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  • 3 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....
  • 1 month ago

    Oral Herpes or nothing?

    I was on vacation this past weekend, with heavy drinking involved all 3 nights. Night 1, I kissed someone on the dance floor briefly a couple of times, probably no more than 2-3 seconds each time. I did not notice any visible sores or marks on her lips or feel anything when I kissed her. 4 days later, here are my symptoms - 1. Small canker sore on the inside of my upper lip. I have had cankers my whole life and get them often after a long weekend of drinking without much sleep. I am 95% sure this....
  • 9 days ago

    Tongue white spots

    Hello, Since 1 and a half year ago I noticed some white spots on my left side of the tongue. Usually one white small (1-2 mm) spot appears and then begins to grow in a bigger circle with white margins and red interior until it disappears a week later. The appearance seems to change every day. Sometimes the tongue stays clean several days up to 1-2 weeks and them the spot starts again (sometimes from the same spot, sometimes a few millimeters near but always in the same zone – left side of tongue....

  • 1 month ago

    Small lump on roof of mouth dental assistant said was fine

    I'm a 19 year old female with no history of tobacco use and a very infrequent history of alcohol consumption. I have this small lump on the right side of my hard palate, towards the back. It has a slight reddish color when I look at it using pictures. I first noticed it around November. It doesn't really hurt, but when I become super focused on it I tend to touch it with my tongue a lot and it can get kind of sore. Some weeks I forget it's there and it doesn't bother me, but when....
  • 1 month ago

    sores from electric toothbrush?

    I have been getting sores just inside my lips and on the sides of my tongue, I think they are from the back side of the electric toothbrush. Does anyone else have this problem?
  • 28 days ago

    Why can't I get rid of my tonsil stones/what is causing them?

    22 years old.I exercise, drink water daily,eat healthy (no refined foods,no sugary orstarchy foods)I get 8 hours of sleep every night and feel very healthy! Had Lyme Disease which was treated with anitbiotics and has since had no further complications that I know of.My issue for the past two years has been tonsil stones!I’ve tried gargling with salt water,using mouthwash three times a day,oil pulling,etc and nothing works.I don’t know what the underlying cause is or how I can get rid of them.
  • 28 days ago

    Tooth feels loose but isn't!?

    I've noticed that one of my teeth on the bottom front left side of my mouth feels loose sometimes. I've wiggled it and it doesn't seem to move (I don't think) and I've had my mom wiggle to, and she says it doesn't move. Other times it feels normal. I nervous to floss around that particular tooth right now (I usually floss everyday). I brush twice a day and usually use mouth wash once a day. I'm worried because I haven't seen a dentist in at least five years or so.....
  • Extraction infection

    I had a tooth extracted almost 2 weeks ago everything seemed to go fine a week after procedure it started pussing out called the dentist and he prescribed an antibiotic been taking it for about 4 days and gums still pussing out when i push on it. Is it normal i still have about 6 days left of the clindamycin. Do i need to be patient or is something wrong?
  • 26 days ago

    Recurrent infections following wisdom tooth extraction

    I had my lower wisdom teeth surgically extracted three months ago. I was placed on two courses of post-op antibiotics (augmentin 1 week post op and clindamycin about 1 mo. post op) and I thought all was well. Approximately two weeks ago, I started having pain and swelling on the right side. Oral surgeon went in and debrided it. No direct cause of infection like a sliver of bone or food particle, just some pus. Started another round of clindamycin and peridex. About 10 days through this course I started....
  • 17 days ago

    Is there any other way to repair my tooth besides a crown?

    Here's a picture of what's left of my 2nd to last tooth on the bottom of my mouth. I just saw a dentist who suggested a crown for it. That's very costly for me and I was wondering if a cheaper alternative doesn't exist?