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Can An Impacted Tooth Cause Ringing In The Ears
An impacted tooth is one that is for one of many reasons unable to erupt into the oral cavity: they may be vertical, horizontal, in bone, impacted in soft tissue (gum/gingiva), it may be due to local pathology i.e. Proximity to an extra tooth or undifferentiated mass of tooth like tissue or an "odontoma", it can be due to crowding, and usually it is a wisdom tooth that lacks ...Read more
Stuffy/ringing ear: An impacted tooth can cause pain that radiates to the ear or side of the face. Could also be that you have a sinus infection and the eustachian tube cannot be cleared leading to the stuffiness. Try an otc decongestant and pain medication to see if that helps. If not check with your dentist and or physician. ...Read more
How long can I wait to have an impacted tooth removed? Do i really even need to have it removed? Its not causing any pain. My dentist says its growing at an angle, so itll never come in normal. She wants to remove it as soon as possible. My friend has
Many impacted teeth will eventually cause problems with either infection, periodontal disease, or damage to adjacent teeth. However, these could take years to become a problem depending on the location of your specific teeth.
Removal earlier in life has a much better success and faster healing with less complication. Do not wait too long. ...Read more
An impacted tooth is a tooth that has not fully erupted into the mouth, and may be partially or totally covered by bone. Some teeth are vertically impacted and some are horizontally impacted.
Most impacted teeth are usually 3rd molars (wisdom teeth), but other teeth can also be impacted. ...Read more
Un-erupted tooth: An impacted tooth is one that is for one of many reasons unable to erupt into the oral cavity: they may be vertical, horizontal, in bone, impacted in soft tissue (gum/gingiva), it may be due to local pathology i.e. Proximity to an extra tooth or undifferentiated mass of tooth like tissue or an "odontoma", it can be due to crowding, and usually it is a wisdom tooth that lacks room or poor position. ...Read more
Prevention: If you have regular dental checkups with the appropriate x-rays that suggest an impacted tooth will eventually require removal, in most cases it is better to remove the tooth before you become symptomatic and before the roots are fully developed. ...Read more
Braces: Yes. Even if the tooth erupts, it probably will not come out correctly aligned and this could affect the bite. ...Read more
Post op pain: You may just be dealing with some aggressive post-operative pain associated with the difficult extraction. Impacted teeth tend to require the removal of bone and require more healing time than erupted teeth. If it's been over a week and there's still pain or more pain, contact your dental surgeon. ...Read more
That depends: On how deeply impacted the tooth is and what it's position is (horizontal, angled or vertical). Age also plays a role. The older one is, the longer it takes to come in. ...Read more
Call: Call the Surgeon. A reexamination may be in order. ...Read more
Can you tell me about how long will I need to have braces for after surgery for an impacted tooth?
If u have an impacted front tooth. Do they pull the tooth down or do u need an implant to replace the impacted tooth?
Both are possible.: Depending on the position and condition of the impacted tooth, pulling it down would involve exposing it and bonding a chain to move the tooth into proper position, along braces -- but you keep your own tooth. An implant would usually require extraction of the impacted tooth followed by placement of the implant and crown. This is a faster option, and likely cheaper, but you have a fake tooth. ...Read more
Tooth in bone: A bony-impacted tooth is a tooth that you cannot see when you look inside your mouth. This tooth is trapped in the bone underneath the gums. Wisdom teeth and upper cuspid teeth are the most common teeth to be bony-impacted. These wisdom are usually extracted. Cuspid teeth like this are usually exposed by oral surgery and then pulled down by a chain hooked to orthodontic braces. ...Read more
Not that simple: Bringing in an impacted tooth requires BOTH creating appropriate room for the tooth (Orthodontics) and Surgery to place the appropriate attachment in the right place on the tooth (Oral Surgery), attaching the tooth to the braces, and guiding it into place. See a qualified Orthodontic Specialist for guidance...this is a complex problem requiring careful specialty care. ...Read more
Impacted tooth: This can not be prevented. Your teeth grow with your body. Sometimes they are impacted and sometimes they are not. You should see a dentist to help determine if your impacted teeth need to be taken out. ...Read more
Impaction surgery: The removal of impacted tooth is a serious surgical procedure. Sedation dentistry is used to provide a safe, comfortable relaxing and anxiety-free experience for certain people receiving any dental treatment. Depending on your degree of fear or anxiety, different levels of sedation may be required include general anesthesia. Take care and have a comfortable experience. ...Read more
Surgery normal: The removal of an impacted tooth is not a simple one. Normally, the impacted tooth will need to be surgically exposed since it is covered by skin and/or bone. The surgeon can then remove the tooth, sometimes in sections. Most are done under sedation but not always necessary. It can be easier on patient. ...Read more
It can vary: An impacted tooth can be removed by any dentist, however oral surgeons generally have more training and experience with the more difficult impaction. The cost will depend on who you see, x-rays required, type of anesthesia provided, the level or complexity of the impacted tooth and where your surgery is performed (office or hospital). Medications are also an additional expense. ...Read more
During Orthodontic?: The most common time an unerupted tooth is dragged into the dental arch is an impacted cuspid or "eye tooth". There was a time when a gold chain was fixed around the impacted tooth and the chain attached to the orthodontic arch wire with an elastic. I woiuld be surprised to see a gold chain these days as modern alloys have additional benefits. More often a steel alloy bracket or button is bonded. ...Read more
I have an impacted canine I wanted to do the surgery and get the chain thing to pull down the impacted tooth, hw long will it tke to grow?
Teamwork 6-8 month: Your orthodontist and oral surgeon can work together with a combination of minor surgery to expose the tooth and an orthodontic bracket, to bring the tooth properly in alignment. Within 6-8 months, guided canine eruption may be achieved with sufficient attached gingiva. ...Read more
Which antibitic should I take if I think my wisdom impacted tooth is causinginfection--amoxicillin?
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