Cracked Porcelain Crown

For the last 16 years I have had four porcelain crowns on my front teeth for a smile makeover. One of them has always had a slight divot. You could feel it if you rubbed your tongue on it (and knew where it was), but it was not visible. Recently, something has changed, I can …

I Have a Failed Root Canal Treatment

I had a root canal treatment about three years so, but because of some pain, I recently found out that the root canaled tooth is not only fractured, but it also has an abscess. The oral surgeon I went in to see about this told me that it would be three weeks until he can …

Can I Let Wisdom Teeth Decay

I read that the older you get, the more chances there are for serious complications with wisdom tooth removal. I’m in my 30s and my wisdom teeth never bothered me so I never bothered getting them out. Two of them have decay right now, though the rest of my teeth are fine. I am wondering …

Antibiotics for Tooth Infection

I had a root canal treatment done but then the company I worked for closed its doors. I didn’t have the money to have the cap put on and I’ve been putting some store bought tooth filling in the hole. I ran out of that and I think I’ve developed another tooth infection. Is there …

Can a Tooth Infection Cause a Fever?

Can you help me? My dentist is being very particular about who he sees in the office because of the pandemic. He won’t see my daughter because she has a fever, but I think the fever is because of her tooth infection. He is saying that a tooth infection cannot cause a fever and therefore …

Root Canals and Salivary Glands

My daughter has had two unilateral salivary gland infections. I do know that she has had root canal treatment near those areas. Is it at all possible that the infections from her root canal treatments could have spread and infected her salivary glands? Penny Dear Penny, It is always possible for an infected tooth to …

No Money & a Tooth Infection

I have no job at the moment and am also without dental insurance. I was already missing a tooth in the back of my mouth, but now there seems to be an infection on one of the other teeth. It hurts like mad and my cheek is swelling. What kind of treatment do I need? …

Infected Wisdom Teeth No Money

I have two decaying wisdom teeth. I’m unemployed at the moment and running out of money. Would it be better if I went to the ER or if I saw a doctor and got some antibiotics? Perry Dear Perry, I know you are in a pickle, but antibiotics are not going to solve a tooth …

Dentist Won’t Remove Tooth

I have an impacted wisdom tooth and another tooth near it that has had a root canal. Here are my issues. The impacted wisdom tooth is infected and needs to come out. However, the root-canaled tooth has never felt right. I want him to remove both teeth at once, but he is absolutely refusing and …

Can a Broken Tooth Get Infected?

I have a tooth that broke a while back. I didn’t really do anything about it and eventually, more of it broke off so it is pretty much just the stuff underneath. The hole where the tooth used to be is hurting on and off. When it does hurt it is hard for me to …