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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...

My brother''s teeth have been breaking off, quite a lot, he has not been to a dentist in quite a long time. He does have diabetes, what type of a denist should he make an appointment with, general, periodontist or oral surgeon. His financial resoureces are limited. Thank you.

I would recommend beginning at a general dentist so he can be directed to the appropriate specialist...

I have a little bump high in my mouth (its by were my nostril meets my cheek) its been getting smaller and smaller by the day, I have had no swelling, my teeth are not hurting at all. I can eat on the tooth that this thing is above and I have had no pain from it what so ever. Could you tell me what it is or what you think it is please?

The bump is most likely a fistula. The tooth could be necrotic (dead) and the fistula acts as a dra...