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 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 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?
For the last 16 years I have had four porcelain crowns on my front teeth for a smile makeover. One of them has always had a slight divot. You could feel it if you rubbed your tongue on it (and knew where it was), but it was not visible. Recently, something has changed, I can… Continue reading Cracked Porcelain Crown
I had a root canal treatment done but then the company I worked for closed its doors. I didn’t have the money to have the cap put on and I’ve been putting some store bought tooth filling in the hole. I ran out of that and I think I’ve developed another tooth infection. Is there… Continue reading Antibiotics for Tooth Infection
Can you help me? My dentist is being very particular about who he sees in the office because of the pandemic. He won’t see my daughter because she has a fever, but I think the fever is because of her tooth infection. He is saying that a tooth infection cannot cause a fever and therefore… Continue reading Can a Tooth Infection Cause a Fever?
I have a tooth that broke a while back. I didn’t really do anything about it and eventually, more of it broke off so it is pretty much just the stuff underneath. The hole where the tooth used to be is hurting on and off. When it does hurt it is hard for me to… Continue reading Can a Broken Tooth Get Infected?
I called my dentist because I told him that I have what I think is a tooth infection. He called me in an antibiotic and told me to take that and then come in a week from now. I don’t understand why he won’t see me. I’m pretty sure that you can’t solve a tooth… Continue reading Dentist Won’t See Me
I had an extraction done because of a serious infection. My plan is to get dental implants when I am able. My dentist knows that. Tonight, as I was cleaning the area, I noticed what looks to be two roots left. Why would he leave two roots? Will I be able to get my dental… Continue reading Why Were Roots Left After Extraction
I had a toothache and went to see a dentist. He told me the tooth can’t be saved and I should just have it extracted. How do I know if that is the truth? I know you are probably thinking why would the dentist lie. Here’s the deal. He was very rude and insulted me… Continue reading How Do I Know If a Tooth Can’t be Saved?