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Doctor insights on: Decaying Wisdom Tooth Symptoms

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My left bottom wisdom tooth is decayed and needs to be removed. Should the top one that is healthy be removed too?

My left bottom wisdom tooth is decayed and needs to be removed. Should the top one that is healthy be removed too?

It depends: If the upper wisdom tooth has no caries or gum disease and still hits a lower molar, you should be able to retain it. If it does not hit a lower tooth, then extraction is usually recommended. However, at age 70 it is unlikely to supererupt enough to become a problem. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth has really bad decay, more that half has chipped/broken off will extraction still be possible like normal?

My wisdom tooth has really bad decay, more that half has chipped/broken off will extraction still be possible like normal?

Normal?: Any tooth can be extracted or removed. How difficult it is to remove depends upon many factors such as angle of tooth, position of adjacent teeth, amount of tooth structure left, vitality of tooth, age of patient, skill of surgeon, etc. It sounds like extraction is likely and advisable and best to be seen by an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a decayed wisdom tooth give vertigo?

Please tell me, could a decayed wisdom tooth give vertigo?

Possibly: An abscess near your upper molars can affect your sinuses and possibly your inner ear. Your inner ear has a fluid-filled structure that affects your balance. If the damage or pressure from the abscess is near this area, then you can possibly become lightheaded or unbalanced. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth is decayed and is it possible it makes my mouth smell?

My wisdom tooth is decayed and is it possible it makes my mouth smell?

Yes, but: There are many other possible causes as well. Even if you had a fresh smelling mouth, you need to repair or extract the wisdom tooth. Personally, I would care more about pain, swelling and spread of infection! ...Read more

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Can a decaying cracked wisdom tooth cause dizziness?

Can a decaying cracked wisdom tooth cause dizziness?

Decayed wisdom tooth: A decayed wisdom tooth is not likely to cause dizziness. You should see your ent doctor in the area so he can check out the dizziness. ...Read more

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I have hard lump behind my uvula what is it? Could it be related to my wisdom tooth which is decaying?

I have hard lump behind my uvula what is it? Could it be related to my wisdom tooth which is decaying?

Immed attn required: Get to an oral surgeon immediately to have this lesion evaluated & probably biopsied. If it is directly behind ur uvula, it may have nothing to do with wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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I have a hole in my back bottom wisdom tooth but there is no decay I am terrified of dentist can I get it filled without drill or needles?

I have a hole in my back bottom wisdom tooth but there is no decay I am terrified of dentist can I get it filled without drill or needles?

Fear of dentist: A dentist will be able to tell you your options for that tooth. Most wisdom teeth need to be pulled out. Dentistry has come along way and can be quite painless. Get the tooth checked out. ...Read more

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My lower left wisdom tooth is grossly decayed and broken off at gum line. How will the dentist remove it? Well it be easier or harder on me?

My lower left wisdom tooth is grossly decayed and broken off at gum line. How will the dentist remove it? Well it be easier or harder on me?

Oral Surgeon: An oral surgeon has years of experience and training to tackle these types of extractions. Don't fret, you will be just fine. It should be no different than extracting any other tooth. ...Read more

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Had a part of my gum grow over decayed wisdom tooth. Now the gum feels like food stuck in my teeth, but looks like a ball hanging & about to fall off.

Had a part of my gum grow over decayed wisdom tooth. Now the gum feels like food stuck in my teeth, but looks like a ball hanging & about to fall off.

See your dentist: This is called a pericoronal flap, and it is common over lower wisdom teeth. It is also an area for food entrapment and infection.
See your dentist or an oral surgeon to have either the tissue or the tooth removed. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth problem. Cant extract now. Tooth decay started. How should I maintain my teeth until I extract and fix the decay?

Wisdom tooth: You need to talk to your dentist about the wisdom tooth problem and follow his/her recommendation. If the tooth is erupted and functional then perhaps a filling may treat the problem. If extraction is needed do this asap since delay will only make the problem worse. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth is decayed can this be the reason why I keep getting a buzzing pain in my ear on the same side?

My wisdom tooth is decayed can this be the reason why I keep getting a buzzing pain in my ear on the same side?

Unlikely: Unlikely source of buzzing. See ENT doc for buzzing. See oral surgeon for wisdom tooth. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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I have ITP (105k), and need to extract a decayed wisdom tooth. When molar was extracted, took 2 hours and stitches to reduce bleed. Is this risky?

I have ITP (105k), and need to extract a decayed wisdom tooth. When molar was extracted, took 2 hours and stitches to reduce bleed. Is this risky?

Number is good: But not the sole factor, other routine precautions such as stopping drugs like blood thinners, aspirin, NSAIDs, etc., are important together with being fit for surgery anyhow. Ideally your dentist/dental surgeon should confer with your doctor before the procedure, good luck ...Read more

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I have a bad toothache & the wisdom tooth it's decayed and broken which is better to get root canal or extraction? Dentist gave me those 2 options

I have a bad toothache & the wisdom tooth it's decayed and broken which is better to get root canal or extraction? Dentist gave me those 2 options

Extraction: It's very rare to see someone in their later years that have wisdom teeth. They are typically hard to clean and difficult to work on. I would suggest an extraction and not spend the money on it. Unless your dentist has a very specific reason to keep it, I would recommend having it out. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Please tell me what symptoms of an infected wisdom tooth are?

Please tell me what symptoms of an infected wisdom tooth are?

Pain ; swelling: Most common symptoms of infected wisdom teeth are pain, swelling, sore lymph nodes under the lower jaw, feeling warm to the touch on the outside of the face, pain upon pressure on the affected area gum / tooth. ...Read more

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Why do some people are wisdom tooth and some do not have any? Are this born with it, primary symptom?

Why do some people are wisdom tooth and some do not have any? Are this born with it, primary symptom?

Genetic drift: Our stone-aged ancestors wore teeth down, so wisdom teeth were necessary replacements. We don't wear our teeth severely, and are faces are getting smaller over time, so Mother Nature started the natural selection process of congenitally missing teeth. Modern Dentistry has allowed us to get around a lot of these problems. See your Dentist for advice. ...Read more

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Can a cavity in the wisdom tooth make tmd symptoms worse?

Can a cavity in the wisdom tooth make tmd symptoms worse?

Probably not: I am assuming the wisdom tooth cavity is deep. If not the wisdom tooth should not be causing any pain from the cavity.
The two are not related but a person can feel like the pain is coming from the same area.
A dentist should be able to differentiate the two. ...Read more

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Does the growth of wisdom tooth influences in psychosis symptoms? And how much?

Does the growth of wisdom tooth influences in psychosis symptoms? And how much?

Coincidence: Both those teeth and Schizophrenia most often appear between 17 and 25 - so there's probably folklore about a connection. Almost certainly there is no actual physical connection. However, in a young adult facing the often terrifying emergence of psychosis any severe pain might be exaggerated to an extreme and even misinterpreted through the thinking disorder. How much can range from zero to lots. ...Read more

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Patch of cobblestoney whiteness/veins near wisdom tooth. Is this a symptom of a wisdom tooth about to protude out?

Patch of cobblestoney whiteness/veins near wisdom tooth. Is this a symptom of a wisdom tooth about to protude out?

Needs Examination: Any lesion that has not cleared up on its own within a two week period should be examined by a dentist or physician. Please call to make an appointment. It is hard to diagnose such problems over the internet. ...Read more

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My lower left wisdom tooth was extracted 7 days ago. Will the symptoms that I had such as difficult swallowing be gone? Will I recover?

My lower left wisdom tooth was extracted 7 days ago. Will the symptoms that I had such as difficult swallowing be gone? Will I recover?

Wisdom teeth: Your case sounds like the tooth was infected before it was removed. Difficulty swallowing is a red flag, and even with treatment, it takes time to heal. However, in these cases, no matter when that difficulty swallowing occurred, you must be followed closely for persistent or recurrent infection. When any airway or swallowing difficulties are present, you are best served by seeing an oral surgeon ...Read more

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Can trismus be a symptom of apparition of a wisdom tooth that doesn't have place in mouth?

Possibly: Infection and muscle spasm are the leading causes of trismus. Infection of a wisdom tooth can cause this.
Get to an oral surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs or medication to help heal tongue paresthesia from wisdom tooth removal after 3 months of symptoms?

Are there any herbs or medication to help heal tongue paresthesia from wisdom tooth removal after 3 months of symptoms?

Benfotiamine 600 mg: And a post-operative course of steroid treatment followed by a high dose of NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen 600 to 800 milligrams three times per day for 3-5 weeks). For more information ask your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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If a wisdom tooth is trying to come through but can't due to the back molars being there can this cause dizziness lightheaded? Had these symptoms.

Wisdom teeth: No. Impacted wisdom teeth are not likely to make you dizzy. They can be potentially painful and depending upon the level of impaction may lead to infection, but it is likely that your lightheadedness is from a different cause. Best to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the chances removing wisdom tooth will improve trigeminal neuralgia symptoms?

What are the chances removing wisdom tooth will improve trigeminal neuralgia symptoms?

Not likely: If it is a true trigeminal neuralgia, it will not respond to tooth extraction. However, if pain is due to diseased tooth, it will cure it. A cat scan of the area can sometimes show if the tooth is pressing on the nerve and if it does, or if the tooth is decaying, then an extraction will help. Otherwise, treatment of trigeminal neuralgia involves drugs, such as tegretol, baclofen, as well as botox. ...Read more

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I've had a rolling sharp pain in my jaw/cheek with similar symptoms as neurovascular orofacial pain, could it be my wisdom tooth or due to a nerve?

I've had a rolling sharp pain in my jaw/cheek with similar symptoms as neurovascular orofacial pain, could it be my wisdom tooth or due to a nerve?

Only one way: Only 1 way to find out. Seek consultation with your family Dentist or, preferably, a wisdom tooth specialist, an Oral Surgeon. There may be a lot more going on than just a wisdom tooth problem. Time to go find out. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wisdom tooth pain, swollen gums & cheek. What are these symptoms of?

I am experiencing wisdom tooth pain, swollen gums & cheek. What are these symptoms of?

Impacted teeth: It sounds like your wisdom teeth could be partially impacted, or covered with gum. You need to see your dentist or an oral surgeon asap to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Can a lower wisdom tooth that is fully through produce "allergy" symptoms? Gums inflamed &lymph under chin up&down, ear that side clogged, nose stuffy

Can a lower wisdom tooth that is fully through produce "allergy" symptoms? Gums inflamed &lymph under chin up&down, ear that side clogged, nose stuffy

Partly: An impacted lower wisdom teeth may get infected and cause the lymph node enlargement but one won'd expect it to affect the ears and nose. I agree with the other doctors that you likely suffer from allergy however. ...Read more

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How will wisdom tooth (s) extraction affect my overall lifestyle?

How will wisdom tooth (s) extraction affect my overall lifestyle?

What's your: Lifestyle? If you need to have your wisdom tooth (teeth) removed, discuss this issue with the surgeon who will be actually treating you. ...Read more