A 19-year-old female asked:
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:
A 38-year-old male asked:
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:
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.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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:
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.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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.