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Ideal time to stop clopidogrel before tooth extraction?

Ideal time to stop clopidogrel before tooth extraction?

Ask your surgeon: You may or may not need to stop your medication depending on the extent of the surgery required to take the tooth out. Talk to the dentist first. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Jaw swelling before tooth extraction. Had oral surgery size of golf ball on left side was told fluid buildup. How do I reduce swelling?

Jaw swelling before tooth extraction. Had oral surgery size of golf ball on left side was told fluid buildup.  How do I reduce swelling?

Hot towel: It is common to have face swelling after tooth removal especially infected ones. Cold compression for the first day following the surgery and warm compression after 2 and 3 days of surgery is recommended to reduce the swelling. Painkiller like Motrin also will help because of anti-inflammatory effect. ...Read more

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How long do you have to take antibiotics for before tooth extraction?

How long do you have to take antibiotics for before tooth extraction?

As directed by DDS: Any antibiotics that are prescribed before tooth extraction should be taken as directed. ...Read more

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How far in advance do I need to stop blood thinners, xarelto, before wisdom tooth extraction?

How far in advance do I need to stop blood thinners, xarelto, before wisdom tooth extraction?

Surgery preparation: This question should be addressed by a consultation between the dentist removing the tooth and your physician or cardiologist. It varies from not stopping it at all to a few days prior to the surgery depending upon your complete medical history, especially cardiac concerns and the difficulty of the extraction. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take clindamycin for 2 weeks before and after tooth extraction?

Is it ok to take clindamycin for 2 weeks before and after tooth extraction?

Yes but: Unless for prophylactic purposes in low immune or prone to infections like in diabetics , and to prevent post extraction infections, i personally think it is too much for normal conditions ...Read more

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Can i eat before a wisdom tooth extraction?

Can i eat before a wisdom tooth extraction?

For local only: If your surgeon is using local anesthetic only, then yes. If he/she is using sedation you will want to check with them as there will be restrictions. ...Read more

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Could it require to be put to sleep before a surgical tooth extraction?

Could it require to be put to sleep before a surgical tooth extraction?

Surgical extraction: Is routinely done in the dentist's or oral surgeon's office. The appropriate anesthesia for your surgery is the key for success. It depends on the complexity of the tooth extraction(s) and your own comfort level. After the surgery you will receive instruction and medication for speedy recovery and healing. Rec.: choose an experience dentist or an oral surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you take halcion (triazolam) before a wisdom tooth extraction?

Can you take  halcion (triazolam) before a wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes, anxiety control: Yes, Halcion (triazolam) is a very good mild anxiolytic to take before any dental procedure if you have dental anxiety. There are also several other medications that are mild anxiolytics used for dental anxiety. Ask your dentist what he thinks is right for you. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to take halcion (triazolam) before a wisdom tooth extraction?

Is it a bad idea to take halcion (triazolam) before a wisdom tooth extraction?

Follow pre-op orders: If you are scheduled to have wisdom teeth removed, take only the medications approved or prescribed by your dentist or surgeon. If you are extremely anxious about your surgery, your dentist or surgeon may prescribe something for you to take prior to your appointment. ...Read more

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Can I smoke marijuana the night before a wisdom tooth extraction? I'm getting all four removed with IV sedation

Can I smoke marijuana the night before a wisdom tooth extraction? I'm getting all four removed with IV sedation

Not wise: Marijuana can adversely affect the IV sedation. Please, if you do smoke, advise the Oral Surgeon. Your anesthesia may need to be adjusted, or the procedure may have to be postponed. Report ALL Meds, prescription & OTC, as well as all supplements, to the Oral Surgeon as well as any marijuana consumption. ...Read more

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