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My Grandson 11m old, had fever 103.5 yesterday, gave Tylenol (acetaminophen) 6 hourly, now temperature 100, also tooth cutting out, no nasal discharge or cough, advise?
Fever: Fever is a symptom of an illness and helps to treat the cause. We treat fever in children because it makes them feel more comfortable. Most often the cause of a fever is a virus. If the fever fails to reduce or you are faced with other worrisome symptoms, have your baby checked. All the best. ...Read more
Can sinecod syrup be used before bebecal on my 8mnths old his tooth is cutting through and in so much pain?
My 8 month old son has what looks like the insides of his gums coming out of where his top left front tooth is cutting through. Is this normal?
Yes: Tooth eruption in babies can result in gum redness, swelling and occasionally, bleeding. ...Read more
My top right wisdom tooth is cutting through the gum and has a clear liquid coming out of the gum surrounding it. Should I be worried?
No: No. Common part of tooth eruption. At your age, tooth is unlikely to completely erupt. See oral surgeon for exam and wisdom tooth options. ...Read more
Have cracked my bottom left tooth & its cutting my tongue. Is there anything I can do until I get in at the Dentist? Thanks.
Cracked tooth: Check with your pharmacy for a dental repair kit. Or, try packing the fracture with some soft wax. ...Read more
My 5 month old cut his first tooth last week and is cutting another tooth this week. Normal? And can I use teething tablets to easy his pain?
Cold teething rings and damp frozen wash clothes are excellent teething aides. Use the appropriate amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) for severe teething discomfort. Avoid using medications that you rub on the gums b/c they only last for 10 to 15 minutes. Encourage fluids
you child may be fussy, eat a little less and/or drool more than usual. Provide loving support and your child will get through this you did. ...Read more
Primary teeth: Usually when they are two to three years old. ...Read more
I have a wisdom tooth coming in that feels raised and sharp edged. It is cutting into my cheek and is getting pretty painful?
Wisdom teeth: Most people don't have enough room for their wisdom teeth, and that's why they're extracted so often. It appears you may need the same. Let your local dentist take a look and give your further advice. ...Read more
My isdom tooth on the bottom has started cutting the inside of my jaw and my cheek is swollen will it heal itself?
Wisdom tooth: Most probably not. If the wisdom tooth is partially erupted and is causing irritation the only treatment is for removal. Check with your dentist or an oral surgeon and have it removed as soon as possible ...Read more
I went to the dentist he said my molar (tooth 7) has come in. .. Forgot what he said but basically sideways cutting my cheek, what might he do?
Extraction or ortho: For a molar tooth--and I am guessing you are referring to the very back tooth we usually call a "wisdom" tooth--that is pointing into the cheek, extraction is the typical solution. The tooth is not functional in that position, and can cause some problems to the cheek and adjacent teeth if not dealt with. Another option would be to straighten the tooth, but that would only be for non wisdom teeth. ...Read more
My toddler is cutting a molar and the gums around the tooth are bleeding. Should I take her to the doctor?
How much?: A little bleeding is normal as the tooth works it's way through your gum tissue. Significant bleeding may indicate a problem worthy of evaluation. ...Read more
8 Days after a tooth exstraction In middle of roof of mouth would I be able to eat a burger without cutting it up or will that affect the healing?
Eating after extract: You want to keep the area very clean, rinse w warm salt water after every tie you eat. If a bone graft was placed you need to be extra careful. ...Read more
Is a dentist able to remove gum tissue from another part of the inside of the mouth vs. Cutting the palate for a connective tissue graft (1 tooth)?
Second Guessing: You're second guessing your periodontist... why? There's a certain type of gingiva that's needed for the graft, and there's an abundance of it on your palate. Allow your health care providers to do just that... provide you with healthcare! Discuss all of your concerns with those who are actually treating you... you'll get better answers than those on this forum, since they have actually examined u ...Read more
My molar tooth is growing on top but it's cutting my bottom gums because there is not a tooth there yet and now my side of my mouth is sore a lot?
Wisdom tooth?: This may be your maxillary wisdom tooth that is super-erupting. Your mandibular tooth is delayed or impacted. See a dentist asap to be evaluated and have the tooth extracted if necessary. The longer you wait, the more it will erupt, to the point where you will not be able to fully close your mouth due to the pain and swelling. Call today for an appointment. ...Read more
My wisdom tooth on the top is growing in backwards toward the back of my cheek and cutting my cheek. Also eye swelling/headaches. What should I do?
Simple solution: Have it extracted. You don't need that tooth. ...Read more
My upper molar tooth or wisdom is growing in and cutting the side of my cheek and bottom gums its making my side of my mouth sore and sensetive? Help
See a dentist: Obviously you may need to get your wisdom tooth (teeth) out, for now try warm water and salt several times a day. Be careful while chewing, don't forget to keep brushing your teeth. ...Read more
Hello, I had tooth #2 pulled on Monday and the dentist broke a root and left it in my socket and now my jaw bone above socket had cracked and now sharply exceeded out of my gum. And also is cutting into my cheek. Very painful to eat, sleep, and even ta
Oral Surgeon: If the complications of the extraction exceed the expertise of your general dentist, you should be referred to an oral surgeon. ...Read more
Drooling, sore gums:
If your child is cranky, drooling and trying to bit his hand or have a need to chew...
Then they are most likely teething. Or as you like to say...Cutting teeth.
Looking on your child's gums and see if there are whitish bumps where the teeth may be coming thru. Some numbing agents or cold (frozen) teething devices can help. ...Read more
Exciting time: Stay away from topical anesthetics. Use chilled teethers. Draw milk into pacifier, freez it, and give it to your baby. Good luck. ...Read more
My 9 month old who has been a good eater all of a sudden is refusing his bottle. He is currently cutting 4 teeth. Is that causing the problem?
Fever under one year: Fever in a child this age is a clear indication for a visit to a pediatrician. Although teething is said to be able to create fever you never want to make assumptions that if incorrect can hurt your baby. Please go and see somebody soon. Hope the baby is better quickly. ...Read more
It is true: The health of your teeth relies on a combination of genetics and dental hygiene. Your genes are 60% of your tooth decay. Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing them daily, less sugar food and drinks and having regular check-ups with a dentist can help keep your teeth healthy for life. ...Read more
See a dentist: You bite can be adjusted to help prevent pinching your cheeks. ...Read more
No need to cope: Why suffer? It may be as simple as smoothing down a sharp edge of a chipped tooth. Call a dentist in your area for an examination and feel better soon. ...Read more