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  • 28 days ago

    Mouth Problems

    About 2.5 years ago I went to the dentist for the 1st time in 20 years. I had not taken good care of my teeth, never flossing and brushing 1-2 times a day. My dentist has suggested I try a gel instead of a paste but it doesn't seem to help. For the last 2+ years since seeing the dentist on a regular basis, getting my teeth cleaned, cavities filled and flossing the symptoms still persist. Symptoms: bad taste in my mouth, film on back of front teeth, licking my lips and smacking my mouth. What....
  • 29 days ago

    News Flash: Gum Disease Could Signal Undiagnosed Diabetes

    Another good reason to keep up on your dentist visits: A new study found that nearly one in five people with severe gum disease (periodontitis) had type 2 diabetes and didn't know it. You can read more here: http://wb.md/2kRMbXV
  • 29 days ago

    I hadn't been to the dentist for ten years, I just want Feb 20, 2017

    I have not been able to put my fear behind me due to the fact that the dentist I want to see didn't take great care of me and I started to not want to go back to the dentist, I just found out that I have to get out one of my tooth and have nine cavities filled, I have to travel 2 hours to get my tooth done because it is so bad, the cavity that's in my tooth has travel to my sinus and is really in a lot of pain so I have to go see a oral surgeon for my tooth, I have never had this much pain....
  • 1 month ago

    Mucocele Removal Problem

    I recently went to a dermatologist to have a mucocele removed, this was in September 2016. They basically used a scalpel and sliced horizontally, cutting it out entirely and then cauterizing the wound. This left a crater-like hole in my lower lip. It has healed some since then, but there is still a very noticeable crater with scar tissue. I have been reading since then that in most cases the doctor makes a small incision, removes the mucocele, and then stitches it back up. My experience seemed much....
  • 1 month ago

    lower adult incisor growing squint amongst milk teeth

    I should be most grateful if you could inform me that currently, no dental work needs to be done on my 7 year old. She has a a squint adult tooth growing out . Perhaps it is too crowded for it to grow straight, so would extraction of a baby tooth help? or just let the jaw space grow with time. please let me know. Looking forward to your reply, best regards, Nixon
  • 12 Year Old Daughter Complaining of Tooth Pain

    Hello. I have a 7th Grade, 12 year old daughter who is experiencing tooth pain. There appears to be a flap or a tooth pushing through her gums, only very little of the tooth is out and this has went on since September or October of 2016. It causes excess saliva to gather up in her mouth, and it hurts to put pressure on it by closing her mouth. Its located on the bottom row and is the last tooth currently on that row. She also has an issue with something that concerns her jaw? She has an overbite....
  • 1 month ago

    Possible Abscess

    I have a few teeth that recently broken in my upper and bottom left side of mouth. I have been experiencing pain on and off with cold and eating. I have noticed some swelling to the left side and my lymph nodes are swollen on that side. I went to urgent care and was prescribed Clindamycin. I do not have a dental appointment for another week. I am worried that it could get worse in the next week. Any advice?
  • 1 month ago

    Oral Thrush? Or something else?

    Hello, I am a 22 year old male who was recently told I have oral thrush by my GP, and I got a CBC. The CBC showed my lymph was somewhat low (.8 with normal being at least 1.2), but total WBC, RBC, and platelets were normal. My fasting blood sugar was close to pre-diabetes, and I didn't eat beforehand (I am not overweight, and it wasn't quite over the threshold). I don't have HIV, and I haven't been on any antibiotics. I brush my teeth twice a day and floss occasionally, but haven't....
  • 1 month ago

    Dental Question

    I am 59 years old have all my teeth. The last tooth in the back has 2 chips and they are getting black. The dentist want to fix it. If I had it pulled would it cause my other teeth to move?
  • 1 month ago

    ?? Could it hurt me

    I have a softball sized access in my mouth. I'm pretty sure its infected. The thing is, is I can taste infection in my mouth and I was worried it could be harmful to me. I thought it had went down, that's how much I could taste it, but it did not go down at all. Am iok?