Who Broke This Man’s Tooth?

I need some advice about an incident with my tooth. I have a 30+ year old crown. I was in for a checkup and my dentist said that I have decay under the crown and he will need to do a root canal treatment. I didn’t have any signs of a tooth infection. No abcess. …

Porcelain Veneer Turning Blue

We purchased my daughter an entire set of porcelain veneers. The dentist suggested ten on top and eight on bottom. She had a small accident that left one of the teeth chipped. It was a very small chip so the dentist was able to fix it. The dentist smoothed it out and then, of course, …

Problem with Wisdom Tooth

I had a terrible toothache a few weeks ago and scheduled an appointment with my dentist. He said I had an infection in one of my bottom wisdom teeth, which he felt needed a specialist. I went to see the specialist who believes all the wisdom teeth need to be extracted. Unfortunately, he can’t do …

Is a Tooth Infection Really Dangerous?

I have a back tooth (not the wisdom tooth) that broke a while ago. Now the area hurts and my cheek is swollen. It is also starting to hurt in my neck. Someone told me this is dangerous, but I just don’t have money for a dentist right now. Is it really that dangerous or …

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 …