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I can't tell if I have three small cuts or cold sore blisters in the corner of my mouth. I had dental work done on that same side of my mouth.

I can't tell if I have three small cuts or cold sore blisters in the corner of my mouth. I had dental work done on that same side of my mouth.

Neither can we: You would have to be seen by a dentist in order to determine what you have and whether or not it's related to your recently dental treatment. It could be accidental abrasions, canker sores of something else. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My mother in law just had some dental work done and now she has a fever blister on her lip. Does this mean she has hsv-1 and is contagious?

My mother in law just had some dental work done and now she has a fever blister on her lip. Does this mean she has hsv-1 and is contagious?

Perhaps: If she had a previous history of hsv, then the stress of dental work can lead to a localized breakout. If it is hsv, then yes, she is contagious. Anytime there are active hsv lesions - oral or genital - then one is contagious. It's the fluid within the blister that contains the virus. ...Read more

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How do I find out why can I taste metal in my mouth after dental work?

How do I find out why can I taste metal in my mouth after dental work?

Metal taste in mouth: Not sure what you had done, but I would want to know exactly what was done - did you have silver fillings done (which leave a metal taste for a couple days) or did you have some bridgework done (that might contain one of several different alloys)? . I would ask your dentist for specifics regarding this, just so you know what's going into your mouth - some metals are safer than others. ...Read more

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How will the dentist clamp my mouth open for dental work?

How will the dentist clamp my mouth open for dental work?

Bite block: If you need help keeping your mouth open then a plastic bite block is used to support your jaw. ...Read more

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Clear filled painful bumps in my mouth after having dental work?

Clear filled painful bumps in my mouth after having dental work?

See the dentist: Who actually treated you for an evaluation of what you describe. We can only guess as to what you see and whether or not it's related to your recent treatment. ...Read more

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I have really bad taste in my mouth following dental work two days ago. Had a cavity under a crown. Now have temporary crown.?

I have really bad taste in my mouth following dental work two days ago. Had a cavity under a crown. Now have temporary crown.?

Bacteria/Debris: The bad taste could be from the temporary crown (acrylic), food trapping, remaining decay, or an infected tooth. Any pain? ...Read more

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Developed mouth herpes after dental work. Dentist said its a matter of my immunity and that I only take vitaminc. Is this something commmon. What to do?

Developed mouth herpes after dental work. Dentist said its a matter of my immunity and that I only take vitaminc. Is this something commmon. What to do?

See a dermatologist: Begin with a real Dr and a real diagnosis. Forget about "immunity". Forget about vitamin C. Herpes not likely. If it is herpes, there is treatment and it is not any vitamin. Find a smarter, better informed dentist. ...Read more

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Advice needed, please help. I have difficulty opening mouth enough for dental work. What can I take?

Is it anxiety or TMJ: If it is anxiety I agree with the other responses however, if you are not anxious and you simply cannot open then I would recommend seeing a dentist who is known for treating tmj. There are some simple exercises you can do but you must do them and you will be able to open wider with out meds. ...Read more

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I had dental work done to put in a replacement crown last week, and now my mouth is full of sores. Why is this?

I had dental work done to put in a replacement crown last week, and now my mouth is full of sores. Why is this?

Canker sores: There are variety causes of canker sores including stress, a weakened immunity system, allergies, hormones and vitamin deficiencies and dental treatment. It will probably heal on its own in a week or so. You can rinse with warm salt water to ameliorate the pain.
Res.: if your canker sore is extremely sore or doesn't begin to heal within a few days, contact your dentist. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had dental work done to put in a replacement crown last week, and now my mouth is full of sores?

Sores: (1) Let your dentist know about your condition. You may find you are allergic to dental material. (2) Avoid spicy, or acidic food so as not to irritate sores. (3) Keep your mouth clean at all times. Avoid using much tooth paste as any chemicals may irritate your sores further. (4) Check if you are a mouth-breather--makes sores worse. (5) Anti-inflammatory meds of your choice if you can take them. ...Read more

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I just had dental work at the top of mouth and my smile is crooked. I've never had this happen. Will it stay that way? Please help

I just had dental work at the top of mouth and my smile is crooked. I've never had this happen. Will it stay that way? Please help

Temporary numbness: It is normal condition. Your lips teeth and tongue may be numb for several hours after the dental treatment appointment. Avoid any chewing until the numbness has completely worn off, preventing biting yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have no insurance & I have dental work that need to be done had some temporary root canals done in fronts now I have missing teeth in my mouth?

I have no insurance & I have dental work that need to be done had some temporary root canals done in fronts now I have missing teeth in my mouth?

Check for Clinics: Some helath departments have clinics that allow you to pay based on income. There are also clinics in larger cities where services are provided at low or even no cost to those that qualify and most helath departments are aware of these places & may be able to direct you. As others mentioned, dental schools offer lower costs & any dentist should be able to do the work in stages that are afforable. ...Read more

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What could clear filled bumps in mouth be? One in jaw and 3 near tonsil area. Don't have tonsils. Had recent dental work. They are small clear bumps

What could clear filled bumps in mouth be? One in jaw and 3 near tonsil area. Don't have tonsils. Had recent dental work. They are small clear bumps

Mucocoeles?: Clear filled bumps or bubbles are often mucocoeles, which often do not need treatment. To know for sure you really need to see a dentist. A dentist can see for sure what this may be. It truly is too difficult to say for sure through solely a question on this website. ...Read more

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Nerve sensitivity with laminates about a year ago, at the recommendation from my dentist, I had cosmetic dental work done in the form of laminates. Since then I have had some nerve sensitivity in my mouth to both hot and cold. Also, on and off numbness al

Nerve sensitivity with laminates about a year ago, at the recommendation from my dentist, I had cosmetic dental work done in the form of laminates. Since then I have had some nerve sensitivity in my mouth to both hot and cold. Also, on and off numbness al

Ok: If your sensitivity is getting better and only lasts a few seconds its quite normal. Any time that a tooth is worked on, it can develop sensitivity. However, if the pain lingers for a few minutes to hours or wakes you up at night, you should be concerned. ...Read more

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Woke up w fresh red blood in my mouth. Not sick. No sores No blood in nose. No dental work Scared.

Woke up w fresh red blood in my mouth. Not sick. No sores No blood in nose. No dental work Scared.

Watch carefully: This is unusual. Check and watch for the source over the next 1-2 weeks. It is likely to settle down itself. ...Read more

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Unable to open mouth wide since orthodontia. Jaw muscle goes into spasm during long dental work. Need help asap?

Unable to open mouth wide since orthodontia. Jaw muscle goes into spasm during long dental work. Need help asap?

Orthodontia: You need to call your orthodontist to evaluate reason. I can't diagnose the cause without an exam myself. A proper treatment can be determined once the cause is known. ...Read more

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Metallic taste in phlegm. Not sick. No dental work. Don't drink a lot of water. Comes up everytime I get phlegm in my mouth.????

Metallic taste in phlegm. Not sick. No dental work. Don't drink a lot of water. Comes up everytime I get phlegm in my mouth.????

Zinc deficiency: Patients with phlegm and metallic taste should get checked for vitamin or zinc deficiency. See your PCP for consultation and tests. ...Read more

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I have a sweet taste in mouth and sometimes cool taste I had blood test done normal. Doctor thinks from dental work. Dentist said filling leaked.

I have a sweet taste in mouth and sometimes cool taste I had blood test done normal. Doctor thinks from dental work. Dentist said filling leaked.

Sweet, cool taste: If filling"leaked"it needs to be replaced. If that doesn't solve problem may want to see specialists in Neurology, ENT, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, and Gastroenterology. Some detective work will have to be done. ...Read more

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Sore right side of my tongue. Pain is excruciating. Dental work done recently. What does this mean? Help!

More info please!: How recent was your treatment completed? Today? A week ago? Were you given injections to numb the area? Did you have any teeth extracted? Answers to these questions would help narrow down the possible causes. If the pain is excruciating, take otc pain meds and call your dentist as an emergency. ...Read more

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Why do I get the sensation frequently of chewing on loose teeth or glass with no sharp edges when eating or not? No recent dental work; sensitive gums

Why do I get the sensation frequently of chewing on loose teeth or glass with no sharp edges when eating or not? No recent dental work; sensitive gums

Get checked: You need to first get checked by your Dentist for possible periodontal (gum) disease. Also to rule out any bite problems which could be causing loosening of the teeth, and clenching/grinding habits. You may also be referred for Medical exam and bloodwork to evaluate for systemic disease such as Diabetes. Make the appt. And get checked. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can poor dental work cause bruxism? My friend swears it can. I just started grinding my teeth recently, and this friend says it might be because of the filling I got a few months ago. He says he got bruxism after a filling was too high on his tooth and it

Possible: A filling or crown that is too high can cause you to hit that spot first and grind. This can be very painful and cause sensitivity and even damage the tooth. Go back to the dentist and make sure the dental restorations are not too high. It might not even be poor dental work. Sometimes when you are numb, the patient doesn't bite down correctly and the dentist can't get the restoration adjusted. ...Read more

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How come dentists now have to preform dental work on childrens baby teeth?

How come dentists now have to preform dental work on childrens baby teeth?

Oh so many choices: Because the 20 baby teeth are so important to normal growth and development, they must be cared for properly. Fluorides and sealants have dramatically reduced the incidence of decayed, missing and filled teeth. Dentists have numerous choices of materials and techniques if repairs are necessary. Talk over your concerns with your dentist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm in need of some serious dental work missing teeth cavitys ect. What is my best choice in dentists?

General dentist: For examination, x-rays, treatment or referral to a dental specialist (endodntist, periodontist, orthodontist or oral surgeon). Good luck. ...Read more

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Head laid way. Back while having dental fillings. 2 hours dental work. Next day. Pains running up back of neck when move certain ways. Should I see dr?

Head laid way. Back while having dental fillings. 2 hours dental work. Next day. Pains running up back of neck when move certain ways. Should I see dr?

Maybe: Consult first with the dr who performed the treatment to see if a referral is needed or what type of specialist you might want to see. There are a few different possible causes for your symptoms but the dr who treated you has more information then we do at this forum to guide you. ...Read more

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Can ridge augmentation help repair my smile? I've finally had a lot of needed dental work to replace missing teeth with bridges and implants, but the areas of the gum where I was missing teeth still look kind of strange. If I understand it right, ridge au

Can ridge augmentation help repair my smile? I've finally had a lot of needed dental work to replace missing teeth with bridges and implants, but the areas of the gum where I was missing teeth still look kind of strange. If I understand it right, ridge au

Yes it may...: Certainly restoration of the gums as well as the teeth is needed for the best esthetic result at times. I would discuss this with your dentist. Your dentist knows the particulars of your situation. ...Read more

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What is the average length for a crown on a molar hi, I go to a prosthedontist for all of the dental work except his hygenists. I have my teeth cleaned by another office that I think is more thorough and has the latest equipment. He is expensive, but I

What is the average length for a crown on a molar hi, I go to a prosthedontist for all of the dental work except his hygenists. I have my teeth cleaned by another office that I think is more thorough and has the latest equipment. He is expensive, but I

Depends: Crowns can last a very long time. The average lifespan is around 10 years. However, if the fit of the crown is excellent, and you brush and floss very well around it, as well as have regular hygiene visits, it's quite possible it may last longer. If not, the crown can fail at any point due to cavities or neglect. Keep smiling! ...Read more

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What are some different names of pills that are used as premedication for dental work/wisdom teeth extraction?

First choice is: Amoxicillin. Second choice is clindycin for people allergic to penicillin. Third choice is Erythromycin if allergic to both penicillin and clindamycin. ...Read more

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I have Asymptomatic wenckebach due to high vagal tone, I need dental work done. Is it safe to have local anasethic what dentists use to remove teeth?

I have Asymptomatic wenckebach due to high vagal tone, I need dental work done. Is it safe to have local anasethic what dentists use to remove teeth?

Yes: The use of Lidocaine novacaine are safe with your condition. The doses a dentist uses will be small if there is Epinephrine in there you may feel your heart beat a bit faster but still safe ...Read more

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Today I had dental work done and the gums near my tooth r sore and irritated. I feel pain radiating in teeth on that side. Can that also be from gums?

Today I had dental work done and the gums near my tooth r sore and irritated. I feel pain radiating in teeth on that side. Can that also be from gums?

Yes: It's not uncommon to have some soreness after dental treatment. Obviously it depends upon what the actual treatment was. It should get better within a couple of days. It is always best to speak to the dentist who actually performed the treatment concerning what to expect and for how long afterwards. ...Read more

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