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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Frandsen
Dentistry 9 years experience
Inflammation: Allergic reactions to local anesthetics are very rare, but possible. Depending on the type of hypersensitivity reaction, (allergy is typically termed hypersensitivity type I, or immediate) you can have different symptoms. Commonly you might experience nausea, trouble breathing, hives, itchy skin, cough, runny nose, or swelling. If you have trouble breathing, seek immediate medical attention.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Frandsen
Dentistry 9 years experience
Patience.: Many root canals are performed every day at every dental school in America. The procedure is carefully monitored by attending and qualified faculty, and the dental student performing the procedure has likely practiced the procedure many times. The only drawback, in my opinion, is time. Be patient, there are numerous checks required by faculty. End result should be great.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Frandsen
Dentistry 9 years experience
Gum disease?: Different potential causes. The most common would be a hypersensitivity reaction due to some traumatic event, usually clenching or grinding your teeth. Gum disease is another possibility, that localized area could be inflamed causing a pressure sensation in response to touch. If there is sensitivity, swelling, or a bad taste, then visit your dentist immediately, you tooth could be abscessing.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Frandsen
Dentistry 9 years experience
Yes, they do.: Any dentist in Idaho has access to the Idaho State Pharmacy database which records all prescriptions filled for each individual residing in Idaho. We are encouraged to evaluate a patient's prescription history to determine the best medications to prescribe to that patient, and/or prevent prescription drug abuse.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Frandsen
Dentistry 9 years experience
Salivary ducts: The bumps at the bottom of your tongue are likely the salivary ducts for your sublingual and submandibular salivary glands. Those are where saliva comes into your mouth. If you're concerned, then have a dentist take a look.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Frandsen
Dentistry 9 years experience
Bridges are expensiv: A four unit dental bridge can be expensive. The lab charges the dentist for four units (like four crowns) so the lab fee is in essence the same as doing four separate crowns. Thus the dentist typically charges the same price for a four unit bridge as for four crowns. A bridge can be a great functional and esthetic option to replace missing teeth.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Frandsen
Dentistry 9 years experience
Rinse and ice: A warm salt water rinse passively (not vigorous) passed through the mouth can alleviate some post-surgical pain, as well as keep the tissue healthy and encourage healing. Icing the surgical areas is also a good idea to reduce inflammation and pain, 10 minutes on, then ten minutes off, repeated as necessary.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Frandsen
Dentistry 9 years experience
Cosmetic dentistry : Often a well trained dentist can both place and restore dental implants and provide quality cosmetic services. Schedule a consultation and ask for before and after pictures and about training and experience.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Frandsen
Dentistry 9 years experience
Wisdom teeth pain: If the wisdom teeth are in the mouth, then options to address pain include restorative work, nerve treatment, and extraction. If your question is how to address the pain following wisdom tooth surgery, then depending on your type of surgery and your doctor there are a variety of options. A typical option would be a low grade steroid for three days conjunctly with a narcotic such as hydrocodone.
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