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Canteeth Clesning After Extraction
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Only to dentist can evaluate the extraction and tell you how much it would be performed. ...Read more
Depends: Root removal healing is determined by infection, location, and difficulty of removal, but you should be functional within a week. If not, revisit the dentist to evaluate complications. ...Read more
It can: The body naturally tries to fill in areas as much as possible. Not to worry. If it causes problems please see your dentist. ...Read more
Dentist should check: Often times the healing tissue has a whitish appearance for a week to 10 days. I would recommend getting your extraction site checked by your dentist a week after the procedure. ...Read more
Oral sedation: Find appropriately trained dentist to create a safe and comfortable dental experience for you by implementing oral sedation. It is important to talk to your dentist about your fears and concerns during your consultation before any dentistry is performed. Proper sedation and anesthesia are the key for success. ...Read more
Depends: What are you ill with? If it is a simple cold it should be fine. If it is something more serious than maybe not. You could call your doctor for a final opinion since your doctor knows you and your condition better than anyone else. ...Read more
I forgot to ask if my bite after extraction will adjust itself in time or will I need bite adjustment. Bad bite since extraction 10 days ago?
Teeth may move: Teeth can move fairly rapidly. That's why the dentists put a bridge in to prevent the movement and fill the space made by the extraction. You need to communicate with your dentist. ...Read more
I recently had my Morena coil removed and upon extraction it broke and the t bar is still lodged inside me. I have had xrays and they can't seem to fi?
Extraction: You might have some pain after an extraction. If you do, call the dentist who extracted the tooth. ...Read more
It can: If it does, inform the surgeon. If it doesn't, ask your surgeon when to return for removal. ...Read more
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Best without: Most toothpaste contains detergent and may cause irritation on the healing area. It is rare that this happens, but gentle thorough brushing and flossing should suffice to remove most of the bacteria in the mouth. Avoid getting too close to the surgery site. Also, make sure to visit for post-surgery check, if the doctor advised you so. Do not to swish too much and lose the blood clot in socket. ...Read more
Weeks to months: I'm sorry for this vague answer, but your expectation of "gaps to close" is hard to gauge. Wound closure--bone is no longer exposed, and gum is covering and sealing off the bone--will be and should be quick. This till take a week or a little more. For the crater-like dent to disappear completely, you may be waiting for months. Your systemic health also matters. Unhealthy body is slow to heal. ...Read more
See your dentist: Staining may be normal. If there is still a flow of blood a day later, you must see your dentist. ...Read more
Need expert advice. What if any is the difference between a surgical extraction and an aveoplasty?
Related: A surgical extraction is when a dental extraction involves contouring of bone and/or sectioning of the tooth, and/or 'flapping' back of the dental tissue in order to access pieces of the tooth. Alveoplasty refers to contouring of the bone surrounding the tooth being extracted and also around the adjacent teeth. Therefore, often times alveoplasty one component of the 'surgical extraction' process. ...Read more
It's been 6days since my extraction and not once have i smoked when will i be able to start smoking again? Very aggravating.
Not sure: Not sure what was extracted. But you since you've not smoked for six days, maybe this is a good chance to make a clean break from smoking! ...Read more
I'm too scared to eat anything after my extraction, but what are somethings I can eat for the next few days besides oatmeal or soup?
Dental extraction: Hi Brad. For most routine dental extractions you are able to eat most soft foods. Most pastas, pancakes, eggs, soups, smoothies, etc are fine to eat. Just stay away from straws and sports bottles that need suction to sip as that can promote bleeding and loss of the blood clot. I also recommend to not chew on that site for about two weeks to allow time to heal. ...Read more
I am 5 days post extraction. My socket filled with white stinky tissue. It is now black on th 5th,day and shrinking. Should I be concerned?
See dentist ASAP: Hi, please see a dentist ASAP. This could be infected. ...Read more
Herbst vs Extraction
I have two very different opinions from orthodontists. One suggests extraction of 5 and 13. The other suggests no extraction and Herbst. Help!
Hi Dr Fakir
I was at your surgery a few months ago for an extraction-I haven't experienced and pain since the removal until now (today) and it feels exactly the same as last. Is there pain medication I can use please.?
Hello: You submitted this on the health education portion of HealthTap. If you work with Dr. Fakir — via HealthTap Concierge- that is a different part of healthtap. Otherwise, would contact Dr. Fakir at his office. ...Read more
Depends: If your orthodontist is correctly trained, has spent time to diagnose your individual problem with care, then it is perfectly acceptable to remove the first premolars. In doing a full work-up they have decided this will give you the best esthetic and functional results. There are "gray" areas, and if you are unsure, seek another opinion. We orthodontists are not offended by this, nor should we. ...Read more
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