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I have cysts on 2 of 4 wisdom teeth [all 4 have not grown in

I have cysts on 2 of 4 wisdom teeth [all 4 have not grown in completely]. How typical is it for a cyst to rupture, and what are obvious outer signs that this has happened? I know I need to get the wisdom teeth removed, but am wondering how long a person live with dental cysts with no action taken...

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how long after removal of a dental cyst should a patient be

how long after removal of a dental cyst should a patient be on antibiotics? What type of antibiotics? how will I know if infection is finally gone? what blood work do I need while taking antibiotics and how often?

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Recent dental history August 1, 2008 - Went to see my General

Recent dental history: August 1, 2008 - Went to see my General Dentist with pain/tooth ache in #4. She said I needed SRP on all 4 quadrants and I should be fine. Nope. August 11, 2008 - Went back to my General Dentist with the same pain/pain/tooth ache in #4. She gave me 2 referral forms; one to an Endodontist and the second to a Periodontist. She said she didn't know which one I needed, but get into the first specialidt who could see me. August 12, 2008 - Went to see the Endodontist, Endodontic treatment/therapy was not needed for tooth #4. The Endodontist informed me I had a cavity in #2, the size of the Grand Canyon, and that I should have it repaired. August 13, 2008 - Went to see the Periodontist, she informed me I needed osseous surgery on my upper right quadrant and bone graft on #4. I had the surgery and the bone graft. August 20 - September 25, 2008 - Repeated visits to the Periodontist, as I was still in pain. The Periodontist said everything she did was fineand she could

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extremely swollen gums

a few days ago while i was brushing my teeth i noticed a bit of blood. didnt think anything of it until last night when i just happened to be biting my nail (not a habit) and felt my gums. to my horror they were terribly swollen. in the mirror they look like huge bumps. one big lump per each tooth''s corresponding gum area. not on the gum line but further up, closer to where the cheek attaches to the mouth. they are hard and appear above the molars just after the canines. they may be severely swollen but i cant remember doing anything that would aggravate my gums to that extent and it is not painful. it appears to be more area specific and bulging than swollen gums caused by gingivitis and they are not any deeper in color than normal. i took pictures, only i dont think there is a way to upload them in this forum. please help!

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Mark Bornfeld, DDS

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My daughter has been ill for the last week. She has had

My daughter has been ill for the last week. She has had intermittent fevers, she has blisters on her tongue, roof of her mouth and tonsils. She can't eat and gets nauseous. The doctor's locally told us she has a virus and gave her some magic mouthwash and pain killers to help but she is not getting better. Is there something else I can give her?JA: Have you noticed any recent swelling? Do you have any tooth pain?Customer: We actually took her to the dentist as well and she had an acute case of gingivitis. They cleaned her teeth and gums thoroughly, but still she is not better.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: She did have mononucleosis about 3 years ago.

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I have a 3 mm fibroma on my tongue, it has been there for a

Hi, I have a 3 mm fibroma on my tongue, it has been there for a few years. My dentist suggested I get it removed, would you suggest surgery with laser or scalpel? Any idea how long I should expect to be uncomfortable from this surgery? (I'm pretty nervous about it.. Thank you so much!

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I just had a tooth extraction (upper molar) 10 days ago and

I just had a tooth extraction (upper molar) 10 days ago and am wondering if taking Miralax will aggravate the site at all.

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For dentist or oral surgeon. Last week, on saturday, I had

For dentist or oral surgeon. Last week, on saturday, I had an inflamed taste bud which was white on the side of my tongue. I went to my dentist and it seems like he said it ahould be just an inflamed tastebud, may be because I bite it and then it was swollen because I ate a very spicy Thai food. The dentist touched it with the tool, I didn't really feel any pain. He and the oral surgeon seems to think it is nothing serious.Today, It seems to go down already, no white spot but a red color swollen tastebud (same color as tongue). It hurts sometimes when I put my finger in to touch it. May be it is still inflammed? And I should give it more time as it has only been a week? Can these swollen buds caused because of stress too? Please see picture

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I had 4 teeth removed 5 days ago and one implant. I am

I had 4 teeth removed 5 days ago and one implant.JA: Have you noticed any swelling in the gums? When was your last visit to the dentist?Customer: I am wondering if I could leave my plate out for the night, or should I just keep it in. I forgot to ask the dentist how many days to keep the plate in overnightJA: Please give me a bit more information, so the dentist can help you best.Customer: I had the teeth removed 5 days ago and I have been careful to eat soft foods. But there is a bit of discomfort.

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