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rotten tooth and possible infection

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dryrootofevil

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I think my only real problem with the dentist is that i heard when you get a tooth pulled you cant smoke because it can cause dry root. So i guess my question would be, how long is dry root a risk? Oh and i guess i have a slight fear of how much pain i'll be in. But after having back surgery it's kind of hard to be afraid of pain. Oh, and a second question completly off the topic. Can dental problems present neurological symptoms? Wich in my case would be pain that shouldnt really be there.
 
I think my only real problem with the dentist is that i heard when you get a tooth pulled you cant smoke because it can cause dry root. So i guess my question would be, how long is dry root a risk? Oh and i guess i have a slight fear of how much pain i'll be in. But after having back surgery it's kind of hard to be afraid of pain. Oh, and a second question completly off the topic. Can dental problems present neurological symptoms? Wich in my case would be pain that shouldnt really be there.

I think you might be referring to a dry socket which can be a complication generally from 3 to 7 days after a dental extraction. They seem to occur more commonly in lower back extractions rather than the rest of the mouth. Smoking doesn't help matters generally, but I've had some chain smoking patients have extraction done without any dry sockets afterwards so it's likely the luck of the draw.

Pain will tend to vary from individual to individual and tooth to tooth so it's difficult to say. Most pain after a dental extraction should be be best managed by taking painkillers before the anesthetic comes out.

Some dental infections particularly the anterior upper teeth I believe can lead to a condition called cavernous sinus thrombosis so it's best to deal with them before they get out of control.
 
yeah it may be dry socket, im not sure. all i know for sure is i was told it can be quite painful, and i pretty much figured painkillers were going to be involved , as getting a tooth pulled is painful in itself. my only real worry would be the complications that can occur due to the things i do after the procedure.
 
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