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Vaping And Extractions
How soon after wisdom tooth extraction on 5/22, can I start using a vape pen/electronic cigarette WITHOUT nicotine? My doctor said about a week?
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Only to dentist can evaluate the extraction and tell you how much it would be performed. ...Read more
Depends: Root removal healing is determined by infection, location, and difficulty of removal, but you should be functional within a week. If not, revisit the dentist to evaluate complications. ...Read more
Many variables: Unfortunately, every case is different. The more difficult the extractions, the more likely discomfort will linger, along with individual variance with pain threshold and recuperative powers. I tell my patients, whether it is a simple extraction or a severe impaction, the pain usually starts to subside by the end of the following day. Discuss pain medication with your dentist. Follow directions. ...Read more
Yes: Dilute in water start rinsing the day after extraction to allow for clot formation. ...Read more
It can: The body naturally tries to fill in areas as much as possible. Not to worry. If it causes problems please see your dentist. ...Read more
Dentist should check: Often times the healing tissue has a whitish appearance for a week to 10 days. I would recommend getting your extraction site checked by your dentist a week after the procedure. ...Read more
Oral sedation: Find appropriately trained dentist to create a safe and comfortable dental experience for you by implementing oral sedation. It is important to talk to your dentist about your fears and concerns during your consultation before any dentistry is performed. Proper sedation and anesthesia are the key for success. ...Read more
Depends: What are you ill with? If it is a simple cold it should be fine. If it is something more serious than maybe not. You could call your doctor for a final opinion since your doctor knows you and your condition better than anyone else. ...Read more
I just had thre extractions from my left side and i just notice sonething white on obe of them what could it be?
Normal healing : You don't form scabs in your mouth like on other areas, the white stuff you see is probably the equivalent of a scab, do not worry unless accompanied by increasing pain, swelling, or signs of infection. ...Read more
I forgot to ask if my bite after extraction will adjust itself in time or will I need bite adjustment. Bad bite since extraction 10 days ago?
Teeth may move: Teeth can move fairly rapidly. That's why the dentists put a bridge in to prevent the movement and fill the space made by the extraction. You need to communicate with your dentist. ...Read more
I recently had my Morena coil removed and upon extraction it broke and the t bar is still lodged inside me. I have had xrays and they can't seem to fi?
It depends: Some mild overbites can be reduced by proclining the lower dental arch, and /or retraction of upper anterior teeth if space permits. Your orthodontist is in the best position to answer your question based upon your records. ...Read more
It can: If it does, inform the surgeon. If it doesn't, ask your surgeon when to return for removal. ...Read more
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Best without: Most toothpaste contains detergent and may cause irritation on the healing area. It is rare that this happens, but gentle thorough brushing and flossing should suffice to remove most of the bacteria in the mouth. Avoid getting too close to the surgery site. Also, make sure to visit for post-surgery check, if the doctor advised you so. Do not to swish too much and lose the blood clot in socket. ...Read more
Try cold compresses,: The redness in your face after extractions is due to inflammation which is part of the healing process. You can temporarily decrease inflammation with anti inflamatory drugs like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Also, cold compresses can lessen inflammation by constricting the surface blood vessels on your face. ...Read more
Weeks to months: I'm sorry for this vague answer, but your expectation of "gaps to close" is hard to gauge. Wound closure--bone is no longer exposed, and gum is covering and sealing off the bone--will be and should be quick. This till take a week or a little more. For the crater-like dent to disappear completely, you may be waiting for months. Your systemic health also matters. Unhealthy body is slow to heal. ...Read more
Depends: A detailed clinical and radiographic examination will be required to assess the severity of your periodontal disease. Your treatment options, including extractions, will be dependent upon the severity of your problem. ...Read more
See your dentist: Staining may be normal. If there is still a flow of blood a day later, you must see your dentist. ...Read more
Yes: Response to pain or noxious stimuli varies from person to person. You will receive local anesthesia (injections in the mouth) for the procedure. With local anesthesia you will still be able to feel the sensation of pressure. If you do not want to feel anything, hear anything or see anything, you may want to consider being sedated by your dentist or be referred to an oral surgeon. ...Read more
Not necessarily: The need for a particular anesthetic depends on the complexity of the surgery and the patient. Oral surgeons are specifically trained to do sedation and general anesthesia in the office. Many patients choose to got to the oral surgeon for this expertise that most dentists don't have. ...Read more
Need expert advice. What if any is the difference between a surgical extraction and an aveoplasty?
Related: A surgical extraction is when a dental extraction involves contouring of bone and/or sectioning of the tooth, and/or 'flapping' back of the dental tissue in order to access pieces of the tooth. Alveoplasty refers to contouring of the bone surrounding the tooth being extracted and also around the adjacent teeth. Therefore, often times alveoplasty one component of the 'surgical extraction' process. ...Read more
It's been 6days since my extraction and not once have i smoked when will i be able to start smoking again? Very aggravating.
Not sure: Not sure what was extracted. But you since you've not smoked for six days, maybe this is a good chance to make a clean break from smoking! ...Read more