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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
Tooth in bone: A bony-impacted tooth is a tooth that you cannot see when you look inside your mouth. This tooth is trapped in the bone underneath the gums. Wisdom teeth and upper cuspid teeth are the most common teeth to be bony-impacted. These wisdom are usually extracted. Cuspid teeth like this are usually exposed by oral surgery and then pulled down by a chain hooked to orthodontic braces. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Impaction surgery: The removal of impacted tooth is a serious surgical procedure. Sedation dentistry is used to provide a safe, comfortable relaxing and anxiety-free experience for certain people receiving any dental treatment. Depending on your degree of fear or anxiety, different levels of sedation may be required include general anesthesia. Take care and have a comfortable experience. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
It can vary: An impacted tooth can be removed by any dentist, however oral surgeons generally have more training and experience with the more difficult impaction. The cost will depend on who you see, x-rays required, type of anesthesia provided, the level or complexity of the impacted tooth and where your surgery is performed (office or hospital). Medications are also an additional expense. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No general answer: It depends on the tooth, the nature of the impaction, and the age of the patient in addition to any obvious issues being exacerbated by the impaction. Impacted wisdom teeth are often suggested for removal in young adults because incomplete root formation and patient youth are favorable for reduced risk of complications. Often impacted teeth in adults are observed rather than pursued but not always. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Discuss with doctor: Everything you should know about this procedure should be fully disclosed to you by the oral surgeon or dentist that is doing the procedure. He/she has the responsibility to help you understand all the ramifications of the procedure. Do not hesitate to discuss this with him/her. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 4 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 3 more doctor answers
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 5 more doctor answers
Not really.: Impacted teeth can cause considerable pain and infection. Home remedies you might try include a soft diet, salt water mouth rinses, pain medicine like tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil, and perhaps toothache medicine like orajel. Really, though, you need to see an oral surgeon to get the impacted tooth removed before it becomes serious. ...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 5 more doctor answers
Professional care: You need immediate professional help. Pain is a red flag telling you your problem is getting out of hand. See an Oral Surgeon. Until your appointment cold compresses and OTC NSAIDs (follow pkg directions exactly) may temporarily help take edge off. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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