A 48-year-old member asked:
does it hurt very much to drill into a wisdom tooth?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
No if numb: Proper local anesthetics takes care of that.;.
5228 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dentistry 29 years experience
Wisdom teeth: Unless the wisdom tooth has had a root canal, there is likely to be discomfort. Your dentist will recommend local anesthetic to be administered prior to the procedure. That being said. There are alternate procedure such as air abrasion and laser tx which may not require anesthetic
5226 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Endodontics 44 years experience
Great advice: My collegue gave you great info.
In addition, wisdom teeth can be more sensitive and harder to anesthetize because they can, anatomically have extra nerves going to them, . An experienced dentist understands this and can numb accordingly.
5224 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 35-year-old member asked:
Is wisdom tooth soreness normal?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 26 years experience
Yes: Wisdom teeth can hurt when they are erupting. The pain can usually be eased with tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprophen. If you don't get relief with these medications, see your dentist because you may need to have them extracted. If you tooth is already erupted and you have pain, you could have a fracture or a cavity.
5510 viewsReviewed Jan 2, 2019
A 39-year-old member asked:
Does it hurt when using a dental ultrasonic scaler?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Cosmetic Dentistry 35 years experience
Possibly...: If your gums are inflamed you may be sensitive to the ultrasonic scaler..... In some situations the mouth can be anesthetized prior to this procedure.
5454 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 35-year-old member asked:
Is it normal to have my tooth hurt after a pulpotomy?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Yes for a short time: It is normal to feel some pain for a few days after a pulpotomy. If pain persists or is very severe you should return to your dentist.
5450 viewsAnswered Apr 12, 2020
A 33-year-old female asked:
Part of my wisdom tooth came out and it looks rotted it doesn't hurt do I need to c dentist?
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 41 years experience
YES!!!!!: Teeth are like icebergs and most of your tooth is below the surface. You need to have a radio-graph of the area the tooth broke off from to make sure it is completely gone and that there is no infection, tooth remains, or cystic tissue left behind. If there is a draining infection there may be no pain at this time but you need to see a dentist.
5386 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 34-year-old member asked:
Can it hurt to get a tooth filed down?
4 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 54 years experience
It shouldn't: Filed down for a filling, crown or a simple bite adjustment? More information would be helpful. For a bite adjustment the amount removed is minimal. For all restorative treatment you can be given local anesthesia if necessary.
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Last updated Apr 12, 2020
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