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Eating With No Teeth
Usually right away: I tell my patients they can eat right away, but stay away from chips, nuts, popcorn - foods of this nature. Do not drink with a straw so you don't disturb the clot and end up with a dry socket. Also, be careful about extremely hot foods while your mouth is still anaesthetized. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
I had root canaled, still I feel hot and cold. I am still eating with that teeth, with bit of uncomfortable crowned #14. X-show 3 gutta purcha.
4th canal?: Hartwell in 2007 reported that 70% of maxillary first molars had four canals that required instrumentation. Return to your dentist and tell him your symptoms. If you have a fourth canal, it can be instrumented and filled very quickly. The hard part is to find it. A microscope helps. ...Read more
Defeats the purpose: Good for you for brushing at night. However, not brushing after you eat will leave food and particles in your mouth overnight. Not the best idea. ...Read more
Inside of ear hurts when move tongue around after eating (when clearing teeth of food) + sometimes during. Jaw and teeth do not hurt. What can I do?
TMJ or Ear: If this is a dental-related problem, it could be an acute episode of tempro-mandibular joint dysfunction exacerbated by chewing. When you move your tongue, you probably move the TMJ on that side. It could also be an ear infection. Take your pick of doctors to see: a dentist, an ear specialist (otolarygologist) or even a generl practice physician. ...Read more
No fever no cough or runny nose eating ok 2 teeth are coming out at once baby waking up through night is this normal?
Absolutely normal: The waking can be related to the teething. If usual comfort measures such as massaging gums, using frozen teething, or just cuddling and reassuring baby not working, you can use an appropriate dose of pain reliever such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Teething gels may provide very short term relief, but in general don't really help a lot ...Read more
I've had a cold sore on my lip for 3 or 4 days. I was eating and my teeth grazed my cold sore a bit. Any chance it spreads to the inside my mouth?
My sons' teeth are bad and he is in sever pain all the time. He has difficulty eating. His teeth are broken. My son cannot afford a dentist and he is in pain all the time. We cannot afford to pay his bill either. He is 24 and cannot get help. I read
Dentists can Help!: The photo above is the pennsylvania dental association's mission of mercy event held this past spring, where we treated nearly 2, 000 individuals like your son at no charge! These events are occurring all over the country. Investigate where they are and get your son the help he needs! You may have to travel and camp to hold a place in line, but the dental care is free! Good luck! ...Read more
After eating meat my back teeth are very sore and this can last up to 12 hours. Should this be concerning?
You should not have pain after chewing, and the fact that it lasts for 12 hours is very concerning.
This could indicate an infected tooth or teeth, a fractured tooth, sore teeth due to teeth grinding or clenching, infected or injured gums, food impaction.
See a dentist for a thorough examination and evaluation. ...Read more
My question is that my ear is paining me very much and also if am eating and brushing my teeth I also got pain in my ear. Please what's the cause of it?
Congestion or TMJ: It could be caused by a pressure buildup due to congestion in the eustachian tube. Or it could be caused by a problem in jaw joint. See your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more
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Wakeup with white pleghm like substance n terrible taste which agitates my throat no matter when I stop eating or brush my teeth before bed?
My 1 yr old daughter passing soft mucus stools. Frequency increased from 1 to 4 times a day. No fever. Eating well. Two new teeth, new milk. Straining?
Don't eat kumquats!: They acid of the kumquats made your teeth sensitive. Use a :sensitivity" tooth paste such as sensodyne to help with that. ...Read more
After eating so many oranges my teeths have become so sensitive that I eat the first thing of the day trigger and feel pain I should leave oranges?
I was wondering can not eating a lot affect your teeth. Like 3 days it can be yellow then the next day it would be white like nothing happened
Vomiting/purging: With repeated forced vomiting/purging, the teeth are exposed to stomach acid. This attacks tooth enamel, increasing vulnerability to cavities and other damage. Not a pleasant outcome at all. Worse effects of this include depleting the body of electrolytes to the point of cardiac arrhythmia and possible death. ...Read more
Soft diet initially: For the first few days, a soft diet is usually recommended. It can be ramped up with progressively less soft foods after that as long as things are not uncomfortable. Cold food (like a milkshake) can also help minimize swelling and enhance comfort shortly after surgery. Follow the old adage, if it hurts, don't do it. Eventually, you will be able to eat as before. ...Read more
Can you loose calcium in you teeth which causes yellowing? I haven't been eating a lot and my teeth got extremely yellow.
Possible: One scenario where this would be true is when an issue such as an eating disorder or rampant gerd might allow stomach acid to dissolve surface enamel from teeth removing a white covering over underlying yellow dentin. More commonly, poor oral hygiene and diet choices cause extrinsic staining which can be controlled by getting regular professional cleanings. A dental exam will help you understand. ...Read more
I'm wondering how long was it until you can start eating normally after your wisdom teeth extraction?
Depends: This will depend on the amount of pain you are having and the nature of the extraction. If you are still having pain then keep the soft diet. Build up, to, normal foods as you start to, heal and have little pain. This will differ for everyone. Use your common sense, if it hurts then don't eat it, wait a few more days. ...Read more
Neck and traps get extremely sore after eating? Is it stress or something functional in the way I am eating/chewing. Got tooth bonding, teeth feel off
Bruxing or Clenching:
Questions: do you grind your teeth? Did your dentist recommend an occlusal appliance. Was the bonding placed because
your teeth were worn and chipped. Does your jaw pop or click? Does your jaw feel sore when you wake up? All of these questions lead to grinding. I would recommend your montra of relax be happy, easier said than done
though. Get an occlusal guard made only by a dentist, recommended. ...Read more
Given demineralization and ph levels in my mouth, should I wait one hour after eating to then brush my teeth?
I throw up frequently, about over 12 times this year after eating foods, even after brushing teeth What is wrong?
You may have a: Significant problem. Ask your primary health care provider to refer you to a gastroenterologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
I've had a cold sore (hsv1) on my lower lip for 4 days. I was eating a sandwich and my teeth slightly grazed the sore. Will it spread inside my mouth?
Misinformed?: First one cannot get get a second infection from the same virus one has already gotten. Herpes does not 'spread' or migrate. Second, having a sore does not in any way predict you are shedding virus and are even contagious. We now know that viral shedding is unpredictable and has zero correlation to having or not having sores. ...Read more
Acid: The ascorbic acid and the sugars in citrus fruit can worsen dental cavities. Get to a Dentist immediately. Cut back on your orange consumption to 1/day. ...Read more
I need to know how do you curb those sugar cravings and make sure you're eating the right foods for your teeth?
Sugar Cravings: Try to start you day with significant protein and natural sugars to condition your body to quality protein and complex carbohydrates. A machine like the nutrabullet allows you to place a vegetable (baby spinach, kale) then fruit (blueberris, strawberries) with a scoop of protein powder and almond mild. Tastes great and should reduce your craving for simple sugars, make lunch, dinner similar nutrients. ...Read more
My baby 9mo 2 wks all of sudden stopped wanting her formula she has no teeth + no signs indicating they r coming I'm at loss help eating solid fine?
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