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Isit safe to use a home teeth whitening kit 2 weeks after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Isit safe to use a home teeth whitening kit 2 weeks after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Safe but??: You could use it as long as you do not disturb the socket of the extracted tooth .If you experience any pain or irritation just stop using it. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more


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How can a tooth extraction work?

How can  a tooth extraction work?

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 more

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How much do tooth extraction hurt?

How much do tooth extraction hurt?

Painless : Sorry to hear, but having a tooth pulled is sometimes necessary. Before extraction, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If you are anxious, your dentist may use IV sedation that will prevent pain completely and make you sleep through the procedure. Anesthesia is the key. Good luck. ...Read more

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How expensive is a tooth extraction?

How expensive is a tooth extraction?

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 more

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How long does tooth extraction heal?

How long does tooth extraction heal?

One to two weeks: Normally it's about a week or so that the socket of the extracted tooth heals and closes as it fells up with blood that coagulate and turns into bone later, and the socket gets shallower as it heals. If that blood clot got dislodged for amy reason , that can cause the socket not to heal. The condition is very painful and known as dry socket. See your dentist to get it treated. ...Read more

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How much does tooth extraction hurt?

Depends on infection: extraction usually does not hurt during since you are anesthetized. after you should take Ibuprofen and Aspirin for 1 - 2 days. Pain during or after extraction is not normal and is usually due to infection which requires antibiotics. If this is anticipated it is best to start antibiotics and anti-inflammatory 1 - 48 hours before ...Read more

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How long does a tooth extraction take?

How long does a tooth extraction take?

Thanks for asking!: Most extractions take 3-5 minutes per tooth. Of course not all extractions are the same and many multi-rooted or root canal treated teeth will take longer due to their level of difficulty and need for surgical removal. ...Read more

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Is it normal to need a tooth extraction?

Is it normal to need a tooth extraction?

Yes: A tooth extraction is very common and a dentist can probably address the incidence. I know that it is less common for young people today because dentists have found ways to protect teeth compared to people my age (58). Still, any procedure, dental or medical, should be performed only after informed consent. I hope this helps, best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do after bad tooth extraction?

What can I do after bad tooth extraction?

The extraction was : Done badly or a tooth in bad shape was extracted? Follow your dentist's written instructions after an extraction. Avoid strenuous activity to include heavy lifting. Just plan to take it easy. Avoid activities that create suction (smoking or sucking from a straw). Don't swish vigorously. Avoid alcohol ; hot beverages. A soft or liquid diet would be good. Your dentist/ oral surgeon likely provided. ...Read more

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