Dr. Daniel Koplow is a Dentist practicing in Colorado Springs, CO Dr. Koplow 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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No. Just make sure the liquids are not a negative PH like soda or juices. Brush and still floss your teeth as usual. READ MORE
Usually the first teeth to fall out are the lower centrals, then the upper centrals. This occurs at around the age of 6 to 7. I have however, seen the permanent front teeth coming in as late as 8 years old. Lift up the upper lip and see if the gums are puffed out above her baby teeth. This is a sign that the permanent teeth are on their way. It would be very rare for her to have missing permanent teeth. To be sure, visit your local dentist and have him/her take a simple x-ray. Thanks for the concern. READ MORE
Unfortunately once a tooth has abscessed, you can no longer treat the infection without either performing a RCT and removing the diseased tissue from the tooth, or removing the tooth. Depending on the condition of the tooth, removing the tooth may be the only option. Yes, it is absolutely true that these types of infections, if left untreated, can spread to the bone and into your blood system. The best indication of an infection is pain! A cavity doesn't hurt until it is close to/or into the nerve of the tooth. Once the cavity has progressed that far, a RCT or removal is often required. It's best to address cavities as soon as they are diagnosed to prevent them from progressing. READ MORE
Gum disease is typically a silent disease, you will not experience pain or notice an obvious infection. However, a good indication of gum disease is bleeding while brushing or flossing. Healthy gums will not bleed, so if you are noticing bleeding, there may be gum disease present. Frequent professional teeth cleanings and proper home care is key to preventing gum disease. READ MORE
Bone loss, also known as periodontal disease is a treatable condition and is very common with diabetics. The proper treatment would be to have a periodontal deep cleaning, often called "Scaling and Root Planing". During this procedure. the dentist or hygienist will give you a local anesthetic and clean below your gums removing calculus and infection. Once your deep cleanings have been completed, you will need to return to your dental office more frequently (typically every 3-4 months) for teeth cleanings to maintain your disease. Unfortunately, bone loss cannot be reversed. However, proper treatment at your dental office and good home care can stop the progression of the disease. Your insurance may even offer better coverage on these procedures because of the known link between periodontal disease and diabetes. READ MORE
Great question. You could request a topical anesthetic to be used during your appointments. Full mouth numbing is typically avoided, unless necessary due to potential risks of the patient biting their cheeks or tongue. READ MORE
Bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease, healthy gums do not bleed when brushing or flossing. It is very common for diabetics to suffer from gum disease and require more in-depth and frequent teeth cleanings. READ MORE
Unfortunately until the infection present in your tooth is addressed, the pain and sensitivity will not go away. Your doctor may be able to prescribe antibiotics that could possibly help temporarily, but symptoms typically return upon completion of the medication. Fortunately, with the advances of dentistry and anesthesia, these types of procedures can be safely completed during pregnancy. READ MORE
Flossing should be done at least once per day. If you are using proper flossing techniques, there is no such thing as "too much flossing". READ MORE
This could be the start of dry socket, where the blood clot that normally forms in the extraction site has been disturbed and bone is exposed. You should contact the dental office that extracted the tooth to rule out dry socket or infection. READ MORE
Bad breath can often be associated with periodontal disease or oral infection. I would highly recommend that you make an appointment with your dental professional to have a complete evaluation and teeth cleaning. READ MORE
I would recommend that you contact the doctor that completed the RCT on this tooth and let them know that you are still having discomfort. There are many potential causes that would need to ruled out with x-rays and examination. READ MORE
Good question. You can reduce the risk of gingivitis by proper flossing every night before bedtime...or by purchasing a waterpik. Both will rid the gingiva of harmful bacteria. Also visit your dentist at least twice a year for your cleanings. If not, the plaque will turn into calculus which houses the harmful bugs that attack your gums.If your gums bleed when brushing or flossing, chances are you have gingivitis. Bad breath can be a sign of gingivitis. READ MORE
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