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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
When a patient requests their extracted dental materials should the dentist comply to their request? Recently I had a tooth extracted along with a gold crown/an attached bridge, upon requesting that my gold dental work be given to me the dentist denied my
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 more
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 more
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 more
Slight soreness: Usually patients are sore for 1-2 days. A quick recovery is expected. ...Read more
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 more
Not normal: You should not still be in pain. You have some kind of complication. Go back to your surgeon. ...Read more
I am waiting to get my tooth extracted on the top but my bottom tooth is in pain. What should I do?
Attend to pain first: You can have your dentist treat or temporize the painful tooth first, then take the other one out. ...Read more
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 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 more
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 more
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?
See your dentist: The extraction site and bothersome tooth should be evaluated. ...Read more
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 more
Symptoms: If swelling gets larger instead of smaller. I f you are feeling worse instead of better. These are a couple of examples. Best answer if any concern is to return to your dentist to evaluate for you. ...Read more
Sick: There are a number of different possibilities, including coincidence. Best if you speak to the surgeon/ dentist who treated you as they know you, know your medical history best and how the procedure went. ...Read more
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 more
A Lot!: Unless your tooth is wiggling in the breeze, you should have some form of local anesthitic to take the tooth out. ...Read more
Interesting: Interesting question. What is the concern? If the question was about OK-ness to resume smoking, my answer would be no. ...Read more
Bleeding: Use a sterile gauze or a wet teabag held in place over the socket with gentle pressure for 45 minutes. Replace as necessary. Keep your head elevated rather than lying down. Refrain from physical activity. If that doesn't help you will need to call the dentist who extracted the tooth. If it is after hours, there should be a 24/7 emergency number. He\she is responsible for your aftercare. ...Read more
Extractions: Since every case is different, why not ask the dentist who plans on extracting your tooth? Simply and in general: the dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic, and then the dentist takes the tooth out, your finished. Some cases are more difficult (as with broken down and\or impacted teeth). Then more time needed and larger fee involved. ...Read more
Minor pain: I would go back and see your dentiat oif you are having alot of pain. Minor discomfort is okay as long as it keeps getting better. ...Read more
Probably OK: If you're concerned, call the surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Post extraction: Are you having pain? If not then this sounds like you are healing and this whitish tissue is part of the healing process. If you are concerned, call the extracting dentist and report this. ...Read more
Can be: There will be some pain or discomfort after this extraction and it will depend on the difficulty of the extraction, surgical or simple and your personal factors, health history and sensitivity to pain. Follow the instructions given at the time of the extraction. If you are having severe pain or swelling you should call the extracting dentist. ...Read more
My wife Had a tooth extracted yesterday. She accidentally knocked the clot off. What should we do?
Please tell me if I should feel insecure about getting a tooth extracted and getting a lot of cavities fixed?
I think you should: Feel anxious about not having medically recommended procedures done. Not getting treatment allows these problems to worsen over time. Time to bite the bullet and start getting your dental problems addressed. You will feel better about yourself and improve your health by getting needed treatment. Take care. ...Read more