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Black Wisdom Tooth
Painless : Having a wisdom tooth pulled is sometimes necessary. Before extraction, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If you are anxious, your dentist may use IV sedation that will prevent pain completely and make you sleep through the procedure. Anesthesia is the key. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It All Depends: All other answers are valid. However, I'd like to add that if the temp crown was recently placed while you're waiting for a permanent crown, the black coloration can be from bacteria getting through the temp crown. It's a result of not having a good seal with the temp crown and usually not a cavity. You commonly see this if the temp crown has been in place for some time where the seal is bad. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
See a dentist ASAP: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: If the tooth was erupted, it might be possible to straighten. While theoretically possible, a horizontally impacted tooth would have to be exposed, brought into the mouth with a fixed orthodontic attachment, and then attempted to orthodontically bring into a proper alignment. Similarly impacted cuspids are sometimes brought into place this way, but not non-essential wisdom teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not easily: It means putting braces on all the other teeth for anchorage, surgically exposit the wisdom tooth and placing an attachment on the tooth, then gradually, over a very long time lifting the impacted tooth up into place. Most probably the best solution is to have the wisdom tooth removed before it causes damage. See an orthodontic specialist for an initial evaluation (often free) to find out more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medication : It is highly possible that whoever took your tooth out placed some medication in the socket to try and prevent a dry socket. Different medications are used and some have a bad or metallic taste. You should check with your surgeon and ask them if anything was placed in the socket. If nothing was placed have them check the socket for proper healing as debris may have collected causing the taste. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Irritation inflamation gum around wisdom tooth. Not impacted. Root canal on wisdom tooth vs extraction ! two extracted -- 1 root canal - lower rt?
Inflammation?: How long ago were your wisdom teeth removed? Where is the inflammation? Are you in any pain? Is the inflammation getting better, worse or staying the same? The answers will determine what, if anything needs to be done. See the dentist who removed your teeth for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a black wisdom tooth coming out from my mouth can this be the cause of swollen lymph nodes in the groin? not visible but feels smaller than pea
Not related: Try to see your dentist, good luck ...Read more
Get an exam: It is probably nothing to worry about but the only way to know for sure is to get a dental exam. Depending on your ethnicity, pigment patterns vary in oral mucosa and silver amalgam filings sometimes cause tattooing in adjacent skin. Get it looked at to be sure.. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
There's a black hole where my wisdom tooth is coming in and it's causing a great deal of pain and swelling on my left side of my jaw, what should I do?
I have had a black spot on my lower gum for about 6 months now where my wisdom tooth used to be ..my my wisdom tooth was pulled 9 years ago..
After removing stiches from the previous surgery(4 wisdom tooth), my both side of cheek have huge patch of blue black. And hurts too. What happened?
See an oral surgeon: Pain and swelling following dental extraction 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. It is not normal after 12 days to have pain. If pain persists or worsens, it may require attention and you should call your dentist or oral surgeon for follow up appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have filling in wisdom tooth but see several small black dots on the wisdom hidden beside cheek. No pain but i'm concerned with what it could be. Help?
See: Visit your dentist....Imposible to speculate wilthout seeing. Probably because it does not bother you it is of no consequence. Maybe was always there & now looking in that area of your mouth you saw something that made you curious. See your dentist for advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I found a small black dot on my gum behind my lower left wisdom tooth. It does not hurt or exert any pain. Please help! i see my dentist in 2 wks. ?
Black dot?: Since you have an appointment with your dentist coming up , i would have him check this area. I would not panic. If you go to your dentist regularly , I am sure he has checked this area before and this black dot could have been there and you just noticed it recently. It could be a number of things such ax staining (amalgam tattoo) , etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a black spot on my gum over my wisdom tooth it filled up with blood popped and now i have a red spot anything?
Had bottom right wisdom tooth removed with some bone on 8/1/18. Seeing a black "clot" looking thing on the cheek side of the incision. Is that normal?
Normal: Probably. But you're asking a computer contact rather than your surgeon, the person that knows your situation best. Post-surgical care is part of the service that you have paid for. Call your Oral Surgeon. He/she has had this question before. He/she may want to see you or just give you the appropriate advice. Call now. ...Read more
I had my bottom wisdom tooth removed 6 days ago and the dentist dos not stitch it. It is painful now then it was on the day, a throbbing pain. The hole it large and I can see black gunk in it. I'm not sure if it's food or what. I do smoke. Could you help
See Dentist: See the Dentist that did your surgery. Post-surgical care is part of the treatment your Dentist or Oral Surgeon is responsible for. Smoking WILL retard healing, so stop at least until you have healed (I don't have to tell you that you are risking your life by smoking). Please call your Dentist right away. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am growing my wisdom tooth and it theres something black in the wall of my mouth. When i eat, my wisdom tooth aches.
I got my wisdom tooth extracted on Wednesday morning and today is Friday. What is the black color/stuff on my wisdom tooth extraction site? Blood clot
Small spot on gum on top of gum where wisdom tooth uses to be, looks blackish red. No pain, no swelling or bleeding, and wasn't there yesterday.I don't smoke or drink. I'm 23 and have no sliver fillings. ?
Bruise: It is not uncommon after an extraction to have the tissue more vulnerable to minor trauma. Any chewing in the area could possibly traumatize it. So unless food was forced under the gum the area should heal well. Leave it alone but if it lasts start warm salt water rinses in the area. ...Read more