• How much is a teeth cleaning supposed to hurt?

    I just had my teeth cleaned and the cleaning itself was pretty damn painful. Now 12 hours later my gums are still aching and I can barely eat anything. I dont remember having this kind of pain from my last cleaning. My teeth were already very clean before going. (hygenist agreed) Just wondering if this is normal... show more
    I just had my teeth cleaned and the cleaning itself was pretty damn painful. Now 12 hours later my gums are still aching and I can barely eat anything. I dont remember having this kind of pain from my last cleaning. My teeth were already very clean before going. (hygenist agreed) Just wondering if this is normal or if the hygenist was overly aggressive.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should you try to explain to a two year old that shes going to have surgery and why or just let her get it without knowing anything?

    Best answer: If you're not a troll, presumably, she will be fitted with dentures or get implants. Or her adult teeth could still come in. This is not going to be "explainable" to a 2-year-old. Just tell her that you are going to see the doctor with her, and he/she is going to give her something to make her go... show more
    Best answer: If you're not a troll, presumably, she will be fitted with dentures or get implants. Or her adult teeth could still come in.

    This is not going to be "explainable" to a 2-year-old. Just tell her that you are going to see the doctor with her, and he/she is going to give her something to make her go to sleep so the doctor can look in her mouth.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Dentist didn't prescribe pain killers and I'm in a lot of pain?

    Went in for an exam with a new dentist and long story short, I have very very bad teeth needing several root canals, extractions, caps, you name it. I initially went in because I have a huge cavity on my wisdom tooth that's been causing severe pain to the face, ear, throat, etc. I told them all upfront how much... show more
    Went in for an exam with a new dentist and long story short, I have very very bad teeth needing several root canals, extractions, caps, you name it. I initially went in because I have a huge cavity on my wisdom tooth that's been causing severe pain to the face, ear, throat, etc. I told them all upfront how much pain I was in. After my X-rays and everything, they told me another tooth I have (one that is currently not causing pain) is infected and prescribed me antibiotics for it as well as giving me Peridex, some kind of oral rinse that they told me to use 2x a day. They also told me the regular stuff like to floss and brush because the cavity in my wisdom tooth was caused by no space in my mouth for it to come in, so it came in sideways and made it hard to clean. The antibiotics was all I was prescribed. I'm still in a lot of pain, what do I do?
    22 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What kinda toothpaste can I use for porcelain veneers/crowns?

    I heard to not use baking soda because that will ruin the shiniest of the teeth overtime... Can I use Colgate advanced whitening? What brand of toothpaste to avoid? I really don't want to ruin my veneers because I paid a fortune...
    I heard to not use baking soda because that will ruin the shiniest of the teeth overtime... Can I use Colgate advanced whitening? What brand of toothpaste to avoid? I really don't want to ruin my veneers because I paid a fortune...
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Most powerful over the counter pain meds?

    Tooth ache, can't see dentist right away, need relief.
    Tooth ache, can't see dentist right away, need relief.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I'm terrified of spilling secrets when I'm on laughing gas...is there a way to stop that? Can I control what I say while on the gas?

    Best answer: Urban MYTH.
    This never happens, As soon as you wake up you will have a mouth full of gauze. There is no way you will be laughing or talking. Your parents will not be allowed in the room when you are having the treatment.
    You will be fully awake when you go out of the room.

    I worked for a UK Dentist.
    Best answer: Urban MYTH.
    This never happens, As soon as you wake up you will have a mouth full of gauze. There is no way you will be laughing or talking. Your parents will not be allowed in the room when you are having the treatment.
    You will be fully awake when you go out of the room.

    I worked for a UK Dentist.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is bleeding normal?

    I got my wisdom teeth removed about 3-4 days ago and whenever I open my mouth a little too wide or brush my teeth (because i can t stand the way my mouth has been tasting and probably smelling too), i always see a little bit of blood in the back pockets. Is this normal? I ve been using a teabag whenever there is... show more
    I got my wisdom teeth removed about 3-4 days ago and whenever I open my mouth a little too wide or brush my teeth (because i can t stand the way my mouth has been tasting and probably smelling too), i always see a little bit of blood in the back pockets. Is this normal? I ve been using a teabag whenever there is any blood but I also just don t like bleeding because I m scared my stitches are torn or I might get an infection.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Tmj pain for a week...what should I do?

    I’ve been having tmj pain on my left side of my jaw for about a week, and I can’t open my mouth wide because it hurts my jaw. Its hard for me to eat and brush my teeth because of the pain. I’ve never really had this pain for this long, maybe for about a day or two. I haven’t been to a doctor about it but I know I... show more
    I’ve been having tmj pain on my left side of my jaw for about a week, and I can’t open my mouth wide because it hurts my jaw. Its hard for me to eat and brush my teeth because of the pain. I’ve never really had this pain for this long, maybe for about a day or two. I haven’t been to a doctor about it but I know I have it because my bite is misaligned and the pain is right where the joint is. Should I see a doctor about this? Or do I just keep icing it and waiting for the pain to go away?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What is the age where I can refuse medical treatment?

    I'll start off my saying I'm 17 years old so in just one year I will legally be an adult. For most people my age, getting your wisdom teeth out is the event we dread. I've been dreading it since I was nine and my mom had hers out. For years I waited for the day that I'd be told I needed them out but... show more
    I'll start off my saying I'm 17 years old so in just one year I will legally be an adult. For most people my age, getting your wisdom teeth out is the event we dread. I've been dreading it since I was nine and my mom had hers out. For years I waited for the day that I'd be told I needed them out but it never came. Sure it was brought up but it was always "Oh they're coming in nicely". Never anything about them being removed. But recently we switched dentist and that was the first thing they said. The part that concerns me is my dentist never said it needed to be done, she said I might as well. I also heard another dentist tell my brother "Might as well do it now while mom can still pay for it." Now I don't know about you but having a surgery done when it doesn't seem to be important doesn't sit well with me. Why should I go through that pain "so my mom can still pay for it"? The appointment is made but I want to know if it is within my power to refuse treatment. I can't just say "I'm not having them out because I don't want to" I need to have proof to back me up. Proof that I can refuse and proof that not everyone needs them out.
    15 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Why is my level knob not doing anything to my volume on my amplifier?

    I got brx2016.1d ive had sitting around for a couple years. it worked fine before. i just reinstalled it and the level adjustment on the amp isnt doing anythign at all. no volume difference with it all the way up or down. so the bass knob also doesnt work then obviously. this also worked fine before and its lit up... show more
    I got brx2016.1d ive had sitting around for a couple years. it worked fine before. i just reinstalled it and the level adjustment on the amp isnt doing anythign at all. no volume difference with it all the way up or down. so the bass knob also doesnt work then obviously. this also worked fine before and its lit up and powered on. the suwoofer and amp are both working i guess. i just feel like its probably not getting much power.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • One of the rubber bands on my brackets fell off.?

    I have an ortho apointment in 3 days, will it be ok untill then?
    I have an ortho apointment in 3 days, will it be ok untill then?
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What am I doing wrong that is making two of my front teeth develop white spots on their cusps?

    Best answer: My daughter developed spots on her teeth when she had braces on. The dentist said it was damage caused by the brackets on the braces. She is 37 and has them to this day.
    Best answer: My daughter developed spots on her teeth when she had braces on. The dentist said it was damage caused by the brackets on the braces. She is 37 and has them to this day.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Cant tell if the pain is my wisdom teeth or a cavity?

    Hi, i am 19 years old. I went to the dentist a while back for what i thought to be a cavity about 4 months ago in the same place i am having pain. They proceeded to take x-rays of my mouth and they looked at the tooth and told me that there was no cavity. But it was a possibility that my impacted wisdom tooth might... show more
    Hi, i am 19 years old. I went to the dentist a while back for what i thought to be a cavity about 4 months ago in the same place i am having pain. They proceeded to take x-rays of my mouth and they looked at the tooth and told me that there was no cavity. But it was a possibility that my impacted wisdom tooth might be pushing and disrupting a nerve. At the time i was just glad it was not a cavity. I was then instructed to get them extracted and he referred me to an oral surgeon. I left and never did fallow up on the surgery as the pain did eventually dissipated. I have also had a cleaning about a 2 months ago and there was no cavity's. So about 2 weeks ago i got some pain in my bottom left wisdom tooth and it was just the tooth. That went on for about 3 days and also went away. Then i contracted a nasty cold that was going around at wok, during the days of the cold i started to experience more pain but this time in the back right wisdom tooth. That also went on for about 3 days. Then the cold turned into a mucus cough. After a day of having that i started to get pain again but this time it was different it was that same general area and spot on the top right side of my mouth i had my dentist look at. The pain has gotten worse as the days go on, going on 4 now. Every time i cough i can feel my wisdom tooth hitting my back molar. But the tooth that is giving me the most pain is the tooth next to the very back top molar. I also got tmj recently. Any help would be great.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Did you ever have a tooth cavity?

    Best answer: What? I have a whole mouth full of silver fillings.
    Best answer: What? I have a whole mouth full of silver fillings.
    20 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How likely is for someone to be infected with HIV at the dentist? Non-Invasive procedure?

    Help, please! I went to the dentist 4 weeks ago, and I was terrified of it. I went there and the dental assistant told me that the tools are obtained from an autoclave bag. He told me that there was supposed to be some blue indicator, but later when I saw the bag, I did not see the blue indicator. I have been... show more
    Help, please! I went to the dentist 4 weeks ago, and I was terrified of it. I went there and the dental assistant told me that the tools are obtained from an autoclave bag. He told me that there was supposed to be some blue indicator, but later when I saw the bag, I did not see the blue indicator. I have been suffering for 4 weeks because I am afraid of being infected with HIV. The day I went to the dentist, I actually ended up going to the ER twice because I was scared and I started to panic. I did not have any procedure done on an actual day, the dentist just checked for cavities (up to that point I was fine). However, then she used a dental probe (a long metal tool with a hook) to check my gums, and see if they needed cleaning. My gums ended up bleeding, and that's when I panicked. Especially since I had seemed the mirror she was using (the little dental mirror) had a reddish tint, and the dentist cleaned it. I thought maybe it was just fog, but now that I think about it, I think maybe it could have been blood. I also got an HIV test on the same day, and of course, it was negative, which I knew it would be. I know any infection would show 3-4 weeks later, I have a sore throat and runny nose, and some joint pain. I have been obsessively checking my lymph nodes, and I am just scared. What about the x-ray tabs they place in your mouth to get an x-ray. I am so scared, please provide information if you have the knowledge. Thanks, SB
    12 answers · 3 weeks ago