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Old 07-13-2012, 06:14 AM   #1
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First visit to dentist in years, sore mouth

Hey all

Went for my first dental visit in...oh about 10 years yesterday (i know i know)

teeth actually seem ok.. but were obviously incredibly stained.

Dentist did the check and said hygenist would do the scale and polish in two seperate sessions.

She spent 20 mins doing the top teeth, they look very good now (though a contrast to the bottom ones)

Only problem is my mouth feels quite sore/swollen now, not the gums/teeth.. but my tongue and the glands underneath my tongue

I know the hygenist had to work hard to clean the top teeth (my fault)

is this a reaction to dental instruments knocking/grazing my tongue etc?

And what should i be using to ease it?

Ive been told to not use clorahexadine as it will stain my teeth more..

so im just using plax (alcohol free) and saline washes twice a day right now.

Thanks.