Would you get an infection if you pulled a molar?
That depends on how you pulled it (I'm assuming you didn't sterilize anything)and how you've taken care of it since. No, you wouldn't automatically be guaranteed an infection but yes its possible. ~ T ...
Asked in Health
Why does your breath stink after you get a tooth pulled out?
The reason that your breath may smell bad after a tooth extraction is that proper home care is not being used. General brushing and rinsing with salt water should help. If bad breath continues, then you should see your dentist as there may be a possible infection. ...
What is the difference between getting your tooth pulled and getting a root canal?
When a tooth is pulled it's gone. When you have a root canal the root of the tooth has become infected, the dentist uses a conventional cavity drill to get down to the nerves then uses a very small, flexible drill-like wire to drill down through the nerve of the tooth. Actually, the dentist goes down through each of the nerves since there are usually a couple nerves in a tooth. After the nerves are removed, the tooth is allowed to...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Oral Health and Dental Care, Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery, Dentists
How can you tell the difference between pain and infection from wisdom teeth?
Unless there is a nerve exposed, the pain typically comes from an infection. Depending on the circumstances, most dentist will not work on the tooth until the infection is taken care of first. The patient is usually given an antibiotic, which will take care of the infection, thus reducing the pain. ...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, DIY Projects
How do you care for you mouth after all of your teeth are pulled?
After all of your teeth are pulled, you will need to be very careful and keep bleeding to a minimum and avoid dry sockets. There will be much more chance of infection as well with all of the teeth being pulled. ...
Asked in Health
Can a infected wisdom tooth become dangerous to your health?
An infected wisdom tooth can definitely become dangerous to your health. Any infection could potentially be life threatening if not taken care of. ...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care
What to do when you have a hole in your gum next to your tooth?
Visit your dentist immediately. If it is an infection, care and treatment will keep further problems from happening. It could be a cavity. ...
Asked in Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery
Do teeth extractions hurt?
When you go to get a tooth pulled there is a reason, maybe it was already hurting. The dentist will put you to sleep for a minute or give you a shot to numb the area, you will feel little to nothing when it gets pulled. And nearly every time, after the tooth is pulled you will feel much, much better.But it will hurt a bit later and if you don't take care of the spot were your tooth got pulled...
Asked in Cats (Felines), Cat Behavior
Cat chews to one side and makes noise?
Is it the sound on grinding teeth? If you aren't able to inspect the cats teeth yourself take it to the vet. One of my cats died of this because I waited too long to get it taken care of. She quit eating and got a major abscess from infection on the side of her head. If it is a tooth, it needs to be removed before infection sets in. Good luck! ...
Asked in Amoxicillin
How do you treat tooth infection?
By seeing your Dentist right away. They're the only ones who can give you a course of treatment such as giving you antibiotics, pain pills & letting you know what needs to be done to take care of your tooth infection. In the meantime, you can gargle with a very warm glass of saltwater & you can also dilute hydrogen peroxide with water & gargle to help you out until you can get to your Dentist. ...
Why does your bad tooth cause your ear to hurt?
First, you must get to your dentist or to your primary care doc right away. If this is an infection, you don't want it. It may be a problem with a root, and the pain is radiating to the ear. ...
Asked in Earaches (Otalgia)
Top right wisdom tooth pulled five days ago now have horrible earache?
You probably have dry socket! I know it sounds bad, but apparently its pretty easy to take care of! Get to your dentist ASAP! ...
What causes a gum infection?
Not taking good care of your teeth. Bacteria form a 'plaque" pronounced "plack", on the teeth, particularly at the gum line. That plaque can then extend along the surface of the tooth below the gumline towards the jawbone and create a deep infection that can cause you a lot of trouble. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Oral Health and Dental Care, Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery, Root Canals
If after 2 yrs a root canal and crowned tooth has infection and it is taken care can you still lost the tooth?
I believe you meant to ask if it is possible to save such a tooth. Well it all depends on the present condition of such a tooth. It is technically possible to remove the crown, then remove the root canal filling and redo the whole thing. But wheteher it is worth the time effort and money would have to be evaluated on a case by case basis. ...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care
Will penicelin treat tooth infections?
penicillin is good if you have an abcesses or swollen tissue from an infection although it will take a day or so to work it may stop the pain for a day or up to a week, but unless you take care of the problem with the tooth like have it removed or a root canal and a crown put on the tooth, the problem will keep occuring sometimes each time worst than the first. ...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Dentists
Whats the difference between dentists and dental hygienists?
Dental hygienist is concerned about tooth care and prevention of gum disease, and tooth decay. The Dentist treats tooth disease and repairs tooth decay. ...