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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Best to be : Evaluated by a dentist. Once an exam and appropriate x-rays are taken a more definitive diagnosis and aporopriate treatment recomnendations can be re ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Unknown: It may not rupture at all, but spread between the muscles. Please see the surgeon who extracted the tooth for further guidance.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
See your surgeon: If you have an abscess, an accumulation of infected material, it requires treatment. Please return to the General Dentist or Oral Surgeon who removed ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Hard to say...: The situation needs to be physically seen and evaluated by a local dentist. Please call for an appointment.
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See oral surgeon: Every case is different. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
42 years experience Dentistry
Depends on condition: you can expect to have some swelling and discomfort that is managed by antibiotics and pain meds. Pre-med with antibiotics is recommended.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Surgical Consult: Speak with a local oral surgeon who can examine you and your partially impacted tooth. Once the tooth is examined, a decision can be made as to what t ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Often you don't: Because an impacted wisdom tooth is typically under the gum tissue and is usually without symptoms. Radiographs are needed to determine if a tooth is ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Your wisdom teeth, impacted or no, will not make you tired.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Kumar
7 years experience Anesthesiology
Days to weeks: Symptoms of pain and fullness in the affected region usually subside in a few days with appropriate pain medications, but the actual healing of the gu ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Impacted wisdom: If you have infected impacted wisdom teeth, they need to be removed. Antibiotics will only alleviate the symptoms temporarily. If the pain is due ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
$200 - $1000: The cost depends on how difficult the tooth will be to extract. If the tooth has erupted, it will cost less to extract than if it is still under the ... Read More

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