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Need To Flush Out The Hole After A Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Food in socket: It is always best to first consult with your own dentist for advice and instructions. Having said that: if the tooth was removed within the last 48 hours, just rinse as thoroughly as you can and don't be too concerned if there is still some food or debris in the socket. If it's after 48 hours, you can use an ear bulb syringe filled with water from your local drug store or supermarket-- GENTLY. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right away: As long as you can open your mouth in comfort, i would not delay getting the root canal. Waiting only creates a greater potential for a dental emergency. A root canal is actually a much easier procedure than the extraction of a full boney impacted wisdom tooth. So don't delay and good luck! and don't forget to get a crown after the root canal is completed! to delay, risks your tooth breaking! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can I still pull the blood clot out 5 days after wisdom teeth extraction? What will a healthy extraction look like at this point?
Be careful: Even though you may have no more pain or bleeding it does not mean you will not have any other complications. Normally you should be fine, it will take a couple of month until the tissue re-epethelialize and fill the socket completely to look normal again. If in doubt talk back to your dentist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you need a incisor tooth extracted because of decay & it hasn't affected the root. will the tooth still get taken out when you have a restoration?
Can removing the tooth next to a partially erupted wisdom tooth allow for the wisdom tooth to grow in normally on its own? Or will it need cut out?
Why: why remove a healthy a symptomatic fully functional tooth in the hopes that a smaller tipped rotated tooth will magically take its place. At best you would need many months of Orthodontic treatment to bring it into place. Ask your Dentist to evaluate and advise. Examination by a wisdom tooth expert, an oral Surgeon, may be advisable. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
6 days after wisdom teeth extraction I can see a Black coloured hole where the wisdom teeth was. Is this a Dry Socket?
After a tooth extraction (for tooth abscess), does the dentist leave it so that there's a hole on the gum (where the tooth used to be)?
Yes: After the tooth is removed. The dentist will clean out the infected tissues around the tooth. Then the blood will fill in where tooth used to be and form a clot. If the clot is lost prematurely you will get dry socket (quite painful). But, the clot (or the hole as you called it) will eventually be filled in by bone and gum tissue. ...Read more
If you need a incisor tooth extracted because of decay & it hasn't affected the root. will the root get taken out when you have a restoration?
Sharp Bony Area: A sharp bony projection can cause discomfort and even cut the tongue. An oral surgeon can smooth out the area with an alveoplasty or remove it with an alveolectomy. ...Read more
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