I had tooth #19 bothering me. I went to see a dentist who advertised as an emergency dentist. I didn’t have a dentist of my own. I will admit that is my own fault because I have a bit of an issue with dental anxiety. I told the dentist exactly which tooth was bothering me… Continue reading Misdiagnosis Led to a Painful Dental Emergency
I had a root canal treatment done several years ago on one of my teeth. That tooth is starting to hurt me again. Is it possible to have a root canal treatment done a second time or does this mean I will have to lose the tooth? Casey Dear Casey,
I’m a 38-year-old single mom with three children under the age of ten. Ever since my teen years, I have struggled with my teeth even though I am diligent about taking care of them. I recently was told I have a severe calcium deficiency. I am under treatment for it and it is getting better,… Continue reading How Can I Keep My Face From Collapsing When My Teeth Are Removed
I had to stop seeing my dentist for a while because of a period when he wasn’t accepting my dental insurance. At a regular checkup with a new dentist, he found a cavity and offered to fill it right then and there. He used a bonding material. It started hurting shortly thereafter and the paiRead… Continue reading Will I Need an Extraction after Bonding?
I have regular checkups and cleanings at least two times a year. Most times I do it three times a year. I’m very diligent with my oral health care at home as well. Why I am writing is I feel my dentist is being negligent. Two times now, I’ve ended up with a tooth needing… Continue reading I Keep Needing Extractions After Root Canals
I went for a check up, which is covered by my insurance completely. While there, he told me I need a root canal treatment. I was a bit surprised about that because none of my teeth bother me. I was wondering if I DO need a root canal treatment, how long can I wait to… Continue reading How Long Can a Root Canal Wait?
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.… Continue reading Who Broke This Man’s Tooth?
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… Continue reading Is a Tooth Infection Really Dangerous?
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?
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… Continue reading I Have a Failed Root Canal Treatment