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I have 6 wisdom teeth. What does this mean?

I have 6 wisdom teeth. What does this mean?

Supernumerary Teeth: We usually have four third molars or wisdom teeth as they are called. Some individuals may have an extra tooth or teeth anywhere in the upper or lower jaws, often referred to as a supernumerary tooth. If the tooth is adjacent to a wisdom tooth, some people refer to the extra tooth as an extra wisdom tooth. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more


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What is the likeliness of having 6 wisdom teeth?

What is the likeliness of having 6 wisdom teeth?

Low but possible: Low but possible. I have patients with 8 wisdom teeth. For best results, see an oral surgeon for wisdom teeth ...Read more

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Today is day 6 after wisdom teeth extraction I used the syringe For the first time and this scab looking thing came out is it bad?

Today is day 6 after wisdom teeth extraction I used the syringe For the first time and this scab looking thing came out is it bad?

Not necessary: Maybe a food particle. A blood clot that formed on the extraction site is vital to the healing process. To keep the clot intact, avoid touching the extraction site with your finger, tongue or toothbrush. you should carefully follow your dentist's instructions to prevent a dry socket. Rec.: call your dentist for post-op appointment. ...Read more

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Day 6, 4impacted wisdom teeth removal. Still can't close mouth all the way due to little lumps @ the back of my mouth (swollen gum?). Is this normal?

Day 6, 4impacted wisdom teeth removal. Still can't close mouth all the way due to little lumps @ the back of my mouth (swollen gum?). Is this normal?

It is not normal: Wisdom teeth. It was a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Your symptoms could be a serous problem. See your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment and treatment. ...Read more

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Should you have pain after 6 days of wisdom teeth removal?

Should you have pain after 6 days of wisdom teeth removal?

It depends: Some wisdom can be extremely difficult to remove, beside opening the gums they can involve grinding bone and jaw structure, it may take a week or 2 for things to settle down, you need to check with your dentist and follow his or her instructions. Stay well. ...Read more

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Would it be possible to develop dry socket 6 hours after wisdom teeth removal?

Would it be possible to develop dry socket 6 hours after wisdom teeth removal?

Not usually: Dry socket is usually most common a day to several days after surgery. It is not impossible to have dry socket that quickly, though not highly likely. Could just be normal post-op pain and discomfort. ...Read more

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Is bleeding 6 days post wisdom teeth extraction alright?

Is bleeding 6 days post wisdom teeth extraction alright?

Possibly: Have the surgeon who extracted the tooth take a look. In the meantime, bite on a sterile gauze for 15 minutes to help control the bleeding. ...Read more

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What can I do about some irritation in one spot 6 days after wisdom teeth extractions?

What can I do about some irritation in one spot 6 days after wisdom teeth extractions?

Have surgeon post-op: Have surgeon check site for bone splinters or post-op infections. Some deep infections will be captured in closing socket following the extraction. Antibiotics may be needed. Bony pieces float out thru the gums near the surgical area like a splinter causing local irritations. These may fall out themselves or easily removed by the dentist. It would be a good idea to rinse with warm salt water. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a bad taste in mouth 6 days after wisdom teeth removal?

Debris in Sockets or: The socket in your jawbone can collect debris until it heals and fills in with bone covered by gum tissue. In the meantime, your oral surgeon should give you an irrigating syringe to squirt in the hole(s) to keep them clean. Could also be blood or possibly drainage/infection. Does it hurt? Getting better or worse? Any q's, see your dentist. ...Read more

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