• 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?
    19 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.
    12 answers · 3 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
    11 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • My new dentist?

    Best answer: I recently had 2 fillings and 2 teeth removed and took less than 30 minutes and it was deep fillings, find another dentist.
    Best answer: I recently had 2 fillings and 2 teeth removed and took less than 30 minutes and it was deep fillings, find another dentist.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why do I smell so bad?

    I have to shower twice a day (once in the morning and once at night) so that I don't smell. I am a girl, by the way. My boyfriend showers once every three days and has never smelled. He has gone 2 days without brushing his teeth and nobody noticed. Me? I have to brush my teeth 3 times a day with mouth wash and... show more
    I have to shower twice a day (once in the morning and once at night) so that I don't smell. I am a girl, by the way. My boyfriend showers once every three days and has never smelled. He has gone 2 days without brushing his teeth and nobody noticed. Me? I have to brush my teeth 3 times a day with mouth wash and I use mints in between. Because if I don't people will point out that my breath stinks. In my junior year of high school, I was super busy studying for SAT's and a tough course load. I stopped using mouth wash and gum (because I was just so busy and not thinking about those things), but I still brushed my teeth twice a day. Yet people claimed they could smell my breath from across the table at lunch. I am a freshman in college and I recently moved in. I haven't been able to shower twice a day like I usually do...but I still shower once a day like every other person. Yet... when I began changing my clothes I could smell myself. Why?? It may be because I was sweating that day but still? I don't get it. People assume my hygiene routine is bad when I stop doing all this intense labor to smell good. I have to shower twice as much as everyone else and wear good-smelling lotion and perfume to smell good. If I change my routine to match everyone else's, I smell so bad. Why?
    11 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Can 7 percent of salt harm your teeth?

    Best answer: Not the salt. In fact, swishing around saltwater in your mouth kills bacteria, including the bacteria that eat away an enamel and create plaque. HOWEVER, not brushing your teeth after eating crisps is a very bad idea because the salt will wash away in your saliva almost immediately but long afterwards remains... show more
    Best answer: Not the salt. In fact, swishing around saltwater in your mouth kills bacteria, including the bacteria that eat away an enamel and create plaque.

    HOWEVER, not brushing your teeth after eating crisps is a very bad idea because the salt will wash away in your saliva almost immediately but long afterwards remains chewed up crisp pulp on your teeth, both between them and along your gum line held in place by your cheeks. Crisps are entirely carbohydrates, a form of sugar. That chewed up crisp pulp is perfect food for the bacteria that eat through enamel, cause tooth decay, and leave behind plaque.

    So will the salt harm your teeth? No. But the non-salt part of the crisps will if you don't brush afterwards and get all that gunk from the crisps off your teeth and out from between your teeth.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • I never brush my teeth but have had no problems am I okay?

    I brush my teeth like once a month for years but... The dentist said my teeth were healthy. haven't had any tooth decay in years. My teeth look white. My teeth are very straight. My breath smells nice. No pain or anything in my teeth. No gum disease. So why brush them and also why have I had no probelms? I... show more
    I brush my teeth like once a month for years but... The dentist said my teeth were healthy. haven't had any tooth decay in years. My teeth look white. My teeth are very straight. My breath smells nice. No pain or anything in my teeth. No gum disease. So why brush them and also why have I had no probelms? I have a fairly sugary diet.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • My orthodontist told me not to floss with my braces on???? is that true?

    Well I got my braces 2 months ago and I startedbasic flossing which is really hard to do with braces on but then I stopped because my orthodontist told me not to floss, he just told me to brush very well and use a mouth wash and use an interdental brush....WHAT DO YOU THINK??
    Well I got my braces 2 months ago and I startedbasic flossing which is really hard to do with braces on but then I stopped because my orthodontist told me not to floss, he just told me to brush very well and use a mouth wash and use an interdental brush....WHAT DO YOU THINK??
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Likelihood of being infected with HIV at the dentist?

    Best answer: Zero. ALL INSTRUMENTS ARe Either disposable or sterilized, HIV Is not rampant everywhere anyway. And medical people are not spreading HIV maliciously. You are extremely paranoid and essentially over reacting to something that won’t happen.
    Best answer: Zero. ALL INSTRUMENTS ARe Either disposable or sterilized, HIV Is not rampant everywhere anyway. And medical people are not spreading HIV maliciously. You are extremely paranoid and essentially over reacting to something that won’t happen.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • HELPPP PLEASEEE?

    I got a root canal like 9hrs ago and they put cotten in my tooth. Should i take ot out? My next visit is in a week and im afraid it will get infected. Also the dentist is closws tomorrow so i cant do anything. Please help im scared im gonna mess up my tooth bc of this
    I got a root canal like 9hrs ago and they put cotten in my tooth. Should i take ot out? My next visit is in a week and im afraid it will get infected. Also the dentist is closws tomorrow so i cant do anything. Please help im scared im gonna mess up my tooth bc of this
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How long can you go without a bracket on your brace?

    yesterday i broke the bracket on my bottom wisdom tooth, so went to get it repaired this morning, however it has since come off again. because it’s the bracket right on the end of the wire, it came completely off. my next appointment is on september 12th but i don’t want to have to keep going to the orthodontist as... show more
    yesterday i broke the bracket on my bottom wisdom tooth, so went to get it repaired this morning, however it has since come off again. because it’s the bracket right on the end of the wire, it came completely off. my next appointment is on september 12th but i don’t want to have to keep going to the orthodontist as it’s like an hour each way. therefore i was wondering, how long can i go without having the bracket on the tooth? thanks.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Do all tooth fillings for cavities have mercury?

    Best answer: only the silver ones - or amalgams may have some mercury. but i would say 99% of all modern dentists now use the white fillings instead, which don't have mercury. you can always call local dentists and see how much their cavity fillings cost, and what procedures they use. if you have dental insurance, you... show more
    Best answer: only the silver ones - or amalgams may have some mercury. but i would say 99% of all modern dentists now use the white fillings instead, which don't have mercury.

    you can always call local dentists and see how much their cavity fillings cost, and what procedures they use. if you have dental insurance, you can also inform them that and see how much of your insurance covers it, and if you have to pay anything at all.
    3 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is this normal or should i contact my dentist?

    So i got my wisdom teeth pulled about 2 months ago and not on the top right where 1 of the teeth were if feels really solid as if there is a bone or a tooth there i just would like to know is this normal or should i contact my dentist and let them know about this problem? and i still feel pain on my jaw is this... show more
    So i got my wisdom teeth pulled about 2 months ago and not on the top right where 1 of the teeth were if feels really solid as if there is a bone or a tooth there i just would like to know is this normal or should i contact my dentist and let them know about this problem? and i still feel pain on my jaw is this normal too?
    3 answers · 4 weeks ago