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My son has a cavity area where the tonsil was and now infected

A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Mouth pain &swelling: If antibiotics are not controlling the infection, you need something more. I hope u can go to your dentist or doctor as soon as possible. Mouth swelli ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
See Dentist: Antibiotic may control spread of infection as long as you are taking the Meds, but Dental treatment (root canal or extraction) is the only "cure." Se ... Read More

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. It isn't recommended for children under six years old to use mouthwash. They should be supervised when they use mouthwash to ensure that they d ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Wollock
29 years experience Dentistry
Seattle, Mouth : Seattle, mouth wash is not necessary for children or adults. The Fluoride rinses over sell their effectiveness. For children, i would recommend you u ... Read More
Dr. Neil McLeod
49 years experience Prosthodontics
Doctor : Doctor fowler has addressed the issue of alternative rinses, but i really concur with doctor wollock on this issue, and do not recommend mouthwash fo ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Simple Coincidence: I realize your frustration with your last dental cleaning experience, but don't see any connection between both pathologies. The soft tissue accident ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Not related: Sometimes gums become inflamed, and when a cleaning is done, especially under the gum line, the infected gums will bleed. Teeth require RC treatment ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Needs to heal: You appear to have had an extraction with a bone graft. Follow your dentist's post operative instructions. It usually take a wound like that a week or ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
ER isn't dentist: You need to take him to a dentist or dental clinic for dental care. Ers do not routinely do dental work, even those few with dentists on call usually ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Not abnormal: You had a lot of work done in just one visit. Not a surprise that the herpes virus cells already living in your tissues have become activated. The l ... Read More
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Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
40 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Bacteria/Debris: The bad taste could be from the temporary crown (acrylic), food trapping, remaining decay, or an infected tooth. Any pain?
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
NSAIDs: Visit any one of these pharmacies and purchase an over the counter pain medicine: https://www.google.com/maps/search/Bloemfontein,+9301,+South+Africa ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes : Yes it can. There are different surfaces on the tooth and sometimes you can have a cavity on one surface, and then get a cavity on a different surface ... Read More

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