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Posted 05 August 2004 - 01:10 PM

doc oral specialist,

tinangal braces ko last year 2003, mula nun naka retainers parin ako hangang ngayon.
kelan ba dapat ito tangalin? 1 year nako naka retainers.

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 07:00 PM

ask ko lang po! magkano po ngayon ang braces? mura pero maganda! hehehehehe

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:34 PM

Greetings.

My problem is different.

when i was a kid, about 10 or 12 years i think, i had one of my front tooth root canaled. Everythng went smooth and okay not until 15 years after.

the root canaled tooth (am i correct to say that its dead already?) has turned a little bit blackish and sobrang halata specially on pics.

due to this problem, it has been my insecurity ever since already. I dont smile on photos and whenever.

i tried to have it bleached doing two types of procedure. one is they drilled from the back and placed some chemical inside while the other procudure was whitening stuff placed on the surface. Unfoprtuantly, both dint work....or probly bka it improved konti, im not sure cuz i was really and still very dissapointed considering i had to pay for such services which dint work perfectly.

another dentist suggested caps or porcelain something, forgot what they call it. Im not keen in doing this since im a very physically active person whose into martial arts and strenous sports kaya it might just break.

so Doc, what can you advise?

thanks in advance

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 01:26 PM

Hi doc, just dropped by to check if everytooth is going on pretty well here. :cool:

Can i have an appointment with you :rolleyes:

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 01:52 PM

Good day manyak dentists
question lang namamaga ang gums ko pati sa gilagid parang maliit na kamatis mga dalawa sa gilagid ngayon masakit yung sea me gums pero walang ngipin don matagal nang nabunot ano kaya ito sa dentist ko ba ito ipatitingin o sa EENT thanks

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Much delayed reply. :lol:

I suggest you have a dentist look at the area first since a dentist's expertise not only involves teeth but also the surrounding tissues such as the gums and other surfaces of the mouth. So sorry for the late reply. :wacko:

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 02:05 PM

:) hello peeps! i'm new in this site and my compliments to all! di ko alam
na possible pa rin to have a sensible topic like this over the net.. iím kinda
impressed!!

anyways, iíll dive na rin sa topic.. doc,  maitanong ko po lang kung magkano
ang dental implant sa clinic nyo or in any mainstream dental clinic for that matter, gusto ko pong malaman magkano per unit (tooth). i know thereíll be a price variation, depende sa type of material that youíll use, letís just say i wanted the high end material to be use for my implants..  and if you donít mind, can you give me a short abstract of how this procedure goes.

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Implant dentistry is the procedure wherein an area without teeth and sufficient support from the remaining teeth is operated on to accept a prosthesis placed within or fastened upon the bone where the missing teeth used to be. These implants are usually made of biologically compatible materials such as titanium and can replace up to three missing teeth, depending on the case. A denture that can be screwed on is then placed on top of the implant once the bone has healed and this denture now serves as a non-removeable prosthesis. The average implant usually costs from $500 to $2000 each and a full replacement of the upper or lower arch usually requires at least 6 implants. :D

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 02:11 PM

Doc,

I have a problem, I suffering from Bruxism, I started having grinding activity since bout last year, the effect was my jaw started to lock which I don't suffer before, I heard that I need a mouth guard for this but how will I stop grinding? some say it's psychological? is this true?

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Yes, it's true that the cause for bruxism is mostly psychological. It's particularly caused by stress and a mouth guard can help by protecting the teeth even as you grind. You may have to find some time to relax or even take a vacation if you can. Asides from the mouth guard you could use some way to channel that stress so that it doesn't affect you as much as it does now. It is also in a lesser way affected by the way your jaw and it's structures relate to each other but not enough to influence the grinding as much as the stress. :D

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 02:17 PM

Doc, how much do you charge for teeth whitening?

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Tooth whitening charges can vary from dentist to dentist and can range from Php10k up to Php25k for a full arch depending on the case. If you still need whitening, please PM me instead. I can't post my rates nor my business here. :D

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 02:20 PM

I used to have braces, but since i lost my retainers 3 yrs ago i never went back to my dentist & now i think i'm having a relapse.    If the relapse is mild lang, can i just get retainers done?  or do i need full braces again?

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It will depend upon the direction and extent of the relapse. If the teeth overlap. you might need full braces again. If they're mostly moving forwards or backwards, you may just need retainers. :D

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 02:27 PM

elowe doc,

Ask ko concerning my son,

He's 7 and his baby teeth is starting to fall out.  My son has really bad teeth as in Cavity infected, spoiled kasi ni mama, but not to the point the bungi na sya, me mga black stuff sa side ng teeth nya.  My question is, would it be wise for me to have all his bad teeth pulled out na lang para puro bago na teeth nya. o hayaan ko na lang.


I wouldn't recommend having his teeth pulled out since the baby teeth or primary teeth help align and make space for the permanent teeth for their eruption. The teeth with the black areas can be either filled in or if the damage is extensive, a stainless steel jacket can be placed over each tooth. Not only will the jackets protect the teeth from further damage, they will also compensate for the lack of proper spacing between the teeth in preparation for the succeeding teeth. :D

and ya, another one is I had one of my molars pulled out Im thinking of having it implanted, can i still have root canal or should I just use permanent dentures?

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If the molar wasn't pulled out yet, then a root canal might be the best way to save the tooth. Since it was pulled out already, permanent dentures will be the least traumatic procedure. It will also depend on which particular tooth it is and if there are still teeth present beside the area left by the extracted tooth. Implants are usually recommended if there are no other teeth available to support a bridge due to the amount of trauma as well as the cost of the procedure. :D

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 02:36 PM

Question, masakit ba ang root canal?  Ano ba ang purpose nito?

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A root canal is the area occupied by the pulp or soft area of the tooth. The pulp is the tissue that occupies this area and provides nutrients that nourish the tooth. It is also the part that hurts when there is an infection and this is what we deal with when we perform a root canal procedure.

In this procedure, the pulp, after the application of anesthesia, is removed and the root canal is cleaned to get rid of any microorganisms that may remain in the canal. The area is then filled with a rubber-based substance called gutta percha and the rest of the tooth is restored using a filling. :D

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 02:38 PM

hello Doc...cud you pls refer me to a dentist who good in tmj problems..a friend of mine has tinnitus daw e acrndg to his eent..freaks him out sumtime TIA :)

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Hmm, did his EENT relate his tinnitus to his TMJ? :unsure:

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 02:41 PM

Hi Doc,

Is the new teeth whitening product from Colgate (Simply White) ok? Do you have any idea how much it retails?

Thanks!

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The product is good for whitening the teeth but it doesn't last as long as having the teeth whitened by a dentist. This is because the whitening agent does not penetrate the tooth surface as much as the professionally applied whiteners. Since it's available in supermarkets, I can't say I have an idea how much the retail prices are. They can easily vary between stores. :D

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 02:45 PM

Any dentist out there where they can put you to sleep while treating you?  I'm totally phobic and haven't been to a dentist in years...    :unsure:

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You might need to go to a hospital for this and it will cost much more than ordinary procedures since you will need an anesthesiologist to help perform the procedure as well. I recommend that you try having a cleaning first and some simple procedures to condition yourself for further procedures. :D

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 02:53 PM

yun din problema ko......ayoko nung barena na gamit ng dentista......meron bang laughing gas na pwede pa inhale sa akin para nde ko maramdaman ang sakit  ? he he he he he

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I know that many of the procedures performed are uncomfortable but then these are the safest procedures possible for each particular condition. I'm sure if there is an easier, less painful way to treat patients and maintain affordability as well as avoid general anesthesia, it would be the procedure of choice.

The work we do isn't performed to hurt you or make things worse, it's actually meant to restore and preserve the teeth that you have. As much as possible, we try to avoid extracting teeth, in spite of what some unscrupulous dentists advertise ("Libre Bunot!"). We try to preserve what you have and help you maintain your teeth properly. The only thing we ask of you is take care of your teeth instead of neglecting them and then blaming us if they hurt or have to be replaced. I myself find even a cleaning uncomfortable so I just try to minimize the necessity by keeping my own teeth in good condition. :D

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 02:54 PM

Oral,

Kumusta ka na?

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Uy Rain! Long time a! :boo: Tara, punta tayo sa thread ko at baka masita tayo na OT tayo dito. :lol:

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 03:01 PM

um.. to dentists here, help :) um pag umaga,  parang ng bleed yung gums ko ng konti... but minsan naman hindi... pansin ko lnag na tuwing mornings lang... um.. anu kaya yun?  thanks :)

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This can happen because the flow of saliva is reduced during sleep. If there is food or tartar stuck between your teeth, the tendency of saliva to remove the food is reduced as well and so the gums get irritated. Couple that with the tendency of a person to swallow during sleep causing a suction effect in the mouth can make the gums bleed easily. Flossing properly and brushing thoroughly for at least 5 minutes, after meals and before sleeping, can help prevent the food getting stuck in between the teeth and irritating the gums. :D

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 03:03 PM

doc oral specialist,

tinangal braces ko last year 2003, mula nun naka retainers parin ako hangang ngayon.
kelan ba dapat ito tangalin? 1 year nako naka retainers.

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Depending on the case, some people need only 6 months of retainer time while for others they may have to wear the retainers for life. Ask your othodontist if you still need the retainers. :D

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 03:04 PM

ask ko lang po! magkano po ngayon ang braces? mura pero maganda! hehehehehe

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Hmm...depends on the orthodontist and the materials used. The treatment can range from 25k up to 200k+! Experience of the ortho can influence the prices as well. :D

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 03:12 PM

Greetings.

My problem is different.

when i was a kid, about 10 or 12 years i think, i had one of my front tooth root canaled. Everythng went smooth and okay not until 15 years after.

the root canaled tooth (am i correct to say that its dead already?) has turned a little bit blackish and sobrang halata specially on pics.

due to this problem, it has been my insecurity ever since already. I dont smile on photos and whenever.

i tried to have it bleached doing two types of procedure. one is they drilled from the back and placed some chemical inside while the other procudure was whitening stuff placed on the surface. Unfoprtuantly, both dint work....or probly bka it improved konti, im not sure cuz i was really and still very dissapointed considering i had to pay for such services which dint work perfectly.

another dentist suggested caps or porcelain something, forgot what they call it. Im not keen in doing this since im a very physically active person whose into martial arts and strenous sports kaya it might just break.

so Doc, what can you advise?

thanks in advance

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You're correct in saying that the tooth is dead because the pulp has been removed already. Since the procedures you mentioned didn't work, the suggestion for a porcelain jacket would be the best solution for you especially with your active lifestyle. Porcelain is actually tougher than natural teeth. The only drawback is that you have to remove some tooth structure to have this placed and it can wear down the opposing tooth. A possible treatment would be a veneer. A veneer is a porcelain covering that can be placed over the visible portion of the tooth while minimizing the removal of tooth structure. It tends to cost less than a jacket crown but it may be more vulnerable to damage since it's thinner than a crown and isn't attached as well as a jacket. :D