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Pin size holes behind front teeth, able to suck air. Suggestions?

My son has 2 pin size holes behind his front teeth . He is able to suck air through them at times and talks nasally at times. These holes seem to close up because he cannot suck air all the time. I am unable to see these holes since they are so small. He is 13. He currently has a palette expander. I noticed that he was able to suck air through these holes after I basketball practice and now that he is home for a few hours he cannot.
Asked On : Sat, 27 Oct 2012
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for posting your query.

This pain came from a cavity that had virtually reached the root. you have to visit dentist for root canal treatment if there is no other cause i.e. fracture.

Till then you can apply tea tree oil and a clean medicine dropper. With care, put 3-4 drops of the oil onto the affected tooth/teeth and leave it for at least 30 minutes. Tea tree oil has very good healing and antibacterial properties which would help alleviate the pain and kill the bacteria.

You only need about 6-8 tablespoons of salt and about a cup of water. Just wait for the salt to completely dissolve before you gargle the solution for about 1-2 minutes. Repeating the process a few times may be necessary to make the pain subside significantly.

Answered: Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Inderpreet Singh's  Response
where exactly are the holes , on the teeth or between two teeth ?
if they are on the teeth then you need to consult the dentist about their root canal and the palate expander treatment.
however if you are talking of the space between the two front teeth then it could be due to the palate expander treatment.
however to be frank i could not exactly get your question.
Answered: Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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