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Can I Go Back To Work After A Tooth Extraction
Tooth extraction: You can return to work soon after an extraction. You should avoid heavy lifting and bending for at least 24 hours. Follow the post op instructions that your dentist gave you. There are few restrictions following a simple extraction and more following a surgical extraction. The dentist that did your extraction is the best to answer this for your individual case. Call and ask about this. ...Read more
Day 5 post tooth extraction. Pain is actually worse today. Could it be a dry socket? Or just because I went back to work today (higher stress levels)?
Dry Socket Therapy-:
Contact dentist who preformed extraction and arrange appointment for dry socket treatment ASAP. ...Read more
Hi I work as a replenishment assitant lifting heavy boxes, moving boxes and replacing stock as different levels how long after a tooth extraction would I be ok to return to work thankyou?
Varies: Really depends on the difficulty of the extraction, if surgery is required, and if you are on narcotic pain meds afterwards. There is no one specific number to fit all scenarios. If on narcotics, you may be dizzy and more prone to losing your balance while lifting, possibly causing harm to yourself or others. Discuss with your surgeon after the procedure. ...Read more
YES: And most probably the day after if no complications. ...Read more
I am a teacher. After a tooth extraction, how many hours should I rest before I can get back to teaching with regular lecturing, talking, &eat/drinking?
Post op: Generally speaking, you can resume normal activities as soon as the numbness has worn off and the bleeding has stopped as long as you fell up to it. Your own dentist is the best one to discuss this further with you. ...Read more
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
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 more
Depends on anesthesi: A used. If local anesthesia is used with no pain killers, then it might be safe to go back, even though no one will understand what you're saying due to your lips being numb & possible drooling. If general anesthesia or pain meds used, absolutely not. You are at risk driving or doing machinery. Tke the day off to recover & heal faster. You can't eat right away or you could bite your lips accidentally. ...Read more
Everyone is differen: Most people take a day or two off from work. If they were particularly difficult extractions it may take up to a week. If you have severe pain after a few days you may have a dry socket and need to see the surgeon asap. Make sure you take your meds as prescribed. You should not need pain meds after a few days but you should always finish any antibiotic prescription. ...Read more
It varies widely!: Sometimes we see shifting in a matter of weeks or months, while other times it takes years. Every circumstance is different and we can't always predict what will happen nor when. Generally speaking, the sooner teeth are replaced the better. Your own dentist can probably give you a more accurate guess. ...Read more
Depends on…: How involved the extraction was: more the trauma to gum during extraction, the longer it will take for gum to heal & return to normal pink color. Also, if tooth was abscessed, healing will take longer. Contact dentist/oral surgeon who removed tooth to air your concerns. Knowing your specific case allows him/her to give more specific answers. ...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
Can tooth extraction at an early age (16 year old lost two molars, could not afford RCT) lead to ptsd? She's sad and scared to go back
It's possible: Your daughter was traumatized by the loss of those teeth, and she may now need to talk things out with a therapist so she can move on. It is a shame that this could have been prevented if she was seen regularly by a dentist. Now it is time for her to accept responsibility of maintaining her remaining teeth to prevent further loss. All the best... ...Read more
No: Teeth want to erupt and to migrate forward, not back, to compensate for the wear we don't give our teeth, but that our pre-historic ancestors did. If you have a malocclusion please see a specialist Orthodontist for an initial examination (usually free) to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I have been bleeding for a week already do to a tooth extraction is that normal? I went back to dentist 2 times n he just cleans the clot but the bleeding won't stop. During the day it really doesn't bleed but every morning I wake up bleeding.
Bleeding: You may want to see an oral surgeon to have the area re-evaluated. ...Read more
What to do if I had tooth extraction 3yrs back (2008-2009). but after one year of that (2010), my vision of eye of that side?
No relationship: I don't see a relationship between the extraction and the eye. See an eye doctor ...Read more
I had a upper back molar tooth extraction 5 days ago. Something squishy just fell out of the socket. Is this okay? What should I do? Dry socket?
Something Squishy: Is it possible that some food was in the socket. If you had a "dry socket" you would know it. They are usually very painful. You didn't mention any pain. If you aren't in pain, I would not worry about it at all. ...Read more
Two white patches on either side of back of mouth. Same area is red, had since november. No pain or bleeding just had a tooth extraction. What could b
Ask a dentist: Redness in tissue may be normal or an indication of chronic infection. If what is described is in fact signs of infection, your entire body has been constantly battling with it within your blood, which affects health of kidneys, liver, joints, etc., in a long run. A trained dentist can assure you whether "wait ; see" approach is wise. So please consult with your dentist or oral surgeon today! ...Read more
Are there any problems caused by a tooth extraction? I need to have a tooth pulled, but don't have the money to have anything else done. If I just leave the tooth pulled, without any other implants or work, could the empty space cause problems for my jaw?
Over time, your other teeth will shift into that space, but not in a good way.
Your bite may become askew, and you might develop periodontal problems aroung the tilted teeth.
This will not happen overnight, so you have a bit of time to make that tooth replacement a priority. ...Read more
After tooth extraction I have this headache for more than 2 weeks now, my head is pounding specially when down at night I can hear my head pounding like a hearbeat, and now I can feel heat in the back of my neck and at the back of my body my head is very
See your PCP: There are a number of things that can cause a headache to develop after extraction. Often after a tooth extraction you are prescribed opiates (e.g. Vicodin) Headaches are one of the side effects associated with opiates. Another reason could be caffeine withdrawal, stress or cervicogenic headache. Regardless, see your primary care physician for evaluation. ...Read more
After 2 weeks of tooth extraction I have this throbbing headache, jaw numb, neck is very hot and my back, head pounding 24/7?
Possible Infection: Please call your surgeon ASAP for a follow up. ...Read more
When can I come back to vigorous exercises after having molar tooth extraction and bone graft with stitches done?
Return to normal: All questions should be discussed directly with the dentist treating you as he\she is responsible for your aftercare and proper healing of the wound site. Follow all written and\or oral instructions. ...Read more
Which pain medication is more affective in relieving pain following a back lower molar tooth extraction with bone graft and stitches?
Tooth extraction+bone graft 6 days ago, in a lot of pain, saw dds maybe infection, put on clindamycin day 2 still painful, how long till anti work?
Not normal: Need to go back to your dentist for further evaluation. My patients do not have any pain the next day after an extraction and bone graft, therefore I would surmise that you have something that needs to be addressed now. ...Read more
Week after tooth extraction, went back to oral surgeon because of thrush symptoms, Prescribed Clotrimazole 10 mg troche. When I use it it makes the burning of my tongue more severe. Is that normal?
Hard lump on back lower jaw after wisdom tooth extraction. Feels very bruised. Won't allow mouth to open. No infection. Pain into gums and ear.
Tooth extraction: Hi Robin, When was the extraction? For about 4-6 days it is normal to have the swelling depending on how bad it was before the extraction. It will feel swollen, bruised and cause spasms of the masseter muscle prevention mouth opening. Pain accompanies inflammation that is secondary to the extraction and possibly the infection that required it. Please see your dentist if this persists beyond 6 days ...Read more
Resubmit: I will have 3 tooth extractions (furthest back ones) of my upper back jaw. Can I fill part of the empty space for esthetics without flipper?
Fixed vs Removable: Prosthetics can either be fixed or removable in nature... not much other choice. The "flipper" is your removable choice. If your dentist/periodontist team wishes to use any implants that are placed as abutments for a temporary bridge while they heal, then that is your fixed solution. The pros and cons should be discussed with your team. You can always leave the space empty for the short run. ...Read more
I had two tooth extractions 9 days back including a wisdom tooth and the adjacent lower tooth and think I am having muscle spasms now. What do I do?
Common: Common with wisdom tooth extractions. Moist heat, jaw stretching, OTC NSAID. If symptoms persist, see extracting dentist. ...Read more
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