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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renae Roelofs
Dentistry 38 years experience
Advil (ibuprofen) better: I have found Aleve to be more effective in dealing with muscular aches and pains. Advil or Tylenol (acetaminophen) (if not allergic to these) may be ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renae Roelofs
Dentistry 38 years experience
See another MD: Since it has been a year, see an MD again and have them do a complete blood screening.
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A male asked:
Dr. Renae Roelofs
Dentistry 38 years experience
Sleep apnea?: Oftentimes during sleep we breathe with our mouths open which can dry out the oral tissues and make them "stick". Snoring can also contribute to this.... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renae Roelofs
Dentistry 38 years experience
Lip lesion remedy: Following an illness, some people may get ulcers or sores in or around their mouth. Your symptoms sound like you may have a herpetic lesion. The virus... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renae Roelofs
Dentistry 38 years experience
Sleep Study: (as a dentist) i would recommend having a sleep study done- you may suffer from restless leg syndrome. The test results should help you find the answe... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renae Roelofs
Dentistry 38 years experience
Medication?: Hard to say without knowing more details. A lot of medications can cause taste side effects as can a fungal mouth infection. Sometimes no specific cau... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renae Roelofs
Dentistry 38 years experience
Removable tooth: A flipper is a dental device constructed out of acrylic with a fake tooth attached. It is inserted into the mouth in the area where the tooth is missi... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Renae Roelofs
Dentistry 38 years experience
Periodontal issues: A deep cleaning removes hardened food and bacteria(calculus) from the roots of your teeth. If you have had gum disease for awhile, you have most likel... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Renae Roelofs
Dentistry 38 years experience
Antibiotics: An MD should be prescribing appropriate antibiotics for sinusitis. From my personal experience I have found Z-pack ineffective for those types of infe... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renae Roelofs
Dentistry 38 years experience
Do not fear: Experienced dentists have "seen it all" in their careers. Do not let embarrassment or fear prevent you from getting the help you need. Advancements i... Read More
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