Doctor Q&A for Dr. Scott Harwood

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
White lesions: There is a way to distinguish oral candida from other white lesions in the mouth. If it can be peeled off and it leaves a raw bleeding surface it is ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Give it time: The area in which the injection was given most likely "bruised" the muscles in the area. This should resolve over time. In the meantime, rinse with wa ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Wait: It is not unusual that the first dose of a pain medication will not provide adequate pain relief. A therapeutic blood level must be reached before it ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Most likely: Assuming you are of age and are no longer taking any narcotic pain medication then you should be able to have a drink. Happy anniversary and enjoy !
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dilute the Mouthwash: You should be able to start using mouthwash at this point in time. However, I would suggest diluting it and using 1/2 warm water and 1/2 mouthwash.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Beer will not have an affect on your wisdom teeth.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Curdled milk: Creamy white lesions that look like curdled milk.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fungus: It is a fungal infection and is treated with antifungal agents such as Mycelex (clotrimazole) troches for oral thrush.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A few days: Depends on where the exposure is being done (palate or mucobuccal fold) but typically you will be a bit sore and swollen for 48 hours. This does not n ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
YES: You will be sore and swollen for several days after but should be able to eat and talk. Stick with a light soft diet for 24-48 hours and avoid the che ... Read More
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