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how to correct slight facial asymmetry caused by extraction of a molar tooth

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. STEPHEN PERRY
47 years experience Dentistry
Tooth replacement: In the 1920s actresses were encouraged to have their molars removed to create a sunken face affect. Thankfully it no longer happens. Missing back te ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Replace the tooth: You have different options to replace the tooth. The options are a partial denture, bridge or a dental implant. Consult with your dentist to determi ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Asymmetry: If you have a soft tissue contour problem because of missing teeth, the teeth should be replaced by your Dentist or a Prosthodontist. If the asymmetr ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Molar extraction: The worse the initial infection, the longer it will take to heal. The best thing you can do is follow the post-op advice of your surgeon, and return a ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Pyle
38 years experience Dentistry
Give it time: Could take a week or so. Prescribed antibiotics, if any, should be taken. Cold compresses may help. Do not apply heat. If not better in 2-3 days, ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Maximum 2-3 days: It is common to experience pain and swelling after tooth extraction. It may last for 2-3 days. If you experience severe pain or swelling 3 days after ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Unknown: You assume that what happened on the left is going to happen on the right... The position of the teeth may be different, the procedure may be differen ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: The two sides of our faces are not mirror images of each other. Because of the clinical differences, treating one side will not produce the same resu ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. STEPHEN PERRY
47 years experience Dentistry
Six weeks: Removing a tooth, especially a molar is a big deal. It leaves a surface wound the size of half a dollar bill, that can become infected if food is pre ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Fritz
42 years experience Dentistry
Post extraction: Usually after 24 hours you can resume a normal diet with a single tooth extraction.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
8 years experience Dentistry
Yes: If you are healing uneventfully and if you are healthy, then by the third day after extraction you should be living life normally.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanna Master
8 years experience Dentistry
Not always: Molar tooth extraction can be simple with no surgery involved in many cases. Sometimes if a tooth is badly broken, or has had a root canal treatment i ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
Several Causes: Teeth are extracted for several reasons. If impacted or advanced periodontal bone loss, then some of the root surface on the tooth next to it may be e ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
40 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Tooth extraction : Healing incisions and/or wounds produce a serum that is yellow. With no pain this is likely part of the healing of the extraction. If there were to be ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Oral Surgeon: If your dentist feels that the extraction is beyond the scope of their abilities, you should be referred to an oral surgeon for the extraction.

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