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I Have a Dead Tooth, What Are My Options?

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Only two

I assume you mean the nerve in the tooth is dead. To keep the tooth requires a root canal and crown. Your other option is to remove the tooth. Now you have a space and that too can be costly to fix. There are no other options. A dead tooth is a future toothache if left untreated. Don’t wait.

Stumpf Dental
(262) 970-0111 | www.bestcareinthechair.com
N28 W23000 Roundy Drive
Pewaukee, WI 53072

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My Friend Had Four Teeth Pulled Today Should They Be Using a Straw?

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After Having Several Teeth Extracted is it Okay for My Friend to Drink Milkshakes or Beverages Out of a Straw?

No. If your friend just had several teeth extracted they should not be using a straw to sip milkshakes or beverages from a straw. Sucking on a straw can have adverse affects on your wound that is trying to heal from the teeth extractions.

Sipping From a Straw Can Dislodge the Blood Clot

After a tooth extraction, a blood clot forms in the jaw where the tooth used to be. This blood clot is the first phase of healing after the extraction. Sucking on a straw can lead to loosing the blood clot in the wound. Any kind of suction in the mouth can dislodge that blood clot and cause the healing to be late, or even create a painful condition known as a dry socket. If the blood clot is dislodged it leaves the bone and nerve exposed to air, food, fluid, and anything else that enters the mouth. This can lead to infection and severe pain that can last for 5 or 6 days.

Pass on the Straw!

DO NOT USE A STRAW OR RINSE YOUR MOUTH FOR AT LEAST 48 HOURS. You can use a spoon for the shake or drink normally. Also, ice in a zip- loc bag wrapped in a thin towel applied to the face is soothing and helps with swelling. Do intervals of 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off as much as possible during the first day and take your medications as directed.

Dr. Stumpf is an experienced tooth extraction dentist in Pewaukee and if you are thinking about getting teeth extracted or thinking about tooth replacement options then call our office today- 262-970-0111

Stumpf Dental
(262) 970-0111 | www.bestcareinthechair.com
N28 W23000 Roundy Drive
Pewaukee, WI 53072