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 …

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 …

Can I Replace an Ugly Tooth?

I have a tooth that has turned all dark and gray. I am too embarrassed to smile right now. I looked it up and from what I can tell this means the tooth has died. Can I just remove it and replace it with a fake tooth? Ben Dear Ben, I want you to take …

Affordable Dental Care for Emergencies?

I’ve been laid off and with it lost my dental insurance. I’ve had decent teeth most of my life. Wouldn’t you know it the moment I lose my insurance I have a tooth become inflamed and painful. There’s even a small pimple on my gums, which I think may be part of the problem. But, …

Can a toothache cause dizziness?

I suddenly feel dizzy when I do certain movements and I lose balance. It just started this morning. I just thought that maybe it’s because of my tooth. I’ve been having a toothache for quite a while now and I just leave it alone. It goes and then comes back. I’ve been told by the …