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Can the dentist force you to have a tooth pulled?

Can the dentist force you to have a tooth pulled?

No: You cannot be forced into treatment. However, your dentist maybe of the opinion that a tooth is nonrestorable (nonrepairable), and can advise and inform you that extraction (pulling the tooth) is your only viable option. Be sure to ask your dentist the advantages and disadvantages of the treatment and the alternatives. ...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 it ok to be sedated by dentist to have a tooth pulled after a colopscopy 8days ago bit still bleedin lightly?

Is it ok to be sedated by dentist to have a tooth pulled after a colopscopy 8days ago bit still bleedin lightly?

Separate issues: You should be able to have the sedation to have your tooth pulled by your dentist. The previous anesthetic for colonoscopy would have no effect on your sedation for pulling your tooth. However, you may want to bring up the light bleeding with you GI doc (doc who did your colonoscopy) and your dentist. One issue they may have is anemia (low blood count) after bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am on plavix (clopidogrel) and need to have a tooth pulled. My dentist wants me to stop 4 days before extraction?

I am on plavix (clopidogrel) and need to have a tooth pulled.  My dentist wants me to stop 4 days before extraction?

Maybe: Check with md first if you need to continue Plavix (clopidogrel) should not be a problem with a simple extraction - bleeding controlled with gauze or socket dressing. If difficult extraction or several , need for gum surgery in addidtion; significant bleeding this will complicate visibilty for the doctor sutures are needed and anticoagulant packing needed bleeding can restart when anesthetic wearing off. ...Read more

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Help docs! i had my tooth pulled a few months ago and regret it, can I have my dentist reattach the tooth?

Help docs! i had my tooth pulled a few months ago and regret it, can I have my dentist reattach the tooth?

Dental Implant: You most likely can have a dental implant placed in that area, along with the associated crown. Your own tooth is gone forever. ...Read more

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I had a tooth pulled by a dentist on 2\14\11 which resulted in nerve damage. Several drs l8r, still unsure which branch is causing pain. Pls help.

I had a tooth pulled by a dentist on 2\14\11 which resulted in nerve damage.  Several drs l8r, still unsure which branch is causing pain.  Pls help.

First of all...: The affected nerve is Trigeminal nerve. Although I don't understand why it matters which nerve is causing the pain. You need to see a pain specialist. They are the only doctors with the current knowledge needed to help you with your problem. Then you need to follow their advice. See a board certified specialist in pain management and ask for an opinion. ...Read more

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I got a wisdom tooth pulled today around 930 am the dentist didn't give me stitches. I'm still bleeding? Is that normal?

I got a wisdom tooth pulled today around 930 am the dentist didn't give me stitches. I'm still bleeding? Is that normal?

Yes: Whether or not a stitch is used or not after the removal of a tooth is a decision made by your dentist/surgeon based upon the procedure required to remove the wisdom tooth. Postoperative bleeding will vary from individual to individual and can usually be controlled with gentle biting pressure on gauze sponges. Expect to have some blood tinged saliva during the first 24 hours. ...Read more

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Took my 6 y 10 month old daughter for routine dentist appt to get her front tooth pulled. Hours later, she now has a 102.5 fever, should I be worried?

Took my 6 y 10 month old daughter for routine dentist appt to get her front tooth pulled.  Hours later, she now has a 102.5 fever, should I be worried?

Coincidence ?: Probably. Was the front tooth infected? Extractions and dental anesthetics do not cause fevers. Discuss your concerns with her dentist and pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it ok to contine taking my prescribed oxytocin before getting my wisdom tooth pulled, even though the dentist said not to eat or take asprine?

Is it ok to contine taking my prescribed oxytocin before getting my wisdom tooth pulled, even though the dentist said not to eat or take asprine?

These types of ?'s: These types of questions should be directed to the dentist treating you and not over the internet from dentists who are not responsible for you care. Call your dentist and ask. ...Read more

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My dentist wants to put me on gas when I have my tooth pulled out, but i'm scared the needle will still hurt while i get numbed, will i feel anything?

My dentist wants to put me on gas when I have my tooth pulled out, but i'm scared the needle will still hurt while i get numbed, will i feel anything?

Nitrous Oxide: Nitrous oxide (gas) will take the edge off and enable a smooth transition to anesthetic delivery. Ask your provider about using a topical jelly prior to injection. Good technique, and the above suggestions should guarantee you a comfortable experience at the dentist. ...Read more

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I had a tooth pulled 3 days ago and the blood clot is about to fall out what do I need to do? Its friday evening so i can't see a dentist until monday

I had a tooth pulled 3 days ago and the blood clot is about to fall out what do I need to do? Its friday evening so i can't see a dentist until monday

Perhaps still OK: My office is open on saturdays as are many offices. You might want to see another dentist just to be sure. Without seeing a dentist there is not much that you can do on your own. Just because you think or see the clot about ready to fall out, does not mean that it will or that there is not some clotting still present underneath. You may be just fine. ...Read more

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What is considered best: to have an abscessed tooth pulled by a dentist or remove by an oral surgeon?

What is considered best: to have an abscessed tooth pulled by a dentist or remove by an oral surgeon?

Depends: Procedures that go smoothly appear to be easy. Pre planning and training play a major role in how smoothly procedures go. One never knows what unexpected problems will occur and therefore i always recommend patients select the best trained person available. Good luck -. ...Read more

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I just tooth pulled one of the hardest one,dentist was pushing till my jaw moved but I'm fine I can talk, but I'm kinda scared.is it normal ?

I just tooth pulled one of the hardest one,dentist was pushing till my jaw moved but I'm fine I can talk, but I'm kinda scared.is it normal ?

Are you on pain meds: The lack of detail in your question makes it impossible for me to give you a straight answer. Are you taking pain medication? Please relay your question through a surrogate for a proper answer. ...Read more

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Help! im having a broken abscessed tooth pulled and my dentist doesn't offer any gas. Im scared for the shots! how can I prepare for the pain?

Help! im having a broken abscessed tooth pulled and my dentist doesn't offer any gas. Im scared for the shots! how can I prepare for the pain?

Ask for sedation: Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) helps decrease anxiety, but may not have much effect on pain. As an alternative, you might inquire about oral sedation (i.e. Valium) to help with the nervousness. Dental injections can be done with decreased pain if they are done slowly. Remember that you will feel better afterwards and the anesthetic is a big part of your getting comfortable. ...Read more

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What all can be done to fix an abscessed tooth? I've got an abscessed tooth that is pretty sore, and am going to make an appointment with my dentist today. I know that having the tooth pulled is an option, but is there anything that can be done to save an

What all can be done to fix an abscessed tooth? I've got an abscessed tooth that is pretty sore, and am going to make an appointment with my dentist today. I know that having the tooth pulled is an option, but is there anything that can be done to save an

Don't pull tooth!: Pulling a tooth may affect the function and cost more to replace it. Abscess tooth can be root canal and build up and a crown to fix the occlusion that may cause the abscess. If treated early, the treatment is less expensive and the bone loss is usually reversible. ...Read more

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Im in a bad spot i need tooth pulled and have no money for dentist im in a lot of pain cant sleep only walk around house what can i do?

Im in a bad spot i need tooth pulled and have no money for dentist im in a lot of pain cant sleep only walk around house what can i do?

No choice: Unless you see a Dentist there're no other viable alternatives.Many Dentists have payment plans. You may qualify with Social Services for subsidized care. Dental Schools offer reduced cost treatment. You may be able to cover the cost of treatment by giving up your internet connection for a short period of time. ...Read more

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I just got tooth extraction that took 30 mnts which dentist broke it to be able to pull it, now I'm felling like im coming with sore throat???

I just got tooth extraction that took 30 mnts which dentist broke it to be able to pull it, now I'm felling like im coming with sore throat???

Sore extraction: It is not uncommon to have a slight sore throat or pain when swallowing after surgery. As the muscles near the extraction site might get swollen, therefore trying to swallow can then be painful and sore. It should get better in a few days.nonprescription throat lozenges and pain relievers can help with this. ...Read more

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Can anybody other than a dentist perform a tooth extraction?

Can anybody other than a dentist perform a tooth extraction?

Dental Specialists: The only doctors trained to remove teeth are dentists, or dental specialists, such as oral surgeons and periodontists. ...Read more

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