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Big hole where my wisdom tooth was

I have a huge hole where my wisdom tooth was. I had it removed a week ago. It catches food every single time I eat. Is it normal to have a hole like this? Oscar E. – Kansas Oscar, Yes, it is very natural to have a hole after a wisdom tooth extraction. It will eventually close up. In the meantime, it will catch food. To prevent a bad smell […]

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Crowning a live tooth

Is it normal to crown a live tooth? My dentist put a crown on a molar that didn’t have a root canal. I’ve just never heard of that before. Nancy G.- Alabama Nancy, Yes, it is pretty common to put a dental crown over a tooth without a root canal treatment.  We do that whenever there is a significant risk that the tooth can break. This protects the tooth. The […]

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