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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 (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
If you have crowded teeth and you get your wisdom teeth removed will your teeth straighten over time?
Nope: Teeth tend to drift forward and not backward into the third molar area. ...Read more
Yes: Yup. It will get better over several days. ...Read more
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
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 3 days ago, thougt the pain has subsided there is a horrible almost unbearable taste in my mouth, should i be worried? H
Dry Socket ?: Very possibly. Why not have your surgeon take a look? ...Read more
My jaw has been locked for 4 months now. I think it might be caused by my wisdom teeth coming in. If I get my wisdom teeth removed will that fix my ja?
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
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.
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 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
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
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
Next day: You can shower the next day or even the same day. ...Read more
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
Hi, I got my wisdom teeth removed 24 hours ago, there's a little bleeding from one of them, is that normal?
Put a Gauze: Pad over it and bite down gently for 20 minutes. If it's still bleeding, call your dentist. ...Read more
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
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
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
I got my wisdom teeth removed a week ago and I noticed today that my spleen feels enlarged. It doesn't hurt too much. Is this something I should worry about?
Not connected: Unlikely the two are connected but I would advise follow up with a physician to access the spleen issue ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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.
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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.
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
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
Top wisdom teeth removed 3 years ago. Was told I didn't have any lower. I now have what feels and looks like a tooth erupting left lower. Possible?
Tooth: Talk to your dentist at your next cleaning or sooner if you are experiencing pain ...Read more
Yes: Maybe it will distract you from the discomfort in your mouth. ...Read more
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