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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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Can extraction of a fully erupted wisdom tooth be done with local anesthesia only?

Can extraction of a fully erupted wisdom tooth be done with local anesthesia only?

Extractions of 3rds: Yes. It is possible but not every general dentist does that procedure. I do it at my office under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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My partially erupted wisdom tooth has swollen gum covering one side of the tooth. Is it time for it to get taken out?

Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth that are not able to emerge normally become impacted or trapped within the jaw. If they emerge partially through the the gums a passageway is created and can become infected. Some dentists recommend removing them if they don't fully emerge or if they grow near the nerve of the lower jaw. Some believe that it is better to remove them early. See your dentist for exam and his opinion ...Read more

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Fully erupted wisdom tooth feels weird. No pain, just weird. I was curious so wiggled it with my hands bit its very hard. Should I worry?

Fully erupted wisdom tooth feels weird. No pain,  just weird. I was curious so wiggled it with my hands bit its very hard. Should I worry?

Wisdom teeth: not always cause problems. If there is enough room they will usually come through like any other teeth into a useful position and cause no problems. Moreover, sometimes these teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth when healthy and properly aligned. At your next hygiene appointment request panoramic x-ray to evaluate structures that are surrounding your wisdom tooth. ...Read more

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Half erupted wisdom tooth and grating sound in the jaw. Should i be worried?

Half erupted wisdom tooth and grating sound in the jaw. Should i be worried?

See a dentist: In order to evaluate whether or not your wisdom tooth needs to be extracted and get your tmjoints and occlusion (bite) evaluated. Worrying doesn't help in any way. Proper dental treatment does. ...Read more

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How many days on average will pain and swelling last after a wisdom tooth extraction of an erupted wisdom tooth? Will the pain be bearable?

How many days on average will pain and swelling last after a wisdom tooth extraction of an erupted wisdom tooth? Will the pain be bearable?

O.Surgery guidelines: Guidelines to determine degree of difficulty in removing wisdom teeth and predicting post-op pain and swelling. Tooth position is a major determinant in the methods used in extractions. Generally, more fully erupted teeth require less surgical intervention. Angled or tilted teeth, no. of roots and curvature of roots may require sectioning of the roots resulting in more pain and swelling. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a general dentist extracting fully erupted wisdom tooth and an oral surgeon/maxillofacial doing it?

Additional training: Dentists are trained in school to extract teeth, impacted or not. Oral surgeons are dentists who have specialized with additional years of training in these same procedures. ...Read more

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I have erupting wisdom tooth pain..doctor said its impacted we have to wait for its eruption.But i got much pain almost every week what to do?

See an oral surgeon: for second opinion. Wisdom teeth complete their eruption around age 18, you are 28 already. The scientific evidence supporting the routine prophylactic extraction of wisdom teeth, especially symptomatic wisdom teeth (pain, swelling, etc) like in your case. See an oral surgeon for unbiased opinion and treatment if needed.. No need to suffering. ...Read more

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Will the swollen skin tag like gum above AND next to my erupting wisdom tooth go down? No pain, just swelling. Warm water&salt would help swelling?

Will the swollen skin tag like gum above AND next to my erupting wisdom tooth go down? No pain, just swelling. Warm water&salt would help swelling?

Operculum: If the tag of tissue is covering the posterior part of your wisdom tooth, it is probably inflamed due to food/bacterial impaction or trauma from the maxillary tooth hitting it as you bite down. It may shrink away on its own, but in many cases a small excision does the trick. Try to clean it well and see your dentist if the problem continues. Wisdom teeth are often removed due to lack of space. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a teething baby before tooth erupts?

What are the signs of a teething baby before tooth erupts?

Teething: The symptoms of teething are highly variable between children. Some children get teeth without any symptoms at all, while others are just miserable. The most common symptoms are excessive drooling, mildly elevated temperature, diarrhea, restlessness and irritability. Cold teething rings, pain medications and messaging the gum areas can help somewhat. A natural treatment named camilia can help. ...Read more

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