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What do the experts think, should my braces ever stop cutting the inside of my mouth?

What do the experts think, should my braces ever stop cutting the inside of my mouth?

Yes: 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

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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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How could I cope with my teeth cutting the inside of my mouth?

How could I cope with my teeth cutting the inside of my mouth?

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

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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?

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?

See your dentist!: Your braces are not supposed to do that!
Call your dentist and see him or her today to correct the problem, as this is not something you can fix yourself. ...Read more

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How to stop the braces brackets from cutting the sides of your mouth?

How to stop the braces brackets from cutting the sides of your mouth?

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

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Back molar on top is cutting into bottom gum when I close mouth.... area is irritated dnt have insurance til aug 1?

Back molar on top is cutting into bottom gum when I close mouth.... area is irritated dnt have insurance til aug 1?

If you don't have: insurance try to find a college of dentistry. They often offer reduced fees for people who do not have insurance. ...Read more

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Can braces cutting the inside of your cheeks and mouth cause oral ulcer?

Can braces cutting the inside of your cheeks and mouth cause oral ulcer?

Yes: Get rid of the irritant and the ulcer will heal immediately. Have your orthodontic specialist smooth the irritating projection, cover the sticker with orthodontic wax, take ibuprofen, rinse with salt water, and dab Benzocaine in orabase or orajel onto the sore spot. ...Read more

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I recently asked about cutting my upper ferenullum while brushing my teeth, It will heal, but is it okay to smile? (stretch my mouth)

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

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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?

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?

Safe, yes: But contact your Orthodontic Specialist or treating General Dentist and ask for an adjustment. You can also take 1 200mg Ibuprofen every 4 hours, rinse with 1tsp salt in 8oz warm water, and dab (use Q-tip) Orabase-B onto sore spot on tongue. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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)?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Wisdom tooth: There are topical anesthetics you can get at pharmacies and supermarkets to apply to the gum. You can also rinse with warm salt water. OTC pain medication such as Aleve and Ibuprofen can help. Best to call the dentist if necessary for advice. ...Read more

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How to know if your baby is cutting teeth?

How to know if your baby is cutting teeth?

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

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Baby cutting teeth. What is a bad temp and symptoms? Other advice to would be helpful.

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

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Been cutting for 2 years cuz of my head ache, how can I stop?

Been cutting for 2 years cuz of my head ache, how can I stop?

1. See a good: Neurologist to address your headaches. 2. Find a therapist who specialized in dialectical behavioral therapy in your are. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a child have a fever from cutting adult teeth?

I've never seen it: By the time a kid starts loosing/gaining teeth again at 6 or older they can verbalize their discomforts. I can't recall ever evaluating a kid for fever that had adult teeth coming in and no other reason for their fever. Discomfort yes, fever, I doubt. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms when cutting your wisdom teeth?

What are the symptoms when cutting your wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth: Tender gum area that maybe a different color with sensitivity/pain to touch, sometimes a low grade fever. If it is a ten on a scale of ten then it might be pericornitis around a partially erupted tooth and you should see your dentist. ...Read more

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What causes fever in a 1yr old child. Could she be cutting new teeth.

What causes fever in a 1yr old child. Could she be cutting new teeth.

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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When toddlers are cutting teeth can it make them have diaherra and fever?

When toddlers are cutting teeth can it make them have diaherra and fever?

See below: Some believe that cutting teeth can cause fevers where others do not. I personally believe that fevers can occur due to a flush of bacteria into the blood stream with the tooth pushing through. As for diarrhea, it can occur too. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that cutting back on sugar will help preserve genetically bad teeth?

Is it actually true that cutting back on sugar will help preserve genetically bad teeth?

It is true: The health of your teeth relies on a combination of genetics and dental hygiene. Your genes are 60% of your tooth decay. Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing them daily, less sugar food and drinks and having regular check-ups with a dentist can help keep your teeth healthy for life. ...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.

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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What happens if your oral cyst gets a bruise on it from accidentally cutting it on your teeth?

What happens if your oral cyst gets a bruise on it from accidentally cutting it on your teeth?

Maybe Nothing: This is generally not a problem, but it may take much longer to heal. Make sure you know the diagnosis of the cyst (is it in fact a cyst?). Oral cancer is a very common, multifaceted, and sneaky disease. Make sure you have it checked by your dentist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of head lice without cutting hair?

How do I get rid of head lice without cutting hair?

Head Lice: Lice is a common parasite that is treated with special medications. There are over the counter and prescription medications that if taken properly, will cure the condition. ...Read more

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