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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have a white line inside my cheek.. and my jaw is hurting im really tnsd
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   how u doing doc
Doctor :   I am fine thank you.
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   ya im 24 male
Doctor :   Since when have you noticed these symptoms?
User :   since yesterday
Doctor :   Do you have foul smelling mouth odour?
User :   ya
Doctor :   Do you find any pus collection?
User :   no
Doctor :   Are you running fever?
User :   its just a line coming from my wisdom tooth till the end
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have any visual swelling of the jaw?
User :   its a straight white line
User :   no i mean there is no swelling
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have diabetes?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Your symptoms are consistent with feature of dental caries
User :   k
Doctor :   Let me brief you the measures that you can follow.
User :   k
User :   but sir ive recently like 2 to 3 weeks ago i went to a dentist
User :   for cleaning
User :   i just saw tht white line
Doctor :   1. Use mouth gargles using saline water or use chlorhexidine mouth gargles.
User :   and its prominent it doen not hurt or any thing
User :   even if i touch it
User :   and jaw is hurting from outside
User :   doc
Doctor :   There are 2 possible causes are
Doctor :   gingivitis which refers to inflammation of gums or the dental caries.
User :   is it dangerous
Doctor :   A tooth examination is required in differentiating these both.
Doctor :   The measures that can help you are
Doctor :   1. The mouth garling as explained.
Doctor :   2. Avoid any sugary diet products
Doctor :   3. Use antiinflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen 200mg twice a day for 2 - 3 days.
User :   is it smething to b worry about do i have to go to the dentist again and show hom
User :   him
Doctor :   4. Since you have pain and foul smelling odour, it can indicate presence of infections, hence you may need antibiotics.
Doctor :   It can lead to abscess, hence I wouldn't suggest you to wait till then.
User :   but foul smelling odour is not every time its like when my mouth get dry then i feel like its foul odor
Doctor :   5. Report back to your doctor and avail the antibiotics to prevent abscess formation.
User :   but on the other hand my jaw is hurting i dont know why
User :   k
User :   i can go and see the doctor too
User :   instead of dentist
Doctor :   Gum inflammation either due to gingivitis or dental caries appears as a white line.
User :   k
Doctor :   You will need antibiotics to prevent secondary infections,
User :   do sir is it dangerous
Doctor :   hence if you can't meet a dentist earlier, you can report to your GP to avail antibiotics.
User :   gp
User :   k
User :   GP
Doctor :   General practitioner.
Doctor :   Abscess can be harmful.
User :   k
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   sir ill do it tomorrow
User :   yes sir i did
Doctor :   Continue with the gargles till then.
User :   thanks your very helpful
User :   sir which anti biotics do i have to let him know
Doctor :   avoid all sugary food products , sweets and chocolates.
User :   k
User :   got it
User :   sir
Doctor :   You will need pencillin group of antibiotics or macrolide antibiotics.
User :   k
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no sir so nice of you thanx you made me a bit relax
User :   im a very tnsd person i couldnt sleep if i wont talk to u
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
User :   thanx
User :   im just doing gargles
Doctor :   Continue with them.
User :   you have a good one
User :   yes i will sir
Doctor :   Wish you speedy recovery and have a great day!!
User :   so jaw pain is because of tht white line
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Yes, you can use ibuprofen tablets if you have severe pain.
User :   k
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   i will thanks sir
User :   no
User :   thank You ;)
Doctor :   Thanks again.
User :   tc
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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