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I have a new cavity. How do I stop my mouth from swelling?

I have a new cavity. How do I stop my mouth from swelling?

See a dentist: If you see a dentist right when you have a cavity starting you will not have swelling. You get swelling when you have waited to long and have infection. At that point you will most likely need an extraction or a root canal. You want to have your cavities filled before you have pain. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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When ever I wake up, there is a a horrible smell coming from my mouth, I can't talk to anyone before I go brush my teeth, how can I reduce that?

When ever I wake up, there is a a horrible smell coming from my mouth, I can't talk to anyone before I go brush my teeth, how can I reduce that?

Normal: When you sleep, the flow of saliva slows down. Many drugs also decrease salivary flow. Saliva helps clean teeth. It is not unusal to wake up with "morning mouth". Brushing your teeth thoroughly is advised, but a quick rinse will help, if you don't want to brush your treeth first thing in the morning. Also, see a dentist to make sure that the odor is not due to decayed teeth or gum disease. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have had a bad cavity for awhile but it's recently started putting me in miserable pain. Till i can get to a dentist what would help the pain?

What should I do if I have had a bad cavity for awhile but it's recently started putting me in miserable pain. Till i can get to a dentist what would help the pain?

Not much...: .. You've had a bad cavity for a while, and now you are miserable. Soon the pain will be unbearable. Why are you waiting so long? Make the call to a local dentist and you'll feel better soon. This can become worse mighty fast, so don't delay. ...Read more

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I have small cuts in my mouth and i don't know where it came from. I am also getting my wisdom teeth. Can you help me with this?

I have small cuts in my mouth and i don't know where it came from. I am also getting my wisdom teeth. Can you help me with this?

Examination needed: The small cuts you are referring to could be any of a multitude of things. In order for anyone to give you a reliable answer you would need to be seen by a doctor and have an oral exam. If it involves wisdom teeth a panoramic x-ray may also be needed. But to be able to give you a sensible answer you must have someone examine the area of concern. ...Read more

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Pimple like thing that comes and goes on my gum/swollen cheek, had pulpectomy 5 years ago. What can I do to get stop it from appearing again?

Pimple like thing that comes and goes on my gum/swollen cheek, had pulpectomy 5 years ago. What can I do to get stop it from appearing again?

Need RCT: Pulpectomy is the beginning of a root canal. The pimple is most likely a well established abscess that drains periodically and then heals and closes. You should get full root canal therapy(rct) to get rid of abscess for good. ...Read more

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Im on meds for an infected cavity. Even after i took them, my mouth is getting worse and swollen. How do i stop the swelling?

Im on meds for an infected cavity. Even after i took them, my mouth is getting worse and swollen. How do i stop the swelling?

See Dentist: Antibiotic may control spread of infection as long as you are taking the Meds, but Dental treatment (root canal or extraction) is the only "cure." See your Dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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My dentist told me I had a inflammed tooth and that's why I have bleeding and horrible taste in mouth. I'm concerned how do I know it's not infected?

My dentist told me I had a inflammed tooth and that's why I have bleeding and horrible taste in mouth. I'm concerned how do I know it's not infected?

See a dentist ASAP: Swollen, bleeding gums and bad taste can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis or tooth infection can lead to the bone graft loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more

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I have an extremely bad habit. I pick the pads of my fingers or my lips. I've been doing this for years and can't break the habit. How do I stop this?

I have an extremely bad habit. I pick the pads of my fingers or my lips. I've been doing this for years and can't break the habit. How do I stop this?

Looks like you: Have been diagnosed with anxiety ; receive fluoxetine ; behavior therapy. Don't know which form of behavioral therapy - but cognitive behavioral therapy can prove helpful for compulsive behaviors. Do you have a psychiatrist? If so, is that provider aware of this on-going behavior? Sometimes a change in medication dose or type can be helpful. ...Read more

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Just started flossing again and my gums have swollen a lot. How do I get the swelling down?

Just started flossing again and my gums have swollen a lot. How do I get the swelling down?

Swelling gums: You possible dislodged tarter or "something" deeper into the gums. I'd try a water pic with a diluted salt rinse. If its been awhile you would certainly benefit from having them professionally cleaned. ...Read more

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I am starting to get a cold sore inside my mouth and i'm curious as to how I have gotten it?

I am starting to get a cold sore inside my mouth and i'm curious as to how I have gotten it?

Very common: Depending on the study, between 30% an 80% of population have the herpes virus. There is no way to know how you got it. There are prescription drugs that an be applied, but lysine does very well in most patients in suppressing herpes and perhaps other viruses. This is available at most health food stores and is very safe, but perhaps not as rapidly effective as the prescription drugs. ...Read more

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I have a terrible habbit of biting my lips. How can I stop this?

I have a terrible habbit of biting my lips. How can I stop this?

Biting Lips: A couple ways: 1) mind over matter. If is a conscious habit; practice different techniques that keep you from biting. Keeping your lips closed prevents the teeth from biting. 2) soft occlusal guards will help with slightly opening your bite and subsequently reducing trauma. It will provide a barrier between your teeth and lips that should prevent you from biting them especially at night. ...Read more

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How can I stop my habit of cracking my bones? I have to crack my back constantly and i can't stop. Is there a way that i could get rid of this addiction?

How can I stop my habit of cracking my bones? I have to crack my back constantly and i can't stop. Is there a way that i could get rid of this addiction?

See a psychologist: Actually, cracking your back, like cracking your knuckles, is the release of the vacuum that we have in our joint spaces. As far as anybody knows, it doesn't have any long-term effects like arthritis or joint deformities. I have had patients do this for decades (one for 50 years) without any problems. If it bothers you or others, psychologists can help with techniques to help you change. ...Read more

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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. ?

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

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Hi i have suffered from mouth ulcers all my life and I now have a mouth full of them can i take codeine for them or could you tell me what would help ?

Hi i have suffered from mouth ulcers all my life and I now have a mouth full of them can i take codeine for them or could you tell me what would help
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Codeine: Will only provide temporary relief. What you need to find out is the SOURCE of them. An Oral Surgeon or Oral Pathologist is a good place to start., they will be capable of providing a thorough exam and make appropriate treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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I'm 38 female. I have a bad habit chewing on the inside of my mouth. I want and need to stop doing this, but how? Help!

I'm 38 female. I have a bad habit chewing on the inside of my mouth. I want and need to stop doing this, but how? Help!

Two things: A dentist may be able to provide you with a device to limit the extent to which this can occur, but the second suggestion is probably more relevant. If you continue to do this and are aware of its negative connotations, then perhaps seeing a therapist to determine why you do this would be beneficial. Good luck. ...Read more

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I havn't brushed my teeth in a long time and i want to start again before I have to go to the dentist? How can I prevent my gums from bleeding?

I havn't brushed my teeth in a long time and i want to start again before I have to go to the dentist? How can I prevent my gums from bleeding?

Probably can't: The less stimulation your guns get the more likely they are to bleed. Go to the dentist now they will start you ontge right road and your efforts will give you greater benefits. ...Read more

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I have had a swollen gum and it suddenly started bleeding. What can I do to stop the bleeding?

I have had a swollen gum and it suddenly started bleeding. What can I do to stop the bleeding?

See a dentist: It sounds as if you have periodontal disease. Are your teeth in good shape? Do you floss? See a dentist. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Cavity (Definition)

Basically a cavity is a hole, or defect in the tooth structure. It is created by the demineralization and breakdown of tooth structure from the acid attack of ...Read more