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How Long After Tooth Extraction Can I Get An Implant
6 months: A general rule of thumb is 6 months, some cases as early as 3 months. Gum tissue is ok at 8-12 week mark for a bridge, but implants need mature bone for stability. Some cases can be done within 6 weeks, but usually a longer implant than what was extracted is placed (using bone beyond the original missing tooth for stability). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask dentist ..: Your dentist will advise you on that depending on what he found when did xray and after actual root canal done. Pertinent things relevant may be extent of infected root, abscess, extent of manipulation with dental tools, etc. In general, i would think at least a month. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Whenever: There is no specific time period that is necessary to wait to have a filling done. It is mostly when you will be comfortable enough and able to open your mouth for further work and the urgency of your other dental treatment. Discuss this matter with your own dentist who is most aware of your particular dental needs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Never recommend it.: Despite never recommending a waterpik, I have had two patients cause severe early bone loss to a new implant with a waterpik. It's a great tool for braces--period. I compare it to washing a really dirty car with a garden hose--it'll remove some of the loose bits, but won't remove the greasy film ("dental plaque") that causes infection very well. Brush the exposed surface well and rinse: listerine. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
2 weeks: I tell patients to wait at least 2 weeks after extractions prior to any other dental work that is not emergent. In some cases, people may still be sore or heal more slowly than others and in these cases i would wait until you feel better and your dentist or oral surgeon says it is ok to have braces. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Run and get a crown!: The longer you wait, the greater the chance your tooth will become reinfected. Bacteria from your saliva will leak into the root canal space and cause the root canal to fail. You will loose your tooth or have to re treat the root canal and pay for it all over again! just because it doen't hurt does not mean you can ignore it. It is top priority if you want to save the tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immediatelyl: Generally, if everything went well with the root canal therapy it would be a good idea to start immediately with the fabrication of a crown. Only when the prognosis might be guarded due to a number of reasons, would it be wise to make sure the rct is successful prior to making a crown for the tooth (just in case the rct fails). Discuss this with your own dentist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It depends...: The surgeon who placed the dental implant determines when the implant can be "loaded" or when the crown can be placed. Second, the dentist who takes the impression for the crown must allow the laboratory to let him/her know when the crown will be ready; this may take up to three weeks following the impression in most all cases. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Right away: As long as you can open your mouth in comfort, i would not delay getting the root canal. Waiting only creates a greater potential for a dental emergency. A root canal is actually a much easier procedure than the extraction of a full boney impacted wisdom tooth. So don't delay and good luck! and don't forget to get a crown after the root canal is completed! to delay, risks your tooth breaking! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I had a tooth extracted yesterday for a implant. Tooth 12 to be exact. They put in bone chips. How long does this process take?
6 - 9 months 4 graft: You are describing a bone graft, which in most people takes 6 - 9 months to mature enough for an implant to be placed. Once the implant is surgically placed, the wait is about 6 months before a tooth (crown) can be placed on the implant. The time goes fast! Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
24 hours plus: This can vary depending on the cause of the abcess. However if you took the antibiotics on your without seeing a dentist first you should see one immediately because you may make the situation worse (more difficult diagnosis of problem or creation of a super infection of the wrong antibiotic for the wrong amount of time). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on area: Sometimes the dental implant can be placed at the time of extraction if the site has sufficient bone to engage an implant and there is no infection and sometimes the extraction site has to be grafted with bone (and connective tissue as well) and the implant placed after the site has healed. Each case is decided on an individual basis on what is best for the patient and will have the best results! ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
Stitches out first: Your mouth is a healing surgical site after placement of an implant and it is vulnerable to infection. Be protective of the area and try not to introduce any unnecessary bacteria until the soft tissue has healed. Typically, you will have a post-operative appointment with your doctor a week or so after surgery, i suggestion asking your doctor; the answer will be based on your healing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: Before -- right before. After -- wait until area heals over if it is near the extraction site -- about 2 weeks. Good luck. Toot your horn for me when you drive on st. Mike's next time ...Read more
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