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Hi Dr! I'd like to ask you about my dry socket. I had tooth extraction on monday and got dry socket after. It was really smelly and bad tast and i was struggling to keep it clean as i've been told to careful with flushing because of the blood colt. Went back to dentist they have cleaned the whole socket properly diagnosed dry socket and put some bad tasty pasta. All my pain gone immediatly, but my problem is now the socket getting dirty again and im not sure how to keep it clean like i said i've been told to not flush it or rinse i don not want the pasta to remove so im not sure how i am supposed to keep it clean the area! Thank you very much for your help in andvance!

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David

D. B. (Friday, 2 December 2016, 03:47)

i had swollen gums,met a dentist ,diagnosed with irregular wisdom teeth growth .Suggested for removal of 2 of my molar tooth.Is it the right thing

K. (Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 06:16)

My dentist has just cancelled my appointment for Friday for a tooth extraction as apparently new legislation came in today that patients on warfarin could not have teeth extracted on a Friday. This means I have lost a day off work and I feel I am being lied to

S. (Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 14:00)

I take warfarin for a/f my average is 2.3 inr
my old dentist was happy to do extractions but my new dentist says she would refer me to hospital I am 66 in good health ?

J. D. (Saturday, 2 April 2016, 11:15)

I have a tooth pain a very bad one from weeks and am a diabetes patient ...I went to a nearby dentist they said that they have to cut my cheek and operate because I can't open my mouth wide is there any other solution to my problem please help me out

S. K. (Sunday, 20 September 2015, 07:58)

Hi. So when my dentist has drilled out an old filling - how does he know if there is decay there or not? Some dentists seem to take ages poking around the massive hole in my tooth with that metal scribe they use to find decayed bits of tooth. Some dentists tell me the infected bits feel soft. Another dentist just removes the old filling - says "No decay" & then fills it in again. Thank you

J. (Sunday, 24 May 2015, 22:59)

I have had 3 failed root fillings which had to be removed in hospital.I have been told that I need another root filling +crown but dont want to risk another failure so intend to ask for an extraction .I have osteoporosis andhave been taking bisphosphonates for 8 years but have not taken any for 10 months ("holiday") Will it be ok to have extraction --- I am concerned about necrosis too

J. T. (Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 11:40)

I had a RCT 5 yrs ago which was extremely painful to have done. I have just had an abscess on this tooth which I have been treated with antibiotics, and told I should have the tooth removed, as the abscess will return. another dentist at this practise has said he can save the tooth as the RCT was in the wrong place. he says he can do this without an injection as the nerves are dead, but I can still feel pain when I touch the tooth, a cap will be needed. he says if he finds he cannot complete the RCT after taking out the old one, he will have to pull the tooth.
This is not the same practice that did my first RCT and was private. I am 70 yrs old and still working but can ill afford to go private. I find I have more confidence in this NHS dentist. but what do I do

J. (Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 06:10)

The end tooth of my only three remaining lower front teeth is extremely loose & I now have a raging abscess. It is vital that I keep these few teeth as having no gum ridge I have a flexi denture which needs teeth to cling to. Can this tooth be saved?I also have been told that implants are not possible foe me, even IF I had the money.

T. M. (Monday, 2 February 2015, 11:00)

Hi,

Is it possible a root canal treatment has failed when there is no apparent evidence on a radiograph together with no signs of inflammation?

Many thanks.

Jason

J. (Thursday, 1 January 2015, 06:26)

When i have cold-hot drinks or eat chocolate i feel piercing pain at some of my teeth. Because i brush my teeth bad and strong i hurt my gingiva and root of teeth is visible. To fill the visible part is only treathment? Because i dont want that. Is there any other way as suggestion?

C. U. (Thursday, 16 October 2014, 09:28)

I have been told by a hygienist I need to have 8 treatments of root planning under LA and application of Dentomycin. Can ask for a quote from another surgery as I would with any expensive purchase I was considering?

V. (Monday, 1 September 2014, 16:22)

After rootcanal there is abcess in same dr said there may be missed canal and suggest re rootcanal
what can I do rerootcanal or extraction
please suggest me right one

A. (Thursday, 28 August 2014, 06:22)

at age 16 I had root canal work on my front tooth and a crown fitted.At my last dental checkup my dentist informed me that I required to see an endodontrist as she beleived the original work had left some of the nerve behind and consequently an abcess has formed in my gum over the last 40 years. My NHS dentist is unable / unwilling to carry out this work. My concern is that if I have all this work carried out( up to £1000 ) with a new crown fitted afterwards, there is still achance of the abcess recurring. Would I be better having the crown and tooth extracted and having a single denture fitted?
Thank you.

J. D. (Friday, 4 April 2014, 12:29)

My dentist has recommended l have a Resin retained bridge fitted. He has told me that 1mm of the metal the tooth is attached to will show. l can't find any photo's on the internet that will give me an idea what it will look like from the front. The temporary bridge l have at the moment is great as it doesn't show but he has told me that if l keep this it may break the tooth it is attached to as l have a filling. l am so worried that it will look awful. Can you help.

M. B. (Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 14:18)

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