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Comfeel Paste Medication
Sargenti paste: Root canal may be able to save a tooth by replacing the pulp with a substitute material, ideally, one that is inert and easy to handle. Standard root canal uses gutta percha, a tropical tree sap. In the 1950s sargenti began filling roots with a paste that contained paraformaldehyde, which forms formaldehyde when contacted w water. The paste can damage surrounding tissues if it leaks from root. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Of course you can.: If you like "almond paste" there is no problem. What matters is the quantity of things you eat. I believe everything in moderation and common sense is reasonable. Personally , i would prefer to actually eat almonds than "almond paste". ...Read more
Not FDA approved: It doesnt get 'caught' but it is not fda approved. Sargenti paste contains paraformaldehyde which can cause irreversible damage to tissues near the root canal system including the following: destruction of connective tissue and bone; intractable pain; paresthesia and dysesthesia of the mandibular and maxillary nerves; and chronic infections of the maxillary sinus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too thick.: You just might be applying too much. Just a thin coat to cover the lesion. No less, no more. ...Read more
Just happened today iam usually paste white this time of year but today when i got up and even now left site of face feels like its on fire ?
POD is flaring up again. Please tell me what kind of toothpastes should I avoid using. I have switched from one paste to another. But in vain. ?
Peri-oral Dermatitis: May be bacterial, viral, fungal, and/or allergic in origin. Stop using toothpaste. Brush with nothing on the brush. If POD disappears try using baking soda. If POD disappears ask your Dentist for name of hypoallergenic toothpaste. If POD does not disappear, see a Dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reportedly yes: Turmeric has many proven health benefits and a long history of use in treating abscesses. However, I am not aware of any formal studies on abscesses, but it probably helps even though is unproven. See http://skinverse.com/turmeric-for-painful-boils/ for a discussion of this & http://authoritynutrition.com/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-turmeric/ for info on better-proven benefits. ...Read more
Yes: People have died from to much anesthetic. It is rare but it can happen. Your dentist knows how much to give safely. If you are using an anesthetic paste at home for an oral condition, short term use is ok. If the pain lasts a long time, you really need to get it checked out. If it is not for an oral condition, you are using the product in a manner for which it is not intended. You can od! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended.: Toothpastes are made for cleaning teeth; they are not meant to be applied to the skin. I'm aware that this is a fairly popular home remedy - and while toothpaste does dry out skin, it's not a recommended method for acne spot treating due to the irritation, peeling and redness that it causes. Use one of the many available acne remedies made specifically for that purpose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several: Sargenti paste contains paraformaldehyde which can cause irreversible damage to tissues near the root canal system including the following: destruction of connective tissue and bone; intractable pain; paresthesia and dysesthesia of the mandibular and maxillary nerves; and chronic infections of the maxillary sinus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Socket: I would prefer you contact the dentist that did the treatment today to take a look at the site. It is important that the material stay in place to get the ideal socket preservation. ...Read more
Home remedies: There are various home remedies that can help with minor medical problems. Baking soda paste may help, but of course since I'm a medical doctor, I'm going to recommend a more robust treatment -which could include antibiotics (pills or an ointment over the area) and possibly a quick surgical procedure (lancing or draining) of the abscess. If it's getting worse, forget the baking soda and call a doc ...Read more
My daughter has a white type of paste in her personal spot that's covering the hole and it hurts her it always happens. ?
I have a cyst in the center of my back that smells and sometimes emits a nasty smelling white paste like substance. What could this be?
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