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  • 7 days ago

    Problems with gag reflex

    In the past couple of months, my gag reflex seems to be more sensitive than usual. I can only eat a few bites of food before I feel like I will vomit if I swallow it. I also gag and even vomit while I'm rinsing my mouth after brushing my teeth. It does not happen when I'm brushing but after when I'm rinsing. I have not noticed any dental pain or unusual swelling. I was put on generic Adderall a few months ago so could this be a strange side effect? Any insight would be greatly appreciated....
  • 8 days ago

    Sore throat, spots on tongue. What is it?

    I have a sore throat, runny nose and there are spots on my tongue. There are enlarged red spots on the back of my tongue and white spots that look like little grains of rice. I don't know if it's anything serious, but I am worried. Please help!
  • 8 days ago

    Old veneers ... cover with "Instasmile" veneers?

    I have veneers that are now over 30 years old and my gums have receded so that all around them at the top looks like tobacco stained tooth (I have never smoked). I have tried several times putting whiteners on those parts of the teeth but it still looks dark I can't afford to replace them so I was looking at clip-on veneers to cover them. Does anyone haver any suggestions about doing this?
  • 8 days ago

    Boxer Fracture

    Hi, I broke the 4th and 5th Metacarpals on my right hand about 35 days ago. The doctor put my hand in a cast for the last 2 and half weeks and I dont feel like its healing properly. Can anyone tell me if a cast is going to help my situation? I am very worried since I can not write and I am taking 2 summer classes but as far as I can tell it is going to be super hard to use my right hand to write with.

  • 8 days ago

    Lumps down back of throat

    Behind my large taste buds it is lumpy all the way down my throat and I want to know if this is a serious issue. There are also some lumps at the back of my throat and on the tonsils. On the tongue there are small bumps. I want to know if this is something that is dangerous or if it's benign. I have a horrible taste in my mouth as well as this and have been having dull non-painful head aches and been feeling very tired, if those symptoms are relevant. I'm worried that it could be cancerous....

  • 9 days ago

    Long Irritated Taste Bud

    For the past few months I have had an abnormally long taste bud. It is white and sticking off of my tongue. It doesn't cause me any pain but it is very irritating. I find myself constantly thinking about it and trying to fix it with the roof of my mouth. I have gotten burnt on food/drink before and have injured my taste buds but it is nothing like that. I can't figure out what it is or if it is significant enough to go to a doctor. Help?
  • 9 days ago

    Long Irritated Taste Bud

    For the past few months I have had an abnormally long taste bud. It is white and sticking off of my tongue. It doesn't cause me any pain but it is very irritating. I find myself constantly thinking about it and trying to fix it with the roof of my mouth. I have gotten burnt on food/drink before and have injured my taste buds but it is nothing like that. I can't figure out what it is or if it is significant enough to go to a doctor. Help?
  • 19 days ago

    Gap between every top tooth

    I have a gap between nearly every tooth on my top row, I'm extremely insecure about it. I know braces can fix one gap like inbetween the front teeth, but will they fix gaps inbetween every tooth? Is that possible? Thanks!! P.s. Honestly I'm quite embarrassed to post this so sorry if the pictures arent great!

  • 21 days ago

    Tooth #2 Crown vs Extraction

    To start, I do not have any wisdom teeth, so this tooth is the last one. I really don't want to spend $1,000 on another crown (already have 2). My concern is the rest of my teeth moving if this tooth is extracted. If age is a factor, I am 46. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  • 24 days ago

    TMJ? / Back & Arm pain

    I have always gritted my teeth, especially in my sleep, but I notice it often during the day as well. My face hurts a lot, and I sometimes feel as if I have locked jaw. My teeth are very sensitive and I occasionally chip them from gritting. I have an overbite. I have a stuffy nose constantly. I get frequent headaches in my eye. My shoulders ache and burn, extending down my arm which goes numb and tingly with a heavy feeling. I've recently noticed these are all symptoms of TMJ or TMD. Honestly....