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I had my wisdom teeth removed. Will the remaining crowded teeth spread backwards by themselves?

I had my wisdom teeth removed. Will the remaining crowded teeth spread backwards by themselves?

Not likely: Teeth want to drift forward, not back, with or without wisdom teeth. Crowding does not self-correct, it gets worse with age. If front teeth are crowded, ask your dentist to refer you to an orthodontic specialist for discussion of treatment options. You owe it to yourself to at least explore options. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I had my wisdom teeth removed yesterday and today I accidentally drank out of a straw forgetting that I wasn't supposed to. Should I be worried? I am not bleeding currently nor do I feel any pain that I didn't already before drinking out of the straw.

I had my wisdom teeth removed yesterday and today I accidentally drank out of a straw forgetting that I wasn't supposed to. Should I be worried? I am not bleeding currently nor do I feel any pain that I didn't already before drinking out of the straw.

Wisdom tooth: The first 24 hours are the most critical in healing so you may be fine. But please carefully follow your post op instructions from now on. If you experience severe pain, swelling or bleeding contact the dentist that extracted your teeth. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom teeth removed a week ago today, I'm starting to see and feel the stitches in my mouth. Is that normal?

I had my wisdom teeth removed a week ago today, I'm starting to see and feel the stitches in my mouth. Is that normal?

Not abnormal: Some stitches dissolve over time and some have to be removed after a few days. See your dentist for suture removal appointment. Take care. ...Read more

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Had my wisdom teeth removed and now half my lip and chin are numb, I can feel temp and pain if I prick it with a toothpick, is this permanent?

Had my wisdom teeth removed and now half my lip and chin are numb, I can feel temp and pain if I prick it with a toothpick, is this permanent?

Not usually: Please call your surgeon. The sooner this condition termed ' paresthesia' is diagnosed & treated, the better the prognosis for total healing is. ...Read more

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Pain on the left side of my jaw. My orthodontist diagnosed me with tmd, (more severe tmj?) but i also had my wisdom teeth removed 3 months ago.

Pain on the left side of my jaw. My orthodontist diagnosed me with tmd, (more severe tmj?) but i also had my wisdom teeth removed 3 months ago.

Many possibilities: Tmj is an anatomical structure temporo-mandibular joint. Tmd is temporo-mandibular disorder that may include joint, muscles, nerves and ligaments or any combination. Without the diagnosis is a guessing game.
Rec.: see orofacial pain specialist near your address.
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I had my wisdom teeth removed about 10 days ago and I'm having headaches and ear pain constantly. Is this normal?

I had my wisdom teeth removed about 10 days ago and I'm having headaches and ear pain constantly. Is this normal?

Get it checked out: Each person's recovery time after surgery varies. I would however return to the dentist and have them check to be sure the healing is progressing. If that checks out OK, then see a medical doctor. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom teeth removed on December 18th. Today I woke up with a hard lump in my lower cheek that is sore to the touch. Should I be worried?

I had my wisdom teeth removed on December 18th. Today I woke up with a hard lump in my lower cheek that is sore to the touch. Should I be worried?

Investigate: Call the Oral Surgeon who treated you. Report your symptoms. The Surgeon is responsible for your post-operative Care. He/she may want to re-examine you. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom teeth removed on Tuesday November 22nd, and my mouth has been bleeding yesterday and today, and I just recently looked at my mouth in the mirror and there is a piece of my gum receding from my tooth on my back molar, and my incision is

I had my wisdom teeth removed on Tuesday November 22nd, and my mouth has been bleeding yesterday and today, and I just recently looked at my mouth in the mirror and there is a piece of my gum receding from my tooth on my back molar, and my incision is

Follow-up care: Follow-up (post surgical) care is part and parcel of the treatment that you received and is covered under the fee that you paid. Call your practitioner, the General Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who removed your tooth for a reevaluation and appropriate care. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom teeth removed 2 days ago and my lip jaw and chin are still numb, how long will this last? My doctor didn't warn me about this.

I had my wisdom teeth removed 2 days ago and my lip jaw and chin are still numb, how long will this last? My doctor didn't warn me about this.

Could be a few days : This is a possible complication. But usually the sensation of the lip and chin returns completely. It can be as soon as a few days or as long as many weeks. Discuss these issues with your doctor at the 1 week follow up appointment. Most patients do fine. ...Read more

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Should I get my wisdom teeth removed? At checkup, dentist said 1/4 is growing okay but 3/4 are not. Thanks!

Should I get my wisdom teeth removed? At checkup, dentist said 1/4 is growing okay but 3/4 are not. Thanks!

Yes/depends: I say yes and depends because it all depends on location, frequency of irritation and risk (current and future). The benefits of wisdom teeth removal are higher before the age of 25 and thereafter the risks start to become more and more progressive. ...Read more

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Do i even need to get my wisdom teeth removed if I have braces on at the time they are growing in?

Do i even need to get my wisdom teeth removed if I have braces on at the time they are growing in?

It depends: If the wisdom teeth are not interfering with the orthodontic treatment, then you do not have to take them out, but if they are pushing against other teeth, then yes they must be removed. ...Read more

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I got all four of my wisdom teeth removed Wednesday last week and i developed a large lump next to and slightly above the lower left site that hurts.

I got all four of my wisdom teeth removed Wednesday last week and i developed a large lump next to and slightly above the lower left site that hurts.

Post surgical: The professional that knows you situation best is the General Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon that provided your treatment. He/she is the individual responsible for your post-surgical care. Please return for a reevaluation. ...Read more

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I got my wisdom teeth removed 3 days ago. I would like to know how would I tell if I got an infection. And are there any sign I should look for if so.

I got my wisdom teeth removed 3 days ago. I would like to know how would I tell if I got an infection. And are there any sign I should look for if so.

Signs of infection: What is normal following the removal of wisdom teeth: varying degrees of swelling and discomfort depending upon the difficulty of the extractions and your body's response to trauma. Signs of infection: increasing size and spread of swelling each day after first 24-36 hours, feeling or warmth, fever and chills. Any questions or concerns? Call your surgeon. Always better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Help docs! I had six novocaine shots today because I was going to get my wisdom teeth removed but it didn't end up happening?

It will pass: The anesthesia will pass. Be careful not to chew your cheek / tongue / lips in the meantime. May take up to 8 hours to wear off. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I got my wisdom teeth removed 2 weeks ago. I had a "ball" in my cheek on either side, one side has completely gone although my right side has go?

Hi, I got my wisdom teeth removed 2 weeks ago. 
I had a "ball" in my cheek on either side, one side has completely gone although my right side has go?

See surgeon: Although the other side will probably resolve in time, it's important that you call and speak to the surgeon who removed your teeth just to make sure it's not an infection or something else that requires treatment. After care is the responsibility of the dentist who should follow the surgical areas until adequate healing is established. ...Read more

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I go my wisdom teeth removed surgically in hospital about 5 days ago and one of my stitches fell off and there is a hole where the tooth was, do i nee?

I go my wisdom teeth removed surgically in hospital about 5 days ago and one of my stitches fell off and there is a hole where the tooth was, do i nee?

Oral Surgeon: That's a decision for your specialist Oral Surgeon to make, not someone who does't know your case or the extent of your surgery. If surgeon used reservable sutures this may be part of his/her treatment plan. If not, suture may have to be replaced. Please call Oral Surgeon's office for appropriate instructions. ...Read more

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Got my wisdom teeth removed. All went smoothly but oral surgeon mentioned that my heart rate was over 100 the entire time? Is this normal?im an athlet

Got my wisdom teeth removed. All went smoothly but oral surgeon mentioned that my heart rate was over 100 the entire time? Is this normal?im an athlet

Depends : Were you given only local anesthetic (shot), or did you go to sleep? Were you nervous before and during the procedure?
Athletes typically have a low resting heart rate that can accelerate to quite a high level under stress.
This all sounds normal but if you're concerned, see Your Physician for a stress test.
More questions?
www.healthtap.com/dr-douglasdds For an inbox consult. ...Read more

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Dry sockets and wisdom teeth extraction? I had all of my wisdom teeth removed yesterday and am wondering if it's safe to swallow because it creates suctions and might break the clot. .

Dry sockets and wisdom teeth extraction? I had all of my wisdom teeth removed yesterday and am wondering if it's safe to swallow because it creates suctions and might break the clot.


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Simple : Simple swallowing is allowed. What is not is vigerous rinsing and spitting; drinking through a straw and smoking are the two biggest no-nos.
"Breaking" the clot is not the problem, dislodging it is! Any strong pressure in or out is bad. You must eat and drink, so swallowing is just fine. ...Read more

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Any advice on getting wisdom teeth removed?

Yes: If they are causing pain or alignment concerns then they may need to be removed. Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed. In generals, the older you are, the more difficult the procedure so if it needs to be done do not delay. ...Read more

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How long after getting 4 wisdom teeth removed do I have to wait before returning to rugby?

How long after getting 4 wisdom teeth removed do I have to wait before returning to rugby?

Rugby: Ask the oral surgeon as it depends on the complexity of the extraction and the anesthetic used. It needs to heal slowly without the blood pressure being raised which a rugby game would do. Always wear an athletic mouth guard when you play fabricated by your dentist. ...Read more

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Can you masturbate after having a wisdom teeth removed?

Yes: Maybe it will distract you from the discomfort in your mouth. ...Read more

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How urgent is it to have impacted wisdom teeth removed?

How urgent is it to have impacted wisdom teeth removed?

Depends: If they are symptomatic (hurting) then it is a priority to have the wisdom teeth removed. If they are not hurting, then waiting for a convenient time for the patient can be appropriate. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
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Wisdom Tooth Extraction (Definition)

This simply means removal of the wisdom teeth which are the third (and sometimes fourth molars). Molars are the bigger teeth toward the back of your mouth, and we count them ...Read more