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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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Can it hurt to have your teeth pulled out by the dentist?

Can it hurt to have your teeth pulled out by the dentist?

Shouldnt: You should not experience pain during extractions as long as you are adequately anesthetized. Extractions can be uncomfortable due to the pressure felt during the procedure. If you do experience pain be sure to let your dentist know. ...Read more

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Does a tooth chip have to be a certain size in order to ask your dentist to bond it? The chip I want fixed can't just be filed down.

Does a tooth chip have to be a certain size in order to ask your dentist to bond it? The chip I want fixed can't just be filed down.

Not a dentist but: Typically dentist like the chip to be a certain size and architecture in order to have the bonding "stick well" Sometimes they can create the architecture they need, but typically this is examiner dependent. Some will attempt to bond and give you a "no guarantee" that it will stick. Larger "chips" may need more work than just plain bonding. ...Read more

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I'm out on the road and have a broken tooth and it needs to be removed can a e.r remove the tooth so I don't have to wait to see a dentist?

I'm out on the road and have a broken tooth and it needs to be removed can a e.r remove the tooth so I don't have to wait to see a dentist?

Dental urgent care: ER's don't do it, usually,. But many larger towns have dental urgent cares staffed 7 days a week (but usually not for 24 hours). Where are you? and what are the nearest bigger towns or cities? ...Read more

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Can grinding your teeth when you sleep cause a tooth to be loose?

Can grinding your teeth when you sleep cause a tooth to be loose?

Yes: Grinding your teeth can cause loose teeth. It can also cause excessive wear of the enamel, tooth sensitivity, and cracks/breaks in your teeth. ...Read more

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If u have a impacted front tooth. Do they pull the tooth down or do u need a implant to replace the impacted tooth?

If u have a impacted front tooth.  Do they pull the tooth down or do u need a implant to replace the impacted tooth?

Both are possible.: Depending on the position and condition of the impacted tooth, pulling it down would involve exposing it and bonding a chain to move the tooth into proper position, along braces -- but you keep your own tooth. An implant would usually require extraction of the impacted tooth followed by placement of the implant and crown. This is a faster option, and likely cheaper, but you have a fake tooth. ...Read more

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If you have a missing tooth after being knocked out? Are you able to reinsert your tooth back into the spot?

Tooth reimplantation: is when a tooth is put back in place that has been knocked out. However, following avulsion and replantation, teeth are at high risk for infection and infection related resorption. ...Read more

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If you have a cavity, does the tooth need to be extracted?

If you have a cavity, does the tooth need to be extracted?

Unlikely: In most cases, teeth with cavities (decay) can be rebuilt to resemble a perfect tooth. Only in cases of severe decay, often extending below the gums, is extraction considered a treatment of choice, and often, even severely decayed teeth may be salvaged through a combination of root canal therapy, gum surgery (sometimes) and a crown (cap) to cover and protect the tooth. ...Read more

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If you need some of your teeth exacted can a dentist put dental implants in so your don't grind you teeth just at night?

If you need some of your teeth exacted can a dentist put dental implants in so your don't grind you teeth just at night?

Not related: Your grinding will not be affected by the implants but by the bite itself, when your teeth or crowns hit together it can affect your bite and your grinding. removing healthy teeth to replace them with implants for the purpose of getting rid of grinding issue is not the answer, you should try to fix what you have, find a good dentist or a prosthodontist who has training in this area. ...Read more

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If you get a bottom molar extracted, do you only lose the bone from under that tooth?

If you get a bottom molar extracted, do you only lose the bone from under that tooth?

Typically, yes: But it depends on how the tooth was extracted and what underlying disease was present around the tooth. The tooth provides for support for the surrounding bone and will atrophy or get smaller with the tooth gone. A dental implant is the best option for replacing a tooth as it provides support to the bone and is the most natural replacement. ...Read more

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Need a tooth extracted due to impaction. Teeth are rather crooked. Can i get an implant or bridge instead of braces? Can a spacer hold the spot temp?

Consider both: Not seeing your problem, can't give definitive answer. Best to consult with your restorative dentist and an orthodontic specialist. Learn about all the options available to you, then pick the one that will give you the best bang for your buck. Good luck. ...Read more

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When you have a overbite & you needed the front teeth at the top extracted. would you need straight teeth first before you can have a implant?

When you have a overbite & you needed the front teeth at the top extracted. would you need straight teeth first before you can have a implant?

Best solution: Plenty of options exist to resolve your problem. The best solution is a team approach, orthodontist, oral surgeon and restorative dentist. The orthodontist can correct the overbite so that your front teeth can have a better bite. Then experienced oral surgeon. The last step is well versed in functional jaw orthopedics to restore implants. If properly cared for dental implants can last a lifetime ...Read more

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Can you feel a dental crown on your tooth when you have it on your tooth?

Can you feel a dental crown on your tooth when you have it on your tooth?

Dental crown: You can tell the material is different that your tooth but when the crown is done, it should be smooth and should not bother your tongue. As for the bite, if it is adjusted correctly, you won't notice any difference between the crown and your other teeth. ...Read more

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Can I wait to get a dental implant or will teeth move if bruxism?

Can I wait to get a dental implant or will teeth move if bruxism?

Implants: If you have a bruxing problem great care must be taken that the pressure on the implant is balanced properly when you bite down. A night guard may need to be fabricated to protect the teeth if this bruxing habit can't be broken. Being aware of this habit is half the battle. When do you brux your teeth? Do you drink much coffee/caffeine .Do you have a exercise program to reduce stress? Discuss this. ...Read more

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If you have one cavity can you get a filling at when the dentist do the filling can they give you braces that same day ?

If you have one cavity can you get a filling at when the dentist do the filling can they give you braces that same day
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Technically yes..: .. but practically speaking, probably not. Your orthodontist does not restore teeth, and if your general dentist is placing the appliances, it would most likely be done after all of your restorative treatment has been completed. You should ask the dentist that is treating you. ...Read more

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I have mesiocclusion and crowded upper teeth . Do i need to pull out some lower teeth to fix the problem. Or it can be fixed without a surgery?

I have mesiocclusion and crowded upper teeth . Do i need to pull out some lower teeth to fix the problem. Or it can be fixed without a surgery?

Can't tell: Can't tell over the internet if you need extractions to facilitate your orthodontic treatment. Know that you can't put a quart and a half into a quart container. If you have too much tooth for the amount of supporting bone that you have, extractions will probably be required. How do you find out? Easy, go see an orthodontic specialist for an initial examination. ...Read more

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