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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Nail Biting

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What is the best treatment for a cold sore created from lip biting or trauma?

What is the best treatment for a cold sore created from lip biting or trauma?

Bacitracin: If it is just a traumatic wound then the best treatment is keep it clean and well coated with Bacitracin ointment. If it is actually a "cold sore" then you probably need an anti-viral medication as well. ...Read more

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I injured my tongue by biting and eating too hot food. I have few red marks, one deep. What good for treatment and protection of infection. Thank.

I injured my tongue by biting and eating too hot food.  I have few red marks, one deep.  What good for treatment and protection of infection.  Thank.

If this is more than: If this is more than a minor cut, see a dentist or oral surgeon, especially the "one deep" cut you mentioned. Other minor bite-related cuts will be quickly healing if the areas do not get infected. Avoid spices ; alcohol that irritate open wounds. Make sure to keep the inside the mouth clean by rinsing with antiseptic mouth rinse. Make sure your hands ; food are clean also. Drink lots of water. ...Read more

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I had root canal treatment, is it normal that the teeth next to the treated tooth feel tender to biting?

Yes this can: Be noted. One possible reson is that the bite load on the treated tooth was changed or even removed as a part of the root canal procedure. This places a little more load/chewing stress on the adjacent teeth. Also, inflammation from the "sick" tooth can have an influence on the neighbors. Explain this issue w your treating dentist. ...Read more

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What are the best tricks to keep mosquitoes from biting you?

What are the best tricks to keep mosquitoes from biting you?

Great recommend: by Dr. Akl. Rub a basil leaf on your skin. It is a natural mosquito repellent. ...Read more

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Best pfhn bridge:with metal occlusals (biting surfaces) &porcelain facings or with porcelain covering metal except on tongue side of crown porc occlus?

Depends: Usually metal has physical properties closer to the physical properties of tooth structure and porcelain is harder and can sear tooth enamel.... Ask your dentist what is used in the office or if there are choices. Sometimes a prosthodontist has special training in this area and give you the service you desire. ...Read more

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What toothpaste works best for restoring enamel? I cracked my enamel off by biting a fork. Thx.

What toothpaste works best for restoring enamel? I cracked my enamel off by biting a fork. Thx.

None will work: Tooth paste is for cleaning your teeth.. It does not fix broken teeth. You will have to make an appointment with a local dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How do I cure a round raised red pinhead sized bump on my lip? This is new but i've had HPV for years. Could this be from biting my lip?

How do I cure a round raised red pinhead sized bump on my lip? This is new but i've had HPV for years. Could this be from biting my lip?

See a doctor: Without being able to see and examine you it is impossible to diagnose this. Go see someone you trust and have it looked at. ...Read more