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How long does the pain last after getting tooth pulled out?

How long does the pain last after getting tooth pulled out?

Not Long: Have you asked about taking an NSAID like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen)? They can eliminate almost all of the pain if you start them early enough. Avoid smoking or drinking through a straw as this can cause a "dry socket" where the hole from the tooth doesn't close up. Warm saline rinses can also help if ok with your dentist just don't get too vigorous and stir things up. Pain should be gone in 3 or 4 days.. ...Read more

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more


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How long do I have to waite after i get a tooth pulled to eat normal food? It was the one on my right fourth from the front

How long do I have to waite  after i get a tooth pulled to eat normal food? It was the one on my right fourth from the front

2d: No hot/spicy: When you eat after an extraction food will inevitably get into the socket where a blood clot is protecting the bone. Hot, or spicy foods may irritate the area to the degree that the clot may be lost resulting in a very painful "dry socket" that will take 3x longer to heal. More important is not to rinse vigorously or brush the area for 2 days until the clot stabilizes. If sutures: nothing sharp. ...Read more

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After you get a baby tooth pulled, how long does it take for the adult tooth to grow in?

After you get a baby tooth pulled, how long does it take for the adult tooth to grow in?

Depends: It depends on why you needed to have your baby tooth pulled and where the permanent tooth is situated. At 16 most of the time all of the baby teeth have been lost and the permanent teeth erupted. Your dentist should be able to give you an answer to this question since he knows your mouth. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth pulled last Friday, gave me alot numbing, nauseated, nervousness, diaherrea. felt this way since thenhow long till out of system complete?

Wisdom tooth pulled last Friday, gave me alot numbing, nauseated, nervousness, diaherrea. felt this way since thenhow long till out of system complete?

Vague: Hard to say without a history and being aware of the pre-extraction issues and how the surgery actually proceeded. I would call the dentist/oral surgeon to ask ...Read more

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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

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

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Can the pain from a dry socket come and go or is it constant? Tooth pulled 10days ago. 3-5X a day I get severe pain in jaw that lasts abt 20min

See your dentist: Yes it is an intermittent pains that come and go. There are risks associated with teeth removal like with any other surgery. The dry socket is the most common complication that characterized by dull, aching pain and a bad smell or taste coming from the empty tooth socket. See your dentist for post-op evaluation and dry socket treatment if needed. ...Read more

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21 year old son with left chin and lip numbness five days after wisdom tooth pulled. What to do. How long will this last. He can feel his jaw?

Usually temporary : The lower wisdom teeth can be close to the nerve that supplies feeling to the lower jaw and lips. This is usually a temporary situation that may take a couple weeks to months. The best thing to do is go to the dentist or oral surgeon that took the tooth out and get it looked at. ...Read more

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How long does the pain last after a tooth extraction?

A few days: The discomfort after a typical tooth extraction will last from a few hours to a few days. A surgical extraction with the removal of bone may be sore for a couple of weeks if healing is uneventful. ...Read more

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How long does the pain last after a wisdom tooth extraction? I've read that wisdom teeth have bigger roots, so extraction is harder than for other teeth. Does that mean it also hurts longer? I'm having mine out soon, but my oral surgeon wouldn't tell me h

How long does the pain last after a wisdom tooth extraction? I've read that wisdom teeth have bigger roots, so extraction is harder than for other teeth. Does that mean it also hurts longer? I'm having mine out soon, but my oral surgeon wouldn't tell me h

3-4 days: For most people and usually well controlled with a moderately strong pain-killer like vicodin. More severe pain that resists vicodin on or after the 3rd day particularly on the lower jaw must be checked for "dry socket." if present, socket will have to be dressed for pain control. ...Read more

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How long does the pain normally last after tooth extraction/bone graft?

How long does the pain normally last after tooth extraction/bone graft?

Vary: It is vary from 1 day to 4 weeks depending on the severity and healing of the graft. No graft should be done on the site of infection unless absolute necessary. It is much better to resolve the infection first prior to grafting. ...Read more

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When should someone get a tooth pulled out?

When should someone get a tooth pulled out?

Not often: we do not recommend removing any teeth unless they can not be fixed,causing a bad infection, orthodontics needs or are potential to harm the health of the patient. In general this is up to the dentist after careful evaluation of the condition of the teeth and evaluating the health of the patient. ...Read more

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Please give advice on how much to get tooth pulled?

Please give advice on how much to get tooth pulled?

$100-$1000 : The cost of an extraction cannot really be determined until you get an xray of the tooth. The cost will then be determined upon how hard it will be to remove the tooth. If the tooth is broken or not erupted all the way, the cost will be more. Your dentist will take an xray then discuss the cost with you. Don't forget to add in the additional cost of pain medication after the extraction. ...Read more

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After you get a tooth pulled when can you smoke again?

After you get a tooth pulled when can you smoke again?

Depends on procedure: Depends of the procedure and if it was simple or surgical extraction. If you start smoking before the gums start to heal, you could have dry socket which is very painful ask the dentist and the longer you wait , the better, but the dentist that pulled the tooth can give you better idea. ...Read more

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Do I have to have an injection to get a tooth pulled out?

Yes: The extraction would most likely be very painful if you did not get the injection. Some dentist can give the injection with you only feeling a little pinch for about 2-3 seconds. By the time you recognize that you felt something - it is all finished = not bad so relax and accept the 2-3 seconds. ...Read more

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I'm interested to know what happens when you get a tooth pulled?

I'm interested to know what happens when you get a tooth pulled?

Extractions: Your dentist will numb the area so you don't feel anything. Then she\he will remove it with special dental instruments. At that point you will be give post-op instructions. Then you will have a space where the tooth was removed. Most likely, you will need to have that tooth replaced. Ask all your questions to the dentist removing the tooth. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many shots do you get when you get a tooth pulled?

Can you let me know how many shots do you get when you get a tooth pulled?

Varies by person: Some patients respond very well to anesthetic, others need more. Some teeth (i.e. Long roots) might require a wider area to be numb, while others might be "flappin' in the breeze, " and come out with gauze - so it really depends on your case. On average though, maybe 2-3 injections would be my estimate. ...Read more

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I had one of my bottom lower tooth pulled two days ago and it still very painful. Is this normal and how much longer will it hurt?

I had one of my bottom lower tooth pulled two days ago and it still very painful. Is this normal and how much longer will it hurt?

Depends: If the tooth was impacted and required an incision and bone removal the pain may take up to a week to resolve entirely. This also depends on the doctor and his skill level. If the pain gets worse at the 3-5 day point and radiates, you may have a dry socket. I usually give my patients pain meds and steroids. The steroids keep the pain to a minimum by decreasing the initial inflammation. ...Read more

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How long after having a tooth pulled should it hurt? Had tooth pulled friday its monday night and it hurts worse now than it did the day after

Not normal: That is not normal, the pain you have is due to infection, possible dry socket, have your dentist examine the extraction site, and prescribe proper meds. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a healthy tooth pulled for cosmetic reasons?

Is it possible to get a healthy tooth pulled for cosmetic reasons?

Yes: It is normally done in together with orthodontic treatment, although there are other reasons, too. Remember, once a secondary tooth is extracted, there will not be another one growing to replace it. Have your dentist explain the treatment plan before the extractions are begun. ...Read more

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