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How to know if wisdom tooth is growing

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom tooth CBCT: Cone beam ct (cbct) scan is becoming more and more common in dentistry. This is because cbct can give us a 3-d image of both hard and soft tissues in ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Extract: At your age it is unusual for a wisdom tooth to erupt fully. Get a consult from an oral surgeon for extraction.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
8 years experience Dentistry
Impacted: This is a horizontally impacted tooth. You should have it removed.
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Dental assessment: Your question got cut off. TO sort out what is going on here will require an examination of the mouth and may require consideration of X-rays re your ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Usually: It could cause periodontal (gum) problems, greater risk of decay, irritating your cheek, inability to close your mouth all the way, infection, etc. Ha ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
12 years experience Dentistry
Fully erupted?: If a wisdom tooth has enough room to come fully into the mouth, you can keep it. Most people don't have enough room though. Even if it is mostly in th ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Perhaps: Keep it clean with brushing even if it feels a little sore when you do. Rinsing with salt water (1 teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water will mak ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Impacted tooth: OTC pain meds. You really should consider having it extracted. It will never, ever erupt and it can only cause you problems.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
Oral surgeon: Any narcotic or otc medication is temporary relief .See an oral surgeon for best care.

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