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 I had a tooth pulled out today. Any serious tips to help stop the pain.?
I was going there for a filling and walked out without a tooth. Certainly was not ready for that. And to make it worse i washungry before i went in so was really hungry after. Sympathy please ...


 Braces vs. Car?
I'm 14 (15 on March 1, '07) I went to an orthodontist today and I got spacers. I was wondering if I should continue with the braces or get a car?.
My teeth are too severe for ...


 Taking vicoden once or twice a week for buzz?
Can a person have a problem or cause any long term effects if they take a vicoden once or twice a week on a regular basis? Can it cause depression?...


 Does it hurt to get your i teeth pulled?
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 I hurt my teeth while sleeping. how can I stop?
and I dont grind with my teeth, I press my front teeth at each other, side to side. can you imagine that? and it hurts so much while sleeping and I'm so affraid that I will break my teeth. but I ...


 If it hurts to brush then what is another option?
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 I'm a bit embarrassed to ask this, but...?
How do you stop yourself from drooling in your sleep? I'm 18, and I still drool on my pillows. Should I take any medications? Should I do some "exercises" before I get a shuteye?...


 Mega bad infection in my wisdom teeth, seen the dentist got antibiotics, any ideas for the pain? help i hurt!?
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 Is it possible to have another tooth come in after your adult teeth have come in?
ok I have all my adult teeth, but just a week ago I saw at the top of my gums like a white oval and its like kind of hard, I was wondering is it possible to have yet another tooth come in after the ...


 I want sparkling white teeth?
There are a lot of gels or spray's available as teeth whiteners, which do you think is the best, I want a sure way to whiten my teeth. please suggest me what's the best way without going to ...


 My teeth are becoming yellowish?
well since the last few months i'm noticing that my teeth are turning yellowish...i brush my teeth regularly and i dont smoke as well.....i am planning to see a dentist but i fear that will be ...


 I had my wisdom teeth pulled and i didnt start my antibiotics. The spot where my tooth was smells, what now?
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 Has anyone had a serious phobia of going to the dentist and been cured?
I have not been for over 25 years, and I know I need to go, but can't make myself make the appointment....


 Do you have braces?
Do they improve your appearance or not?

Mine do, I think.
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Do you look better WITH them on?...


 Do you notice other people's teeth closely?
When you look at other people's teeth, do you notice every single tooth that is in place? Do you look closely or do you just take a quick glance? Would you notice if someone's tooth was a ...


 Why do most Americans have much nicer teeth than Brits?
Lol sorry, but just watching American programmes and stuff you can see that the majority of people have straight white teeth. Whereas people in Britain don't as much.. is it cheaper dental care ...


 Any reccomendations for teeth whitening products?
Does anyone no any could teeth whitening products apart from toothpastes that are not harsh on your tooth enamel?
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i dont smoke or drink or coffee, thankyou everyone ...


 Should I get metal or invisible braces?
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 When is a good time to brush your teeth in the morning?
Before you eat or after you eat? sum ppl say its good to brush da teeth after dey eat cuz dey already brushed der teeth at night. i go wit brushin in da mornin. which is rite?...


 Does it hurt to get braces on?
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Can you die from having a tooth pulled?
                     





CROSSEYED&PAINLESS
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While one of my grinders is being yanked, I certainly wish I was dead.


Emmanuel M
I do not think so, but there could might been some odd cases where people died


trybeingobjective
If it gets infected or you have hemophelia and bleed to death, or have an alergic reaction to the local anesthesia, but these are rare. Ask your dentist about antibiotics for afterwards.


NoBama08
no...unless some freaky way you bled excessivvly.
But it would have to be MAJOR Bleeding


eeeeee
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he11 no


montathra
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Yes


Hurler
While I think it virtually NEVER happens, yes, you can. When I went to get my wisdom teeth pulled the surgeon made me sign a release form that stated it is possible you can die from getting a tooth pulled. There is something called dry socket that you can get that can become very painful as well.


Not the easiest person to love!!
lol no!~ to small of a hole for too much blood to come out! it would dry up too fast for alot to come out.


I know.â„¢
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no


Evan H
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yes, if you bleed enough


Lgkga
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hahaha no


U.S.A. GAL
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If infection gets in then yes. If no antibiotic to control the infection.


torismom2008
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you can if one the doc dosnt pull the tooth right or you bleed to much yes


The Professor
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Sure. You could die right in the dental chair form the anesthetic. You could get an infection.


bigfoot3131
Not really. If all proceedures are followed correctly. The only way that you could possibly die is if they administer the incorrect drugs or if your blood doesn't clot in which you will continuously bleed, but in that case you would be rushed to the hospital.


Katie P
I have had 12 teeth extracted and yet to have died

soooo im guessing not, its very very common to have teeth pulled and no i have never heard its been fatal


Alana Lama -Go Eagles-
I dont know if it has ever actually happened but yes, of course you can, it would be like a dentist version of sweeny todd.


measserv
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If it's a lower one no. If it's an upper then you want to be careful not to pull your brain out with the root of the tooth.


locostar742000
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Yes, in fact I have a co-worker who had to go on emergency leave due to her daughter being in critical condition for a BAD infection due to a wisdom tooth extraction.

An infected tooth can cause death. But it isn't really from infecting your brain. It will go into your airways and swell them up then you can't breath. A tooth infection can become very serious.

The infection can go into your bloodstream.

A wisdom tooth infection is common and in most cases, patients should have their wisdom teeth removed while they are young and healthy to avoid a future serious problems. Most people do not have enough room for their wisdom teeth and as a result of this lack of room, wisdom teeth often have trouble erupting out into the mouth. A kind of kangaroo pouch can develop that traps food and causes numerous problems.

With new super bacteria and antibiotic resistance problems, it is even important for everyone to take better care of their teeth and remove badly positioned wisdom teeth early in life to avoid a wisdom tooth infection. Years ago it was common for dental infections to kill patients. Since World War II and the discovery of penicillin, it is very uncommon to hear of people dying from the complications of dental infections. However, physicians and dentists have used antibiotics so much that a lot of the bacteria that were sensitive to antibiotics have been killed off and now many of the bacteria today can not be killed using antibiotic therapy.

The decaying food covering a wisdom tooth can cause a wisdom tooth infection and if it grows, it can push into the muscles that open and close the mouth. When this happens it is extremely difficult for a dentist to do anything because the patient can not open the mouth wide enough for the dentist to help. Typically this patient will be placed on a dental antibiotic and return for the wisdom tooth removal in three to seven days. Another problem that can occur is when the upper wisdom tooth erupts downward and begins to chew the top of the gums covering a lower impacted wisdom tooth. This is called pericornitis.
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Han Ji-Min
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If the instruments are not clean or the dentist messed it up, you might.


Weasel McWeasel
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I probably came as close as anyone ever did, in Navy bootcamp. Some f*^&%&^%$^% (&*&%&$*^&^ dentist TRAINEE........his first DAY on the job, I am guessing.........

a pair of PLIERS----------I kid you NOTTTTTTTT--------

and more BLOOD than I have ever seen in my LIFE------all of it.........MINE.

They literally had to CARRY me back to my bunk, where I did not twitch another muscle for 2 whole days........loss of blood.

I have always wanted to find that dentist.........and return the favor.


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