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A 33-year-old male asked:

impacted wisdom teeth, causing bad breath, smelly floss & swelling gums sometimes. what should i do?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Extraction: What more do you need to tell you that these babies need to be extracted. Will only get worse, so you take control and schedule the evaluation with the Oral Surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. Good Luck.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Infection: Immediate treatment required. Call Oral Surgeon, a wisdom tooth specialist, for proper Rx.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Wisdom teeth: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned, causing bad breath, welling gums and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures. See your dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation and x-rays.

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If my baby was exposed to hand, foot, and mouth syndrome, when will she show symptoms?

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How common is it to have sinus pressure after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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Possible: It is possible to feel sinus pressure after having an upper wisdom tooth removed, but it doesn't usually feel that way. Contact your oral surgeon or dentist to make sure that you don't have an infection, or a sinus communication. Follow up today.
A 54-year-old male asked:

Pain in leg vains and swelling painfull to the touch?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Phlebitis & others: Pain and inflammation of the leg veins is called phlebitis. When this occurs it can be painful to the touch. The worrisome condition for which you need to get checked is a blood clot (deep venous thrombosis, dvt). This can be checked with a duplex ultrasound of your leg veins to make sure there is flow that is not blocked by a clot in your vein. There are many reasons for swelling so get checked!
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A 24-year-old female asked:

Around my aunt eye there is some swelling , some pain , itchy. The pain level is a 5 on a scale 1-10 . Should we be concerned ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
See an eye doctor: Swelling and pain around the eye may be caused by an infection. If left untreated, it can potentially get into the eye socket and even the brain. Your aunt should be evaluated by an eye doctor immediately.

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