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Should my cheek and gum be getting more sore after having tooth extraction?

Should my cheek and gum be getting more sore after having tooth extraction?

Sore cheek ; gum: Some post-operative discomfort is normal after an extraction. You now have a wound in your mouth. The amount of discomfort depends on the difficulty of the extraction, the size of the infection, and the amount of bone removed.
Assuming you are following your surgeon's post-op advice, the pain will subside over the next 3-5 days. If not, call or return to the surgeon. Read more

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more


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I have a little bit of blood left on my gauze after my tooth extraction can I stop using the gauze now?

I have a little bit of blood left on my gauze after my tooth extraction can I stop using the gauze now?

Bleeding control: Only if excessive bleeding continues, apply another fresh gauze pad for an additional 30 minutes. Don't use the amount of blood on the gauze as a bleeding guide, because minimal bleeding may persist for up to 24 hours. Good luck! Read more

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How can a tooth extraction work?

How can a tooth extraction work?

Tooth Extraction: If a tooth has too much damage and can't be saved then in this case, the tooth needs to be extracted. Before removing the tooth, your dentist will administrate a local anesthetic for pain control and by surgical procedure tooth will be removed. Most tooth extractions take just a few minutes and the procedure is very safe. Read more

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How expensive is a tooth extraction?

How expensive is a tooth extraction?

Varies: Fees vary from office to office, city to city. A specialist will charge more than a generalist. Being put to sleep? That's an additional expense. Any number given over the internet is meaningless, since fess in deltona are not the same as los angeles or albany or el paso. Read more

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Does the date of tooth extraction matter?

Does the date of tooth extraction matter?

Yes: Some insurance companies will not cover dental procedures to correct a tooth that was extracted prior to coverage. That's a primary reason dentist ask when a tooth was extracted or lost. Also, dentist can asses the rate of bone healing by determining how long ago the tooth was lost. So, it matters. Read more

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How does a tooth extraction actually work?

How does a tooth extraction actually work?

Work?: You mean how is an extraction done, or why extract a tooth? Extracting a tooth removes the source of a problem (pain, swelling, infection, decay), makes more room for the other teeth, and/or improves the prognosis for the remaining teeth. A tooth is extracted by separating the root from the bone. If the tooth is impacted or stuck, sometimes sectioning the tooth is necessary. Read more

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What should I eat after a tooth extraction?

What should I eat after a tooth extraction?

Softer foods first: The best answer can be obtained from the surgeon. That surgeon knows your particular situation and its associated risks. However, in general, you should eat softer and non-crunchy foods for at least a few days. With wisdom teeth extraction this time period may well exceed five weeks. For teeth extracted more towards the front of the mouth there is less risk of a problem and less restrictions.. Read more

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How to control droolling after tooth extraction?

How to control droolling after tooth extraction?

Use gauze: Try changing gauze to keep from drooling. Also keep a supply of tissues handy. Read more

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What are some pain reliefs after a tooth extraction?

What are some pain reliefs after a tooth extraction?

Dentist directions: Usually after an extraction, your dentist or surgeon will prescribe some pain medication. Follow their instructions including which pain medication and what to do after the extraction. Read more

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Please tell me what will tooth extraction feel like?

Please tell me what will tooth extraction feel like?

Tooth extraction: If a tooth has too much damage and can't be saved then in this case, the tooth needs to be extracted. Before removing the tooth, your dentist will administrate a local anesthetic for pain control and by surgical procedure tooth will be removed. Most tooth extractions take just a few minutes, painless and the procedure is very safe. Read more

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How normal is it to feel pain after a tooth extraction?

How normal is it to feel pain after a tooth extraction?

Normal & Varies: Depending on the type of extraction, the surgeons style and expertise and the patient, post surgery pain varies dramatically. Whatever you feel is real for you and your dentist can help you if there is a need for pain medication, medication for infection or swelling. Arnica is a good holistic over the counter aid. Read more

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What to do if I have questions about tooth extraction.?

Extraction: Tooth extraction is a routine dental procedure. It is typically done in the dental chair under local anesthesia. It can also be done under conscious sedation. Your dentist or oral surgeon should be able to address any questions you may have about this procedure. Read more

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How to minimize the pains during rotten tooth extraction?

How to minimize the pains during rotten tooth extraction?

Pain management: Before, during, and after tooth extraction, pain management is an important subject. The appropriate anesthesia for you depends on the expected complexity of the tooth extraction and your own comfort level. Talk to your dentist and explain your concern. Good luck. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tooth extraction?

What is the definition or description of: tooth extraction?

Removal of a tooth: Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. This includes wisdom teeth. Read more

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Really bad and kinda weird pain after tooth extraction. What could this be?

"Dry socket": Is a common source of severe pain that begins about the 3rd day after extraction, happens usually just on the lower jaw. Most post-surgical pain is usually gone 1-2 weeks after most extractions. Persistent pain needs to be checked for infection and other possibilities. Read more

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Can tooth extraction under sedation hurt?

Sedated: Extraction with sedation is to eliminate this "pain worry". When you are sedated, the area where you have extraction will typically receive local anesthetics also. There are conscious ; non-conscious types; in both cases you will be asked many pertinent questions to determine how much sedative agents to be used to maximize effect. Answer qs well ; honestly, and follow dr's instructions to do best! Read more

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What can I eat after baby tooth extraction?

Almost anhything: I would stay away from hot peppers and anhything hard for a few days. Read more

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Soccer after tooth extraction, is this okay?

Soccer after tooth extraction, is this okay?

That depends: If this was an over-retained baby tooth for a child it should not be much different then the tooth coming out on its own. If it was an easy experience and the child feels up to it, let them play. If this was an extraction of an adult tooth then I would wait a few days. Read more

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Can I eat spicy food after tooth extraction?

Can I eat spicy food after tooth extraction?

Spicy foods after...: It depends on how soon after tooth extraction. Immediately after oral surgery, you should be on a liquid diet, then a very soft diet, and gradually returning to a normal diet over several days. Spicy foods may cause discomfort or a burning sensation, but probably won't cause any serious injury. The consistency is more important than the spiciness. Good luck! Read more

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Is a bubble over tooth extraction site normal?

Is a bubble over tooth extraction site normal?

It is normal: Your blood pocket (bubble) is normal, please leave it be. Disturbance of this clot can lead to increased bleeding or the loss of the blood clot and dry socket. Take care. Read more

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