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I had an upper tooth extraction (tooth between the big

Hi - I had an upper tooth extraction (tooth between the big molars and the small teeth, on the side) on Thursday afternoon. A flipper was added right after the extraction. I'm supposed to remove the flipper 24 hours later and clean it and put it back. I don't know how to take it off. It looks like it will dislodge the blood clot if I remove it. Do I pull on the fake tooth to pull it off? Can I remove it safely?

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Dr. Hegland

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DDS

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I am very anxious and upset right now. I had Dentist A place

I am very anxious and upset right now. I had Dentist A place a post in the root of (missing) tooth 25 and file down a perfectly good tooth, #26 and make a mold, with the intention of making a crown that would consist of a complete tooth #25 and part of tooth #26, anchored by both the post and tooth #26. I left his office with the post in and with a solid blob of bonding around tooth 26 and the hole where 25 should be, for a temporary, and was to go back in 2 weeks to get my crown. Long story short, he got sick and was out for 2 months starting the day after he saw me, so I had to find another dentist. Dentist B tells me she has very bad news for me, the post that A inserted is crooked, went through the root and into the bone and is compromising the bone and she cannot in good faith make a crown and put it into a “faulty foundation” and I need to see an oral surgeon. Oral surgeon tells me that he won't know if I can get an implant or not until he extracts the root of tooth 25 and looks at my bone and sees if there is enough bone there for either an implant now or a bone graft and ensuing implant. He says if I cannot get an implant, then a bridge is an option. Dentist B calls me on Tuesday and tells me that she is going to put a “good permanent crown with clean margins” on tooth 26 and I should wait 3 weeks to have tooth 25 extracted to give things time to heal. I question this decision, saying why would we leave a post in that is supposedly compromising my bone for another 3 weeks? So she calls me back Wednesday and says “change of plans” we are going to cut the blonb apart, then do some nice, permanent bonding on tooth 26 and we want to get tooth 25 extracted ASAP, then we will know how to proceed with 25. In the meantime, I will measure you for an Essex (?) retainer so you will have a fake tooth where 25 should be until a permanent solution is obtained. She only changed her course of action after I questioned the validity of placing a permanent crown on 26 when a future bridge may be needed, and when I questioned why we should leave the post in for 3 weeks. How can a dentist change her mind like this? Is she even recommending the correct course of action? She claims to have consulted with the oral surgeon.

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Dr. Katz

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Doctoral Degree

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I have had a bridge on lower right molars for 35 years. Some

I have had a bridge on lower right molars for 35 years. Some decay got into the tooth anchoring the front part of the bridge. My dentist cut off the bridge, leaving the crown on the back tooth (it is in great shape) and discovered the front tooth needs root canal. He is offering two options: Get root canal done on the front tooth and get a new bridge made or extract the front tooth and get two implants done for the front tooth, the tooth that has been missing 35 years, and leave the back tooth alone. I am attracted to just figuring out how to get a bridge back in there - it was great for 35 years. Seems like a LOT less hassle. The only issue is that, because some decay in the front tooth is below the gumline, it may also require some periodontal effort to expose enough of the front tooth for a good anchor, which may align the costs of bridge versus implants better. My dentist said both are good options, but preferred implants. I'm looking for a second opinion.

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I have significant crowding in my lower teeth and bite

hello. I have significant crowding in my lower teeth and bite issues. I have been recommended to pull teeth, or also to use invisalign. I am hesitant with invisalign because one ortho assures me there is space in the back and the other says there is no space so i either need to pull teeth or shave existing teeth.Since then, my two front bottom teeth which are severely crowded have been experiencing gum recession. Very dramatically, since my last xray in January 2016, I have suffered significant bone loss. I am being told I have to pull the two front teeth, start invisalign, then get implants when treatment is complete.At the same time, I have a wedding in 6 weeks and I am afraid the tooth will fall out before then. I am also in pain. I was told short-term I can either get a little retainer with a fake tooth (I forget what its called, but it looks really fake) or I can start invisalign treatment with a fake tooth in the tray. Is there any way of preserving the bottom teeth with bone recession until the wedding? One of them is already very loose an painful.

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Toothache , I had a crown put on #2 several months ago.

Customer: toothache JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: I had a crown put on #2 several months ago. Ever since the crown was put on, it's been hurting. The dentist adjusted it once but it's still hurting. And now my cheek is hurting and feeling pinched. The tooth is also very sensitive to hot and cold. It hurts to bite down on it. The tooth in front of it was extracted not long before and I've been popping in and out a fake plastic tooth (Valplast or something). I don't wear it when I eat but maybe the constant taking it in and out is causing trauma to that back tooth. Dentist won't see me again - said to see the endodontist. But I am wondering if I should see the oral surgeon instead to get it pulled which would mean I wouldn't have any back molars. I have the rest of my teeth and I am 52 years old. JA: OK got it. Last thing — JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $18) to post your type of question to Dental Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. We can help you for less if you're not in a rush. Are you willing to wait a bit? Customer: Yes JA: OK. Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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Dr. Hegland

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DDS

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I have had a rotten tooth few months now. I have no dental

Hello, I have had a rotten tooth for a few months now. I have no dental insurance, so I have just tried to keep the area clean to avoid infection. The tooth is (was) located in front of my molar on the right side of my mouth (from my perspective), behind the canine tooth. After 1/1/16, I will have dental insurance so I will visit a dentist. In the meantime, what do I do to avoid infection in the empty socket? The remaining pieces of the tooth fell out yesterday. I am not sure if there are roots left in the gum. I have no pain, but when I brush my teeth, rinse and spit, the tooth paste and spit are bright pink. I have heard of home remedies to avoid infection, like chewing garlic and rinsing with sea salt and warm water. Anything else? Also, what will my options be when I visit the dentist? New fake tooth? Bridge? Denture? Any of this involve drilling or pain? On my other side, on the left, I have a noticeable hole in my second molar from the front. My teeth are a mess! Help!

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Dr. Katz

Dentist / Anesthesiologist

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Tooth implant fell out. It's one of my front teeth and I can't get to my dentist

Tooth implant fell out. It's one of my front teeth and I can't get to my dentist until Monday morning. What's a safe solution? Superglue?

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Dr. Behere

Practicing Dental Surgeon

Master's Degree

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I need to have tooth #18 extracted. Im 38 years old. I do

I need to have tooth #18 extracted. I'm 38 years old. I do not have wisdom teeth. I'm considering an implant in place of #18 and weighing the pros and cons. The only con to not getting an implant the oral surgeon mentioned is the potential for the opposing upper molar to super erupt. I have two questions: 1) are there other cons I should consider to not replacing #18 with an implant? My oral surgeon made it sound that the other teeth in my mouth would not be affected other than the opposing molar. 2) Could I get a larger crown on molar 19 (already has a crown) that would allow the opposing upper molar to have something to bite down onto?Many thanks!

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kleindmd

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I have had two crowns since I was 12 years old and am now 54..in

I have had two crowns since I was 12 years old and am now 54..in the smile zone. This year the dentist I trust told me I had an infection and there was literally little bone left but felt the best advice would be to refer me to an Oral Surgeon of and Extraction and Bone Graft and then down the road a Dental Implant as opposed to a Bridge. I took the advice spent the money had the extraction and a bone graft placed. We waited 6 weeks for healing and the Surgeon Felt it was time to load the implant. During that procedure he added additional bone graft material to build up the area. I was placed on Antibiotics. Everything was going well for the first month until I developed a Fistula on my Gum. The oral surgeon scraped down the area and put me on Clindamycin and I am very sensitive to antibiotics. This did not help and the Fistula didn't go away. He then agreed with my regular dentist that I needed to have a Gum Flap Procedure and More Bone Graft Material be put in ...(BIO OSS) and charged me another $650 for the Graft Material and yes MORE ANTIBIOTICS.. Even with probiotics my stomach hasn't been normal since as the Antibiotics messed up my gut and flora. Two Months after regular post op visits and keeping the area clean the Surgeon said he though he Fixed the Problem now all I have to do is Heal and keep it clean. Lo And Behold last week I noticed another Fistula in the same area. I went to see the surgeon and he said no more antibiotics this was no big deal just some bone trying to push through the gum but he put a larger healing cap on the implant. He took X Rays and said everything looks great and see me in a week to check but said...YOU WILL BE FINE...The Bone Is Integrating Normally and you are healing just perfect...Untillll...6 days later...FISTULA again. I took a picture and sent it to my Surgeons E Mail....and his response was...LARRY THIS IS A PERSISTENT FISTULA. TO TAKE THIS TO THE NEXT LEVEL EITHER I WOULD HAVE TO OPEN YOUR GUMS UP AGAIN OR IF YOU WANT I CAN REMOVE IT BUT I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING ELSE POSSIBLE...SEE YOU THURSDAY????? I already told him if this causes another fistula again ...No more Antibiotics and no more Stitches and Painkillers....My Question is...What does he mean by REMOVE ?? Remove the IMPLANT...OR THE BONE GRAFT OR BOTH and what does this involve and wouldn't this leave a GAPING SOCKET once the Implant is removed....Does the Bone Graft stay in and how does my dentist put a bridge over a GAPING HOLE where my Jaw Was Drilled in to???? I am so fed up with all the expense and time I put into this but also concerned if REMOVAL cures the Fistula and How does my dentist proceed to put a bridge over a Gaping Hole where the Implant Screw Was Placed??? Thanks You for your Answer.....Larry

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