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How much will a extraction cost how much

This: This is not a question can be answered sight unseen. You are not purchasing an item. You are contracting for a professional service.
Only to dentist can evaluate the extraction and tell you how much it would be perform. ...Read more

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How long does the pain for a root extraction last?

How long does the pain for a root extraction last?

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

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Is it normal for extraction site hole to get smaller?

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

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There's something whitish around my extraction site. Should I be worried?

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

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Which symptoms would I have if a root tip was left behind during extraction?

Which symptoms would I have if a root tip was left behind during extraction?

Usually no problems: It is sometimes recommended to leave the root than to risk damage to the nerve that can cause paresthesia and neuropathic pain. You are always informed by your dentist of the retained root tip. ...Read more

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I have an extraction and I'm kinda scared, can I take one chlordiazep 5mg?

I have an extraction and I'm kinda scared, can I take one chlordiazep 5mg?

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

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Is it advisable to undergo an extraction when I am slightly ill? Recovering but not fully.

Depends: What are you ill with? If it is a simple cold it should be fine. If it is something more serious then 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

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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?

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

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Does the packing for extraction come out on its own?

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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Is extraction site supposed to have yellowish color?

Is extraction site supposed to have yellowish color?

Possibly: Extraction sites retain a blood clot to stimulate healing and bone fill. Color can vary, but if you are having continued discomfort and or pain, you may wish a dental revisit to examine the site. ...Read more

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How long do you estimate wisdom tooh extraction will take?

How long do you estimate wisdom tooh extraction will take?

Depends: 30-90 minutes may be the expected range for sedation, the actual surgery, and recovery time of the patient. Understand that even if you are "knocked out" the surgeon still has to use local anesthesia for each area of your mouth. Best to ask your surgeon at your consult appt. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if I can use toothpaste the day after extraction?

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

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I'm wondering how long will it take for my extraction gaps to close?

I'm wondering how long will it take for my extraction gaps to close?

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

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I had an extraction yesterday and it hasn't stop bleeding. Is it normal?

I had an extraction yesterday and it hasn't stop bleeding. Is it normal?

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

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Need expert advice. What if any is the difference between a surgical extraction and an aveoplasty?

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

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Its been 6days since my extraction and not once have I smoked when will I be able to start smoking again? Very aggravating..

Its 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

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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?

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

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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!

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!

3rd opinion: Suggest you seek a 3rd opinion. Herbst appliances used primarily for growing children and tweens. Extractions indicated more often for non-growing adults. Without benefit of examination/diagnostic records, cannot give you a treatment opinion. Seeks 3rd opinion. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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Why fast extraction of sperm?

Why fast extraction of sperm?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean by fast extraction? You may want to see your doctor for more answers ...Read more

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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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When does a tooth need extraction?

When does a tooth need extraction?

Variety of reasons: Impacted wisdom teeth, supernumerary teeth, broken or damaged by decay, braces treatment, any infections, tumors or bone disease, etc. ...Read more

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Why do root canal and then extraction?

Why do root canal and then extraction?

Dental Implant: Many factors can lead to root canal failure, as the root canal system of your tooth can be complex. Have the tooth extracted and replaced with a dental implant. ...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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How painful is it after wisdom extraction?

Depends: With any surgical procedure there is some level of discomfort or pain. The unknown variable is how each person perceives and responds to pain and discomfort. One patient may have four impacted wisdom teeth removed and take nothing stronger than an otc med and never skip a beat, while another patient may have a single erupted tooth removed, require strong pain meds and be in bed for several days. ...Read more

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How long does a extraction of a tooth take?

How long does a extraction of a tooth take?

How long: After the area is numb the extraction should take anywhere from 1 minute to 1/2 hour....Depending on the complexity of the extraction. ...Read more

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What color is new gum tissue after extraction?

Pink: Healthy gum tissue is usually pink one matured by the "granulation tissue" that you will see in the extraction site starts off bright red and as the tissue matures [6-8 weeks) turns pink. ...Read more

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Why can my tongue not touch the extraction site?

Why can my tongue not touch the extraction site?

Well...: Really its more that your dentist doesn't want you playing around with the extraction site and dislodging the blood clot. If your tongue touches it a bit, don't worry...Just try to leave it alone and not play with it. ...Read more

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How many amoxicillin taken before an extraction?

How many amoxicillin taken before an extraction?

Sometimes none: There is very difficult to answer without more information. Some extra require antibiotics, some do not. Perhaps you a thinking about antibiotic premedication as the dentist who will treat you. They can give you the best advice. ...Read more

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Can you get dry sockets 2 weeks after extraction?

Can you get dry sockets 2 weeks after extraction?

Very rare: At this point most of the major healing is finished. But I hesitate to say "never", since there is always the exception to the rule for a really difficult extraction with flap closure and sutures. ...Read more

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Can you have dry socket 72 hours after extraction?

Yes: Dry sockets pain may last in some instances a few weeks. Most dentist have a medicated dressing that can be placed that will give more relief than pain medications. ...Read more

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Is it better to have an extraction than root canal?

Root canal: If your dentist feels that with Root Canal AND restoration- crown, filling etc you can get at least 5 yrs out of do, do the RCT, ....If you fail to restore the tooth in a timely fashion after doing a RCT, you will ultimately lose the tooth, which is not the goal. ...Read more

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When can I use toothpste to brush after extraction?

When can I use toothpste to brush after extraction?

Go ahead: Perhaps a dentist will answer, but I can't see a reason not to as long as you are careful to avoid brushing the area where the tooth was extracted ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to extraction or root canal?

Are there any alternatives to extraction or root canal?

Brush daily: Well, to prevent them, you should brush and floss daily to prevent cavities. If you are at the point where you need either a root canal or an extraction, the answer is no. A root canal means you have a 'dead' nerve and usually an infection at the tip of the root. The only way to eliminate the infection is either a root canal or extraction of the tooth. ...Read more

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How long is the pain after an extraction of first molar?

Quite variable: It depends on many factors including the shape of the roots, your health at the time of extraction, and how well you followed post-op instructions. If it is still bothersome 3 or 4 days later and if it is getting worse, you may have a complication requiring further treatment. Don't hesitate to return to the surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Where do I do extraction? Oral and maxillofacial surgery?

Where do I do extraction? Oral and maxillofacial surgery?

''YOU'' don't: A well trained surgeon or dentist who is an expert in this area does all the hard stuff.
You put down that mirror, scalpel, retractor, o.R. & hospital this instant! ...Read more