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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Will cleaning extra well (flossing, brushing, tongue scrape, antiseptic mouthrinse) help the inflammation heal faster at all?
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
Regurgitating food for 2 years, sore trachea, dental erosion, exhale wheeze, lansoprazole ineffective , what can it be? Not chewing food enough?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Crest 3d whitening strips. Contains sodium hydroxide. Hydrogen peroxide. Carbomer. Sodium saccharin. I accidentally swallowed some will this harm me?
Dental: Besides gum grafting and using sensitive type toothpaste could composite resin placed on teeth decrease its sensitivity?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a procedure friday and today is the day i can remove the dressing. I am allergic to adhesive. What's the most painless way to remove the tape?
Fast and furious: Try icing the area first then pull it off as fast as you can or ask someone else to do it for you. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
Subject: Adhesive Arachnoiditis! I have a very aggressive type of "AA". I need a Dr. who knows what AA ia and I need help ASAP! I have more than one M?
See rheumatologist: need total workup , xrays and more blood tests and treatment ...Read more
Hypoallergenic: Look for hypoallergenic tape. Often paper tape is tolerated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer