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3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago. Can flossing shift teeth positions?

3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago.  Can flossing shift teeth positions?

No: Flossing will, if anything, tighten teeth by improving gum/bone health. If you think teeth are shifting see your General Dentist and/or Oral Surgeon for a review of your occlusion. ...Read more

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Can I use denture adhesive with immediate denture aftera tooth extraction?

Can I use denture adhesive with immediate denture aftera tooth extraction?

Possible: If you must use denture adhesive to retain your immediate denture, after surgery. Just use the adhesive on the roof of your mouth. Do not use the adhesive around the tooth socket areas. You do not want this material entering the tooth socket. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Safety of partial wisdom tooth extraction?

Depends what's left: If only some wisdom teeth and not others were extracted often safe, if only part of the tooth is removed it's probably not so safe. ...Read more

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Can a periodontist do surgical wisdom tooth extraction?

Can a periodontist do surgical wisdom tooth extraction?

Technically yes...: ... but they probably would not since the procedure is beyond the scope of their practice and expertise. ...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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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.

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.

Rinse mouth: You can rinse your mouth each time you eat. When i had mine removed, i never had to use syringe to remove food. Of course, to minimize the discomfort, try to chew on the healthy side more until it heals. ...Read more

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Recuperation time after bone fragments removed (wisdom tooth)?

Recuperation time after bone fragments removed (wisdom tooth)?

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

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Is bone grafting necessary after wisdom teeth extracted?

Is bone grafting necessary after wisdom teeth extracted?

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 more

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Irritation inflamation gum around wisdom tooth. Not impacted. Root canal on wisdom tooth vs extraction ! two extracted -- 1 root canal - lower rt?

Irritation inflamation gum around wisdom tooth. Not impacted. Root canal on wisdom tooth vs extraction ! two extracted -- 1 root canal - lower rt?

Depends : It depends on the amount of space available for treatment access. If other molars are missing and the wisdom tooth has moved forward, then saving and not extraction is the better option. ...Read more

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Can a tooth extraction site start drain infection 3weeks after extraction?

Can a tooth extraction site start drain infection 3weeks after extraction?

Yes: Please see your oral surgeon if you are now draining purulent material. ...Read more

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Any swelling after wisdom tooth extraction?

Any swelling after wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes: Without premedication, swelling can be common. With anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling perscription pre medications, these unpleasant effects of wisdom teeth removal can be managed quite comfortably. Discuss this with your treating dentist. ...Read more

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What to use to clean infected wisdom tooth extraction site?

What to use to clean infected wisdom tooth extraction site?

Infected?: Whether infected or a dry socket, seek the care of a dentist asap. Normal healing sockets should not be disturbed and may appear whitish, almost like oatmeal. ...Read more

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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)?

Nesbit: It is certainly possible for your teeth to shift when you do not wear this device. Will you be doing an implant to replace your missing tooth? Replacing your tooth would be better than wearing a nesbit. ...Read more

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Is bone grafting required after wisdom teeth removal?

Is bone grafting required after wisdom teeth removal?

Not usually: Bone grafting is not usually required after wisdom teeth removal. Usually bone grafting is only recommended in areas where missing teeth may need to be replaced some day. ...Read more

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Following wisdom teeth removal 6 weeks later gum not heeled and snot comin from wisdom extraction site also foul odor when leaning forward ?

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 more

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How do they clean out maxillary/frontal/ethmoid sinuses during sinus clean-out w/ septoplasty? Drill? Vacuum?

How do they clean out maxillary/frontal/ethmoid sinuses during sinus clean-out w/ septoplasty? Drill? Vacuum?

Sinus: Great question. Its done through your nose with a variety of instruments including ones that cut bone and suctions to remove inflammation. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling after wisdom tooth surgical extraction?

How to  reduce swelling after wisdom tooth surgical extraction?

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

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Does molar tooth extraction require surgery?

Does molar tooth extraction require surgery?

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 more

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When is bone removal needed after root canal for crown placement?

When is bone removal needed after root canal for crown placement?

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 more

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