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How many roots does a wisdom tooth have?

How many roots does a wisdom tooth have?

Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth are sometimes referred to as third molars. Lower wisdom teeth usually have 2 roots and upper wisdom teeth usually have 3 roots. ...Read more

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How many roots does wisdom tooth has?

How many roots does wisdom tooth has?

Tooth roots: Wisdom teeth can vary in their size, shape and number of roots. Some teeth may be very small but other can be gigantic. A good x-ray should tell your dentist the proper number. I have seen some teeth with one root (may or not be fused together) to one with more than 7 separate roots. Frequently when there are more roots, the extraction can be more complicated and/or take longer. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How far would the roots of a wisdom tooth grow in a 27 y/o person? At what point does the roots stop growing?

How far would the roots of a wisdom tooth grow in a 27 y/o person? At what point does the roots stop growing?

Genetics: Genetics determine the length, shape, and curvature of the teeth. In some people, the root finish a few mm from the inferior alveolar nerve, in others the roots impinge on the nerve. The roots stop growing when the tooth is fully formed. ...Read more

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Had root canal 4 day ago. Hurt to chew on that side. Normal? Rt lower wisdom tooth--endodontist. Had wicked roots! He saved crown over tooth. Wait?

Had root canal 4 day ago. Hurt to chew on that side. Normal? Rt lower wisdom tooth--endodontist. Had wicked roots! He saved crown over tooth. Wait?

It's always best to: Call the dentist, or in this case the endodontist, who actually treated you to find out what you should expect, how long to expect it for, and whether or not you should wait it out or come back to have the tooth re-evaluated. Having some discomfort 4 days after treatment is not uncommon but each day should be better than the previous one. ...Read more

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How long does the pain last after a wisdom tooth extraction? I've read that wisdom teeth have bigger roots, so extraction is harder than for other teeth. Does that mean it also hurts longer? I'm having mine out soon, but my oral surgeon wouldn't tell me h

How long does the pain last after a wisdom tooth extraction? I've read that wisdom teeth have bigger roots, so extraction is harder than for other teeth. Does that mean it also hurts longer? I'm having mine out soon, but my oral surgeon wouldn't tell me h

3-4 days: For most people and usually well controlled with a moderately strong pain-killer like vicodin. More severe pain that resists vicodin on or after the 3rd day particularly on the lower jaw must be checked for "dry socket." if present, socket will have to be dressed for pain control. ...Read more

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What is a rogue wisdom tooth?

What is a rogue wisdom tooth?

IDK: I have been practicing dentistry for over 40 years and have never heard that term. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth hurta real y bad?

My wisdom tooth hurta real y bad?

OTC and DDS: You will need to see your dentist in order to determine whether or not the tooth needs to be removed. Actually, it may be an adjacent tooth that in fact is causing the problem. Only a dentist after an examination and an x-ray or two can determine the cause of your pain. In the meantime, take some advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you would normally take for a headache. Salt water rinses may also help. ...Read more

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Why do wisdom tooth need to come out?

Why do wisdom tooth need to come out?

Variety of reasons: Most often it it because they can't erupt properly, many times they erupt partially causing food to get stuck under your gums, where they have not erupted causing an infection. Also this can make it hard to clean and many times they get cavities in them that are unrestorable or can cause damage to the teeth next to them. There is also a higher incidence of cysts around unerupted wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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Can a wisdom tooth have a sharp edge?

Can a wisdom tooth have a sharp edge?

Yes: Any tooth can chip or crack and end up with a sharp edge. In fact, this is very common, especially as we get older and have chewed with our teeth for many decades. If the chip is small, it an be smoothed and polished. If it's larger, it can be repaired. However, specifically for wisdom teeth, it's usually easier and more predictable just to remove the tooth. You'll never miss it. ...Read more

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How painfull is removing wisdom tooth?

How painfull is removing wisdom tooth?

Manageable: With proper administration of anastasia, be it general or local, the removal procedure can be painless. Post treatment pain management can be controlled to a mild level with proper pain medications. Further, following your surgeons post operative care instruction carefully is important. Depending on the extraction type, erupted, soft tissue or boney removal will also be a factor. ...Read more

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Will wisdom tooth compress your nerves?

Will wisdom tooth compress your nerves?

No, but: No, but many wisdom teeth roots are extremely close to the nerve that gives feeling to your lip, chin and teeth.
Make sure your wisdom teeth are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral surgeon ...Read more

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Can wisdom tooth occlusion be corrected?

Wisdom teeth: In many cases, if wisdom teeth come in crooked, or erupt only partially, it is because there is not enough room for them.
Wisdom teeth are rarely if ever included in orthodontic correction, and are usually indicated to be removed. ...Read more

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Is a wisdom tooth erupting always painful?

Is a wisdom tooth erupting always painful?

No: If there is room for it to fully erupt into its proper position then you may just have some "teething" type discomfort. ...Read more

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Can my wisdom tooth grow at 26 years old?

Wisdom teeth: I have seen wisdom teeth erupt at ages 17 through 70! a dental x-ray will tell if they are present and if the are ok or will need extractions. ...Read more

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How long does a wisdom tooth take to grow?

How long does a wisdom tooth take to grow?

Quite a while: The wisdom tooth (or third molar) starts forming in the mandible behind the second molar at about age 12. The tooth slowly forms the crown and roots over many years. If there is room, the tooth will start to erupt into the mouth around age 18. The tooth can partially erupt, completely erupt, or not erupt at all into the mouth. The dentist will have to determine what treatment each case requires. ...Read more

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What should I do about growing wisdom tooth?

What should I do about growing wisdom tooth?

Possibly: Growing wisdom teeth is normal. It may go along with pain and discomfort or it may be painless (like mine). You don't really need them for chewing. They are hard to take care of and may rotten fairly easily because of that. Sometimes they are removed with the scope of prevention of caries. ...Read more

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What can be done for a crooked wisdom tooth?

What can be done for a crooked wisdom tooth?

Move or remove: If it is a concern you could have it orthodontically moved which is not common for wisdom teeth or you could have it taken out which of course is more common. ...Read more

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