A 42-year-old member asked:
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will my teeth shift after having extraction?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Probably: Over time. Most missing teeth should be replaced. See your dentist for an e-valuation and discussion of treatment options.
Answered on Mar 18, 2015
Dr. Marshall Dicker
45 years experience Dentistry
Teeth shifting: Yes they can depending on the location see the dentist who removed the tooth and plan on a replacement tooth.
Answered on Jul 31, 2016

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Yes, they can: Teeth can always shift over time, even without extractions. But when there is extra space, they move more easily.
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Infection?: It is possible that you could have an infection. How long ago was your extraction? Speak to the dentist to let him or her know what you are experienci ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Several things: Assuming there is no infection in the area you can apply ice for the first 24 hours...15 min on...15 min off you can take the pain medication your d ... Read More

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