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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Malyon
Dentistry 37 years experience
Check with your dr.: Diazepam is a fairly common anti-anxiety drug which should be used only under the direction of a health care provider.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Malyon
Dentistry 37 years experience
Long lasting?: It's not unusual to get some small bumps or spots in response to certain foods (eg:acidic) sometimes a spot might be caused by an infection or disease, so it may be best to see a dentist or physician.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Malyon
Dentistry 37 years experience
New filling?: Diet is the most common cause of a metallic taste.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Malyon
Dentistry 37 years experience
Reaction: Swelling can be caused by infection or an allergic type of reaction. You should see a health care provider.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Malyon
Dentistry 37 years experience
Front teeth: Oftentimes the lower front teeth do not touch the upper front teeth, and that is ok. It is optimal for these teeth to lightly touch when biting straight down, and to carry the majority of biting pressure when the lower jaw slides forward..
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Malyon
Dentistry 37 years experience
Possibly: If there is numbness, your taste sensation and feeling could be compromised.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Malyon
Dentistry 37 years experience
Toothpaste: You may need to change toothpaste.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Malyon
Dentistry 37 years experience
Likely not infection: Dark coloration can occur when a silver, or amalgam filling is adjacent the soft tissue of the mouth. If it is sore, or changes size, shape or color get it checked by a health care provider.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Malyon
Dentistry 37 years experience
Common issue: A lot of people have a white border to their tongue. It can be due to several different factors, and only rarely is it a cause for concern. You should have a dentist check it at your regular check-up appointment.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Malyon
Dentistry 37 years experience
Food reaction?: Bumps on the tongue could be caused by acidic foods. If so, they should go away on their own within a few days. If they last longer, see a dentist.
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