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Natural Remedies For Tooth Gum Infection
What are some natural remedies for preventing or curing bacterial infections after tooth extraction?
Infections are rare: Bacterial infections are quite infrequent following extraction as the source of the infection is the tooth, which was removed. As long as the patient is not immune compromised (ie. Diabetes, hiv, chemotherapy) the body should clear any residual infection by itself. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Had tooth #32 extracted 12 days ago...large hole in gum. How long should it take to close completely...worry about re-infection. Thanks!
Keep it clean: since it's been 12 days already you are not at risk for a "dry socket." That occurs when the blood clot gets dislodged and allows for the bone to be exposed. Just keep the area clean.Rinsing with warm salt water or Peridex (anti microbial) after meals for about a minute and expectorating it will allow for the bone and gym to heal in normally. You should be just fine:) ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Gingivostomatitis: General term for an infection of the mouth and gums with sores, lack of appetite, bad breath, fever. Caused by the virus that causes cold sores and seen in people with poor oral hygiene. Treatment is to manage the symptoms so see your md or dentist. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Roots of a top tooth left in my top side gum and has caused infection after infection@ pain side of palate. How wil they b removed ?
Acetaminophen: You really should see a dentist and your physician. While dental pain is bad in itself, you don't want an infection to affect your pregnancy. Acetaminophen is "safe, " but you should first consult your physician. As for the dental pain/infection, do not wait to seek treatment as the problem will only get worse. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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