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Crown Tooth Extracted
Stainless steel crown from 2001. Has since flaked on biting surface. I do not want another crown. Can I have tooth extracted and get an implant?
The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more
Had #19 tooth with crown on it extracted, dentist drilled off the crown first then extracted tooth was that proper procedure to do that?
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Simple, fine. : Before the extraction the dentist will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed so you do not feel any pain at all. Any mild discomfort that you may feel after the tooth is removed can be easily controlled with pain medication. You may feel some pressure during the extraction. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
This varies...: I would ask your dentist the same thing since he/she knows the particulars of your situation. Your care can be anywhere from not having to change much of your life at all to having to maintain a softer, more homogenous diet for up to six weeks. Physical activity may need to be decreased anywhere from a couple of days to a week. Use of a straw may not be recommended for up to a week. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doesn't have to.: Extractions can be done under local anesthetic ("novocaine") or sedation (most commonly in an oral surgeon's office) and so it doesn't hurt while being done. Afterward, ant pain is managed with painkillers such as Ibuprofen or percoset and sometimes a corticosteroid (decadron). If you worry less and just relax, you will be fine! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am waiting to get my tooth extracted on the top but my bottom tooth is in pain. What should I do?
I'm having a tooth extracted today after work. I'm extremely nervous...I also have a 45 minute drive home. Will I be ok to drive home?
It depends: There are wide variety of oral surgery procedures. Some can be done under local anesthesia. Your doctor would simply inject your tooth or region and have the tooth removed. There are other procedures that are more complicated and you might need to be sedated or asleep under general anesthesia. You would need someone to accompany you for those procedures. ...Read more
I got my tooth extracted last week Friday but it seems like this a bit of a tooth left could it be the problem that I’m still in pain?
Post Op Extraction!:
Most often after a tooth extraction either a very small piece of bone may have broken off during the extraction ( spicule of bone) and is found in tooth socket or a dry socket occurs due to a small piece of food preventing the tooth socket from healing. ...Read more
I had had tooth extracted twice now third tooth am coming in without roots for the second time. Does anyone know a name for that condition?
Hmmm?: I am not sure what you are describing. Multiple teeth coming in from the same site? Multiple teeth erupting or being extracted without roots? Are you really 32 years old? Please re-post your question with more specific information and we will try to answer your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i expect to have some minor pain and discomfort from time to time after a tooth extracted and buccal wall compromised? It has been 2 months now.
Not normally: After two months, you should be fully healed and pain free. It could be another problem or some unresolved issue from the extraction. Return to your dentist to be evaluated and if you don't get an answer that makes sense to you, see another dentist for a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a tooth extracted 6 days ago and I'm still in pain but have recently discovered that I think it's the tooth next door causing it. Is it normal?
Signs, see DDS: Pain, swelling, & fever are the three cardinal signs of an infection. Therefore, if the pain is not going away or getting worse, you have swelling all of a sudden when you didn't before or the swelling is getting worse, or you have a fever with no other apparent cause, all signs of an infection. You shouldn't have to figure this out for yourself. See your dentist for routine post-op care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Your options first: First have it evaluated to see why it hurts when you touch it and what would have to be done to save the tooth. It's easy and inexpensive to remove a tooth, but more complicated and much more expensive to replace it. If you merely extract teeth when they hurt, you'll end up with no teeth and dentures. First discuss options with your dentist and then make an informed and wise decision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
That depends: Often, back teeth are extracted without significant consequences (wisdom teeth / third molars). First and second molars however, are important chewing teeth and support each other as they function as well as support the size of the bone that they are in. Loss of back teeth could negatively affect the remaining teeth position, stability and function and, can even affect the jaw joint (tmj). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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