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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Pain After Tooth Extraction

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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 can I prevent a gum abscess after tooth extraction?

How can I prevent a gum abscess after tooth extraction?

Depends: Follow directions given tom you by your dentist. Take antibiotics if given. Keep the area clean and eat a healthy diet. Your body should take care of the rest. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a blood clot from coming out after tooth extraction?

How can I prevent a blood clot from coming out after tooth extraction?

Leave it alone!: For the first couple days after the ext, don't brush by it, don't rinse too vigourous, soft diet, dont smoke, don't drink through a straw. Give it a chance to settle in and then you should be good, but even if you do all that you are told you can still get a dry socket. ...Read more

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Can i prevent tooth extraction pain with Valium and novocain (procaine)?

Can i prevent tooth extraction pain with Valium and novocain (procaine)?

Medication: Valium is an anti- anxiety medication which can help to relax you during the procedure. Local anesthetic (novacaine) will get the area numb so you will not feel any pain. ...Read more

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How can I prevent the blood clot from coming out too soon after a wisdom tooth extraction?

How can I prevent the blood clot from coming out too soon after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Common Sense, Really: The first thing is to leave it alone. Don't mess with it, don't play with it, don't brush it, don't swish vigorously around it. Also, avoid tobacco, alcohol, & nicotine, as these can cause the clot to dissolve and be lost. Avoid hard, crunchy foods. If you lose the clot, healing will be impaired & delayed, and it might be quite painful. So, just give it time and allow your body to heal properly. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for preventing or curing bacterial infections after tooth extraction?

What are some natural remedies for preventing or curing bacterial infections after tooth extraction?

Infections are rare: Bacterial infections are quite infrequent following extraction as the source of the infection is the tooth, which was removed. As long as the patient is not immune compromised (ie. Diabetes, hiv, chemotherapy) the body should clear any residual infection by itself. ...Read more

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How can I prevent dry socket? Its been 4 and a half days since my wisdom teeth extractions. Im a 21 yr old male.

See below: Dry socket is usually formed when the blood cloth over the extraction area is not formed. Try not to disturb the area. You also need to keep the area clean and clear of food particles. If you are experiencing pain you should see your dentist asap. ...Read more

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