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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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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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?

Normal : Most wisdom teeth extractions do not require stitches. If you are still bleeding, bite gently on a wet tea back. The tannins in the tea will help you to stop bleeding. Make sure you stay down today and limit activity. Do not suck or smoke and don't spit. It is normal to have oozing for the first two days. Call your dentist if you see bright pink blood. ...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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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