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6 Wisdom Teeth
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
I had 6 wisdom teeth extracted. Soon after surgery, they gave me Amoxicillin same day, I been taking. yet still ended up with infection! now what?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
6 days after wisdom teeth extraction I can see a Black coloured hole where the wisdom teeth was. Is this a Dry Socket?
Not likely: If it has been six days you are most likely past the chance of getting a dry socket. The main causes of dry socket are a difficult extraction (a lot of tissue manipulation), excessive and heavy rinsing, smoking, and alcohol. If you tend to be anemic or have thin blood you are more prone to dry sockets and high impact exercise right after the extraction can jar the clot loose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im dying of starvation. 6 days after my wisdom teeth surgery. I don't want s dry socket. What do I eat?!?!?
My second molar feels loose and sore 6 days after my wisdom teeth surgery. Is this normal? And why?
Can be normal: You are probably missing the distal wall of bone on that second molar following the extraction. In addition, the act of extracting the wisdom tooth may have loosened up the second molar during the procedure. Everything should tighten up as the bone fills in and as the stress on the second molar subsides. Speak to your surgeon if after a couple of weeks you don't feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to eat less than 6 hours before my wisdom teeth surgery? I have to get it done today because this is my second appointment but I am hungry
The simple rule: It depends on the type of anesthesia as to if you can eat before your surgery or not. The simple rule is if you are going to be sedated for the procedure, you must have nothing in your stomach for 6 hours. The reason for this is that sedatives may cause the patient to vomit. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I still have bruising and it's been 6 days since my wisdom teeth removal surgery. Is that normal?
Im 21 year old male. Is it normal that 6 days after my wisdom teeth surgery that my second molar feels loose or sore? Why does it?
Sometimes: During wisdom tooth extraction there can be pressure placed on the tooth next to the wisdom tooth. This can cause it to feel sore afterwards. The trauma from an extraction can make things sore. Talk to the. Dentist that did your extraction about this and they can better answer your question for your particular case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer