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Drool, Brittannia

Several of our dog's incisors were starting to come loose, so our vet recommended pulling between 3-5 of them. Today was surgery day, and they ended up pulling 8 teeth! I'm not so much concerned about the aesthetics, but should we be worried about anything in particular with him having lost almost all of his front teeth? [more inside]
posted by tonycpsu on Aug 27, 2014 - 11 answers

Help me actually achieve a good chicken stock

How can I actually make a good soup/general use stock? I feel like I've tried a whole bunch of different recipes and none have ever been better than Swanson's from a box. Seriously I've made it 15+ different times, both chicken and veal. I'm pretty handy in the kitchen and can do most everything else, but not this, help me! [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Mar 14, 2014 - 38 answers

Why do I feel so sad, post wisdom tooth extraction?

I had a wisdom tooth extracted yesterday, surgically with IV sedation. I was very very nervous, but it went fine, and today the pain is under easy control from paracetamol. However, I feel not just completely drained (which is, I guess, understandable given how tense I was yesterday and the small physical trauma) but unusually sad. I can't remember the procedure due to the sedation, and I feel weirdly like I'm missing a bit of time that I shouldn't be. I feel ashamed that I was so nervous beforehand. But more than that I just feel so sad about nothing I can put my finger on. I take lofepramine for depression, which is generally pretty well under control. Would any of the drugs I might have been given yesterday counteracted it? Has anyone else experienced this?
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2013 - 17 answers

Can I see an oral surgeon about wisdom teeth before deep cleaning?

Do I need to get my teeth deep cleaned before seeing the oral surgeon? [more inside]
posted by Danila on Nov 19, 2013 - 12 answers

Bye bye Kitty teeth, hello Cat that hates me?

Mrs Binkleton aka Binky is a glorious tuxedo cat with a huge problem...... she has terrible Stomatitis and has to have a full tooth extraction next week. [more inside]
posted by JenThePro on Sep 17, 2013 - 24 answers

Tooth Extraction Questions

Need help with concerns about tooth extraction scheduled for tomorrow morning. [more inside]
posted by anon.sock.puppet on Apr 4, 2013 - 21 answers

Should I get teeth extracted, or do I keep them?

My orthodontist wants me to get rid of 4 premolar teeth before giving me braces. Googling tells me this is very common, but is it just an easy fix for them, or really a basic part of the process? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Mar 4, 2013 - 34 answers

Extracting/Disposing of Methyl Mercury (methylmercury) from Canned Tuna

How can I extract/rid of methylmercury out of canned Tuna? I bought a ton, and just realized I should have went with canned salmon. There HAS to be an easy way to at least cut down on the Hg content... right? [more inside]
posted by JamesBlakeAV on Dec 22, 2012 - 26 answers

Wisdom tooth words of warning?

I'm 34, and currently have all my wisdom teeth, but one broke over the summer and got an infection a while back. I'm on heavy duty antibiotics now to minimize that and the extraction is scheduled for Friday morning. My regular dentist will be doing the procedure, and it sounds as though I'll just be getting a local anaesthetic. He said I wouldn't even need someone to drive me to the appointment, though I probably will, just to be on the safe side. What else should I know before going into this?
posted by peppermind on Oct 30, 2012 - 32 answers

What's it like to live next to a hydrofracking site?

I'm looking for stories about hydrofracking. Specifically, for stories about how a drilling company obtains leases and commences operation, and how it manages its relationships with the locals. Ideally I'd like stories from the perspective of neighbors and people in the local community where they have operated, but stories from the drilling company side would be interesting, too. [more inside]
posted by gauche on Sep 13, 2012 - 12 answers

What's the best of three unappealing options?

I will be having a root canal soon, but the dentist has told me that the damage to the tooth may not be treatable by the root canal, and that other action may be necessary. He's given me a few options to consider, and has asked me to pick one. [more inside]
posted by smilingtiger on Apr 17, 2012 - 18 answers

Can I board a plane 24 hours after I get my wisdom tooth removed?

Have any of you flown on an airplane the day after you got a wisdom tooth removed? My oral surgeon says it'll be fine, but I'm nervous. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Feb 16, 2012 - 22 answers

If I ignore it, it might go away, right? Periodontist in NYC required (or maybe not???)

Can anyone recommend a good periodontist in NYC? Do I even need a periodontist? [more inside]
posted by bquarters on Jan 12, 2012 - 10 answers

Why do the cut this prisoner's clothes off?

Why is this prisoner stripped naked during extraction from his cell? (Possible NSFW video inside.) [more inside]
posted by thehandsomecamel on Jan 3, 2011 - 11 answers

The measles that keep measling

I have blackheads on my nose that won't go away. Help! [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jul 20, 2010 - 19 answers

What is recovery like when a dog has teeth extracted?

Our beloved nine year old part Poodle part Shitzoo (sp?) will be getting his back molars extracted because of severe gingivitis and infection. The vet said anywhere from ten to twelve will be extracted. What can we expect regarding recovery? Will he be in considerable pain for a long time? [more inside]
posted by cleo on Jul 5, 2010 - 12 answers

Safe OTC and Homeopathic treatments for use after wisdom teeth removal.

You are not my doctor or my dentist, but what over the counter and homeopathic products are reasonably safe to use after wisdom tooth extraction? [more inside]
posted by kscottz on May 15, 2010 - 11 answers

Pore Me

Ouch! Is pore extraction good for my skin? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Mar 20, 2010 - 5 answers

never trust anyone with bad teeth

I have a carny mouth. Should I get dental insurance before I decide to take care of it? No pain, but several cavities and a few teeth (including two wisdom teeth) have been rotting and falling apart for several years. 4-6 years ago, a dental school said that it would cost 4-5 thousand dollars and take 3-4 visits to fix. That doesn't include getting them whitened or anything cosmetic. Today, one of my molars broke in half and I swallowed it with some wasabi trail mix. That tooth only had a little speck of a cavity yesterday. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2009 - 19 answers

Help my gum sockets stop itching (or at least itch a bit less)

How can I calm my itchy wisdom tooth sockets? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Feb 19, 2009 - 10 answers

Please reassure me about dental bridges!

My husband will be getting a couple of dental bridges and I am looking for reassurance and advice. [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Feb 12, 2009 - 12 answers

How can I extract scents from things?

How do I extract scents? [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Jan 16, 2009 - 10 answers

How do I extract the URLs from a web page?

What's the fastest and simplest way of extracting the URLs from a html file? [more inside]
posted by storybored on Jul 30, 2008 - 11 answers

time to start learning the banjo?

Should I keep fighting, or pull this tooth out? [more inside]
posted by vodkaboots on Jun 3, 2008 - 11 answers

6 year old needs to have his tooth extracted. Any advice?

My 6 year old needs to have a tooth extracted for medical reasons tommorrow. Any tips/advice that my wife and I can use to ease the anxiety pre-pull? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Apr 11, 2008 - 27 answers

Mmm, blood jelly...

Dentistry Filter: You are not a dentist; if you are, you are not my dentist. It being Sunday, though, and my surgeon being out of the office, I've got a question about my recent extractions. Rather unpleasant descriptions inside. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on Jun 10, 2007 - 12 answers

Post wisdom teeth extraction problems

Seeking advice regarding Wisdom tooth extraction complications. [more inside]
posted by crack on May 24, 2007 - 4 answers

How to extract relevant terms from text?

How can I extract relevant terms from big chunks of text in a similar style to the Yahoo Term Extraction API? [more inside]
posted by dasfreak on Mar 1, 2007 - 5 answers

How do I get everything off of a CD?

I want to make sure that the next time I rip my CD collection is the last time. What should I know? [more inside]
posted by reventlov on Dec 29, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me lose a tooth.

My teeth have been in disrepair for several years now, and I've been saving my money for nearly as long to have them extracted (and replaced by dentures) en masse. Unfortunately, I discovered yesterday that at least one tooth has grown impatient with that schedule. [more inside]
posted by The Confessor on Dec 13, 2006 - 11 answers

Relocated tooth

After having an impacted wisdom tooth removed over three weeks ago the adjacent molar seems to have relocated because it feels like it's more elevated now and I can no longer bite down completely (there's also some sensitivity). [more inside]
posted by zinegurl on Oct 22, 2006 - 5 answers

Tips for recovery from tooth extraction?

Care to share your tips for coping post-tooth removal? [more inside]
posted by Dreama on Oct 16, 2006 - 20 answers

How do I extract website content for translation?

How do I extract content of a website (including images and alt -tags) for translation into different languages? [more inside]
posted by Botunda on Mar 24, 2006 - 12 answers

Two states side by side, with amoxycilin 3 times per day in peace and security until finished.

How long must I abstain from exercise after a tooth extraction? [more inside]
posted by rschram on Nov 17, 2005 - 8 answers

Extracting Wisdom

Extracting Wisdom: I've been putting it dodging it for years, but it's looking (and feeling) like I'm going to have to get my wisdom teeth pulled. I do have insurance, but I have to go to a specific provider - a provider I've never actually been to before. Any advice on questions I should ask or things I should look for? Is one oral surgeon as good as another or should I shop around and/or pay extra if needed?
posted by aladfar on Jun 7, 2004 - 24 answers

How can I get the sound files out of a Playstation game?

Any idea where/how I can get the sound files out of a PlayStation game? Specifically, I want Phil Hartman's voice clips from Blasto. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Irontom on Dec 15, 2003 - 4 answers

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