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 …

Gum Disease and Dental Implants

If I’m losing my teeth because of gum disease, can I replace them with dental implants? Brent W. Dear Brent, While dental implants are a fantastic tooth replacement, you are not a candidate while you have advanced gum disease. As you can see from the image to the left, the dental implants have to be …

Can a Toothache Cause Chest Pain?

My mom started complaining of a toothache and chest pain earlier today. She’s a tough woman who doesn’t like to see the doctor or dentist and is presently refusing to get treatment of any kind. For what it’s worth, she’s 83 and in otherwise good health. At her age, toothaches are a somewhat common occurrence. …

Dental Implants for Stuntmen

I’ve had a spate of bad luck in my field. I’m a stuntman. Typically we lose a tooth or two a year. I’ve lost three over the last six months. I’m not sure why, but I need to find good replacements. Will dental implants hold up for someone like me? I’m worried I’m going to …

Can a Dentist Chip a Tooth During a Cleaning?

I hadn’t been to the dentist in a year because of a move and not having much time to find one in the transition. Today I had my first cleaning. Let me tell you it was tortuous. My last dentist was much more gentle. My gums bled too which has never happened. However, what concerns …

Horrible Pain During Cleanings

I’m wondering if I need to switch clinics to receive more gentle treatment. I have horrible pain during cleanings. My teeth are sensitive and my gums bleed. The last time was the worst ever. She shot some kind of cold water on my teeth. It hurt so much I begged her to stop. She just …

Is My Affordable Dentist Ordering Unnecessary Procedures?

I don’t have dental insurance. Everything I do is out of pocket. Because of that I specifically looked for a dentist who advertised as an affordable dentist. I double checked and his prices were lower than those around him. So I felt pretty safe going. I did expect to need some work done because I …

Need an affordable dentist for gum disease

I have been fighting gum disease on my own for the last 4 months because I can’t afford a dentist. I don’t have a regular dentist and although I have dental insurance it basically covers only routine cleanings and an exam 2 times a year. If something more than that needs to be done I …

Can you get gum disease from someone else?

Can you get gum disease from someone else? I think my girlfriend has it. There is pus on her gums and I don’t want to get it. Will it pass to me from kissing her. I feel bad asking behind her back but maybe I can get her to go to a dentist and get …

After gum disease and a denture can you have two teeth replaced as implants?

I had gum disease which has now been treated but it left my two bottom front teeth exposed so I had to have them removed. I have a partial denture in place and I feel very depressed about this. Does anybody know if there are any options for a gum graft or having implants in …