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How To Correct Slight Facial Asymmetry Caused By Extraction Of A Molar Tooth
Tooth replacement: In the 1920s actresses were encouraged to have their molars removed to create a sunken face affect. Thankfully it no longer happens. Missing back teeth can be replaced with implants and a crown in many cases. Bridges may not work as they need at least two teeth to support them. Partial dentures that are removable may also restore symmetry, but are the poorer choice. It may also be muscle size. ...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
Face swollen up - upper right molar tooth surgical extraction. How many days until it gets back to normal? What can I do to help besides taking meds?
Maximum 2-3 days: It is common to experience pain and swelling after tooth extraction. It may last for 2-3 days. If you experience severe pain or swelling 3 days after tooth removal, visit your dentist to rule out any complications ...Read more
Removed left impacted wisdom tooth last yr - cause facial asymmetry (left side noticeably thinner). Will removing right 2nd molar correct this?
No: The two sides of our faces are not mirror images of each other. Because of the clinical differences, treating one side will not produce the same results as treating the other. Removing a single tooth should not result in noticeable facial change. Return to the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who did your surgery to discuss your concerns. ...Read more
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
I was wondering is it okay to ride my bicycle for 40 kilometers 5 days after a single upper molar tooth extraction?
Yes: If you are healing uneventfully and if you are healthy, then by the third day after extraction you should be living life normally. ...Read more
Not always: Molar tooth extraction can be simple with no surgery involved in many cases. Sometimes if a tooth is badly broken, or has had a root canal treatment in past that tooth may not come out easily and will need surgery. Also most unerupted and impacted third molars will need surgery to extract. ...Read more
If I have had a root canal in my lower back molar tooth, does that mean the extraction will be "surgery? "
Not necessarily: Possibly depends on how much tooth remains for the dentist to hold on to to extract the tooth sometimes one has to section the tooth to remove it. ...Read more
I had a left molar tooth extraction 3 days ago and now my tooth right next to it is very sensitive to touch with a toothbrush. Is this normal?
No, but common: While sensitivity is not normal, it is a common occurrence. It may be related to the adjacent tooth temporarily having no gum covering the root surface. As the extraction site heals, the sensitivity usually subsides. It may also be related to local inflammation. If it does not get better, have your dentist take a look to make sure no other treatment is necessary. ...Read more
Dentist won't extract my 2nd molar tooth bec I have sinus approximation. She insist on root canal. But I don't have budget. Is extraction not possible?
Oral Surgeon: If your dentist feels that the extraction is beyond the scope of their abilities, you should be referred to an oral surgeon for the extraction. ...Read more
I have a salty tasting discharge after upper molar tooth extraction. The extraction was 3 days ago. No pain or fever.
Post op: You should call the dentist who extracted the tooth to have that area re-evaluated to make sure everything is healing properly and there are no other problems with adjacent teeth. This is something that cannot be done over the internet. ...Read more
I had a upper back molar tooth extraction 5 days ago. Something squishy just fell out of the socket. Is this okay? What should I do? Dry socket?
Something Squishy: Is it possible that some food was in the socket. If you had a "dry socket" you would know it. They are usually very painful. You didn't mention any pain. If you aren't in pain, I would not worry about it at all. ...Read more
Can the extraction of an upper back molar tooth without bone grafting that resulted in a sinus droop commonly lead to a TMJ disorder?
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
How any days after a molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches do I have to wait before I can use a straw?
About 24 hours: Need to ask the person who did the procedure, as they would have more insight as to nature of and difficulty of your specific situation. But in general, no straws for 24 hours is ok. ...Read more
Had a left up molar tooth extraction for infected tooth which includes a bone graft. How long should I wait before resuming vigorous exercise?
24hrs: Personally its a up to the patient but I always state 24hr because vigorous exercise will increase blood flow and excessive bleeding does not sit well with patients. ...Read more
How soon after a lower molar tooth extraction with bone graft and stitches can I chew solid food?
It depends: If it is only one side, I tell patients they can chew solid food on the unaffected side the next day. Follow your doctors instructions. ...Read more
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
When can I come back to vigorous exercises after having molar tooth extraction and bone graft with stitches done?
Return to normal: All questions should be discussed directly with the dentist treating you as he\she is responsible for your aftercare and proper healing of the wound site. Follow all written and\or oral instructions. ...Read more
Which pain medication is more affective in relieving pain following a back lower molar tooth extraction with bone graft and stitches?
The permanent molars occupy the most posterior portion of the dental arch. They are the primary grinding teeth in the mouth. Adult humans have twelve molars, in four groups of three at the back of the mouth. The third, rearmost molar in each group is called a wisdom tooth. It is the last tooth to appear, breaking through the gum tissue at about ...Read more
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