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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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers