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How long is an antibiotic effective? My 6y/o daughter is waiting for some dental work

How long is an antibiotic effective? My 6y/o daughter is waiting for some dental work

Impossible to say: Antibiotics (abx) have varying effectiveness based upon bacterial spectrum, host (your child) resistance /immune system, area being treated. Usually abx are given to "symptomatic " relief. Increased pain, swelling, fever, redness would be signs that the abx is not working. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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I had two stents about 15months ago do I need antibiotics to have dental work done.

No: If stents were all you had. Your dentist needs to confirm with your cardiologist what was done. Fewer heart problems are recommended for antibiotic coverage for dental procedures anymore. The antibiotics caused more problems than helped. The reason for preventive antibiotics was theoretical and not well established as being effective. ...Read more

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I just got a metal heart stent will I need to take antibiotics now before dental work?

I just got a metal heart stent will I need to take antibiotics now before dental work?

Depends on type.: Most stents nowadays do not require antibiotic prophylaxis (ie, antibiotics before dental work). Stents epithelialize (get covered with cells) in about 1-2 years, but some stents are designed with coatings to prevent that. Talk to the Cardiologist / Interventionalist who put the stent in place to get a better answer. You should have a card w/ info on the stent mfr & type, which will help determine ...Read more

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What should we do when your 26 and can't afford dental work?

What should we do when your 26 and can't afford dental work?

Go anyway: You really can't afford not to go! Preventive care is so important and so cost effective. If you do have a problem, without treatment your expense can grow exponentially. Cleanings and check ups are not that expensive. Remember oral health can affect your whole body. Many dental offices offer payment plans if you do need treatment. If you have no money and lots of time go to a dental school. ...Read more

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Can there be anything that can be done about unecessary dental work?

Can there be anything that can be done about unecessary dental work?

"Unnecessary" work?: Ethics, a concern in every industry from car repair to medicine. However, as a patient you are free to get a second or third opinion before undertaking any dental treatment. The possibility of 2 or 3 appropriate treatment options for a certain situation is very high, it does not mean 1 is more, or less necessary than the other one. Be informed, the choice is yours! Not the dentist's. ...Read more

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Do you ever have feeling that your being smothered during dental work?

Do you ever have feeling that your being smothered during dental work?

Common: Many patients react to different procedures like you do. It's common for patients to feel smothered with impressions, root canal with rubber dams, and procedures where access is difficult. In the event that you really need these procedures but just won't see a dentist for necessary treatment, I suggest you research sedation dentistry. Dentists will work with you to overcome your anxiety. ...Read more

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What can I do to afford thousands of dollars of dental work that I need done?

Payment plan: Many dental offices offer a third-party payment plan. Some patients use their credit card, some uses a payment plan with different companies--based on each patient situation and needs, one company may be preferred to another, some choose phased treatment by focusing on the worst section first. Be open about your true concerns, ; ask your dentist's office to offer you different payment options. ...Read more

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Can your face hurt after dental work?

Yes: Yes pain can occur after dental treatment. Speak to your dentist if the pain persists. ...Read more

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I have no income for dental work. Is there any help for me. I live in southern indiana. Thanks lodema?

I have no income for dental work. Is there any help for me. I live in southern indiana. Thanks lodema?

Dental School Clinic: Zebra,
probably the best way to get dental work done with little income is your local or closest dental school. The students have to complete clinical requirements which are very closely checked by the instructors. The work you get done is usually free and of very high standards. ...Read more

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Why salt water after dental work?

Why salt water after dental work?

Speeds healing: No scientific explanation, but salt rinses speed healing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be sedated before dental work?

Sure: When administered by trained professionals in the proper environment, it is very safe. ...Read more

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Is IV sedation for dental work safe for a child?

Is IV sedation for dental work safe for a child?

Common: In the hands of an experienced pediatric anesthesiologist, IV sedation is quite safe. ...Read more

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What can I do to overcome my fear of dental work?

What can I do to overcome my fear of dental work?

Introduction: Try making an appointment with the dentist for an interview only with a mild examination for the first visit and no treatment. You will get acquainted with the dentist and the office and this should make a subsequent appointment less uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Before dental work is septocaine safe as well as clindamycin?

Before dental work is septocaine safe as well as clindamycin?

Yes: Clinda can cause upset stomach, so watch for that. Septocaine is fda approved, & quite safe & strong, when used intelligently. ...Read more

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I have swelling and pain after dental work. How to get rid of this?

I have swelling and pain after dental work. How to get rid of this?

What treatment?: Sometimes a bit of swelling can be expected after certain treatments. Otherwise swelling can be indicative of an infection, not just inflammation. Since you are under the care of a local dentist, give their office a call for guidance. ...Read more

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What is the dose for premedication before dental work if someone has mvp?

What is the dose for premedication before dental work if someone has mvp?

None: Most resent guidelines for premedication from the american heart assn. Exclude mvp from their reccomendations. ...Read more

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What is in certain gums like wrigley's that make it not stick to your dental work?

What is in certain gums like wrigley's that make it not stick to your dental work?

Try Double Bubble: Usually, bubble gum is sticky because of rubbers and sugars added to the mixture. Double bubble is the least sticky, by design, so it also blows great bubbles and will not stick to dental work as readily as many other bubble gums. ...Read more

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I have heart stints - should I have antibiotics before dental work?

I have heart stints - should I have antibiotics before dental work?

Maybe: Most stints heal and get covered over with tissue, therefore premed not necessary.
Ask your cardiologist what they recommend!
also depends on how recent they were placed. ...Read more

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Could dental work cause trigeminal neuralgia?

Could dental work cause trigeminal neuralgia?

Not usually: Newer leading research indicates that it is an enlarged blood vessel - possibly the superior cerebellar artery - compressing or throbbing against the microvasculature of the trigeminal nerve near its connection with the pons. Such a compression can injure the nerve's protective myelin sheath and cause erratic and hyperactive functioning of the nerve. ...Read more

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How do you meditate to cure fear of needles, dental work?

How do you meditate to cure fear of needles, dental work?

Hynotherapy helps: I have used a hypnotherapist with patients who are very fearful and have had good results. ...Read more

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Clear filled painful bumps in my mouth after having dental work?

Clear filled painful bumps in my mouth after having dental work?

See the dentist: Who actually treated you for an evaluation of what you describe. We can only guess as to what you see and whether or not it's related to your recent treatment. ...Read more

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Safe to have extensive dental work done if you have SVT heart problem?

Safe to have extensive dental work done if you have SVT heart problem?

Yes: You should make sure your dentist knows that you have been diagnosed with svt as well as any medications you are taking. For your safety, your dentist may want to have your heart monitored during your treatment. ...Read more

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How come dentists now have to preform dental work on childrens baby teeth?

How come dentists now have to preform dental work on childrens baby teeth?

Oh so many choices: Because the 20 baby teeth are so important to normal growth and development, they must be cared for properly. Fluorides and sealants have dramatically reduced the incidence of decayed, missing and filled teeth. Dentists have numerous choices of materials and techniques if repairs are necessary. Talk over your concerns with your dentist. ...Read more

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Need doctor advice. Where do you go if you have epilepsy and need dental work?

Need doctor advice. Where do you go if you have epilepsy and need dental work?

Most Dental Offices: Most dental offices will be able to accommodate you with epilepsy, especially if it is well controlled. Call ahead and ask them if they feel equipped to handle that medical complication. ...Read more

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Is there anything to worry about if I have dental work done (root canal) while taking phentermine?

Is there anything to worry about if I have dental work done (root canal) while taking phentermine?

Report: Should not be a problem, but I'm not privy to your entire medical history. Report any and all prescription and OTC Meds, supplements, vitamins, minerals, to each of your Doctors. Make sure health care information is always up to date. ...Read more

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2 failed implants in under 3 years & 4 fillings need redone. Should I have dental review for prior dental work/dentist?

2 failed implants in under 3 years & 4 fillings need redone. Should I have dental review for prior dental work/dentist?

Dental review: Dental treatment can last a long time if done properly and maintained by the patient. Some patients are not ideal candidates for implants-smokers, diabetics, people with healing issues. Fillings can get recurrent decay around and under them over time. It is always your right to request a review. Check with your local dental society and inquire about Peer Review. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm in need of some serious dental work missing teeth cavitys ect. What is my best choice in dentists?

What do you suggest if I'm in need of some serious dental work missing teeth cavitys ect. What is my best choice in dentists?

General dentist: For examination, x-rays, treatment or referral to a dental specialist (endodntist, periodontist, orthodontist or oral surgeon). Good luck. ...Read more

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Head laid way. Back while having dental fillings. 2 hours dental work. Next day. Pains running up back of neck when move certain ways. Should I see dr?

Head laid way. Back while having dental fillings. 2 hours dental work. Next day. Pains running up back of neck when move certain ways. Should I see dr?

Maybe: Consult first with the dr who performed the treatment to see if a referral is needed or what type of specialist you might want to see. There are a few different possible causes for your symptoms but the dr who treated you has more information then we do at this forum to guide you. ...Read more

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Irritated palate. No pain just a weird feeling. Got a biopsy but nothing came out. Started after dental work don't know if related. Bruxism. Light smoker?

Irritated palate. No pain just a weird feeling. Got a biopsy but nothing came out. Started after dental work don't know if related. Bruxism. Light smoker?

Nicotin Stomatitis: Irritated minor salivary glands are irritated and inflamed in response to the heat from tobacco products and chemicals like formaldehyde and acrolein. As soon as an individual quits smoking, the symptoms of Nicotinic Stomatitis begin to decrease. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Stenting (Definition)

In general, a stent is a metal tube used to keep a vessel open. Stents can be placed in a huge number of places, including blood vessels, bile ducts, even in the colon ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Ott
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more