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How Many Roots Does A Wisdom Tooth Have
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
If lower molar is very decayed,is it better to do root canal or remove it?how many roots are in it?asking coz did many root canals on other teeth
Right away: As long as you can open your mouth in comfort, i would not delay getting the root canal. Waiting only creates a greater potential for a dental emergency. A root canal is actually a much easier procedure than the extraction of a full boney impacted wisdom tooth. So don't delay and good luck! and don't forget to get a crown after the root canal is completed! to delay, risks your tooth breaking! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not Easy: Tooth pain can often be difficult to distinguish from pain associated with wisdom teeth. Push on your gums behind your back tooth. If that area is very tender, it may be a result of the wisdom tooth coming in. In either case, you should be seen by your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think I have a wisdom tooth coming in. Is swelling around the tooth common? How long does it normally take a wisdom tooth to come in?
Wisdom teeth: The first step is to consult with a dentist. What you feel may or may not be the result of an erupting wisdom tooth. Secondly, your dentist can determine if the tooth is straight, if there is enough room for it to come in and finally if the tooth should be removed anyway to prevent future problems. Whether or not you have pain, you still have to have this evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
$200 - $1000: The cost depends on how difficult the tooth will be to extract. If the tooth has erupted, it will cost less to extract than if it is still under the gums. The dentist will take an xray and give you an estimate before the procedure. Here's a tip: keep an ice cooler in your car with ice bags. Put them on your face as soon as you get in car. This will decrease swelling and pain. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did whitening to teeth. Teeth had a crack and roots are showing previously. She's in pain and sensitivity. How long will it last? Painkillers plz?
See ur dentist: The cracked tooth needs to be examined. ...Read more
Depends: Removal of any tooth, whether an erupted tooth or impacted tooth can sometimes be challenging. A badly decayed tooth with minimal crown structure remaining, or a root canal treated tooth with a post and core build up can be as challenging as an impacted tooth, and may require the same surgical technique for removal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Most people start with liquids because of the anesthesia. If you are able to keep the liquids down you can then move on to soft foods. Just remember to avoid any hot foods until the numbness wares off. After the numbness goes away, you can eat whatever you feel like. Some people i talk to are eating pizza the next day and some people eat jello for a week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I expect after a wisdom tooth extraction for a tooth that’s a bony impaction? My oral surgeon says that means the tooth is surrounded by bone, so he’ll need to cut into my jaw bone. That sounds really painful. Will I have a long recovery? How wil
If : If you are young it will be simple. Your surgeon only needs to remove enough bone to get the tooth out. That's what i call a window. The bone will heal back uneventfully. You will not be in the pain you are imagining. But the first week after surgery you will be sore and eating will take more effort. After the second week you can get back to eating that beef jerky. So don't fret it will go well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can be revised: It depends upon how long ago the extraction was done. A residual operculum is not very unusual and typically they reshape to a minimal form that does not need treatment. Occasionally, they need revision which is often done with a laser. Very quick, simple and minimal post op issue. I would suggest to wait about 6 months post surgery before a revision unless it is very bothersome. ...Read more
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