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Pulling Your Own Tooth
They can...: But it's a temporary fix. Let's face it, once your teeth are "wobbly", it's only a matter of time before they need to be extracted. Before dental implants became the standard of care, many techniques were tried. Nowadays, many practitioners rely on implants to replace teeth that have a poor prognosis. Each case is different, so ask your dentist what is best for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is comfortable: The dentist will make certain you are numb. If you are highly anxious, treatment can be done while asleep (sedation). So you will be comfortable. Expect soreness afterwards that can be managed with pain medication and ice for swelling. You'll be good as new in a few days. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Trichitillomania?: Hair pulling is not well understood and classified differently by various authors. Dsmiv classifies it as an impulse control disorder. The behavior itself termed body focused repetitive behavior. The behavior is common and only a disorder when it causes distress, is maladaptive, or interferes with function. Some qualify as self-harm, seeking emotional release or escape a sense of derealization. ...Read more
Will the delayed teeth underneath baby teeth push the baby teeth out or will it need to be pulled?
No always: Some periodontal disease is treated with gingival surgery, cleaning, medications, grafts and doing everything to preserve the teeth. At times a tooth may be too far gone and have root problems that would necessitate removal. Do all you can to have the greatest of oral hygiene and follow closely with your dentist/oral surgeon/periodontist. Hope it goes well! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why?: Does your dentist want to remove the crown or the tooth? Is the tooth re-infected, which would lend to having the root canal redone. Or, is the tooth fractured or decayed beyond being repairable? If in doubt see another dentist or an endodontist for a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will all the teeth realign back to its original state if teeth are restored to how it was? Have tmj, tooth bonding, dry mouth, clenching, psych meds
What happens if you pull out your baby teeth will it make your permanent teeth grow through faster?
Tooth removal: no. the permanent teeth develop on their own schedule. they are not stimulated to form faster if the baby tooth that is holding it's space is removed early. early removal of baby teeth allows the remaining teeth to drift into that space. this will result in less space for the incoming permanent teeth. so if baby teeth are removed too early a space maintainer must be made and inserted in the mout ...Read more
NO: All people should have their teeth cleaned by a professional at least 2-3 times a year. Your dentist and hygienist is able to examine your teeth, diagnose problems that may be occurring, fix current problems, and maintain your smile! basic cleaning are a very simple procedure done with no discomfort. Keep smiling ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably Not: In order to move teeth, you need a continuously applied pressure. Biting your nails is intermittent and not continuous. Also, the pressure moves around from area to area, so there wouldn't be a force pushing in a specific direction. So, teeth won't move. However, nail biting can chip and fracture your teeth, especially the front ones along the thin cutting edges. It's also not a very clean habit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You will be numb: You will be numb or even sedated so you will not feel anything during the extraction. You will feel more if you leave the broken tooth for too long. See your dentist asap. Your dentist will answer all of your questions about your particular broken tooth. It is or all to have some apprehension before an extraction and the information from your dentist or oral surgeon will help. ...Read more
Don't!: Don't even try it. You probably won't be able to. You run the risk of serious bleeding, unbearable pain, spread of infection, etc. You certainly won't know for sure if you removed the entire tooth. Dentists train for years and have years of experience, and that is for a very important reason. I would guess that you also have other teeth with serious dental problems. See a dentist, please! ...Read more
Local anesthesia: Usually local anesthesia is all that is needed unless you are really anxious and want to be asleep, then an oral surgeon would use conscious sedation. ...Read more
Would you recommend pure stevioside, and/or to one with a sweet tooth? (or advice for "pulling" the sweet tooth... If no to the above)
Could use your help docs! my child is pulling her tooth out herself and she got it out on one end, the other end is attached to her gum?
Baby Teeth: Everything sounds perfectly normal! when a primary (baby) tooth becomes loose, the tooth is only attached to the gum by "threads" of gum tissue. Your daughter has successfully started to remove her tooth, and no doubt, it will be out within the next few hours if she continues to "work it ". Be sure that she doesn't forget to put it under the pillow for the tooth fairy! ...Read more
Yes, but: Pain can persist for that length of time but you may be developing a dry socket. This is where the blood clot in the socket dissolves prematurely and you loose the protective cover on the bone of the socket. You should contact the dentist or surgeon who did your surgery to be more carefully diagnosed. ...Read more
What is the logistic of pushing the tooth up instead of pulling when extracting the upper wisdom tooth? Is this common technique?
Outdated technique: That is an outdated technique commonly taught in usa dental schools. Most european schools use the ogram technique. It used biology and physics. Fortunately the inventor lives in texas now and travels the country teaching this method to us dentists. I have been fortunate to learn it 8 years ago. No more pushing! ...Read more
I really have to know if tooth #15 can be saved from pulling. Need it for a Nesbit or RPD. Specialist says remove. General dds says no. Now what?
I have 6 cavities and a tooth that is broken in half. What are the dangers of not pulling the broken tooth and not filling the cavities?
Decayed teeth: If you don't get the cavities taken care of, soon the nerve of those teeth will be involved causing pain and infection and then you will need more complicated treatment. Same with broken tooth. If not taken care of, it will rot further and can cause abscess and infection. The infection can also spread in your body and heart. So the best is to see a dentist. Your health starts in your mouth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lower right wisdom tooth doesn't hurt but is sensitive to touch, fully erupted for years. Will general dentist have hard time pulling? Local used only
Can i drink after tooth extract got the bottom one pulled out I wasn't knocked out during the pulling they just numbed the side of my face?
Tooth#20, bad shape,root canal or will I be okay just pulling it. In tons of pain,on antibiotic, apt soon.Can I still chew with out this tooth? Scared
Chew?: Can you chew without #20Get a more detailed answer ›
Im wondering if any of you Docs have heard of oil pulling and if there is truth or evidence that it can reverse tooth decay.
NO, See a dentist: Here's the bottom line, oil pulling does not reverse the effects of tooth decay, and it's important that patients are made fully aware of that. See a dentist for evaluation and treatment. If not treated, tooth decay can cause pain, infection, and tooth loss. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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