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Can You Brush Your Teeth After Tooth Extraction
Better suggestion: Recently, it has been shown that it is better to wait 30 minutes after ingesting acidic liquids such as many sports drinks and some fruit juices before brushing your teeth. This leads to tooth erosions. With this in mind, i would suggest that you thoroughly wash your mouth out with plain water, and then you can brush and floss 30 minutes later. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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3-4 days: I usually recommend a soft diet for 2-3 days following extraction but this depends on the extraction itself. Each peson heals differently so after a couple of days you can start eating foods that you can tolerate. Avoid hard chewy, chrunchy, and spicy foods until you are feeling better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Immediately: Slowly at first, more rapidly as time goes by. And with tooth loss comes bone loss, making replacement more difficult as time goes by. Please do the most conservative and cost effective treatment by not waiting and watching as your occlusion detiorates. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generally, yes: Laws may vary from state to state with regard to whether or not you can keep your wisdom teeth after their removal. Generally most dentists and surgeons will allow their patients to keep their extracted teeth when the procedure is performed in the office. If the procedure is performed in the hospital, some hospital rules require that any tissue removed be submitted for examination by a pathologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should be fine: Kefir is a milk product with live bacterial culture. Many doctors prescribe antibiotics that protect from infection after wisdom tooth extraction. You may find that these probiotic bacteria improve your digestive regularity or prevent yeast overgrowth. The bacteria present shouldn't cause an infection and should be fine to drink. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have crowded teeth and you get your wisdom teeth removed will your teeth straighten over time?
Start with NSAIDs: Its possible that they may have been disturbed during the extraction or while the anesthesia was wearing off. Start with some anti-inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen). If these do not make it feel better, you may want to return to the surgeon and have them evaluate the situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When can patients generally return to regular flossing and brushing after molar extraction and bonegraft?
How about Wisdom extraction?
Oral hygiene: Good oral hygiene will reduce the chance of infection at the extraction sites, so it is very important that you should brush and floss even immediately after extraction and bone graft. Just be careful to avoid the areas that were treated. I recommend that you do not use toothpaste so that you do not have to rinse too much which could disrupt any clot that is forming. DO NOT use a water pik. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brush 3 times a day: Not sure i understand the question. You can't really actively remineralize the teeth. Things that demineralize the teeth are sugary, acidic foods and drink and acidic plaque. Eat sugary acidic things sparingly, brush 3 times a day with an ada approved Fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, and your teeth should remineralize fine even with bleaching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The same day: Maintaining good oral hygiene is important. You can brush all of your teeth except where your teeth were removed the day of surgery. I advise my patients to brush lightly over the extraction sites the first day after surgery and resume normal brushing on the second postoperative day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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