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How Much Does It Cost To Get A Tooth Pulled
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really BUT...: The class of medicine for Actonel (risedronate) is "bisphosphonates". These drugs have been associated with onj (osteonecrosis of the jaw) where the bone never heals after injury. The greatest risk for onj is in breast and prostate cancer patients who are receiving anti-cancer therapy at the same time. For the average non-cancer patient i would have no serious concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am so needle shy and I have to get a tooth pulled and was wondering if they could give me the knock-out gas?
CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If i get a tooth pulled out and get an implant after a year, will my face look the same as how it looked before my extraction?
No facial change: The problems caused by waiting a year include1) loss of alveolar (tooth supporting) bone necessitating ridge augmentation prior to implant placement, and 2) collapse of adjacent and/or opposing teeth into the extraction space necessitating orthodontic correction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
$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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If there is an: Abscess and/or pain involved and this was a recommendation by your dentist or pedodontist, then yes. An oral surgeon will be able to comfortably and safely sedate your child for this procedure - so that it will not turn into a "bad experience" and lasting negative impression for them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impaction surgery: The removal of impacted tooth is a serious surgical procedure. Sedation dentistry is used to provide a safe, comfortable relaxing and anxiety-free experience for certain people receiving any dental treatment. Depending on your degree of fear or anxiety, different levels of sedation may be required include general anesthesia. Take care and have a comfortable experience. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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