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How Long After Tooth Extraction Can I Get An Implant
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 more
How many days after a tooth extraction and implant can you safely eat more than just liquid or soft food. How long for the external wound to heal?
Ask your dentist: It is always best to ask the dentist who actually performed the surgery. He or she knows more about the specifics of your surgery than any doctor online. Having said that, in general, you can eat the same day, but should favor the other side. The external wound should heal in about a week or two but again depends upon the method of surgery etc. ...Read more
Usually 90-120 mins: A periodontist or oral surgeon who places implants routinely all day long can usually do the procedures described in about 60 - 120 minutes, bearing no other concerns and not counting time for anesthesia. However, there are many situations where the extraction and bone graft is done on one day, then allowed to heal several weeks, then the implant placed at another appointment. ...Read more
How soon after tooth extraction do I need to get implants? My dentist is recommending dental implants, but I'm thinking about getting a bridge instead. If I change my mind, will I still be able to get implants later? Or do they need to go in soon after ex
Soon!: Hopefully, your dentist grafted the extraction site after your tooth was removed. If not, you might need to have a bone graft placed. It typically takes 3 months for a bone graft to "take", after which you can have a dental implant placed. Implants are the ideal option, and you won't regret the decision to have a dental implant placed. Seek the advice of a prosthodontist for specific info. ...Read more
Is my dentist pushing me to get a bone graft/implant after my tooth extraction for the money? Or is it absolutely necessary?
28 Teeth: Forgetting your wisdom teeth, you should have 28 other healthy, functioning teeth (or replacements). If teeth are not replaced, the other teeth will shift resulting in an uneven bite, periodontal problems, and esthetic issues. It will cost more to correct later than now. The advice your dentist gave you is sound and correct, and follows the standard of care. The choice is yours. ...Read more
Missing tooth: Your teeth are important for your dental and general health. They help you chew, swallow, speak, and smile. The loss of a back tooth may cause your mouth to shift and your face to look older and effect your digestion. The good news is missing teeth can be replaced. Depending on your needs the options are: implants, fix bridges and removable partials. Rec. See your dentist today. ...Read more
Very beneficial: In highly, esthetic areas, grafting should be done. If there is a large bony defect, it should be grafted. Tooth replacements look better in grafted areas. Non esthetic areas, or areas there will never be replacements do not need grafting. ...Read more
Are there any problems caused by a tooth extraction? I need to have a tooth pulled, but don't have the money to have anything else done. If I just leave the tooth pulled, without any other implants or work, could the empty space cause problems for my jaw?
Over time, your other teeth will shift into that space, but not in a good way.
Your bite may become askew, and you might develop periodontal problems aroung the tilted teeth.
This will not happen overnight, so you have a bit of time to make that tooth replacement a priority. ...Read more
Can a radiograph still show the presence of placed bone grafting material into socket following tooth extraction one year earlier with no implant?
Probably not: After a year's time, the grafting material would have been resorbed and replaced by your own, living bone. In many instances the outline of the tooth socket can still be seen. The density of the new bone and the older, surrounding bone would be about the same. ...Read more
I have had one IV reclast (zoledronic acid) infusion I need tooth extractions and would like two implants. Extractions are not due to reclast (zoledronic acid) is this safe?
Maybe...: If you have an evaluation by an oral surgeon, they should be able to advise you correctly. ...Read more
How soon after a tooth extraction can I have something put in to replace it? I need to have a tooth pulled, but want to go as short a time as possible with a gap in my teeth. How long will the spot where my tooth was have to heal before I can get somethin
Sometimes: Sometimes an extracted tooth can be replaced immediately after an extraction. More often than not, it is better to wait until the bone has filled in either partially or completely before placing an implant. There are a lot of factors to consider for example, the amount of remaining bone, whether or not there was an infection present, the type or hardness of the bone, the position of your remaining teeth, whether or not the extracted tooth is a lower or upper tooth and whether or not it is a front or back tooth. Each case has to be evaluated individually and I would suggest that you discuss this with your dentist in order to make an intelligent decision as to when to replace that missing tooth. ...Read more
2 - 5 Days: In my practice, dry sockets occur most commonly during the first 2 - 5 days following surgery. Vigorous rinsing, spitting, smoking, and drinking with a straw immediately following surgery are things which can contribute to a dry socket. Females on some birth control meds may also have a slightly greater risk. ...Read more
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 more
I had #19 and #3 tooth extraction/bone graft 6 days ago. What is my risk for dry socket? How long until I can be sure that I won't get dry socket?
Almost zero: After six days the tissue has really started to heal. Since you had the sockets packed with grafting material, covered with a membrane, and sutured closed, your chances of a dry socket are almost nil. ...Read more
How long after teeth extraction/bone graft on left and implant on right side can you safely eat more than liquid or soft food.?
It depends: The best thing to do is to wait for the tissue to completely close over the wound to be sure the area is sealed. You can check on this yourself. Depending on the difficulty of the extraction and your body's healing this can take a few days or over a week. The wound closure is the most important factor. If bone particles were used, they can shift even after the tissue is closed. Be careful! ...Read more
Post-surgery: Greatest pain level first 2 days post-surgery, then should gradually di is his daily over 10 days to 2 weeks. Follow your Dentist's post-op instructions to the letter. If you have any concerns, call for an appointment for reevaluation. ...Read more
One to two weeks:
Normally it's about a week or so that the socket of the extracted tooth heals and closes as it fells up with blood that coagulate and turns into bone later, and the socket gets shallower as it heals.
If that blood clot got dislodged for amy reason, that can cause the socket not to heal.
The condition is very painful and known as dry socket.
See your dentist to get it treated. ...Read more
Extraction pain: Normally from a few hours to a day or two and can range from mild to moderate (to severe). Regardless, your dentist can prescribe an appropriate pain medication to keep you comfortable. There is a wide range of post-operative recovery timetables. Was is a loose baby tooth? Simple extraction? Difficult extraction? Severely impacted wisdom tooth? Your pain threshold? Etc. No simple answer here. ...Read more
Few days: Most of the time the pain should not be noticeable with proper medication (pain killers and antibiotics) and dental care, complicated surgical procedures requiring opening of the gums and cutting bone may take a little longer, a week or two, and may need stronger medications. Your dentist should be able to give you a better idea depending on you particular case. ...Read more
Varies: Some extractions can be quite traumatic to the surrounding tissues, while others have virtually no pain at all. If you are having severe pain, call your dentist and be seen. One condition (dry socket) can become apparent 3-10 days after the procedure and be very painful. Some measures can be taken to relieve the pain. Call for a follow-up visit and let your dentist help. ...Read more
Tooth extraction: Pain and swelling following wisdom tooth extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. If pain persists or worsens, it may require attention and you should call your dentist or an oral surgeon for follow up appointment. ...Read more
1 day to weeks:
The recoverytime will depend on how
1. How many teeth wer removed?
2. Were they extracted easily or was a dental handpiece used to remove bone around the tooth. (were the teeth above or below your gum line.
3. Are you getting exercise several times a week or you do not exercise at all.
4. Younger people recover faster than older people.
5. Do you have any medical issues or not. ...Read more
Six weeks: Removing a tooth, especially a molar is a big deal. It leaves a surface wound the size of half a dollar bill, that can become infected if food is present, followed by bacteria. Often it is already infected prior to extraction that can lead to a systemic bacteremia. This is been blamed for plaque deposits in arteries. Follow all instructions, keep hygiene good, liquid diet for five days. ...Read more
Varies: A few days to a few weeks. Depends on your personal make-up and the difficulty of the procedure. Days 2-3 often the worst, with gradually diminishing discomfort after that. If your experience is anything other than this, call your oral surgeon. ...Read more
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