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Is it possible for the dental surgeon putting medicated gauze pack in wisdom teeth site to prevent a blood clot from forming?

Is it possible for the dental surgeon putting medicated gauze pack in wisdom teeth site to prevent a blood clot from forming?

Doubtful: There would be no reason for an oral surgeon to place a dressing in your extraction site to promote more bleeding. If you have a problem following an extraction, call the office that extracted the tooth for further assistance. ...Read more

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Does chewing a pack of gum each day affect your teeth negatively?

Does chewing a pack of gum each day affect your teeth negatively?

Depends: Sugarless gum is good, sugar gum can cause cavities. If you have a dry mouth, chewimg gum promotes saliva which helps the mouth. Chewing gum immediately after a meal is a good way to help prevent cavities if you can't brush your teeth. ...Read more

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Please tell me if I should use hot or cold packs to reduce swelling after my wisdom teeth removal?

Please tell me if I should use hot or cold packs to reduce swelling after my wisdom teeth removal?

Wisdom teeth post op: Initially ice packs. Two bags filled with ice, or ice packs should be applied to the sides of the face. The ice packs should be left on continuously while you are awake. After 24 hours, ice will not help. You may have pain and swelling for a few days. This is a normal reaction to surgery. After 36 hours only moist heat (warm washcloth) is recommended. ...Read more

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Hello. I have a lump that's been in my mouth under my teeth in the soft gum part. Some days its inflated, other days, its "deflated" with a rough patch there. I'm a smoker and I smoke on average one pack per day but I've only been smoking for three years.

Hello. I have a lump that's been in my mouth under my teeth in the soft gum part. Some days its inflated, other days, its "deflated" with a rough patch there. I'm a smoker and I smoke on average one pack per day but I've only been smoking for three years.

See Oral Surgeon: Best to get this checked out. Typically we do not see oral cancer with areas that inflate and deflate. Might be a salivary duct blockage or a chronic abscess. Might also be two things simultaneously. As a smoker you are at a much increased risk for oral cancer. Stay smart and get the apt with the Oral Surgeon. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I done wisdom teeth extraction yesterday (2 teeth). I feel sorethroat is it because of infection? I compressed with cold ice pack n took the medicine.

I done wisdom teeth extraction yesterday (2 teeth). I feel sorethroat is it because of infection? I compressed with cold ice pack n took the medicine.

It is normal: You may experience sore throat, headache and earache temporarily for 2-3 days as a result of your wisdom teeth surgery. Again, a sore throat and pain when swallowing are common. ...Read more

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Within weeks the periodontist will remove all teeth on UL behind my intact canine. A hole will show when smiling. Will pack bone graft. Cosmetic cover?

Within weeks the periodontist will remove all teeth on UL behind my intact canine. A hole will show when smiling. Will pack bone graft. Cosmetic cover?

Same as before..: You've asked this question earlier regarding a flipper... it is not a terrific idea to have a partial denture pressing down on a bone graft that is trying to heal. It is possible to make a cosmetic flipper that is hollow in that area, is not in occlusion, and has teeth purely for cosmetic purposes. Your restorative dentist and their lab need to design it properly to avoid trauma to the graft. ...Read more

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What is the most effective pain medication for chronic long term dental pain?

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

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Switched COCs, now on mid 3rd pack. Normal to still be spotting til now (starts midcycle usually)? Pills always on time, taking no other medication.

Switched COCs, now on mid 3rd pack. Normal to still be spotting til now (starts midcycle usually)? Pills always on time, taking no other medication.

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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What do doctors think is the top pain medication for chronic long term dental pain?

What do doctors think is the top pain medication for chronic long term dental pain?

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

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Is there any other way to get rid of blue balls without ejaculating? Would any medication work? Could I just put ice packs?

Is there any other way to get rid of blue balls without ejaculating? Would any medication work? Could I just put ice packs?

Vascular congestion: Most frequently relieved by ejaculation. Ice pack plus lying on your side with hips slightly flexed is worth trying. 600 mg (3 x 200 mg tabs) Ibuprofen worth trying if pain persists. Problem will clear up as you get older &/or have regular sex. Good luck. ...Read more

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Having lightheartedness and feel surroundings are moving. Did not take any new medication escept for dental work (nerve removal with additional medicin?

Having lightheartedness and feel surroundings are moving. Did not take any new medication escept for dental work (nerve removal with additional medicin?

May be: May be something as innocuous as tension release now that dental procedure is completed. May be blood pressure change, low blood sugar, or a stroke. Don't mess with this. See your physician, urgent care, or ER now. ...Read more

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Can I use gonorrhea medication and mo console 3 combo pack kit at the same time?

Can I use gonorrhea medication and mo console 3 combo pack kit at the same time?

Probably, but why?: I think you mean miconazole 3 combo pack. (If you use a dictation speech recognition system, like Siri, you need to read what comes out!) It probably wouldn't hurt to use along with gonorrhea treatment, but it might not be wise. What you think are yeast symptoms might be from the gonorrhea and you may not need the miconazole. Check with the doctor or clinic treating you for gonorrhea. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can deworming medication (zestaval 200) have an effect on the performance of birth control pill (marvelon) 21 day pack?

Can deworming medication (zestaval 200) have an effect on the performance of birth control pill (marvelon) 21 day pack?

Yes: It may affect the metabolism of your oral contraceptive to make it less effective. Please use an alternate form of birth control until you have finished the course of treatment. Additionally, zestaval can cause severe damage to a fetus, so it is particularly important that you practice responsible sex. ...Read more

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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

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

More info needed: What type of work? Extraction? Root canal therapy? Deep fillings? OTC anti-inflammatory meds will help, but you should consult with the dentist who treated you. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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I was perscribed a 6 day dose pack of Medrol for a cough and sinus pressure. Is this sufficient? Should I take additional cold medication like dayquil

I was perscribed a 6 day dose pack of Medrol for a cough and sinus pressure. Is this sufficient? Should I take additional cold medication like dayquil

Medrol and sinus: I was perscribed a 6 day dose pack of Medrol for a cough and sinus pressure. Is this sufficient? Should I take additional cold medication like dayquil ANS: strange thing to give for sinus. I would ask the medical professional who gave it to you. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

See a doctor: Hemoglobin of 12 in an adult male needs to be investigated to rule out bleeding in the stomach or intestine. Please consult your doctor and address the H pylori and mouth odor at the same time. ...Read more

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I'm on amoxicillin for a dental abcess. I have chills and fatigue, but no fever. Could this be a medication reaction? Do I stop taking amoxicillin?

I'm on amoxicillin for a dental abcess. I have chills and fatigue, but no fever. Could this be a medication reaction? Do I stop taking amoxicillin?

Call Dentist: Chills/fatigue may be due to the antibiotic or due to the abscess toxins. Report your symptoms to your treating Dentist. Antibiotics will reduce spread of infection, but a cure requires specific dental treatment (root canal or extraction). Please call your Dentist now. ...Read more