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It depends. In general root canal treated teeth are weaker than non-restored teeth. That's partly because by the time a tooth needs a root canal treatment, it has gone thru several restorations and traumatic...Full Answer
There are so many great advances in science and dentistry. There are new exciting possibilities every year. Now there is a great way to minimize and even eliminate white spots on your teeth. Sometimes...Full Answer
Symptoms Sore, lump, or ulcer in the mouth:
- May be a deep, hard-edged crack in the tissue
- Most often pale colored, but may be dark or discolored
- On the tongue, lip, or other area of the
Mouth cancer is dead serious Approximately half of people with oral cancer will live more than 5 years after they are diagnosed and treated. If the cancer is found early, before it has spread to other tissues,...Full Answer
Your doctor or dentist will examine your mouth area. The exam may show:
- A sore on the lip, tongue, or other area of the mouth
- An ulcer or bleeding
The safest and most predictable way to whiten your teeth is thru your dentist. But again if your stain is from red wine, it's fighting a losing battle. White teeth and red wine don't go together. Pick...Full Answer
- Complications of radiation therapy, including dry mouth and difficulty swallowing
- Disfigurement of the face, head, and neck after surgery
- Other spread (metastasis) of the cancer
There are generally two options to treat receding gums. Surgically by a periodontist as mentioned in other posts, or restoratively to cover the roots. Depending what has caused the recession, the options...Full Answer
As dental implants are replacement for natural teeth, I would want to know from my patients what led to loss of their teeth. Did they lose their teeth to bad gums, infection, trauma, cavities, etc....Full Answer
I agree with previous two posts. I would like to add oral piercings, such as tongue barbells, lip rings, or any foreign objects attached to tongue, lips, cheeks, etc. Piercing the tongue has a long history in...Full AnswerHelpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Oral cancer examination is a routine part of comprehensive new patient exam or a returning patient exam and is covered as part of the exam. So, in my opinion, yes, dental insurance covers screening methods...Full Answer