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 ROOT CANAL! Advise please!?
i was just told i need to pay the dentist 2 grand for a root canal! is it worth getting it done? would it be better getting the tooth pulled out?? and does it hurt!!!!!!?????!!!!!!...


 My tooth is starting to turn black, what does this mean?
I was playing basketball and someone hit my tooth really hard. It was kinda loss for a little while, but now it's pretty much solid. However, it has just started to turn greyish. I'm gonna ...


 I put my pet snake in my mouth. Now all my gums have gone sore and mushy and i have ulcers. What've i do done?
I came home drunk last nite and decided i would put my pet snake in my mouth whilst i went on facebook. Now my lower gums have on all mushy, red and inflamed and I have ulcers. My mouth is all dry no ...


 getting my wisdom teeth pulled. ='[?
my dentist says in 6months after i get more xrays, he will make a decision if i need to or not to get my wisdom removed. im just 15. and im super scared. im wondering if it will hurt? i dont wanna be ...


 Is it okay for a guy to be a dental assistant?
Would you feel awkward with a male dental assistant?...


 How do you make a tooth come Out?
Ok so im 10 years old. all of my friends have almost lost all of their teeth. I've only lost 8. Tell me how I can make my tooth come out without it hurting. Don't say get string and tie it ...


 i had a weird experience at a dentist office and am not sure what to do regarding this situation.?
the dental assistant was completely unprofessional, but not at all rude to me. she started slamming and banging the mouse button keys on the laptop when it wasn't doing what she wanted. Being ...


 What color braces should I get next month?
I'm getting braces next month and I don't know what color. Here are some of the details on my face?

Brown colored hair maybe A little lighter.

Hazel eyes. From far ...


 Do you clean your teeth every night?
Be honest....


 I've been rubbing sugar on my teeth for the past month but they arnt getting any whiter, am I doing it wrong?
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 What's the best food to eat after you get a tooth pulled?
I just got the tooth on my top left (all the way in the back) pulled an hour ago. What's the best kind of food to eat for dinner? I can't eat anything too hot or spicy....


 Im 19 and i think I'm to old for braces?
But my 4 front teeth (bottom) are not striaght and i will do anything to get them fix but i dont know what can be done...i also heard there is clear braces is this true and if so how much will it ...


 How long do braces hurt? When will I get used to them?
I just go braces, and they hurt like crazy! How long will they hurt? My teeth are really crooked, Okay and will they be better by Monday? Monday is my birthday, and I don't really want to be in ...


 should i get those braces or not...???
ok.. mu teeth arent that bad in shape and are actually fine..its just that the front two teeth are quite bunny like..and smetimes almost look like a bunny when i am posing for a pic or stuff...also ...


 Braces!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
I getting my braces off soon want will be next will they put something else in my ...


 how to deal with my braces?
i've had them on for a while [2 years], and my teeth are pretty much fine now.
my orthodontist told me that they needed to fix a couple things with my braces in upcomming visits.
i...


 If i brush my teeth like 20 times in a day would it whiten my teeth ?
haha kinda curious. i use arm n hammer whitening. is there a certain limit per day before it doesnt do anything?...


 About how long will this take to get braces off if i have teeth like this:(pic.)?
here is a pic
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 Do I need braces HELP!! [[with pictures]]?
I really want to know if i don't braces i wanted them for a long time


i really want straight white teeth




I am 13 I am a cheerleader caption and the ...


 I'm having all 4 wisdom teethout tomorrow. What shoud I expect?
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muscular_tall_handsome
do dentists delebrately damage peoples teeth to make more money?
have any dentists ever been prosecuted for this?
                      








Marty K
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You can't really trust them. They'll often recommend all sorts of work that doesn't need to be done, they take FAR too many xrays, many of them are brutal and they're in it for the money.


alfonso
Sure, just like mechanics do it too!! So you'll come back!! The thing is you can not proof he did it. Since cavaties do the same damage!! And one dentist is not going to talk against another dentist!!!


The Sam
Awesome! I'm gonna be a dentist and do just that! Thanks for the idea


PETER J
It is a known fact that dentists particulary NHS dentists in up at least to the eighties were giving people fillings that did not need them.They then claimed the allowance for the jobs they done on unsuspecting patients from the Government. Thousands of people have had fillings or repeat fillings for years and their health might be affected at some time because many of the fillings contained mercury


robert43041
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I hope that they do not, but, assuredly nothing is impossible and some dentist or other could certainly have done it in the past. That would be hard to find out though, except perhaps through their professional organization's disciplinary committee (or, pardon the pun, "word of mouth" from a former patient).


Keylee
YES!! some do


srracvuee
Oh come on.. I'm not a dentist so I've no axe to grind but they are professional people do you really think that ,or are you winding up..


trouble_double
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what!!! dentists damaging ppl's. teeth.
some might i dunno.
go to a good hospital for ur teeth!!!


Dr. H
I don't know of any personally and would hope that no one would do that but I suppose that it isn't entirely impossible. I would find it hard to believe that a dentist would do that but if when you go to see your dentist you feel like you can't trust them then find another dentist. There are plenty of us who care about the patient first and foremost and dictate our treatment plan because of what is best for you, not our pockets. Good luck and always go with your gut instinct when choosing a dentist. Everybody's personality is different and you want someone that you trust and someone that does the best for you. Take care!


dawn q
NO,BUT THEY DO GO AHEAD WITH TREATMENTS THAT AREN`T ALWAYS NESCESSARY TO ADD A FEW QUID !!


Lorraine R
This is a very old scam that has supposedly been erradicated.
Best thing to do is go by word of mouth (pardon the pun!)
Ask someone you know or trust which dentist they use.


DrPepper
Id imagine if the doctor was shady, then yes


fajita
Yes...my dentist done the same to me..I am actually suing him now but luckily I have managed to find a much nicer honest dentist who wants to help me and not be a money grabber.


LittleMermaid
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Oh, get real. Does a patient really think that a doctor would risk his license, his practice, and his living, for a few measly bucks from them?

That is ignorant!


bigboss
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yes some dentists do that


priya_5005
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not every dentist really do that....cuz spoiling ur own case is like spoiling ur own reputation....patient wont come to tat dentist again.....how many times u really think of going to person with whome u had bad experiance or how many times wil u suggest his or her name to others...


robynbiker
yes. I have a filling i didnt need.


.
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Yes its a UK thing


bobbi b
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I can assure that there is little point in deliberately damaging patient's teeth, they do plenty damage by themselves.

If a dentist is prosecuted for misconduct then usually it is along the lines of poor treatment or not providing enough treatment. Very occasionally someone is prosecuted for providing work that may be judged un-necessary such as bridgework.

There's not enough profit in fillings to do extra ones!


taketwo
maybe some do


afafae25
NOOOOOOO! Not if their good and reputable!!! That is malpractice and they can lose thier lisece to practice anywhere. So if their practice is thier main source of income, there is no way in hell they'd do that. I don't know of any dentists that have been prosecuted. Sorry.


jbrasherjr
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Depends on who you are dealing with.


Avalon
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no they do not..most people do a good enough job of it themselves


BaybiiBlondie
probably ... people will do anything for money, except the honest people lol.


Picture Taker
There are bad people in any profession, but I must say that I have never personally seen any evidence of this. Incompetence - yes, but I've never thought anyone was deliberately "damaged.: This would be prosecutable as either malpractice or battery if it was possible to prove harm was done intentionally. If it WAS done, I say go for it and good luck. If you "suspect" that it was done, I say be very, very careful about a countersuit for libel.


cowboys21angel
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No reputable dentist would ever do that. I have never heard of such a thing.


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