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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
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
I had a tooth extraction and bone augmentation done on Wednesday. I am still experiencing moderate (after taking pain meds) to severe (when the pain meds wear off) pain and there is still swelling on the side of my face where the tooth was extracted.
I took 2 panadol (acetaminophen) extra tablets (500mg/tablet) can I take another 2 panadol (acetaminophen) night tablets four hours later? P.S : pain after tooth extraction
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
About a week: The extraction site heals in about 7 to 10 days. Try chewing on that side after about a week. ...Read more
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
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
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
Wait atleast 24Hrs: Cold stimuli the first 24 hrs and warm stimuli after 24hrs is the general rule for inflamatory reduction. ...Read more
Instantly: If you have normal clotting abilities the clot begins to form instantly. Bleeding should subside within 10 minutes. ...Read more
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
A: Week to be safe would be my guess as we all heal at different rates. ...Read more
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
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
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
Sedated: Extraction with sedation is to eliminate this "pain worry". When you are sedated, the area where you have extraction will typically receive local anesthetics also. There are conscious ; non-conscious types; in both cases you will be asked many pertinent questions to determine how much sedative agents to be used to maximize effect. Answer qs well ; honestly, and follow dr's instructions to do best! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Please consult your: Any medicine should be taken after proper consultation with your dentist. Good luck ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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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