Does chewing tobacco cause tooth loss and permanent browning?
Just curious. I quit smoking a while ago, and when I'm not chewing the nicotine gum, I use chewing tobacco. Does anyone know what the long term effects are IF I brush my teeth right after using it?
chewing tobacco might as well be a drug because it can still give you cancer.in it it contains something that cuts your gums and then enters your blood stream. ( i think its like fiber glass or something they make instulation out of or something!)just like cigerets it cotains nicotine!it has at LEAST 28 cancer causing chemicals.so useing chewing tobacco is probably the same if not worst then smoking!yes it can cause brown teeth!.....so if you concider cancer as a long term effect then yes there are long term effects!...it can also cause tooth loss!my best advice is quit asap!!!! if you have family and friends ...even if you have no one, dont die because you decided that chewing tobacco is better then smoking...because theyre pretty much the same....only smoking can get to other people!! (+ info
Can a Mouthguard protect from tooth loss and concussion?
Will my upper jaw shrink much after loss of one tooth?
I just had my upper left molar pulled due to three shoddy root canals and one bad crown placement there was no tooth left to place a crown on...so anyway the dentist I am seeing is paying for the bridge-even though he was not the one at fault. Is this the right option or should I try to get an implant-not possible through him would be out of pocket for me. Will my jaw shrink due to the loss of this one tooth I am 31 and do not want to look old already. Thanks
Hello..If the dentist volunteered to pay for the bridge himself and he was the one who did the root canals, don't kid yourself, he's protecting his rear end by making you happy and avoiding a malpractice suit...Ok..as for the Implant...your right they cost lots of bucks,,,Did he happen to tell you that there is "No" test that can determine if your body will accept an implant? Did he mention that implants are currently 86% successful, not 100%. Sounds to me like the bridge was the smart way to go. As for jaw shrinkage, yes that will take place and the degree of shrinkage will be determined by how much bone the dentist disturbed doing the extraction and how good your overall health is....It's makes no difference if you get one tooth or a dozen extracted the healing time takes between 5 and 6 months,,,during that healing period the gum bone will change both in size and shape. I doubt it will be a great deal, but it will change. It should not change your appearance in any way. Good luck and I wish you well.
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When a tooth gets knocked out is there bone loss?
If you lose a tooth. is there bone loss in that area? or does it fill in with bone? i have little knowledge about this subject but i lost a tooth and need an implant but there is an issue with not having enough bone? please explain this to me
Yes, you will lose bone in that area as long as there is nothing occluding with it, but having an implant will actually stimulate bone regeneration. Don't worry, you will have plenty of bone for the implant. (+ info
which tooth paste good for my teeth gum into which i am not going to loss my gum?
you see i am lossing my teeth gum and my dad has already lost the teeth gum and teeth gone yellow. do got any solution like better tooth paste for me
Stay away from abbrasive stuffs such as baking soda, peroxide. Brush gently using a soft toothbrush, don't fight with your gums :) (+ info
what does cracked tooth roots have to do with teeth loss?
all my life I have been having problems with my teeth two years ago my front bottom teeth the roots started to have cracks in them and now they are getting very loose so what could be going on with my teeth and gums
The only way they would have loosened is if they were injured from a blow received, or you have advanced gum disease, causing the bone around those teeth to be destroyed. You need to see as dentist, as this is far from normal. (+ info
Help! Drank diet coke for 4 years and worried about tooth enamel loss?
I drank diet coke about 4 times per week for 4 years. I can see my teeth look a bit clear on the edges.
Is there anything at all I can do to repair it?
By yourself there is nothing you can do to repair it. What's gone is gone. No toothpaste can regrow enamel.
Have it assessed by the dentist to see if there is a need to repair it. Whilst you may be concerned about the transparency of your front teeth, it is the amount of wear on your back teeth that is much more important. When the enamel goes from your back teeth, they will become sensitive, and more prone to decay. In early cases, I prefer to leave them alone, as intervention can be do more harm than good.
For your front teeth, the transparency can be easily covered up with some composite (white) filling.
Of course, give up all soft drinks, fruit juices, cordials and sports drinks if you don't want to get worse in years to come. Tap water is best. (+ info
Accidental tooth loss question?
When you lose a tooth that isn't supposed to come out, why do you have to bring it to the dentist in a container of milk?
For some reason something in the milk keeps the root alive and viable. (+ info
what is the shortest time it takes to get tooth decay and gum loss from smokeless tobacco?
30 days. You better stop on day 29. Who knows? You know and I know that that is inevitable along with the possibility of oral cancer. So the sooner you stop the easier it will be to kick the habit and the less the chances for problems. (+ info
I'm getting surgery for bone loss in my tooth?
Will it hurt after the surgery? I'm getting a local anesthetic. They will cut open my gums and fill in wherever I need it. Then they will stitch them up. Will it hurt when the anesthesia wears off? What can I eat and not eat?
It won't hurt too much. Besides cutting the gum there will be alot of scraping and planing of the bone to provide a good surface for the bone material to adhere to.
You will probably have to rinse with Perodex (it stains the teeth)
and be given an antibotic to take for a week.
You will probably have to be careful eating for a few days. It will depend how much work they do at one time. You can always chew on the other side of your mouth.
I had it done twice and no problems. If it's on the upper part of your mouth I assume they will have to do a sinus lift also.
Hopefully it is being performed by a dental surgeon such as a perodontist.
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