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How long does it to heal after impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

How long does it to heal after impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

Days to weeks: Symptoms of pain and fullness in the affected region usually subside in a few days with appropriate pain medications, but the actual healing of the gum tissue takes a few weeks to seal. ...Read more

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Impacted Tooth (Definition)

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


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Is bone removal needed during impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

Is bone removal needed during impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

Possibly: Bone removal is only necessary, if it is interfering with the dentist's ability to access and remove teeth. If a tooth is fully impacted in the jaw, then bone removal for access is always necessary. ...Read more

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How long does it take penicillin to help impacted wisdom tooth?

How long does it take penicillin to help impacted wisdom tooth?

Not a pain killer: Penicillin is an antibiotic, not a pain killer. If your pain is caused by swelling from an infection it usually takes 24-48 hours for an antibiotic to start reducing the infection. If the pain is not caused by an infection then it will not help at all. The problem will not go away, however, until the cause is addressed and the impacted tooth removed. ...Read more

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Got LL impacted wisdom tooth removed 5/18. Can I eat rice now? Can I rinse with the syringe? How long until the hole closes?

Got LL impacted wisdom tooth removed 5/18. Can I eat rice now? Can I rinse with the syringe? How long until the hole closes?

Yes: You can resume your normal diet. The time till the socket fills in with new bone and tissue depends on several factors and is hard to predict. Remember to keep your mouth clean and go back to your dentist if you experience heat, redness, swelling with pain, pus or a bitter taste in your mouth. If you have additional questions contact me for an inbox consult at healthtap.com/douglasdds ...Read more

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Thanks 4 answering my question, 4got to say, how long can an infection from a cyst or impacted wisdom tooth go on for, had my pain now on and of 3yrs?

A long time!: A cyst, unless removed, will usually continue to grow. Also, an infection that goes untreated may continue to persist. If you are having pain that persists, it is recommended that you seek the advice of a dentist or oral surgeon, who can take the proper type of x-ray to view the area of your wisdom tooth to locate any potential problems/cysts/ or infections. Get thee to a dentist! ...Read more

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What does an impacted wisdom tooth mean for extraction? I've been told that one of my wisdom teeth is impacted. Does that make extraction more difficult than normal? Is there a longer recovery time? .

What does an impacted wisdom tooth mean for extraction? I've been told that one of my wisdom teeth is impacted. Does that make extraction more difficult than normal? Is there a longer recovery time?


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An : An impacted tooth is one that has not fully erupted into the mouth and is, to some degree, still covered gum tissue and / or bone. A fully impacted tooth is completely covered by bone. An impacted tooth does not necessarily have to be more difficult to extract than an erupted tooth for two reasons: 1. An impacted tooth may not have completed root formation. Besides having less tooth structure to remove, partially formed roots may not be curved at their tips and thus can be easier to remove. 2. When a tooth is fully erupted and in function, the bone around it consolidates (or hardens) in response to the function. This may make the tooth more difficult to remove. Impacted teeth may be more difficult to remove for the following reasons: 1. There is a significant amount of bone and / or soft tissue covering them making access more difficult. 2. Impacted teeth may be closely related to vital structures such as nerves and the sinuses making extraction more challenging. 3. Impacted teeth may be angled in ways that make it more difficult to extract them. I recommend an evaluation by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to better determine the necessity of extraction and the degree of difficulty that may be encountered. ...Read more

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Had impacted wisdom tooth@cyst removed (upper) under gen anesthetic 5days ago palate so sore how long until its healed?@ had biopsys done thanks x

Had impacted wisdom tooth@cyst removed (upper) under gen anesthetic 5days ago palate so sore how long until its healed?@ had biopsys done thanks x

Enucleation of cyst: Pain, tenderness to palpation, and dysphagia can sometimes linger for several weeks and this is all within normal limits. Warm salt water rinses, analgesics, and sometimes topical anesthetic gargling can temporarily help, but allow time for normal healing. This was surgery, like any other procedure on a leg, arm, abdomen, etc. Post operative pain is normal and narcotics will help but not 100%. ...Read more

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How effective are repair operations of lingual nerve damage from impacted wisdom tooth surgery after 4 months of injury? which operation is the best?

How effective are repair operations of lingual nerve damage from impacted wisdom tooth surgery after 4 months of injury? which operation is the best?

Ineffective: If, after a reasonable course of steroids, the patient reports decreased sensation and pain consistent with neuronal injury, neuropathic pain medications should then be considered. After 4 month the surgery is already known to be ineffective. See orofacial pain specialist for neuropathic pain management. ...Read more