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What is the impact of foods and drinks on dental health?

What is the impact of foods and drinks on dental health?

Huge!!!: There is not enough space here to do justice to your question. You are what you eat! Avoid all refined carbs, eat minimal lean animal protein, eat all the vegetables you want/can, eat fruits in moderation and use them in place of refined carbs, drink water and avoid carbonated drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks. Take good quality supplements daily. Seek regular dental care, treat/prevent gum ds. ...Read more

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Could dental surgery and nose surgery have negative impacts on each other?

Could dental surgery and nose surgery have negative impacts on each other?

They could: Because the nose/mouth/throat are closely involved with each other, problems with one could affect the other (s). Certain types of dental or nasal surgery, can affect the other. Before any of these, discuss your concerns with your doc, he/she will be able to give you an idea of the possibility. ...Read more

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Hi. On Tuesday I got a standard dental cleaning. Now today the gum behind my lower left wisdom tooth which is fully erupted and not impacted is swolle?

Hi. On Tuesday I got a standard dental cleaning. Now today the gum behind my lower left wisdom tooth which is fully erupted and not impacted is swolle?

No worries: No worries...this is a common thing to happen around a back wisdom tooth area due to the type of tissue and how it will heal from a cleaning vs other areas. Not to say that the hygienist might have been a little to thorough in that area but I would clean/floss as normal, take some IBU for inflammation and do a warm salt rinse 2x per day until better (1-3days) ...Read more

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29 year-old woman who has been suffering malocclusion and tinnitus since a facial fracture 5 years ago, is now looking for her first surgical.....?

29 year-old woman who has been suffering malocclusion and tinnitus since a facial fracture 5 years ago, is now looking for her first surgical.....?

Team treatment: Patient suffered dental and skeletal displacement and fractures. These anatomic malrelationship said have to be restored to normal for resolution of am atomic malrelationship said. Team should be assembled chaired by both an Orthodontist and an Oral surgeon who communicate well with each other and who have a track record of treating Orthognathic cases. Team should also include ENT, neurologist, general physician, perhaps a periodontist, and a restorative dentist. But most important, align upper teeth to upper jaw, lower teeth to lower jaw, then properly align jaws to rest of Craniofacial-facial structures and to each other. ...Read more

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Extracting teeth impact on face, what to do?

Extracting teeth impact on face, what to do?

More info needed: I'm not sure what you are asking. What impact will tooth extraction have on your face? Did you have an extraction and your face is damaged or bruised? I can help with more information. ...Read more

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What can be done for the pain following my teeth impaction operation?

What can be done for the pain following my teeth impaction operation?

Pain killer and rest: Your dentist will give you pain medication and anti-imflammatory drugs to contol the pain and swelling. In some case, you will get antibiotics too. For your part, just follow the post-op instruction and have a good rest. Ice pack the day of surgery will help. Mouth rinse and heat treatment days after surger also help. ...Read more

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What anesthesia is best for a teeth impaction operation?

What anesthesia is best for a teeth impaction operation?

Lidocaine usually: Lidocaine is the usual anesthetic used. It is the standard of choice. Works great. If the individual doesn't numb well with lidocaine, then septocaine would be good also. ...Read more

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How long should rest after a teeth impaction operation?

How long should rest after a teeth impaction operation?

Depends: Avoid any physical exertion for the rest of the day. After the first day listen to your body. There are great variations in the amount of rest you will need until you heal depending on your age, the amount of bone that was removed, and your own individuality. If you begin to be active prematurely, you may experience increased pain in the area of the surgery. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I chew tobacco regularly. What will the impact be on my teeth?

What do you suggest if I chew tobacco regularly. What will the impact be on my teeth?

Eventual loss: Periodontal problems are often found in the area where the tobacco is placed. And that's only if a cancerous lesion doesn't form first, requiring not only the removal of many teeth but usually a part of your jaw and tongue, resulting in disfigurement and difficulty eating, swallowing, and speaking. Think long and hard before continuing this habit. ...Read more

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I'm having a teeth impaction operation and I am scared about the anesthesia? What should I do?

I'm having a teeth impaction operation and I am scared about the anesthesia? What should I do?

Scared about?: There are a number of anesthetic options utilized for the removal of impacted teeth, which can be discussed with you during your consultation with your surgeon. During your consultation, you need to discuss your fear of anesthesia so that your surgeon understands what you are scared about and to allow your doc to address these and provide you with anesthetic options you are comfortable with. ...Read more

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If I have teeth with no feeling after 2 days of experiencing forceful impact (partially avulsed) what are the chances I will need a root canal?

If I have teeth with no feeling after 2 days of experiencing forceful impact (partially avulsed) what are the chances I will need a root canal?

It varies: Your teeth should be re-positioned and splinted. Then data by your endodontist recorded, such as tests on vitality and translucency. X-rays taken before and after re- positioning and photographs. Then be monitored carefully over the next several months. How the pulp responds depends on many factors, such as the condition of the teeth pre- trauma, degree of trauma, your age general health, apical ro. ...Read more

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Studies show that no more then 12% of IMPACTED wisdom teeth cause noticeable problems. If no pain/noticeable pain, should I leave unless bad impact??

Studies show that no more then 12% of IMPACTED wisdom teeth cause noticeable problems. If no pain/noticeable pain, should I leave unless bad impact??

Depends...: Removal or retention of third molars is very individualistic. You should consult with your dentist and an oral surgeon if they recommend seeing one. ...Read more

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A small teeth, last in line of my molar teeth, broke into 1/2 without any impact. I don't have this teeth on the other side. Is it a matter of concern?

A small teeth, last in line of my molar teeth, broke into 1/2 without any impact. I don't have this teeth on the other side. Is it a matter of concern?

Yes find a dentist: Anytime a tooth has broken, it can lead to a large amount of pain and infection. This can also mean you may have a number of other problems. Find a dentist. ...Read more

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What to do about receding gums? Is it from too much impact? Bottom row of teeth have been grinded lower than canines than before

Periodontist: Grinding is one cause of recession, but there are other causes. The best thing is to see a periodontist for an evaluation. So you can determine the cause for your problem and the. The proper treatment. ...Read more

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Got a permanent tooth extracted and never got an impact so the teeth close by are falling into that place. Well invisalign correct this?

Got a permanent tooth extracted and never got an impact so the teeth close by are falling into that place. Well invisalign correct this?

Depends: Posterior Bite Collapse. If teeth on either side of space have collapsed Invisalign can improve space by up to about 66%. If teeth in opposing arch have over-erupted, Invisalign not very effective at intrusion. Please see an orthodontic Specialist before this gets worse. ...Read more

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I am getting braces soon and was just wondering, how could teeth extraction impact the shape of your face?

I am getting braces soon and was just wondering, how could teeth extraction impact the shape of your face?

Appearance!: Having teeth out for orthodontics is very common. It is done for a variety of reasons. Most of the time facial features, lips and corners of mouth are effected by straightening the teeth position. This change in most cases can be somewhat predicted and now visualized prior to starting treatment with digital software. Your doctor can help you with your specific questions. ...Read more

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