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

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Dr. Francisco Portillo Ramos, D.D.S.
  • San Antonio, TX
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How long do I need to wear my retainer for?

It is possible to obtain a static orthodontic result. Many times it may not be the case and therefore teeth will move over time. In order to ensure that you maintain a great smile READ MORE
It is possible to obtain a static orthodontic result. Many times it may not be the case and therefore teeth will move over time. In order to ensure that you maintain a great smile (alignment), I would advise always wearing your retainer every night. Gum disease can also cause tooth movement.

Do dental implants ever fall out?

Dental implants can fail. What does this mean? The gum and bone surrounding the implant can become chronically inflamed, which leads to bone loss. It loosens to the point of requiring READ MORE
Dental implants can fail. What does this mean? The gum and bone surrounding the implant can become chronically inflamed, which leads to bone loss. It loosens to the point of requiring removal.

Experiencing some discomfort in teeth. What should I do?

There are many reasons why this may occur. You should consult with your local dentist. It could be an infection, gum problem, or grinding your teeth, to list a few. There are other READ MORE
There are many reasons why this may occur. You should consult with your local dentist. It could be an infection, gum problem, or grinding your teeth, to list a few. There are other reasons as well, so see your dentist.

Is tooth decay common with diabetes?

Uncontrolled diabetes may lead to numerous gum and dental problems.

How often should I be going to the dentist?

It's usually recommended to see your dentist twice a year, although some patients may require more frequent visits based on their needs. Some patients may require less periodic READ MORE
It's usually recommended to see your dentist twice a year, although some patients may require more frequent visits based on their needs. Some patients may require less periodic care, but you and your dentist may assess your specific needs.

Will asprin help my tooth pain?

It can help, but we do not recommend it because it can cause a chemical burn on your gum, cheek, and other soft tissues.

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

If you feel more comfortable seeing a specialist then do so.

Are braces the only way to fix buck teeth?

If you want the best possible results, yes. You have the most predictable results with conventional orthodontics.

Do I always need a crown with a root canal?

More often, we usually recommend a crown on your root canal treated tooth, in a few situations maybe not. Usually, if you didn't have a large cavity, therefore a large filling, READ MORE
More often, we usually recommend a crown on your root canal treated tooth, in a few situations maybe not. Usually, if you didn't have a large cavity, therefore a large filling, however, you have a risk of splitting the tooth if you don't get the crown.

Are you willing to assume this risk, if you bite on a hard piece of food or candy?

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

It's important to consult with your dentist, specifics are hard to discuss. It is very likely to see teeth move because of missing teeth. Whether your situation may apply is uncertain. READ MORE
It's important to consult with your dentist, specifics are hard to discuss. It is very likely to see teeth move because of missing teeth. Whether your situation may apply is uncertain. You may consider dental implants, fixed bridge, or a removable partial. If you have no posterior teeth, then a fixed bridge with your natural teeth isn't possible.

Can my abscess go away on its own?

The symptoms may subside some but the problem is still there. If the tooth is lost then the problem may go away depending what the problem is.

Does a wisdom tooth need to be removed?

Once the wisdom teeth are partially erupted, they're more likely to become infected. The risk of developing a problem is more probable.

Why do I have sensitivity in all my lower teeth?

If you see the edge of the teeth very flat, it could indicate grinding (Bruxism). If so, you may experience frequent headaches as well and tire when chewing gum. Whitening toothpastes READ MORE
If you see the edge of the teeth very flat, it could indicate grinding (Bruxism). If so, you may experience frequent headaches as well and tire when chewing gum. Whitening toothpastes may also increase or cause sensitivity as well.

What is the medication that the dentist will use as an anesthesia before my root canal?

The one medication almost certainly to be used is a local anesthetic, there're numerous types and why they may use them. If they're using medication to relax you is another matter, READ MORE
The one medication almost certainly to be used is a local anesthetic, there're numerous types and why they may use them. If they're using medication to relax you is another matter, same as before. The reasons and type is dependent on many issues.

Very swollen and red gums after routine dental cleaning

Contact your dentist and have a follow-up, it's not common. You may have another problem developing.

I need surgery on two impacted wisdom teeth. How long is the recovery after this procedure?

If it's a very important venue, you may not be 100 percent recovered; it varies from person to person.

I have had 6 root canals in the past. I need another one now. Why is this?

There are various reasons that this may occur: having a diet or food intake with high sugar intake can lead to more cavities and therefore more root canals. Grinding your teeth READ MORE
There are various reasons that this may occur: having a diet or food intake with high sugar intake can lead to more cavities and therefore more root canals. Grinding your teeth can also lead to similar problems, if you have a lot of very hot or cold foods may also lead to the same problem. The other reason is if you have bacteria that cause more parthenogenesis (more acid producing).

Should I go for teeth cleanings more often?

If you've had gum disease or specific problems, this may be warranted. Your dentist should know and make those recommendations.

Is excessive gum chewing harmful in any way?

It certainly can be if you use regular sweetened gum (refined carbohydrates), sugar-free gum helps increase salivary production without lowering the oral pH (acidity). Increased READ MORE
It certainly can be if you use regular sweetened gum (refined carbohydrates), sugar-free gum helps increase salivary production without lowering the oral pH (acidity). Increased saliva helps re-mineralize enamel and therefore decreases cavities from developing. If you clench or grind your teeth, chewing gum can aggravate the Tempro-Mandibular Disorders.

What does bone loss in the teeth mean?

Bone supports the root of your teeth. When you have active gum disease, you will continue losing bone, and over time, it can result in the loss of teeth, which may not have any READ MORE
Bone supports the root of your teeth. When you have active gum disease, you will continue losing bone, and over time, it can result in the loss of teeth, which may not have any decay. Isolated areas around the teeth may be treated to add/grow new bone, but may not be as successful in certain areas. The first step is to stop the active gum disease. There are numerous types of gum disease, but adult periodontitis is the most common form.