I cracked a tooth over the weekend, and it’s starting to hurt. The crack is difficult to see, so I thought my tooth would fuse back. I’m at CSULB, and I work part-time, so my schedule is tight. The pain isn’t bad, but I am starting to notice it. Is this something that can hold […]
My Second Molar Is Falling Apart
My top right second molar is falling apart. It chipped last wear while I was eating. Now, tiny pieces have fallen off gradually. Although I cannot see the tooth well, it feels rugged. The tooth is sensitive and sore too. My dental anxiety level is high. Will the tooth fall out eventually, or do I […]
My Dentist Ordered a Crown Too Soon, and My Root Canal Failed
After getting a repeat root canal on a bottom left molar, I had an infection in the tooth for almost two months. An oral surgeon said my dentist should wait before making a crown for the tooth. My dentist finally made the crown without my permission, but the tooth is still infected. I asked for […]
What Can I Eat After Getting Implant Dentures?
My wife thinks I went overboard with dental implant consultations, but I saw four dentists about implant overdentures. After wearing upper and lower dentures for 15 years, I decided to get four implants for my lower denture this year. After paying off the first set of implants, I want four implants for my upper denture. […]
Why Won’t My Dentist Try to Save My Tooth?
I saw my dentist earlier this month for my top left first molar. Since high school, I’ve had a crown on the tooth but have felt pain on and off since January. The pain was not improving, so I went to the dentist, and he removed the crown and said my tooth was infected. He […]
Why Is My Bite Is Off After a New Implant Bridge?
My dentist placed a new implant bridge. He tested my bite, but now that I’m back to eating normally, my upper and lower teeth don’t line up when I bite or chew on the right side. My jaws are sore in the morning. I’m sure that this isn’t normal. Should I ask my dentist for […]
Are a Crown and Post Necessary for an Old Root Canal Tooth?
In 2016 my dentist did a root canal on a molar tooth. The root canal filling came out two weeks ago. My new dentist says I need a crown and post. I am wondering whether I can get a new filling or if I really need a crown. I am afraid that if this doesn’t […]
The color on my dental implant is all wrong!
I’m starting to wonder if my implant dentist knew what he was doing when he put the color on the crown attached to it. I had concerns from the beginning and he encouraged me to give it some time and see if I got used to it. Well, it wasn’t at all what I was […]
I’ve been blacklisted by the best implant dentist!
I’m really embarrassed and think I’m in trouble. I think that I finally found the best implant dentist in my area, but I’m afraid he will not see me. I have been doing a lot of research and had had several consultations. I need four teeth replaced with dental implants and I felt like I […]
Will dental implants be an option after 30 years with a denture?
I have had a denture for over 20 years now for top teeth. Is there any way I can switch to dental implants? I want to have a smile I can be proud to show off. -Paul in Connecticut Paul, Thank you for your question. The good news is that you should be able to […]