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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Mulder
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes: There are antibiotics which are regarded as safe to take during pregnancy. This being said only take them when the benefits outweigh the risks. Amoxicillin or Clindamycin would be examples of drugs you might consider provided you are not allergic to them. Consult your ob/gyn before you begin any antibiotic treatment.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Mulder
Dentistry 44 years experience
Neurologist: Contact a neurologist for a consultation. He would be the best medical professional to evaluate your symptoms.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Mulder
Dentistry 44 years experience
Consult: Salivary glands enter your mouth at the base of your tongue. These may be the bumps you feel. Call an oral & maxillofacial surgeon for a consult just to be sure the area is normal & healthy.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Mulder
Dentistry 44 years experience
Not true: Using a back & forth motion with a soft brush is fine for the chewing surfaces. On the sides of the teeth it is better to use a circular motion at the gum line for proper cleaning & to prevent wearing notches in the teeth.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Mulder
Dentistry 44 years experience
Wisdom tooth: You may have an impacted lower wisdom tooth which has become infected. Ask your dentist to take an x-ray of the area to determine if there is a problem.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Mulder
Dentistry 44 years experience
Possible: There may be some slight bleeding following removal of any tooth for a few days. This will alter your taste. Also the sockets will require several weeks to heal. The use of a germ fighting mouthrinse such as listerine might improve your taste & aid with healing.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Mulder
Dentistry 44 years experience
Gum infection: You may be suffering from a periodontal abscess. Brush the area at least twice each day & use floss between your teeth to confirm that no food has been trapped. Salt water or hydrogen peroxide rinses might reduce swelling. An xray by your dentist will usually rule out a tooth infection.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Mulder
Dentistry 44 years experience
Crohn's Disease?: Crohn's disease is an infammatory bowel disease (ibd) which is an inlammation of the lining of the digestive tract. Symptoms are cramping, abdominal pain & diarrhea.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Mulder
Dentistry 44 years experience
Visit your dentist: Only a dentist can treat cavities. Following anesthesia the decay is removed from your tooth using a drill & the cavity is filled using a white tooth colored filling.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Mulder
Dentistry 44 years experience
Crest Whitestrips: If you are looking for a good starting point for whitening your teeth, i would purchase the crest whitestrips & if you are not satisfied with the result see your dentist for either a zoom treatment or take home whitening with custom trays.
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