Q: I need a bunch of crowns, but my doctor is telling me I need what he called “crown lengthening” gum surgery before he starts the crowns. I was told this involves more expense, cutting the gum, stitches and ...
Ask the Dentist Column
April 17, email@example.com
Q: I have had my dentist try to place implants in the back of my upper jaw. They have failed twice. Should I give up and just go back to wearing a denture? A: I would ...
April 10, firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of the question posed by a reader two weeks ago: Q: Recently I had a new hygienist clean my teeth and the bill was $2000! How could this be? A: Just a side note: My son, a dental student at Tufts in Boston, ...
April 3, email@example.com
Q: Recently I had a new dental hygienist clean my teeth and the bill was $2000! How could this be? A: The word “cleaning” in reference to a dental procedure is an overused, useless word along the likes of ...
March 27, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I have several fractured dental implants that were done back in the early 80’s which were done by one of the initial developers of dental ...
March 20, email@example.com
Q: My dentist wants to do porcelain veneers on me, but I am afraid of how the work will turn out. What if I don’t like ...
March 13, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I visited a doctor’s office who advertised discount dental implants. The fees at the office were about three times what they advertised when I got there! They tried to explain it had something to do with the abutment and ...
March 6, email@example.com
Q: I need dental Implants. My dentist wants me to get a scan that costs over $500 and is not covered by insurance, plus produces lots of radiation. Another doctor said he could do ...
February 27, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Within a year, a gap formed, trapping food between the crown on my implant and the natural tooth next-door. It has become a big nuisance and my dentist says if he re-does the crown to close the gap, it still may ...
February 20, email@example.com
Q: My Dad has Parkinson’s disease. He needs major dental work. I am worried; can you please tell me if there are any precautions? Parkinson’s and Dental Problems Firstly, I want to thank everyone who attended our ...
February 15, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am angry. I am really angry. “Estoy enojado!” I am angrier than a Chihuahua with an anal gland problem, dragging his but across the carpet, while watching the State of the Union ...
February 6, email@example.com
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January 22, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I read an article today that showed Glide dental floss has chemicals that can cause cancer and other health problems. Is this true? A: USA Today published an absolute “joke” of a study claiming that Glide dental ...
January 14, email@example.com
Q: I have been considering a cosmetic makeover for my smile, but I notice many people are walking around with Chiclets. Why is this? Don’t they see how ridiculous they look? A: ...
January 9, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I have been reading your column since 2004. You have mentioned the “Hi Tech Dental Office Checklist” as a way to evaluate an office to see if it is modern and up to date. ...
January 2, email@example.com