Doctor Q&A for Dr. Keith Grimm

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
25 years experience Dentistry
Varies: It varies, but some common signs/symptoms of oral cancer are sores that don't heal, swelling, unexplainable changes in the way you bite, numbness, tin ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
25 years experience Dentistry
Time: Oral ulcers will usually be healed and gone in 7-10 days. If you have an ulcer or sore that has been around significantly longer than that, you need ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
25 years experience Dentistry
Not usually.: Most numbness will go away within 4-5 hours after your appointment, depending on the type on anesthesia used. Injury from the injection could cause p ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
25 years experience Dentistry
No.: By the three and a half week mark, you should be almost completely healed. Go have things checked if you're having unusual pain.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
25 years experience Dentistry
Compliance: The best way to lessen your chances of developing a dry socket is to follow your oral surgeon's post op instructions to the letter. Unfortunately, li ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
25 years experience Dentistry
A hole: Dry socket is essentially when a blood clot either doesn't form or is prematurely broken down or lost from the extraction site...Leaving an open wound ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
25 years experience Dentistry
3 days: You'll usually start to notice the discomfort at around the 72 hour point. Severe and radiating pain in your jaw that doesn't seem to get better with ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
25 years experience Dentistry
Infection: Simply put, dry mouth is the lack of a normal amount of saliva in your mouth while thrush is an overgrowth/infection of they yeast that is a normal in ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
25 years experience Dentistry
Kind of.: Dry socket usually becomes symptomatic at around the 3 day mark...But it gets is start when a good blood clot fails to form in the extraction site on ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
25 years experience Dentistry
Sore: It usually looks worse than it is. You should be able to see some form of a blood clot, maybe grayish to tannish in color along with some swelling.
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