How much would my mention of the phrase 'TMJ' (a jaw disorder) to a dentist affect his decision to attribute my toothache to grinding rather than to tooth decay? I am worried that I am about to be scammed, due to the fact that (i) my aching tooth (and that tooth alone) has obvious decay, and (ii) that a new dentist was able to attribute my toothache to grinding before actually looking in my mouth. [more inside]
Our 10 yr old needs braces. Should we buy ortho insurance? What kind? Use medical reimbursement plan? Combination of insurance and medical reimbursement? Is AFLAC a good plan to go with? [more inside]
My two right wisdom teeth are infected and abscessed. I'm on 500mg of Amoxicillin three times a day. Should I wait until the infection clears before getting them extracted? [more inside]
I will be having a root canal soon, but the dentist has told me that the damage to the tooth may not be treatable by the root canal, and that other action may be necessary. He's given me a few options to consider, and has asked me to pick one. [more inside]
What am I looking for in a dentist? [more inside]
Is dentist required to return a gold crown of extracted molar to patient? [more inside]
Need a good dentist south of Seattle [more inside]
Should I get fillings of tooth cavities that have been diagnosed with a Diagnodent laser? If so, what number should I make my cut-off? [more inside]
Thorough dentist or hygienist in San Francisco, in or close to the Financial District? [more inside]
What's the best way to take care of my new bridge? Should I get a water flosser? [more inside]
dentist filter: I have a tooth (upper right molar, second to the last one) that occasionally have a dull pain when I bite on it. It usually happens when I am tired, i.e. when I am sleep deprived. I had a dental cleaning/checkup on Jan. 13, and the dentist didn't say anything. I am out of the country now and have no access to any dentist, and I am really worried. [more inside]
Refreshing an old question: dentists in Los Angeles (specifically West L.A./Santa Monica). [more inside]
Is my new dentist trying to convince me to get braces unnecessarily? Lots more agonizing inside! [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good periodontist in NYC? Do I even need a periodontist? [more inside]
Was my co-worker the victim of a bad dental procedure? How should she proceed now she needs more expensive work done? [more inside]
Do you have a go to place for getting trusted reviews for service related occupations like doctors, dentists and mechanics? Angie's list is paid, free is preferable
Just got home from a dentist appointment with my seven-year-old son. Five of his baby teeth are crowding the rest of his teeth and need to be extracted very soon. But he's extremely anxious at the dentist, and after today's ordeal, they're recommending putting him completely under using IV sedation with an on-site MD. I had IV sedation for my wisdom teeth, and it was amazing, but I'm flat-out terrified to knock out my little boy. He's never had anesthesia of any kind. Is it worth doing? Are there any risks or caveats I should know? Would it be better to stick with oral anasthetic? Help!
I have to take 2000mg of Amoxicillin before I visit the dentist -- is that a large dose? Would it muck with the balance of good bacteria in my body? Just curious, thanks!
Do get my broken back molar fixed now or 5 weeks later when I'm in Thailand? If now, where can I find an affordable dentist in NYC that is not NYU dental school? [more inside]
I would like to lodge the single most effective complaint against some really misleading and crappy billing practices by a dental office. [more inside]
A rear molar (#30 for you dental fans) had a chip missing but was otherwise asymptomatic but my dentist recommended a gold crown before the tooth broke and caused greater problems. I followed his advise and while wearing the temporary crown I noticed a new, distinct and very painful sensitivity to cold. He dismissed it as a fluke and installed the permanent crown, but the sensitivity remains and now I can't eat anything frozen without agony. He x-rayed the tooth and found no structural issues, nor did he find any leaks in the seating. He claims that the problem is just routine cold sensitivity and advised aggressive fluoride, but with no prior problem isn't it more likely that he screwed up something and, if so, what?
Great dentist in Sydney or Southcoast/Illawarra? My periodontist is leaving the area so I need a good Dentist or Periodontist. I am dentist-phobic. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Where can I find good and affordable dental care in the Boston area? [more inside]
Should it hurt this much two days after having two teeth pulled? [more inside]
It's time for a new DDS (or DMD, I suppose). Can anyone recommend a fantastic, friendly dentist in sunny Essex/Passaic/Bergen counties in NJ? [more inside]
Recommend a good Medicaid dentist in Manhattan or Brooklyn? [more inside]
The epithelial tissue in my mouth sheds itself daily. Up until today I had no idea that this was abnormal. [more inside]
Our 2-year old has an injured tooth that is wearing away. Dentist would like to go in, and do baby-tooth root canal, or possible extraction if the tooth cannot be saved. Hospital wants outrageous sums of money, health insurance says it will not cover it. Are there any good options? [more inside]
How do you find emergency dental help on a Saturday (in Dallas)? [more inside]
My wife's dentist is proposing submitting an insurance claim in January for work that is mostly going to be done much sooner. He says it's ethical, but I'm not so sure. Open up and say ahh... [more inside]
Recently moved to New York City from the midwest. I am requesting recommendations for a great dentist in or close to Manhattan - Pain and aesthetic issues involved. Please tell me who is the best. I am fully insured.
Cheek swelling and pus after local anesthesia and a fairly minor procedure at the dentist. I went back today and he prescribed an antibiotic, but I am still worried. (Grossness inside...) [more inside]
I am having my top two wisdom teeth out on wednesday without general or "twilight" anesthesia. What should I expect? [more inside]
You Are Not My Dentist-filter: Tooth filled with composite (white) filling six months ago. This week, it's started hurting when chewing or when drinking hot drinks. Why? [more inside]
Trying to figure out whether to call my dentist's emergency number, see if this is something that can wait until Tues. or if it's something an urgent care could handle. [more inside]
Can you help me find more information about my transcendental experience while on laughing gas at the dentist?
Can you help me find more information about my transcendental experience while on laughing gas at the dentist? I recently had Nitrous oxide while at the dentist, and the side effects were deep insights into my life, and a crystal clear understanding of problems that were before vague. I'd like more information about this phenomenon and I'd like to hear others' experience with this gas.
Please help me navigate a new dentist! [more inside]
Do you know great family/kid-friendly dentists in Tulsa, Oklahoma? [more inside]
Can you recommend a good oral surgeon in Manhattan who takes MetLife insurance? [more inside]
Help! My old dentist screwed up my teeth and now I live 500 miles away and need a possible root canal. Is there any way to get a reimbursement for the work that was done? [more inside]
Seattle Eastside dentist recommendation, please? Special issue: I haven't seen a dentist in 16 years. Yes, you read that right. [more inside]
Help me write a thank you note to my dentist, please? [more inside]
How on earth do I say Thank You to this Dental Team? [more inside]
What are some of the most popular office management software suites for dentists? [more inside]
Help me figure out next steps with regard to the mess that is my mouth, specifically my teeth [more inside]
San Jose/South Bay MeFites: Can you recommend a dentist who can clean my teeth and fill my (possible) cavities without making me feel like the reprobate I am? [more inside]
My new dentist recommended I get buccal fillings and I'd like to know more about this as I have several teeth affected. [more inside]
I'm highly upset. Against my initial instincts, I allowed a dentist to put three fillings in my mouth last Monday. Almost a week later, my mouth is STILL hurting. I've been told by others this is not normal. Beyond that, I found out after the fillings were put in place, they were amalgam. I had assumed they would be composite since my other filling was composite (put in by another dentist years ago). I need advice. [more inside]
Is it realistic to attempt to have a root canal without anesthetic? [more inside]
I just (re-)chipped a tooth. I'm a student in the UK and I've never been to the dentist here before. I need to get this sorted out as soon as possible. Help? [more inside]