Am I Too Old to Have My Wisdom Teeth Out

When I was younger my dentist told me that I would need my wisdom teeth taken out. I have a small fear of the dentist so I decided against it. Now I am 33 years old and one of them has started to hurt pretty bad. My dentist when I was younger said that the… Continue reading Am I Too Old to Have My Wisdom Teeth Out

Dealing with a Broken Tooth

My husband recently fell and broke both of his front teeth. Do you know what we need to do to get this fixed? Will he need to extract them, or maybe get dental crowns? I will be honest that he is not crazy about the dentist so I’m trying to figure out what he needs… Continue reading Dealing with a Broken Tooth

Should I See an Oral Surgeon?

I had a root canal treatment some years ago. It was not a pleasant experience and I will admit I did not follow up well. My dentist didn’t either so I never had the cap placed on it. The next thing I know the filling fell out and shortly after that the tooth started hurting… Continue reading Should I See an Oral Surgeon?

High Resistance to Novocain

I am still in my 20s and have very bad teeth. This all started because I have a high resistance to Novocain. This made every dental appointment a nightmare of an experience. As a result, I have neglected my teeth. I want to take charge of my oral health. Do you have any advice for… Continue reading High Resistance to Novocain

Dental Care for Recovering Addicts

I am a recovering opiate addict. They have me on methadone maintenance to help. I’ve had a problem with my teeth for a long time and now would like to catch up on my dental care. Unfortunately, the last time I went in for dental care, the dentist refused to give me any pain meds… Continue reading Dental Care for Recovering Addicts

My Crown Feels Weird

I don’t like going to the dentist. Because I avoided it, I ended up having to get a root canal treatment and a dental crown. It’s felt weird from the beginning, but my dentist said that is just because I’m not used to the new crown. I decided to give it a few weeks, but… Continue reading My Crown Feels Weird

My Teeth are Loose

I will admit to being a patient who avoids the dentist at all costs. Recently, I noticed that some of my teeth are becoming loose. If one of them falls out, can I put it back in with superglue? Do you think my teeth can be saved? Annaliya Dear Annaliya, Based on what you are… Continue reading My Teeth are Loose

Something about this Dentist Isn’t Measuring Up

I need some advice. Before starting I will readily confess that I am not the most regular patient. I have pretty bad dental anxiety. But, I went in because I was having pain in a tooth toward the back of my mouth. It had been hurting on and off for about a week and a… Continue reading Something about this Dentist Isn’t Measuring Up

Dental Implants with Gum Disease

I spend most of my life without dental insurance, which I’ve used as an excuse to not go. I realize now that I do have dental insurance, it was more that I’m afraid of the dentist than anything else. Even after I had insurance it took me a while to go in. I went in… Continue reading Dental Implants with Gum Disease