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How painful are dental extraction?

How painful are dental extraction?

Minimal: With all the adjuncts such as dental anesthesia, nitrous oxide, pain medications, general anesthesia,and atraumatic technique, extraction of a tooth is much less painful than ever. ...Read more

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Sex after dental extraction, is that okay?

Sex after dental extraction, is that okay?

Extraction: Listen to your body. If your brain is saying yes then it should be O.K.. You are the one who had the extraction, correct? ...Read more

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Is it advisable to take Valium before dental extraction?

Is it advisable to take Valium before dental extraction?

Please ask your: Surgeon first. It is a common medication used in dentistry for anxiety and other issues. Always inform the treating doctor about your medications. Please don't take a valium without informing your dentist. Consult w your treating dental surgeon about this question and discuss dosage & other meds. There are other medications that may be better for your situation. Thanks for asking! hope this helps! ...Read more

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How effective is a dental extraction for treating a cavity?

How effective is a dental extraction for treating a cavity?

Best to save tooth: The only time a tooth should be extracted is when it is non-restorable or impacted and with problems. Extractions will treat cavities but are an extreme last resort treatment option. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about paresthesia after a dental extraction?

Can you please tell me about paresthesia after a dental extraction?

Prolonged numbness: Sometimes a tooth can be extracted, and if the roots are close to the nerve- often in the imandible, the (inferior alveolar nerve) can be irritated, injuried, torn and the effects are a prolonged numbness that can be permanent, but often is temporary. This can happen with other extractions also. This is often discussed as a potential risk of extractions. Can also be caused by infection, cysts, . ...Read more

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I had a dental extraction yesterday morning. Could there be any link between the dental work and severe pain in my back?

I had a dental extraction yesterday morning. Could there be any link between the dental work and severe pain in my back?

Perhaps: The two are not directly linked, but a twist or turn, bad posture or position, or muscle spasm could make the two related. Best to check with md if it persists or you have chronic back pain. ...Read more

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Had dental extraction 4days ago..Will oranges affect my healing..Also what are my options to fill open space no insurance..?

Had dental extraction 4days ago..Will oranges affect  my healing..Also what are my options to fill open space no insurance..?

Should not be a : Problem. Best solution is a dental implant - keep a one tooth problem a one tooth problem. Bridges are an option but requires cutting two healthy teeth into nubs to cement a bridge. A removable partial denture is another option. Sadly implants are expensive with or without insurance - dental insurance is truly a joke anyway! an implant will be your best bet over the duration of your life. ...Read more

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I have hot nerve tooth pain and dental extraction?

I have hot nerve tooth pain and dental extraction?

See your dentist: There are many and various tooth problems which could match hot nerve tooth pain (nerve infection, gum infection, etc.). I can appreciate your concerned about your dental health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Many options are available, not only extraction. Rec.: see your dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do about hot nerve tooth pain and dental extraction?

What to do about hot nerve tooth pain and dental extraction?

What to do for...: After seeing a dentist, he\she can best answer all your questions. Have you seen one? If not, that would be your very next step. If you have, call the office for advice. ...Read more

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How soon after dental extraction will I be able to use dentures?

How soon after dental extraction will I be able to use dentures?

Immediately: We prefer immediate dentures after extraction to help control swelling. You will need a reline of the dentures after the swelling dissipates. ...Read more

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