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A 34-year-old member asked:

what can i expect when getting my teeth cleaned and a tooth extracted?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Some questions: Your information says that you are 34 years old. Have you never gotten your teeth cleaned before? Perhaps it would be best to go for a dental consultation and find out what treatment is needed. At that time, you can have a sit down discussion with your dentist about what to expect for all needed procedures. You can re-post any more specific questions you have.

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Should just get the molar pulled and let the third molar and wisdom tooth fill in the space?

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Will Not Do it: This will not happen once the roots are formed on the 2nd molar and 3rd molar (wisdom tooth). They may tilt forward but not bodily move forward. Tilting forward will cause a TMJ problem. Get advise from your dentist as to the option of what to do with the 1st molar space - an implant is a good option.
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What would experts say? Could a gap between teeth become a problem after having a tooth pulled?

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Dr. Stephen Gordon
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Should I have my two front teeth taken out and have false one put in they are really hollow?

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Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
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Get a work-up: Your question is too complicated to answer without a diagnostic work-up. Make an appointment with your dentist to have the teeth evaluated and to receive options for treatment.
A 46-year-old member asked:

After a tooth is pulled is it common for other teeth to start hurting?

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Dr. Kevin Owoc
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Sometimes: When a tooth is removed, often the other teeth are traumatized as they are used as leverage to help remove the bad tooth. This movement of the other adjacent teeth will sometimes cause them to have a temporary swelling inside the nerve. This should go away. Once the initial trauma from the extraction is healed, the other teeth should be fine. Keep smiling !

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Last updated Dec 19, 2013

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