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Tooth Extraction Nashua NH

Nashua, New Hampshire dentists Dr. Tara Vogel and Dr. Keith Levesque will always strive to conserve your natural oral structure and avoid a tooth extraction whenever possible. However, there are situations where a tooth extraction is necessary for your general oral health or tooth development.

A tooth extraction entails the removal of teeth from the dental socket in the bone. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, but most commonly to remove teeth that have become unrestorable through tooth decay, gum disease, or dental trauma; especially when they are associated with a toothache.

The removal of wisdom teeth is a common type of tooth extraction. In many cases, we can perform a tooth extraction in our Nashua dental office, however, there may be cases where we refer you to a local oral surgeon.

Once the tooth is removed (unless it’s a wisdom tooth), it is important to replace it. At Levesque Dentistry, we offer a variety of treatment options for missing teeth. The most common treatments include dental implants and implant-secured bridges and dentures.

Tooth Extractions What to Expect

A simple tooth extraction is performed using a local anesthetic, producing minimal discomfort for most patients. Once you are relaxed and comfortable, Dr. Vogel or Dr. Levesque will gently release the tooth by separating it from the ligaments attaching it to the bone and gum tissue.

With a rocking motion, the tooth will slowly be removed from its socket. We will place stitches if needed, or fill the space with gauze to minimize bleeding.

You will be given any pertinent aftercare information and may need to be on a soft diet for a short period of time for an easy, healthy recovery. If at any time after an extraction you experience sudden or acute pain or bleeding restarts, contact us immediately so we can assess your condition and offer care or advice.

If you have wisdom teeth coming in or have severely infected teeth, we can help. Schedule an appointment with us online or call Levesque Dentistry today at (603) 547-9203.

Tooth Extractions FAQs

Wisdom teeth are also known as the “third molars” that usually come in when you are in your late teens or early 20’s. Some patients have enough room in their mouth to accommodate these third molars, but many patients feel jaw pain, gum swelling, and toothaches where the wisdom teeth are coming in. Wisdom teeth need to be removed when they are impacted, or when they do not have enough room to emerge properly.

You may have a tooth abscess, or infection if you have toothaches, cavities, bad breath, tooth sensitivity, and gum swelling. Please contact Levesque Dentistry as soon as possible if you feel severe toothaches or gum and tooth pain. You may require a tooth extraction if your tooth cannot be saved with root canal treatment or periodontal therapy. However, we will offer a sturdy tooth replacement to ensure that you maintain a healthy and balanced smile.

How Long Should I Wait to Smoke Weed After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Stoners who have to get their wisdom teeth removed typically have one major question: How long should I wait to smoke weed after wisdom teeth removal? If you’re wondering when you can toke up again after your surgery, read on!

What happens after wisdom tooth removal

Post-surgery, you should expect the feeling in your mouth to return after waking up. Many people experience swelling and pain after the surgery. Your doctor is likely to prescribe or recommend some pain-relievers to help you manage.

After the surgery, you won’t just be in pain, but you will be in recovery from the procedure. As such, you will not be able to eat many things and will need to stick to very soft foods. Additionally, you are supposed to avoid alcohol, caffeine, and smoking. It is also important to not use straws after wisdom tooth extraction.

What happens if I smoke weed after wisdom tooth surgery?

Many people are eager to get back to their weed smoking habits after their wisdom teeth extraction. Tread carefully if you are one of those people. While you may be tempted to smoke weed to provide some much-needed pain relief, you may be prolonging the whole process.

Smoking after wisdom tooth surgery may actually increase the level of pain at the site. Additionally, it can slow down the healing process as it can limit blood flow to your gums.

The biggest complication that can come from smoking after surgery is a dry socket. Dry sockets occur when the protective blood clot that developed over the removal site gets dislodged.

Typically, the clot sits over the removal site and protects the area while it heals. You’ll know if it becomes dislodged because it will be painful and uncomfortable.

The risk of developing a dry socket is also why you are not supposed to use straws after surgery. The sucking motion needed to use a straw and to smoke is a common cause of the dislodged clot.

How long after surgery can I smoke weed?

Different experts may recommend slightly different timelines, but the bottom line is you should not smoke right after you undergo surgery. It is advised to wait until at least some of the healing process has occurred.

One oral surgeon website recommends waiting until at least five days post-surgery to smoke anything. Yes, they specify that this includes cannabis, even from vaporizers.

Other sites recommend at least 72 hours of no smoking after surgery. This number is used in a lot of dental blogs, as dry sockets typically occur within the first 1-3 days after surgery.

We are not experts on oral surgery by any means. If you’re not sure how long you should wait, talk to your oral surgeon and follow their guidelines, as they will have more context about the nature of your specific recovery.

Can I still get high after I get my wisdom teeth removed?

We just told you not to smoke after surgery! But don’t worry, you can still get high. Remember that vaping is included in the list of no-nos because it requires the same sucking action as smoking or using a straw, which increases your risk of developing dry sockets.

Be sure to keep your mouth nice and hydrated if you decide to use cannabis in some other capacity. If you tend to get cotton mouth from edibles, drink a lot of water to prevent any complications from a dry mouth.

Edibles may work for some, but if you are in pain post-surgery, you’re not going to want to chew. A lot of the edibles sold at our Bellingham pot shop and other locations are either chewy, hard, or otherwise not ideal for someone fresh out of surgery.

That doesn’t mean you’re out of luck, though. There are plenty of other ways to get high after your wisdom tooth extraction.

Best cannabis products to use after a wisdom tooth extraction

Again, it’s best to talk to your oral surgeon about options post-surgery. They will have the most tailored advice for your specific scenario.

If you decide to use cannabis after surgery and want to make it as easy on your body to recover as possible, we recommend the following product types.

Infused beverages

You are not supposed to use a straw post-surgery, but hydration is still key. There is nothing wrong with drinking an infused beverage to get your weed dose.

There are plenty of cannabis beverages available at our Seattle weed store and other locations. From lemonade to iced tea and classic soda flavors, there are plenty of options to choose from if you decide to drink your daily dose.

Tinctures

Tinctures are another option for delivering a dose of THC without smoke or vapor. Tinctures can be taken sublingually (held under the tongue) or just swallowed.

We recommend swallowing tinctures as you would any other beverage to avoid any complications with the whole under-the-tongue thing.

There are plenty of tinctures available at our North Spokane dispensary and other locations across the state. Whether it’s THC, CBD, or a combination of the two that you are looking for, we’ve got you covered.

The bottom line

As we mentioned before, we are nowhere near experts on any subjects related to oral health. Therefore, talking to your oral surgeon about an upcoming extraction is going to provide more tailored advice than this blog.

Still, if you are wondering if you can smoke cannabis after your extraction, we hope we’ve helped you find answers.

It’s not fun to have to put your daily toke on hold, but it is a lot better than experiencing a painful complication from surgery. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for a long period of time before you can smoke again after surgery.

Try out some infused beverages or cannabis tinctures if you are looking for a way to get high without complications. We have plenty in stock at all of our Washington dispensary locations.

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Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Here at Relax and Smile Dental Care, we are proud to offer wisdom teeth extraction for our patients in Miami, FL and the surrounding area.

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars. Most people start to get their wisdom teeth when they are teenagers, though some teeth don’t come in until you are in your early twenties.

Wisdom teeth have a purpose. They are another set of molars, but more often than not they cause more problems than they are worth. Wisdom teeth can come in misaligned, facing any direction. They can even try to come in horizontally, growing into your other teeth. This can damage your nerves and even your jawbone.

There are also times when your wisdom teeth can become impacted and are not able to come through the gums. They can also come in partially, allowing food to catch in the area and cause plaque to build up. This can lead to bacteria and infection, which will only get worse.

Since wisdom teeth are often harmful, most dentists recommend their removal. The surgery goes much better if you get the teeth removed before any signs of problem. The recovery is easier also. Surgery and recovery are also easier when you are younger.

Though surgery can be scary, our skilled dentists and entire staff at Relax and Smile Dental Care will be glad to help you throughout the process. We will explain the whole procedure step by step until you are comfortable. We are also here for you after you go home. We are just a phone call away.

Since many people worry about having surgery, we have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs).

What are the common symptoms of an impacted wisdom tooth?

Most people complain of pain and swelling of the gums right above the impaction. This can be due to infection or just tension from the teeth hitting each other. Another less obvious symptom of an impacted wisdom tooth is bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth from infection and debris buildup. Some people don’t realize that they have a problem until they have pus coming out of their gums. You may also have some soreness, tenderness, or pain when eating and talking. Some people even complain of an earache.

What should I expect after surgery?

Recovery is pretty quick following wisdom teeth extraction, as long as you were not having too many problems. After a few days, you should be feeling much better. Over-the-counter pain medication can help you in the first few days following the surgery.

You will also experience some bleeding, so it is important to change your gauze pads as needed. This bleeding should subside within twenty-four hours. You shouldn’t lie flat. Use extra pillows to keep your head elevated. This will slow the bleeding down.

You should also use ice against your cheek for twenty-four hours. After that, you can use a warm washcloth for a few more days if you want.

Your body will need to relax after surgery. If you are too active, you may bleed more. You also need to watch what you eat and drink. Eat soft foods. You shouldn’t drink from a straw. That can loosen the blood clot in your mouth.

What are the risks of surgery?

Though there are always risks to every surgery, it is important to realize that the risks of leaving impacted wisdom teeth in is worse than removing them.

Some risks of surgery include pain and swelling. Bleeding that won’t stop after about a day. Dry socket is a painful condition that occurs when the blood clot is lost too soon.

Rarer side effects include numbness that does not go away and a fractured jaw. There are also times when the sinus cavity is opened during surgery. This can cause a very bad infection, especially if left untreated after your surgery.

If you have any additional questions about the removal of your wisdom teeth in Miami, FL, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (305)358-3384.