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Implant tooth pain. Dr gave 300mg of vicodin es 7.5 to take for two days. However I also have glaucoma and forgot ask if ok to take.

Implant tooth pain. Dr gave 300mg of vicodin es 7.5 to take for two days.  However I also have glaucoma and forgot ask if ok to take.

It should be safe to: You should experience some pressure and soreness but no excruciating pain. After 2 days if pain persists you need to see Dr right away to check implant and surrounding tissue. ...Read more

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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


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What is a tooth implant? Is it a painfree process?

What is a tooth implant? Is it a painfree process?

Implant: I always call my patient the day after the surgery, and in almost every case the patient does not communicate any issues pertaining to pain. The planning of the case helps dictate the outcome... ...Read more

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What is the general procedure for a tooth implant?

What is the general procedure for a tooth implant?

Generally speaking..: Diagnosis, surgical placement, healing and integration, exposure, impression for prosthesis, and insertion. Technique may vary slightly from office to office, so you should ask the dentist who is treating you to explain the procedure in more detail. ...Read more

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How fast does the tooth implant procedure take to finish?

How fast does the tooth implant procedure take to finish?

Procedure or healing: The actual procedure for one implant without other complications can take about 1-2 hrs. It is painless and very simple these days. The healing time before a crown can be placed in most cases is around 4 mos. However, coupled with other procedures such as bone augmentation, sinus lift, etc., it may take more time for both the procedure and healing times. ...Read more

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Are your cheeks supposed to swell up when you get a tooth implant?

Are your cheeks supposed to swell up when you get a tooth implant?

Implant: Sometimes swelling is very normal. It depends on where the implant is placed. You should call your doctor and schedule an appointment for them to take a look to check that the tooth is healing properly and has no infection. Often times after an implant is placed an antibiotic is given to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Is it painful to get a tooth implant? What can be taken for the pain?

Is it painful to get a tooth implant? What can be taken for the pain?

No and somewhat: You will be completely numb and not feel anything when the implant is placed and have some mild to moderate discomfort afterwards which is easily handled with some mild to moderate oral pain medication. Please discuss all your concerns with the dentist who will be treating you. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if an implant tooth is stronger than the natural tooth?

Implant: Strength of materials aside, implants are usually tighter than natural teeth with regards to attachment to bone. They have no ligament( shock absorber ) around them, so in most cases they feel more solid... ...Read more

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Is it standard procedure to use temporary cement to attach a crown over a tooth implant? Thanks

Is it standard procedure to use temporary cement to attach a crown over a tooth implant?  Thanks

Yes: The implant post that the crown is cemented to is attached to the implant with a small screw. Sometimes that screw loosens, or even breaks. Your dentist needs to be able to get to that screw to retighten it without destroying the crown, thus the need for the crown to be easily removed. Common and acceptable to retain crowns in this manner. Otherwise, a very expensive repair. ...Read more

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I lost one of my front tooth and my other one is not healthy. What is the best option between implant and crown?

I lost one of my front tooth and my other one is not healthy. What is the best option between implant and crown?

Options: This needs to be diagnosed in person after a medical\ dental history, clinical examination, x-rays & consultation regarding options. There are just too many factors that need to be incorporated into this decision making process that cannot be evaluated over the internet sight unseen. Having said that, if there is enough quality bone, already present or with bone grafting, implant is preferred. ...Read more

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Resubmitted: can someone loose a healthy adjacent tooth if a newly placed implant next to it does not take and implant needs removal?

Resubmitted: can someone loose a healthy adjacent tooth if a newly placed implant next to it does not take and implant needs removal?

Technically yes..: .. But unlikely. There would have to be a major infection with major bone loss around that implant. So much so that the bone on that adjacent tooth was compromised. That scenario is very unlikely.. The implant would be removed or expelled long before this happens. ...Read more

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