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How soon after a lower molar tooth extraction with bone graft and stitches can I chew solid food?

How soon after a lower molar tooth extraction with bone graft and stitches can I chew solid food?

It depends: If it is only one side, I tell patients they can chew solid food on the unaffected side the next day. Follow your doctors instructions. ...Read more

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Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Which pain medication is more affective in relieving pain following a back lower molar tooth extraction with bone graft and stitches?

Which pain medication is more affective in relieving pain following a back lower molar tooth extraction with bone graft and stitches?

Depends.: People have different responses to pain medications and that's probably why there are so many on the market. Usually a combination of an NSAID along with a narcotic for breakthrough pain. ...Read more

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How long does a tooth extraction and bone graft take?

How long does a tooth extraction and bone graft take?

Extraction: If you are asking how long it takes to do the procedure, assuming it is uncomplicated, then the answer is somewhere around an hour give or take a little. If you are asking about how long the healing takes then there are two answers. The gum tissue heals quickly, about two weeks and the bone filling in underneath takes about 3 - 4 months, sometimes longer. ...Read more

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How soon can I smoke after bottom tooth extraction and bone graft with stiches?

How soon can I smoke after bottom tooth extraction and bone graft with stiches?

Best: Best to wait 7-10 days. Smoking irritates tissues and impedes healing. I don't have to tell you that smoking causes mouth/throat/esophageal/lung/skin cancer, kidney disease, premature facial skin aging, let alone graft failure. Now would be a wonderful time to give yourself a present. ...Read more

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Should I have sensitivity to cold after a tooth extraction and bone graft?

Should I have sensitivity to cold after a tooth extraction and bone graft?

Post Ext sensitivity: Is probably due to an adjacent tooth as a result of the surgery or coincidentally. See your own dentist who can examine you and give you an accurate answer and advice. ...Read more

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Had a tooth extraction and bone graft 3 weeks ago. Yesterday noted swelling and pain. No redness or oozing from site. Possible food irritation?

Had a tooth extraction and bone graft 3 weeks ago. Yesterday noted swelling and pain. No redness or oozing from site. Possible food irritation?

Possible: Is there any reason why you would not give a simple call to the author of the extraction....he/she would be best to see you as a postop & be able to answer this question quicklly. ...Read more

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When can I come back to vigorous exercises after having molar tooth extraction and bone graft with stitches done?

When can I come back to vigorous exercises after having molar tooth extraction and bone graft with stitches done?

Return to normal: All questions should be discussed directly with the dentist treating you as he\she is responsible for your aftercare and proper healing of the wound site. Follow all written and\or oral instructions. ...Read more

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Is there a safe over the counter alternative to use instead Peridex after tooth extraction and bone grafting?

No: Peridex actually kills mouth bacteria unlike mouthwash which just washes some of the germs away.
If your dentist has given you a prescription for Peridex, be sure to have it filled and use it as directed. The success of the bone graft may depend on it. ...Read more

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How long after tooth extraction/bone graft should the pain subside?

How long after tooth extraction/bone graft should the pain subside?

Post-surgery: Greatest pain level first 2 days post-surgery, then should gradually di is his daily over 10 days to 2 weeks. Follow your Dentist's post-op instructions to the letter. If you have any concerns, call for an appointment for reevaluation. ...Read more

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How long does the pain normally last after tooth extraction/bone graft?

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Vary: It is vary from 1 day to 4 weeks depending on the severity and healing of the graft. No graft should be done on the site of infection unless absolute necessary. It is much better to resolve the infection first prior to grafting. ...Read more

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When is it safe to return to vigorous physical activity after the tooth extraction and a bone graft?

When is it safe to return to vigorous physical activity after the tooth extraction and a bone graft?

2 weeks: If there is no infection and gum or soft tissue heals with primary attachment, you could return to your physical activity in two weeks. Gum reattached in 14 days and crosslinks for strength in 28 days. That is when all the cells necessary for healing is in place and start to mature. ...Read more

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I had #19 and #3 tooth extraction/bone graft 6 days ago. What is my risk for dry socket? How long until I can be sure that I won't get dry socket?

I had #19 and #3 tooth extraction/bone graft 6 days ago. What is my risk for dry socket? How long until I can be sure that I won't get dry socket?

Almost zero: After six days the tissue has really started to heal. Since you had the sockets packed with grafting material, covered with a membrane, and sutured closed, your chances of a dry socket are almost nil. ...Read more

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How long does tooth extraction, bone graft, and implant take?

How long does tooth extraction, bone graft, and implant take?

Usually 90-120 mins: A periodontist or oral surgeon who places implants routinely all day long can usually do the procedures described in about 60 - 120 minutes, bearing no other concerns and not counting time for anesthesia. However, there are many situations where the extraction and bone graft is done on one day, then allowed to heal several weeks, then the implant placed at another appointment. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a bottom molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches?

How long does it take to recover from a bottom molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches?

Define recover: Depends on your definition of recover....If you mean "when can I go back to work? ", the answer is the next day--you will be sore, but quite functional. If you mean "when will all pain be gone? ", about 2 weeks +/-. "when will it feel like normal again? " after the implant crown is placed! ...Read more

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How any days after a molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches do I have to wait before I can use a straw?

About 24 hours: Need to ask the person who did the procedure, as they would have more insight as to nature of and difficulty of your specific situation. But in general, no straws for 24 hours is ok. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the periodontist to complete a molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches?

How long does it take for the periodontist to complete a molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches?

Not long: Most appointments last about an hour including sedation, anesthesia, the procedure, and dismissal. Many like to say how fast they can do things, but anyone can do fast. Quality and the protection, and preservation of the remaining tissue is most important. You will have to live with the results, so make sure to find someone focused on quality, and who will take their time! ...Read more

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Tooth extraction+bone graft 6 days ago, in a lot of pain, saw dds maybe infection, put on clindamycin day 2 still painful, how long till anti work?

Tooth extraction+bone graft 6 days ago, in a lot of pain, saw dds maybe infection, put on clindamycin day 2 still painful, how long till anti work?

Not normal: Need to go back to your dentist for further evaluation. My patients do not have any pain the next day after an extraction and bone graft, therefore I would surmise that you have something that needs to be addressed now. ...Read more

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Bitter taste in mouth after tooth extraction/bone graft. Still have it 4 weeks later. Dr says tooth looks great and taste is not from that. Thoughts?

Bitter taste in mouth after tooth extraction/bone graft. Still have it 4 weeks later. Dr says tooth looks great and taste is not from that. Thoughts?

Bitter taste: Bitter taste in the mouth can be from all sorts of causes. Merely listing them won't really help you. Did you ask your own dentist what he/she thinks are the possibilities even if it's not from the extraction? Did you ask if you should consult with your own physician? You need to be evaluate by both a physician and a dentist to figure this out for you. ...Read more

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I developed burning mouth syndrome after tooth extraction/bone graft. It's been 4 months. Will it ever go away? What could be cause?

I developed burning mouth syndrome after tooth extraction/bone graft. It's been 4 months. Will it ever go away? What could be cause?

Maybe a coincidence?: This is not a very common reaction to extraction and bone graft. Usually when someone experiences this it is due to either vitamin deficiency or an atypical reaction to something that there oral tissues was exposed to. You may want to go back to your dentist/surgeon to see if this can be further evaluated by a specialist in oral medicine. ...Read more

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Tooth extraction bone graft 5 days ago. On ZPack 250mg. Need 1 vicodin/day b/c of throbbing pain. Bad taste coming from extraction. Is this normal?

Tooth extraction bone graft 5 days ago. On ZPack 250mg. Need 1 vicodin/day b/c of throbbing pain. Bad taste coming from extraction. Is this normal?

Pain and bad taste: Pain should be substantially better 5 days after an extraction. Bad taste may indicate the socket filled with food debris, an infection or a dry socket. You should bring all this to the attention of the dentist who treated you and be seen for a post-op evaluation. ...Read more

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Had tooth extraction/bone graft 3 months ago. Have had bitter taste in mouth since. Dr says area is healed/no infection. Why still having bitter taste?

Could be other cause: The bitter taste could be related to other causes such as sinus issues and related post nasal drip or stuff on the tongue. Would suggest using a saline nasal spray to help break up any post naal drip and brush your tongue to eliminate any trapped food particles. If you don't see improvement in a week recommend followup with an ENT to rule out sinus issues. ...Read more

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1 week ago, had tooth extraction&bone graft for root fracture. Took zpac before&after. Still THROBBING from area to ear but no other symptoms? Normal?

1 week ago, had tooth extraction&bone graft for root fracture. Took zpac before&after. Still THROBBING from area to ear but no other symptoms? Normal?

Recovery: You had surgery. May take longer than a week to recover. Should, however, be feeling a little better every day. If that's not what you are experiencing, or if you would like to be seen for a follow-up visit, please call your Surgeon, the practitioner that knows you best. They may want to see you to evaluate healing, change meds, etc. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extraction, bone graft surgery 3 days ago. Swelling and pain are horrible, gum is black/grey, dark red lump around it. Is it infected?

Possibly: But without knowing the extent of the surgery or the graft, and without being able to see you, it is impossible to tell. Your best bet is to call the surgeon who performed the procedure and be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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After a lower molar tooth extraction surgery w/ bone graft & stitches, when can I go back to a physical job moving tables & chairs & doing stairs?

Returning to work: It all depends how well you are feeling after the surgery. Pain is very subjective. You may be ready to work in a day, while someone else may need more time. Don't overdo it if you are feeling well. Talk to the doctor who did your surgery for any precautions you need to take even if you are doing well. ...Read more

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Had tooth extraction/bone graft. Was put on 7 day course of amoxicillin. I try to avoid antibiotics! How necessary is it in this case?

Had tooth extraction/bone graft. Was put on 7 day course of amoxicillin. I try to avoid antibiotics! How necessary is it in this case?

Antibiotics: Obviously your own dentist thought it appropriate to prescribe antibiotics. With the time and money you invested in this procedure why take a chance on an infection, pain, swelling and loss of the bone graft? It is wise to either follow instructions or discuss the necessity with your own health care professional. ...Read more

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Are there any risks from a synthetic bone graft after tooth extraction?

Minor risks: This is a fairly successful procedure. The risks are infection, loss of graft material or failure to maintain ridge width for an implant. While controversial, my experience is that cadaveric bone works much better than synthetic bone grafts if planning on implants. ...Read more

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Are bone grafts required after tooth extraction?

Are bone grafts required after tooth extraction?

Depends: It depends on the goal. If a dental implant is planned, then yes. Sometimes, bone grafts can be performed at wisdom tooth sites and where lesions of the jaw bone were removed. Consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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Are bone grafts always needed after a tooth extraction?

May be beneficial: Bone grafts can be beneficial if an implant is to placed. The grafts act as a scaffold, resorb and ultimately are replaced by your own bone or form a bridge with your bone. If an implant is not planned it will be beneficial to place a graft which isn't resorbed, one in which will remain for an extended period and support the adjacent native bone, providing a better esthetic, functional prosthesis. ...Read more

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