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How Can I Prevent Pain From An Impacted Tooth
An impacted tooth is one that is for one of many reasons unable to erupt into the oral cavity: they may be vertical, horizontal, in bone, impacted in soft tissue (gum/gingiva), it may be due to local pathology i.e. Proximity to an extra tooth or undifferentiated mass of tooth like tissue or an "odontoma", it can be due to crowding, and usually it is a wisdom tooth that lacks ...Read more
Orthodontics: Your genetics will control the development of an impaction. With the help of a dentist, you could try creating space for the erupting tooth and guiding its eruption with elective extractions or orthodontics to prevent some impactions like canine impactions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have an impacted tooth and major innflamation causing me major amounts of pain but cannot afford to go see a doctor what to do my teeth are really messed up ie:missing broken infected.
Can't afford not to: You are describing major infections. They will not go away by themselves, and there's no diy "cure". You must see a dentist before the infections spread even more. Can be life threatening. Call local er to ask for availability of emergency dental services. Check with closest dental school. I assume if you can't afford health care that you also can't afford a computer or computer services. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long can I wait to have an impacted tooth removed? Do i really even need to have it removed? It’s not causing any pain. My dentist says it’s growing at an angle, so it’ll never come in normal. She wants to remove it as soon as possible. My friend has
Depends: Many impacted teeth will eventually cause problems with either infection, periodontal disease, or damage to adjacent teeth. However, these could take years to become a problem depending on the location of your specific teeth. Removal earlier in life has a much better success and faster healing with less complication. Do not wait too long. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Impacted tooth. Day later, pain spread up my jaw to the right side of neck. Can't eat, on max co-codamol but the pain keeps getting worse. Advice?
Anything under bone: An impacted tooth is any tooth that has its crown (the top part that you see) under bone. If it is partially impacted than only part of it is under bone, if it is fully impacted it is fully under bone (none of these descriptions tell us how thick the bone is covering the tooth). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Un-erupted tooth: An impacted tooth is one that is for one of many reasons unable to erupt into the oral cavity: they may be vertical, horizontal, in bone, impacted in soft tissue (gum/gingiva), it may be due to local pathology i.e. Proximity to an extra tooth or undifferentiated mass of tooth like tissue or an "odontoma", it can be due to crowding, and usually it is a wisdom tooth that lacks room or poor position. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Impacted tooth: An impacted tooth is a tooth that has not fully erupted into the mouth, and may be partially or totally covered by bone. Some teeth are vertically impacted and some are horizontally impacted. Most impacted teeth are usually 3rd molars (wisdom teeth), but other teeth can also be impacted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Two: If it is a wisdom tooth have it removed if deemed likely to/or is causing harm or you can leave it a lone. If it is a tooth that should come in like a canine then it may be left alone, pulled into position with braces or removed. Ask you dentist about the options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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