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  1. Well usually we place stainless steel crowns on...

    Well usually we place stainless steel crowns on teeth after they have had a pulpotomy (root canal for kids teeth). Sometime a Stainless steel crown is put on a tooth with a large filling, but I find...
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    Don't use toothpaste (its too abrasive and will...

    Don't use toothpaste (its too abrasive and will scratch the denture, and those scratches will trap bacteria/odor)
  3. Depends on how old you are? If you are into your...

    Depends on how old you are? If you are into your early-mid twenties its rare that it will resolve. This tissue can trap food and result in a serious infection call Pericoronitis... it should be...
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    That could be a number of things... Hopefully...

    That could be a number of things... Hopefully just an old piece of root from an previous extraction. You NEED to get it checked out though because it may be something VERY serious like a bone cancer...
  5. You may be grinding at night? When did the...

    You may be grinding at night? When did the problem come about? Suddenly or gradually?
  6. Hmmm he should have made a regular acrylic/resin...

    Hmmm he should have made a regular acrylic/resin temporary crown I think... its rare to use a stainless steel crown on an adult tooth
  7. The top molars should be out further then the...

    The top molars should be out further then the bottoms... keeps your cheeks from getting bit. So yes that normal. As for the front teeth, no there should only be light or no force on them when you...
  8. Sounds like they plan to do a CEREC (one visit...

    Sounds like they plan to do a CEREC (one visit CAD/CAM fabricated crown) they are pretty crappy!! Plus, unless he is doing ACTUAL crown lengthening he should not bill for it... sounds fishy to me. ...
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    Bad teeth can't really cause a sore throat dude. ...

    Bad teeth can't really cause a sore throat dude. You probably have strep or mono
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    Cutting is better you have o reflect the gum...

    Cutting is better you have o reflect the gum tissue to see if bone has to be removed (gums will always regrow about 3 milimetres past the bone)
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    Crown lengthening is to expose more tooth to...

    Crown lengthening is to expose more tooth to place a crown. It involves freezing the area, and removing bone and gum tissue, then placing sutures. There is significant soreness after. Some...
  12. Sounds like its your fault for letting it go so...

    Sounds like its your fault for letting it go so long and not taking the antibiotics right away. Not much you can do but take your pills and put a warm compress on it
  13. You'll have to be a bit more specific... its...

    You'll have to be a bit more specific... its normal for the gums to be a bit tender but only an abscess would be that bad... maybe the cutting down of the tooth was too much for the nerve and you...
  14. The main reason root canaled teeth break is due...

    The main reason root canaled teeth break is due to the loss of massive amounts of tooth structure due to decay, fillings, and the root canal process itself. Almost ALL back teeth (past the canine...
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    Well your body will attempt to remove the pus...

    Well your body will attempt to remove the pus that is in there but sometimes it needs help (needs to be drained)... go to the dentist
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    Hmmm interesting... check out this link... I...

    Hmmm interesting... check out this link... I think you'll be fine in a bit though
    SpringerLink - Journal Article
  17. Try a dental school... the students will be...

    Try a dental school... the students will be slower, but they will do solid, dependable treatment, it will be cheaper, checked over by a professor (who are very picky) and very gentle!
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    Dude, how old are you? Is it a wisdom tooth? If...

    Dude, how old are you? Is it a wisdom tooth? If it is it will likely need to be taken out
  19. Sounds very serious, those infections can spread...

    Sounds very serious, those infections can spread rapidly and cause your airway to cutoff... you may need IV antibiotics. You should go to an oral surgeon or the hospital emergency room
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    If it isn't broke don't fix it! Not every tooth...

    If it isn't broke don't fix it! Not every tooth needs to be replaced... you can leave a space if it doesn't affect your chewing
  21. Question: Dark gums

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    I live in BC too, seems everyone is smoking pot...

    I live in BC too, seems everyone is smoking pot here! Well first you should stop that because it's bad for your lungs/gums/brain etc. Brush, floss, limit sugar (like in coffee, pop, candy, gum,...
  22. Well sometimes there is a limit to what the...

    Well sometimes there is a limit to what the orthodontist can do without giving you jaw surgery (breaking it)
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    I recommend flossing before brushing... that way...

    I recommend flossing before brushing... that way the food and heavy plaque is out of the contact areas (inbetween teeth) so when you brush the fluoride in the toothpaste can take effect there......
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    If you need a new crown, yeah you need the core.....

    If you need a new crown, yeah you need the core.. if he is charging you for a core to simply put amalgam or composite in the hole in the top of the crown (which does not even need freezing most...
  25. Question: Free Braces?

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    Nothing is free in life! Some dental schools...

    Nothing is free in life! Some dental schools offer cheap braces, but I don't know, at my school we only treated kids
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    In UAE or canada or USA? You would have to check...

    In UAE or canada or USA? You would have to check with your school
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    Be prepared to get a new crown as well.....

    Be prepared to get a new crown as well.. depending on the size of the filling under the crown, doing the root canal may lead to the crown becoming weak or coming off, requiring you to get a new one
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    Did your tooth bleed, or did your gums? If your...

    Did your tooth bleed, or did your gums? If your tooth bled you need a root canal (sometimes this happens) If your gums bled, that's normal.. anywas you ned to call him and tell him your tooth hurts...
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    Why can't you ask me on here? I don't give out...

    Why can't you ask me on here? I don't give out my email to random people
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    Infection brings pain, swelling, and fever... if...

    Infection brings pain, swelling, and fever... if you don't have that don't worry... eat whatever you want as long as it does not irritate the extraction site (ie spicy, sharp foods) Stop worrying so...
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    9 days is usually in the clear for infection or...

    9 days is usually in the clear for infection or dry socket. I would just wait, you should be fine.
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    Well if you have abrasion marks (wear marks) you...

    Well if you have abrasion marks (wear marks) you could get them filled... usually the best treatment is using sensodyne toothpaste regularly... I have people brush with it, spit and rinse, the brush...
  33. Question: Wisdom Teeth

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    Antibiotics can cause an oral fungal infection...

    Antibiotics can cause an oral fungal infection (aka thrush, candida) by killing all other bacteria in your mouth and allowing the yeast to flourish... go back to your dentist, and eat lots of yogurt!
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    There is no excuse for things to have gotten that...

    There is no excuse for things to have gotten that far
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    Sound like you are neglecting your kids health...

    Sound like you are neglecting your kids health and setting him up for dentures at age 18
  36. Question: Tooth filler

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    No you should have went to the dentist a long...

    No you should have went to the dentist a long time ago!
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    Well the current theory is complicated, has to do...

    Well the current theory is complicated, has to do with pH (acidity) Basically the lower inside of the teeth is always filled with saliva so has a very high pH (low acidity) so calculus (tartar) can...
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    By the way I think you still have a great looking...

    By the way I think you still have a great looking healthy smile, and you should not worry about it being perfect because no one is!
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    Hmm... yeah some people have a skeletal...

    Hmm... yeah some people have a skeletal relationship of their jaw so that the top jaw is small or the bottom jaw is big (sticks forward) We call it "retrognathic" or "Class 3"... so usually the...
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    Well the bottom line is that it is inevitable......

    Well the bottom line is that it is inevitable... tooth pain is one thing that will only get worse, not better if left alone
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    It really is no big deal, the worst part will be...

    It really is no big deal, the worst part will be a tiny prick of the needle, then you'll be numb and won't feel a thing!
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    You could just get another big filling to repair...

    You could just get another big filling to repair the damage. but it may break again
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    We did it for CHEAP in dental school... like I'm...

    We did it for CHEAP in dental school... like I'm talking 1/4 of the price... so if you can spend a bit of extra time and patience having it done by students... call your nearest dental school
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    Sometimes this happens and is part of the risk of...

    Sometimes this happens and is part of the risk of doing root canals... EVERY dentist that does root canals regularly will break a file in a canal eventually. The important thing to do now is go to...
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    You can eat right away but avoid hard or sticky...

    You can eat right away but avoid hard or sticky foods (no gum/candy) keep it clean and floss around it (but don't "pop" the floss back out.. pull it out after it slides through the contacts)
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    You could use GIC but id imagine that might seal...

    You could use GIC but id imagine that might seal the area up and prevent the ZOE from providing its therapeutic benefit...
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    Well the idea of the ferric sulfate is to stop...

    Well the idea of the ferric sulfate is to stop bleeding... the CaOH will disinfect the area and stimulate a dentinal bridge (by the remaining radicular pulp).. finally, the ZOE is a pulpal sedative...
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    Well you can use Ferric sulfate... remove the...

    Well you can use Ferric sulfate... remove the coronal pulp, stop bleeding with ferric sulfate... the place CaOH and IRM (ZOE) that's the way I've done it anyway
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    All of the above is great... once more piece of...

    All of the above is great... once more piece of advice... Top dentures work great... but if you can, try to save a few teeth on the bottom so you can get a partial denture (holds on to teeth) if you...
  50. Question: Mouth bleed

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    You need to see your doctor to make sure you are...

    You need to see your doctor to make sure you are controlling your blood sugar... proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are a must
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