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What To Do After A Tooth Is Pulled
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 14 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't!: Please don't smoke for at least 3 to 5 days. Smoking not only delays the healing process but also because of it you can develop dry socket which is very painful. Your dentist when doing a post op check can tell you you can resume smoking based on the healing he or she can see. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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