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Can I wear my night guard after tooth extraction or will it crak with grinding?

Can I wear my night guard after tooth extraction or will it crak with grinding?

Yes you can: You are not likely to crack it. It should not be a prob at all but it wouldn't hurt to ask your dentist. ...Read more

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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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Is wearing night guard after tooth extraction recommended?

Is wearing night guard after tooth extraction recommended?

Yes!: Wearing a night guard may prevent your muscles from being hyperactive, as when you grind your teeth without it! Less muscle activity, by using night guard, may create less pain associated from tooth extraction. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to wear my sleep apnea machine after a tooth extraction?

Is it possible for me to wear my sleep apnea machine after a tooth extraction?

Call your dentist: If there is no active bleeding there should be no problem. But ask your dentist to be sure there is no active bleeding. ...Read more

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Surgeon remvd stitches & filled dry socket 3/4 wisd. Tooth extraction sites, was aware I took 1 baby asprin night bfore. What're my risks & what to do?

Surgeon remvd stitches & filled dry socket 3/4 wisd. Tooth extraction sites, was aware I took 1 baby asprin night bfore. What're my risks & what to do?

Discuss: Discuss concerns with dentists who can actually examine and treat you. An internet diagnosis is not possible and we would need substantially more information to even begin to advise you properly. ...Read more

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Can smoking after tooth extraction cause oral cancer? I just got an extraction last night then start to smoke after an hour (they didn't warn me)

Can smoking after tooth extraction cause oral cancer? I just got an extraction last night then start to smoke after an hour (they didn't warn me)

Yes but later on!: Smoking causes cancer... and there is no doubt about it. So quit smoking Now while it is fresh in your mind and you are still free from it.
Development of Cancer from smoking usually takes some years...so right now you are safe but a few years down the road, you will be in serious trouble. So make serious plans to quit smoking....seek professional help from American cancer society (Cancer. Net) ...Read more

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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

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

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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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I had a tooth extraction 3 weeks ago and I gave oral sex to a guy last night can I get HIV from this if he has it? He did not ejaculate in my mouth.

I had a tooth extraction 3 weeks ago and I gave oral sex to a guy last night can I get HIV from this if he has it? He did not ejaculate in my mouth.

Not likely: At least from the tooth extraction site. While you can still feel a depression where the tooth was, after three weeks you tissues would have healed over the site. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my two canine teeth are a bit sharper than normal people's. Will I need a tooth extraction or will a dentist just have to file them?

Should I be concerned if my two canine teeth are a bit sharper than normal people's. Will I need a tooth extraction or will a dentist just have to file them?

Pointy cuspids: I wouldn't be concerned about sharper than normal canine teeth. It certainly doesn't require extraction. Yes, they can be easily reshaped. Discuss this issue with your own dentist for best advice. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Florastor (Sacc boulaardi) after wisdom tooth extraction, or will the yeast get into my bloodstream through the open wound?

Is it safe to take Florastor (Sacc boulaardi) after wisdom tooth extraction, or will the yeast get into my bloodstream through the open wound?

Capsule? Pill?: If Florastor is a capsule, like I suspect, then you shouldn't have any problems as long as you swallow the capsules whole (as they are meant to be). By swallowing the capsule intact, the yeast won't be released until the capsule coating gets dissolved, which occurs in the intestines (the stomach acid starts the process but the yeast is released in the small intestine). I think you'll be safe. GL! ...Read more

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When can one start chewing on the side of tooth extraction after extraction?

When can one start chewing on the side of tooth extraction after extraction?

About a week: The extraction site heals in about 7 to 10 days. Try chewing on that side after about a week. ...Read more

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Tooth extraction just done four days ago and looking for more information on how to gargle?

Tooth extraction just done four days ago and looking for more information on how to gargle?

Warm salt water: I would recommend gargling with a tablespoon of salt in 8 ounces of warm water 4 times a day. Don't vigourously rinse the extraction site because you don't want to disrupt the blood clot. Lightly rinse and swish with the salt water and spit out. Don't try to clean out or disrupt the extraction site. ...Read more

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When can I eat spicy food after tooth extraction?

When can I eat spicy food after tooth extraction?

Clot loss: The danger after extraction is a dry socket.
This results from a clot never forming or being lost. You can't control a clot never forming, but you can control a clot being dislodged or lost. Spices foods may burn, but the won't dislodge the clot.
Alcohol, excessively hot temp foods, hard rough foods, that's what to avoid in the first few days. Remember to eat on the opposite side! ...Read more

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How long until I can eat or drink after a tooth extraction?

Immediately: If you are prescribed pain medication to take postoperatively, you should eat and/or drink before taking any pain medication to avoid the potential for nausea. You may wish to start out with soft food and advance as tolerated. If your question pertains to drinking alcoholic beverages after the extraction, do not take any pain medication and consume alcoholic beverages at the same time. ...Read more

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How soon can I eat hot food after having a tooth extraction?

How soon can I eat hot food after having a tooth extraction?

Wait atleast 24Hrs: Cold stimuli the first 24 hrs and warm stimuli after 24hrs is the general rule for inflamatory reduction. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a clot to form after tooth extraction?

How long does it take for a clot to form after tooth extraction?

Instantly: If you have normal clotting abilities the clot begins to form instantly. Bleeding should subside within 10 minutes. ...Read more

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Can I go back to work and fly on a plane after a tooth extraction?

Can I go back to work and fly on a plane 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

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I'm wondering how long after a tooth extraction can I eat/drink cold things?

After numbness is: After numbness is gone and you get your feeling back, it is good to have something cold. Cold food keeps the tissue from swelling, and keeps the blood vessels small to minimize bleeding. You may also find cold food is easier to eat than hot/warm food during healing. H. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after a tooth extraction before I can have carbonated drinks?

How long do I have to wait after a tooth extraction before I can have carbonated drinks?

Not long: The carbonation will have no affect on the extraction site and there is no need to delay drinking carbonated drinks any longer than non-carbonated. ...Read more

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Does an abscess tooth extraction hurt?

Does an abscess tooth extraction hurt?

Maybe: The removal of an infected tooth usually has discomfort. Sometimes it can be painful depending on how involved the extraction is, if the patient is a smoker, if the patient is non compliant with after care instructions, etc. Usually most patients recover fine and pain medications will help them get through the first few days. Good luck. ...Read more

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Safe to eat sushi after tooth extraction?

Safe to eat sushi after tooth extraction?

Post-op instructions: No more or less safe than normally. Follow oral and written instructions given to you by your treating dentist and pose any questions to him or her directly. ...Read more

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When does scab heal after tooth extraction?

When does scab heal after tooth extraction?

Time Varies: Depends on many factors:
1) difficulty of the extraction (was the tooth impacted which is below the gum line?)
2) was the tooth infected?
3) your typical healing rate?
4) any harmful habits? (smoking, spitting, drinking from a straw will all disrupt the clot)
5) were sutures needed?
6) any underlying medical conditions?
7) plus additional unknown factors. ...Read more

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Can I take dolobid after a tooth extraction?

Can I take dolobid after a tooth extraction?

Post extraction: Talk to your dentist about your need for pain medications following your extraction. For a simple extraction OTC medications like ibuprophen work well. You should never take a prescription medication that is not prescribed for you for a specific reason. This can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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What is IV sedation like for tooth extraction?

What is IV sedation like for tooth extraction?

Too much: We don't recommend IV sedation for simple extractions, may be in the case of a special patient (medically compromised or uncooperative ones). If you are having several surgical or impacted extractions, then you could opt for the more expensive option, but you should always try to choose the safest procedure such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas). ...Read more

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Which is better - root canal or tooth extraction?

Which is better - root canal or tooth extraction?

Root canal treatment: Is a always a better option than tooth extraction as it saves the natural tooth and it is safer and less invasive than getting the tooth extracted. It is always better, if possible, to save natural tooth than getting it removed. ...Read more

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Cant hear after tooth extraction. Is this normal?

No: This is unusual. May be coincidental but should get hearing checked. ...Read more

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How to know if I need tooth extraction for braces?

How to know if I need tooth extraction for braces?

Full analysis: Records and xrays are made at your initial visit to determine the treatment plan suitable for your particular case. Your doctor will advise you. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is used after a tooth extraction?

Which antibiotic is used after a tooth extraction?

Please consult your: Any medicine should be taken after proper consultation with your dentist. Good luck ...Read more

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Nucynta (tapentadol) dosage after tooth extraction?

Nucynta (tapentadol) dosage after tooth extraction?

50-100mg for pain: The usual dosage for acute pain is between 50 to 100mg every 4-6 hours as needed. For those needing long-term pain control, extended release formulation ranges from 50-250mg taken 2x/day, max 500mg/day. Overdosage may cause more side effect and can be dangerous. Start low and increase if needed. Consult your doc if you are having trouble. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tooth extraction, how long before teeth shift back?

Tooth extraction, how long before teeth shift back?

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

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Do you think I'll need tooth extraction for braces?

Do you think I'll need tooth extraction for braces?

No clue: Without examination, it is impossible to tell. Only a fraction of orthodontic patients need extractions. As your orthodontist during your consultation. ...Read more

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How long does soreness last after tooth extraction?

How long does soreness last after tooth extraction?

One day to: 14 days is my standard answer. Depends on which tooth, the condition of the area prior to surgery, the surgical difficulty, your oral hygiene efficiency, your immune system/healing response and many other factors. Medication for the soreness should help. Nsaids are usually excellent. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I deal with dizziness after tooth extraction?

Dizziness: Dizziness can be caused by several things. You might be dizzy from the anesthesia or from being dehydrated. If so, drink lots of liquids and wait for the effects of the anesthesia to subside. However, vertigo can also be caused by displacement of the tiny structures in the inner ear, in which case an eppley maneuver may be the answer to your dizziness. I've seen it before. ...Read more

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Which is more painlful a filling or tooth extraction?

Which is more painlful a filling or tooth extraction?

Neither one: Really have to be painful. Pain is a relative term and varies depending on ones pain threshold. Additionally, depending on the extent / difficulty, condition of the tooth needing a filling or extraction can determine the level of pain. .. ...Read more

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Root canal vs. Tooth extraction. What's the difference?

Root canal vs. Tooth extraction. What's the difference?

Root canal therapy: Is a endodontic treatment to repair and save a damaged or infected tooth instead of extraction. The procedure to replace infected root canal (nerve) with an artificial material. Extraction is when the whole tooth and root is removed. ...Read more

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What happens during tooth extraction on old root canal?

Normal process: root canal teeth are soft and might brake during extraction. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have depression after tooth extraction?

No, it is not: The two are likely unrelated. The only way that they could possibly be related would be if an infection had gone into your brain after the tooth extraction. However, if that were the case, you would be so ill you would not have been able to submit this question. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of dry socket after tooth extraction?

What are symptoms of dry socket after tooth extraction?

Pain and foul taste: Most patients who are diagnosed witn a dry socket complain of varying degrees of pain and a foul taste, usually within 2-5 days following the extraction of the tooth. In my practice, the majority of dry sockets occur with extractions in the lower jaw. ...Read more

Night Guard (Definition)

Night guard is used to separate teeth, it will help patient that ...Read more