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Extraction Erupted Tooth
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery normal: The removal of an impacted tooth is not a simple one. Normally, the impacted tooth will need to be surgically exposed since it is covered by skin and/or bone. The surgeon can then remove the tooth, sometimes in sections. Most are done under sedation but not always necessary. It can be easier on patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal?: Do you mean "nonsurgically" when you refer to the term "normal"? Impacted tooth require surgery to remove but it is still a regular, normal procedure of which the result is predictable and the procedure sometimes is not complicated to perform. If the orientation of the tooth inside the bone is upright, it is rather very simple and "normal" to extract. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain meds: Either otc pain meds or narcotics prescribed by your dentist should be able to relieve any discomfort that you may have. ...Read more
Should i be worried if i'm having a toothache in the tooth next to the sight of extraction after over a week?
Follow instructions: I'm sure the dentist that removed your 1st premolar gave you post-surgical instructions. Please follow them. ...Read more
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