Dr. Jeffrey Fellner is a Dentist practicing in Glendale, AZ. Dr. Fellner specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
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Keep the area as clean as possible especially before bed, flossing or using a waterpik helps, see your Dr. as soon as is possible. READ MORE
Simple and short answer : No. Generally wallet damage. READ MORE
Not a quick fix because of all the ‘hardware’ in the way but you’ll have to be VERY consistent with your cleaning routine at home. Buy 3-4 extra soft brushes, be gentle with them and get the bristles under the bracket and wire. Use a small circular motion. The brush will wear out faster ( that’s why you have more) but the stimulation through cleaning should help this improve, Use a fluoridated mouth rinse (non alcohol) after each daily cleaning - 2 x and maybe buy / use a waterpik to help. READ MORE
Good rule of thumb is to avoid self diagnosis. You would need to have your Dentist determine if there is an active periodontal infection (gum tissue) or if this is originating from a tooth (dental abscess). READ MORE
Ibuprophen seems to work very well however I prefer to start with 400mg every 6-8 hours with plenty of water (hydration) no more than 1600 mg in 24 hours READ MORE
Short answer: No READ MORE
Dry Socket or Alveolar Osteitis can be extremely painful and requires a Dr.’s intervention. Antibiotics, anesthetic (numbing) and placement of a socket dressing are commonly used allowing for normal recovery. READ MORE
My patients report that although initially being unusual, they quickly adapt to the feel of the aligners and have no problem sleeping. p.s. you’ll be wearing retainers at night indefinitely! READ MORE
Although not a great idea but the truth is - indefinitely. READ MORE
Given the time elapsed since the procedure I’d say the placement of the anesthetic is no longer an issue, If there was infected tissues present the medication should have improved the condition. IF the irrigation of the root canal passed outside of the confines of the tooth into the tissues then this might explain your symptoms. Your Dr should monitor closely and seek specialized input if no resolution READ MORE
Yes, among other things as well. READ MORE
My personal opinion here- not necessarily a central dogma- shifting teeth more likely related to ongoing and possibly unmanaged parafunctional habits (clenching and grinding). Strengthened and enlarged chewing muscles likely ‘force’ the cheek tissues toward the chewing surfaces of the teeth = cheek biting. Parafunctional habit management can allow muscle relaxation and less cheek biting. READ MORE
Moving teeth (when not doing Orthodontics) is usually seen in patients who are clenching and grinding teeth excessively but can also be related to a more advanced condition of Periodontal disease. In either case a prompt evaluation by your Dr. is required. READ MORE
If they were just placed then the discomfort would be attributed to post-operative inflammation, however, if many months have gone by then proper healing may be a concern. Better to see your doctor. READ MORE
Yes, but it’ll taste weird, rather drink the water before the mouthwash; the only time you would wait is if the mouth rinse is fluoridated or medicated (by prescription) - then you want to wait the appropriate time. READ MORE
This is completely dependent on your Dr. and the specific plan on tooth movement, so no, a wire change is not mandatory every month. READ MORE
Generally yes but the degree of movement required has limitations. In most cases an improvement in overbite / overjet can be expected but sometimes surgery in conjunction with orthodontics is required. READ MORE
If a Fluoride varnish is placed after the cleaning then you’d want to wait 30 to 45 min otherwise you can eat right away. READ MORE
Yes, upper impacted 3rd molars (wisdom teeth) are closely positioned to the auditory structures. Any infection or inflammatory condition in that area can affect ear comfort and (or) hearing. READ MORE
Yes, no problem READ MORE
With good general health, no smoking / vaping and proper home care swelling and inflammation should resolve after 24 - 48 hours. If it persists your Dr. might feel it necessary to use an antibiotic. READ MORE
Yes, partially exposed 3rd molars and subsequent infections around them can cause severe pain and possible hospitalization if not managed appropriately. READ MORE
Generally it’s advisable to eat a very soft diet after the surgery (clear soup, mashed potatoes etc), as recovery progresses so can the texture of food. Use caution with spices, carbonated drinks, alcoholic drinks (reduces speed of healing), definitely no smoking, vaping or smokeless. READ MORE
Salivary flow can be altered by many things; certain medications, increase in alcohol consumption, high stress levels or possibly direct blockage of the salivary duct(s) READ MORE
Yes, as crowns become stronger they can exceed the strength of the natural tooth structure they sit on. Under extreme forces ( habitual clenching or accidental trauma ) the tooth under the crown can break. READ MORE
Very short answer: Infection and pain. READ MORE
Absolutely, an adjustment after the anesthetic has worn off should resolve this issue. READ MORE
No. Oral Surgeons are among the most talented medical specialists out there. They are trained to do these very difficult procedures, quickly with excellent outcomes. READ MORE
Short answer - yes. Long answer - any foreign object placed into the body is subject to rejection, however, titanium endosseous implants (tooth implants), when placed properly in otherwise healthy individuals, show 97%-99% success over 5 years. The success rate drops only very slightly thereafter. READ MORE
Unless you had a fluoride varnish placed you can eat or drink as soon as you like, with the varnish it’s best to wait for 30 min. READ MORE
It depends on how much tooth movement is required. Facial profiles can change (improve) with tooth movement and is usually anticipated as part of the treatment plan. READ MORE
Ear pain can result from dental conditions namely: partially exposed inflamed upper wisdom teeth, inflammation in the jaw joint from clenching habits and chronic sinus conditions. READ MORE
Dental conscious sedation as opposed to ‘hospital’ general anesthesia usually allows for patients ‘waking up’ at the end of the procedure or shortly afterward. The office should give you more accurate info. and guidelines. READ MORE
Oral Surgeons don’t treat TMJ. Your Dentist usually treats TMJ symptoms and helps you manage the condition over the long term. If more challenging, then TMJ specialists are available. READ MORE
Absolutely! The frequent carbonated sugary drinks are more dangerous! A soft bristle brush, waterpik, swishing with fluoridated (kids) mouth rinse will greatly help in keeping things clean! READ MORE
My belief is that it’s neither good or bad, it can cause sensitivity in some patients and no troubles in others. Best is to be accurate in brushing and flossing and use Hydrogen Peroxide as desired to aid in your home care. READ MORE
It really depends on whether you have manageable habits to support the condition (smoking, not brushing the top and sides of the tongue) -or- systemic conditions (dry mouth, vitamin deficiency, medication use or auto immune condition) - you should see your Dr to check. READ MORE
First you’ll want to wait or be very cautious while the numbness lasts, secondly the type of filling is important. Silver fillings take longer to set up (lite diet for 24 hrs.). White fillings (Composite resin) set up immediately. READ MORE
Of the 3 ‘types’ of anesthesia, (General - asleep and need breathing management, Conscious Sedation - asleep but can breath without management, Local - numbing of the area to be treated and awake) the most common approach is Local anesthesia. READ MORE
Tooth clenching and grinding (parafunctiinal habits) are mostly related to stress. There is no cure for stress and unfortunately no cure for these habits. We manage clenching and grinding with appliances generally called Night Guards. READ MORE
The average dental patient without periodontal disease should seek professional care every 6 months. READ MORE
Treatment for "TMJ" usually begins with management of clenching/grinding during the night with an appliance that gives the jaw muscles a chance to rest. You will need to change some habits (no gum, jerky, almonds, hard candy, ice, etc.) and add some habits (no side sleeping, soft diet, moist heat and massage to BOTH sides), anti-inflammatory meds as needed and your doctor’s council on helping you. READ MORE
Hate to be the first to say it, but retainers are for life. Clenching and grinding of teeth (Parafunction/Bruxing) are the most likely means by which teeth continue to "move" out of the orthodontic position. READ MORE
There are generally 3 reasons: 1.) A cavity under the crown that can’t be removed without replacing the crown; 2.) A broken crown (fractured porcelain or a hole worn through a crown) -(yes this happens) and 3.) Objectionable appearance of crown. Otherwise they are there forever. READ MORE
If the mucocele initially impeded the flow of saliva (blocked a duct), then its removal is allowing for normal function (health). If you're running a fever, then seek evaluation by your doctor. READ MORE
Welcome to the group!! Stress mediated nocturnal parafunction is why a large percentage of dentistry is performed these days! If you are under stress, then you’re more likely to be clenching/grinding when you’re unaware - during sleep. There’s no cure, only management via appliance use (night guard). READ MORE
Ice cubes, corn nuts, those super petrified croutons, Milk Duds, Now n Laters, Rocks... READ MORE
Assuming that the meds are for the tooth problem, the meds are not able to completely remove an abscess (tooth infection) only reduce it in preparation for definitive care. This might be Root Canal (filling inside the tooth) or an extraction. READ MORE
Very! Untreated it can put you in the Hospital or worse. It’s one of the most concerning conditions in Dentistry. Don’t wait on this. READ MORE
First, fast does not always mean the most ideal outcome. Choosing the right procedure is dependent on the width of the gaps and your expected outcome. Generally, small gaps = bonding (quick); large gaps = porcelain veneers (slower), Invisalign Orthodontics (slowest). READ MORE
Usually, increased cost and healing time prior to completion of the case. READ MORE
Once the braces are off, the canker sores (Apthous ulcers) should be dramatically reduced. Until then, topical meds - anbesol and orthodontic wax over the sharp spots. If severe, Prednisone (Rx), or dental laser therapy to reduce the sharp discomfort. READ MORE
Usually grafting implants means adding material to thicken bone either to be able to place a longer or wider implant. This means a more stable, sturdy implant and a more predictable, better looking crown (tooth). READ MORE
Probably not taste buds (very back of tongue and hard to see) rather filiform papillae (most of what you see). Could be direct trauma (acidic drinks, aggressive spices, carbonated drinks), autoimmune condition (stress related response), systemic (health condition- nutrition status, diabetes). Any or all together can yield this result. READ MORE
7-10 days is usual, and unfortunately can cause others to occur. READ MORE
Small cavities usually treated with traditional filling procedures, larger cavities might require full coverage of tooth (crown) for strength. READ MORE
If there is no calculus (tarter) present and your Dr./Hygienist confirm there is no evidence of periodontal disease AND you are in good general health then it’s likely that you are too rough with your cleaning habits- 2x/ day, 2 min. gentle brushing, no ‘sawing’ with the floss= all good! READ MORE
The worst of the possibilities would be an infection (abscess) READ MORE
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