Dr. Francisco Ramos is a Dentist practicing in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Ramos 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.
Dr. Francisco Portillo Ramos D.D.S.'s Expert Contributions
They may require to be replaced if there is a problem, cavity under the crown, doesn't fit well, has a hole, or is broken. 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. 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. 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. READ MORE
Uncontrolled diabetes may lead to numerous gum and dental problems. 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. READ MORE
It can help, but we do not recommend it because it can cause a chemical burn on your gum, cheek, and other soft tissues. READ MORE
If you feel more comfortable seeing a specialist then do so. READ MORE
If you want the best possible results, yes. You have the most predictable results with conventional orthodontics. 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? 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. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
Once the wisdom teeth are partially erupted, they're more likely to become infected. The risk of developing a problem is more probable. 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. 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. READ MORE
Contact your dentist and have a follow-up, it's not common. You may have another problem developing. READ MORE
If it's a very important venue, you may not be 100 percent recovered; it varies from person to person. 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). READ MORE
If you've had gum disease or specific problems, this may be warranted. Your dentist should know and make those recommendations. 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. 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. READ MORE
There may be several reasons, if your retainer is worn-down and too loose. This may allow for some teeth shifting, certain conditions such as breathing through your mouth may also result in changes. Certain individuals have atypical tongue movements that will cause changes as well READ MORE
This should not alarm you at all, protocols always require a leade apron while taking dental radiographs. Because of this there is no radiation that should reach your developing baby. READ MORE
You need to see your dentist for a complete oral-dental exam, part of the assessment is to determine if you may have gum disease. There may have other health issues and need to have your medical examination as well. READ MORE
You must consult with a dentist, not having any diagnostic information may render inaccurate advise, but generally if you have an infection, these are some possibilities. Infection is usually because you either have gum disease or a dead tooth nerve, the severity of the problem will usually determine the options. There are other rare problems, but one thing for sure, you should seek professional treatment immediately as these problems can become life threatening. READ MORE
Yes, gum disease is very common with a diabetic patient. If not treated loss of teeth is common. Other health issue may also show similar signs. Seek professional treatment. READ MORE
Your treatment my be completed upon arrangment with the dental home. READ MORE
There are some signs to look for event though they may not be very obvious to a dental professional. This is why we recommend visits to your dentist twice a year. Signs to look for: bleeding gums, redness or puffy gums. A dental exam with radiography and periodontal exam is necessary. READ MORE
There may be many reasons for a filling resulting in post treatment discomfort 1) Treatment of a very deep cavity, therefore near the nerve.. 2) If the patient already had sensitive teeth may be a sign of clenching 3) Patient should not use a whitening toothpaste if teeth are already sensitive READ MORE
This an excellent preventive measure, unfortunately most insurance companies don't cover the treatment if your over a certain age. It costs much less to prevent dental caries and your oral hygiene habits also play a big role in good dental health. READ MORE
A dental abscess can be seen easily after several weeks once the nerve has died, early on may be difficult. A periodontal abscess will also be evident after sufficient bone loss exists. Physical signs are usually more evident in later stages. A dental professional should be seen and a dental radiograph is essential READ MORE
- Morristown Medical Center
- Indiana University Medical Center
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Providing surgical care to indigent patients in central and south America. Co-founder of UHMLA (Unidad Hospitalaria Movil de Latino America)
- Delta Dental
- ChoiceGuard / Healthy Directions
- Coastal Healthcare
- Davis Vision
- Dental HMO/MGD/Pre-Paid
- Extended Access PPO
- Guardian Advantage Gold Dental PPO
- Guardian Advantage Silver Dental PPO
- SuperMed - SC
- Texas True Choice
- Tribute Enhanced (Medicare)
- Tribute Plan (Medicare)
- United Concordia
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Bad breath, medically known as halitosis, is an indicator of poor dental hygiene, but may also result from other health issues. The types of food you eat and your lifestyle habits strongly affect your breath. If you eat foods with strong odors, it is only normal that it changes the smell of your...
- Plaque Attack: Habits That Lead to Plaque Formation
It goes without saying that good habits are the key for healthy teeth without plaque. Richard Price, DMD, spokesman for the American Dental Association, says that having teeth without plaque is easy. One needs to be consistent with healthy habits to have the best results.Plaque is a film of bacteria...
- Wine May Prevent Cavities
Researchers from Italy's University of Pavia have revealed that red wine and white wine may fight against the bacteria that causes cavities. But the study was done invitro; it will be some time before this will be recommended as a method to prevent cavities.For this study, researchers used two types...
- What Are the Causes of Receding Gums?
As the margin of teeth recede, the roots of the teeth are exposed. Receding gums are a very common oral problem and are of concern as it may be the warning signs of many gum diseases. Gum deterioration occurs gradually with time and creates small pockets or gaps between the tooth and the gum, which...
- Frequent Smoking and Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Gum Disease
Studies show that smoking and lack of sleep are two factors that affect the progression of gum disease. “The study shows that other than brushing and flossing, there are lifestyle factors that may affect the dental health of a person”, says Preston D. Miller Jr., DDS, president of the American...
- What are Canker Sores?
Canker sores are small, painful ulcers that develop in the lining of the mouth. These are one of the most common mouth ulcers, and the sores make eating difficult. Studies show that about 20% of the population suffer from these painful sores. Canker sores are classified into simple and complex...
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