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At Home 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal & Varies: Depending on the type of extraction, the surgeons style and expertise and the patient, post surgery pain varies dramatically. Whatever you feel is real for you and your dentist can help you if there is a need for pain medication, medication for infection or swelling. Arnica is a good holistic over the counter aid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain management : Before, during, and after tooth extraction, pain management is an important subject. The appropriate anesthesia for you depends on the expected complexity of the tooth extraction and your own comfort level. Talk to your dentist and explain your concern. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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