Teeth have one great weakness: acid. It eats away tooth structure. Where does acid come from? Our diets. Acidic foods and drinks directly affect and dissolve tooth enamel....
The area may feel like a large "pizza burn". Some people heal faster. Certainly warm salt water rinses will help as will pain meds such as ibuprofen (if you can tolerate it). Also, there are various healing and analgesic gels that can be applied to the area. If you have a splint, those can be put into it to keep the healing and numbing materials directly in place.
After it begins to feel better, you will have to be very careful not to injure the newly healed area with hard and crunchy food, very hot or even very spicy food.
It will get better.
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which is occasionally. Brushing and flossing must be consistent to eventually allow the gums to heal. If bleeding persists, *contact your dentist*. Don't stop caring for your teeth and gums. I always use this example: If every time you wash your arms they bleed, you would seek
care. Gum bleeding is not normal.
patients can lead to sore, swollen gums, but a pregnant person could have an excessive reaction. Clear braces or Invisalign would be less likely to make you susceptible to pregnancy gingivitis. Another thing to consider is the possibility of morning sickness. Impressions or even
digital scans may be more difficult to tolerate in pregnancy, and nausea may be triggered by any sort of oral appliance. So, yes, it is definitely possible to have orthodontic treatment while pregnant, but it may be problematic for some individuals.
as or better than real teeth. If teeth are lost due to negligence, replacing them with implants requires elevation of home care and diligently following your dentist's directions.
dentures or both?
A full denture would be very durable in metal, but very heavy. The teeth
would have to be held in mechanically, not bonded to the pink acrylic of
a standard denture. So those denture teeth might have a tendency to
come loose. Some patients are grinders and clenchers and need a
metal-reinforced palate or framework to strengthen the denture, but the
bulk of it is still acrylic.
Partial dentures are much stronger in metal, and they can often be made
smaller yet still retain good strength. But metal clasps will show and
some patients won't allow that. Acrylic partials look better, but are
not as strong. Their acrylic clasps are not adjustable like the metal
very warm salt water and you should be fine. Good luck!
If you have other clots in your mouth that are large and not part of the socket, you could have had excessive bleeding and that extra blood clotted, sometimes in a large, rubbery piece that actually looks like liver. And it's called a liver clot. If that's what you have, call the dentist or surgeon to have it checked out. Those are usually more of a nuisance than anything. Good luck.
Don't delay. We want you to be healthy and safe.
Sometimes what is necessary is to rebuild the fixed part of the upper jaw where the lower moving portion slides against. Sometimes the lower part has to be reconstructed. Often there is a much smaller incision than you would expect.
But the vast majority of TMJ problems can be corrected with physical therapy and the use of special mouthpieces that can reposition the joint to function better without pain. I would certainly try those options first. Surgery is your last option.