You can wear your partials throughout the day, but it's best to take them out at night during sleep and soak them in a denture cleaner. That gives your gums a break, prevents bacteria and plaque from building up on them, prevents cavities forming underneath on your natural teeth, prevents sore spots, especially if you have dry mouth from certain meds you may be on, and prevents swallowing them, especially if they are loose and ill-fitting!
As long as the dentist properly numbs you with anesthetic, you should be fine pain-wise with either procedure. A root canal is more expensive and should be restored with a crown or permanent restoration soon afterwards. But it is a way of saving your tooth instead of extracting it since you are so young! Sometimes with an extraction, you can end up with a dry socket, which can be quite painful.
Some signs are redness, swelling, pain to touch, a fever, tooth hurts upon chewing, a loose tooth, etc. Please go see a dentist and get an X-ray ASAP.
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Perhaps you are brushing too hard or using a medium to hard toothbrush which creates gum recession and thermal sensitivity. Perhaps you are eating sweets frequently and have a cavity. Perhaps you are chewing ice or grinding your teeth due to stress. It’s hard to say exactly without seeing your dentist and getting X-rays.
Great question. It depends on your diet, like, if you drink a lot of soda and eat sugary foods, the cavity can progress more quickly. It also depends if you have dry mouth. Or it also depends if you floss and brush regularly with fluoride toothpaste or not.
It depends how large and deep the cavities are, and if you are properly anesthetized, how experienced the dentist is, but I would say at least an hour.
Have you tried a denture adhesive like Fixodent or Poligrip? If not, you may need a new partial denture which fits better.
If you have a quality, well made set of dentures, you should be able to talk clearly and chew your food properly. They should be tight and retentive and sometimes Poligrip or Fixident denture adhesive is needed if a little loose. Sometimes a denture reline will help, too, or on the more expensive aspect, implants. If they are a new set, practice reading and talking out loud when you are alone to help your facial muscles adapt to the newness of them.
Usually, 4-6 implants are the average, but it is up to the specialist who is treatment planning your case.
Great question! Porcelain teeth are much more expensive/heavier/durable, but if you have porcelain teeth on the opposing arch, it is best to keep materials the same to prevent undue wear/attrition. Sometimes people complain of hearing noise (clickity-clack) in their heads with porcelain teeth. Acrylic teeth are most popular today which create nice esthetics and masticatory function at a lesser expense!
If you are only mildly crowded, Invisalign works great and is more aesthetic! If you are moderately-severely crowded, I would recommend seeing an orthodontist specialist to evaluate what would be the most ideal treatment for you!
Thanks for the question.
A partial denture can if the clasp arms around a specific tooth is rubbing the gum, making the gum sore. A complete denture can cause atrophy of the bony ridge over time, especially if one has osteoporosis.