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I have a lose tooth. Should I pull it out?

I have a lose tooth. Should I pull it out?

See your dentist 1st: If an adult tooth is loose, one should see their dentist and resist the temptation of pulling the tooth. The dentist needs to find out why an adult tooth is loose (tooth fracture, infection, trauma, severe gingivitis, etc.). ...Read more

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What is the best way to pull a baby tooth? Our son has a baby tooth that just won't seem to come out. It's gray and clearly dead, and we've tried twisting it, but it seems surprisingly firmly in place. What is the best to to ensure that he loses this toot

What is the best way to pull a baby tooth? Our son has a baby tooth that just won't seem to come out. It's gray and clearly dead, and we've tried twisting it, but it seems surprisingly firmly in place. What is the best to to ensure that he loses this toot

Get help: If a tooth is "firm", it's not ready to come out. The root has not yet dissolved away. Dark color may be due to traumatic damage to pulp, and tooth may still be vital. Please have your dentist examine your son, take x-ray if necessary, and advise you as to timing. ...Read more

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Had a very back tooth pulled last year. Saving for implant. Gums healthy. Wake up everyday and my top row of teeth hurt with weird lose feeling... Why?

Had a very back tooth pulled last year. Saving for implant. Gums healthy. Wake up everyday and my top row of teeth hurt with weird lose feeling... Why?

Teeth grinding: You may be clenching or grinding your teeth during the night. Your bite may have changed because of the missing molar. Are you having regular dental care while you are saving for your implant? See your dentist about this. You may benefit from a nightguard or something else may need to be treated. ...Read more

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Is there anything we need to do to prepare for our son losing his baby teeth? He just turned five, and i guess the time is not too far away. I remember when i was little i was scared of having them pulled, and would let them stay in my mouth far too long.

Kids : Kids are familiar with growing out of their shoes and their clothes and putting them aside to make room for bigger ones. It shoud be easy for your child to understand that he is outgrowing his baby teeth and that they should be put aside to make room for the bigger, more grown up ones. The tooth fairy thing makes it more fun and something to look forward to. Check the children's section at your local library or book store for one of the many excellent books on the subject geared for 5 year olds. ...Read more

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Had an infected back molar pulled out. At 18, what could be the complications of this? Will I lose more teeth?

Had an infected back molar pulled out. At 18, what could be the complications of this? Will I lose more teeth?

Shifting teeth: changes in the balance of the bite, possible gum problems in the future, less efficient chewing... ...Read more

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Do you lose weight after getting your wisdom teeth pulled?

Do you lose weight after getting your wisdom teeth pulled?

Only if: Only if it prevents you from eating, but your reduced food intake would only be for a few days. If you need to lose weight, consider take shape for life, to find a free health coach near you. ...Read more

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Can you get a bridge remade from original one if the anchor tooth is pulled?

Can you get a bridge remade from original one if the anchor tooth is pulled?

No: The anchor tooth is critical for a bridge. But, there may be other options such as implants. See a dentist for a consultation ...Read more

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I am getting tooth#2 pulled tomorrow it is still a good tooth. Can I go back to work the next day?

I am getting  tooth#2 pulled tomorrow it is still a good tooth. Can I go back to work the next day?

Good?: If your tooth is "good" meaning not decayed visibly, is it being extracted because of gum or periodontal problems? If so, you should be fine working the next day. If your tooth requires more invasive surgery to extract, ask your treating dentist what they recommend. Every situation is unique! Good luck.. ...Read more

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What happens when a tooth is pulled?

What happens when a tooth is pulled?

Tooth out area heals: The tooth sits suspended it's boney socket by tiny ligaments. Careful movement with dental instruments cause the ligaments to tear and the tooth to come out. Once out, blood fills the socket and the healing response begins. Bone attempts regenerate but is overwhelmed by a much faster in-growth of gums leaving a depression which ends up being a sealed healthly covering over a depressed socket. ...Read more

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