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Soothing Bone Chips After Dental Surgery
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
When is it safe to eat crunchy food after top two wisdom teeth extraction? I did not receive stitches and don't want to damage the healing gum
Depends: The best one to answer this question is the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who did the extractions. Hear she knows your situation best. I would, however, give it at least a couple of weeks to begin to heal, longer if possible. ...Read more
24 hours: No rinsing is done for the first 24 hours after the extractions are completed. Then the day after extractions, start the warm salt water rinses. Put a teaspoon of salt in a juice glass of warm water. Swish for 1-2 minutes and then spit out gently. Do this 3-4 times a day for a few days. These rinses help to soothe the sore gums and promote their healing at the extraction sites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long for a tooth extraction (wisdom tooth) to heal? what I should do and not do after extraction?
7-10 days: The typical wisdom teeth recovery time is seven to ten days. The length of recovery depends a lot on how badly the wisdom teeth were impacted. There are plenty of things you can do to make the recovery time easier. Ask your surgeon for more information before the surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rinse: Rinsing often cause the blood clots to be lost, which then causes dry socket. So rinse with extreme caution. It is often better not to rinse at least until the blood clot forms nicely. This will take about 24-48 hours. If you are on a certain medication, this may take longer. Once you see the clotted blood, you may rinse, but please be careful not to spit much, and just let the water drain out. ...Read more
Clearance: The Dentist or specialist Periodontist who did your deep cleaning should reevaluate you and clear you for Orthodontic care. Depending on pre-treatment findings, 2 weeks-3 months. As you have extant periodontal disease (otherwise a deep cleaning would not have been necessary) I would recommend Ortho Rx by a specialist Orthodontist, and alternating 3 month cleanings between GP & Periodontist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One week: It is safe to wait for a week after extraction to go bac to using a mouth wash.The tooth socket after extraction gets filled with a blood clot, which is very important for a proper healing.If that blood clot gets lost due to aggressive rinsing of the mouth, you may end up with dry socket, which is a very painful condition, &it would not allow the socket to heal, &you may need additional procedure. ...Read more
How long will it take my gums to heal after crown lengthening? I want to have a crown lengthening procedure done to fix my smile and would like to know how long before my gums heal fully.
The : The initial healing will take place within ten days to two weeks, again depending upon the technique and extent of the procedure. If crowns or veneers are going to be placed in these areas, i like to allow approximately eight weeks for all healing and gum remodelling to occur. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
After extraction, : After extraction, the socket will have some pooled blood clotting with the gingiva (gum) covering the area. In a day or two, you will see the clotted blood looking from red to darker, liver-like red, then the clot will look more yellowish to pale grayish in a few days. Meanwhile, the gums will rapidly grow over also. Some variations if you had sutured sockets. Post-op check recommended if unsure. ...Read more
Depends: There are times where an implant is placed at the same time as the extraction. This is called an immediate placement. The more traditional way is to allow the socket to heal in with bone then place the implants. That takes anywhere from 3-4 months after extraction. Which method used depends on the tooth, anatomy, and surgeon's experiences with implants there are pros and cons to both. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
It depends: It depends on how long it takes to get your teeth in proper alignment so your jaw can be moved to the correct position. With surgery you need to have a good interlocking of your teeth in the new bite for proper stability. You need to discuss this with your Surgeon and Orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can...: Gum disease typically occurs when gum tissue is aggravated by excessive plaque and bacteria combined with poor oral hygiene. When gum disease is not managed, this can result in the delayed healing of surgical areas, not to mention an increased risk of infection. My best advise is to see your dentist and hygienist before any oral surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain: Typically, if a patient develops dry sockets, it will occur 3-5 days after surgery. Patients often complain of a dull aching pain that radiates to the ear and wakes them up at night. Usually the prescribed apin medications no longer take care of the pain. If you are having these symptoms, you should contact your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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