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Dr. Francisco Portillo Ramos, D.D.S.

Dentist

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Dr. Francisco Portillo Ramos, D.D.S.
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Accepting new patients

How do dentists fix cavity on side of tooth?

The carious lesion/ soft or affected dental tissue must be removed and possibly supported to withstand the biting forces once the filling is placed. The area is usualy no different READ MORE
The carious lesion/ soft or affected dental tissue must be removed and possibly supported to withstand the biting forces once the filling is placed. The area is usualy no different other than obtaining access to the cavity.

How long should I rinse my mouth with salt water after tooth extraction?

There's no exact timeline but approximately for 3-6 days without swishing vigorously. Tilt your head side-to-side gently, and only once per day, speak with your oral surgeon about READ MORE
There's no exact timeline but approximately for 3-6 days without swishing vigorously. Tilt your head side-to-side gently, and only once per day, speak with your oral surgeon about this.

Should I still have pain 5 days after my tooth extraction?

This may happen, there are other factors that may cause the continued pain. The risk of a dry socket increases with smokers or diabetic, a difficult surgery, may also result in READ MORE
This may happen, there are other factors that may cause the continued pain. The risk of a dry socket increases with smokers or diabetic, a difficult surgery, may also result in this as well. Grinding your teeth can also cause this as well. The jaw bone necrosing may also occur, therefore, follow up with your surgeon.

Dr. Frank Ramos

Is numbness normal after wisdom teeth removal?

Numbness may be a risk from extraction of a lower wisdom tooth, follow-up with your dentist/ oral surgeon.

How can I make my gums heal faster?

Normally your gums shouldn't be sore but if you mean the gum around the extraction? See your dentist or oral surgeon for a follow-up. Pre-treatment smoking, insufficient rest READ MORE
Normally your gums shouldn't be sore but if you mean the gum around the extraction? See your dentist or oral surgeon for a follow-up. Pre-treatment smoking, insufficient rest or stress increases risk for complications.

Can I sleep on my side after a tooth extraction?

It will not prevent you from sleeping on the same side but might be advisable to sleep on the other side. Discuss this with your dentist.

How should I deal with the pain of a wisdom tooth?

An extraction will obviously eliminate the problem, a prescription of antibiotics and pain medication or non steroidal antinflamatory meds.

Is it too late to straighten my teeth?

Age usually isn't an issue.

Does a tooth extraction affect the brain?

What I can say is that the local anesthetic (numbing medication) has a minimal effect on your brain when utilized correctly. If excessive amounts are used, it can have a profound READ MORE
What I can say is that the local anesthetic (numbing medication) has a minimal effect on your brain when utilized correctly. If excessive amounts are used, it can have a profound effect that is displayed in other ways.

Is it normal to have pain after a root canal?

This doesn't occur frequently, however, it may happen. Other factors may play a role as well. Please consult with your endodontist or dentist.

What can I do with night toothaches?

Please consult with your dentist, you may be experiencing this symptom from grinding your teeth. You may have a cavity or infection.

How long does a wisdom tooth extraction take?

The amount of time it requires isn't so important, the proper process is more vital.

Do I need to worry about bumps on my gums after having teeth pulled for dentures?

Yes, you should see your dentist. It could mean numerous things, but all need to be addressed by a dentist or specialist.

Dr. Frank P. Ramos

Pregnancy and toothache. What do I do?

Infection or pain are high priority, however, the best treatment should be coordinated with your OB/GYN doctor based on your health and pregnancy status.

Dr. Frank P. Ramos

What happens when you get a tooth implant?

A dental implant will replace your missing tooth. It feels and functions the most naturally, but there are other options although with some drawbacks.

Dr. Frank P. Ramos

Is it possible to remove dark spots on my tongue?

You probably need to see your dentist or oral surgeon. Food doesn't usually cause such spots.

What are the treatment options for cavity?

Once you have a cavity, it requires a filling. You can have a silver or white filling.

Will I need an anesthesia for a filing?

Most times, you require a local anesthetic; it ensures that the treatment won't be painful.

Dental consultation for dentures?

You probably need a full dental exam; you might have gum disease and or may grind your teeth as well. Saving your teeth will ensure better chewing ability. Now with implants, these READ MORE
You probably need a full dental exam; you might have gum disease and or may grind your teeth as well. Saving your teeth will ensure better chewing ability. Now with implants, these problems are less of an issue.

How long does a filling take to heal?

Most fillings require very little time to set (cure). Being numb requires more time to wear off.