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How Long To Wait To Eat After Whitening Teeth
Depends: Fluids and calories are important for healing. At least wait until the local anesthesia wears off. Then, if the extractions were just on one side of the mouth, you can carefully eat on the other side of your mouth. If teeth were extracted from both sides of the mouth, like 4 wisdom teeth, i recommend clear then full liquids the first day, then soft foods for 4 to 7 days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Teeth whitening is a treatment of the tooth to reduce pigments so enhancing their appearance and reducing discoloration. Usually the outer enamel is lightened using an oxygen releasing carbamide product for extrinsic bleaching, but when access to the pulp chamber is possible, intrinsic bleach with a stronger reagent that can significantly reduce the color. Dr neil mcleod dds ...Read more
A day or two.: I agree with dr. Goodrick. As an oral surgeon i tell my patients to wait at least 2 days before working out and then if the increased cardiac output causes discomfort to make your workout lighter until the discomfort is no longer there. For some runners and people who do heavy workouts that may be as long a 7 to 10 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whenever you want: Everyone responds differently following the removal of teeth. Some patients start with a liquid or soft diet immediately following surgery and advance their diet as tolerated. Other patients may resume their normal diet immediately. Your appetite and level of discomfort while eating are your best measures for progressing to a normal diet. ...Read more
As soon as you can: After wisdom tooth surgery,you have pain, restricted opening of the mouth & a swelling.This does not allow you to open the mouth wide enough to place a tooth brush in the mouth to do proper brushing.Once you can open the mouth wide enough,which is usually 2nd or 3rd day, you may use to clean with tooth brush & a paste.You also need to be gentle while brushing.Do not damage surgical site. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
That depends: That depends on the type of filling. If it is an amalgam (silver) filling i would wait a couple of hours. If it is a bonded composite (white) filling you don't really have to wait at all. If they made you numb i would wait at least until the numb feeling goes away so you do not accidently bite yourself. If it was a very large filling, regardless of type, i would avoid chewing very hard things. ...Read more
How much time?: Your post did not say. Depending on the severity of the extraction, sutures, flap closure, etc, it can take up to a week for the tissues to heal enough to eat 'normal foods'. Use your best judgment depending on how you feel and consult with your oral surgeon if you have further concerns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
24 hours: After extracting a tooth or following any type of surgery in your mouth, it is advisable to wait at least 24 hours before having an alcoholic beverage. This would allow the blood clot to develop well, where the surgery was carried out. However if you were prescribed an antibiotic or pain medication then no alcohol use until the prescription is completed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on the difficulty of the extraction. I usually tell patients to stay on soft cool foods for 48 hours. Once you get to the third day, my rule of thumb is 'if it hurts...Don't do it!'. ...Read more
Immediately: Slowly at first, more rapidly as time goes by. And with tooth loss comes bone loss, making replacement more difficult as time goes by. Please do the most conservative and cost effective treatment by not waiting and watching as your occlusion detiorates. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Clearance: The Dentist or specialist Periodontist who did your deep cleaning should reevaluate you and clear you for Orthodontic care. Depending on pre-treatment findings, 2 weeks-3 months. As you have extant periodontal disease (otherwise a deep cleaning would not have been necessary) I would recommend Ortho Rx by a specialist Orthodontist, and alternating 3 month cleanings between GP & Periodontist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One week: It is safe to wait for a week after extraction to go bac to using a mouth wash.The tooth socket after extraction gets filled with a blood clot, which is very important for a proper healing.If that blood clot gets lost due to aggressive rinsing of the mouth, you may end up with dry socket, which is a very painful condition, &it would not allow the socket to heal, &you may need additional procedure. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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