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Best Pain Relief For Tooth Extraction
A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen 600-800mg taken every six hours works great. If allergic to aspirin, nsaids or are taking blood thinners ask your doctor first. Acetaminophen (paracetamol) 650mg every 6 hours will help, but will not control the inflammation that causes the pain. If needed, you can take both if you don't exceed 3200mg Ibuprofen or 3000mg Acetaminophen per day. Talk to your dentist for specific help. ...Read more
What type of dentist is best suited for wisdom tooth extraction? I have one upper right, horizontally impacted (i don't want to be put to sleep).
Wisdom teeth: An oral surgeon or an experienced dentist can help. The method of anesthesia that is chosen depends upon various factors. Some patients elect to have the wisdom tooth removed by local anesthetic, but nitrous oxide sedation and intravenous anesthesia are commonly administered. Your dentist will provide you with instructions for before and after the procedure. ...Read more
I have a deep and very painful hole in my first molar which has given me sleepless nights, I live in Nigeria and as a student I cannot afford the very best dental treatment, I'm considering a tooth extraction but I'm afraid of the pain and possible infect
Difficult Decision: Although it would be best to save the tooth with root canal therapy and a crown, if circumstances and other options are not available, then you will have no choice. The threat of pain and infection is now, not during or after the extraction. Have your teeth examined and have any lesions restored so that you do not loose more teeth. ...Read more
I have a sinus infection (very bad smell) from a tooth extraction (13 days ago). Is it safe to do a sinus drainage, if so what is the best way to do so?
Tooth extraction took place 4 months ago. Would a radiograph or a 3d CT be best for a specialist to view a broken bony tooth wall (s)?
Eval Bony socket: If you did not have a bone graft at the time of your extraction, you may assume that there has been a lateral and vertical collapse of bone dimensions at that site, sometimes as much as 50%! I would immediately have a bone graft done to augment both dimensions prior to having an implant placed! ...Read more
What is the best test with the least radiation to see if the bone near #1 tooth cracked during the wisdom tooth extraction due to lousy oral surgeons?
Digital x-rays: Digital x-rays use an extremely low dosage of x-ray and are very detailed. Teeth and bone breaking during removal of any tooth, and especially wisdom teeth, is common and most often not because of "lousy oral surgeons"'. ...Read more
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
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
Depends: The recovery is dependent on the amount of work to remove the teeth as well as the bodies natural healing abilities. In general for surgical extractions there will be about 3 days of discomfort and possibly some swelling. ...Read more
See a surgeon:
First of all have an oral surgeon do it. They are much more experienced than general dentists.
Secondly quit smoking if you do. Keep your mouth as clean as possible to prevent post operative infection. ...Read more
Absolutely not!: Do not rinse, spit out or drink with a straw for at least the first 24 hours after an extraction. This may dislodge the blood clot in the socket and result in delayed healing and possibly a dry socket. Follow directions give. Were you not given them? If not, call and get them. ...Read more
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