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how long after tooth extraction can I get an implant

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
39 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Was a Graft Placed?: Bone healing will need to be verified, usually by an x-ray, was a graft placed and what kind? On average, adequate bone is present 6 to 8 weeks aft ... Read More

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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jatin Shah
38 years experience Dentistry
Extraction: The day tooth is extracted , one can eat soft food and on opposite side of extraction side.Next day can eat everything however need to rinse the mou ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dell Goodrick
31 years experience Dentistry
Usually 90-120 mins: A periodontist or oral surgeon who places implants routinely all day long can usually do the procedures described in about 60 - 120 minutes, bearing n ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Ask dentist ..: Your dentist will advise you on that depending on what he found when did xray and after actual root canal done. Pertinent things relevant may be exten ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Glennon
32 years experience Dentistry
0-6 months: Sometimes implants are placed at the time of the extraction, sometimes bone replacement is placed at the time of the extraction to replace the void le ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
A couple weeks: Two to three weeks should be enough time to heal the surgical wounds sufficiently. If your dentist uses a rubber dam, there is little risk of decayed ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience Dentistry
A few days: Normally, after a few days, the gum tissue has healed over the extraction sites & you'll be pretty comfortable. If there's still a little swelling, it ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Depends: If you are talking about the surgical placement of the implant, if stitches are present, then usually not until after they are removed. If the implan ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience Dentistry
2 weeks: I tell patients to wait at least 2 weeks after extractions prior to any other dental work that is not emergent. In some cases, people may still be so ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janelle Ferber-Stumpf
37 years experience Dentistry
Run and get a crown!: The longer you wait, the greater the chance your tooth will become reinfected. Bacteria from your saliva will leak into the root canal space and cause ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Your Choice: A correctly placed post and core needs to be placed first to make the tooth strong (like why rebar is placed in concrete). Then a crown can be placed ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hoffman
14 years experience Dentistry
It varies: The implant needs to fully integrate into the bone before a crown is placed in order to prevent the implant from failing under occlusal stress (chewin ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
ASK YOUR DENTIST !!: Ask your dentist he knows yiour situation.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Blair
48 years experience Dentistry
When comfortable.: You can have the root canal completed when ever you a comfortable holding open for the time needed for the procedure.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
12 years experience Dentistry
Longer is better: I know. Rocket science answer right? If you can go 4 or 5 days you would get past the dry socket period. If you can go that long you mine as well ju ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
Check: with the dentist who did the procedure.S/he is most familiar with your case.Good luck
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
24 hours: Typically it takes at least 24 hours before an antibiotic takes effect, but an antibiotic alone will not cure an abscessed tooth you need to have the ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberto Porras
24 years experience Periodontics
Implant: Depends on if the doctor who extracted your tooth also grafted in preparation for a dental implant. If so 3-6 months.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
When no bleeding: Wait until the bleeding has stopped before you eat anything. Then only have soft foods for the first few days. Follow the instructions you were gi ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Husam Bezreh
Specializes in Periodontics
IT varies: It depends on the location of the implant and whether it has a tooth on it or not. Definitely not in the first two weeks to minimize the chance of in ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malcolm Musgrave
34 years experience Dentistry
Immediately : In our office i usually want the patients to start wearing their dentures immediately. This protects the very fragile bone that was immediately arou ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Depends: Before -- right before. After -- wait until area heals over if it is near the extraction site -- about 2 weeks. Good luck. Toot your horn for me when ... Read More

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