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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Iacobelli
Dentistry 39 years experience
Can be related: With many canker sores, a secondary bacterial infection can occur thereby giving one a fever. Be certain that the teeth and mouth are kept clean when the sore are present. Consider getting evaluated by a physician for other underlying conditions.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Iacobelli
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not really: While teeth whitening can cause temperature sensitivity, this is usually only a temporary thing that resolves once the whitening process has stopped. Using a "for sensitive teeth' Fluoride toothpaste will help decrease that sensitivity even more quickly. Other than that, tooth whitening is a safe procedure.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Iacobelli
Dentistry 39 years experience
Relaxation: Most clenching and grinding of teeth can be related to increased muscle activity brought on by stressors in one's life. Muscles can be relaxed with moist warm compresses and chamomile tea. Over the counter pain medications that you might consider taking for a headache could relive some discomfort as well. Consider an evaluation by a dentist as soon as you can.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Iacobelli
Dentistry 39 years experience
Get Re-evaluated: Be certain that the area is being kept clean by brushing it. Consider returning for an evaluation for a possible infection and/ or dry socket.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Iacobelli
Dentistry 39 years experience
Return to dentist: If you are still experiencing to pain from the dry socket, then return to the treating dentist to have it replaced.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Iacobelli
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not related: Xrays are meant to show hard structures like bones and teeth. Fluid in a joint can be better detected by an mri. A practitioner can deduce that the joint may have fluid in it if the bones are not where they are supposed to be, but the fluid cannot be seem unless it is 'dyed' with a radio-opaque marker.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Iacobelli
Dentistry 39 years experience
Get an evaluation: Antibiotics kill not only the bad bacteria, but many times the good ones that are needed for proper digestion. Consider seeing a gatroenterologist for an evaluation.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Iacobelli
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not a problem: One's menstruation and minor surgical procedures can commingle without problems. After a review of your health history, your dental surgeon will be able to prescribe appropriate medications for pain relief other than naproxen.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Iacobelli
Dentistry 39 years experience
Evaluate the Jaws: Tmj disorders are known as "the great impostor" as the signs and symptoms related to this syndrome mimic many other maladies. By definition, a syndrome cannot be diagnosed by performing any one specific test, only by completion of a comprehensive exam and then correlating the results of the findings to known symptoms. Your jaw joints, the teeth and how they relate to one another and your muscle.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Iacobelli
Dentistry 39 years experience
Probably : These oxygenating mouthwashes usually contain hydrogen peroxide. Ingestion of small amounts will not cause any harm. Possibly just a slight irritation at most.
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