QUESTION

msgail477
By msgail477 Latest Reply 2011-03-06 23:33:15 -0600
Started 2011-02-25 21:48:35 -0600

I WAS WONDERING I GOT FIVE TEETH PULLED AT ONE TIME AND ITS BEEN A MONTH NOW AND MY MOUTH STILL HAVENT HEALED RIGHT NOW MY JAW IS STILL SWOLLEN AND I STILLCANT EAT NOTHING BUT SOFT FOODS I KNOW THAT IT TAKE DIABETICS LONGER TO HEAL BUT MAN I WENT BACK TO THE DENTIST AND HE GAVE ME SOME ANTIBOTICS THATS BEEN A WEEK AGO AND MY MOUTH IS STILL SWOLLEN AND SORE WHAT DO YOU THINK I SHOULD DO? MY SUGAR IS STILL IN THE 500'S IM SCARED NOW CAUSE I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!!!SOME BODY HELP WITH SOME ADVICE OR SOMETHING


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jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-03-06 23:33:15 -0600 Report

Another way to replentish your "good" intestional flora (bugs, if you will) is to use lactobacillus acidophilus suppliments to replentish them. My bride Jem needed to build up her intestinal flora after a course of antibiotics, and getting a "c-diff" (Clostridium difficile ["klos-TRID-e-uhm dif-uh-SEEL"]), infection of her intestines. She fought back by drinking Acidophilus milk (I found it in certain grocery stores) And evenually the "good bugs" won, and the c-diff symptoms diminished.

tenderlovingcare
tenderlovingcare 2011-03-05 19:52:37 -0600 Report

Sorry to hear about the loss of your five teeth. I have lost several of mine too over the course of time. The gums do take a long time to heal especially if you have diabetes, but I hope the swelling doesn't last much longer! I know it's hard to eat like that! I would say to gently rinse with luke-warm salt water periodically, maybe suck on some ice at times, don't brush the area hard. Just keep your treatments as simple and as natural as possible. I know vitamin C helps with healing and you should see if your vitamin D3 (the "sunshine vitamin") levels are OK or not because these help with our immunity system. Also, after you have taken the course of antibiotics (which kills the good "bugs" & the bad "bugs") as your doctor has prescribed and advised you to, you then need to take PROBIOTICS (like those found in yogurt which are active cultures) in order to replenish your intestinal flora (the GOOD bugs!). It takes a while for your body to adjust to all of the changes that you put it through - this is where the patience and the tenacity come in! I hope this helps!

MAYS
MAYS 2011-02-26 04:43:08 -0600 Report

Welcome to the Diabetic Connect Family!

If your blood glucose level is high, it will have an affect on your body's healing process and as a result the amount of time that it takes for it to heal.
Having blood glucose numbers in the range of 300 and above is slowly causing damage to your internal organs, your eyes and your nervous system, not to mention the damage that it is causing within your mouth!

http://www.everydayhealth.com/diabetes/type2/...

Are you currently seeing a doctor for your diabetes?
My suggestion is this, see a doctor about your diabetes, managing it is the key, it may not be easy at times, but it is crucial and necessary for good health.

We are all here to help one another but you must do your part to help yourself, Welcome to the family!

~Mays~