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How Long Does Cavity Filling Procedures Take
If you are referring: To a simple I&D (incision and drainage) to relieve pain, swelling - but only as a temporary solution until more definitive care is rendered, then this is a procedure that takes only a few minutes and can be done with local anesthetic (provided it is not a complex facial space abscess). As dr. Gordon mentioned, the cause needs to be determined and then the time involved varies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Procedure or healing: The actual procedure for one implant without other complications can take about 1-2 hrs. It is painless and very simple these days. The healing time before a crown can be placed in most cases is around 4 mos. However, coupled with other procedures such as bone augmentation, sinus lift, etc., it may take more time for both the procedure and healing times. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extraction socket: It depends on which tooth and which jaw, but tooth extractions sockets should completely heal and close by at least six weeks. If you're concerned, go back to see your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends upon how intrusive the surgery is. If the teeth are fully formed and infected, recovery can be prolonged. In general, most people are back to work the next day. Smokers run a higher risk of dry socket, which can form 72 hrs after surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding: After an ext your gums in the area will ooze....Not flowing blood up to 48 hours..... Dont rinse the same day as the ext but the following am with warm salty water if there is flowing blood get back to the person who x'd the tooth asap continuing bleeding is not normal. ...Read more
About a week: Usually the extraction site is almost covered over after one week. The socket doesn't fill in completely until about six weeks. ...Read more
6-8 weeks: It is normal to experience sensitivity after you have recently had a filling up to 6-8 weeks. Do not worry, as long as the tooth is gradually improving. Sometimes, the decay could have been too close to the nerve of the tooth and in some cases the tooth will need a root canal therapy to stop the toothache. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few minutes: New technology allows us to record impression without trays and the gooey material....No gagging. Cameras record the teeth and are used to mill a solid model. You can also make porcelain crowns, veneers and onlays directly from. The images of the prepared teeth. A new era is here for dentistry. Can even make invisalign aligners without conventional, impressions. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Complexity: First the dentist has to remove all of the damaged parts of the tooth, then choose the appropriate restorative material and place it. The bigger and more complex the cavity, the longer it will take to do the work. "fillings" are not a commodity like a can of soup. It's a service. Every filling has its own challenges. So your filling will not be exactly ike the one uncle joe got. ...Read more
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