A 57-year-old female asked:
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went to dentist. not been in years. had laser on gums/deep scale cleaning. mouth is throbbing .rinsing mouth out with salt water. what else can i do?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
OTC Medication: Take some advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you would normally take for a headache. Avoid very hot and cold foods until things settle down which should be shortly.
Answered on Aug 18, 2018
Dr. Robert Brodsky
57 years experience Dentistry
Keep it clean: Do as much of the oral hygiene as is possible. Use a topical anesthetic on any very sore areas. Wait a few days and it will go away.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Ibuprophen : Follow the instructions that your dentist gave you. If he gave you any perscription medications take as directed. If you ndon't have any pain medications, ibuprophen will provide pain relief until you can get back to the dentist that did your treatment call the dentist and see him asap
Answered on Jun 25, 2013
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
41 years experience Periodontics
OTC pain meds: Take some Ibuprofen or Naproxen for the pain. If it persists and the otc meds don't help. Call the dentist.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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