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What to do if I have over erupted tooth in my upper jaw, is it possible to save it?

What to do if I have over erupted tooth in my upper jaw, is it possible to save it?

Maybe: Without being able to see and examine your tooth, it is impossible to answer this question definitively. Most hypererupted teeth can be saved as long as adequate bone remains to anchor them in. The only way to know is see your dentist. ...Read more

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What can I do with partially erupted wisdom tooth?

What can I do with partially erupted wisdom tooth?

Remove it: At the age of 37 and having a partially erupted wisdom tooth, the tooth should be considered for removal as the potential for periodontal and decay problems is high. ...Read more

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How do I go about removing partially erupted wisdom tooth?

How do I go about removing partially erupted wisdom tooth?

See a dentist: You should have a clinical examination and the appropriate x-ray(s) where all of the impacted wisdom tooth can be visualized performed by a dentist. The dentist can advise you if he or she can remove the tooth, or if you should be referred to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate pain caused from an erupting wisdom tooth?

What can I do to alleviate pain caused from an erupting wisdom tooth?

Ice : Try advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). Place an ice pack on cheek or try moist heat. Some people get relief chewing sugarless gum since it massages the gums. If no relief in a few days, contact a dentist to check for decay and to make sure there is enough room for it to erupt. ...Read more

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Can a fully erupted wisdom tooth move its position omce its erupted for a few years or once its out it stays put?

Can a fully erupted wisdom tooth move its position omce its erupted for a few years or once its out it stays put?

Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth once fully erupted tend to stay in the same place as long as there are no other missing teeth in front of it and the opposing teeth are present. However, with missing teeth either next to or in the opposite arch, there can be some drifting over time. ...Read more

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Lower fully erupted wisdom tooth might be extracted only using local. Will it be difficult? I'm an adult and terribly scared. How hard will it be?

Lower fully erupted wisdom tooth might be extracted only using local. Will it be difficult? I'm an adult and terribly scared. How hard will it be?

Discuss: Discuss your concerns with your dentist before treatment. Fully erupted teeth are sometimes easier extractions but regardless you should not feel pain. As long as you are adequately anesthetized the only sensation you should feel is pressure. There are medication options to help with anxiety so talk to your doctor before treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat a half erupted wisdom tooth at home?

How to treat a half erupted wisdom tooth at home?

Keep it clean: The best solution is to get it removed. Until you can do that i suggest keeping it really clean. Use a syringe with water or salt water to clean up under any gum tissue, this should keep inflammation down to a minimum until you can get the tooth removed. ...Read more

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How can I set right a highly erupted canine tooth?

How can I set right a highly erupted canine tooth?

CONTOUR: A dentist can contour the tooth so that it appears normal to other teeth.No pain but big gain. ...Read more

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Can removing the tooth next to a partially erupted wisdom tooth allow for the wisdom tooth to grow in normally on its own? Or will it need cut out?

Can removing the tooth next to a partially erupted wisdom tooth allow for the wisdom tooth to grow in normally on its own? Or will it need cut out?

Why: why remove a healthy a symptomatic fully functional tooth in the hopes that a smaller tipped rotated tooth will magically take its place. At best you would need many months of Orthodontic treatment to bring it into place. Ask your Dentist to evaluate and advise. Examination by a wisdom tooth expert, an oral Surgeon, may be advisable. ...Read more

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