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it looks like I have an abscess above my front tooth. Yesterday I started taking antibiotics (Amox) and throughout the day my gum was hard, swollen and painful. Today, the abscess is soft, there is no… read more
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About 12 days ago a developed a sore on my gums above a crowned tooth. It became white and ulcerated and turned yellow at times. The sore became increasing bigger so I went to my dentist. He took an x… read more
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I had an abscess about 6 months ago. I feel like I am
I had an abscess about 6 months ago. I feel like I am getting another one in the same place. Is that even possible? I brush and floss all the time but I have been very stressed and I was last time als… read more
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My dentist says I need a root canal. Evidently the crown shifted and the tooth became infected. There is a slight bump at the base of the tooth, but I have no pain and no response to hot or cold sensa… read more
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I have a missing tooth on the lower right side of my jaw. It
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Mark Bornfeld, DDS
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I have dental floss caught in between my teeth & am unable
I have dental floss caught in between my teeth & am unable to remove it. One has been there for over two years & needless to say is quite annoying. I can feel it with my tongue but my dentist says tha… read more
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My back tooth is fully decaid and hurt's extreamly bad. I can't eat, and the pain make's me physicaly sick to the point I havn't eaten for 4 days. Every time I brush my teeth or eat more of the tooth … read more
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can you have a tooth removed when it is a baby tooth that is absessed only on amoxicillin for 24 hours? my daughter has a absessed tooth went to the dentist put her on amoxicillian and then wanted to … read more
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