Tooth extraction gauze

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Hello, After a tooth extraction the gauze should be kept firmly in place, by biting down on the pad or using finger pressure, for about half an hour to an hour. If you doubt that this gauze has not come out and is placed inside you may need to see your dentist. This gauze piece can act as a focus of infection and lead to abscess formation. Treatment can be decided only after a dental examination. I hope it helps. Best wishes and regards!
Biting a gauze to compress the wound may help stop bleeding.Additionally,place ice packing 5-to 10 miniutes and rest for 20-30 miniutes. If there is still bleeding going on, going back to your surgeon as soon as possible.
Hi I would like to know the steps of a tooth extraction procedure, what the best dentist company is (ex. Neighbor etc.) and, if a tooth extraction will hurt.
Im supposed to have the tooth pulled on tuesday and did I mention I always get dry socket with every extraction Ive ever had?? (if you dont know what that is, its a very painful thing where the blood clot doesnt stay in the hole and air hits your nerves and bone causing excrutiating pain). I am going to my regular doctor tomorrow, monday, to beg him for some percocets or something to take for the extraction but i very highly doubt he will oblige.
I had an upper tooth pulled last Wednesday. it was second from the last tooth (not including wisdom tooth, it never formed). it ended up being a "surgical" extraction, whatever that means. the tooth and roots came out separately. and I was in the chair for over half an hour. my question is about packing that was put in socket. the dr had the assistant put some sort of medicated packing in there. i think she said to *not* take it out. it would come out on it's own.
Ok, I just a back, lower Wisdom tooth pulled on Wednesday, i had gauze on it pretty much the whole day following the procedure, but it still bled a little bit. Two days later, its still bleeding a little, i looked in my mouth, the site of the extraction is dark red so i assume there is a blood clot there, so why is it still bleeding a little?
The dentist did the extraction and placed a wad of gauze in the wound he did not abate the area of the infection or bone. He sent me on my way with a prescription for Tylenol 3. (Which does nothing for pain for but makes me very dizzy and extremely ill to my stomach, for which I told him but did not seem to phase him.) He did not give a prescription for Antibiotics either. The Lidocane wore off with in the hour and I was screaming amounts of pain trying to drive home.
Hi there, For bleeding after extraction it is advised to place a wet piece of gauze (wettened from cool water) and apply it to the extraction site. You should hold it in place firmly by closing your mouth for at least 45 minutes. It is advisable to avoid using green tea or Earl Grey.Only a regular teabag can be used. The tea releases tannic acid onto the extraction site which helps formation of a clot. If the symptoms are severe or persistent seeing a dentist will be helpful.
Hi, It sounds as though the pain is being referred from another tooth. It's possible that there is an infection in the molar tooth next to the extraction site. You really need to get to a dentist so it can be xrayed and evaluated. The antibiotics the ER dr. gave you will take about three days to start to work. The salt water is a good idea to to help minimize the pain but you need a dentist's assistance for proper treatment. GOOD LUCK.
Since then my outer gum appears to be collapsing over the extraction site. Is this ok, or was the gauze packing and do I need to consult my dentist again?
Pain subsided but he exrayed this time and found it. Said I could consider root canal or extraction but feel extraction...although terrifies the best route (pun not intended). Thanks for the input. I wish I could have overcome this anxiety but the amount of blood I saw as a child has never left my mind's eye.
- After check-up post surgery a week later I was told I have dry socket and the socket was stuffed with clove gauze. - After another week gauze was removed. Experienced no pain in the socket. - A couple of more weeks went by and although lump was present I was told by my initial oral surgeon that it was TMJ and that I needed to stretch my jaw. - I went to childhood dentist, was told it was an abscess not TMJ and was referred to an endodontist.
Hello, I had my impacted tooth removed 3 days ago and now the area is white and it still hurts. my gum is swollen and i can barely open my mouth. the doctor prescribed me antibiotics the day he extracted the tooth. Should i wait and finish the antibiotics or should i go see the dentist.
Hello, After tooth extraction it is important for the blood clot to form to stop bleeding. Be careful not to dislodge the blood clot while brushing your teeth near the extraction site for at least 3-4 days. Carefully wipe the area with a clean, wet gauze pad. If you are worried about the size of clot it is best to get it seen by your dentist. That will help allay anxiety. Take care and regards!
I had a molar (not a wisdom) tooth extracted on the upper left side of my mouth on Monday morning. It was a seemingly easy procedure - with a horrendous healing process so far. I bled rather heavily for 11 hours, then it finally slowed down enough for me to take out the gauze and leave it out (everytime I took it out to change it, I got dizzy and nauseous) I slept in a recliner the first night.
The dentist sent me home with antibiotics and gauze for bleeding. Today I notice there a bump in the tooth socket, It's about the size and level as the rest of the teeth. Could the clot get that big or is it possibly gauze stuck in there or something else? Thanks!
Hi, I order to reduce the pain after wisdom tooth extraction surgery it is generally advised to bite on the gauze pad periodically. The pad should be removed as soon as it gets soaked in blood. You can also try applying warm moist compresses on the cheek, apply ice packs, and gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water. This will help in reducing the swelling and pain. The possibility of dry socket also needs to be looked into by your dentist.
The dentist sent me home with antibiotics and gauze for bleeding. Today I notice there is a lump in the tooth socket its dark in color, It's about the size and level as the rest of the teeth. Could the clot get that big or is it possibly gauze stuck in there or something else? Thanks!
Four days later, excruciating pain sent me first to the ER and then to a much nicer dentist who diagnosed me with a dry socket, packed it with the clove gauze and prescribed Vicodin. I'm due to have the gauze removed tomorrow (dentist said nothing about re-packing).
He said he really doesn't think I need one. Just curious if you have had any dizziness with tooth extraction. Still scared, but trying to calm down.
I do not know why you would be getting sensitivity to cold in the socket area. If you did not have the extraction done by an oral surgeon i think you should consult one. If you did then i would think you have to take the doctors advice.
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