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Thank you for visiting "Ask a Dentist."  From here, you may browse dental related questions that have been asked by the general public.  Futhermore, you may submit a question by completing the fields above and clicking on the "ASK" button. 

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"Ask A Dentist" is a resource sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Dental Society Foundation which allows individuals to direct oral health care questions directly to our dental professional membership.

Is treatment for TMJ a dental specialty? If so which specialist should I contact?

Your general dentist will help you determine the cause of your TMJ concerns and direct you to specia...

What is a "niti splint "and what kind of Dentist makes one of these?

The ''Niti'' or NTI-TSS splint, short for Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition Tension Suppression Syst...

My son''s dentist used a piece of wire glued to two of his teeth instead of using a space maintainer for a lost primary molar. Have you ever heard of this before? He did it because the space maintainer he ordered did not fit. He thinks my son should just keep the wire glued in his mouth for the next four years until his perm. molar comes in.

This procedure is used very commonly using orthodontic wires and bonding material in cases where a s...

I have a white spot on my yellow teeth ,what is it and is it possible to get rid of it?

The white spot is decalcification. It can occur from the time the tooth is formed, and it can occur...