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I'm interested to know what happens when you get a tooth pulled?

I'm interested to know what happens when you get a tooth pulled?

Extractions: Your dentist will numb the area so you don't feel anything. Then she\he will remove it with special dental instruments. At that point you will be give post-op instructions. Then you will have a space where the tooth was removed. Most likely, you will need to have that tooth replaced. Ask all your questions to the dentist removing the tooth. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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After you get a tooth pulled when can you smoke again?

After you get a tooth pulled when can you smoke again?

Depends on procedure: Depends of the procedure and if it was simple or surgical extraction. If you start smoking before the gums start to heal, you could have dry socket which is very painful ask the dentist and the longer you wait , the better, but the dentist that pulled the tooth can give you better idea. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many shots do you get when you get a tooth pulled?

Can you let me know how many shots do you get when you get a tooth pulled?

Varies by person: Some patients respond very well to anesthetic, others need more. Some teeth (i.e. Long roots) might require a wider area to be numb, while others might be "flappin' in the breeze, " and come out with gauze - so it really depends on your case. On average though, maybe 2-3 injections would be my estimate. ...Read more

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Can you get a tooth pulled when you are taking actonel (risedronate)?

Can you get a tooth pulled when you are taking actonel (risedronate)?

Not really BUT...: The class of medicine for Actonel (risedronate) is "bisphosphonates". These drugs have been associated with onj (osteonecrosis of the jaw) where the bone never heals after injury. The greatest risk for onj is in breast and prostate cancer patients who are receiving anti-cancer therapy at the same time. For the average non-cancer patient i would have no serious concerns. ...Read more

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When you get a tooth pulled is the scar tissue supposed to be green?

When you get a tooth pulled is the scar tissue supposed to be green?

No: There is usually no scar tissue following the healing of an extraction. Have the dentist who extracted the tooth examine the area to see what is causing this color. ...Read more

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When should someone get a tooth pulled out?

When should someone get a tooth pulled out?

Not often: we do not recommend removing any teeth unless they can not be fixed,causing a bad infection, orthodontics needs or are potential to harm the health of the patient. In general this is up to the dentist after careful evaluation of the condition of the teeth and evaluating the health of the patient. ...Read more

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Do I have to have an injection to get a tooth pulled out?

Yes: The extraction would most likely be very painful if you did not get the injection. Some dentist can give the injection with you only feeling a little pinch for about 2-3 seconds. By the time you recognize that you felt something - it is all finished = not bad so relax and accept the 2-3 seconds. ...Read more

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How long do I have to waite after i get a tooth pulled to eat normal food? It was the one on my right fourth from the front

How long do I have to waite  after i get a tooth pulled to eat normal food? It was the one on my right fourth from the front

2d: No hot/spicy: When you eat after an extraction food will inevitably get into the socket where a blood clot is protecting the bone. Hot, or spicy foods may irritate the area to the degree that the clot may be lost resulting in a very painful "dry socket" that will take 3x longer to heal. More important is not to rinse vigorously or brush the area for 2 days until the clot stabilizes. If sutures: nothing sharp. ...Read more

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Do I need to stop taking my Xarelto to get a tooth pulled?

Do I need to stop taking my Xarelto to get a tooth pulled?

Consult: Your dentist and prescribing physician should discuss this and make a joint decision as to how best to treat you. There are several variables that may come into play. ...Read more

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I am taking Xarelto and have to get a tooth pulled. Do I need to stop the Xarelto and if so when.

I am taking Xarelto and have to get a tooth pulled. Do I need to stop the Xarelto and if so when.

Discuss this with..: .. the doctor who prescribed the medication. Your dentist should consult with your physician regarding the treatment and if the medication can be stopped. Do not stop taking it on your own accord. ...Read more

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