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Could the removal of wisdom teeth cause tinnitus?

Could the removal of wisdom teeth cause tinnitus?

No: No. I've never seen or heard of this in over 30 years of practice. However, if you cause or exacerbate a TMJ problem with wisdom tooth extraction, this can result in tinnitus. For best results, make sure your wisdom tooth procedure done by a board certified oral surgeon ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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Could an impacted infected wisdom tooth cause a bone infection of the skull?

Could an impacted infected wisdom tooth cause a bone infection of the skull?

It depends.: Simply being impacted may lead to pain but won't necessarily lead to infection, but if debris chronically accumulates around the gum near the tooth' it can then become infected. If this happens, or it becomes infected for other reasons, then infection can spread to the adjacent bone of the skull. It then becomes know as osteomyelitis. ...Read more

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Can horizontally impacted wisdom teeth cause ear aches and loss of hearing?

Can horizontally impacted wisdom teeth cause ear aches and loss of hearing?

Yes and (no?): Impacted teeth may cause referred pain, especially if there is inflammation or infection associated with them. I have never heard of nor believe that impacted lower wisdom teeth (and probably upper impacted wisdom teeth) can cause loss of hearing. I recommend that you discuss the removal of the wisdom teeth with an oral surgeon and your hearing loss with an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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What can cause wisdom tooth surgical or impacted?

What can cause wisdom tooth surgical or impacted?

Position: Position of tooth and available room for eruption. For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Do impacted wisdom teeth cause crowding and damage other teeth?

Do impacted wisdom teeth cause crowding and damage other teeth?

Possibly: Impact wisdom teeth probably do not cause crowding of the teeth in the front, because the wisdom teeth would need to push on the 2nd molar, 1st molar, 2nd premolar, 1st premolar, canine and the incisors. Some people believe the wisdom teeth do cause the crowding but people without the wisdom teeth can still get crowding in the front teeth. Sometimes the wisdom teeth cause damage to the 2nd molars. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tooth infections and of wisdom teeth growing?

What are the symptoms of tooth infections and of wisdom teeth growing?

Symptoms: Symptoms of tooth infection could be bad taste, swelling, pain, fever. Symptoms of erupting wisdom tooth could be swelling, pain, difficulty in biting down all the way, irritation to cheek. If the question is not hypothetical and you are have any one of those symptoms, see your dentist to find the cause of the problem. Good idea to see dentist for exam\x-rays anyway if it's been 6 months or more. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of tooth decay?

What are the main causes of tooth decay?

Bacteria and sugar: Decay germs eat sugar. They digest it and secrete acid. This acid disolves tooth structure and we call that decay. So, don't eat the sugar and clean really well and the decay rate drops. ...Read more

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What are common complications of a wisdom tooth extraction?

What are common complications of a wisdom tooth extraction?

See Below: There are many possible complications from a wisdom tooth extraction but I would not really call them 'common'. Mild to moderate pain and swelling are not really complications but are considered normal with certain extractions. Some complications are nerve damage, dry socket, infection. ...Read more

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Can top wisdom teeth cause pain in roof of mouth?

Can top wisdom teeth cause pain in roof of mouth?

If infected: Infected or impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain in the roof of the mouth. See your dentist. ...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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What is cause of swollen gum behind wisdom tooth?

What is cause of swollen gum behind wisdom tooth?

A few things: Infection, stuck food, cyst, tumor. Best bet is to see a board certified oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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Will an impacted wisdom tooth produce inflammation of the parotid gland?

Will an impacted wisdom tooth produce inflammation of the parotid gland?

Not usually.: You woudd have to have a major facial infection from the tooth to involve the parotid. Most if not all wisdom tooth problems are localized. ...Read more

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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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Can an partially impacted wisdom tooth cause face numbness?

Can an partially impacted wisdom tooth cause face numbness?

Not usually: I have seen infected wisdom teeth rarely cause numbless, mostly of the lower lip. This is rare however. See your doc or an oral surgeon to assess facial numbness. ...Read more

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Are there stages of nerve recovery after damage caused by lower wisdom tooth removal?

Are there stages of nerve recovery after damage caused by lower wisdom tooth removal?

Yes: A damaged nerve can regenerate after wisdom tooth extraction, but it will take time. Sometimes, if it is going to come back, it can take several months. Sometimes it doesn't recover. Give it time. ...Read more

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Swollen cheek impacted wisdom tooth and cyst, pain in side of palate?

Swollen cheek impacted wisdom tooth and cyst, pain in side of palate?

Wisdom tooth: The answer you are probably expecting is to see yor dentist or an oral surgeon and schedule to have wisdom teeth removed. Based on your description you should probably be on antibiotics as soon as possible. You will feel much better once the teeth are removed and this will no longer be something you have to worry about. ...Read more

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What is another treatment solution of pus gum aside of root canal and tooth extraction?

What is another treatment solution of pus gum aside of root canal and tooth extraction?

See your DDS: The cause for your condition is not clear from your question. When prescribing a treatment, the etiology for the infection must be known. It would be best for you to attain a proper diagnosis from you dentist and then apply the best treatment for the condition. See your dds. ...Read more

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What are some risk factors of wisdom teeth extraction?

What are some risk factors of wisdom teeth extraction?

Several: The most common are pain, bleeding, and nerve damage. But remember, there may be significantrisk factors in not removing your widsom teeth as well. To determine your specific situation, see your general dentist or oral surgeon for a thorough discussion. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of wisdom teeth coming in?

What are the symptoms of wisdom teeth coming in?

Headache and jawpain: Pericornitis (painful wisdom teeth) includes swelling of gums, biting your cheek, pain on the face around the ear, difficulty opening, and tight muscles. Take over the counter pain relievers and apply ice pack to side of face. Visit the dentist as soon as possible to evaluate for extraction. ...Read more

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