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From the socket where wisdom tooth removal was done there is a bad taste?

From the socket where wisdom tooth removal was done there is a bad taste?

Can be: There is a hole where the tooth was and it has to fill in. Sometimes food can get trapped there and leads to a bad taste...Follow instructions closely that you were given and if it continues go back to the oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more


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After a tooth extraction why is there a bad taste in the mouth?

After a tooth extraction why is there a bad taste in the mouth?

Concur: I concur with dr davanzis answer. Additionally, there may be some residual bleeding which can leave a bad taste. Also, if other teeth not kept scrupulously clean can leave a bad taste. As dr davanzis said, see your dentist. ...Read more

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My bottom wisdom tooth is infected from the inside even though there are no cavities. It needs a canal or extraction. Which is better?

My bottom wisdom tooth is infected from the inside even though there are no cavities. It needs a canal or extraction. Which is better?

RCT or EXT?: 99% of the time it would not make sense to invest the time and money to perform a root canal therapy on wisdom teeth. There are some unique exceptions when there are other missing teeth, the tooth is otherwise full erupted, in good position and might be essential either now or in the future and better to retain. Your own dentist would be the one to discuss your options and why he\she advises it. ...Read more

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What can be done for swelling of the gums where a wisdom tooth is pushing through?

What can be done for swelling of the gums where a wisdom tooth is pushing through?

The most common : Complaint with wisdom teeth is exactly what you are describing. In essence you are "teething" and you now understand why baby's cry! warm salt water rinse is good. Antibiotic is better. Getting the tooth evaluated and possibly removed is best. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had wisdom tooth removed 2-1/2 days ago. The gum is swelling now, and there is a patch of white tissue near where the hole is. Is this normal?

I had  wisdom tooth removed 2-1/2 days ago. The gum is swelling now, and there is a patch of white tissue near where the hole is. Is this normal?

Needs to be seen: This requires a personal clinical exam and evaluation by the dentist who removed your tooth and cannot be answered accurately, sight unseen. A description over the internet is inadequate to make that determination. ...Read more

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I've had a wisdom tooth removed and the root of the tooth broke. The dentist left it in. Is that normal?

I've had a wisdom tooth removed and the root of the tooth broke. The dentist left it in. Is that normal?

Not usually: There are certain situations where the root of a tooth is left in place for a specific reason. Please ask the doctor the reason. In many cases it will not be a problem but if the tooth was infected at the time of surgery you may want to consider consulting w an oral surgeon. I have left a very few roots purposely due to intimate proximity to a nerve. The patient was informed prior to surgery. ...Read more

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I have the worst taste in my mouth after wisdom tooth removal. What is this?

I have the worst taste in my mouth after wisdom tooth removal. What is this?

Very common: after wisdom tooth surgery. A bad taste in your mouth can be removed with saltwater rinsing and proper oral hygiene. Take care. ...Read more

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For what reason can't a dentist simply remove the second molar just before the wisdom tooth instead of removing the wisdom tooth that is impacted?

For what reason can't a dentist simply remove the second molar just before the wisdom tooth instead of removing the wisdom tooth that is impacted?

Second molars: He\she can. However, the wisdom tooth would rarely move into the same position previously occupied by the second molar, thereby creating spaces and potential caries and periodontal problems. We wish it were that simple and easy. The wisdom teeth are usually smaller and due to their root formation, less stable and strong. Timing would be crucial when this is attempted. Orthodontics might be needed. ...Read more

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I had a wisdom tooth taken out on tuesday and i'm noticing that the tooth beside the extraction is hurting. Is this normal?

I had a wisdom tooth taken out on tuesday and i'm noticing that the tooth beside the extraction is hurting. Is this normal?

Very normal: It's normal to have some pain or discomfort in the area for a number of reasons. This should be easing off each day. If it is not, or it is getting worse, see your dentist to evaluate the area and ensure that everything is healing according to schedule. Take whatever medications you were prescribed and follow all the directions that your were given. ...Read more

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After wisdom tooth removal, is it necessary to have a dental filling in the extraction site?

After wisdom tooth removal, is it necessary to have a dental filling in the extraction site?

No: A dental filling is not placed in the extraction site. Depending on the size of the defect from the removal of the wisdom tooth, some extraction sites are grafted to help prevent a periodontal problem with an adjacent tooth. ...Read more

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Rare case: wisdom tooth is coming in on top of my adult tooth. What is the procedure for this?

Rare case: wisdom tooth is coming in on top of my adult tooth. What is the procedure for this?

Need to be extracted: You need to see the dentist and they can extract the wisdom tooth. ...Read more

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After a wisdom tooth extraction is it normal for my teeth on the same side as the extraction to hurt?

After a wisdom tooth extraction is it normal for my teeth on the same side as the extraction to hurt?

Yes: Most likely this is referred pain. The same nerves go to several of the teeth, so if the area of the extraction is starting to ache, then several other teeth may seem like they are also hurting. However, if the pain worsens or doesn't resolve, call the dentist. A local infection is also possible after an extraction. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a wisdom tooth grow connected to the tooth in front of it?

Is it possible for a wisdom tooth grow connected to the tooth in front of it?

Anything is possible: But it is highly unlikely. I have seen this in front teeth, never in wisdom teeth. However that being said, wisdom teeth can be very quirky. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth grow back? I had a wisdom tooth removed 3 years ago. Now there is a tooth growing in that exact spot.

Can wisdom teeth grow back? I had a wisdom tooth removed 3 years ago. Now there is a tooth growing in that exact spot.

Once : Once removed completely a tooth does not grow back. If there was incomplete removal, such as a retained root tip, then that piece can "supraerupt" into your mouth. There could also have been an extra (supranumerary) tooth in the same area that could now be erupting into your mouth. Finally, there could be some type of lesion growing in the area. You need to see your dentist for an exam and radiograph of the area. ...Read more

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Have severe tooth ache in a tooth that was filled in yrs ago and the tooth is loose. Is it possible a tooth can be extracted at the er?

Have severe tooth ache in a tooth that was filled in yrs ago and the tooth is loose. Is it possible a tooth can be extracted at the er?

Probably not: Most hospital emergency rooms do not have a dental staff to perform routine dentistry, which this is. Er's will evaluate your condition, prescribe meds, and possibly perform and incision and drainage if the infection is deemed serious enough. Please call a local dentist for care. ...Read more

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Had food particles in wisdom tooth extraction site for days and was in pain.Finally got it out by rinsing from side to side.Will it cause an problems?

Had food particles in wisdom tooth extraction site for days and was in pain.Finally got it out by rinsing from side to side.Will it cause an problems?

Rinse: It is normal to get food particles in an extraction site. Normally the Surgoen gives a list of post -op instructions. One of those is to start rinsing with warm salt water 24 hours after your extraction. You should do this after every meal or snack to insure no food particles in the socket. If your pain is subsiding than you are on your way to recovery. If pain is increasing than see your dentist ...Read more

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I've got a hole in my sinuses from a wisdom tooth extraction. Is it always necessary for surgery? And what are the risks associated with a hole in the

I've got a hole in my sinuses from a wisdom tooth extraction. Is it always necessary for surgery? And what are the risks associated with a hole in the

It depends: It depends on many things Amanda, most importantly the diameter of the hole "how big is it" smaller holes tend to be self resolving, and symptoms in other word is it causing you to have sinus problems, nasty discharge from the hole it self or from the nose, headache etc, I would recommend you see an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon so he can assess it and treat ...Read more

Bad Taste (Definition)

Bad taste = unpleasant ...Read more