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Is Full Mouth Debridement Painful
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
Big difference.: Deep cleaning is scaling and root planning, which is treatment for gum disease with pockets deeper than 3-4mm. It takes more than one visit and costs considerably more. When indicated, it is absolutely necessary. Full mouth debridement is usually when someone hasn't had a cleaning in a while and during the initial hygiene visit, the tartar above the gum line is removed. Srp may be required next. ...Read more
My right jaw joint is swollen & very painful to open mouth even an inch. Top of tongue is also very sore. Don't have dental coverage-can I see a PCP?
Yes: Yes. PCP is a start. The closest doc in medicine to evaluate TMJ would be an ENT doc. Good luck! ...Read more
I had a root canal on #10. Tooth is still painful to touch and it wiggles. Gums red and swollen. What are typical courses of action for such a tooth?
Simple explanation: A "routine" cleaning is performed on a patient every few months or so, and as such the patient's teeth are relatively easy to clean. Patients who have poor oral hygiene and have not seen a dentist in years have so much calculus that they need debridement to remove all the hardened material. It is next to impossible to thoroughly clean years of hardened calculus in one visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not normal but...: Most people don't develope mouth sores following a dental appt. But it is possible. The sore could be from the gloves rubbing against a spot in you mouth or if there were cotton rolls or gauze sponges place there while working in there. We all have the bacteria and viruses that can cause sores and sometimes just getting dental work awakens them or makes an "opening" for their entrance. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Gingival Graft: Pain may occur following a gingival graft surgery. It is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling, bad breath and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for a wisdom tooth coming in to become inflamed and make face swell? What signs indicate immediate removal is necessary?
Facial Cellulitis.: Facal Cellulitis or swelling of the face and pain in the wisdom tooth area are indicators. Not all wisdom teeth will become inflamed and make the face swell. If your wisdom tooth develops tooth decay or is impacted it will become inflamed from the bacteria in the mouth surrounding the tooth under the gums. Periodic xrays can diagnosis the problem before it occurs. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Large red bumps on back of tongue. Can feel them touching roof of mouth when mouth is closed. Feels like an ulcer is forming. Cause?
Stitching for wisdom teeth extraction came out, 13 days after extraction, and their is small hole, and is tender and slight pain, is this a problem?
Normal healing: That is a pretty normal time for sutures to be lost. It may take a few more weeks for the wound to completely close. Some slight pain would be normal. At this point keep the area clean, if you have an irrigator that would be helpful, swish with warm salt water. If swelling develops or the pain increases, see your provider to have it checked out. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No always: Can be subclinical.Get a more detailed answer ›
Since the mouth is already a non sterile area, would soaking the mouth splint into this bacitracin help prevent post op infection?
Painful sores on roof of mouth, like semifirm blisters Cant really see them. Spread to gum across palate. Also palette slightly numb as if scalded.
Canker sores: is the most common oral lesions. Most tongue ulcers, infections will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP or dentist if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks. Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. If concerned see your dentist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
6 to 8 weeks swollen lump under the side of tongue. A bit hard with two whiteheads and is not healing. 1/2 inch lenght, painful, nonsmoker/drinker?
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