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I have cysts on 2 of 4 wisdom teeth [all 4 have not grown in

I have cysts on 2 of 4 wisdom teeth [all 4 have not grown in completely]. How typical is it for a cyst to rupture, and what are obvious outer signs that this has happened? I know I need to get the wisdom teeth removed, but am wondering how long a person live with dental cysts with no action taken...

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Mark Bornfeld, DDS

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how long after removal of a dental cyst should a patient be

how long after removal of a dental cyst should a patient be on antibiotics? What type of antibiotics? how will I know if infection is finally gone? what blood work do I need while taking antibiotics and how often?

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Mark Bornfeld, DDS

General Dentist

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Recent dental history August 1, 2008 - Went to see my General

Recent dental history: August 1, 2008 - Went to see my General Dentist with pain/tooth ache in #4. She said I needed SRP on all 4 quadrants and I should be fine. Nope. August 11, 2008 - Went back to my General Dentist with the same pain/pain/tooth ache in #4. She gave me 2 referral forms; one to an Endodontist and the second to a Periodontist. She said she didn't know which one I needed, but get into the first specialidt who could see me. August 12, 2008 - Went to see the Endodontist, Endodontic treatment/therapy was not needed for tooth #4. The Endodontist informed me I had a cavity in #2, the size of the Grand Canyon, and that I should have it repaired. August 13, 2008 - Went to see the Periodontist, she informed me I needed osseous surgery on my upper right quadrant and bone graft on #4. I had the surgery and the bone graft. August 20 - September 25, 2008 - Repeated visits to the Periodontist, as I was still in pain. The Periodontist said everything she did was fineand she could

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Dr. Alex

General Dentist

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extremely swollen gums

a few days ago while i was brushing my teeth i noticed a bit of blood. didnt think anything of it until last night when i just happened to be biting my nail (not a habit) and felt my gums. to my horror they were terribly swollen. in the mirror they look like huge bumps. one big lump per each tooth''s corresponding gum area. not on the gum line but further up, closer to where the cheek attaches to the mouth. they are hard and appear above the molars just after the canines. they may be severely swollen but i cant remember doing anything that would aggravate my gums to that extent and it is not painful. it appears to be more area specific and bulging than swollen gums caused by gingivitis and they are not any deeper in color than normal. i took pictures, only i dont think there is a way to upload them in this forum. please help!

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Mark Bornfeld, DDS

General Dentist

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I think I'm over thinking. But can Foods such as a potato

Hi! So I think I'm over thinking. But can Foods such as a potato chip get stuck under your gums? I had one earlier and it felt like it sunk in my gums and I took pictures and videos and it's bleeding in the back there behind my last tooth on the bottom and it looks like it's cut and irritated. I used. Syringe and tried to use warm water and also salt water and Gargled and flossed. It just feels like something is there . MAybe it's just cut but still :( it's in the bottom back where my wisdom teeth should have been closed to the back tooth. And also I am sensitive gums and such because I have Invisalign's.

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Dr. Behere

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I had some cavities filled in January. My bite was off

I had some cavities filled in January. My bite was off after. My dentist is like 2 hours away, which wasn't a big deal with regular check ups, but has now become an issue. A tooth cracked. They have put on a temporary crown 8 days ago. I'm supposed to have the permanent crown put on 3/16. I am in serious pain. I still can't chew on that side and I feel like the pain is spreading in my jaw. I hesitate to go back to the same dentist because I wonder if they are part of the problem. Would another dentist perhaps be willing to look at me without charging for a whole new exam, etc.? We are about maxed out on our insurance.JA: Have you noticed any swelling in the gums? When was your last visit to the dentist?Customer: No swelling that I can tell. Initial exam was right before christmas, fillings done in january, temporary crown done 2/21.JA: Please give me a bit more information, so the dentist can help you best.Customer: The tooth is number 3. But I am now having pain even in my lower jaw and teeth.

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Dr. Katz

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I had a root canal yesterday which so far went good. I just

Hi, I had a root canal yesterday which so far went good. I just had a few questions. When should I try to chew on the side with the temporary crown, I've been doing soft foods but avoiding this side.Can I eat a cookie ? I've done ice cream today but I like a little something sweet. Is coffee OK? When can I start to floss? And can I have a glass of wine with a temperary crown once I'm done with the antibiotics? Oh yes, when, or if can I start eating some harder to chew items? I do like carrots and a priece of chocolate too. Thanks!

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Wife had a temporary filling on a root canal a couple weeks

Wife had a temporary filling on a root canal a couple weeks ago. I asked you about it and you expressed doubt a dentist could do it properly but the dentist said she was OK with doing them if the roots were perfectly straight which my wife's roots are on that tooth. The idea was fill the root canal with a temp filling and do the permanent tomorrow.However, today 1/3 of the tooth just sheared off you can see the filling material from the side, obviously it weakened the tooth enough that there wasn't enough left since it's a first molar and 1/3 of it fell off down to the gum We owe the dentist $900 for the temporary filling of the root canal and the idea was do do permanent filling and then a crown later.How should we approach this situation tomorrow? I've been paying the dentist a $100 a month on a crown she did for me and honestly she did a heck of job on that crown, the tooth was cracked in half but the root was OK so she crowned it. Thanks

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Dr. Katz

Dentist / Anesthesiologist

Doctoral Degree

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I had a redo on a ten year old root canal about two weeks

Hello, I had a redo on a ten year old root canal about two weeks ago. The tooth had been sensitive and I had started to get some pain on the side of my face...the pain was tolerable. I have had root canals before and know that it can be sore after the procedure for some time. However, I am more than sore. I am getting random shooting pains on the side of my face. I went back to the dentist yesterday. He said the gum on the inside around the tooth looks a little inflamed. He was going to put me on antibiotics but I had just finished a course of them two weeks ago. So he wanted to put me on steroids and I said no. He advises taking 400mg Motrin every four hours for five days. I just think the tooth should be pulled. What do you think. There is no swelling that I can see.

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Dr. Katz

Dentist / Anesthesiologist

Doctoral Degree

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