Gum Disease and No Insurance

I haven’t been to the dentist in three years. At this recent appointment, he told me that I have gum disease and said he’d like me to make it a priority to come every six months otherwise I could lose my teeth. I don’t have any dental insurance. Is this really necessary or just a …

This New Tooth Gap Could Cause Her to Lose Her Teeth

When I was younger I had a terrible overbite. My parents got me braces and I finally felt better about my situation. A few months ago my dentist told me I had gum disease. Now, I have a tooth gap again that has just appeared and it is making my teeth look crooked again. There …

Gum Inflammation after Crown

I had a dental crown done on a tooth near the front. There has been serious gum inflammation since then and it hasn’t gotten better even after seeing my dentist and a periodontist. The periodontist said it looks like the dentist made the crown too deep and close to the bone. He’s recommending periodontal surgery …

Dentist Wants Me to do Extra Appointments

I’m not sure what to do. I finally get up the courage to go see the dentist and he tells me I need to come in extra because of my gums. This seems like a scam to me. I can understand getting my cavities fixed, but my gums seem fine, they’re just higher than other …

My Mom’s Tooth Just Fell Out

I need some advice. My mom is a meth addict. I came to check on her the other day and when I went to wake her up one of her teeth just fell out! What’s going on? Is it the meth? What does she need aside from rehab? She’s only 55 years old and needs …