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Really bad and kinda weird pain after tooth extraction. What could this be?

Really bad and kinda weird pain after tooth extraction. What could this be?

"Dry socket": Is a common source of severe pain that begins about the 3rd day after extraction, happens usually just on the lower jaw. Most post-surgical pain is usually gone 1-2 weeks after most extractions. Persistent pain needs to be checked for infection and other possibilities. ...Read more

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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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What to do if I have serious facial pain after tooth extraction and braces applied?

What to do if I have serious facial pain after tooth extraction and braces applied?

Call ur orthodontist: Your orthodontist will know exactly what treatment has been rendered, and why that treatment might be hurting you. ...Read more

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I took 2 panadol (acetaminophen) extra tablets (500mg/tablet) can I take another 2 panadol (acetaminophen) night tablets four hours later ? P.S : pain after tooth extraction

Call your dentist: It will be a very good idea if you call the dr who performed the surgery on you .. Taking too much pain killers after extractions is not a very nice thing to do ...Read more

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What could be done for a dry mouth and pain after tooth extraction?

What could be done for a dry mouth and pain after tooth extraction?

Rinse gently & Meds: The dry mouth is usually short lived after extraction, but rinsiing with salt water or mouth lubricaters such as biotene can help. Tylennol or whatever you take for headache will take the edge off of the pain. If not, then see your dentist to evaluate your healing progress and prescribe a pain medicine. ...Read more

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I have severe pain after tooth extraction (one week ago). My dentist says it's fine and healing. Is this pain normal then?

I have severe pain after tooth extraction (one week ago). My dentist says it's fine and healing. Is this pain normal then?

Could be infection: Go back to the dentist who did the extraction and ask that they check the socket. Such pain at this time is wrong. You should be healing and getting pain free, not getting more pain! ...Read more

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I still have acute and severe ear pain after tooth extraction, it been two weeks. ENT says no problem with the ear. Can anything be done?

I still have acute and severe ear pain after tooth extraction, it been two weeks. ENT says no problem with the ear. Can anything be done?

Oral Surgeon: Your own dentist or Oral Surgeon needs to evaluate this and see whether any other treatment is indicated. Sometimes it takes awhile, even two weeks or more for complete elimination of radiating or referred pain following a surgical procedure. Contact your own dentist to discuss. ...Read more

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How can a tooth extraction work?

How can  a tooth extraction work?

Tooth Extraction: If a tooth has too much damage and can't be saved then in this case, the tooth needs to be extracted. Before removing the tooth, your dentist will administrate a local anesthetic for pain control and by surgical procedure tooth will be removed. Most tooth extractions take just a few minutes and the procedure is very safe. ...Read more

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How much do tooth extraction hurt?

Painless : Sorry to hear, but having a tooth pulled is sometimes necessary. Before extraction, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If you are anxious, your dentist may use IV sedation that will prevent pain completely and make you sleep through the procedure. Anesthesia is the key. Good luck. ...Read more

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How expensive is a tooth extraction?

How expensive is a tooth extraction?

Varies: Fees vary from office to office, city to city. A specialist will charge more than a generalist. Being put to sleep ? That's an additional expense. Any number given over the internet is meaningless, since fess in deltona are not the same as los angeles or albany or el paso. ...Read more

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How long does tooth extraction heal?

How long does tooth extraction heal?

One to two weeks: Normally it's about a week or so that the socket of the extracted tooth heals and closes as it fells up with blood that coagulate and turns into bone later, and the socket gets shallower as it heals. If that blood clot got dislodged for amy reason , that can cause the socket not to heal. The condition is very painful and known as dry socket. See your dentist to get it treated. ...Read more

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How much does tooth extraction hurt?

Depends on infection: extraction usually does not hurt during since you are anesthetized. after you should take Ibuprofen and Aspirin for 1 - 2 days. Pain during or after extraction is not normal and is usually due to infection which requires antibiotics. If this is anticipated it is best to start antibiotics and anti-inflammatory 1 - 48 hours before ...Read more

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How long does a tooth extraction take?

How long does a tooth extraction take?

Thanks for asking!: Most extractions take 3-5 minutes per tooth. Of course not all extractions are the same and many multi-rooted or root canal treated teeth will take longer due to their level of difficulty and need for surgical removal. ...Read more

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Is it normal to need a tooth extraction?

Is it normal to need a tooth extraction?

Yes: A tooth extraction is very common and a dentist can probably address the incidence. I know that it is less common for young people today because dentists have found ways to protect teeth compared to people my age (58). Still, any procedure, dental or medical, should be performed only after informed consent. I hope this helps, best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do after bad tooth extraction?

What can I do after bad tooth extraction?

The extraction was : Done badly or a tooth in bad shape was extracted? Follow your dentist's written instructions after an extraction. Avoid strenuous activity to include heavy lifting. Just plan to take it easy. Avoid activities that create suction (smoking or sucking from a straw). Don't swish vigorously. Avoid alcohol ; hot beverages. A soft or liquid diet would be good. Your dentist/ oral surgeon likely provided. ...Read more

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How long will tooth extraction pain last?

How long will tooth extraction pain last?

Extraction pain: Normally from a few hours to a day or two and can range from mild to moderate(to severe). Regardless, your dentist can prescribe an appropriate pain medication to keep you comfortable. There is a wide range of post-operative recovery timetables. Was is a loose baby tooth? Simple extraction? Difficult extraction? Severely impacted wisdom tooth? Your pain threshold? Etc. No simple answer here. ...Read more

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Does the date of tooth extraction matter?

Does the date of tooth extraction matter?

Yes: Some insurance companies will not cover dental procedures to correct a tooth that was extracted prior to coverage. That's a primary reason dentist ask when a tooth was extracted or lost. Also, dentist can asses the rate of bone healing by determining how long ago the tooth was lost. So, it matters. ...Read more

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When to eat chips after tooth extraction?

When to eat chips after tooth extraction?

Wait awhile....: You should not eat chips for at least several days after a tooth extraction. Wait until the tooth socket is well on its way to healing or chew on the other side of your mouth. ...Read more

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How long does tooth extraction pain last?

Few days: most of the time the pain should not be noticeable with proper medication ( pain killers and antibiotics) and dental care, complicated surgical procedures requiring opening of the gums and cutting bone may take a little longer, a week or two, and may need stronger medications. Your dentist should be able to give you a better idea depending on you particular case. ...Read more