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  • Composite Veneers/Red Gums/Sores: Hello, I am desperate to find an answer to current situation that has been plaguing my mouth since the fall of 2014. I opted for composite veneers back in march of 2013, they felt a little heavy but looked nice without any trouble UNTIL 2014. It seemed out of nowhere, I developed red & inflamed gums only on the eighth teeth where the veneers were placed. To make matters worse, the inside of my upper lip (which lays against these teeth) are always inflamed and full of sores. Some days I actually have a fat lip from my lip rubbing against the veneers. I am in quite a bit of pain, I am a singer and it effects the way I move my mouth. My dentist refuses it's the veneers. I had a second and third opinion with no solid answer. It's not systemic, it's not my sugar, they swear it can't be an allergy because of the time span in which initially happened. Every dentist I have been to all say the margins and placement are fine...but am I missing something here?! I can't possibly be the only person this has happened to. Do you have any suggestions? ...Visitor from New Hyde Park     (answer)

  • Pain from porcelain veneer: A filling was done at the gum line on upper tooth no. 3. Afterwards, the middle section of the tooth towards the front became sensitive to touch and hurt when brushing. A varnish temporarily relieved the sensitivity. Another dentist re-did the filling but the pain issue remained. He prepped the tooth for a porcelain veneer. He put on a temporary covering and my tooth had sensitivity and shooting pains for 3 weeks. After having the permanent veneer for 2 weeks, I wake up at night from pain, sensitivity to cold, and pain when biting medium to hard food. Less pain during the day. The veneer covers the top 2/3 of tooth only. Will I need a Root Canal? Was veneer right solution? ...Visitor from New Hyde Park     (answer)

  • HATE Porcelain Laminates: I had 9 porcelain laminates put on my front teeth 3 monthes ago. My teeth are now very sensitive. I can't stand the pain and I cry every single day. I live in pain all the time and I can't bite any hard food like cocumber or apple or biscuit. I used to use my teeth as a tool before and I know it was wrong but there weren't any problem with me. Now two doctors told me that my teeth need endo. I am really thinking that I will make those nine teeth as a crown because I can't stand the pain and I know that they were over prepared. Please help me. ...Visitor from Egypt     (answer)

  • Severe pain after preperation for veneers: I had my teeth prepared for veneers 2 weeks ago. First my dentist put on temporaries but the pain was so bad that she had to take them off and use a different cement. They are still hurting on and off. I have to take Panadol pain reliever every day. Will this improve after she places the permanent veneers in 3 weeks? I can't take the pain any longer. ...Visitor from Australia     (answer)

  • Porcelain Laminates: I had 8 porcelain laminates put on my front teeth 2 weeks ago. Now my teeth are so sensitive I can't stand the pain. Is there a technique for bonding to stop this if I have them redone? ...Visitor from NY     (answer)

  • I had veneers places on my 6 lower front teeth, because they were so sensitive. The dentist said it would eliviate the sensitivity. However a week later and my teeth are worse than before. I paid so much money for them and dont want another expense. He also had a lot of trouble numbing me and kept hitting a nerve, which was quite unpleasant. My question is, will the sensitivity ever go away? ...Visitor from CO     (answer)

  • Pain: About 5 weeks ago I had 6 veneers placed on my upper teeth. The dentist was excellent and well regarded. The teeth look beautiful. EXCEPT, the day following the final placement of the veeners I woke up to find all my teeth aching and sensitive. My lower jaw was particularly sore. All my teeth were aching badly. About one week later the pain had concentrated on my left side - both upper and lower jaw. At five weeks later, I have to take celebrex, tylenol and alieve around the clock for pain in my jaw and teeth. It is not the veneer teeth that hurt. It is my molars and jaw, upper and lower on left side. What is this? I do not have TMJ, do not grind, clench. Have no history of any problems. ...Visitor from NY     (answer)

  • Veneer pain: I have invested over $20000 in 16 veneers. 8 on top and 8 on the bottom. Over two years after having my permanent veneers placed I am still in pain. I had my teeth prepared and wore temporaries for 5 weeks. The application of the permenant veneers was difficult and painful. The dentist had lots of trouble getting me numb. Since that time, I have had temporal headaches, joint pain in my jaws, severe aching in my lower teeth and sharp pains shooting through my two front teeth. I have taken so much OTC pain meds, I have gastritis. I still have great sensitivity to hot and cold. Cold is almost unbearable. I have always had a very high pain tolerance, but this is very disturbing. Please help ...Visitor from NC     (answer)

  • Constant sensitivity: My girlfriend recently had 12 veneers installed, six upper and six lower. The dentist did not cover them after the prep grinding and she was in constant sensitivity pain looking forward to the permanent ones being installed. However, three days after the installation, she is in severe pain both with the teeth and on one side of her jaw. Will this pain subside? What should we do now? ...Visitor from Yun China     (answer)

  • Constant Pain after 18 Units: More than $18,000 now invested. I have only had one small filling and 4 wisdom teeth removed in my 40 years. The pain started afer 2 days of grinding. I have been wearing 2 plastic guards for 4 weeks.I still have constant pain, electric-like shocks and sensitivity in my upper and lower teeth and jaw. I have never clenched my teeth before. But my dentist made me a soft night guard which I have been wearing for 5 days now. It does not help. I cannot floss easily. But my dentist said not to worry about that right now. ...Visitor from FL     (answer)

  • Pain goes away? I had veneers put on 2 weeks ago. A total of 5 veneers on my top teeth. I am taking tylenol 4 times a day for pain. Like a toothache and or sensitivity. My dentist told me that this will go away in 3 months. Should I have this kind of pain? Plus my gums are starting to look red. I also have gum desease so the veneers are covering roots. ...Visitor from NJ     (answer)

  • Thick and Discomfort: I have recently placed 4 porcelain veneers on my front teeth and they feel very uncomfortable. It has been 3 weeks now and yet I am not used to them. I feel they are thick and also there are tiny spaces between each. They feel very funny when the air pass through them. Shouldn't all the spaces be closed with veneers? And how long does it take before I get used to them? I also feel pressure on my teeth and I feel discomfort and pain at the end of the day. What's wrong? ...Visitor from CA     (answer)

  • Sensitivity and Gum Pain: I recently decided to get veneers on my front 6 upper teeth. About 10 days ago I had the first visit, where they ground down my teeth and put on the temporaries. After about 2 days, I noticed both sensitivity and general soreness in my upper teeth and gum region. I could feel the soreness occasionally in my bottom jaw also. The sensitivity has gotten much better, but the nagging soreness isn't going away. I have to take 2 ibuprofen every 10 hours or so just to bear the pain. Is this normal for the pain to last this long? ...Visitor from CA     (answer)

  • Extreme sensitivity following veneers: I had 20 veneers placed due to a severe tetracycline stain. The procedure altered my smile, although the overall cosmetic effect was pretty decent. However, eight months following placement, I am still experiencing extreme sensitivity to hot and cold, (I cannot swish tap water in my mouth when I brush). In places around my gum line, there are thin margins where my own tooth is exposed. Also, I cannot comfortably bite anything crunchy, (nuts, chips, the corn meal on the bottom of pizza, bacon, etc.) without pain. I am using Sensodyne and a special dental fluoride solution with no luck. What to do? ...Visitor from FL     (answer)

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