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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?

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?

Likely: If there is sufficient bone present and you are healthy, then in all likelihood an implant would be possible. See the Prosthodontist for evaluation and options. They are the experts in reconstruction. Good Luck.! 4 years is a long run for a SSC. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Crown (Definition)

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


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What is it like getting a tooth extracted?

What is it like getting a tooth extracted?

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

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What to do after having a tooth extracted?

What to do after having a tooth extracted?

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

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Does getting an adult tooth extracted hurt?

Does getting an adult tooth extracted hurt?

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

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I have to get a tooth extracted. What can I expect?

I have to get a tooth extracted. What can I expect?

Slight soreness: Usually patients are sore for 1-2 days. A quick recovery is expected. ...Read more

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What to do about my discomfort since having a tooth extracted?

What to do about my discomfort since having a tooth extracted?

Swelling and Pain: I would recommend Ibuprofen 600mg every 6 hours for first few days. It takes care of both swelling and pain. ...Read more

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I want to have my tooth extracted and it hurts when I touch it?

I want to have my tooth extracted and it hurts when I touch it?

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

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Help! I had a tooth extracted a month ago can't stand the pain?

Help! I had a tooth extracted a month ago can't stand the pain?

Not normal: You should not still be in pain. You have some kind of complication. Go back to your surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a tooth extracted but was given no antibioticsshould I take some anyway?

What to do if I had a tooth extracted but was given no antibioticsshould I take some anyway?

No: If your dentist didn't think you needed an antibiotic, then if no subsequent infection occures, forget about it.
We are trying to use antibiotics less often than we used to because of the amount of antibiotic resistant bacteria showing up. ...Read more

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I am waiting to get my tooth extracted on the top but my bottom tooth is in pain. What should I do?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Got my tooth extracted, how do I tell if it's infected?

Got my tooth extracted, how do I tell if it's infected?

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

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Just had tooth extracted, how do I tell if its infected?

Just had tooth extracted, how do I tell if its infected?

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

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I just had a back tooth extracted why do I feel so sick now?

I just had a back tooth extracted why do I feel so sick now?

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

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I had a back tooth extracted is it ok to leave the space there?

I had a back tooth extracted is it ok to leave the space there?

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

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How much does it hurt to have a tooth extracted without anesthesia?

How much does it hurt to have a tooth extracted without anesthesia?

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

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I had a tooth extracted on saturday is it ok to start vaping again?

I had a tooth extracted on saturday is it ok to start vaping again?

Interesting: Interesting question. What is the concern? If the question was about OK-ness to resume smoking, my answer would be no. ...Read more

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What to do if just had a tooth extracted and it won't stop bleeding!?

What to do if just had a tooth extracted and it won't stop bleeding!?

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

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is it like to have a tooth extracted?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is it like to have a tooth extracted?

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

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Is it common to have pain 3 days after having a supernumerary tooth extracted?

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

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After having a tooth extracted does the gum cause the other tooth in front to hurt?

After having a tooth extracted does the gum cause the other tooth in front to hurt?

Postoperative pain: Postoperative pain can certainly cause the teeth and gum tissue to hurt, but you may have an infection. See the dentist who did the oral surgery for advice. ...Read more

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I got a tooth extracted and my gum its starting to grow some white. Is that normal?

I got a tooth extracted and my gum its starting to grow some white. Is that normal?

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

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Wondering if it's normal to have pain 3 days after having a supernumerary tooth extracted?

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

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My wife Had a tooth extracted yesterday. She accidentally knocked the clot off. What should we do?

My wife Had a tooth extracted yesterday. She accidentally knocked the clot off. What should we do?

Be patient and: Keep a good oral hygiene. Dry socket does not occur just because you lose the blood clot. You need to lose the blood clot and get an infection inside the alveolar socket. If concerned, see your dentist for exam. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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