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How To Fully Get Rid Of Bad Breath Remaining After Dental Cleanings
Massage/warm wet tow: Massaging the numb area gently will increase the blood flow to that spot and help the more rapid metabolism of the anesthetic. A warm, moist towel will do the same thing. Moving your jaw around to exercise the jaw muscles will help. Definitely let your dentist know if the numbness lasts more than 5 hours, and don't eat while you're numb. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends on cause...: If it is an infection, then antibiotics will help. If it is due to post operative inflammation, then NSAIDS and ice packs will do the trick. Why not call and discuss with the surgeon who extracted the teeth? They will know best as to how proceed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well...: The the decay will not fix itself on its own, so you need a dentist to restore the teeth if they are even restorable. If you are referring to extractions, then again, a dentist is trained and educated to properly extract teeth. I know of no other healthcare professional trained to do these procedures, therefore you will need the services of a dentist in your area. ...Read more
Wrong assumption: Your problem may be caused by cavities, acid reflux, gum disease, or diet... All the mouthwash and brushing in the world will not solve your problem, only mask it for 5 minutes. Seek the help of a local dentist and physician who can examine you and determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ice: Ice packs placed immediately after surgery , half hour on, half hour off for the first twelve hours after the procedure is important before the procedure avoid meds like aspirin, etc. Bromelain taken the week before the procedure may also help. Discuss this with your oral surgeon at your consult visit! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ice pack: Ice packs to jaw.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long does it take for a teeth cleaning to heal? im thinking of getting invisalign right away my teeth cleaning.
Depends: Depends on pre-Rx gum/bone damage. Do not even consider OrthoRx unless your supporting tissues are completely healthy. If you have even early onset gum disease I would recommend that your General Dentist have you evaluated and treated by specialists, a Periodontist and an Orthodontist for best quality, most successful, treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First things first: You need to have the cause of your halitosis determined. Is it a dental problem, gum problem, acid reflux, or your diet? Just masking the bad breath for 5 minutes with a "product" will not solve your problem... It will only frustrate you. Have a dental check up and then consult with your physician.. Once the cause of your halitosis is determined, proper advice can be given. All the best.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can vary: The time required may depend on the position and stage of development of the teeth, the type of anesthesia/sedation utilized, as well as the skill and experience of the dentist/surgeon performing your surgery. Most oral surgeons can remove 4 impacted wisdom teeth in less than 30 minutes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See Dentist ASAP: Go see a dentist. Early care can save you lots of time, pain and money. If the pain subsides many time the decay penetrates the nerve and the abscess hurts initially and then actually reduces the pain. At this point the lack of pain is not a good sign. You are in need of something more than a filling or a crown. A root canal with a crown, or extraction & implant may be your only options. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Bad breath: Keeping your mouth healthy can only be one part of getting rid of bad breath. There can be other causes of bad breath such as acid reflux and sinus drainage. Make sure your teeth and gums are healthy, both above and below the gumline. Just because they look good above the gums, there may be gum disease under the gums. Once you know they are good, if the bad breath persists consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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