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  • Is it wise to grind teeth together with emery cloth to a filling down to the right size?

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  • Can bad teeth kill you?

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  • Do you use mouthwash before or after you brush?

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  • Is it weird if someone asked a question while I was eating and then I answered with my hand partially covering my mouth because I had food?

    Best answer: i dont think its weird
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  • I have a missing tooth. Do I need to get an implant?

    I got a tooth extracted when I was around 13. I lived with the gap with no problems, and got braces when I was 16 (the gap still remains.) Now that I'll be 18 soon, my doctor said I need to get a tooth implant. And that if I don't, my teeth will be misaligned. But I'm really scared of operations (due some reasons), I don't want to have surgery and I don't want to deal with it post-op. Is it necessary for me to get an implant?
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  • Are you recently having this problem with YA also? When I post a question, then press the submit button, it does not seem to post the?

    question. But when I look under my user name, then the questions I have posted, the question IS there. Is this also happening to you?
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  • Which is whiter - your teeth or your underwear?

    Best answer: Depends on what area of my underwear you are asking about. The pee stained front is usually about the same color. The brown stained back is much darker.
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  • What is a bigger fear for you: getting a shot from the doctor or going to the dentist?

    Best answer: Going to the dentist. I'm terrified.
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  • If red wine can stain your teeth red, could white wine stain your teeth white?

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  • Oral surgeon wants to put my daughter to sleep for a simple tooth extraction?

    My 9 year old daughter is calm and is not anxious while in the chair at the dentist. We were referred out to a new dental surgeon for a baby tooth extraction. The surgeon wants to give her general anesthesia and put her to sleep rather than just giving her local anesthesia at the site. It's going to cost me an additional $400 out of pocket just for the anesthesia because my insurance won't cover it. Is putting her to sleep really necessary for a simple tooth extraction or is this so that the office can make more money? I remember having a stubborn baby tooth extracted when I was a kid and was only given Novocaine. I never felt a thing. My other daughter also had an infected baby tooth extracted by a different surgeon when she was about 9 years old and she too was only given Novocaine.
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  • Why does my tooth still hurt after weeks of getting a filling?

    When I was at the dentist they did an x ray on my tooth that had a huge hole and it showed it didn't went near the pulp but it was very wide and then they filled it and they said I would be sore for a couple days?
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  • Dentist wont numb me for cavity?

    so this is my first ever cavity and I'm horrified my dentist said that they aren't going to numb it because its just small enough. which i don't mind I'm even more scared of needles, i just need to know how bad its gonna to hurt, i don't want my dentists sugar coated response. so the internet it is.
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  • I can't bite food because of the crown?

    Best answer: You do not have to live with it. They can grind down any high or rough spots on the crown. They should not charge you for an adjustment.
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  • Gum disease?

    I’ve realised my gums have receded a lot and the teeth between the receded parts hurt. I can see little gaps between my teeth. The gums are swollen and red/pink but don’t bleed. I get really bad depressive episodes so my oral hygiene gets neglected. I’m really scared now:( I’m going to the dentist next week but wanted to know what y’all say because all the people around me say I’ve nothing wrong with my teeth, using my hypochondria as an excuse to shut me up but I know this is an actual problem.
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  • Why Is My Tooth Sensitive 6mo After Root Canal?

    I got a crown in February on tooth 2. When the office tried to put it on, it didn t fit correctly so they trimmed the tooth and then added filling until it did fit. I had it done away from home and I know the bite was high so my normal dentist adjusted it. I hadn t been able to chew on that side of my mouth since October due to another issue with tooth 31. I had a RCT on 31 and was very happy that I could chew there again but boy was I wrong. #2 always felt a little off, it got much, much, better when the bite was fixed and I figured it d continue to improve. I chewed there on Wednesday and at first it was fine but it got worse the more I chewed (note, all I ate was a 1oz bag of Cheetos). Applying any chewing (or even with tongue or finger) pressure on the part of the tooth where #1 used to be causes pain that goes away as soon as the stimulus is removed but it is much more noticeable than before. I know the original RCT dealt with three canals if that makes a difference. Is this a symptom of a bad crown? Could it be excess cement? Could it be a cracked tooth? Would having this crown removed and a new one placed likely help or am I looking at losing the tooth? I don t have much money left to deal with this as I ve pretty much exhausted my emergency fund dealing with poor dentistry over the past year and I don t know where to turn as I am above the poverty line but don t make much working for a nonprofit.
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  • WHAT CAN I DO FOR MY DRY APT IHAVE DRY MOUTH?

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  • How long should I wait to smoke after wisdom tooth extraction?

    Best answer: I wouldn`t worry about it unless you notice that it`s a problem. It`s never been a problem for me and I`ve had many extractions over the years. Likely, everybody`s different. Good luck.
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  • Do you have to get s cavity filled?

    I have insurance but it doesn't cover fillings, I have no possible way to pay for a filling, and I have a few cavities. The pain is getting severe. Can I just get my teeth cleaned and treated without getting a filling? If not what can I do?
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  • Wisdom tooth bleeding after two weeks?

    Best answer: We NEVER do this in the UK, a gentle rinse will remove food. Your socket is now healing from the bottom up so you won't get dry socket. Stop the bleeding and chew on the other side for 24 hours, it should carry on healing.
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  • Are you conscious after wisdom tooth anesthesia?

    What I mean is, when you're all loopy and silly from the meds afterwards, are you aware of what you're saying? Are you going to remember it all? Or is it like being drunk where you can't remember what you said or did after the come down
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