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Could dentists put splinter strips on your teeth if the teeth are loose/wobbly?

Could dentists put splinter strips on your teeth if the teeth are loose/wobbly?

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 more

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Does the doctor pull stitches out from gums after extracting wisdom teeth?

Does the doctor pull stitches out from gums after extracting wisdom teeth?

Sometimes: If silk sutures are used, this do not dissolve and must be removed after 5-10 days. If gut sutures are used, they will usually fully dissolve and require not removal. Sometimes the dentist will remove them when they protrude and irritate the tongue. ...Read more

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When the dentist pulls out your teeth does it hurt?

When the dentist pulls out your teeth does it hurt?

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 more

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Is pulling out your own hair considered self injury?

Is pulling out your own hair considered self injury?

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

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Will the delayed teeth underneath baby teeth push the baby teeth out or will it need to be pulled?

Will the delayed teeth underneath baby teeth push the baby teeth out or will it need to be pulled?

Delayed Eruption: Various factors play a role in when baby teeth come out. Sometimes, a baby tooth does need to be removed in order for the adult tooth to be able to come in. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Will pulling top teeth out for braces affect your lower jaw?

Will pulling top teeth out for braces affect your lower jaw?

No: It will not impact your skeletal structure. It may impact your bite-- in positive ways. The orthodontist is likely trying to achieve specific results that will improve your overall bite and appearance. If you have concerns i would discuss with them. ...Read more

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Is pulling your teeth necessary to treat periodontal problems?

Is pulling your teeth necessary to treat periodontal problems?

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 more

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Bottom molar with crown and root canal hurts. Dentist wants to pull it out. Good idea?

Bottom molar with crown and root canal hurts. Dentist wants to pull it out. Good idea?

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 more

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Can your jaw bone end up sticking out of your gums after having a wisdom tooth pulled...?

Can your jaw bone end up sticking out of your gums after having a wisdom tooth pulled...?

No, not normally: When your wisdom tooth is pulled, there should not be any part of your jaw bone sticking out. Best to see the oral surgeon to confirm. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth push other teeth out of your gums?

Can wisdom teeth push other teeth out of your gums?

Yes: Yes, erupting wisdom teeth can apply pressure to surrounding teeth. Wisdom teeth can also prevent other teeth from erupting. For best advice, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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Is there an orthodontic device to make your tongue stop touching or pushing on your teeth?

Is there an orthodontic device to make your tongue stop touching or pushing on your teeth?

Tongue Crib: Please follow the below link for pictures and further information. You should really discuss your concerns with a local orthodontic specialist. https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=tongue%20crib%20appliance ...Read more

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What happens if you pull out your baby teeth will it make your permanent teeth grow through faster?

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

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Can getting your teeth cleaned at the dentist hurt?

Can getting your teeth cleaned at the dentist hurt?

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 more

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Will the orthodontist resurface the edges of your teeth when you get your braces off?

Will the orthodontist resurface the edges of your teeth when you get your braces off?

Edges: If you mean the biting edges of front teeth that may, over years of malocclusion, have worn unevenly, the orthodontist will probably do enamelplasty to improve esthetics. If teeth severely worn, general dentist may be called upon to restore the tooth. ...Read more

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Does biting your fingernails push your teeth out of shape?

Does biting your fingernails push your teeth out of shape?

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 more

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What to do if I have a tooth which has broke in half which needs pulling. Will it hurt?

What to do if I have a tooth which has broke in half which needs pulling. Will it hurt?

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

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Tips for pulling out my own tooth?

Tips for pulling out my own tooth?

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

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Is it possible the the pulling of one tooth will break the tooth socket wall to cause another tooth to also be pulled? How thick is socket wall?

Highly unlikely: Unless you have significant bone loss surrounding bone should be strong enough. If you are concerned, ask Dentist to refer you to Oral Surgeon. Also speak to your Dentist about tooth replacement after the extraction...very important. ...Read more

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My gum is pulling away from my front lower tooth. What should I do?

My gum is pulling away from my front lower tooth. What should I do?

See your dentist: gum recession on front teeth is a common occurrence. You dentist or a periodontist can evaluate the severity and suggest treatment ...Read more

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What’s so terrible about pulling #2 tooth after failed root canal and just leaving it out?

What’s so terrible about pulling #2 tooth after failed root canal and just leaving it out?

Missing teeth: The bone in the area that the tooth was may diminish in size.. Other teeth may start to shift into the area of the gap. There is an increased risk for gum disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of anesthesia is used when pulling a badly broken abcessed tooth?

Can you tell me what kind of anesthesia is used when pulling a badly broken abcessed tooth?

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

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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)

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)

Bite away: Stevia and stevioside are safe when used as a sweetener. It is suited for both diabetics, and pku patients, as well as for obese persons intending to lose weight by avoiding sugar supplements in the diet. No allergic reactions to it seem to exist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What are the side effects of pulling out a tooth that has an abscess?

What are the side effects of pulling out a tooth that has an abscess?

Soreness: You should be sore for a few days. Then it should start to feel better and better. Use ice immediatly afgter the procedure. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is normal to have pain 3 days after pulling out a wisdom tooth?

Please tell me if it is normal to have pain 3 days after pulling out a wisdom tooth?

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

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What is the logistic of pushing the tooth up instead of pulling when extracting the upper wisdom tooth? Is this common technique?

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

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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?

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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?

Third Opinion: If the second opinion is different than the first opinion, get a third opinion. A local or national dental society may be able to provide a referral for a third opinion consultation. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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

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

It depends: A completely erupted wisdom tooth certainly will make a extraction easier. Some general dentist are very skilled at extractions and some don't do extractions. So talk to your dentist about your particular tooth. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Wound Healing: Excessive alcohol consumption is detrimental to wound healing. It significantly increases the risk of wound infection by diminishing the body’s resistance to bacteria and other harmful elements. http://www.advancedtissue.com/factors-inhibit-wound-healing/ ...Read more

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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.

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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 more

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