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 How do you heal teeth abscess?
What should you do? especially when its swollen a lot... Thanks =)...


 what is headgear on braces used for?
like in the night , and do some people have to wear them all day?...


 Tooth abscess: Partial root canal done and Incision and drainage was done. How long before it goes away?
I see the dentist at least twice a year. I brush my teeth often and floss daily. I developed a tooth abscess 2.5 years later after getting my cavity filled (deep one) and crown applied. The dentist ...


 adults with braces!?
ok im 19 and my parents are planning on having me some braces cuz my theeths are just horrible...is there a type of braces available (in qc,canada) that is designed for adults? like less visible ......


 Getting my Wisdom Teeth pulled in a week, what to expect?
I'm 20 and I'm getting my wisdom teeth pulled in a week. I had my pre-op with my dentist yesterday and he explained most of what to expect but I want to know from people who can remember ...


 I just had my wisdom tooth out last week and the pain didnt go away so I went back found out I have dry socket
The dr packed my hole with some gauze like stuff that tasted like glover. when they put in in it hurt so bad a cried, my question is that I have to go back three more time to take it out and re due ...


 When to worry about babys teeth?
Ok so heres the deal, my daughter who is 10.5 months has almost 4 teeth but they are in a weird pattern i guess, first came the bottom middle teeth(central incisors) then came her top 2 (lateral ...


 Retainers and the top teeth shifting?
I just got my braces off today and they gave me a fixed retainer on the bottom but a removable retainer for the top. I had braces before but my teeth have shifted. I also have a "tounge thurst&...


 Pain from tooth..?
Recently i had an incision done on this tooth to remove a small cyst that was growing. it was the 2nd surgery because i had another cyst on the same tooth. recently i've been having quick ...


 Why are my still in pain aft a extraction over a week ago?
I had my toot extracted just over a week ago. Unfortunately a week after I tore my hamstring. It started about three weeks ago when my dentist put a temp filling n the rear lower molar rgt side. T...


 I have spacers for my teeth and they hurt at random times and when I eat, is this normal?
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 Why not all dentist use ultrasound to clean off the plaque?
what's the good and bad points about ...


 Braces ... Teeth ?
I have very yellow teeth from smoking and drinking coffee for 5 years and now that I have stopped I want to change that. What product can get rid of my YELLOW teeth ? And how long would it take to do ...


 Can I still use expired anbesol?
I have a cold sore , the only thing i have to treat them is a bottle of Anbesol that expired in 2002, will it still work?...


 canker soar?!?!?!?!?!?
i have two canker soars in my mouth i have a HUGE on the bridge that connects to the inside of my lower lip, and one is just a few millimeters away, its much much smaller though, i think i got the ...


 Do braces hurt less than spacers?
I have spacers right now and they hurt sooo badly. Any soft food ideas? Do spacers hurt more or less than braces?...


 Can you get a root canal with braces on ?
i have had braces for about 3 months and i was wondering if i can get a root canal with braces on ? and are root canals painful?...


 Does growth of teeth relate to growth of bones?
i'm just wondering if the growth of teeth and bones are related. i developed teeth at a very late age (around 2 years old) and just lost all my baby teeth 2 years ago (14), does that mean my ...


 has anyone used invisaligns?
ahhh i have to get them apparently. dentist told me. do they hurt? and do they really work?...


 my bottom right molar, the last tooth has a small chip in it what would have to be done to fix it?
bottom right molar. the last ...



Sandra
Temporary Filling?
I had developed decay in upper molar and doc placed 'semi-permanent' filling (Indirect pulp capping with calcium hydroxide and IRM). She said it will last for about 3 months. Those 3 months are over and I can see that the filling is intact and I don't have any discomfort except for very mild occasional sensitivity for extreme hot/cold intake. Do I still have to see the dentist just because 3 months are over although everything is fine? Or can I wait for few more months? Is there a possibility that this filling will never wear off and I don't have to see the dentist again? (Ha..I know..high hopes!!) I just asked because a friend of mine got a temporary filling 5 years back and he never went back for permanent filling because his temporary filling is still intact.
                     




DICK O
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IT SHOULD HAVE A PERMANENT RESTORATION.


isalutegma_210
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A dentist is doing its best to save our teeth. When a temporary filling is done it is because the tooth has to be observed first whether he or she will do the permanent filling. You will have to tell the dentist after 3 months (as your doc said) if it's no longer giving you pain so that he would replace the filling into a permanent one otherwise, the tooth will be extracted. It is not because the filling is still intact, another visit to the dentist is no longer needed. It always pays to take good care of our teeth with the doctor's help.


lady D
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I think that Kellsy has gave you the answere already and you should heed it-The worse has already been done and over with so the next filling is a walk in the park.


caz
I know someone who has had a temporary filling for five years, because they are afraid to go back to the dentist. It might be ok and could be left like it, but i would let the dentist see it to make sure.


Kelsey xxx
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Semi-permanent filling mainly GI fillings can last anything between 1 month to 5 years. The dentist probably filled to tooth with this to see if the symptoms would ease off before filling the tooth with something more permanent as it is easier to replace. If your tooth is still sensitive this could indicate some underlying decay. If left untreated this could develop causing the nerve to possibly die off in the tooth causing abscesses and therefore the tooth may need a root filling (aka root canal) or and extraction. You should go back and visit the dentist so that the tooth can be filled with something more permanent and to make sure there is no extra decay. However, it is up to you...you could leave it until symptoms get worse, but its best to sort it out earlier.


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