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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Help docs! i had my tooth pulled a few months ago and regret it, can I have my dentist reattach the tooth?
I had tooth pulled 2 months ago, 3 weeks later im in severe pain, dentist had to remove left over root, still hurting bad! nothing on xrays. Hel?
Contact dentist: Get 2nd opinion emergently if no response. Let's get you out of pain! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello. Friday I had a wisdom tooth pulled that turned into a dry socket.I saw the dentist this morning but didn't ask how soon could iI eat?
OK to eat, but: use soft foods and do not disturb the extraction site. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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