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Cutting Inside Mouth
In the meantime:
1. Ask your orthodontic specialist to check your braces to make sure there are no annoying "stickers" that he/she can reshape for you. 2. Take 1 200mg ibuprofen/advil/motrin with food or lots of liquid 4x/day. 3. Rinse 3x/day with 1 tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Do not swallow. 4. Apply orthodontic wax to "sticker." 5. With q-tip dab orabase-b onto sore spot. ...Read more
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
See a dentist: You bite can be adjusted to help prevent pinching your cheeks. ...Read more
No need to cope: Why suffer? It may be as simple as smoothing down a sharp edge of a chipped tooth. Call a dentist in your area for an examination and feel better soon. ...Read more
Ah. I've braces, added it's metal wire yesterday, now the end of that wire is sharp and cutting my mouth from inside whenever I talk or eat. Any idea?
Do all of this: Put Orthodontic Wax onto the "stickers." Dab Orabase-B onto sore spots w Q-Tip. Bring down swelling by taking 1 200mg Advil (ibuprofen) 4x/day w food or liquids. Rinse 4x/day w 1tsp salt in 8oz warm water to toughen your tissues. Eat a soft high-protein diet. Ask your Orthodontic Specialist for help. ...Read more
Back molar on top is cutting into bottom gum when I close mouth.... area is irritated dnt have insurance til aug 1?
I have my wisdoms cutting. All 4 at same time. 2 worse than others. My face feels swollen and I can't open my mouth wide enough to eat. My dentist sai?
I recently asked about cutting my upper ferenullum while brushing my teeth, It will heal, but is it okay to smile? (stretch my mouth)
It's always good to: It's always good to smile. Keep the area clean and ask your dentist to check on it if you have any questions. ...Read more
Is it safe to use the dental wax on the inside if the last bracket at the back of my mouth keeps cutting my tongue?
8 Days after a tooth exstraction In middle of roof of mouth would I be able to eat a burger without cutting it up or will that affect the healing?
Eating after extract: You want to keep the area very clean, rinse w warm salt water after every tie you eat. If a bone graft was placed you need to be extra careful. ...Read more
In a connective tissue gum graft, how does a dentist stop all the blood flowing into ones mouth when cutting the palate for the tissue?
Surgical Assistant: The surgical assistant will assist your dentist during the surgery. The anesthetic contains epinephrine which helps decrease blood flow at the surgical site, and suctioning the area will also help. You have to remember that your dental providers have thousands of hours of education and that much more in experience. Don't worry about such things. ...Read more
I had a tongue biopsy to identify if the growth is a wart. If it is a wart, will the cutting and removal from the biopsy spread the virus in my mouth?
Wart: Removing the wart will not cause it to spread. Leaving it in place would more likely cause it to spread. ...Read more
Just got braces. Molar band cleat is cutting my tongue. How can I fix this? Relieve the pain? Promote healing? Are mouth sores fron braces serious?
See Orthodontist: See your qualified orthodontic specialist (i hope you're seeing a specialist). He can tuck in the cleat in seconds. Until then, treat this non-serious (except for the discomfort you are having) problem w 1 200mg advil (ibuprofen) every 4hrs, rinse3x/day w 1tsp salt in8 oz warm water, put the wax your orthodontist gave you onto the cleat, and dab orabase-b onto sore spot w q-tip. ...Read more
Is a dentist able to remove gum tissue from another part of the inside of the mouth vs. Cutting the palate for a connective tissue graft (1 tooth)?
Second Guessing: You're second guessing your periodontist... why? There's a certain type of gingiva that's needed for the graft, and there's an abundance of it on your palate. Allow your health care providers to do just that... provide you with healthcare! Discuss all of your concerns with those who are actually treating you... you'll get better answers than those on this forum, since they have actually examined u ...Read more
My molar tooth is growing on top but it's cutting my bottom gums because there is not a tooth there yet and now my side of my mouth is sore a lot?
Wisdom tooth?: This may be your maxillary wisdom tooth that is super-erupting. Your mandibular tooth is delayed or impacted. See a dentist asap to be evaluated and have the tooth extracted if necessary. The longer you wait, the more it will erupt, to the point where you will not be able to fully close your mouth due to the pain and swelling. Call today for an appointment. ...Read more
My upper molar tooth or wisdom is growing in and cutting the side of my cheek and bottom gums its making my side of my mouth sore and sensetive? Help
See a dentist: Obviously you may need to get your wisdom tooth (teeth) out, for now try warm water and salt several times a day. Be careful while chewing, don't forget to keep brushing your teeth. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth cutting through one by one. Dentist said I have space for it to come through without cutting them out. However I am in agony. My top gum right at the back is swollen and red and sore to touch. I cant open my mouth properly?
Drooling, sore gums:
If your child is cranky, drooling and trying to bit his hand or have a need to chew...
Then they are most likely teething. Or as you like to say...Cutting teeth.
Looking on your child's gums and see if there are whitish bumps where the teeth may be coming thru. Some numbing agents or cold (frozen) teething devices can help. ...Read more
Exciting time: Stay away from topical anesthetics. Use chilled teethers. Draw milk into pacifier, freez it, and give it to your baby. Good luck. ...Read more
My 9 month old who has been a good eater all of a sudden is refusing his bottle. He is currently cutting 4 teeth. Is that causing the problem?
Fever under one year: Fever in a child this age is a clear indication for a visit to a pediatrician. Although teething is said to be able to create fever you never want to make assumptions that if incorrect can hurt your baby. Please go and see somebody soon. Hope the baby is better quickly. ...Read more
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My 15 mo old has been getting 102-103 degree fevers (rectally) every time a molar is cutting through, should I be concerned? He's acting totally fine.
Teething: Teething itself does not cause fever. If your baby is getting high temps it could be from a variety of causes - viral infections being the most common. In the face of "totally acting fine", you can monitor and if the fever persists or symptoms worsen then don't hesitate to have your child's pediatrician take a look. ...Read more
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