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Compacted Wisdom Tooth
Manageable : With proper administration of anastasia, be it general or local , the removal procedure can be painless . Post treatment pain management can be controlled to a mild level with proper pain medications . Further , following your surgeons post operative care instruction carefully is important . Depending on the extraction type , erupted , soft tissue or boney removal will also be a factor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
That depends: If they are bothering you and/or have an infection than the only way to solve this problem is to have them removed. As this can be complicated in an adult you must have this done by an oral surgeon, not a general dentist. If they do not bother you and do not show signs a cysts forming upon radiographic exam, than leave then alone. Your dentist and/or oral surgeon should be able to guild you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
OTC and DDS: You will need to see your dentist in order to determine whether or not the tooth needs to be removed. Actually, it may be an adjacent tooth that in fact is causing the problem. Only a dentist after an examination and an x-ray or two can determine the cause of your pain. In the meantime, take some advil, motrin, aleve or what you would normally take for a headache. Salt water rinses may also help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it normal for a wisdom tooth coming in to become inflamed and make face swell? What signs indicate immediate removal is necessary?
Facial Cellulitis.: Facal Cellulitis or swelling of the face and pain in the wisdom tooth area are indicators. Not all wisdom teeth will become inflamed and make the face swell. If your wisdom tooth develops tooth decay or is impacted it will become inflamed from the bacteria in the mouth surrounding the tooth under the gums. Periodic xrays can diagnosis the problem before it occurs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually after 24-48: Hours you can begin to eat more normally. After wisdom tooth surgery i tell my patients to stay with liquids and very soft food for 24 hours and then move into your regular diet over the next few days. You may read my detailed oral surgery post op suggestions at www.Drleehinson.Com and go to post operative section. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Growing wisdom teeth is normal. It may go along with pain and discomfort or it may be painless (like mine). You don't really need them for chewing. They are hard to take care of and may rotten fairly easily because of that. Sometimes they are removed with the scope of prevention of caries. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Insufficient space: Not enough room for a tooth to erupt and be maintained can lead to many problems including decay, periodontal disease or crowding. Wisdom teeth can have a greater incidence of cyst formation associated with them as well so regular monitoring is appropriate. This does not mean that all should be removed. Pain during the eruption process is common and can last for several weeks intermittently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Any tooth may be a simple or more involved to extract. Wisdom teeth in general are more involved in nature simply because they are commonly erupting in an abnormal direction and partially encased in bone. So as your doctor how involved the extraction will be. Some doctors offer various sedation techniques to help make the process easier. Be sure to adhere to your post op instructions afterward. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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