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Do Toothpicks Help Or Hurt
Both: If used well they can help dislodge food, but too many people force them into locations they don't belong and cause trauma to the gingival tissues causing inflamation and swelling and posibly break a piece off in the tissue and then can get a gingival abcess. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gums bleed when I brush my teeth & hurt when I apply pressure. I floss and use mouth wash. Can I do something myself or do I need to see the dentist?
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I have braces. Gums bleed and hurt when flossing. I know u need to floss, but i can't even do it without the floss getting stuck or hurting?
Hydro floss : Hydrofloss or waterpik will be your best option along with brushing well. It is easy to get frustrated but hang in there you can do it. One last comment; make sure when you are finished with treatment to wear your retainer, or everything you are going through right now, will be for naught. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my gums are bleeding excessively with even the slightest gum sucking, floss or brushing, what do I do?
Evaluation: The most prudent advice anyone can give you is to have yourself examined by a local dentist. Bleeding gums could be indicative of periodontal problems... can't possibly tell without an examination and radiographs. ...Read more
I get bothered by circles a lot. I'd try to scratch them away or scratch at myself or something else to make them "go away." I feel compelled to do so?
Well: These are Anxious or OCD See a psychiatrist for treatment and specific diagnosis ...Read more
Shin splints: These are , by definition , the slight pulling away of the muscle at the anterior or front of the tibia or ,commonly called, shin bone . Pain is the usual symptom , but seeing a physician will make sure it isn't something else. ...Read more
Usually: You can return it to the store of purchase for a refund. ...Read more
Need docs help! I am getting my teeth pulled, when they pull your teeth do they use any laughing gas (anymore) or something to prevent pain?
Laughing gas: Do dentists still use it? Absolutely. Do all dentists use it? No. Regardless, you will be given local anesthesia (shots) which will make you completely numb and therefore not feel anything. Some patients elect to get IV sedation. While unnecessary and more risk, cost and inconvenience, it's ideal for some patients. Discuss your options with the surgeon in advance and find out what's best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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How do I get rid of ingrown hairs? They hurt and bleed sometimes without me even messing with them
Wash well: Wet a clean washcloth with warm water and put it on the bumps. When the cloth cools, reheat it with warm water and put it back on the area. Repeat these steps for 10 to 15 minutes, 3 times a day. Do not shave the area that has folliculitis. That will just irritate it more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oh my lord! What do I do about an inflammed taste bud?! They hurt so bad and are incredibly annoying! How do I sooth it or get rid of it?
Multiple causes: hot foods and drinks, smoking, allergies, vitamin deficiencies, trauma, just to name a few. However, It is possible that the taste buds are swollen due to an organic underlying cause so it is important to talk to your dentist. Rec.: see general dentist for evaluation and referral if needed. Also drink a lots of fluids and NSAIDs OTC to mange your pain. ...Read more
I have a week till I can see a dentist, what can I do to stop my gums getting any redder or swollen, and instead help them. ?
Floss every day: Do your absolute best work during toothbrushing time: Brush, floss, use a tongue scraper, and IF you've done all that use mouth rinse too. Your dentist or hygienist may have given you additional hygiene products to use; if so, you know what to do ;) ...Read more
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more
Ankel weights want to use them when i work out. Are 2lb good to use or 5lb ? Don't want to hurt myself
I hurt my quad, and it hurts badly when I try to run. Will making an epsom salt compress actually help? What else can I do for super quick relief?
Yes: you can try that. ice the area for 15 minutes and repeat after a 10 minute break. you can take motrin as directed as well. if it is still very painful you may need it to be evaluated. if it is weak or you are having difficulty bearing weight you need to be seen. if you can move fine and it's just sore, stick with rest, motrin, and ice. after 24 hours you can start applying heat to the area ...Read more
Depends on cause: What is going on with your tongue? Is there pain, swelling? Taste buds can react to hot, spicy foods trauma, and any allergies you may have. Ice, baking soda can help. Typically tongues heal very quickly from trauma so if this does not get better in a day or two see your dentist or an oral surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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