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Dr. Robert Edward Caldwell, D.D.S.

Dentist

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43 years Experience
Dr. Robert Edward Caldwell, D.D.S.
  • Millington, TN
  • University of Tennessee College of Dentistry
  • Accepting new patients

How long do I need to wear my retainer for?

It depends on each case. Ask the dentist that put the retainer on. That is what he is for.

My son is sucking his thumb with adult teeth. What can happen?

Yes he will. You need to take him to a Pedodentist. This children dental specialist will examine him and recommend a solution to the problem.

Do dental implants ever fall out?

Dental Implants don't "fall out," but they can become loose due to inflammation of the supporting tissues. The inflammatory process can be caused from poor oral hygiene or systemic READ MORE
Dental Implants don't "fall out," but they can become loose due to inflammation of the supporting tissues. The inflammatory process can be caused from poor oral hygiene or systemic disease or traumatic occlusion among the most common causes. Regular check-ups and diligence with home care without other health problems usually results in long-term success.

Is tooth decay common with diabetes?

Yes, diabetes weakens the immune response to the bacteria that cause decay. Oral hygiene must be increased in regularity and thoroughness to combat the bacterial colonies.

Should I go get my root canal done by a specialist?

Not necessary to go to an Endodontist for root canal procedures. If your dentist feels competent and does root canals then he will do it, if not he will refer you. I have done READ MORE
Not necessary to go to an Endodontist for root canal procedures. If your dentist feels competent and does root canals then he will do it, if not he will refer you. I have done all my patients' root canal procedures for over forty years.

Is dry mouth possible because of my inhaler?

If you are asking if it is possible for an inhaler to cause dry mouth, yes it is. However if you have been using one your entire life it is unlikely that suddenly it is causing READ MORE
If you are asking if it is possible for an inhaler to cause dry mouth, yes it is. However if you have been using one your entire life it is unlikely that suddenly it is causing dry mouth unless you changed to a different inhaler.

What are some tips for avoiding cavities?

Eliminate all sugar from your diet. Brush and floss every day at least.

Is it possible to whiten my teeth at home?

Yes. Go to the pharmacy and see the myriad of whitening systems offered. They all work to some degree. An example is Crest White Strips.

Does a wisdom tooth need to be removed?

Go to your dentist to get this answered correctly.

Can braces get rusted?

No not rust, but a stain from something you drink or eat.

Is fever after a root canal normal?

Fever is a symptom of infection so you need to return to the Dentist to see if that is a source of the infection.

Will asprin help my tooth pain?

Sure, aspirin is the original NSAID. A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Also, you can take ibuprofen or acetaminophen, brand names Motrin or Advil and Tylenol.

I have some back teeth missing. Should I consider dental implants?

Considering implants to replace back teeth is almost always an option, however you need a dental examination for a dentist to determine if your jaw and bone are appropriate for READ MORE
Considering implants to replace back teeth is almost always an option, however you need a dental examination for a dentist to determine if your jaw and bone are appropriate for the implants. Of course many other factors play a part in the determination in your physical health information.

Are there any natural treatments for oral thrush?

If the case of Thrush or Candidiasis is mild, buttermilk and yogurt are good natural substitutes. You can swish orally and swallow. If the case is long standing or severe, you READ MORE
If the case of Thrush or Candidiasis is mild, buttermilk and yogurt are good natural substitutes. You can swish orally and swallow. If the case is long standing or severe, you need to go to the Dentist and get anti fungal rinse and pills.

I have really bad breath, even though I brush and floss. What could be causing it?

If you have already had a dental exam to rule out Periodontal disease then the next thing to check is your tonsils and adenoids. The Otolaryngologists can help with that and if READ MORE
If you have already had a dental exam to rule out Periodontal disease then the next thing to check is your tonsils and adenoids. The Otolaryngologists can help with that and if it is something other than the lymphatic glands they can refer you for systemic causes such as diabetes. I left out your tongue but assuming you brush it since you brush and floss daily.

Is higher or lower pressure better with water flossers?

Great potential to damage your gums. A better option is an air flosser which is lower force and a mixture of air and liquid.