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I recently had my wisdom tooth removed and was prescribed clindamycin because I have a severe tooth abssess infection. Do you know if it will help me?

I recently had my wisdom tooth removed and was prescribed clindamycin because I have a severe tooth abssess infection. Do you know if it will help me?

It should but..: Infections associated with wisdom are usually resolved once the offending tooth is removed and the patient takes an appropriate antibiotic. However, the antibiotic needs to be taken as directed for a sufficient length of time. There are no guarantees and occasionally the dosage has to be increased or a different one prescribed, or the area cleaned out again. Your dentist should monitor this! ...Read more

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How are tooth filled?

How are tooth filled?

Some details...: All decay is removed, weakened tooth structure is removed, medicated layers may be placed to protect deeper tooth structure, and the surface of the tooth is prepared for filling. Silver fillings have been used for many years. White fillings of plastic are also used and often replace the silver filling materials. If too much tooth structure is involved then a partial or full crown may be needed. ...Read more

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Why is my tooth hurting?

Why is my tooth hurting?

More info needed...: Unless examined, it is impossible to tell over the internet why your tooth is hurting you. Best bet is to see a local dentist. ...Read more

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Tooth eroding in 5 years?

Tooth eroding in 5 years?

Could be........: I can't know for certain, but common causes of teeth eroding away in children of such a young age could be from caries, nursing bottle mouth syndrome or certain diets that erode away teeth. Common to certain areas of the world are betel nuts (areca nuts). It could any of these causes, a combination, or something else. See a general dentist or pedodontist for a diagnose and treatment. ...Read more

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Is tooth grinding healthy?

Is tooth grinding healthy?

No, : Tooth grinding is very common and very unhealthy for your mouth and jaws. It can cause tooth destruction which in turn causes tooth loss; gum recession or damage to ligaments holding teeth causing tooth mobility and loss; muscle fatigue and pain, headaches, tooth pain, and joint problems. See a dentist about possibly starting splint therapy. ...Read more

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Will my tooth regrow again?

Will my tooth regrow again?

No regrowth: Unfortunately, teeth do not regrow once they're damaged or lost. However, there are many tooth repair and replacement options that you can discuss with your dentist. ...Read more

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What produces double tooth?

What produces double tooth?

Developmental proble: it is called supernumerary tooth where when teeth are developing in a bud stage gets fused. Good luck ...Read more

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What is an undercut in tooth?

What is an undercut in tooth?

Concavity: Outer surface of enamel has areas that stick out and others that are recessed, undercut. Dentists often utilize undercuts to provide retention for clasps on partial dentures. ...Read more

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What foods can break a tooth?

What foods can break a tooth?

Solid particles: Any solid substances similar to corn curnel. ...Read more

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How could i pull a tooth out?

How could i pull a tooth out?

By seeing your : Dentist, who is trained and qualified to remove teeth. Trying to take a tooth out yourself can lead to additional problems, infection, uncontrolled bleeding, etc -- not a good idea. Consider going to see a dentist or to a dental school which would be cheaper if finances are an issue. ...Read more

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Does garlic help abseses tooth?

Does garlic help abseses tooth?

Absolutely not!: See a dentist for treatment. Nothing you can do on your own will help. Untreated infections can spread and cause serious complications including death. See a dentist asap! ...Read more

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How to pull out a tooth easily?

Go see a dentist: Wrap one end of a string around the tooth and the other end on a doorknob. Figure out what to do next. Go see a dentist. ...Read more

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How to painlessly pull my tooth?

Anesthesia: Your dentist will inject the area with a local anesthetic. In this way the tooth can be extracted painlessly. ...Read more

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Is it okay to file my own tooth?

No: Would you do your own open heart surgery, or bunion removal, or cast your broken leg? Your dentist has spent many years training to do the work that you require in the quickest, most non-invasive way possible. Leave it to the pro's. ...Read more

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Why does my bottom tooth tickle?

Why does my bottom tooth tickle?

Many possibilities: Fracture, cavity, hyperfunction, gum disease, etc. Please see your Dentist for an examination, differential diagnosis, and treatment plan. ...Read more

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How can I get a tooth to wobble?

You don't want to: The tooth will loosen and start to "wobble" when it's ready. The permanent tooth under it erodes the root causing the tooth loosen. It may not loosen if the permanent tooth is not in the right position or if the permanent tooth is missing. If you have concerns see a dentist for x-rays to see where you are at. If the tooth is not loose do not try to loosen it yourself. ...Read more

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Could it hurt having a tooth out?

Could it hurt having a tooth out?

Possibly: Depends on the status of the tooth and whether or not it is split or infected. Discuss with your dentist prior to the procedure. ...Read more

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What should I do for a tooth ace?

What should I do for a tooth ace?

See a dentist ASAP: Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) can help briefly with the pain, as can an ice pack held against the jaw, or sometimes drinking a hot drink like tea. Problem is, that doesn't correct the underlying cause, which usually something serious like a cavity, an abscess, or a cracked tooth that needs to be treated. See a dentist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Tooth only hurts when I lay down?

Tooth only hurts when I lay down?

Tooth: If your tooth hurts when you lay down you should set up an appointment with a tooth doctor. I see a tooth doctor annually and I am sure the dentist will give you good care. ...Read more

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