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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 16 years experience
After the procedure: Eat: Soft foods...think yogurt and smoothies. You should be comfortable with ibuprofen. Some docs prefer to write narcotic pain killers. PS...If you start getting extreme pain after 3+days...you may have a dry socket. Go into your dentist for relief.
A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 16 years experience
Go back: Sometimes food particles can get into extraction sites which can delay healing and cause a little post-extraction bleeding. Usually a gentle rinse with an irrigation syringe will flush out the debris and the area can start healing.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 16 years experience
Follow advice quick: Follow this advice, take the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and get to the oral surgeon quickly. It is likely an operculitis which is incredibly painful and the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) should help. If the swelling/infection gets worse go the the ER immediately.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 16 years experience
More info: When did you first start experiencing the symptoms?
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 16 years experience
Alls sides and after: You gotta hit all sides of the teeth and get the bristles slightly below the gumline. Rinse after...and don't forget the floss!
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 16 years experience
Possibly silver: And a new study published in the Society for Applied Microbiology journal Letters in Applied Microbiology reveals that silver is fully capable of killing yeast-based mouth infections caused by Candida albicans and Candida glabrata. Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035275_colloidal_silver_mouthwash_infections.html#ixzz3ik9wP4im
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 16 years experience
Muscle inflammation: Clenching can cause hypertrophy of both the master muscle (lower jaw- all the way back and in the corner) and the temporals muscle (above and near) the "indent" you are speaking of. Trying putting your hands on both areas separately and see if these areas become swollen and tender when you clench.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 16 years experience
Corporate hype: This situation is likely a comment made from a sales rep visiting a dental office. The game here is...Sales rep from company "A" buys the hygenist's lunch and teaches them how to put down company "B." This unfortunately is the corporation trying to market products through professionals. I am often disappointed that there is rarely science to base any of these claims.
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