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What should I do after getting tooth pulled out?

What should I do after getting tooth pulled out?

No smoking, sof: Follow the instruction that the oral surgeon or dentist gives you. Generally you will need to have a soft diet, no smoking, no rinsing, no strenuous lifting for the first day. You may be prescribed a pain medication or antibiotic depending on the extraction. ...Read more

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After a tooth is pulled how soon can you eat potato chips?

After a tooth is pulled how soon can you eat potato chips?

Chips: I would wait at the least two days. I would be sure to rinse with salt water two to three times per day or more often to keep the area clean for good healing. ...Read more

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How low long till you can eat spicy food after a tooth is pulled?

How low long till you can eat spicy food after a tooth is pulled?

spicy foods: I would wait at least 2 days....If it was a difficult extraction ( ie sutures, very big tooth )....Longer you would not rub spice on a deep cut and an extraction site is similar. ...Read more

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After a tooth is pulled is it common for other teeth to start hurting?

After a tooth is pulled is it common for other teeth to start hurting?

Sometimes: Depending on the difficulty of the extraction and if the neighboring teeth were stressed during the luxation process. Sometimes could also be a referred pain from the surgical site itself. Typically resolves in a few days. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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After a tooth is pulled can you wear a denture and how soon?

After a tooth is pulled can you wear a denture and how soon?

Right away : If you have impressions of your mouth taken before the tooth removal procedure, you can have a denture immediately. Talk to your dentist about the various choices. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is moderate-severe pain normal after a tooth is pulled by dentist?

Please help docs! is moderate-severe pain normal after a tooth is pulled by dentist?

Maybe: How difficult was the extraction? How long ago was tooth removed? Dry socket? Go back into the dentist who ext the tooth for an evaluation as to why still having pain. ...Read more

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Can dental implants be installed at any time after a tooth is pulled? I have a tooth that is going to have to be pulled, but i don't have insurance or the money to have a dental implant put in anytime soon. Is there any damage that can be done if i'm unab

Can dental implants be installed at any time after a tooth is pulled? I have a tooth that is going to have to be pulled, but i don't have insurance or the money to have a dental implant put in anytime soon. Is there any damage that can be done if i'm unab

There : There will be no problem waiting for a later date. In fact, in many cases the bone is allowed to fill in the socket where the tooth was before it is placed. I am not sure which tooth is being extracted or which teeth are adjacent or around this tooth. Over time, teeth can shift onto this space making the area difficult to clean and your bite a bit askew. But this would occur a few years down the road. Let the dentist who is extracting the tooth that you are considering putting an implant there in the future. He may suggest placing a bone graft in the socket to help preserve the ridge. ...Read more

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How to painlessly pull my tooth?

Anesthesia: Your dentist will inject the area with a local anesthetic. In this way the tooth can be extracted painlessly. ...Read more

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What happens when a tooth is pulled?

What happens when a tooth is pulled?

Tooth out area heals: The tooth sits suspended it's boney socket by tiny ligaments. Careful movement with dental instruments cause the ligaments to tear and the tooth to come out. Once out, blood fills the socket and the healing response begins. Bone attempts regenerate but is overwhelmed by a much faster in-growth of gums leaving a depression which ends up being a sealed healthly covering over a depressed socket. ...Read more

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