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I am 50 years old. My teeth have always looked great. I ...

I am 50 years old. My teeth have always looked great. I have excellent oral hygiene. Recently I stared having heartburn. I also feel like I have excessive saliva. My bottom teeth are starting to look bad. Almost like the tops of them are starting to decay. I am very worried about this.

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Mark Bornfeld, DDS

General Dentist

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I have a question. I've been dealing with a sore throat on

I have a question. I've been dealing with a sore throat on and off been seeing different doctors for almost 2 yrs had nasal turbinate sinus surgery but after I had it a few months after I'm still suffering with alot of drainage but I have a spot underneath my tongue that gets inlarged and then goes down on and off. This has just been a very nerve wrecking process for me and I think I just worry myself half to death because I have so much pain in my jaw,tongue,throat and tongue. Was just curious if someone could look at the picture I took to see if it looks normal or not.

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Root Canal Doctor

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I have reason to believe my upper left molar is chipped. It

I have reason to believe my upper left molar is chipped. It is very sensitive when I try to eat and there is a dull pain throughout the day.I have made an appointment with my dentist but the soonest they can see me is in 3 weeks. My health insurance won't let me go anywhere else.I was wondering if you could give me advice on how to care for my tooth I the meantime. I don't want the problem to get any worse within the next 3 weeks.Also- do you have any tips to help the pain when I eat. Thank you.

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Dr. Josh

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Resident

Doctor of Dental Surgery

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I have had 3-D xrays of several implants that were misplaced

I have had 3-D xrays of several implants that were misplaced ( literally completely outside of the bone in the gum) . One other implant was taken out before the 2nd opinion & 3-D xray. I could see the screw/implant showing above & through my gum. Can I assume that if the removed implant was also misplaced since it looks like the others on the earlier xrays.

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Dr. Katz

Dentist / Anesthesiologist

Doctoral Degree

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I have question regarding dental implants. Do you know of an

Hello again. I have a follow up question regarding dental implants. Do you know of an official statement or something that clearly states that dental implants are cosmetic and not medically necessary? Like from the ADA? It would be helpful to me to have something official. Thanks

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Dr. Katz

Dentist / Anesthesiologist

Doctoral Degree

4,278 satisfied customers
Food is getting stuck between my last and 2nd to last tooth

Hi there Food is getting stuck between my last and 2nd to last tooth on the right side there is discomfort when I chew and there is frequent blood when I brush my teeth after meals there is pain/discomfort on the right side of my mouth i would say thats about a 4-5 on a scale from 1-10 definitely noticibleJA: Is the pain consistent, or does it fluctuate?Customer: no pain prior to when I eatJA: Please give me a bit more information, so the dentist can help you best.Customer: but pretty consistent after eating I had lunch about 2 hours ago and I'm still feeling the discomfort Great

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Dr. Katz

Dentist / Anesthesiologist

Doctoral Degree

4,278 satisfied customers
I feel like my teeth are starting to decay but I'm not sure.

I feel like my teeth are starting to decay but I'm not sure.JA: Have you noticed any swelling in the gums? When was your last visit to the dentist?Customer: No and 4 months agoJA: Please give me a bit more information, so the dentist can help you best.Customer: I have white spots on my teeth now and I feel like they are spacing apart.

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Dr. Katz

Dentist / Anesthesiologist

Doctoral Degree

4,278 satisfied customers
My father is 82, he has had his dentures for a time and only

My father is 82, he has had his dentures for a long time and only ever soaks them overnight in water then brushes with a standard toothpaste. The pink part is turning black and he says it is wear, but surely there is something I can get him to do to clean this off?JA: When was your last visit to the dentist? Any irregular checkups?Customer: He doesn't go to the dentist unless he has problems, which has been yearsJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the dentist should know?Customer: He is diabetic

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Dr. Behere

Practicing Dental Surgeon

Master's Degree

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I had a back left molar (not wisdom) extracted a week ago.

I had a back left molar (not wisdom) extracted a week ago. After 3 days I went back in and the dentist said I still had a clot but it was small and the site wasn't healing as quick as we would like. He placed some medicated dressing over the existing clot and gave me some antibiotics.2 days later (5 days post extraction) I was having some pain radiate to my jaw and ear, also throbbing pain in the tooth next to the extraction site, nothing that painkillers could take care of. I went back in and my dentist said I have dry socket, she irrigated the socket and re created a blood clot..that didn't work as you could still see the bone and not much blood came out to establish a new clot. At this stage I still wasn't feeling much pain, just slight radiating pain up the jaw and a little in that neighbouring tooth. I went back in to my dentist later that same day and had it irrigated and packed with the medicated absorbable dressing. That was 24 hours ago, I still feel no major pain just a duke ache from my jaw to my ear.My questions are, will the pain definitely get worse? is it possible to get dry socket and it never reaches the horror pain that people speak of ? I'm going on a cruise in 3 days and there's no dentist on board, am I safe from here from it further getting worse, assuming I don't get an infection or anything. And lastly, can I drink alcohol with dry socket?Thanks in advance

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Dr. Katz

Dentist / Anesthesiologist

Doctoral Degree

4,278 satisfied customers
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