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Are there better ways to floss my teeth? I've always been quite bad at flossing. I have a small mouth, and crowded teeth, so it's a chore. I see bunches of other ways to floss in the drug store though. Are any of these others ways better for people like m
Though: Though there are devices to aid flossing, nothing has come out to replace it. I would suggest you get some help from your hygienist in technique. They have a lot of knowledge and are willing to share. Iwould also suggest you consider straightening - perhaps invisalign (though you would need to be evaluated to see if it would work for you). ...Read more
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Tooth Discoloration: Several medications lead to tooth discoloration as a side effect. Mouth rinses like chlorhexidine and cetylpyridinium chloride can stain teeth. Antihistamines, antipsychotic drugs, and drugs for high blood pressure also cause teeth discoloration. Never discontinue the use of a medication without consulting your doctor first. Good luck. ...Read more
A telephone: Call your Dentist for an examination. At 20 you shouldn't have sensitive teeth. Have your Dentist determine the cause (gum recession, cavities, fractures or abfractures, pernicious habits like grinding/clenching, malocclusion, damage from eating disorder, damage from drug use, systemic disease, neurological impairment, etc.) Once cause is determined, proper treatment can be administered. ...Read more
Dry mouth: If meds cause dry mouth, that can cause dental problems. See dentist for evaluation and discussion. ...Read more
I don't grind my teeth at all then what could b the cause of my teeth two front ones turning kinda transparent near the tips?? No medications at all..
Sleep Bruxism: Bruxism (grinding teeth) is not a dangerous problem. However, it can cause permanent damage to the teeth and uncomfortable jaw pain. See dentists who have more experience in evaluating bruxism. ...Read more
Wisdom Teeth: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more
NO: Over the counter "white strips" is the closest you'll get to whitening your teeth without seeing a dentist. Whitening tooth pastes have minimal effect, so need to face the reality that for the best results there are no short cuts to whiter teeth. If that's what you want, schedule an appointment with a dentist. You'll be amazed by the results! ...Read more
I'm having a lesion after my upper second molar teeth...its like 3 white dots after second molar. How can I fix it? What medication is to be taken?
Lesion...: ... or wisdom tooth? Let a local dentist take a look. ...Read more
Depends: The amount and type of pain medication required by an individual following wisdom teeth surgery varies from patient to patient. Some patients take only over the counter analgesics, i.e., ibuprofen, Aspirin or Acetaminophen for a day or two, while others may require or request multiple prescriptions for pain meds. ...Read more
Not really: Teeth grinding or clenching, called bruxism can cause painful aches in the upper jaw, wear and tear on the teeth and sometimes poor sleep. The guard is the first line for bruxism. Medications are only helpful in some cases and are prescribed a by a physician. Sometimes, bruxism may be associated with increased levels of stress and addressing that may be helpful. ...Read more
Ask the dentist: The best medication to take is the medication that was prescribed to you by the person who removed your wisdom teeth. I like to prescribe Motrin and some form of an Acetaminophen and narcotic as long as the health history doesn't contraindicate. If the medications that were prescribed aren't working call your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more
Sedation?: If you were sedated, have someone take you home. ...Read more
Is using tylenol (acetaminophen) okay for a 4 month old teething baby? I have tried every other remedy that doesn't included medication. Nothing has worked.
Yes: Please just follow the directions on the label. ...Read more
Teeth whitening: Custom trays, home bleaching/whitening system will give you the best results. The system is available trough the dental office that will fabricate the trays, provide you with professional strength bleach and monitor results. Otc bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement. ...Read more
Do certain medications cause teeth to hurt? I also have a red bumpy tongue that I am managing with biotene.
Inadvertently: Some medications do have side effects like... Dry mouth. The decrease in saliva has profound effects, such as ph balance. Changes in flora that coat the teeth and lubricate them are altered. Certain medications also cause para functional activity when you sleep. This includes grinding, which can make your teeth hurt. ...Read more
What is an effective and safe pain management medication and/or regimen for erupting wisdom teeth? What dosage?
My front teeth starts bleeding, happening since 3 days 2-3 times/day. My dentist is out of town, please suggest some medication or other alternative.
Good hygiene: Brush the area gently and floss twice a day. Sounds like the area is inflamed, you may have caught something between your teeth or you may have calculus caught. You dentist will be able to tell. ...Read more
Pain Meds: In my office all patients need is 400mg of Motrin 3x/day for the first 3 days after the surgery. They are given 800mg as a loading dose before surgery. They are done under local so patients can follow all PO instructions to the letter for little or no swelling and therefore no pain. Please discuss with your surgeon your particular case. ...Read more
Antiinflammatory med: After tooth extraction- there is inflammation. So an anti-inflammatory medication is very important. Ibuprofen or Naproxen are both available without prescription and have prescription strengths as well. Acetaminophen is a good pain reliever but not anti-inflammatory. So taking both can help- or a prescription strenght pain reliever is often needed - usually a narcotic analgesic for a short time. ...Read more
My son had wisdom teeth removed 16 hours ago. He has been vomiting for the last 12 hours and cannot take pain medications. What should I do?
Call oral surgeon: I'd be concerned about dehydration as well as not being able to take pain medicine. Is your son swollen, bruised, is he still bleeding, did he have general anesthesia, hence the vomiting. Your oral surgeon knows all the particulars about your son's procedure and should have an emergency number for you to call! So don't waste any time, call now! ...Read more
I need to have 1 of my wisdom teeth and a septic tooth pulled. Could the medications that I have to take for the extractions affect my gastritis?
Not likely: An infected wisdom tooth extraction is a serious procedure. Post-operative care is very important. The pain, complications of infection and swelling can be minimized if the instructions are followed precisely. Before prescribing the medication your surgeon will make sure that the benefits to you are greater than the risk of side effects. Take care. ...Read more