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Doctors who treat oral problems such as tooth decay. They also help maintain your teeth to prevent oral problems.
The numbing effect lasts from 2 to 4 hours. Rarely does it last more than that, although there have been cases where the numbing effect lasted for days.
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As the saying goes, 'From 3-7 a child is learning to read, and from 7+ he is reading to learn.'
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The conversion should be pretty simple if you are mechanically minded(even a little knowledge will do).Find a wrecker or look for an 86 that is being dismantled privately, take a camera and photograph such things as pedal positioning/mounting etc. Location of gearbox and mountings etc. Buy these par…
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It could possibly be a bad vacuum line connection. some cars use a vacuum powered motor to divert the air to different vents when you select them on the climate controls. With the car running, open the hood and listen for any hissing noises, like leaking air.If you dont find any leaks there, and you…
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Managing gum disease is all about daily plaque control - essentially sound oral hygiene. That means, in most cases, stopping the plaque in your mouth is really in your own hands. Brush every day. Floss every day. Period. Your dentist or oral hygienist may recommend fluoride toothpaste or tartar redu…
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Please.. Don't use baking soda when you have the white spots on your teeth - I did and they stayed with me ALL day... It was embarrassing! So, Please, don't even try when you have them occurring. I have also used it to whiten my teeth later in the day for the spots to only come back the next morning…
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You would not place a sealant over a filling in all cases, but it can be done and in fact is indicated in some circumstances. There is considerable research to support this technique in a number of dental studies. It is true that some sealants are opaque and you cannot see through them, but you cann…
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Dry socket is a layman's term for alveolar osteitis. The alveolus is the part of the jawbone that supports the teeth, and osteitis means simply "bone inflammation". It is a post-operative complication of tooth extraction. It occurs when the newly formed blood clot in the extraction site is prematur…
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To fix the front gap between your central incisor teeth, you can either use: 1 - Use Teeth Effect Bands 2 - Bonding (white fillings). 3 - Porcelain veneers. 4 - Orthodontistry with braces. 5 - Invisible orthodontistry (Invisalign). Gaps in Front Teeth: To fix the gap between my front teeth …
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Answer I think you mean sealants to prevent cavities right? When I was about 13 my dentist put them on a few of my back teeth (the deeper ones which he thought were prone to cavities). I am 27 now and have a cavity in most back teeth except for the ones that have the sealants on - would highly re…
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Coke and Teeth Here is input from Wiki s contributors: I'm a nutrition major, and in my bacteriology lab, for our final we have to do an independent study. I decided to experiment on how particular sodas promote bacterial growth in the mouth to produce a very favorable environment for cavity develop…
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Dental care abroadIf you go abroad for dental care:-- Check with the appropriate government agency in the destination country about its national dentistry guidelines.-- Find out what recourse is available if something goes wrong.-- At the dental office, look for infection-control procedures, includi…
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%DETAILS% first and foremost x-rays should be done.if space won't be enough,i recommend using myofunctional appliance if space is not enough and afterwards use braces to turn the tooth.   It could correct itself, but I would take him to a dentist to have it looked at. You can wait until it…
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Holes in teeth You will need to be more specific to get a better answer, but most likely you'll have to have a dentist put a filling put in the tooth. What is the hole from? Where is the hole in the tooth? How long have you had it? Any more details you can add will be very helpful in answering yo…
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Look in the yellow pages or talk to neighbors. I personally wouldn't call 1800dentist, both times I called, I wasn't happy. She should feel comfortable the firt visit. If she doesn't, she shouldn't go back. Try my dentist. It's called 1st Gentle Dentistry. A well designed small office with personali…
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I've never heard of them causing numbness, but most likely you should have them taken out. Most people need them out. You should go see a dentist or a regular doctor to find out about the numbness. numbness on the side of the face can be many things, if it gets worse or persists it is highly recomm…
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Very common, a lot of people never develop wisdom teeth. There is nothing wrong with you, it's just the way some people are. If you mean that you actually don't have them when you are little, you aren't supposed to have wisdom teeth buds yet. You have 25 % chances of being born with one or more wi…
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it is most likely the tooth had a small crack in it anyway. the tooth was alittle"high"from the new filling and the extra pressure from biting on it, cracked the tooth. usually after a new filling, you should go back to have the filling polished which strengthens the filling and adjusts the bite.
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%REPLIES% Answer It took me over one week for it to go down. I eat ice cream. That helped a little. Answer If it is very bad pain, you should call the dentist back. You may have an infection, or it could just be that you have more pain. If it is still just a little swollen and uncomfort…
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You should check Dental Schools in your area. Alot of universities have dental schools where student dentists will treat the public, and the cost is 30% of that of a regular dentist. Good Luck.   I understand that prices in Eastern Europe are very inexpensive for good-quality, modern dental c…
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You could look in the yellow pages and call different dentists and tell them what you want and see if they do that.Most dentists do extractions and dentures. Most will have the dentures made in a lab, but they do all the paper work and put them in for you and adjust them if and when needed.
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The dentist will know better if you have a periapical x-ray of the wisdom tooth area and will immediately confirm the infection of tooth. Yes, it can become infected around the gums while coming in. That is pretty common. The best thing to do is keep it very clean. This will be a bit painful at firs…
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Dental care abroad If you go abroad for dental care: -- Check with the appropriate government agency in the destination country about its national dentistry guidelines. -- Find out what recourse is available if something goes wrong. -- At the dental office, look for infection-control procedures, inc…
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Teeth whitening are surely an option. I have done teeth whitening from Dr.Stephen Phelan in Toronto. But teeth whitening can't be done for everyone.. Especially those with a thin enamel. I am not sure whether you could use whitener's right after chemo. So it is always better to take an expert opinio…
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Dental care abroad If you go abroad for dental care:-- Check with the appropriate government agency in the destination country about its national dentistry guidelines.-- Find out what recourse is available if something goes wrong.-- At the dental office, look for infection-control procedures, includ…
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%DETAILS% Answer there is a new clinic in Nogalez Mexico just crossing the border they have the best equp and tech they have the new cerec 3d and lasser they are great they are called dental laser and they get dental insurance, as you know prices are cheaper so you can do more for less there ..…
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Out of personal experience it cost me about $2000.  Cost of Having Wisdom Teeth Pulled Here are answers and opinions from FAQ Farmers: I would say it is probably about 2000 dollars. Or more possibly. And just a side note, it won't be too much more to have the 4th one taken out at the same tim…
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The whole is most likely from a cavity so they will put a filling in it. Most likely the dentist will get you numb. When you are numb they will drill out any decay and then shape the whole so it will hold a filling properly. If it is a front tooth, you will get a tooth colored filling. If it is a ba…
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In my experience the important thing is to keep the mouth very very clean. Then I began a light massage in the muscles around the jaw and the facial muscles. I dedicated a good six hours to lying in bed massaging and then I would sleep and wake up and massage again. Eventually the infection will spr…
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Do some research, ask some friends and relatives around you. Who do they go to?
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Your option would be to go to a dental surgeon to have then put some braces on. They do have braces that you can't see. I don't know what others think, but I think they are quiet fashionable, atleast at the time I had them on which was about 4-5 years ago when I was 14 or 15. I loved my braces. …
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No, that can't really happen. Teeth can get cracked my a number of different things.  NoIt is very unlikely that front teeth get cracked due to pressure caussed by wisdom teeth. Usually it takes a trauma to crack a tooth.NOalthough they cannot crack your teeth, they WILL cause pressure and cau…
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Either braces or adding tooth colored filling to each of the front teeth. That will close the gap, but the front teeth will apear bigger. Go to the dentist and orthodontist and have consults about which would be better and how much each would cost.  A few months ago I came across a website cal…
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The best thing would be to have a filling put in the tooth. But if the tooth is going to fall out soon, the dentist may recommend pulling it instead. Have it looked at by a dentist and then do what you think is best. Whatever you do don't pull it out yourself. See a dentist its not that bad, hon…
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It's better if you do. It will stop the bleeding sooner and help prevent a dry socket. A dry socket is VERY painful. Just use a small piece and fold it into a small square, put the square directly over the spot where the tooth was removed and bite down. Don't bite down to where you are making your m…
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I haven't yet had my wisdom tooth out, but I have had alot of pain with it. For the past few months a lymph node in my neck has been swollen. Both the dentist and the doctor has assured me that it is because of and infection in my wisdom tooth. maybe you have just got an infection from getting the t…
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%DETAILS% Answer Depending on the size of the gap between the teeth, sometimes just filling them in is possible. Talk to your local dentist to see if they can do it without it looking too fake. We can usually use the same filling material (matched perfectly to the color of your teeth) fill in…
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It should only last a few hours after the surgery. If it lasts more than one day, you should call your dentist, as you may be suffering from temporary paresthesia.Personal Experiences: I just had my four pulled. I was numb from the novacaine for a couple hours afterwards, but that also might be beca…
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You really can't. If they are the tiniest beginnings of cavities sometimes extra good brushing and flossing will get rid of them. But if it is a cavity and not just the beginnings, then it will need to be filled. "> There may be. Check this out curetoothdecay.com/. I haven't tried it, but it l…
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I have the same problem. I never got my wisdom teeth taken out. I am 23 years old now, and a few days ago i found a small hole, about the size of a pencil lead right behind my last moler, in between where my wisdom tooth should be, and where the molar is. Food gets stuck in it, its very sensitive to…
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Try a Water Pik. Avoid sticking anything in there, as you could break the skin and cause an infection. Either rinse with water and salt, or use a plastique syringe that you buy at the drug store.
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A few days but check with the dentist who did the extractions. They generally like the sutures to stay in for a whole week, but sometimes it doesn't hurt for them to be a couple of days early. Always call the dentist who did the extractions though if anything out of the ordinary takes place. Reso…
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Possibly...Try buying a sports mouth guard. (like they wear in football) Follow the directions on the guard to form fit it to your mouth. Then wear it at night and any other time during the day that's convenient for you. This may help some.   In my experience I had some money and went to the …
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You need to research them and see which ones suit you best. As a starting point, look for clinics that have a good reputation and have been treating English speaking patients for many, many years. Look for clinics that do everything from root canals, crowns and implants to full-mouth cosmetic dent…
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If it's a true dry socket, you should go into the dentist. They will have medicines to put in there to make it feel better.   You can also try biting on tea bags. But as soon as you remove the tea bag, it will hurt again. Get the tea bag a little wet and put over the whole and bit firm, but g…
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along with brushing twice a day you must also floss to get between those tight teeth where all the plaque is hiding. there are no real techniques you just brush for two minutes twice a day as well as floss.       I am a dental professional and the only technique to effectively cl…
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"Orange Dentist Dr. Marcus. Yes it is possible. I have seen second and even third sets of wisdom teeth. They are generally very small and under developed. An x-ray is needed to diagnose properly."From : http://www.smilesbydan.com/Wisdom_Tooth_FAQs.htmlDr. Dan Marcus
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There are many dentist available online who can help you.If you want to know any thing related to dental treatment please go to their contact number OR put your details in to their inquiry form. But please do not use this procedure only for entertainment, because it is harmful for those students who…
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Recent advertising claims certain mouthwash is just as good as flossing. This is what the ADA says: While some study results indicate the use of a mouth rinse can be as effective as flossing for reducing plaque between the teeth, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing twice a day …
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No, there is no way to get rid of a cavity other than going to a dentist. There are ways to help the pain temporarily if it's needed, but only a dentist can remove the cavity. ------------ And even when you get rid of the pain it doesn't mean that the problems with the cavity have stopped. The bac…
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Yes, if the tooth is infected it can cause swelling in the jaw joint, it can also cause the same swelling if the tooth keeps extending and rectracting
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No, no, no, you can't. Neve put bleach cleaner in your mouth. If you want to bleach your teeth see a dentist or buy a bleach kit at the store.The above poster gave you excellent advice. ONLY YOUR DENTIST should bleach your teeth! Even buying the whiteners in the stores does damage to the gums. I jus…
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I purchased teeth effects a month ago. Now the gap is completely gone I can't stop smiling I feel like a new person. I used to wear braces for the same problem, but I tell you, teeth effects work better and I recommend them to everyone. I bought those bands. They work ur teeths get kinda weak bu…
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I just had my lower two impacted wisdom teeth removed and I'm 32 years old !! I would expect at least 7-10 days of swelling and soreness and mild bleeding to occur the first 24-48 hours after surgery. If you take care of the extraction sites and follow the dentists post-op instructions, the healing …
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Find you another dentist; have that one transfer your records over to him/her from your old dentist. Then have the new dentist check your mouth out. This would be a second opinion. If it turns out the same way, then go back to your old dentist, or if not, then keep the new one. Some of these, just l…
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Be a brave man. Braces aren't going to hurt much. Now, getting teeth surgically removed, is another story.   Get two other orthodontists look at you, and try to not have teeth pulled.   Hey, just think how many people in the world has or had braces. It shouldn't hurt that much. Talk to…
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They are called "eights" ~ extra wisdom teeth, which is uncommon. I had 2 on my upper set which I had removed. Consider yourself "special"=)   I also have two more wisdom teeth in upper part
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I recently had a large wisdom tooth removed from the top left and I reckon maybe it makes my jaw look very slightly smaller. The most common reason of wisdom teeth extraction is that the jawline is already too small for them to erupt.The removal of any permanent tooth will affect the structure of…
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It depends on the tooth and how it is in your mouth. Some wisdom teeth can be removed without surgery and some need surgery. The hole doesn't really affect needing surgery or not.   Wisdom teeth, if bothersome, usually are pulled. Most dentists prefer you see an oral surgeon just in case thei…
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Yes, it is possible to have a salty flavor and a gooey feeling where the tooth was extracted, but my question is ... "Why are you putting your tongue there and annoying it!" Please don't.Rinse your mouth out several times a day with warm, salt water. Swoosh it around particularly where your wisdom t…
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I find that advil works great for tooth pain/pressure. You may wish to call around to different oral surgeons to see if you can find a good price. Many offer reasonable payment plans as well.
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It might be different in different people's cases although in my case .. my doctor put what is called Liquid Vallum in the iv. This is a type of sedation
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Answer It depends on what you mean by "shot" ~ if you mean freezing, then it is quite normal to have an increased heart rate and maybe a little hyperventilating. If it is quite severe, you may want to discuss it with your dentist to explore other options. Answer I am thinking that you are per…
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If it is superficial - that is to say if it is still within the enamel or just on the root surface, and it has not cavitated (no hole in it yet), then you sometimes can remineralize it through careful oral hygiene (brush gently 2-3 times/day - or floss if it is in-between teeth) and daily flouride. …
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Yes, legally all general dentists are qualified to do root canals. But, IMO not as qualified as an endodontist who has gone through 2-3 years of additional training in the specialty and does ONLY root canals all day rather than once/week. I would only let an endodontist do my root canal and similar…
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Yes, Coke is one of the many drinks that can cause teeth staining. A cleaining in a dental office should remove all or most of the stains. I'm not sure the ingredient that stains the teeth, but it's probably the dye's in it or maybe the caffeine. Any dark pop/soda will stain your teeth. Coffee and t…
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Yes, Dentist's record where your problem area's are. Sometimes, cavities are visual, (on the surface). Othertimes, cavities are inside your tooth. Dentist's take X-ray's of your mouth, and based on these X-ray's they can pin point exactly where your problems are. There are 5 surfaces on a tooth, …
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Two weeks ago, we paid $1,204.00 for four wisdom teeth to be extracted. This was done by an oral surgeon who was also a medical doctor which may account for the high cost. We used this person because my son has bad allergies so we wanted the medical doctor expertise as well.
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It is very unusual to have two sets of wisdom teeth - are you sure? Removal is only required if problems occur and the teeth do not erupt normally. After surgery, there is commonly pain, swelling, bruising and rarely tingling or numbness in lip, chin, tongue which us usually transient. The difficul…
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Usually you are given antibiotics to ward off any infection. And it will usually fix itself. That is my understanding.   A small surgical procedure is sometimes necessary to close the hole if the gum tissue grows together with the sinus tissue to form a tunnel
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Most likely you'll need braces to close the gaps. But it's possible they could be fixed with tooth colored fillings or a veneers/crowns. You'll have to go to an orthodontist or general dentist and see what is best for your teeth and your finances. Cost can very greatly depending on the state and doc…
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ABSOLUTELY NOT! Our teeth are designed for chewing. If anyone has told you, this they are lying to your face.   No: teeth have a sort of "memory" that keeps the roots in one particular place. Even if something really hard such as a jawbreaker was chewed, the tooth would most likely not shift.
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I don't know where you live, but in the UK, this type of work is best carried out by a general dental practitioner. Unless you are referred, you do not need to see a specialist for this simple treatment.Dr Nicholas Manning BDS Glasg MFDS (RCSEng)
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It means you brushing needs to improve.
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Answer If you have wisdom teeth and they haven't come in normally, you need to have them removed. And possiblly even if they have come in. They are so far back it's very hard to keep them properly cleaned. It's better to get them removed as a young adult rather than an older person. It's also bet…
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Yes, bruising and swelling are very common complications of wisdom tooth extraction. The swelling will be at its worst 48-36 hours after the extraction before it begins to die off. Apply an ice pack to the swollen area.I hope I have been of some assistance.Dr Nicholas Manning BDS Glasg MFDS (RCSEng)
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Usually, the next day. However, Rinse your mouth out with a little warm water and salt (a few dashes) in a glass. Just swish it around gently. Rinse your mouth out with a salt and water mixture aprx. Three times a day. Your dentist should have given you an antibiotic to fight any type of potential i…
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In the absense of periodontal disease (meaning you don't have any gum disease) then you may be able to qualify for a basic "preventative" cleaning. Depending on your city/state this can range from $50 to $100 and this is typically only 1 visit lasting 30-60 minutes. Keep in mind this doesn't include…
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ANSWER: The price of removing wisdom teeth varies from city to city and state to state. Also, keep in mind certain factors may affect the price such as; Do you have dental insurance or not? I, on the other hand, currently do not have dental insurance. I need all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled. I go…
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if you are overweight, yes  Yes it will. The lower the bodyfat percentage you reach, the faster the breasts shrink, since they are for the most part just fat. This is why you see some female bodybuilders sporting breast implants. What makes it worse is that there is little or no bodyfat to "hi…
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Sorry if this is not what you want to hear, but you, as the patient, are still responsible for the charges. Most (but not all) insurance company will process the claim if it is made within one year of services. Get a copy of the charges from the dentist, and make sure they include the current ADA co…
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I have never seen one after placing hundreds of them over the past 30 years, nor have I read anything in the research or performance evaluation literature regarding that type of response. It is possible, however, to experience a slight, temporary chemical burn from the etching gel used to prep the …
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The state of Texas has great dental coverage for the people who live in Houston. Dental Coverage is very important to have because you never know when you will have a dental emergency. Make sure you are covered get dental coverage that is right for you. Affordable coverage is the key.One of the olde…
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%REPLIES% Answer Show the dentist in your contract where it says they can't. If it solves it, great. If not, you need to call and talk to your insurance and see what they say for you to do. You may need to find another dentist if it becomes too much of a hassle or talk to a lawyer. Whic…
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No. For one, in an HMO the providers are "capitated" paid part of the premium EVERY month, whether you use their services or not.
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A dental college perhaps? To find companies in your state that provide dental insurance or dental discount plans, go to the National Association of Dental Plans site (www.nadp.org) which has a directory of companies that offer dental insurance. The directory can be searched by state and you can…
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My skimmer is cracked on the side were the strainer basket fits. I used first PVC Primer & then PVC Cement. Its not leaking. These 2 small cans come packaged togaether. I got it at Home Depot.
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i believe you should ge tto a doctor immediately.. you may have some thing going on that you need treatment for.
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Once, one of my wisdom teeth was impacted, so the pain was worse to have it in my mouth than it was after extraction. Sufficed to say, I didn't need anything for pain. Compared to having a decayed, impacted wisdom tooth in my gums, the after-effect of extraction was just a mild-ache. I had 5 tee…
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Yes, teeth effect bands are safe. Infact, I used them myself and my teeth are very healthy. My orthodontist told me if the band slides up on the gum it can damage that area. However, It isn't likely to happen. You would experience a lot of intolerable pain before it would damage that area.Mike &nbs…
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Dental care abroad If you go abroad for dental care: -- Check with the appropriate government agency in the destination country about its national dentistry guidelines. -- Find out what recourse is available if something goes wrong. -- At the dental office, look for infection-control pro…
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Probably glue back on the other half, possible a root canal. Or he could put a false half on it. -OK first of all we NEVER "glue back on" the other half. If it is a small "chip" most likely a filling will do it. A larger break will require a filling to make the tooth "tooth shaped" again and then …
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The only advantage to using a 4.25" bbl is that you have less gun to hide! As the Commander uses an aluminun frame, it is lighter, but recoil seems to be about the same due to the dual-springs in the commander. I shoot a commander about as well as I do a full-size govt. Go with what you are comforta…
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I can't give you a good reason because there are no good reasons To provide you a dental care
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The gap between the front teeth is called a diastema. The scientific name is diastema. If it is big, it can only cause aesthetic problems, and it can get fixed by many ways in dentistry (Orthodontics, bondings, veneers). But if it is small, some people just like having it, and it is ok.
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My ExperienceI had my rear molar yanked out today Feb 17, 2011 at the dentist's office.I went home and gargled with salt water for about two to three minutes to stop the blood, or coagulate it.Then by 1600hrs / 4pm i was drinking a soda and eating French Fries, at 1700hrs / 5pm I had several pieces …
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Have it done as soon as possible. Any leftover nerve tissue may become calcified over time and cause future complications with the treatment. Any leftover bacteria will cause infection in the tooth and jaw. Answer i had a partial root canal and had a temporary filling put in it. i waited three …
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Answer If they're living indoors, only put them in they're run outside for an excercise in warm weather. If they're living outdoors, only put them in they're run outside for an excercise in reasonably warm weather. Don't put them outside if it's too hot (guinea pigs are more likely to die in he…
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Answer NO. Generally your dentist wants to know if you have any significant changes (like major swelling) after treatment because it could be a sign of infection. ~ T
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I am having all 4 of my Wisdom teeth removed today... I live in Ontario, Canada. the most it will cost me with a local anestetic will be $1086... $271/tooth. the cheapest it will be is about $500... I have coverage through Empire Life and they cover around $116/tooth depending on the procedure taken…
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