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  • 6 days ago

    Dental teeth scaling price

    I have a gum disease, my dentist wants me to have teeth scaling done about every 3 months to get my gums back to good shape, How much does scaling normally cost?
  • 7 days ago

    Salty Mouth

    For months now, I've had a terrible "salty" mouth. Feels like a salt shaker pored direct on my tongue. My saliva is always salty. Food doesn't taste like anything but salt. I do have gingivitis and was going to dentist regularly until he quit taking my insurance. So I've just not gotten around to finding a dentist in last 6 mos. Does anyone experience this weird "salty" taste in mouth 24-7?
  • 9 days ago

    Pain in the gum, localised - should I get worried?

    When I saw the dentist a month ago for a checkup, this wasn't an issue and my dentist didn't pick up any issues here...he did elsewhere (resulting in a drill and fill). A few days ago I woke up to find the gum in the middle of the front teeth on my lower jaw to have swollen up, like it does when food gets caught in the teeth. Thinking it was that, I flossed and no food particles or anything came out. I've been using a saltwater gargle for 2 days and the swelling goes down slightly then....
  • No blood clots or pain after wisdom teeth extraction?

    I had my top two wisdom teeth removed yesterday and I looked in my mouth to see how they were healing and noticed there were no blood clots on either side. I haven’t had very much pain and it’s been manageable with only a few ibuprofen. I also looked at pictures of dry socket so it doesn’t seem to be that. Am I okay?
  • 20 days ago

    Teeth have seriously deteriorated.

    Hi, I am suffering from chronic Pancreatitis. As a side effect of this disease, all my teeth have seriously deteriorated. Seven of my teeth is severely infected. I have been using medicated mouthwash to reduce the infection. From last day onwards, it's paining very badly. So I used Benzocaine, which can reduce the pain. But I didn't find any difference. I am not able to sleep or eat because of this pain. I tried Advil, aspirin, cold packs etc but it didn't help. My face and neck were....
  • 1 month ago

    Mouth/gum pain moves daily

    In the past few days I have noticed a throb in my gum line. It started behind my left front tooth, where I had recently had a filling done, I thought it was just some sensitivity from that, but then I noticed a throb in my lower front gum area, and today it's my entire upper portion of my left jaw. The only relief I get is when I put an ice cube in between my teeth and lightly bite and hold it where the throb is. Theres no swelling or any visual sign that anything is wrong inside my mouth. Just....
  • 1 month ago

    Bleeding gums

    My gums bleed when I brush my teeth. This is fairly normal for me, as I have gingivitis. What concerns me is that lately, the blood that comes out is closer to a brown color than just regular red. This only started happening maybe a week ago. Should I be concerned about the odd coloration?
  • 1 month ago

    Gums issue

    I went in for dental surgery. They cut my gums and exposed the roots for cleaning. It all went very well, except on one side of my mouth. Right after the surgery, I was eating and the gum felt like it was pushed down during chewing. It has all healed now, but the gums are lower on that side and the roots are slightly exposed. Is this normal, or did I loose a stitch during chewing that caused this.
  • 1 month ago


    I began noticing a general inflammation inside my mouth 8 weeks ago. It localized to the inside of my top and bottom lips and the front/tip of my tongue. No sores or other visible irregulatities, but you can see that the tissue is mildly pink. For the past two weeks the condition has caused my lips and tongue to taste "salty". If I'm drinking plain water it tastes salty on the front of my tongue. I went to my dentist who told me that he didn't see anything unusual. He prescribed....
  • 2 months ago

    Recommendations on orthognathic surgeons (Santa Cruz/San Jose)

    First off, can anyone recommend any targeted local medical forums? I realize that probably not that many people who read this are near Santa Cruz. And yes I did try webMD's doctor search engine, and it was not at all helpful. When I got my braces put on, my orthodontist said that once my teeth are straight, I should get jaw surgery. That was about two years ago and my teeth are straight now and I'm ready for the surgery, but I'm having a very difficult time finding someone who can perform....