a day or two for the antibiotic to kick in and work. so i would tough it out for...

Dentistry: inplants, natural dentition, gum tissues
natural dentition, gum tissues, alveolar ridge: Dear I: The questions that you asked has been troubling the dental profession for a while now. As implants become more predictable and the results of of our work become more and more real looking, we question the need to save EVERY tooth. Many times we...

Dentistry: jaw deviation, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, temple region: thivya - The headaches and pain near the ear indicates that you are also suffering from spasms of the jaw muscles (they attach in the ear region and the temple region of the head). There is no simple solution, but I would initially try to do the two following:...

Dentistry: jaws deviation, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, head ache
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, head ache, skilled doctor: Thivya - Your problem can be helped greatly if you are seen by a qualified doctor. Can it be cured? Yes, but again if treated by a skilled doctor. The major consequences of this problem if you were to just leave it alone, is a restriction of jaw function....

Dentistry: knot in upper jaw, gum boil, proper diagnosis
gum boil, proper diagnosis, permanent teeth: Hi Shanna, thanks for your question. I m sure you can appreciate the difficulty and the danger in making a specific and accurate diagnosis, in the absence of X-rays, clinical notes and not being present to see the area of concern. All I can do is strongly...

Dentistry: Lower 3rd molar with endodontic treatment, gary backlund, molars
gary backlund, molars, radiographs: HI DR. She, If the canals are aligned in a mesio-distal axis, there is a high likelihood that there are only 2 canals. I often see this in 3rd molars and sometimes in 2nd molar and other teeth. You might try angled radiographs with files in the canals to...

Dentistry: large upper Frenulum, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, two front teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, two front teeth, adult teeth: Colleen - Your dentist is all wrong. If a large frenum exists, it can definitely be severed now and if done by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, the erupting permanent incisors will have a minimal gap between them. So find a local board...

Dentistry: lump after wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water
wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water, painful sting: Giselle - It is important that you follow the doctor s advice and continue the warm salt water rinses. The rinses with warm salt water helps to drain any trapped blood or fluids that could be causing your restriction of opening and pain. It is important...

Dentistry: Metallic taste, natural hair colour, post nasal drip
natural hair colour, post nasal drip, daily headaches: Hi Chris and thanks for your question, the answer of which is a lot more complex than you think. I am pleased you are both seeing a psychologist, as this is where more of the solution to your husbands problem lies. It is well documented that, without an...

Dentistry: Molar problems, occlusion and function, wisdom teeth
occlusion and function, wisdom teeth, grinding teeth: Hi Greg, thanks for your question. Your unfortunate problem is quite a poser and I can imagine the difficulty of the task and your understandable frustration with the situation. Other than extractions and placing implants, another consideration might be...

Dentistry: metal taste is back, chest x rays, liver test
chest x rays, liver test, tingling sensation: Hey there Adam, I am so pleased for your sake and proud for what you are attempting - its going to be tough, but I KNOW that you are tougher and more determined than a pack a 20 little sticks! And this brings your saga to a conclusion, take care and should...

Dentistry: metallic taste after crown, notch work, family dentist
notch work, family dentist, cosmetic dentist: Dear Karen: I was just informed by the AllExperts staff that your question was pending. I get a tremendous amount of spam and at times, questions do go to the spam folder. Nevertheless... I have had many questions about this subject for a while, now. ...

Dentistry: mouthguards and retainers, mouthguard, mouth guard
mouthguard, mouth guard, retainer: I m not aware of a 2 in 1 deal. The mouthguard becomes your upper night time retainer so you don t wear your upper retainer and the mouthguard at the same time. They are two different appliances and you can t wear two appliances on top at the same time....

Dentistry: mouthguards, teeth and gums, bottom teeth
teeth and gums, bottom teeth, nightguard: Judith, I m not a dentist, but I can relate to you my own experience. I have a hard (I think it s acrylic) guard that fits on the bottom teeth. It does not cover the bottom 4 teeth in the very front, just the back teeth. It was custom made by my dentist...

Dentistry: Nerve Damage?, root canals, fish face
root canals, fish face, omfs: Dear Ingrid, Sorry for this late reply. The reason for the symptoms that you mentioned could be overfilling of the root beyond its apex(into the bone) and also it was probably filled even before all the infection was cleared up. I don t see any nerve damage...

Dentistry: Numbness after Third Molar/Cyst Extraction, nerve regeneration, nerve specialist
nerve regeneration, nerve specialist, nerve activity: Jan - The extent of nerve injury and the ability to regain full nerve function is difficult to fully determine. If improvement is happening no doctor would suggest a surgical repair of the nerve area. Seeing a neurologist for an evaluation is not a bad idea....

Dentistry: nasopalatine duct cyst, dentist bill, omfs
dentist bill, omfs, front teeth: Dear Richard, Nasopalatine duct can be very safely removed surgically. Enucleation (complete removal of the cyst with its lining mucosa) is the only solution for this cyst.I don t have any idea of how much it costs in the USA, but it costs Rs.8000 (approximately...

Dentistry: Occlusion after a filling, larry burnett, time margaret
larry burnett, time margaret, molar: Margaret, The teeth in question need additional treatment. Either the top tooth or lower tooth or both need to have material removed until all your teeth fit together like they did before the filling was replaced. This is a simple procedure and should...

Dentistry: oral surgery -numb tongue, numb tongue, lingual nerve
numb tongue, lingual nerve, nerve damage: Mary - Ideally, cutting of the lingual nerve (the nerve to the tongue) is avoided. If, however, the tumor and the nerve adjoined or the nerve ran through the tumor the probably of nerve damage is very good. It is now about 4-5 months since the surgery and...

Dentistry: Pain after root canal, gary backlund, mg motrin
gary backlund, mg motrin, tylenol w codeine: Hi again Hillary, I would doubt very much that your pain is coming from the gum. You describe you pain as severe...the gum just doesn t have those type of nerves. It sounds like tooth pain and the only place it can be coming from is another tooth. You can...

Dentistry: Periodontitis and braces, gingival sulcus, periodontal ligament
gingival sulcus, periodontal ligament, ugly teeth: Hi Susy and thank you for your question and I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. Periodontitis is the inflammation and infection of the periodontium of the tooth, ie. the support of the tooth, which includes the bone, the gums ane the periodontal ligament....

Dentistry: Perm Dental Bridge, dental bridge, permanent bridge
dental bridge, permanent bridge, bottom teeth: Hi Christine and thank you for your question. Firstly, let me say that your teeth look fine - at least they are yours and you have nothing to feel ashamed about! When a permanent bridge is cemented in place, it s always good practice to try it in first...

Dentistry: Primary Lateral Incisor, lateral incisors, missing teeth
lateral incisors, missing teeth, pediatric specialist: Christy - First of all, congenitally missing teeth do happen. Often a tooth or toothbut is present but can only be seen via an xray of the area. If nothing shows on the xray, then the does will not form or be present. An implant for an 8 year old is not...

Dentistry: Primary Lateral Incisor, lateral incisors, baby tooth
lateral incisors, baby tooth, inadequate space: Your dentist should be able to take an x-ray of the area to determine the status of the unerupted lateral incisor. Then you ll be able to find out if any treatment is necessary at this time or later on. Sometimes a tooth can be delayed for no apparent reason....

Dentistry: pain while performing root canal filling, root canal, canals
root canal, canals, pore: Hi Ned, Sometimes, if the nerve is very inflammed, it is painful. Your doctor needs to be able to properly remove the entire nerve for the pain to subside. Unfortunately, this may be uncomfortable during this procedure. Hang in there... you re almost...

Dentistry: pain while performing root canal filling, question pool, dental appointment
question pool, dental appointment, nerve endings: Hi Singhage, I am answering your question from the question pool. It sounds as if you might have what we call a hot pulp - a tooth whose nerve endings are so over-stimulated, that the local takes a while to have the same effect as before. What I can advise,...

Dentistry: pedia root canal surgery, rheumatic heart disease, risks of general anesthesia
rheumatic heart disease, risks of general anesthesia, root canal surgery: You received poor advice from your pediatrician. Delaying this dental treatment risks a dangerous infection. Your child needs to have the dental treatment done before the infection spreads. You need to discuss the risks of general anesthesia with the doctor...

Dentistry: performing root canal filling when it gives pain in one canal, upper molar, root canal treatment
upper molar, root canal treatment, teath: Singhage - The palatal nerve is a nerve that exits the bone on the palate. There are two, one on each side. The nerve is located on the palate at the 2nd molar . A knowledgeable dentist should know this and make you numb. It is not the medication, but...

Dentistry: preventative care for root sensitivity, Root sensitivity
Root sensitivity: There are numerous possibilities which can t be diagnosed without seeing you. But many causes of root sensitivity might be eliminated by having your hygienist apply a 5% fluoride varnish to your root surfaces every time you see him or her. Yes, the floss...

Dentistry: problems with new dentist, new dentist, adult teeth
new dentist, adult teeth, xrays: i would definitely go and get a second opinion. i do these all of the time and quite often disagree with what is recommended. i am glad you are writing this and asking instead of going ahead with this. there is nothing wrong with doing this. as far as the...

Dentistry: RCT or Extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth, chewing food: Dear Shivani, As wisdom tooth is the last tooth to erupt into mouth, it either doesn t erupt or erupts into an awkward position and causes problems. Very rarely, if there is enough space for the wisdom tooth, it erupts normally. And such teeth are useful...

Dentistry: Re post root canal, sinus pressure, partial dentures
sinus pressure, partial dentures, sinus infection: Dear Lisa, Of course it is not possible to diagnose your problems over the Internet, but I will offer some information. After reading your narrative, two main possibilities come to mind. 1)It is possible that your canine has sustained a root fracture...

Dentistry: Root Canal on 10 YO and Incident following, dentist office, dental experts
dentist office, dental experts, broken tooth: Dear Heather: I am a parent as well, and I understand your concern for your daughter. However, having a 10 year old with a root canal indicates a problem with her general care. I also do not like the story your have told me. First, root canals are performed...

Dentistry: Root Canal, tooth ache, nerve stimulation
tooth ache, nerve stimulation, penicillin 500mg: There is no internet e-mail address, Mya, so I can only respond through the system. You ll get a notice that it has been answered. As for your tooth, it sounds like you had an irreversible pulpitis, and that the pulp is dying , which is why you don t have...

Dentistry: Root Canal?, root canal therapy, x ray
root canal therapy, x ray, second opinion: If you had had root canal therapy, it would be evident on the x-ray. Some patients do not understand what root canal therapy means, because that encompass a number of entities, some of which are not the permanent treatment. Some dentists may also not explain...

Dentistry: Root Canal, gary backlund, sinus pressure
gary backlund, sinus pressure, dull ache: HI Sarah, I m glad you are doing better. It will take several days for your teeth to feel normal again. Just make sure that your bite is OK. Keep checking by grinding from side to side. You may need another adjustment before you go. It sounds like that...

Dentistry: Root Canal, new dentist, root canals
new dentist, root canals, back tooth: my opinion is that all back teeth that have had root canals done on them need to have crowns placed. when you do a root canal on a tooth, it becomes very brittle and breaks easily (as you very well found out). i really do not know what else to say. perhaps...

Dentistry: Root canal, new crown, pain meds
new crown, pain meds, root canal: Very difficult to say without seeing you. If it only hurts when you bite, try biting without having anything in your mouth. If it hurts, then the temporary crown or filling needs to be adjusted. If it hurts when food or something is in your mouth, and it had...

Dentistry: Root canal and crown, three crowns, new dentist
three crowns, new dentist, root canals: Hi Kim, I am sorry to hear about this ordeal. I would suggest seeing another dentist, as this office seems not to have your best intentions in mind. Possibly a new dentist would be able to make a bridge, or some sort of other appliancethat would give...

Dentistry: Root canal for front tooth for a 2 year baby, gary backlund, root canals
gary backlund, root canals, permanent teeth: Hi Krish, Unfortunately, the only other option besides a root canal is extraction and then your child will not have any front teeth until the permanent ones grow in. An infection in the front baby teeth can cause the permanent teeth underneath to be malformed,...

Dentistry: Root resorption, root canal treatment, disturbe
root canal treatment, disturbe, forward step: Dr. She - If there is internal root resorption, the only way to save the tooth is with root canal treatment. It is difficult for me to tell you if the resorption is external or internal, but usually internal is root canal appropriate, while with external...

Dentistry: RootCanal & Cavity, root canal treatment, cold sensation
root canal treatment, cold sensation, initial diagnosis: Dear Vishesh: I am not thrilled about your story. The initial diagnosis should have told you that you have caries (cavity) on both teeth. The doctor should then, be able to estimate the necessity for the root canal treatment. I think that the best thing...

Dentistry: rct, root canal therapy, sinus tract
root canal therapy, sinus tract, rapid reply: I m not certain I understand your questions, but if it fails it can be 1) retreated, 2) surgically treated, or 3) extracted. I couldn t tell you which is appropriate for you without seeing you and your radiographs. The pus will drain out that sinus tract....

Dentistry: reversing tooth extractions, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, braces for overbite
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, braces for overbite, two front teeth: Rhonda - Were the orthodontic changes with the second orthodontist totally the cause of the change in your face, I cannot tell you, but movement of teeth, during the developmental years, can affect the formation of the bones of the face. The facial changes...

Dentistry: root canal, rare anomalies, root canals
rare anomalies, root canals, larry burnett: The answer is not simple because in the variation of number in the main canals plus the presence of accessory canals which branch off main canals. In general one finds 3 canal, one for each root of a maxillary molar But it is fairly common to find an extra...

Dentistry: root canal, detached retina, root canals
detached retina, root canals, new dentist: Dear James, Sometimes when a root canal is failing, a patient displays no symptoms. The only indication may be a dark area showing on an X-ray at the end of a tooth s root. If that is the case I often send the patient s radiograph, via email, to my endodontist....

Dentistry: root canal, root canal specialist, warm salt water
root canal specialist, warm salt water, tramacet: Barry - Your wife has an abscess in the bone surrounding the tooth. Immediately, she needs to begin a strict regimen of warm salt water rinses for about 5 minutes 4-5 times a day. The rinsing encourages natural drainage of the infection and a reduction of...

Dentistry: root canal, gary backlund, root canal procedure
gary backlund, root canal procedure, insite: Hi William, I m sorry to hear your wife is going through all this. From what you describe, it certainly sounds like an infection. She will probably need to be on antibiotics. I would suggest that you call your dentist ASAP, explain what is going on and...

Dentistry: root canal on children, pediodontist, root canals
pediodontist, root canals, adult teeth: Hi Brett, The answer is yes and no. Root canals are performed on children teeth. However, they are not the same type of root canal that is performed on adult teeth. The materials are different, and they need to resorb as the baby tooth resorbs. Sometimes,...

Dentistry: root canal and major jaw pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, root canal specialist
chronic fatigue syndrome, root canal specialist, white fillings: i would get a second opinion from a root canal specialist. it is time that you had a complete evaluation of your mouth. make sure the teeth are all healthy and sound...make sure the root canals are done well...just a good thorough evaluation. and i would let...

Dentistry: root canal PAIN, gary backlund, root canal pain
gary backlund, root canal pain, reseptionist: Hi Kristina, I m sorry you got treated this way. It s very difficult for me to really do a good diagnosis without examining you. It still sounds like a large part of your problem is your bite. It is AMAZING how that can make everything hurt. Hold your teeth...

Dentistry: root canal post and crown came out, removable denture, root canal treatment
removable denture, root canal treatment, implant dentistry: Dear Angela: Yes you can. The remainder of the tooth (the root) can be removed and you can have the tooth replaced with an implant, fixed bridge (if there are two teeth adjacent to it), or a removable denture. Either way, the extraction is not the final...