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Doctor insights on: How To Help A Loose Wisdom Tooth

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Would if be okay to pull my wisdom tooth if it is loose?

Would if be okay to pull my wisdom tooth if it is loose?

Sure: It is safe for your dentist to extract the tooth if it is loose.... If you were asking if it was safe for you to extract your own tooth since it was loose, i would advise against it since there are complications you are not prepared to handle. ...Read more

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What can I do to personally remove a loose wisdom tooth?

What can I do to personally remove a loose wisdom tooth?

Bad Idea: Don't do this. You can run into worse and more expensive problems than just paying for the dentist to professionally and hygienically remove it. A dentist can remove it often for less than an oral surgeon if it is loose. See a dentist! ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth is very loose its not rotten and therr is no pain just anoying will it fall on its own?

My wisdom tooth is very loose its not rotten and therr is no pain just anoying will it fall on its own?

See a dentist: Any tooth from you permanent dentition that is loose is not a good thing. See your dentist soon! even though there is no pain, it is possible infection is present. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth on the bottom left side is loose. Im missing my molar next to it already.am I able to pull it out myself?

My wisdom tooth on the bottom left side is loose. Im missing my molar next to it already.am I able to  pull it out myself?

Not recommended!: Never pull out a loose tooth yourself to prevent future complications (e.g.. infection, broken, root, tooth aspiration). Oral health can have an impact on your overall general health. The rule of thumb, NEVER unnecessarily put your health in danger. ...Read more

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I have a small flap of gum behind a fully grown wisdom tooth. The tooth itself give me no troubles, is this little piece of loose gum normal?

I have a small flap of gum behind a fully grown wisdom tooth. The tooth itself give me no troubles, is this little piece of loose gum normal?

Common, yes....: Common, yes...but whether or not it's "normal" and requires no treatment or perhaps might require some treatment depends upon the position of your wisdom tooth, the opposing teeth, the bite and the periodontal condition. Have your own dentist evaluate this for you. ...Read more

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Do I still need an oral surgeon to remove a loose wisdom tooth?

Do I still need an oral surgeon to remove a loose wisdom tooth?

Extraction: There's much more to be considered wending an extraction other than whether a tooth is loose or not. If the tooth is loose it may be infected, or the bone around the tooth (and therefore next to the adjacent tooth) may be damaged. Shape or angulation of the roots, proximity to the lower jaw nerve, may be factors. Wisest thing would be for a wisdom tooth expert to treat you. See an Oral Surgeon ...Read more

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The gum facing my tongue on my lower left fully grown wisdom tooth has become loose, slight discomfort but only when messed with, thoughts?

The gum facing my tongue on my lower left fully grown wisdom tooth has become loose, slight discomfort but only when messed with, thoughts?

Wisdom teeth: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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Blood clot loose after wisdom tooth extraction. How do I keep it in place?

See a dentist: If the clot is actually loose, there is no way to reattach it to the bone and most likely the clot will come out. If that happens and you start to get pain, call the dentist who extracted the tooth. If you have pain now with the loose clot, also call the doctor to be evaluated and he might be able to get a new clot to form. ...Read more

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Jaw pain on left side, wisdom tooth has been grown in for years. Loose flap of skin/gum near the tooth, pain up and down jaw bone?

Jaw pain on left side, wisdom tooth has been grown in for years. Loose flap of skin/gum near the tooth, pain up and down jaw bone?

Jaw pain: I'm not sure what your question is. Since you are in pain, especially with an ongoing problem that has not gone away for years, the logical and smart approach would be to see a dentist to evaluate the need to remove your problematic wisdom tooth and make sure you have no other dental problems that require treatment. ...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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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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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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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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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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