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Can denture adhesive be used after immediate denture?

Can denture adhesive be used after immediate denture?

Wait at least 24 hrs: If needed, wait at least 24 hours (for healing and control of swelling,) or go by your post-op instructions after getting the dentures from your dentist/oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Would a denture adhesive containing zinc cause neuropathy?

Would a denture adhesive containing zinc cause neuropathy?

Possible: A recent study suggests denture adhesives with zinc can cause a multitude of problems including neuropathy. Best course of action choose a denture adhesive without zinc. ...Read more

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Can I use denture adhesive with immediate denture aftera tooth extraction?

Can I use denture adhesive with immediate denture aftera tooth extraction?

Possible: If you must use denture adhesive to retain your immediate denture, after surgery. Just use the adhesive on the roof of your mouth. Do not use the adhesive around the tooth socket areas. You do not want this material entering the tooth socket. ...Read more

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Food supplement for frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), what are some good ones?

Food supplement for frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), what are some good ones?

Eat sensibly: Avoiding the very sugary, very salty and very greasy stuff. Your food choice won't impact your shoulder, but managing your diet will improve your overall health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will lidocraine gel 2% help with cracked tooth?

Will lidocraine gel 2% help with cracked tooth?

No: A pain killer will not repair a fracture and possible underlying cavity (infection). There's no gel, ointment, herb, salve, paste, or other OTC that will fix a broken tooth. You need professional help fast. Please see a Dentist for the appropriate treatment before the crack becomes irreparable. ...Read more

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Does mastic gum kills h pylori?

Does mastic gum kills h pylori?

It may: There is some evidence that suggests it is a treatment for h.pylori. Check with your doctor if you are concerned! Best wishes! ...Read more

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Will cleaning extra well (flossing, brushing, tongue scrape, antiseptic mouthrinse) help the inflammation heal faster at all?

Will cleaning extra well (flossing, brushing, tongue scrape, antiseptic mouthrinse) help the inflammation heal faster at all?

Yes: I am assuming you referring to gum inflammation. If that's th e case, then yes. Good home care will cure early inflammation. If the condition persists, see your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear dentures while using supplemental o2, with denture adhesives?

Is it safe to wear dentures while using supplemental o2, with denture adhesives?

Yes: See your dentist to check the fit of the denture. Best not to use the adhesive. The o2 will not harm it. ...Read more

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Enamel wearing away due to ehlers danlos syndrome. Some gum recession. Can anything be done? Brush twice a day, floss daily and use mouthwash.

Enamel wearing away due to ehlers danlos syndrome. Some gum recession. Can anything be done? Brush twice a day, floss daily and use mouthwash.

Enamel Wear: Enamel wear is common with Ehlers Danlos syndrome. If you have extensive breakdown of your teeth most likely you will need crowns to preserve what you have. The gum recession can be treated with what is called a graft. You should get a consult with your primary dentist and may expect referrals to a periodontist and prosthodontist. ...Read more

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Regurgitating food for 2 years, sore trachea, dental erosion, exhale wheeze, lansoprazole ineffective , what can it be? Not chewing food enough?

Regurgitating food for 2 years, sore trachea, dental erosion, exhale wheeze, lansoprazole ineffective , what can it be? Not chewing food enough?

GERD, see PCP: Some conditions like facial lumpsgastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a digestive disorder require further assessment, tests and your PCP may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Do not delay. ...Read more

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I just had 2 dental implants and have chlorhexidine gluconate 0.12% oral rinse. Prevent more tartar buildup vs. OTC mouth wash while gums heal?

I just had 2 dental implants and have chlorhexidine gluconate 0.12% oral rinse. Prevent more tartar buildup vs. OTC mouth wash while gums heal?

Follow instructions: You trusted the Dentist to do surgery (implant placement) but not to follow his/her post procedure instructions. Why? Chlorhexidine will reduce chance of surgical sites becoming infected. OTC mouthwashes for the most part just enrich the manufacturer and can actually interfere with healing. ...Read more

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Could listerine total care stain remover mouthwash give you tender, sensitive gums?

Could listerine total care stain remover mouthwash give you tender, sensitive gums?

Sensitive gums: A dentist is the best person to answer this question and I suggest you see one. I have seen folks who develop sensitive teeth and gums by using whitening strips. The mouthwash you mention may have similar ingredients in it so sensitivity is possible. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) be bought over the counter?

Could peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) be bought over the counter?

Chlorhexidine: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is prescribed together with treatment of gingivitis or periodontitis. It is not a stand alone product to solve gingival issues, and that is why it is dispensed with a prescription. See your local dentist if you have gingival irritation. ...Read more

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Chewing gum (Orbit Brand Containing speramint , aspartame), taken after meals can be good to avoid acid reflux?

Chewing gum (Orbit Brand Containing speramint , aspartame), taken after meals can be good to avoid  acid reflux?

Acid reflux: aspartame sweetener is not good for acid reflux. Peppermint capsules swallowed twice per day can help. Do not eat late, and avoid alcohol. If you are overweight then lose wt. and because acid reflux can happen at night, best to elevate the head of the bed six inches. Do not smoke. ...Read more

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Is chewing trident gum beneficial to your teeth?

Is chewing trident gum beneficial to your teeth?

Chewing gum: Actually chewing a sugarless gum can remove plaque from the teeth. Some trident chewing gums have recaldent in them which is a substance made from milk proteins that actually can remineralize teeth. So the answer is yes! ...Read more

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Crest 3d whitening strips. Contains sodium hydroxide. Hydrogen peroxide. Carbomer. Sodium saccharin. I accidentally swallowed some will this harm me?

Crest 3d whitening strips. Contains sodium hydroxide. Hydrogen peroxide. Carbomer. Sodium saccharin. I accidentally swallowed some will this harm me?

No.: There is nothing in the way of ingredients that can be harmful to you if swallowed. After all, this product was approved by the fda as safe to use in your mouth and it is expected that some will be swallowed. ...Read more

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Dental: Besides gum grafting and using sensitive type toothpaste could composite resin placed on teeth decrease its sensitivity?

Dental: Besides gum grafting and using sensitive type toothpaste could composite resin placed on teeth decrease its sensitivity?

Of course: A properly placed composite filling will last for years and will decrease tooth sensitivity by pre-sealing of dentine with a resin-bonding agent. ...Read more

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Could liquid handwash(dettol) be used to clean denture?

Could liquid handwash(dettol) be used to clean denture?

Normal?: Only use denture cleanser as other chemicals may be hazardous to your health and detrimental to the dentures. ...Read more

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Which tooth brush is designed to clean wisdom teeth?

Which tooth brush is designed to clean wisdom teeth?

Any adult brush: I am not aware of any tooth brush that has been designed specifically for wisdom teeth. The technique and way you brush your teeth is more important than the design of the brush. Any adult brush was mentioned only to allow adequate length for the brush to reach the wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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What is adhesive arachnoiditus?

What is adhesive arachnoiditus?

A disease caused by: Inflammation of the membranes that surround and protect the nerves of the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. The arachnoid can become severely inflamed due to infection, direct injury to the spine, chronic compression, complications from spinal surgery or invasive spinal procedures. Can lead to formation of scar tissue, adhesion that can make spinal nerves stick together. ...Read more

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What's a skin adhesive? Superglu?

What's a skin adhesive? Superglu?

Avoid: Avoid using superglue to adhere anything to skin, as it can cause an irritant dermatitis as well as cause erosioms when removed. It is better to use organic or water based products that can be easily washed off after the adhesive has served its purpose. ...Read more

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What is adhesive arachnoiditis?

What is adhesive arachnoiditis?

A nerve disorder: Arachnoiditis refers to inflammation of the arachnoid membrane-a thin membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It occurs from exposure to certain chemicals or infection of the central nervous system. Symptoms include pain, numbness, tingling, bowel, bladder or sexual dysfunction. It most often affects the nerve to the legs. There is no know cure but pain can be managed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what adhesive arachnoiditis is?

It's a condition: Where the free nerves in a sack filled with fluid, located in the lumbar spine and upper sacrum, become inflamed either from infection or foreign substance and adhere to each other, causing clumping of nerves, restriction of nerve movement and severe chronic pain. ...Read more

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What in adhesive tape and glue makes some people allergic to it?

What in adhesive tape and glue makes some people allergic to it?

Latex: Many adhesives contain latex. Allergic antibodies (ige) can be formed to latex. Testing with a blood test may identify these antibodies however; false negative reactions are fairly common. (testing may fail to identify this problem accurrately) . There have been reports of severe allergic reactions to latex and if you are latex allergic, report this to all healthcare providers, including dentists. ...Read more

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How do you know when arachnoiditis progresses to adhesive arachnoiditis?

How do you know when arachnoiditis progresses to adhesive arachnoiditis?

Just terminology: Adhesive just means that scarring sticks to structures and causes squeezing and compression. If symptoms include compression of nerves and other tissues, then the scarring effect can be considered adhesive. If scarring is without compression, it can be simple aracnoiditis. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pain associated with my adhesive arachnoiditis?

What can I do to relieve the pain associated with my adhesive arachnoiditis?

Tough case: Sorry to hear you have this condition. Since it is not correctable surgically you are really stuck with managing the symptoms. There are some interventional pain management techniques that may help. Spinal cord stimulation is an excellent option as an addition to medication management and psychological counseling for coping techniques. ...Read more

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How does self-adhesive tape that is placed over the wound pull the wound edges together?

How does self-adhesive tape that is placed over the wound pull the wound edges together?

It may: pull the edges closer in opposition but certainly does not guarantee that the wound will heal. depending on when in the course this was done it may cause more harm than good by introducing infection or causing involution of the wound edge. ...Read more

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If the crown on my tooth came off, what's the best adhesive i can buy to hold it in place?

If the crown on my tooth came off, what's the best adhesive i can buy to hold it in place?

Phone Call: There is no adhesive or cement that you can purchase that will rival the materials that your dentist has. Why did the crown come off? Is the tooth decayed? Does the crown fit well? Do you need a new crown? These are all answers that you will get when you visit your dentist. Please make the call... ...Read more

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How can you know when your diagnosis of arachnoiditis progresses to adhesive arachnoiditis?

Same: Arachnoiditis is the clumping of the nerves in the lower back. This clumping is adhesive. This is usually diagnosed from an mri. This is usually a result from previous surgery, infection or complication of injection. If your main issue is pain then i would discuss spinal cord stimulation with your pain management physician. ...Read more

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Adhesive Arachnoiditis, I need a Neuroradiologist, or someone who can. Been told there is Arachnoiditis, need to see about the Adhesive Arachnoiditis.

Adhesive Arachnoiditis, I need a Neuroradiologist, or someone who
can. Been told there is Arachnoiditis, need to see about the Adhesive Arachnoiditis.

1st neurology eval: Arachnoiditis is inflammation of the arachnoid layer surrounding the spinal cord. It can become inflammed from infections (e.g. meningitis) and from surgery (esp surgical misadventure). Inflammation of the arachnoid layer very often causes adherence to the other adjacent layers and to the cord and spinal nerves. This painful condition can be evaluated by neurology or pain medicine. ...Read more

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Looking for a specialist who can diagnose Ashesive Arachnoiditis, I have Arachnoiditis, but they think it's Adhesive. Looking for a NeuroRadiologist. ?

MRI: MRI pretty simply will tell if you have arachnoiditis, it is not hard to see it to make the diagnosis at all. All arachnoiditis is considered to some degree "adhesive", that is how it is diagnosed by looked for clumping together (adhesion) of the nerve roots together rather that the normal pattern where there is typically not clumping. ...Read more

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What should I use instead of bandaids (adhesive allergy)?

What should I use instead of bandaids (adhesive allergy)?

Hypoallergenic: Look for hypoallergenic tape. Often paper tape is tolerated. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is the bast denture adhesive cream?

Depends: If the prosthesis is well fitting and designed properly, any cream or powder should suffice. Experiment to see if a cream works better or if a powder is enough to increase retention. ...Read more

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Could I have a tattoo if I'm allergic to adhesives and latex?

Could I have a tattoo if I'm allergic to adhesives and latex?

Depends on severity: Tattoo ink is not regulated thus you can not account for its contents. Inks have multiple chemicals in them thus if there is latex you will have an allergy to your tattoo. I would be very cautious about getting a tattoo ...Read more

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What kind of denture adhesive is best for chewing food?

What kind of denture adhesive is best for chewing food?

Denture Adhesives: There are so many available and a very thin layer between the denture and the gingiva will help stabilize the prosthesis. Ill fitting dentures will never be comfortable or stable no matter how much adhesive you place. See your dentist for a consult. ...Read more

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