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Can an impacted wisdom tooth get better on its own?

Can an impacted wisdom tooth get better on its own?

Yes: Impacted only means that the tooth is not erupted. If it erupts and function, it will "get better on its own." but impacted does not mean it hurts. ...Read more

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Impacted Tooth (Definition)

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


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I know everyone is different, but how uncomfortable is it to get an impacted wisdom tooth removed while awake? Is it do-able?

I know everyone is different, but how uncomfortable is it to get an impacted wisdom tooth removed while awake? Is it do-able?

I have removed: Wisdom teeth for 32 years and can say that removal with local anesthic only is "do-able". However, many patients prefer sedation or general anesthesia for this surgery and some do not. The discomfort during the surgery should be zero either way. Discus these options with your surgeon and decide the best course for your specific situation. ...Read more

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Would an impacted wisdom tooth make you get trigeminal neuralgia?

Would an impacted wisdom tooth make you get trigeminal neuralgia?

No: Trigeminal neuralgia is a complicated condition affecting the trigeminal nerve. Although impact wisdom teeth can be located in close proximity to one branch of the trigeminal nerve, the two conditions are not directly related. Impacted wisdom teeth can however cause multiple symptoms through the head and neck region. See your local oral surgeon for an exam. ...Read more

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I have 1 horizontally impacted wisdom tooth. Will I need to get rid of all of them or just that one?

I have 1 horizontally impacted wisdom tooth. Will I need to get rid of all of them or just that one?

Impacted toothq: This is impossible to say without an examination of your mouth and seeing
the x-rays. It depends on where the wisdom are located, their angulation, how close they are to other teeth and nerves, how much bone is covering them, etc.
Ask your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Impacted wisdom tooth (btm)removed tuesday gone. Ino everyone is different with the healing process but how long should I wait to get other 3 removed? Ty

Impacted wisdom tooth (btm)removed tuesday gone. Ino everyone is different with the healing process but how long should I wait to get other 3 removed? Ty

Same time: It would have been wise to remove them all at the same time if you were contemplating removing all of them. Speak to your surgeon about removing the rest of them. ...Read more

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Do you get some bone removal in impacted wisdom tooth removal?

Do you get some bone removal in impacted wisdom tooth removal?

Sometimes: Most wisdom teeth that are impacted due to an abnormal position and/or partially covered or fully covered by bone will require removal of bone to allow their removal. ...Read more

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My impacted wisdom tooth was removed. My jaw near the said tooth sometimes get lock, and sometimes back to normal again. Should I see a doctor?

My impacted wisdom tooth was removed. My jaw near the said tooth sometimes get lock, and sometimes back to normal again. Should I see a doctor?

TMJ problem: Sounds like your jaw joint disk is locked out of position. He the oral surgeon who removed the tooth. He/she may confirm the diagnosis and refer you to a TMJ specialist. You may need a procedure to unlock the joint. ...Read more

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I have seen 4 oral surgeons. They said that the cyst and the impacted wisdom tooth are fine and I don't need to get asugery and to leave them, even though I have pain in the gums and palate. What should I do?

What are the causes?: Usually I always trust the oral surgeon since they know best about dentigerous cyst. You should ask them about the cause of the pain in the palatal gum. There must be an explanation given somewhere in the consultation. It would be very odd if there wasn't any thoughts given. ...Read more

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How would you know if you have an impacted wisdom tooth?

How would you know if you have an impacted wisdom tooth?

Ask your dentist: An impacted tooth is under the gum and bone, and you would need radiographs to see it. ...Read more

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Does the pain of an impacted wisdom tooth go away on its own?

Does the pain of an impacted wisdom tooth go away on its own?

That depends --: Sometimes it doesn't and things get worse including inability to open your mouth; and sometimes it resolves and then you go through bouts of flare-up and resolution. Best to be seen by your dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do I numb the pain from an impacted wisdom tooth?

How do I numb the pain from an impacted wisdom tooth?

Pain meds: Take some pain medications. However, see your dentist for an evaluation of your wisdom tooth. It may have to be extracted. ...Read more

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I have an impacted wisdom tooth on abscessed tooth. Help?

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 more

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How much can it cost to have an impacted wisdom tooth pulled out?

How much can it cost to have an impacted wisdom tooth pulled out?

$200 - $1000: The cost depends on how difficult the tooth will be to extract. If the tooth has erupted, it will cost less to extract than if it is still under the gums. The dentist will take an xray and give you an estimate before the procedure. Here's a tip: keep an ice cooler in your car with ice bags. Put them on your face as soon as you get in car. This will decrease swelling and pain. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can an impacted wisdom tooth cause neuralgia?

Can an impacted wisdom tooth cause neuralgia?

It's possible: Often depends upon extent of infection and or proximity to nerve bundles prior to extraction. ...Read more

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Would an impacted wisdom tooth lead to pain in the other teeth?

Would an impacted wisdom tooth lead to pain in the other teeth?

Yes: An impacted tooth can be the source of referred pain as well as a direct cause of pain with other teeth. A partially exposed impacted tooth adjacent to a tooth can be difficult to clean which can lead to gum problems and decay in the wisdom tooth as well as the adjacent tooth. An impacted tooth can also cause resorption/destruction of roots of adjacent teeth. ...Read more

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Help please! Is an impacted wisdom tooth making me dizzy and achy?

Help please! Is an impacted wisdom tooth making me dizzy and achy?

Unlikely: Unless the tooth has a severe abscess I don't think it would cause these symptoms. See your M.D. First and then have the tooth evaluted by your dentist. ...Read more

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I'm having an impacted wisdom tooth being removed-can't take vicodin?

I'm having an impacted wisdom tooth being removed-can't take vicodin?

Yes: You can take vicodin if you can, but if you are allergic there are many alternatives that your dentist can prescribe for you. ...Read more

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I have an impacted wisdom tooth and at the moment can't go to the dentist. What can I take for relief?

I have an impacted wisdom tooth and at the moment can't go to the dentist. What can I take for relief?

Impacted tooth: Sounds like you waited too long and it has finally caught up to you. You might get some relief from an antibiotic and anti inflammatory although I've seen multiple infected teeth not respond to simple antibiotics. These infections are often of a type that nothing shy of extraction gets you much relief. Incision and drainage can help but you'll have to see a doctor anyways. Sorry. ...Read more

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Good morning my son had an impacted wisdom tooth removed yesterday, he was given gauze. Is it ok to us the gauze on the operated area.?

Good morning my son had an impacted wisdom tooth removed yesterday, he was given gauze. Is it ok to us the gauze on the operated area.?

The gauze: Is used TEMPORARILY to stop the bleeding at the site of the extraction. Your son shouldn't need it 24 hours after the fact!! If he is still bleeding a call to the Oral Health Professional who did the extraction is indicated!

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can an impacted wisdom tooth cause dizziness and aches?

Can an impacted wisdom tooth cause dizziness and aches?

Yes!: Absolutely! Especially the lower ones. See your dentist to determine if this may be the cause of your vertigo. ...Read more

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I have an impacted wisdom tooth and my jaw is feeling numb. What do I do?

I have an impacted wisdom tooth and my jaw is feeling numb. What do I do?

Call your dentist: Pressure from the impaction appears to be causing your numbness. Call asap to avoid permanent damage. ...Read more

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Can an impacted wisdom tooth cause your jaw to keep cracking when you eat?

Can an impacted wisdom tooth cause your jaw to keep cracking when you eat?

Not really. ..: The cracking sound in your jaw is probably noise coming from your jaw joint in front of the ear. It occurs when your jaw slips across a cartilage band in the joint. This would be unrelated to your wisdom teeth unless pain around a wisdom tooth has caused you to change how or where you chew your food and this is aggravating the jaw joint. ...Read more

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Could a cyst with an impacted wisdom tooth (upper) ly on nerves and give nerve pain. Thankyou?

Could a cyst with an impacted wisdom tooth (upper) ly on nerves and give nerve pain. Thankyou?

A CBCT would show: A 3-d cone beam ct scan would show the extent of the cyst or granuloma (can't tell the difference without a biopsy), and if there was amy infringement on a nearby nerve. ...Read more

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Can an impacted wisdom tooth cause a stuffy/ringing sensation in ear?

Can an impacted wisdom tooth cause a stuffy/ringing sensation in ear?

Stuffy/ringing ear: An impacted tooth can cause pain that radiates tot he 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

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Is there damage to the jaw when getting an impacted wisdom tooth removed?

Is there damage to the jaw when getting an impacted wisdom tooth removed?

Jaw Damage: It is possible to have damage to the jaw, but that is rare. Normally during an extraction the oral surgeon or dentist will only remove bone that keeps the wisdom tooth from coming out on its own. After about 2 months the bone will fill in to the empty socket where the tooth was and any bone that needed to be removed. A few months later you won't be able to tell a tooth was even there. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have an impacted wisdom tooth taken out with just local anesthetic?

Is it okay to have an impacted wisdom tooth taken out with just local anesthetic?

Yes: It's probably the safest and easiest way to have it done. Nitrous oxide or conscious sedation are also alternatives, but local anesthesia is given at the same time as well... ...Read more

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One year ago had an impacted wisdom tooth removed. I still have numbness and pain. Surgeon say every things alright but it's annoying?

One year ago had an impacted wisdom tooth removed. I still have numbness and pain. Surgeon say every things alright but it's annoying?

Consequence: Parasthesia is sometimes an unfortunate consequence of 3rd molar surgery. Risk of parasthesia should have been reviewed with you before surgery. ...Read more

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I had an impacted wisdom tooth removed 5 days ago via local anesthetic. I have another 3 (no impact) wisdoms to come out, What's better local or general?

I had an impacted wisdom tooth removed 5 days ago via local anesthetic. I have another 3 (no impact) wisdoms to come out, What's better local or general?

Personal Preference: If you had an impacted wisdom tooth removed under local anesthesia and were comfortable during the procedure, you should do well with the removal of the other three under local anesthesia. Whether or not to choose a general anesthetic may depend upon the level of anticipated difficulty and any anxiety you may have now with multiple extractions being performed in one setting or multiple visits. ...Read more