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Is It Possible To Get A Dry Socket If The Removed Tooth Never Broke Through
Yes: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lost it's blood clot. Treatment is to have a medicated dressing placed into the affected area. Antibiotics will not help a dry socket. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to develop a "dry socket" if i had a bone filler placed in an extracted tooth cavity?
Possible, but not as: Likely since the protective blood clot is covered with mucosa. If the sutures come loose & one chews or rinses too vigorously, the clot may be dislodged & food & bacteria can enter & infect the bone. Follow oral surgeon's advice for post-op care. Return if pain worsens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, if problematic: Hardware is not routinely removed unless it becomes problematic from either a symptom causing standpoint (patient complaint of pain or discomfort) or from a surgeon standpoint (hardware in way of future surgery, at or near a joint and thus confounding advanced imaging [mri], or at risk for breakage). ...Read more
I'm out on the road and have a broken tooth and it needs to be removed can a e.r remove the tooth so I don't have to wait to see a dentist?
Dental urgent care: ER's don't do it, usually,. But many larger towns have dental urgent cares staffed 7 days a week (but usually not for 24 hours). Where are you? and what are the nearest bigger towns or cities? ...Read more
Dry Socket?: Possible? Yes. Likely? No. Usually patients become aware of a problem 2 to 4 days after the extraction. ...Read more
Is it safe to have a tooth pulled/extracted during pregnancy? I have a broken tooth that needs to be removed it is causing my whole right side pain
During pregnancy: Most patients and unfortunately even some dentists shy away from proper dental care for pregnant women. Any elective treatment can\should be postponed but all emergency and\or necessary dental care including extractions can usually be performed with proper precautions and by competent dentists. You, your dentist and your ob\gyn should consult with each other. Often, no treatment is worse for all. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Wisdom tooth coming out. It has created a hole in my gum but the tooth is taking a very long time to grow. No pain or discharge, should I be worried?
Worried? Probably no: So many more important things to be worried about. You should. however, have that tooth evaluated. Most people do not have enough room for their wisdom teeth, and once they break through the surface, food and bacteria can get caught underneath the gum. Consider extraction. ...Read more
I have a decaying/decayed 2nd molar that needs a root canal. Would it be a bad idea to pull it out? Only tooth after that is my wisdom that grows side
Why is it important to get a baby tooth that has a cavity filled when it will fall out with in a couple years anyways?
Maintain space: Primary teeth maintain space and allow room for the secondary teeth to erupt properly. In addition, an abscess in a baby tooth can affect the bone and enamel of the permanent tooth underneath it. You don't want to have your child suffer with preventable pain and swelling, do you ? Have the tooth restored. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The tooth next to a root canal is now loose. I think it may have been from the dam clip. Will it improve?
Depends: Isolation of a tooth during root canal is commonly accomplished with a rubber dam. This is usually secured with a clamp on the tooth being treated. It is uncommon for it to effect the tooth adjacent to it. If the clamp was placed on the adjacent tooth being treated it is still uncommon for it to cause it to become loose. I suggest you return to your DDS to re-evaluated your problem. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I had a wisdom tooth and the tooth beside it surgically removed. It was a very difficult extraction. A week or so later if felt as if bone was poking ?
See dentist: I would go back to the dentist or oral surgeon who did the extractions. It is either a bone spur or the tissue is healing too fast the part of the bone is exposed. Both are easy fixes and you should be fine once treatment is done. No worries Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your history: The most common history is no pain after surgery followed by severe pain on the second or third day. The other signs are best evaluted by your dentist, so see your surgeon to rule it out if you have severe pain. ...Read more
Depends...: ...On your long term dental health goals. With the advent of implant dentistry, extracting the tooth, prevents further deterioration of the supporting bone structures and may allow you a fighting chance to have the tooth replaced with an implant. A loose tooth will always be associated with inflammation of the complex assembly that supports the tooth in it's socket too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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