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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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Mouth (Definition)

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


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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?

Warm salt water: Rinse with warm salt water and see your surgeon to determine the source of irritation. Might be one of the sutures that he could easily remove. ...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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6 days after wisdom teeth extraction I can see a Black coloured hole where the wisdom teeth was. Is this a Dry Socket?

6 days after wisdom teeth extraction I can see a Black coloured hole where the wisdom teeth was. Is this a Dry Socket?

Probably not: The hole area may still be in the process of healing. Hard to say, though. Often, dry sockets exhibit pain and bad odors. If in doubt, get back to the dentist/oral surgeon whom extracted the tooth/teeth. ...Read more

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If i eat rice can that cause a dry socket? Its been 6 days since my wisdom teeth surgery.

If i eat rice can that cause a dry socket? Its been 6 days since my wisdom teeth surgery.

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 more

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Im dying of starvation. 6 days after my wisdom teeth surgery. I don't want s dry socket. What do I eat?!?!?

Im dying of starvation. 6 days after my wisdom teeth surgery. I don't want s dry socket. What do I eat?!?!?

Mangia !: Go ahead and eat... There was no need to starve yourself, just the use of common sense, like not disturbing the wound. At this stage you are probably well past the danger period, so go ahead and eat. ...Read more

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My second molar feels loose and sore 6 days after my wisdom teeth surgery. Is this normal? And why?

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 more

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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

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 more

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I still have bruising and it's been 6 days since my wisdom teeth removal surgery. Is that normal?

I still have bruising and it's been 6 days since my wisdom teeth removal surgery. Is that normal?

Normal: Ever have a black-and-blue mark that lasted a week or longer? You had surgery. Takes time to heal. Should be a little better every day. If concerned schedule a post-surgical reevaluation with your Surgeon. ...Read more

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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 more

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Can you get wisdom teeth at age six-teen?

Can you get wisdom teeth at age six-teen?

Yes: It is sometimes better to take them out while they are just forming. The roots have not fully developed. Without full development the procedure and healing time is faster. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have my wisdom teeth out 6 days ago can I smoke?

Quit???: If you haven't had any bleeding for a few days, it should be fine. ...Read more

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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