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Can Someone On Medicare Get A Full Tooth Extraction And A Full Set Of Dentures
Medicare is a federal program that pays for certain health care expenses of individuals who are 65 years or older. It is divided into three parts, with Part A covering hospital bills, Part B covering doctor bills, and Part C providing the option to choose from a package of health care plans. Individuals who have Medicare ...Read more
Visit the dentist: First, you need to visit a dentist and have them do a thorough examination, including x-rays to determine your overall dental health. Then they will have a long discussion with you about the advisability of such treatment, what to expect, etc. This is not to be taken lightly, as many people with false teeth are not happy with them. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How good should dentures fit? My friend recently had an upper denture fitted. It's been two weeks and he still gags when wearing them plus they frequently fall down. He also still has a hole in his upper jaw from tooth extraction which allows liquid to
Well, : Well, your friend has a few problems. Firstly, he needs to go back to the dentist to take care of the oronasal communication. This cannot stay this way and may need to be surgically repaired. He may be gagging for a number of reasons: the back of the denture may be a bit too long, or he just needs a little time to get use to it. With the denture moving and falling he will have a very hard time being comfortable. With the oronasal communication, there will be no way to establish suction to hold the denture in place. That needs to be addressed first, then when that has healed, the denture can be modified to be more comfortable. Hope this info helps. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hypersenstive nerve in jaw after tooth extraction years ago . Just started again with compression from denture. Had lyrica (pregabalin) became ill. What can I do ?
See Prosthodontist: See the Prosthodontist and likely the Oral Surgeon. The inferior alveolar nerve bundle may no longer be covered in bone. Alteration of denture, repositioning of nerve, implants may all be topics of discussion. Need panoramic and 3D imaging to fully assess the anatomy. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What about smoking after a full all teeth extraction and dentures ? I know its a horrible question but I wonder how that changes things or what happen
As I'm Sure: Your dentist told you, smoking can cause bleeding so no smoking at all for the first day. Then try to keep it to a minimum. Avoid "sucking" on the cigarette, as you might dislodge the clot and cause more bleeding. There are few things you can do which would be as good for your future health as quitting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lump in gum 3 years after teeth extraction. Very painful. Can't wear lower dentures. Could it be fractured or possibly a piece of tooth left?
I have a dentist appointment set for tomorrow for a wisdom tooth extraction. However, just today I woke up and noticed I had two cold sores, can the dentist still treat me or do I have to re schedule?
When you have all upper teeth extraction and dentures put in, how long does it take for the swelling to go down? This is my first time for dentures.
Varies: A couple of days to a week is pretty much the norm. All the best... ...Read more
Have had lower teeth extractions & implants. Also have sjogrens w very dry mouth. Deciding on removable vs fixed denture w implants. Recommendations?
It would be nice if: We had access to your complete medical & dental history, clinically examine you & see-rays of your mouth, as well as discuss all your options & the pros\cons of each. Then perhaps we could suggest what is the best treatment for you & your particular set of circumstances. Unfortunately, we can't. You will have to trust the best general dentist or prosthodontist that you know for guidance. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
It may vary: The answer may depend upon how recent the extraction was performed, what type of food particle is in the extraction site, and how long it has been there. With a recent extraction site you can try gently rinsing and/or brushing with a soft toothbrush or you can return to your dentist/surgeon who can either remove it for you or provide you with syringe to irrigate (flush) out the site. ...Read more
Not lock jaw: Lock jaw is a lay term for tetanus. You do not get tetanus from a tooth extraction. You can get infection of the tooth root or have a piece of infected retained root that can cause swelling of the surrounding soft tissues making it difficult to fully open your mouth. This should not normally occur after a tooth extraction. See your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Comfort zone: The removal of wisdom teeth is a serious surgical procedure. Sedation dentistry is used to provide a safe, comfortable relaxing and anxiety-free experience for certain people receiving any dental treatment. Depending on your degree of fear or anxiety, different levels of sedation may be required include general anesthesia. Take care and have a comfortable experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask Orthodontist: Ask your orthodontist specialist. Sometimes it's better to remove malpositioned wisdom teeth to facilitate tooth movement. Sometimes moving teeth can improve access to the wisdom teeth. Everyone is different, but it's a situation your orthodontist has been trained to evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food in socket: It is always best to first consult with your own dentist for advice and instructions. Having said that: if the tooth was removed within the last 48 hours, just rinse as thoroughly as you can and don't be too concerned if there is still some food or debris in the socket. If it's after 48 hours, you can use an ear bulb syringe filled with water from your local drug store or supermarket-- GENTLY. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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