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Medicine For Teething
Teething: The best medication is Acetaminophen in appropriate doses and only when the teething is causing excess discomfort. Keep in mind that teething is an ongoing process and not always the only case of discomfort. Teething doses not cause fever or a runny nose. If your baby seems in too much pain, take him/her to see your pediatrician to be sure that is all that is the problem. ...Read more
I can't afford teething medicine is there anything I can do for my baby he's in pain and has a fever?
Teething Pain: I would recommend a baby aspirin, following the directions on the bottle or box that it comes in. You can rub the gums gently, similar to a massage, with your fingertip, or even a moist q-tip. Ideally, oragej would be a good solution that is safe for babies that are teething. I do not think that this is very expensive, and a single tube should last for your baby's entire teething period. ...Read more
Can I give homeo teething drop and baby tonic to my 6month old baby? Is it safe for his health or should I discontinue these medicine?
My 7 month baby is teething and cry while in sleep and chew objects. Wot medicine we should give him for easy teething and relieve gums?
Wait; no benzocaine: There are many soothing remedies. I have to disagree with my colleagues here. Whatever you do, avoid using numbing gels like anbesol or orajel. Anything that contains Benzocaine can precipitate a rare but dangerous reaction called methemoglobinemia. http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm306062.htm. ...Read more
A 15 month old girl has a runny/stuffy nose. She wakes upcrying because she can't breathe. What can I give her to make her sleep better, any medicines/home remedies? Could it be because of her teething?
Help with teething: Generally Ibuprofen is much more effective for teething than tylenol (acetaminophen). You can also let your baby chew on a cold teething ring. Some parents have found camilia really aids in teething discomfort. It is important you do not give your baby more than four doses of Acetaminophen in any one day. Acetaminophen really challenges the liver. Massaging the gum tissue with a soft bristle brush can also help. ...Read more
Is it medically possible to determine an exact year a person loss their teeth. And is their a test that can determine if the loss was drug related.
Exact year, No.: By looking on a radiographic image (x-ray) to see how the bone at the extraction site has healed a dentist could probably tell you of the extraction was within the last few months, the last 2-3 years, or a longer time ago. There is no test that will tell you exact year or if the cause was drug related. For these answers we need to ask the patient. ...Read more
Ibuprofen: This over-the-counter pain medication is recommended for most dental pain needs. It is strong and also has a anti-inflammatory property that helps to reduce any swelling, too. It can be used as directed or through prescription of your dentist. If you need some added analgesic powers, take some tylenol (acetaminophen) with it to boost the intensity. They will work synergistically to raise the action of both. ...Read more
Dental problems: If the teeth are infected (dental abscess), you may want to get an antibiotic from your doc/dentist to prevent complications. For pain, there are topical gels like anbesol/orajel or lozenges with Benzocaine or for pain & inflammation, use an NSAID like aleve/motrin/etc (if they won't interfere with other meds you may be taking or cause stomach problems. ...Read more
White teeth: Dear stnM: you have to brush and floss regularly, but the only way to really whiten your teeth profession by your dentist. ...Read more
????: I am not sure of what you are asking. Do you mean you need some form of sedation to have a tooth removed? Or do you mean you need to have medication after the tooth removal procedure? Please clarify. Thank you. ...Read more
Many choices: The attending surgeon will evaluate your health history and recommend appropriate post op medications if necessary. ...Read more
Not safe: Unfortunately anything 'homemade ' will not be safe or predictable! See a dentist or buy online (or in stores) "crest whitestrips". I hope this helps! ...Read more
None Known: I am not aware of any medication that stops nighttime bruxism or tooth grinding. ...Read more
Hi...Doctors, I have pyria in my teeth and also some pain in my teeth. Plz give me solution and tell me about medicine?
See a dentist: If you mean pyorrhea, or the old name for gum disease, you need help. You are at the age where the poor habits like not flossing start to catch up. Please see your dentist. It may be easier to treat than you think. There is no medicine that just takes care of it by itself. ...Read more
Do not understand why my teeth are hurting. Not always the same one. Even taken sinus medicine in case that might be it.
See a dentist: Of course you can take OTC painkillers. However, if the toothache is caused by an infection or tooth decay, it won't go away on its own. The best way to prevent a toothache is to handle dental problems early on when they are treatable. It helps you to stay pain free, maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and improve your general health. Take care. ...Read more
Is it ok to use a scaler bought at drug store to clean stains off my front teeth? Does it matter how often? Doesn't damage teeth over time, does it?
Stains: Scalers are designed to remove calculus deposits from root surfaces and interproximal areas between your teeth. Surface stains are usually removed with polishing paste. Overuse of any product can have side effects. Remember, use of this instrument is not a substitute for regular dental checkups and cleanings. ...Read more
Many reasons: "meth mouth" is caused by a combination of grinding teeth, dry mouth, bad oral hygiene, and increased sugared soda intake, all of which are side effects of methamphetamine addiction. Meth, like all "uppers" makes the body edgy and tight. The cost of prison dental care has exploded since meth became common. Http://www. Pbs. Org/wgbh/pages/frontline/meth/body/. ...Read more
Jaw or tooth pain: The medications one would use depends on what is causing the pain. If there is an abscess then an antibiotic and drainage of the access is necessary. If there are cavities then the only treatment is to see the dentist and have them repaired. Tmj can cause pain along the side of the face and there are numerous treatments for this condition. Even an ear infection can cause pain along the jaw. ...Read more
I have really white spots on my teeth, is is it from a medicine I took as a child? Is it curable?
Tooth white spots:
Many things can cause white spots on the teeth. They can be a factor of nutrition, genetics, or an excess of Fluoride intake. Sometimes they develop from braces covering areas of the teeth and the natural development of the tooth in children.
For more severe discoloration, your doctor may recommend bonding. Of course, this is more expensive than other treatments. ...Read more
Help docs! I had 14 teeth extracted and I am all out of medicine and still in a lot of pain. What do I do?
Call ur dentist:
Otc pain meds until you get through to them. Not much more we can do for you over the internet.
Feel better soon... ...Read more
I had braces and process is just at end stage. What will be useful to make strong teeth? Any medicine? Food? Calcium food?
Tooth enamel: Teeth are fully formed before they erupt. After eruption avoid acidic sugary foods. Keep teeth well brushed and make sure you floss daily. Use a fluoridated toothpaste. Don't smoke. ...Read more