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September 2018

What Should I Do After My Tooth Extraction?

What Should I Do After My Tooth Extraction?

By | Dental Visit, Oral Health

The most important first step once you have a tooth extraction is to take it easy for the rest of the day. Avoid eating hot food or drinks until the anesthetic wears off so that you do not burn or scald your mouth since you will not have the ability to feel pain until then.  Do not consume alcohol for at least 24 hours, since it may cause additional bleeding or delay the healing process. Should I rinse my mouth…

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Should I Worry About Recurrent Mouth Ulcers?

Should I Worry About Recurrent Mouth Ulcers?

By | Oral Health

A mouth ulcer is a painful red or yellow sore that appears on the inside of your mouth.  The ulcer is different than cold sores which appear of your lips caused by a virus.  Often a mouth ulcer is the result of biting your tongue or cheek. Sharp teeth, poorly fitted dentures or brushing may also cause damage and lead to what is referred to as a “traumatic” ulcer. The traumatic ulcer will resolve itself on its own once the…

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