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Took 10mg temazepam before tooth extraction to calm nerves. Dentist prescribed panadeine forte for pain. Will I be okay to take this?

Took 10mg temazepam before tooth extraction to calm nerves. Dentist prescribed panadeine forte for pain. Will I be okay to take this?

Only: The only one who knows your medical and dental histories and your physiology is your Dentist. If your Dentist was concerned he/she would not have prescribed these medications. You trust your Dentist to do surgery, trust him/her to prescribe the appropriate medications. ...Read more

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Methylprednisolone (Definition)

Methylprednisolone (medrol) is a steroid. It's in the same family as Prednisone but is a bit more potent. Medrol (methylprednisolone) is used to treat a variety of acute and chronic inflammatory conditions such as asthma, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis. Medrol (methylprednisolone) like other steroids have many side effects especially if used long term. Common ones: weight gain, ...Read more


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Why do I have such extreme pain after a tooth extraction. The Vicodin my dentist prescribed me is not helping, the whole side of my face hurts and is?

Why do I have such extreme pain after a tooth extraction. The Vicodin my dentist prescribed me is not helping, the whole side of my face hurts and is?

Call your dentist: There should not be that much pain after a tooth extraction. You should call the dentist and let them know that you are still having a problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do most doctors prescribe a medrol dose pack for sciatica pain?

Do most doctors prescribe a medrol dose pack for sciatica pain?

Sciatica pain: Is quite often treated successfully with steroid taper, most often using prednisone or methylprednisolone such as Medrol. Kenalog (triamcinolone) can also be given as an IM injection or Depo-Medrol as well. ...Read more

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Is it ok to be put on the medrol dose pack more then twice? It seems to help for the time & then once finished my pain is back where it started. I'm awaiting my appointment with pain management. I was going to see if my PCP would prescribe another medrol

Is it ok to be put on the medrol dose pack more then twice? It seems to help for the time & then once finished my pain is back where it started. I'm awaiting my appointment with pain management. I was going to see if my PCP would prescribe another medrol

Medrol (methylprednisolone) D pack limits: Hello. Can't keep taking Medrol (methylprednisolone) Dose packs back to back. Oral steroids are not without risks (diabetes, osteoporosis, weight gain, glaucoma, cataracts, fluid retention, depressed metabolism, mood swings, etc.). Your upcoming visit with pain management should help you manage these back pain attacks with treatments which will cause you the least amount of harm for BOTH the short and long term. ...Read more

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Dentists, how much is a wisdom tooth extraction?

Dentists, how much is a wisdom tooth extraction?

Differs: Depends on complexity of the procedure, time to do the rx, type of anesthesia, etc. It's not like buying a can of soup, where every can is exactly like every other can. It's not a product, it's a service. So find the best oral surgeon you can (ask your dentist for referral) and go for it. ...Read more

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Ask a dentist for the necessity of wisdom tooth extraction. I have panoramic xrays image.

Ask a dentist for the necessity of wisdom tooth extraction. I have panoramic xrays image.

The rule of thumb: When wisdom teeth cause problems, they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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After a tooth extraction (for tooth abscess), does the dentist leave it so that there's a hole on the gum (where the tooth used to be)?

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After a tooth extraction (for tooth abscess), does the dentist leave it so that there's a hole on the gum (where the tooth used to be)?

Yes: After the tooth is removed. The dentist will clean out the infected tissues around the tooth. Then the blood will fill in where tooth used to be and form a clot. If the clot is lost prematurely you will get dry socket (quite painful). But, the clot (or the hole as you called it) will eventually be filled in by bone and gum tissue. ...Read more

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What type of dentist is best suited for wisdom tooth extraction? I have one upper right, horizontally impacted (i don't want to be put to sleep).

What type of dentist is best suited for wisdom tooth extraction? I have one upper right, horizontally impacted (i don't want to be put to sleep).

Wisdom teeth: An oral surgeon or an experienced dentist can help. The method of anesthesia that is chosen depends upon various factors. Some patients elect to have the wisdom tooth removed by local anesthetic, but nitrous oxide sedation and intravenous anesthesia are commonly administered. Your dentist will provide you with instructions for before and after the procedure. ...Read more

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Why do dentists tell you to keep the cotton at the tooth extraction site for 30 to 45 mins?

Why do dentists tell you to keep the cotton at the tooth extraction site for 30 to 45 mins?

Blood clot: In order to control bleeding and help your body best form a good blood clot which in turn starts the healing process. ...Read more

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Why did the dentist ask me to blow nose after tooth extraction?

Why did the dentist ask me to blow nose after tooth extraction?

Sinus communication: Test to see if the roots of the extracted tooth went into the sinus and the removal of the tooth has resulted in a communication between the oral and sinus cavities. If so then suturing the site and or bone grafting can be done to close the perforation. Also antibiotics to minimize the risk of infection maybe indicated. ...Read more

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I had a dry socket from a tooth extraction that was packed by a dentist with dry socket paste, now the paste has dissolved. Is pain normal after this?

I had a dry socket from a tooth extraction that was packed by a dentist with dry socket paste, now the paste has dissolved. Is pain normal after this?

Go Back ForA Re-Pack: I wouldn't be worried by a little bit of pain or sensitivity to hot or cold, but if it's bad, or ramps-up to bad, it will need to be re-packed and made sure there is no infection, especially if there is increasing swelling. In the meantime, Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin and avoid foods with tiny particles or seeds. Rinse frequently. But get back to your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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My dentist sewed my cheek to my gum during an upper wisdom tooth extraction. Now the gum is permanently fuse to my cheek. Is this normal?

My dentist sewed my cheek to my gum during an upper wisdom tooth extraction. Now the gum is permanently fuse to my cheek. Is this normal?

Reevaluation: Without seeing you it is not possible to asses your current condition. Return to the treating Dentist or see a specialist Oral Surgeon for reevaluation. ...Read more

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Tooth extraction. Sinus exposed. Now a white puss like circle in mouth next to where tooth was. What do I do? Dentist looked for ten sec. Didn't care.

Tooth extraction. Sinus exposed. Now a white puss like circle in mouth next to where tooth was. What do I do? Dentist looked for ten sec. Didn't care.

More info needed: How far post op are you with the extraction? Are you absolutely sure you have a sinus communication? If so, your dentist needs to manage your post surgical situation or refer you to an oral surgeon. All the best. ...Read more

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Can anybody other than a dentist perform a tooth extraction?

Can anybody other than a dentist perform a tooth extraction?

Dental Specialists: The only doctors trained to remove teeth are dentists, or dental specialists, such as oral surgeons and periodontists. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my two canine teeth are a bit sharper than normal people's. Will I need a tooth extraction or will a dentist just have to file them?

Should I be concerned if my two canine teeth are a bit sharper than normal people's. Will I need a tooth extraction or will a dentist just have to file them?

Pointy cuspids: I wouldn't be concerned about sharper than normal canine teeth. It certainly doesn't require extraction. Yes, they can be easily reshaped. Discuss this issue with your own dentist for best advice. ...Read more

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I swallowed dentists bleach during a tooth extraction about 7 months ago and for the last 5/6 months I've been having stomach problems. Are they linke?

I swallowed dentists bleach during a tooth extraction about 7 months ago and for the last 5/6 months I've been having stomach problems. Are they linke?

Very unlikely: I question the use of "bleach" by a dentist during a tooth extraction? Did you have a tooth whitening visit the same day as the extraction. Please see your primary care physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My mother has green mucous and pain in her nose after a tooth extraction. Her dentist checked everything and said that this is normal. Is this right?

My mother has green mucous and pain in her nose after a tooth extraction. Her dentist checked everything and said that this is normal. Is this right?

Yes: Was the tooth removed an upper tooth? When upper posterior teeth are removed sometimes bacteria can enter the sinus, as some of these teeth terminate in the sinus, causing a sinus infection. This would explain the green mucus from the nose. This is usually resolved with antibiotics and decongestants. This can sometimes just happen. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of me having a tooth extraction at the dentist dream?

What is the meaning of me having a tooth extraction at the dentist dream?

Dream Interpretation: I'm no dream interpreter or psychoanalyst but from the perspective of an analyst the symbolism is rich. An analyst might wonder: r u going thru a difficult adjustment period; do u feel like things r slipping from under ur control; do u feel ppl want things from u u can't give;have u lost some1 impt or feel like u're about 2; etc. Of course ur brain may just b trying 2remind u 2see ur dentist! ...Read more

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I have severe pain after tooth extraction (one week ago). My dentist says it's fine and healing. Is this pain normal then?

Could be infection: Go back to the dentist who did the extraction and ask that they check the socket. Such pain at this time is wrong. You should be healing and getting pain free, not getting more pain! ...Read more

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I had a tooth extraction done 2 1/2 weeks ago. It has been very painful and is now red and I think abscessed. But I just saw dentist Wednesday.

I had a tooth extraction done 2 1/2 weeks ago. It has been very painful and is now red and I think abscessed. But I just saw dentist Wednesday.

Monitor change: Re-evaluate the symptoms you are experiencing and determine whether they are increasing (getting worse) decreasing (getting better). If you are improving consistently (even if it's slow), you are probably fine; pending this is consistent with the instructions your provider gave you. If you are getting worse or nothing, you should make another follow-up appointment. ...Read more

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Have a dry socket from tooth extraction. There is currently an ice storm and can't get to dentist. What can I do to relieve pain in the meantime?

Have a dry socket from tooth extraction. There is currently an ice storm and can't get to dentist. What can I do to relieve pain in the meantime?

NSAIDs + Tylenol (acetaminophen): You can take NSAIDs or Tylenol) to ease the discomfort. Sometimes these OTC medications aren't enough to relieve the pain. Keep a good oral hygiene and clove oil has proved to be an effective treatment for dry socket. Take care. ...Read more

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I want to be put to sleep for a tooth extraction. But my dentist wants to use a pill to knock me out instead of an iv. Is it more safe than an iv?

I want to be put to sleep for a tooth extraction. But my dentist wants to use a pill to knock me out instead of an iv. Is it more safe than an iv?

IV: With an iv, medications can be better managed. And if there is a complication direct access is already there. In either case it is how your vital signs are monitored that really offers the most in safety. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extraction friday my stitches have started coming loose and has cause severe pain I'm out of the pain medication the dentist gave me?

I had a tooth extraction friday my stitches have started coming loose and has cause severe pain I'm out of the pain medication the dentist gave me?

Dry socket?: If the pain intensifies days after the extraction you may have this complication going. As suggested, go back to the dentist for evaluation and possible post-op care.. ...Read more

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How long will I need to avoid smoking after a tooth extraction? My dentist told me a week, but i’ve never been able to go more than about 8 hours without a smoke. I know I really need this done, but i’m not sure I can survive it without smoking.

How long will I need to avoid smoking after a tooth extraction? My dentist told me a week, but i’ve never been able to go more than about 8 hours without a smoke. I know I really need this done, but i’m not sure I can survive it without smoking.

Absolution: You're asking for absolution for behavior that will only cause you harm. Tell your dentist what's going on. If you don't follow instructions exactly, expect the worst. Now might be a great time to quit smoking unless you want to commit suicide...Slowly...Painfully. ...Read more

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How soon after tooth extraction do I need to get implants? My dentist is recommending dental implants, but I'm thinking about getting a bridge instead. If I change my mind, will I still be able to get implants later? Or do they need to go in soon after ex

How soon after tooth extraction do I need to get implants? My dentist is recommending dental implants, but I'm thinking about getting a bridge instead. If I change my mind, will I still be able to get implants later? Or do they need to go in soon after ex

Soon!: Hopefully, your dentist grafted the extraction site after your tooth was removed. If not, you might need to have a bone graft placed. It typically takes 3 months for a bone graft to "take", after which you can have a dental implant placed. Implants are the ideal option, and you won't regret the decision to have a dental implant placed. Seek the advice of a prosthodontist for specific info. ...Read more

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Is my dentist pushing me to get a bone graft/implant after my tooth extraction for the money? Or is it absolutely necessary?

Is my dentist pushing me to get a bone graft/implant after my tooth extraction for the money? Or is it absolutely necessary?

28 Teeth: Forgetting your wisdom teeth, you should have 28 other healthy, functioning teeth (or replacements). If teeth are not replaced, the other teeth will shift resulting in an uneven bite, periodontal problems, and esthetic issues. It will cost more to correct later than now. The advice your dentist gave you is sound and correct, and follows the standard of care. The choice is yours. ...Read more

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My dentist said on the phone my description sounds normal, 5th day after wisdom tooth extraction, I have throbbing pains in my lower left jaw?

My dentist said on the phone my description sounds normal, 5th day after wisdom tooth extraction, I have throbbing pains in my lower left jaw?

See your dentist: Wisdom teeth extractions is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain and swelling following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. If after 7 days no improvement, see your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment and healing evaluation.
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Dr. Scott Keith
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more