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 What does iv sedation feel like?
Will I be totally out or in a twilight sleep? What are the after effects? T...


 Do brown spots on the crown of teeth mean cavities for sure?
I am a 29 year old male, and have always had good teeth. No fillings, root canals, cavities or crowns ever. Just today I noticed small brown spots on the tops of some of my middle and back molars ...


 Im getting braces in about a week Is there anything I should know beforehand?
Im getting my moulds and extra x-rays done on wednesday... Im really scared. I go to boarding school so my mum won't be there.:(:(:(...


 Is my wisdom tooth coming in?
I have an empty spot in the bottom left part of my mouth that is really painful whenever i chew on that side. It only bothers me if food touches it though or if i try to feel it with my finger. Does ...


 i'm going to get Braces in 4 days and i don't know if i should be excited or nervous or what color to get?
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 Issue with grinding teeth at night?
Is there anyway to make this stop?

My teeth hurt hella bad in the morning due to this
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I can't wear mouth gaurds or have any apilliances put in my mouth ...


 extra flap of skin under tongue?
i can bearly stick my tongue out and i want to get it peirced.

it comes almost right to the tip of my tongue.can i still get it pierced?

also i heard you can get this cut?
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 What are the Alternatives to braces??
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 should you use ice the 2nd day after your tooth extraction [molar]?
the 1st day I applied ice [some of the time] but slept most of the time.
the 2nd day [today] it is on and off swollen and is kinda painful, but motrin helps
i misplaced my blue sheet ...


 Which is better: silver or white fillings?
In two weeks, I am getting two fillings in my back teeth. My dental office recommended silver fillings because they are cheaper and will be going in a less visible location. However, I've heard ...


 Just got my braces off and i get my retainer next week?
i just got my braces off a few hours ago and i was wondering will my teeth shift a lot during this period?& i have to wait until friday next week to get my retainer.

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 What's good for a toothache?
Don't want medicines...do you have natural remedies? no pills please...
Thank!
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I know dentist is the best...but I just wanted to know BESIDES the dentist, or ...


 Dental Help/ Opinions Please?
My left canine tooth never grew an adult tooth to replace the baby one. Over time the baby tooth became loose. My dentist pulled it out and here's what he did. He made a "tooth" out of ...


 I have puss pockets all over the inside of my mouth on the roof the gums under my tongue and now my nose sore?
ive taken antibiotics (pennicilin) but there still there im majorly terrified of the dentist plus i have a bag gag reflex these puss pockets hurt to the touch one drains at night and fills back up in ...


 Would it be Crazy if you Had 18 cavities? ?
Many years ago I had 18 Cavities!!! kinda hard to believe huh......
So how many do you have??
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 i need to find a dentist in the independence, mo area because my filling fell out and it hurts like hell?
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 do the retainer reaaly works?
I have small gaps in between my teeth but i don't know where to start, or how much they cost
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 I dug my tonsilith (tonsil stone) out with my finger, it that bad?

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I made sure my hand and fingers, including finger nails, were cut and clean before I did it. I tried a q tip but my gag reflex is so sensitive I threw up immediately....


 Exactly how are veneers put in your mouth?
I've been thinking about getting veneers for my two front teeth, but I am not sure how the procedure goes. Do they take my natural teeth out or place the veneers over them?...


 what's a root canal?
I went to the dentist a couple weeks ago and they were talking to my mom about how i need a root canal ?
What is it?...



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Can filling a tooth cause a tooth to shift?
My girlfriend had a tooth (2nd molar) filled the other and immediately felt something was wrong after she left the dentist. We looked into her mouth and saw that the tooth that had been filled was out of line and jutting out toward her cheek, which was becoming irritated by the abrasion. She was adamant that it had not been that way before. We went back to the dentist two days later, and another dentist in the office said the tooth could not have shifted. My girlfriend is sure it has. We'll have to get the x-rays, I suppose. Is this kind of shifting improbable?? Thanks!
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My girlfriend spoke to a former dentist who is now a pharmacologist, and she said it is possible for the tooth to shift if it is drilled while pressure is being applied on one side. I don't know what to think.
                      









barfly
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anything is possible -if she is not comfortable with her dentist's explanation, have her get a 2nd opinion.


ideal
No. IMPOSSIBLE! Filling a tooth does not make the tooth to shift during filling procedure., nor immediately after leaving the dentist.
Maybe she did not pay attention at that tooth before filling.
Consider orthodontics and you'll understand that shifting a tooth takes a serious amount of time and properly applied force on the tooth.


PenPress
Hi,

In 15 years of practicing dentistry I have never seen a tooth shift because of placing a filling. Still there is a possibility that the following thing might have happened :

1. The tooth could not have shifted because pressure applied during the cavity preparation. However, if the filling was made a little too bulky, then whenever your girlfriend bites down, the tooth gets hit. That might over time cause some shifting.

2. The same thing gets even more pronounce if she has a history of grinding teeth in sleep and / or clenching her teeth. In that case the traumatic force will be quite significant.

If this is the case, it will warrant a night guard / occlusal guard.

3. The tooth might have been in that position to begin with. However, there is a possibility (as I explained) that the filling was a little bulky and she is noticing the difference now. Before this point, she never realized that the tooth was a little crooked.

The best option will be to check the pre-operative x-rays to determine if that has been the case.

Remember, the filling can stay a little bulky at the time of the placement because even if the bite is checked she was all numb. In such situation it is very hard to feel anything. Therefore, she might not have been able to bite down properly the bite (occlusal) adjustment.

She just needs to go in and get the adjustment done, and as I said ask the dentist to show the x-rays that were taken before the filling was placed. That will eliminate the misunderstanding. Remember, good communication is the key in solving any problem !

If you are still not satisfied, get a second opinion. You are entitled to that, though you should give her dentist a chance to explain exactly what he thinks happened in her case.

Hope this provided you with a reasonable explanation. Good luck !!


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