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flap of skin over wisdom tooth

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Operculum: Yes, it is perfectly normal.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes, but: Yes, but food can get caught under the flap. Impossible to clean well. Can lead to problems in tooth next to wisdom tooth. For best results, make sure ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Wineman
40 years experience Dentistry
Erupting tooth tissu: Without looking at you clinically, the tissue could be hyperkeratotic tissue secondary to either trauma from the opposing tooth, or simply pericoronit ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
13 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Tooth pain in the lower jaw can radiate up the side of the head and can even affect your balance. See a dentist asap. The tooth most likely needs to b ... Read More
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Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Yes: Your tooth is in your head and the pressure, infection, pain from the tooth can affect many nerves. If there is infection , it can spread , including ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Not correct: At 58 the last of your teeth should have erupted >40 years ago. It's important that you see a dentist or oral surgeon immediately for an examinati ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wineman
40 years experience Dentistry
Eruption pain: When a wisdom tooth is trying to erupt, the area behind the second molar can become tender or even painful. This is called pericornitis. Anti inflamma ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Good question: The surgeon who will be performing the procedure should be the one you are asking. Teeth can be extracted with and without sedation. Your boyfriend sh ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
OTC Pain Meds: That little flap of tissue is called an operculum, and it often indicates that there may not be enough room in your mouth for that tooth. See your loc ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Parasthesis: One of the risks of any surgery is parasthesia (numbness). The time to address this is immediately post-surgical. 10 years out is a bit late. Advise c ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
See dentist: This is not skin growth but probably granulation tissue. This will bleed easily. Probably needs attention . See the dentist other wise will continue t ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Needs attention: You can't let this rest without treatment. You have a facial infection starting in the wisdom tooth root which can spread rapidly and be very painful ... Read More
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