I take very good care of my teeth brush and floss daily and go to my dentist for my regular dental appointments. However with in the last three months I have been having on and off again acid reflux. Nothing so far has help me get rid of it completely.
My doctor told me that I may wish to see the dentist because pro long acid reflux can mess up your teeth. Is that true? I was last at the dentist five months ago and I had no cavities. Should I worry and see the dentist a month early or just wait for my six month appointment to come up.
My son is fourteen and still sucks his thumb. He does not do it all the time every day but over the years he has done it enough to push out his teeth a little. I took him to see an orthodontic dentist so that his teeth can be corrected. However once he found out my son still will suck his thumb when stressed or upset he said it would be better not to get braces until he stop that habit.
He was saying it would only be a waste of money since if my son still sucks his thumb once the braces are off he will over time mess the up again. I understand what he is saying but am very upset with the attitude that he gave off. Like we have not tried to get him to stop. He is the only child out of our four that does that.
I think that if we can get him into braces he would stop sucking his thumb. Are there orthodontic dentist that would be able to treat my son without the attitude? If you know of any kind suggest that may help my son to stop thumb sucking then we could try that too. Thanks
I been having a toothache now for the past few weeks. It is one of my front top teeth. It is not OMG I am in pain but it does hurt off and on. I have been to the dentist only for him to tell me I do not have any cavities nor do I have any gum issues. I know I should be happy with that but I even had my orthodontic dentist look at my teeth and he also tells me that my teeth have no cavities.
I know the pain in is not coming from my braces since I had them now for a year without any pain from day one. I have a great Orthodontic dentist by the way. So why do I have this toothache? Can there be other reasons besides a cavity for someone to have a toothache.
I have not been to the dentist since I was 18 and still on my parents dental insurance plan. I am 21 now and know I really should see a dentist. My family dentist I never really liked and is partly why I have not been back to see another dentist even though I have dental insurance though my job.
I have a plan where I am told I can pick my own dentist but I am worried about getting someone once again that I do not like and will make me upset about even going. I need a caring dentist that does not see me as a monthly car payment. Any advise for choosing a dentist.
I am trying to shop out dental insurance and since I have not been to the dentist a few years, I do not have any one dentist to go to so I am shopping dental offices to. I wondering which is better and cheaper to go to for dental care a local dental or a bigger dental office chain with many dentist in one office?
I know I do not want to pay exorbitant amount for dental services. The sames goes for any dental insurance plan I get. I do not have deep pockets and I only looking for dental services and a dental plan that will keep my cost low.
I just lost my dental insurance that I had with my prior job. I loved the dentist I was going to but was told the only plan they are a provider of was the one I had with my job. I called the dental insurance company I was with to be told it was a group dental plan only.
What can I do ? I do not have the money to be paying out of pocket but do not want to change dentist. She was the first dentist that did not make me feel bad about my teeth and was caring to my needs. I am a bit of a baby when I have to go to the dentist. Please give me advise.
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I have a bad back tooth it is the last molar on the bottom right side of my mouth. I seem to be always having problems with that tooth on and off. I went to the dentist that said he could save it by doing a root canal and putting a crown on it.
I have dental insurance so that will help me some regarding the cost. However, I really just wanted it pulled. I had filling done on this tooth twice before and I am tired of messing with it. The dentist said he could pull it but would advise against it. Saying that my teeth may start to shift.
It is in the back and I really do not care. Will my teeth really start to shift that badly without it? Wanting to pull it but would that be a big mistake?
What will a dentist do to fix a cracked tooth? I noticed a few days ago that I cracked my tooth on a bone. I can see a light line going down the side. So I made a dental appointment. I will be able to see the dentist in three days from now. I am eating really soft foods because I am afraid to brake off my tooth. What will the dentist do to fix it? Will I need to have a crown or can they just use bonding or something like that?
The dentist my wife went to seems over priced. We do not have dental insurance but can afford to have dental work done just do not want to be priced gouge. I would like for her to get a second opinion from a different dentist to make sure that the dental work needed is with in reason. I am worried that the dentist is making her have more dental work or at least more expensive dental work then necessary.
My wife just feels it would cost us more money for a second opinon to get then to just have the dental work done. Is there a way to get a second opinion for little to no charge if we are able get the X-rays from the first dentist.
I went to the local dentist a few days ago. It was the first time going to the dentist in two years. Since I did not have a regular dentist I just went to one out of the phone book. I was quoted about $500.00 worth of dental work that the dentist stated I needed to have done. It is not so much I doubt what he is saying I need. I know it has been some time since I last been to the dentist I figured I may need more dental work then just a cleaning.
My really questions is how do I know I am getting the best rate? If I shop out the dental work do I have to go into each dental office for a check up and a second opinion or can I get cost over the phone? I would like a second opinion without having to pay for the check up and X-rays each time. What do I need to do to get the information I am looking for. Do not want to have to pay more for dental work then necessary.
When getting a second dental opinion how do you know which dentist is correct?
So here is the story. Last year I was told by the dentist at the time that I needed to have a filling done on one tooth and to have a deep cleaning. So wanting to make sure I got a second dental opinion from a different dentist. That dentist said that I do not need a filling or a deep cleaning. Okay so I when to him for just the regular cleaning he said I needed.
Six mouths later he says now I do need to have a filling and a deep cleaning. He gave me a cost that was much higher then the dentist that I when to before him. This bother me so I when to another dentist for a second opinion. That dentist told me that I do not need a deep cleaning and that I do have a very small cavity on my tooth but it was too small to worry about doing a filling on yet. When different dentist tell you different things how do you know which one is telling you the truth. I do not want to feel like I got bate and switched. Which is how I am feeling. They tell me what I want to hear the first time then try to get me to do all this expensive dental work the second time I go. What is up with that?
Four days ago I had a root canal done my general dentist. I never really cared for her but up until not she did a good enough job. With this root canal she did not get out all the infection or root in my molar. Now my tooth hurts like hell and is making my whole mouth hurt as well too. I tried getting her to look at it but she is putting me off for two days!! I call and leave message but she will not return my calls. The office staffing did but to only tell me that the soonest they can get me back in is in two days.
This is not acceptable to me with the amount of pain I am going to be in. I feel I have no choice but to wait and I am so upset that this is happening to me. What can I do about this? I have to go back but how to I control my temper about how she jerked me off! Is there anyway I can make her fix up her mess sooner? I have already paid in full to have this root canal done you think that would mean something to her
My dentist is just terrible!! I have a dental insurance plan were I have to stay with network dentist but the only one close to me is a big time jerk. I do not even know why he is in business when he seems to not like his job. He always has an attitude with me over any little thing. I can not complain about his dental work since I never had him really mess anything up. It is just is personality that sucks big time. If I could go to a different dentist I would. What can I do about his attitude he gives me?
I need to go to the dentist for my check up and cleaning. I will not say that I am scared about going to the dentist but dentist do make me nevus. I was hoping that I can just go and list to my music while the dentist cleans my teeth. Would that be okay or would they not like me doing that?
I am really afraid of dentist and going to a dentist just for a minor thing like cleaning upset me. I need a dentist that can understand my fears and not make me feel bad about be an adult that is scared of going to the dentist. My last dentist was a good dentist but was a jerk to me and would make be feel bad. Are there dentist that deal with dental phobia and can do good work let be understanding to my fears. If so where do I fine them?
My family is living on a very fixed income right now and money is very tight. That said I do not want my family oral health to suffer do to our lack of extra income. My job offers me good health thank goodness but no dental. Both my wife and I have not seen the dentist in over a year but my daughter is due for her six month check up and I do not want her to go without.
I have be thinking of taking her to the dental school that is here in TX by us. I called and they said they have no problems with doing dental work on a five year old. They would be much cheaper then going to a regular dentist however my fear is that I am not getting good dental work done. It worries me that they may mess up or not catch something. Has anyone ever had their dental work done by a dental school? If so how was your experience? Would you go back again?
I do not have dental insurance and I try to see the dentist at least once a year for my check up and cleaning. I would like to know is that okay to go only once a year. I really can not afford to do much more but I heard that you should see a dentist more the once a year. If that is so about how many time should you see a dentist?
What is an endodontic dentist? What do they do? By going to an endodontic dentist does dental treatment cost more then going to your family dentist? My sister has to see an endodontic but she does not even know why since she never asks any questions and just does what her dentist tells her to do. However afterwords is always upset because she does not know what is going on and why her dentist can not just do the work.
I know I need my two bottom wisdom teeth removed. Though right now they are not giving me any issues I was told by a dentist two months ago it is something I should have done. I also have two missing top teeth that I currently have a bridge for. I knock my teeth out in a car accident may moon ago.
I would like to know what dentist does a wisdom teeth removal and implants. I have always wanted implants for my missing teeth but could not afford them until now. Who would I see my general dentist does not do this type of work.
I had my teeth whiten at the dentist a little over a year ago. I am a light smoker but have been tyring to quit and only smoke once or twice a week which compared to what I use to do almost a pack every two to three days I have made really good progress.
My question is that although my teeth are still white they are not as white as they use to be when I first had the whitening treatment done. Should I go back to the dentist to have them re whiten or wait until I am able to fully quit smoking altogether. Which I am weening off and hope to be done with smoking in another few months. What would be best?