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Teeth Deep Cleaning Before And After
7 days: Never rinse with anything within 3-7 days. If you do, you can wash away the healing blood clot and get a "dry socket". This is when the bone is no longer covered with the blood clot (therefore now it is dry) and there is now nothing to regerate the new bone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
After Extraction: Generally speaking you should continue to brush and floss later the same day after bleeding is under control. Just be extra careful in that area. Having said that, follow the directions of your own dentist. ...Read more
If you feel up to it: If your surgery was complex and you have trouble opening your mouth, are swollen, in pain, etc. You may want to hold off until you heal a bit before trying. You should be able to start flossing the front teeth first and then as the surgical sites toward your molars heal you can start to floss there. Generally speaking you should be able to wear your retainer and floss within 1 to 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
At least 5 To 7 days: It is best to wait before resuming exercise to avoid bleeding. 5 to 7 days should be minimum time since the healing process has had a good progression during this period. But double check with your dentist at your post op checkup appointment following the extraction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just had deep cleaning because gum was swollen for years. Will deep cleaning help stop halitosis?
If your problem: Is related to this - it may help. Bad breath may be caused by smoking, dry mouth (due to medications, ^ mouth breathing or salivary gland problems), gum infections, poor dental hygiene, certain foods (like garlic, curry, fish oils or onions), sinusitis, post nasal drip, throat infections, infections in the mouth, bronchitis, lactose intolerance, gerd, improperly cleaned dentures, braces ; retainers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ASK...: Tooth extraction can occur for several reasons, including severe tooth decay, trauma, aesthetics, and preparation for orthodontic treatment. Over-retained teeth may require extraction to make way for the teeth succeeding them. Wait at least a week after a single tooth extraction before resuming your full exercise regimen. You should ask your dentist in some cases it may be sooner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extractions & Diet: No sutures and non-impacted wisdom teeth removed - whenever it feels comfortable. Sutures and impacted wisdom teeth removed - soft foods for a week then advance as tolerated. Much is dependent on what feels comfortable for you and range of motion. Semi-solids are always good to stick to for the first week before venturing back into firm solids. No need to rush. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many days after wisdom tooth extraction should I brush at wound site ? For now I only rinse with corsodyl and brush other teeth.
Deep cleaning done for 2mm gum pocket. Right after cleaning, tooth started to be painful when bite on. Been 3 days. Cause? Dentist injured anywhere?
Sore tooth: 2mm is within normal limits. Deep cleaning usually done for pockets 3mm or greater. If you had tarter below the gum line, and it was removed, the damaged gum tissues were probably also curetted. This is a surgical procedure, and will take a few days to heal. If you are hitting that tooth prematurely when you function, a slight occlusal adjustment may be needed. See your Dentist. ...Read more
One week: The gum tissue closest to the teeth turns over in as little as 7 days. Therefore, after a deep cleaning, the swelling should subside within 7 days. This is provided that you maintain the health of your gums with daily flossing and twice daily brushing. Within 2 weeks you should notice an improvement in the health and texture of your gums. ...Read more
Only if predisposed: You could possibly have TMJ or facial muscle pain (of short duration) after a long dental appointment (from keeping your mouth open a long time). But most dental appointments are shorter, or your mouth isn't open for the entire appointment. Try ice (on top of cloth on skin) or washcloth dipped in warm water, placed against the side with discomfort, repeat for several times to heat soak the area. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
GD or Periodontist: Some dentists only treat the mildest forms of periodontal (gum) disease known as gingivitis and refer anything more serious to a periodontist. Others have additional training and experience and may also perform such procedures as "deep cleanings". Make sure you first have your own dentist give you a complete and thorough dental checkup and then ask who he or she recommends for your periodontal tx. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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