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Dental Rinse Medication
Fix it: Chronic dental pain is not a good sign and should be treated. Once the root of the problem is fixed you won't have any pain. There are no good long term pain killers. Every pain killer has a side effect and harms other organs in your body long term. ...Read more
Dental Appointment!: Lots of different things can cause tooth pain, and the remedies are specific. You really need to determine the cause and correct it rather than miserably trying one mediocre intervention after another. Fortunately many solutions are both quick and simple. See your dentist and be well :) see less. ...Read more
Having lightheartedness and feel surroundings are moving. Did not take any new medication escept for dental work (nerve removal with additional medicin?
What is an example of a different dental bacterial medication more powerful than amoxicillin 500 mg 3 x's a day for 7 days? Amoxi. Mg. Be raised?
Antibiotics: No the dosage level is good. Could do 4 times daily. Augmentim another penc is good but harsh on tummy. Keflex family 500mg qid is strong. Clindamycin 300mg is very strong 3 times daily. These are some alternatives. All good. Sometimes the germs can become a little resistant or a change will trigger a turnaround. Talk to your dentist or md. ...Read more
Can traumatic childhood dentist experiences result in lifelong dental phobias? Best ways to manage the dental phobia w/out sedation or medication?
Of course: Tell the dentist about your traumatic experience and ask if he/she offer sedation dentistry. ...Read more
After dental. Work I am having major ear pain and pressure what can I do to alleviate this? Are there medications I can take? I am terminally
10 years ago while in dental hygiene school, I was diagnosed with ADHD. I fought taking medication as long as I could until it was impossible! After s?
Your question?: I don't understand your question. Please resubmit with a clear question so we may better respond. Take care. ...Read more
What is the best OTC medication for a patient with dental phobia? Here in pr the dentists don't do oral or IV sedation so I need something good otc.
Minimal: I do not recommend sedating yourself with similar strengths of IV or conscious sedation. It is not safe and you need to be monitored and have crash cart and emergency medications on hand in case you have reactions. You should go to a doctor that is trained with either IV sedation or oral conscious sedation. The doctor should monitor and have emergency protocol in place. ...Read more
I have chronic dry mouth and bad breath. No dental problems and no medication. No smoke or drink. Causes? Who should I see for help? Gland problems?
Might be: Chronic dry mouth can be of neurological or endocrine (glandular) origin. It could lead to breath issues as well. If you aren't taking any meds, many of which have this as a side effect, a visit to your primary care provider could be helpful to figure out the dry mouth. One thing that can help bad breath for many is to add brushing the top of your tongue to your oral hygiene regimen. ...Read more
Having swollen gums after dental bridge removal. Really sore and painful. Should I take any medication?
NSAIDs: OTC pain meds should take care of your discomfort. Really can't tell if you have an infection over the internet. Give your treating dentist a call for further guidance. ...Read more
I have H. Pylori infection and my mouth odour is also very bad no dental problems and my hemoglobin is also 12.Which are the medications I should use?
Chill: An ipod with your favorite tunes. Watch tv if available. Watch a movie with video glasses if available. Sleep. Listen to the dentist talk to the assistant. Ask the dentist to tell you what they are doing as they work. Take restroom breaks as needed. Get up and move around periodically. ...Read more
Local anesthetic: Citanest is also known as prilocaine and is used as an injectable local anesthetic. It can come with vasoconstrictor, Epinephrine 1:200, 000 or plain which means no vasoconstrictor. It will typically last longer with a vasoconstrictor but in certain situations, it is preferable to avoid the epi. And use the plain. ...Read more
Best Pain Drug: Different medications work differently, sometimes in the case of infection antibiotics can actually relieve pain although they are not pain medications. The best pain drug is to find out from a dentist what the pain is coming from, sometimes no drug is necessary at all. Pain medications are merely a mask, the real problem is hidden. You really need to find out the cause, please do that first. ...Read more
Most OTC have. 02%: Most dentist recommended floride rinses have. 04% flouride. Most otc rinses have. 02%. Phos-flur rinse from colgate has. 04%. ...Read more
In cases where the pulp is inflamed, that is where teeth are sensitive to hot and/ or cold, anti inflammatories like alleve or advil (ibuprofen) work best.
When a pulp is necrotic (dead and infected) then an antibiotic in addition will help, along with pain meds.
Either way, don't self treat. See your dentist asap. ...Read more
Its OK.: Otc rinses are only effective with good oral care habits. Plax or listerine or any other is not a substitute for brushing and flossing; it is an enhancement to an already active home care process. If you really want to reduce tartar, be certain to visit your dental hygienist every 3-6 months depending on how much tartar you accumulate. This will keep you and your mouth clean and healthy. ...Read more
Sort of: You could probably get by with out rinsing with plain water but the salty taste can not be pleasant. The salt water rinse will not harm your teeth. ...Read more
Salt water: Usually you do not need to use salt water after every dental procedure. A salt water rinse is useful after an extraction. ...Read more
Who Says So: Look it is important that you do all three when you clean your teeth, and some one might have developed a new theory about the order. My preference is to get as much plaque off the teeth before dragging the string between the teeth and possibly drawing infectred material with the floss. So I say brush floss and rinse. ...Read more
Does an old drug charge prevent someone from a future in the medical/dental field? Is there any point for a prospective medical/dental school student to dedicate themselves and apply to a school if that person was charged with possession of marijuana in
Hello.: Hello. Although I know medical doctors who have had an arrest for issues with drugs or alcohol in their youth, I am not a lawyer. Avvo. Com also has a legal site. Please pose this same question on that website. This allows lawyers to provide a public service by providing answers to legal questions free of charge. Good luck with your career in the medical field. Take care. ...Read more
Works very well: A trained doctor in sedation will make your experience smooth and easy. Sorry to hear about the incident. ...Read more
Broken crown, dentist out of town, can I use a temporary dental repair kit? My dental crown broke into two pieces this morning, and no one's answering at my dentist for some reason. I saw this temporary dental repair kit thing at the drug store. Are those
Call another dentist: You may go to another dentist to help you temporally until your regular dentist back into office. ...Read more
What drugs are used in oral contious sedation for dental work? With family history of malignant hyperthermia is there a risk?
Yes, but managable: Typically, valium and versed is used in IV conscious sedation for dental treatment, though sometimes just oral meds may be used. Your family history of mh should be investigated and can be managed. I would recommend that you see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon instead of a general dentist. ...Read more
I have a dental abcess and I'm already on amoxicillin. Is it helpful to also rinse with witch hazel? Maybe the dentist forgot about the witch hazel option.
Better options: Taking witch hazel to fight a dental infection, especially an acute abscess, would be on the bottom of my list of most effective methods. If necessary, I would rather see you increase the dosage of amoxicillin, switch to another more effective antibiotic, or drain or treat the infection more directly. Your dentist is the best one to advise you how to speed resolution of your infection. ...Read more
I rinse my mouth with mouthwash to get rid of the bleach like taste. Should I be using dental flost as well?
Yes: Regular brushing and flossing as well as professional cleaning at the dentist's office every six months is needed to maintain a good oral hygiene. However you need to have a thorough exam to find out why you have a bad taste in you mouth. You might have cavities and or periodontal (gum) disease. ...Read more
During the day, is it a good idea to chew gum for a few minutes after snacks or to rinse out with a mouthwash in order to keep dental caries away?
Is there a popular prescription oral rinse that helps to control plaque build up after dental gum grafting? Can a steroid used to decrease swelling?
Chlorhexidine: Chlorhexidine oral rinse is often prescribed to reduce plaque build-up and control the germs following periodontal surgery like grafting. Hot salt rinses are soothing and help with swelling but not antimicrobial. Steroids are not often used. Take Ibuprofen for the pain and reduction of inflammation, including swelling. ...Read more
Had dental work done and was in pain. My mom gave me an oxycodone 15mg. I took it Tuesday and have a urine drug screen on Monday. Will it still show?
Ask your mom: Is your Mom a healthcare professional who is licensed to prescribe & dispense narcotic medications? Unfortunately both you & she made a mistake, her for giving it to you & you for accepting it. You should have discussed this with the dentist who treated you. Since she gave you the medication, ask her the answer to your question. Think ahead, take responsibility for your actions and get the point? ...Read more