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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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Will teeth shift after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Not usually: Unless you are missing other teeth as well; or your bite is unstable; or your have periodontally involved teeth which would have shifted anyway. ...Read more

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Would TMJ get worse after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Would TMJ get worse after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Wide opening: When wisdom teeth are removed, the mandible (lower jaw) is stretched out wider than usual for the dentist/oral surgeon to extract the teeth. Depending upon the removal process (surgical or not, ) the duration of the procedure may also affect the muscles/tmj complex. I would see the dr. Who removed the teeth asap. ...Read more

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'my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

'my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

Teeth pain after o/s: Frequently the adjacent teeth to the wisdom teeth will feel sore for a few days after surgery. Very normal. If you have severe pain, return to your oral surgeon for an post op check. ...Read more

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Will getting root canaled teeth pulled painful?

Will getting root canaled teeth pulled painful?

Very similar to : other tooth extraction. However, in some cases a root canal treated tooth is harder to extract. Since there is no blood supply tot the tooth, the tooth tends to get brittle over time. In any case you will be anesthetized, so you won't feel anything Follow all instructions the dentist gives you to help preventing future complications. Good luck ...Read more

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Will getting my wisdom teeth pulled help my teeth straighten?

Will getting my wisdom teeth pulled help my teeth straighten?

No: Teeth want to erupt and to move forward to compensate for the wear our stone-age ancestors gave their teeth that we don't. Removing wisdom teeth does not cause crowded front or side teeth to spontaneously straighten, nor does it provide room to straighten teeth. Separate issues. See a qualified orthodontic specialist for evaluation and explanation. ...Read more

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Will wisdom teeth grow back after having them pulled out?

Will wisdom teeth grow back after having them pulled out?

No*: *An individual who has undergone the removal of their wisdom tooth may on rare occasion find another tooth developing in the site of the extracted wisdom tooth. One possible cause could be that there may have been a supernumerary (extra) tooth that was not visible on the x-ray or at the time of surgery that was not removed, and is now developing into a visible tooth. ...Read more

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Can i brush teeth vigorously after wisdom teeth removal?

Can i brush teeth vigorously after wisdom teeth removal?

Brushing "Wisdom": First week, avoid adjacent molars to surgical sites. If you have an ultrasonic toothbrush, then as you approach the last molars shut it off. Gentle rinsing and gentle brushing for a week. Then resume as normal and expect some tenderness. ...Read more

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Can I get dry socket after wisdom teeth removal?

Can I get dry socket after wisdom teeth removal?

Yes: A dry socket can occur with the removal of any tooth, although in my practice, it is quite rare with removal of teeth in the upper jaw. Smoking, vigorous rinsing, spitting and drinking through a straw should be avoided immediately postop as these actions may increase the risk of dislodging the blood clot. ...Read more

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Why im having fever after wisdom teeth extraction?

Why im having fever after wisdom teeth extraction?

Tooth extraction: is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. It is normal to have slight fever. Pain and swelling 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. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Do teeth straighten out after removing wisdom teeth?

Do teeth straighten out after removing wisdom teeth?

Tooth movement: After removal of wisdom teeth, it is highly unlikely that you will develop a perfect smile without orthodontic support. Any malocclusion you have before will remain after the surgery. However you can get braces at any age. Orthodontic consults are usually complimentary. ...Read more

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Preventing vomiting after getting wisdom teeth out?

Preventing vomiting after getting wisdom teeth out?

Why vomiting?: R u taking a painkiller or antibiotics you are allergic to? Why are you vomiting? Either you have to check your meds and call your dentist to make the change or maybe you are swallowing blood or have the gauze in your mouth pushed too far back in your throat that is making you gag and vomit. Please call your dentist because it is not normal to vomit after extractions. ...Read more

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Receiving my wisdom teeth pulled out tomorrow morning.. Any tips?

Receiving my wisdom teeth pulled out tomorrow morning.. Any tips?

Follow instructions: Your dentist or surgeon may have provided you with preoprative instructions that you should read and follow, especially if you are to be sedated. Rest well and get a good night of sleep before your appointment. ...Read more

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After getting my wisdom teeth extracted, why are some of my front teeth numb?

After getting my wisdom teeth extracted, why are some of my front teeth numb?

Nerve issue: The nerves to the upper front teeth run along the nasal floor and drop to the teeth through a small foramen behind them so it would be hard to injure these nerves with wisdom teeth extraction. The nerves to the lower front teeth pass through the lower jaw and can be close to wisdom teeth and be damaged. ...Read more

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Should i get my impacted wisdom teeth extracted?

Should i get my impacted wisdom teeth extracted?

Depends: Whether or not you should or should not have your impacted teeth removed will depend upon your symptoms if any, your age, position and development of the impacted teeth, whether or not they have associated pathology or causing or contributing to problems with adjacent teeth or structures. Every patient is different and should have a rational reason for the removal of an impacted tooth. ...Read more

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Afraid to get wisdom teeth pulled?

Afraid to get wisdom teeth pulled?

Means you are normal: If you were to survey people, the majority would answer that they are nervous and/or apprehensive about having wisdom teeth removed. A consultation and frank discussion with your dentist should hopefully provide you with answers and sedation options to decrease your fear. Your dentist may also choose to refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for additional options for sedation. ...Read more

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Can getting braces, maybe when my wisdom teeth erupt, hurt?

Can getting braces, maybe when my wisdom teeth erupt, hurt?

Separate issues: Unless for some unusual reason the orthodontics are applying pressure to the wisdom teeth, no. The 3rd molars are rarely involved with orthodontic appliances, and any discomfort from the eruption of them into the oral cavity is a separate issue from orthodontia. If the timing is coincident, the discomfort will be again separate, and likely more from the braces. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why is my TMJ worse after wisdom teeth removal?

Why is my TMJ worse after wisdom teeth removal?

Wide opening: When wisdom teeth are removed, the mandible (lower jaw) is stretched out wider than usual for the dentist/oral surgeon to extract the teeth. Depending upon the removal process (surgical or not, ) the duration of the procedure may also affect the muscles/tmj complex. I would see the dr. Who removed the teeth asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


Dr. Katharine Cox
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more