Can you pull an abscess tooth?

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asked Apr 23, 2022 in Dental by bigcrowdcomedown (1,300 points)
Can you pull an abscess tooth?

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answered Apr 24, 2022 by Cathy21 (86,370 points)
You can pull an abscess tooth if you're unable to save the abscess tooth.

In some cases the abscess tooth can be fixed and not need pulled but if not then you can have a dentist pull the abscess tooth for you.

If you pull a tooth too early it can lead to pain, infection and even damage the gum tissue around the tooth.

Removing a tooth too early could lead to crooked adult teeth and other dental problems later on.

If you plan on pulling your child's loose tooth, first make sure that it is extremely loose in the socket.

You'll know when your tooth extraction is healing by the opening left by your extracted tooth closing or becomes closed (or almost closed), and your gums should no longer be tender or swollen.

Sometimes teeth will hurt before they get loose but it's not always the case.

In children who lose their baby teeth the tooth may have some pain or no pain at all when it becomes loose.

In adults sometimes you may have a loose tooth and not feel any pain at all either.

Every child and every tooth is different.

For the most part, though, the tooth will start to feel slightly wiggly a few weeks before it falls out.

Over time, it will become looser and looser.

If the rotten tooth is loose enough then you may be able to wiggle the rotten tooth back and forth and then pull it out if it's loose enough.

However if the rotten tooth is not loose then you cannot and should not try to pull the rotten tooth out at home.

You could do severe damage and cause bleeding and infections so you should see a dentist to have them pull the rotten tooth.

Signs that you need to have your tooth pulled are a serious tooth infection, the tooth is decaying you have other conditions such as periodontal disease which has badly infected the tooth.

The tooth is badly damaged and cannot be restored by a filling or a crown or you are suffering from pain even after a filling, crown, or treatment for a root canal.

Teeth fall out through gum disease, tooth infection, tooth decay or rotted teeth.

However teeth that fall out during the childhood stage which are baby teeth fall out because new permanent teeth are pushing the old baby teeth out to make room for the new teeth.

Permanent tooth loss can result in a myriad of consequences.

Some being a reduced function, decay, and further loss of remaining teeth.

A missing tooth can make it difficult to properly chew food and clean your teeth, resulting in further decay.

It can also cause other teeth to come to lose and potentially fall out.

Your teeth can move for a variety of different reasons.

Some common reasons your teeth may move include periodontal disease, teeth grinding, not wearing a retainer, and plain old aging are all potential causes of shifting teeth.

When your teeth are no longer aligned and they are shifting, it can happen for a few reasons.

It can happen because you are sleeping on one side, or it could be because you grind your teeth.

You may also discover that your teeth are shifting because your dental habits aren't good.

To stop your teeth from hurting from shifting try sucking on some ice, use an oral anesthetic, teeth pain relieving medicine or even some Red Cross Toothache medicine.

You can also take some pain medicine such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin which can help ease the pain from teeth shifting.

Teeth shifting is normal although it can be caused by other things such as periodontal disease, teeth grinding, not wearing a retainer, and plain old aging are all potential causes of shifting teeth.

Teeth shifting is perfectly normal to experience as you age.

Unfortunately, it's not always comfortable, nor is it healthy.

When your teeth shift and your bite changes, your dental health is in jeopardy.

You can experience more dental issues, including dental decay, and gum disease.

Even if you never had braces, Invisalign or Invisalign Teen, or you wore your retainer for a few years and then stopped using it, the teeth can continue to move after the age of 35 and beyond.

Studies suggest that there are natural age-related changes to the jaw and soft tissues that occur throughout our lives.

It's also a common stress response: people clench or grind their teeth while they're awake and under stress, often without realizing.

Grinding and clenching your teeth puts pressure on your teeth, which can shift them in different directions.

If the space is left empty after tooth loss or extraction, the surrounding teeth will slowly move in, changing your overall bite and even your appearance.

Fortunately, orthodontic devices such as spacers, retainers or implants can help maintain your teeth's proper alignment.

The results of the first studies, based on the movement of 30 teeth in 15 subjects over 84 days, have been summarized in a recent publication.

1 These results showed that the overall mean velocity of tooth movement was 3.8 mm/day, or about 1.1 mm/month.

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