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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: Chemical Sciences, Wichita State University
Dental: DMD, University of Louisville School of Dentistry
Treatments offered at Polished General Dentistry
Most popular answers from Megan Shelton, DMD
Without seeing your radiographs and knowing the periodontal health of the tooth it is hard to definitively give you an answer. Trismus is usually due... READ MORE
When I was younger and had tooth pain, I waited until I couldn't stand it anymore and would end up getting extractions?
Hello, Short answer, you will be fine, as long as you do replace them. But remember that bone is lost overtime and face shape relies on bone. Budget... READ MORE
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are often translucent. If the tooth is dark and the dentist preps into it it will usually be darker under... READ MORE
Hello! Yes! Those are great items to eat. You're on the right path by avoiding foods with bright pigments. Neutral colored and pH foods and beverages... READ MORE
Periodontal disease has caused gaps between all teeth. Eating is just so frustrating - is there a better solution with implants?
You are correct, periodontal disease is an aggressive disease. The first step would be making certain that you and your clinician have teamed together... READ MORE
Could my general doctor have made a mistake on me or is it common that they cannot recognize the infection in the x-ray? (Photo)
Without a 3D CBCT it can be difficult to detect all bony defects or infections. The xrays that most dentists take are 2D and if the infection was... READ MORE
Hello. The best routine is.... Floss, brush, rinse with mouth wash. If you are going to do your morning hygiene after your breakfast, you need to... READ MORE
Based on the photos you have not had dental care for a while. It is urgent for you to see a professional to have a comprehensive exam including perio... READ MORE
The immediate concern should be to address the chronic infection. It seems that the tooth has a hopeless prognosis even after root canal treatment, so... READ MORE
Keep in mind they are temporaries, temporaries do look fake and bulky. My hope is that now you have the permanent veneers and they are translucent and... READ MORE
Before and After Photos by Dr. Shelton
Megan Shelton, DMD has shared 5 before and after pictures from the RealSelf community.
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