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What questions should I ask my surgeon about jaw corrective surgery?

According to my dentist, my jaw is not aligned properly and I have a severe underbite, so he is sending me to an oral surgeon to discuss my options for surgery. I'm a little nervous...

How is a tooth extraction determined?

Lately, I've been having a lot of pain in a few of my teeth. Normally I take advil to relieve the pain, and it works for a little bit. But obviously I'm going to have to go to...

Are children given anesthesia for cavity fillings?

My daughter has a dentist appointment this upcoming week because she needs to have two cavities filled. Will she be given anesthesia? ? I don't want her to feel any pain, especially...

How often should I mouthwash?

I want to start using mouthwash, but I'm not really sure of how often should I do it. I don't want to do it too much, but I don't want to do it too little. How many times a day...

How unhealthy is chewing tobacco?

My boyfriend uses chewing tobacco quite regularly, and it's just really concerning for me. It's a habit that he just can't seem to drop (he works with a lot of people who use...

What can be done for rotten teeth?

My grandmother's bottom tooth looks almost completely rotted, and refuses to go to her dentist because she feels that the treatment would be too expensive. What treatments can...

What is the best whitening toothpaste?

I'm currently using Colgate to brush my teeth, but I feel like it's not really whitening them as much as I'd like. Are there any whitening toothpastes that'll work better?

What does it mean when my gums are sore?

My gums have been feeling a little sore lately, and I'm not really sure why it's happening. My gums look fine, too. What could be causing them to be sore?

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

My dentist says that he could perform my root canal treatment, mainly because he's been performing them throughout his career. He isn't exactly a specialist, though, and I think...

What happens if I don't go for my root canal?

I have a root canal treatment scheduled for next week, but I really don't want to do it--at all. I'm tempted to cancel my appointment, but this is mainly because I would be going...

Which is better, root canal or implant?

My dentist gave me two options for my back molar: root canal or tooth implant. I was thinking the tooth implant might be the better option, but I'm not really sure. What would...

How long does a filling last?

I just got a few fillings done over the past couple of weeks, and when I asked my dentist how long do they last, he only told me that they don't last forever and it depends on...

Why are root canals done with several visits?

My dentist required me to have my root canal treatment done over three different appointments, rather than doing it in just one. Why is doing it over a few visits better than...

Can you get a root canal during pregnancy?

I haven't gone to the dentist yet, but I know that I need a root canal treatment for my back molar. But I'm also in my third trimester of pregnancy. Is it safe to get a root...

Are home remedies for teeth whitenings safe?

I'd really like to have a teeth whitening, but I just can't afford going to the dentist right now. I want to use some home treatments to whiten my teeth, like oil pulling or baking...

What are the rubber bands on braces for?

My son needs to have braces soon, and I've never really paid attention to how they looked or what they included until his dentist mentioned it to us. I was just wondering, what...

My heart won't stop beating after my extraction. Is this because of the anesthesia?

I've just had a procedure to extract my wisdom teeth, and my dentist used anesthesia. Now, after a day or so since then, I feel like my heart is racing. Could this be because...

What should I expect from my first periodontist visit?

My dentist referred me to a periodontist after I complained about chronic bad breath. He wants to make sure that I don't have any periodontal disease. Is there anything that...

What will be done if my crown falls off?

I just had to have a crown put in over my tooth. Nothing bad has happened to it yet, but what would be done in case my crown falls off my tooth?

Would my son need surgery if he keeps grinding his teeth?

My son grinds his teeth while he's sleeping and loudly, too. We would like to get him a mouth guard, just to see how it'll help him. But if he continues grinding his teeth, would...

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