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Tooth Scaling 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
Consult with OS/DDS: I would recommend a consultation prior to having the teeth removed to answer your questions. The most important step is to have a consultation prior to surgery to have everything spelled out for you- pre and post-op instructions and what to expect. Local or general anesthetic, rides there and home, what you can eat/drink, meds, prior, etc. If being put to sleep- nothing 6 hours before. ...Read more
It can: The most important issue facing you is how much and for how long. Depending on the status of the dental pulp before the debridement procedure, it could vary quite a bit. I usually tell people to expect 2 to 3 days of intermittent otc analgesic use but if it does not respond to those meds or lasts longer, they need to be seen and evaluated for additional treatment options. Talk to the dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 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
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
My pain went away after couple of days with antibiotics prior to tooth extraction, then when can the dentist extract it?
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
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
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
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
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