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Is it possible to get a dry socket if the removed tooth never broke through?

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 more

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Is it possible to get dry socket the day your tooth wad removed?

Is it possible to get dry socket the day your tooth wad removed?

Yes: The first 72 hours after extraction is when you would be most likely to dislodge the blood clot. Avoid rinsing and disturbing the surgical site. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a tooth embedded in your lip?

Is it possible to have a tooth embedded in your lip?

Yes, see details: If you're talking about trauma, then you can certainly imbed a tooth into your lip. A tooth can be inside your lip if when tooth bud was developing, its location got messed up and it ended up in the area of the lip. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a dry socket after they sewed the extractions sites shut?

Is it possible to get a dry socket after they sewed the extractions sites shut?

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 more

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Once you have a metal placed on a fractured bone, is it possible to get it removed?

Once you have a metal placed on a fractured bone, is it possible to get it removed?

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

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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?

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

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Is it possible to get dry socket over a week after tooth extraction?

Is it possible to get dry socket over a week after tooth extraction?

Dry Socket?: Possible? Yes. Likely? No. Usually patients become aware of a problem 2 to 4 days after the extraction. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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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?

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

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Is it possible to can get an abscess/infection on the jaw-bone even if the tooth is extracted?

Is it possible to can get an abscess/infection on the jaw-bone even if the tooth is extracted?

Yes.: An impacted tooth can cause debris and bacteria to collect around the gum and infection can then set in. Over time infection around the tooth can spread to and infect the adjacent bone (osteomyelitis). ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Is it possible to get dry socket if dentist stitches?

Is it possible to get dry socket if dentist stitches?

YES : A dry socket has nothing to do with whether or not the dentist used sutures [stiches], and happens often with wisdom tooth extractions. ...Read more

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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 more

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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 ?

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 more

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Is there a way to know if I have a dry socket after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

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

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Is it possible to stabilize a "loose/unsteady" adult tooth or must it always get extracted?

Is it possible to stabilize a "loose/unsteady" adult tooth or must it always get extracted?

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 more

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Is it possible to get dry socket twice on the same wisdom tooth?

Yes, but unlikely.: If the clot has been disturbed , a dry socket post-extraction can occur...Especially in smokers. Usually a medicated dressing is changed every other day or so which would prevent the formation of another dry socket, or exposed bone. ...Read more

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Dry Socket (Definition)

A painful dental condition that can occur after a permanent ...Read more