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Oral surgery and braces or wait-and-see?

I need help deciding whether to opt for oral surgery and braces for my child, or to take a wait-and-see approach. [more inside]
posted by Big Chief Little Pants on Dec 5, 2013 - 19 answers

Nursing someone after oral surgery: how to not screw it up edition

A relative of mine is having the entirety of her teeth replaced by what I think is called an implant-supported bridge. I'm caring for her the day of the surgery, but 1) I'm not super-awesome, or anyway, super-intuitive at nursing people 2) I'm not at ALL familiar with this type of procedure 3) Said relative is very ashamed of the situation and thus VERY vague about the actual terms, details, and recovery situation. She...tends to be a little in denial about stuff, I tend to take her statements with a grain of salt. So I would appreciate anything you all can offer in terms of advice, or in procedure-specific tips and information. [more inside]
posted by like_a_friend on Jul 8, 2013 - 22 answers

How should I decide whether to have my wisdom teeth removed or not?

My dentist says they should come out because they will eventually rot and worse, allow decay on my second molars. My surgeon says that while there is decay on one of the wisdom teeth, there is actually a tendency for older people to get fewer cavities. I am having trouble processing this and other information. How do I decide? What other data and information should I collect? [more inside]
posted by starkraven on Apr 12, 2013 - 27 answers

Dental surgury options for a toddler?

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]
posted by fings on Sep 8, 2011 - 19 answers

More like I need widsom insertion, amirite?

Talk me down: Wisdom teeth removal and utter terror. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2009 - 81 answers

Too old for the tooth fairy

My periodontist is telling me I need to have an osseous graft procedure. Questions inside. [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on Jan 11, 2009 - 3 answers

Traveling after wisdom tooth extraction

Can I travel a week after getting my wisdom teeth out? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on May 1, 2007 - 22 answers

Did the dentist almost kill my grandma?

Dentist yanked grandma's ten remaining teeth; a few days later, massive heart attack. Connected? Inappropriate? [more inside]
posted by Scram on Apr 16, 2007 - 18 answers

why should i have my wisdom teeth removed?

is it important to have your wisdom teeth removed? why? they really don't bother me at all.
posted by brandz on Jul 30, 2006 - 43 answers

Grinding My teeth

I'm tired of having big horsy teeth. So I was going to do a Tom Cruise. How much is it going to cost me to have my front teeth ground down?

The worst part about this is that dentists in my experience never give quotes over the phone so I'd have to choose one place and that's it. What kind of office should I look for the best prices (Montreal if that helps).

I'm not crazy but where could I get a file so that I could do it myself?
posted by Napierzaza on Dec 23, 2004 - 23 answers

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