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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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Cavity under crown, root canal done twice! how do I stop my mouth from swelling?

Cavity under crown, root canal done twice! how do I stop my mouth from swelling?

Crown has to be out.: Any cavity or infection must be expose to air and drained, fast. A close space will lead to major problem. ...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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Can having a dry mouth increase my risk of getting cavities? I read that having a dry mouth can increase the chances of getting cavities. I think i generally have a pretty dry mouth, and would like to know what i can do to stop it. Is just drinking more w

Can having a dry mouth increase my risk of getting cavities? I read that having a dry mouth can increase the chances of getting cavities. I think i generally have a pretty dry mouth, and would like to know what i can do to stop it. Is just drinking more w

You : You are correct. A dry mouth with decreased salivary flow will allow food to adhere to the teeth, increasing the chances of cavities and gum disease. What must be determined first is the cause of your dry mouth. Do you take high blood pressure meds? Are you anxious or nervous? Many medications have dry mouth as a side effect. There are also certain medical conditions that can cause dry mouth. You should consult with your dentist and bring a list of medications for him/her to review. There are saliva substitites for severe cases, but as you said, keeping will hydrated and having meticulous oral hygene may be enough. See the below link. ...Read more

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I have been told twice in six years that I have a small cavity on a lower molar. I don't have any pain. I don't have moneynow and I have had full mouth x-rays. Do cavities stop progressing?

I have been told twice in six years that I have a small cavity on a lower molar. I don't have any pain. I don't have moneynow and I have had full mouth x-rays. Do cavities stop progressing?

Hello. : Hello. I looked up evergreen on the MAP and noted it is about 13 miles from lakewood. Couldn't find free dental clinics in your area, but did find this as a possible option. Jeffco action center-emergency funds 8755 w. 14th avenue, lakewood co 80215 (303) 237-7704 main number; (303) 237-6002 fax limited financial assistance, depending on funding available at any given time, is provided to low income and homeless persons in jefferson county. Financial assistance may be available for emergency dental care. • low income and homeless persons living in jefferson county• photo id or social security number required. • dental help provided if funds are available • make a check payable to dentist for service • toothbrushes and toothpaste available if needed • call for more information, or visit the location • hours: m – f, 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. ...Read more

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Does Trileptal cause gum swelling or make you more prone to cavities or other oral issues?

Does Trileptal cause gum swelling or make you more prone to cavities or other oral issues?

No: Trileptal is the keto-analogue of carbamazepine, is reported to be as effective as carbamazepine for trigeminal neuralgia and is considered a first line drug by some. It doesn't affect a person's dental and oral health. ...Read more

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5 year old had cavity filled. Did not have to do pulpotomy, just put on a silver crown. Now his cheek is swelling. Should i be worried?

5 year old had cavity filled. Did not have to do pulpotomy, just put on a silver crown. Now his cheek is swelling. Should i be worried?

Recent work: If the work was done recently then he/she may have bit or chewed their cheek or trauma from the work. They have that tendency because they are not use to being numb. If the work was done a while ago and there is pain then you need to go back to the dentist and have it looked at. ...Read more

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Underneath my eyes are swollen, no pain, could it be sinus cavities? What to do to to reduce swelling?

Underneath my eyes are swollen, no pain, could it be sinus cavities? What to do to to reduce swelling?

Possible: Under each eye is the maxillary sinus. The floor of the sinus rests on the upper posterior teeth. An infection of the sinus or conjestion in the sinus with cause the area to swell. The use of a cold compress will help reduce the swelling however if infection is present then antibiotics are indicated. ...Read more

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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


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