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3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago. Can flossing shift teeth positions?
Is it really necessary to have bone graft material placed into a molar tooths socket after extraction. Doesn't the space fill up with natural bone?
No, it doesn't fill: Alveolar bone, tooth supporting bone, dissolves away if there is no tooth to support. Sounds as if your a Dentist is trying to preserve ridge integrity in preparation for implant/crown replacement of the tooth to be extracted. It's sound advice...listen to your Dentist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
5 days post-op wisdom tooth extraction. Healing perfectly, dentist said i'm doing great. How to keep food out of the hole/stitches without irrigation syringe. Syringe may cause dry socket he said.
Normally a week: One to three weeks are normal healing time for your gum tissue to grow enough to cover the underlying exposed bone tissue. ...Read more
Bone Grafting: Bone grafting after an extraction is a non-invasive and cost-effective way to make sure your jaw bone is preserved. For most cases, it is very helpful. Grafting is usually not needed to replace wisdom teeth, baby teeth, or when teeth were taken out for braces. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Irritation inflamation gum around wisdom tooth. Not impacted. Root canal on wisdom tooth vs extraction ! two extracted -- 1 root canal - lower rt?
Yes: Please see your oral surgeon if you are now draining purulent material. ...Read more
Wear a 2 unit nesbit. Will abutted teeth move out of position when near future involves gum grafting of an abutted tooth (cannot wear nesbit)?
Following wisdom teeth removal 6 weeks later gum not heeled and snot comin from wisdom extraction site also foul odor when leaning forward ?
Sinus Communication: Your description sounds descriptive for an ororantral fistula, or a communication between your maxillary sinus and the wisdom tooth extraction site. At 6 weeks postop, you need to be evaluated by your surgeon to determine what course of action will be necessary to repair the communication. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How do they clean out maxillary/frontal/ethmoid sinuses during sinus clean-out w/ septoplasty? Drill? Vacuum?
Anti- inflammatories: It's normal and expected to have done swelling after 3rd molars extraction. Anti inflammatories medication such as ibuprofen combined with strong pain medication is usually prescribed. Application of ice bag on site can bring some relief. However if pain or swelling persist 3-5 days after surgery consult with the doctor that performed the surgery. ...Read more
Not always: Molar tooth extraction can be simple with no surgery involved in many cases. Sometimes if a tooth is badly broken, or has had a root canal treatment in past that tooth may not come out easily and will need surgery. Also most unerupted and impacted third molars will need surgery to extract. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Crown Retention: Sometimes, tooth decay can result in the removal of a significant amount of tooth structure above the root and surrounding bone. A small amount of the bone around the tooth can be removed to expose more healthy tooth structure in order for the crown to fit better, and to prevent gum irritation issues down the road. This is a fairly common and minor procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers