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When Can You Eat After Getting A Tooth Pulled
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 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
$100-$1000 : The cost of an extraction cannot really be determined until you get an xray of the tooth. The cost will then be determined upon how hard it will be to remove the tooth. If the tooth is broken or not erupted all the way, the cost will be more. Your dentist will take an xray then discuss the cost with you. Don't forget to add in the additional cost of pain medication after the extraction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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