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I let a cavity go way too far, and it's causing a lot of pain. What should I do?

The obvious answer is go to the dentist, I know. But I have an appointment soon, and I just want to limit the amount of pain around the area until then. What do you recommend?...

Why are my 5 year old son's teeth rotting?

My son is 5 years old. He doesn't eat excessive sugar, and we practice healthy oral hygiene with brushing and flossing. I know they are only his baby teeth, but why are his teeth...

Are my medications staining my teeth?

I have noticed brown staining on my teeth. I am taking iron tablets everyday. Could the staining be due to that?

Will being on a liquid diet affect my teeth in any way?

I am planning to go on a liquid diet to detox myself. Will this diet affect my teeth in any way?

Is it okay to swallow the gel applied for a mouth ulcer?

I use a OTC mouth gel to treat my mouth ulcer, and I accidentally swallowed the gel. Is this okay?

Why do I have sensitivity in all my lower teeth?

My teeth feel very sensitive, especially with those at the bottom of my jaw. What could be causing it?

What causes dental erosions?

My dentist said that he noticed erosion on my teeth, and I've never really heard of it before. What does it mean to have dental erosion, and what causes it?

Is it bad that I leave food in between my teeth?

Sometimes when I'm eating, I get food stuck in between my teeth and I tend to not get it out and leave it in my mouth. Is this a bad thing to do for my teeth?

I have a boil on my gums. What should I do to treat it?

I have a boil on the inside of my gums, and it's just becoming painful. The pain also doesn't subside when I use an oral gel. What should I do to treat it?

Can braces get rusted?

I have braces on my teeth to straighten them out, but in the mirror, my braces look a little rusted. Is this possible?

What are the symptoms of a spreading tooth infection?

What are the possible symptoms of a tooth infection spreading to other teeth?

Is fever after a root canal normal?

Is it normal to get a fever after a root canal treatment? If it is, or isn't, why would it happen?

After my tooth extraction, I have swelling in my face. Is it normal?

I had my wisdom tooth extracted over a day ago, and there's still a lot of swelling in my face. Is this normal? How long does it usually take to subside?

Can water cause my teeth to discolor?

I recently moved more into the city, and I noticed that my teeth were a little discolored. I don't really drink soda, and very rarely, I drink coffee. Could regular tap water...

How bad is teeth grinding?

My husband noticed the other night that I grind my teeth while I sleep. This just started to happen, and I'm not really sure about why it started. How bad is this for my health?...

How can I treat cold sores in my child?

My son has cold sores, and I believe that he contracted this from his school. What is the best way to treat this? Do they go away on their own?

How is oral thrush treated?

My little brother has been diagnosed with oral thrush. How is it treated? Is it contagious?

How are oral cysts diagnosed?

To me, it looks like I have a cyst in my mouth. It's not very large, but there is some pain. How will I know if it is cancerous or not? Would I need it removed?

Are there any home remedies to treat gingivitis?

Are there any simple home remedies available that will help me treat gingivitis?

What is the best treatment for mouth ulcers?

I frequently have the problem of mouth ulcers. Can you suggest the best treatment?

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