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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
?: I have never seen or heard of "gas gangrene" following tooth extraction. Did you mean to say something else?
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Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
Gangrene: This is not a problem in dentistry. In over thirty years in practice extracting teeth I have never encountered gas gangrene after an extraction nor he ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Ritz
46 years experience Dentistry
Pain/anxiety control: Local anesthesia is used to deaden the nerves in the area and insure the patient is physically comfortable during the surgery. Nitrous oxide or laughi ... Read More
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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
46 years experience Dentistry
Reduce Anxiety: Laughing gas is nitrous oxide which is an inhalation general anesthetic which lessens anxiety at lower doses. Valium or versid are drugs that cause di ... Read More
Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Patient Comfort: Although local anesthesia can provide adequate pain control for the procedure, the procedure itself is somewhat disconcerting to patients. If you can ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
37 years experience Prosthodontics
Yes and No: Iv sedation can make you feel loopy following the procedure because it will take several hours ot work its way out of your system. Nitous oxide or lau ... Read More
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Dr. James Bates
36 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possibly...: Any kind of anesthesia can make you lightheaded and somewhat dizzy, so if that's what you mean by "loopy", the answer is yes. Laughing gas is nitrous ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Only briefly: The anesthetic agents used for wisdom teeth extraction are very short acting. The nitrous oxide only lasts until you have blown it off in your lungs ( ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edison Han
20 years experience Dentistry
Don't remove it: It may be scaffolds...underneath this matrix, it is getting healed... have it evaluated with your dentist... don't touch it for now...
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: Dry socket after tooth extraction is one of the most dreaded tooth extraction complications. The severe pain typically starts about 3-4 days after the ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Sometimes : Sometimes an extracted tooth can be replaced immediately after an extraction. More often than not, it is better to wait until the bone has filled in ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
It varies widely!: Sometimes we see shifting in a matter of weeks or months, while other times it takes years. Every circumstance is different and we can't always predic ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jayang Vora
48 years experience Dentistry
Visit your dds: If you really want to extract all teeth and wants dentures your answer is right there in your question.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
See an Orthodontist: Removing a tooth from the arch is like removing a stave from a barrel. Expect the others to tip/drift/collapse. If you have gum/bone disease, collap ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
Normal: That is not unusual. It should go away with time and if not, have your dentist take a look and see to make sure there are no problems.

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