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3 weeks post wisdom tooth extraction. Can chewing on the site cause nerve or jaw damage?

3 weeks post wisdom tooth extraction. Can chewing on the site cause nerve or jaw damage?

Definitely, no: Your diet may consist of any food that can be chewed and successfully swallowed. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the colour of a healing socket three days after extraction?

What is the colour of a healing socket three days after extraction?

Not prety: It usually is whitish-yellow, maybe some hint of green. It usually looks like it might be infected. ...Read more

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I had an extraction and I am still tender around the tooth this is going on week three and I have gargled and gargled?

I had an extraction and I am still tender around the tooth this is going on week three and I have gargled and gargled?

antibiotics, dentist: See the dentist, get antibiotics. The dentist can sometimes place a packing to help if it is a "dry socket". ...Read more

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Can a three year old child have a tooth extraction?

Can a three year old child have a tooth extraction?

If abscessed or Infx: If severely infected, a tooth in a 3 year old may in a rare case need extraction, etc. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extracted 2-3 months ago, the back of my gums has swollen across three of my teeth near the extraction site. Is this normal?

I had a tooth extracted 2-3 months ago, the back of my gums has swollen across three of my teeth near the extraction site. Is this normal?

No: Swelling is never normal. Return to Dentist or Oral Surgeon who did the extraction for reevaluation. Don't be surprised if referral to a Periodontist is recommended. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink soda three days after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Is it safe to drink soda three days after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Ask your dentist/OS: Possibly. But I would go by the post-op instructions of the your dentist/OS whom extracted the tooth/teeth. Make sure you do not drink through a straw...sucking in can actually affect healing and can possibly result in a dry socket. ...Read more

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Having problems after a wisdom tooth extraction over a month ago. There is a lump growing on the extraction site. I've had three courses of antibiotic?

Having problems after a wisdom tooth extraction over a month ago. There is a lump growing on the extraction site. I've had three courses of antibiotic?

3rd molar Ext: You should see your dentist for a follow up exam. It sounds like you are developing an infection and/or possibly have some foreign body (food, necrotic bone, etc.) stuck in the extraction site. The site may need to be opened and cleaned out by the surgeon. ...Read more

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Jaw bone degeneration and collapsed face appearance profile after having 12 teeth extraction three years ago. Can bone grafting improve face appearance?

Jaw bone degeneration and collapsed face appearance profile after having 12 teeth extraction three years ago. Can bone grafting improve face appearance?

Lip Support: What type of prosthesis are you wearing? Which 12 teeth were removed? Much of your lip support comes from your natural teeth or prosthesis. Bone grafting can be used to increase bone volume for placement of dental implants. You have a complex situation that warrants consultations with first a prosthodontist and then an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Its been 4 days I git three extraction one of them includes a wisdom tooth now I fell pulling from the extraction pain on my ear and throat should i?

Pain post extraction: If you're having worsening pain after 4 days, you may be developing a dry socket or even a postoperative infection. You are on penicillin, so it's probably not an infection. You should see the dentist or oral surgeon who performed the extractions for possible treatment of a dry socket, which will predictably relieve your pain if that's the cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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Just had three extractions when does the pain stop?

Just had three extractions when does the pain stop?

Many variables: Unfortunately, every case is different. The more difficult the extractions, the more likely discomfort will linger, along with individual variance with pain threshold and recuperative powers. I tell my patients, whether it is a simple extraction or a severe impaction, the pain usually starts to subside by the end of the following day. Discuss pain medication with your dentist. Follow directions. ...Read more

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I had three extractions on Aug 10. They were upper back molars, and bicuspids'. I was wondering, how long will it be before I can have sex, cough, snee?

I had three extractions on Aug 10. They were upper back molars, and bicuspids'. I was wondering, how long will it be before I can have sex, cough, snee?

Now: You can do all of these things when you feel ready to perform the acts.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How much will a extraction cost how much

This: This is not a question can be answered sight unseen. You are not purchasing an item. You are contracting for a professional service.
Only to dentist can evaluate the extraction and tell you how much it would be perform. ...Read more

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How long does the pain for a root extraction last?

How long does the pain for a root extraction last?

Depends: Root removal healing is determined by infection, location, and difficulty of removal, but you should be functional within a week. If not, revisit the dentist to evaluate complications. ...Read more

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Is it normal for extraction site hole to get smaller?

It can: The body naturally tries to fill in areas as much as possible. Not to worry. If it causes problems please see your dentist. ...Read more

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There's something whitish around my extraction site. Should I be worried?

Dentist should check: Often times the healing tissue has a whitish appearance for a week to 10 days. I would recommend getting your extraction site checked by your dentist a week after the procedure. ...Read more

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Which symptoms would I have if a root tip was left behind during extraction?

Which symptoms would I have if a root tip was left behind during extraction?

Usually no problems: It is sometimes recommended to leave the root than to risk damage to the nerve that can cause paresthesia and neuropathic pain. You are always informed by your dentist of the retained root tip. ...Read more

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I have an extraction and I'm kinda scared, can I take one chlordiazep 5mg?

I have an extraction and I'm kinda scared, can I take one chlordiazep 5mg?

Oral sedation: Find appropriately trained dentist to create a safe and comfortable dental experience for you by implementing oral sedation. It is important to talk to your dentist about your fears and concerns during your consultation before any dentistry is performed. Proper sedation and anesthesia are the key for success. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to undergo an extraction when I am slightly ill? Recovering but not fully.

Depends: What are you ill with? If it is a simple cold it should be fine. If it is something more serious then maybe not. You could call your doctor for a final opinion since your doctor knows you and your condition better than anyone else. ...Read more

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I forgot to ask if my bite after extraction will adjust itself in time or will I need bite adjustment. Bad bite since extraction 10 days ago?

I forgot to ask if my bite after extraction will adjust itself in time or will I need bite adjustment. Bad bite since extraction 10 days ago?

Teeth may move: Teeth can move fairly rapidly. That's why the dentists put a bridge in to prevent the movement and fill the space made by the extraction. You need to communicate with your dentist. ...Read more

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Does the packing for extraction come out on its own?

It can: If it does, inform the surgeon. If it doesn't, ask your surgeon when to return for removal. ...Read more

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Why fast extraction of sperm?

Why fast extraction of sperm?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean by fast extraction? You may want to see your doctor for more answers ...Read more

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How painful are dental extraction?

How painful are dental extraction?

Minimal: With all the adjuncts such as dental anesthesia, nitrous oxide, pain medications, general anesthesia, and atraumatic technique, extraction of a tooth is much less painful than ever. ...Read more

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How is an extraction of arterial emboli accomplished?

How is an extraction of arterial emboli accomplished?

Surgery or angiogram: Most often this is done with a relatively small cut over ther involved artery and embolectomy, similar to rotorooter for plumbing. Sometimes this is treated with catheters and devices to breakup and suction out or dissolve the clot. ...Read more

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In what way is the extraction of arterial emboli accomplished?

In what way is the extraction of arterial emboli accomplished?

Medicine or surgery: Clots can sometimes be dissolved with medicine, but, often require a procedure for removal. Surgery id the most common way to remove most arterial emboli to large vessels. ...Read more

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Extraction of 4 pre molars for braces. Is this really necessary?

Extraction of 4 pre molars for braces. Is this really necessary?

Depends: If your orthodontist is correctly trained, has spent time to diagnose your individual problem with care, then it is perfectly acceptable to remove the first premolars. In doing a full work-up they have decided this will give you the best esthetic and functional results. There are "gray" areas, and if you are unsure, seek another opinion. We orthodontists are not offended by this, nor should we. ...Read more

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What are stitches after teeth extraction for?

What are stitches after teeth extraction for?

Healing: During an extraction, gingival tissues may have been peeled back to gain access to the tooth, or the gum tissue could have been torn. At times, the surgeon will approximate the tissues to achieve primary closure, and sutures are needed to keep the wound closed. ...Read more