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How long should the pain last after a molar extraction?

How long should the pain last after a molar extraction?

Really varies: After a simple extraction, the answer is not very long at all. If complex surgery or complications were involved it could be days. If the pain seems to be getting worse several days after the extraction, it could be a dry socket which will require additional treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take to start loosing bone after a molar extraction?

How long does it take to start loosing bone after a molar extraction?

Bone healing: Immediately as soon as the healing process begins the level of bone at the extraction socket will shrink. After a period of time the bone should resemble a saddle. This could be anywhere from 2 months to 2 years. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long after a tooth (molar) extraction can I smoke marijauna?

I'm wondering how long after a tooth (molar) extraction can I smoke marijauna?

No one on this site: Is going to give you permission to smoke pot at any time. As a group we try to discourage any type of smoking behavior or drug abuse. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for recovery from a molar tooth extraction?

How long does it take for recovery from a molar tooth extraction?

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

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How long before I am safe from getting a dry socket? I got a molar extraction 3 days ago and im scared and paranoid i might get a dry socket

How long before I am safe from getting a dry socket? I got a molar extraction 3 days ago and im scared and paranoid i might get a dry socket

Usually 3-4 days: If you follow your doctors care instructions dry socket is rare. Lower third molar (wisdom teeth) extractions are the most common place for this condition to occur, super rare with any other extraction. Not smoking and not drinking alcohol while the area is healing also helps prevent dry socket. ...Read more

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Had molar extraction 5 days ago and side of gums from ext site all the way back to last tooth have turn white and soggy looking..is this normal??

Had molar extraction 5 days ago and side of gums from ext site all the way back to last tooth have turn white and soggy looking..is this normal??

Check it out : See your dentist to find out if it's healing normally. If there's no pain, bleeding swelling bad taste or odor; it's probably ok. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from molar extraction, esp the swelling in neck and jaw?

How long does it take to heal from molar extraction, esp the swelling in neck and jaw?

A week, usually.: A lot depends on how difficult the extraction was and what tissues were damaged getting your tooth out. Simple extractions typicall feel fine in a day or two. Extractions requiring cutting the gum and bone and stitches will take longer, a week or more. If you think anything is wrong, see a dentist for a professional opinion. ...Read more

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How long after molar extraction before infection risk drops, dry socket risk decreases, and routine can resume including a beer at the ball game?

How long after molar extraction before infection risk drops, dry socket risk decreases, and routine can resume including a beer at the ball game?

A few days: If you had a simple extraction you can resume normal activities after only a few days with low risk of complications or healing problems. If you had a difficult or surgical extraction it would be a little longer. Everyone is different so talk to your dentist or surgeon and use common sense. Don't push things too fast a beer should hurt but be the popcorn and peanuts may. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to get a root canal on molar after a part bony wisdom tooth extraction?

How long should I wait to get a root canal on molar after a part bony wisdom tooth extraction?

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

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How long does it take to recover from a bottom molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches?

How long does it take to recover from a bottom molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches?

Define recover: Depends on your definition of recover....If you mean "when can i go back to work?", the answer is the next day--you will be sore, but quite functional. If you mean "when will all pain be gone?", about 2 weeks +/-. "when will it feel like normal again?" after the implant crown is placed! ...Read more

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How long does it take for the periodontist to complete a molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches?

How long does it take for the periodontist to complete a molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches?

Not long: Most appointments last about an hour including sedation, anesthesia, the procedure, and dismissal. Many like to say how fast they can do things, but anyone can do fast. Quality and the protection, and preservation of the remaining tissue is most important. You will have to live with the results, so make sure to find someone focused on quality, and who will take their time! ...Read more

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How long do you have to have gauze stuck in your mouth after a tooth extraction?

Check them in 30 min: Good pressure with gauze will help a clot form. This will prevent dry sockets, and allow healing. Check the guaze in 30 minutes then change them about every hour. Sometimes you can be done with them in a hour, and sometimes you have to change them several times. If you are still bleeding, use thumb pressure on the gauze. ...Read more

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After a tooth extraction, how long do I have to wait before i can stop rinsing my mouth with salt water?

After a tooth extraction, how long do I have to wait before i can stop rinsing my mouth with salt water?

Check with your dent: Check with your dentist. He or she knows your situation best. A simple phone call should give you the answer. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your mouth to heal after a wisdom tooth extraction?

How long does it take for your mouth to heal after a wisdom tooth extraction?

2-6 weeks, varies : Following a tooth extraction you can should generally feel a gradual improvement in your symptoms over the first 2 weeks. If you feel like the pain is getting worse it is important to see your provider for follow up. Extractions can vary greatly and will take long to heal if bone removal was required. It might also take longer if post op instructions are not followed. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long should I keep gauze in my mouth after wisdom tooth extraction?

I'm wondering how long should I keep gauze in my mouth after wisdom tooth extraction?

Post Op Instructions: Follow the oral and\or written instructions of the dentist who treated you. Call if you are unsure. Generally 30-45 minutes and replace if necessary (more than very slight oozing). ...Read more

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How long after wisdom tooth extraction can I gargle with normal mouth wash instead of salt water?

How long after wisdom tooth extraction can I gargle with normal mouth wash instead of salt water?

Wisdom tooth : You can change to your regular mouthwash after a few days as long as you are not having a lot of pain or swelling. Contact the extracting dentist if you have any concerns. ...Read more

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When does molar extraction heal completely?

When does molar extraction heal completely?

6 months: Initial healing takes place in a week or two, but complete bone healing and elimination of soft tissue irregularities or defects takes much longer, as much as 6 months. ...Read more

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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