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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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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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