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How Long Until Cavity Filing Starts To Rot
Yes: It is normal to have some resedual pain and the area maybe sore when you are chewing. All of the discomfort should go away soon. It is not the same for everyone. For some people the healing is quick maybe a couple of days and for others it could be a couple of weeks . If your discomfort remains call your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sealants: Pit and fissure sealants can last for a short period of time to over 20 years. When you go for regular check-ups and cleanings, the dentist will always check to make sure the sealants are intact. If not, the dentist will advise you to re-do the sealants that have fallen out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: This depends on the tooth, how big the root was, and how traumatic the extraction was, if it was a surgical extraction or not, and individual health.It will take time for the bone to fill in the space so you will notice the hole there for several weeks. The hole will be covered by gum tissue. Follow the instruction give when you had the extraction and you should heal as quickly as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One week: The gum tissue closest to the teeth turns over in as little as 7 days. Therefore, after a deep cleaning, the swelling should subside within 7 days. This is provided that you maintain the health of your gums with daily flossing and twice daily brushing. Within 2 weeks you should notice an improvement in the health and texture of your gums. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long will it take after wisdom teeth being pulled and the pain going away before you can stop rinsing the holes.
Until healed: Keep rinsing until the holes are healed. ...Read more
Depends: What type of tooth infection? Like many other conditions, antibiotics serve as a supplement to surgical intervention. A dental abscess may need drainage or extraction. If going to be effective alone, any antibiotic, if effective, should begin to elicit changes within 24 to 36 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after a root canal do I have to wait until the numbness wears off and my mouth gets back to normal?
Can a hurting tooth cause your lip to go numb? If so will pulling the tooth fix the problem. Or will it take time after till it heals & recovers
Depends: Totally depends on the type of extraction involved. Some wisdom teeth extractions are straight forward and you will talk normally the next day. The more involved types of impactions will require a longer healing period and it may take 5-10 days before you're feeling "normal" again. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Run and get a crown!: The longer you wait, the greater the chance your tooth will become reinfected. Bacteria from your saliva will leak into the root canal space and cause the root canal to fail. You will loose your tooth or have to re treat the root canal and pay for it all over again! just because it doen't hurt does not mean you can ignore it. It is top priority if you want to save the tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: Some of the factors that can affect the degree and duration of swelling following removal of wisdom teeth may include whether or not they were impacted, the experience and technique of the surgeon, whether or not anti-inflammatory meds were administered, your physical status, and how well you follow postop instructions. Generally by the third day postop the swelling will be at its peak. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age 6 To 8: "baby" teeth fall out usually when the permanent ones start pushing them out. Sometimes kids loose baby teeth for other reasons. Most lower and upper incisors erupt by age 6 to 8. There is also familial variants. As when parents got their adult teeth! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dental caries: Progress at a rate dependent upon what one eats and how well one keeps their teeth clean. Each tooth has different contours and there are different thicknesses of tooth from the surface of the tooth to the nerve. No one can say how long it will take. I have seen teeth have small cavities for years and others go from nothing to a nerve exposure in 3-6 months. ...Read more
Not very long: If your crown is in good shape then it takes only a very short amount of time for your dentist to clean out the crown and recement it. Your dentist will evaluate the crown and make certain that there are no problems with it before cementing it. If there is decay in the tooth or the tooth is broken then you may need a new crown. You dentist will let you know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it generally take from the time a baby starts teething to the time she cuts a tooth?
Variable!: No definitive timing as baby's teething can be long and drawn out or episodic. Some infants are indifferent with tooth erruption/teething. Bottom front teeth followed by the top front are seen errupting average 4-6 months of age. Of course there are always early and late variations to this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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