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Abscess After Tooth Extraction
Maybe: The removal of an infected tooth usually has discomfort. Sometimes it can be painful depending on how involved the extraction is, if the patient is a smoker, if the patient is non compliant with after care instructions, etc. Usually most patients recover fine and pain medications will help them get through the first few days. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had an abscess then my tooth was extracted but lump is still there from abscess has been 3 days since tooth extraction.. how long till it goes away.
Cannot predict: Without seeing the area before and after and the damage done by the abscess it is not possible to say. Are you on antibiotic ? Often this will help the swelling go down. Keep an eye on it as sometimes these do not heal right away and require further drainage. Do not hesitate to contact the Dentist who did the extraction if unsure. Good Luck. ...Read more
I had a tooth extraction done 2 1/2 weeks ago. It has been very painful and is now red and I think abscessed. But I just saw dentist Wednesday.
Monitor change: Re-evaluate the symptoms you are experiencing and determine whether they are increasing (getting worse) decreasing (getting better). If you are improving consistently (even if it's slow), you are probably fine; pending this is consistent with the instructions your provider gave you. If you are getting worse or nothing, you should make another follow-up appointment. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Where can I get more information about tooth extraction on an abscessed tooth that requires bone graphing?
Information: I would google extraction and dental bone grafting. Basically the tooth will be extracted, the area cleaned of all infected tissue and a graft material placed (not needed if all walls are intact and you plan on an implant shortly) and the area is left to heal. Also talk to your surgeon as the web can give you too much information and every case is different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a tooth extraction (for tooth abscess), does the dentist leave it so that there's a hole on the gum (where the tooth used to be)?
Yes: After the tooth is removed. The dentist will clean out the infected tissues around the tooth. Then the blood will fill in where tooth used to be and form a clot. If the clot is lost prematurely you will get dry socket (quite painful). But, the clot (or the hole as you called it) will eventually be filled in by bone and gum tissue. ...Read more
Depends: The extraction of the tooth and incision and/or drainage of the abscess depends on the extent of the abscess and structures involved, the position of the tooth, how much tooth structure is remaining, as well as the type of anesthesia provided. All of the factors mentioned above affect the cost, as well as individual fees charged by different offices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a tooth extraction. Had an abcess and afraid infection got into blood will the extraction take care of infection. If its in the blood..?
Immune system: If you are not immune-compromised, the infection-fighting components of your immune system in the blood stream will usually be quite protective. Dental abscesses have no blood supply so fairly high levels of systemic antibiotics are necessary to be effective. Once your full immune system comes into play via the blood stream the infection will usually resolve more rapidly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had tooth extraction due to abcess is felling light headed a day after ok and how many days after is it ok.?
Various causes: Feeling light headed is not a symptom related to either an abscess or an extraction. It would be more related to pain medication you might be taking, low blood sugar from not eating, or a psychological effect. How soon you feel better depends upon the difficulty of the extraction, your own pain threshold, the control of the infection and your medical status. Call your dentist for advice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dental abcess, had tooth extraction afraid some vact is still in blood..Wht blood cells are good..Is there symptoms after infection is gone.?
Feels like something stuck on side of throat and painful if i touch/swallow/. Post wisdom tooth extractions. (See last question) Can it be abcess?
It is possible: but it's all normal after wisdom tooth removal especially if the surgery was complicated. Many patients complain of difficulty swallowing after surgery. Swallowing can be improved by using NSAIDs, mouth gargles with warm salty water the day following surgery and if concerned see your surgeon for a check up. ...Read more
Had difficult tooth extraction 3wks ago - tooth had abscess at root. The bone above extraction site is still very tender.Could it be infection?
Possibly...: But so hard to say without an examination. Have the dentist who extracted the tooth take a look. ...Read more
What is involved in draining a gum (periodontal) abscess to rid infection. Is it highly successful without the need for tooth extraction?
Maybe: The abscess formed because an infection inside the tooth drained out into the jaw and then through the gum. You must get rid of the original infection before you can get rid of the abscess. A properly done root canal or a tooth extraction are the only two ways to accomplish this. If advanced gum disease is also present then the tooth usually must be removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tooth Extraction: If a tooth has too much damage and can't be saved then in this case, the tooth needs to be extracted. Before removing the tooth, your dentist will administrate a local anesthetic for pain control and by surgical procedure tooth will be removed. Most tooth extractions take just a few minutes and the procedure is very safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Fees vary from office to office, city to city. A specialist will charge more than a generalist. Being put to sleep ? That's an additional expense. Any number given over the internet is meaningless, since fess in deltona are not the same as los angeles or albany or el paso. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Some insurance companies will not cover dental procedures to correct a tooth that was extracted prior to coverage. That's a primary reason dentist ask when a tooth was extracted or lost. Also, dentist can asses the rate of bone healing by determining how long ago the tooth was lost. So, it matters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Work?: You mean how is an extraction done, or why extract a tooth? Extracting a tooth removes the source of a problem (pain, swelling, infection, decay), makes more room for the other teeth, and/or improves the prognosis for the remaining teeth. A tooth is extracted by separating the root from the bone. If the tooth is impacted or stuck, sometimes sectioning the tooth is necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Softer foods first: The best answer can be obtained from the surgeon. That surgeon knows your particular situation and its associated risks. However, in general, you should eat softer and non-crunchy foods for at least a few days. With wisdom teeth extraction this time period may well exceed five weeks. For teeth extracted more towards the front of the mouth there is less risk of a problem and less restrictions.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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