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I have one wisdom tooth and it is impacted what can I expect while getting it out? I'm not being sedated either because its only one tooth.

I have one wisdom tooth and it is impacted what can I expect while getting it out? I'm not being sedated either because its only one tooth.

Wisdom tooth: You can expect to feel pushing and pressure. You may also hear some noise. Since your tooth is impacted, the surgeon or dentist will probably have to take it out in pieces, so expect to hear some noise. You may also get some stitches to help the area heal. Be prepared to eat a soft diet for 24-48 hours. Sometimes due to having you mouth open you may experience some muscle stiffness of your jaw. ...Read more

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I'm age 27, have one wisdom tooth, looks to be horizontal in x-ray, upper jaw. Is nerve damage likely during extraction? Don't want to be numb forever

I'm age 27, have one wisdom tooth, looks to be horizontal in x-ray, upper jaw. Is nerve damage likely during extraction? Don't want to be numb forever

Likely no: Any surgery can potentially result in numbness, however, transient or longer lasting numbness following wisdom tooth removal is usually associated with the teeth removed from the lower jaw. Indefinite numbness in either jaw is a rare event and high risk cases can usually be determined beforehand. Talk to your surgeon about your concerns. ...Read more

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Getting one wisdom tooth out tomorrow. What can I expect?

Getting one wisdom tooth out tomorrow. What can I expect?

Varies: Any tooth may be a simple or more involved to extract. Wisdom teeth in general are more involved in nature simply because they are commonly erupting in an abnormal direction and partially encased in bone. So as your doctor how involved the extraction will be. Some doctors offer various sedation techniques to help make the process easier. Be sure to adhere to your post op instructions afterward. ...Read more

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I got one wisdom tooth out yesterday. When can I eat chips? I'm craving them

I got one wisdom tooth out yesterday. When can I eat chips? I'm craving them

When it heals: You're asking for a specific time line, and since it is unknown how difficult your extraction was or how quickly you heal, you should wait a few days until the gum tissue has grown over the wound. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and it seems my one wisdom tooth is coming out what do I do?

I woke up this morning and it seems my one wisdom tooth is coming out what do I do?

Examination: You're teething. Can be uncomfortable. As you are 25 and tooth is just now beginning to erupt there has to be reason for the delay (angulation, lack of space, abnormal gum tissue, etc.) See a wisdom tooth expert, an Oral Surgeon, for evaluation and advice. In the meantime take OtC analgesics (as per pkg directions) if needed. ...Read more

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What to do if I had one wisdom tooth (bottom) extracted. When should it stop hurting?

What to do if I had one wisdom tooth (bottom) extracted. When should it stop hurting?

Broad question: Depending upon the difficulty of the extraction and the specific circumstances relating to the tooth, the majority of pain should be gone within the first few days, although you may not feel completely comfortable and normal in that area from 1-3 weeks. Your own dentist is the one to ask questions of and follow your progress. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get one wisdom tooth removed?

Dependson difficulty: It depends on the age of the patient and the difficulty of the extraction. Surgical time only may be from 5-30 minutes/tooth. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does one do when his wisdom tooth is growing out?

Can doctors tell me what does one do when his wisdom tooth is growing out?

Extract: At your age it is unusual for a wisdom tooth to erupt fully. Get a consult from an oral surgeon for extraction. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is recovery after having one wisdom tooth pulled?

How harmful for your health is recovery after having one wisdom tooth pulled?

It all depends: On the extent of the surgery / degree of impaction / angulation. .. For the most part, IV all goes well, most people are up and about that evening or the following day without much discomfort. Your dentist can best evaluate your case. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Got one wisdom tooth extracted. 2 days later, no pain. Okay to eat regular food?

Got one wisdom tooth extracted. 2 days later, no pain. Okay to eat regular food?

Yes: Base things on how you feel. Since only one was removed, you have the ability to have smaller portions, utilizing the opposite side. Only caveat is if sutures were placed I would stick to the rule of "only what you can easily separate with a fork" type of food for the first week. ...Read more

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I had one upper wisdom tooth removed this tuesday afternoon. What foods can I eat now?

I had one upper wisdom tooth removed this tuesday afternoon. What foods can I eat now?

Almost anything...: You can probably resume your normal diet now although I would just avoid any very hard crusty foods. Keep everything clean with proper oral hygiene- tooth brushing, flossing and at least gentle rinsing after snacks. ...Read more

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What's the difference between having a normal wisdom tooth removed and an impacted one?

What's the difference between having a normal wisdom tooth removed and an impacted one?

Both are normal: I believe in this context a "normal" tooth is one that is emerging correctly and needs to be removed (or pulled out) because there is not room in the mouth. An impacted one is one that is misaligned and will not emerge correctly and therefore is more difficult to extract. ...Read more

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What to do if I had one wisdom tooth taken out yesterday. How long will it take for it to heal?

It depends: Everybody heals at a different rate. It may take several days before the area feels comfortable. Try to ovoid disturbing the blood clots in the sockets if they are open. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a wisdom tooth to grow in? My daughter is 22 and has hers growing in one at a time

How long does it take for a wisdom tooth to grow in? My daughter is 22 and has hers growing in one at a time

Eruption age: Usually, if a wisdom tooth has not fully erupted by the age of 20 or 21 years of age then it isn't going to erupt. The common reasons are: the wisdom tooth it is fully bony impacted, partially bony impacted, tissue impacted or non-existent.
Rec. To see your dentist for evaluation, imaging (panoramic view) and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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My left bottom wisdom tooth is decayed and needs to be removed. Should the top one that is healthy be removed too?

My left bottom wisdom tooth is decayed and needs to be removed. Should the top one that is healthy be removed too?

It depends: If the upper wisdom tooth has no caries or gum disease and still hits a lower molar, you should be able to retain it. If it does not hit a lower tooth, then extraction is usually recommended. However, at age 70 it is unlikely to supererupt enough to become a problem. ...Read more

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Stitches from my one wisdom tooth is coming out I can feel them and see them I have it pulled 5 days ago is this normal?

Stitches from my one wisdom tooth is coming out I can feel them and see them I have it pulled 5 days ago is this normal?

Yes / no: Normally in the mouth the stitches are left for seven days after the extraction. Sometimes your stitches may come loose earlier. This may not be a great problem but you need to call your dentist and have them look at the area. ...Read more

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So one wisdom tooth left a hole that's still there however not a lot of pain. But the other side has no hole but a lot of pain why's that? Its been 2wks

So one wisdom tooth left a hole that's still there however not a lot of pain. But the other side has no hole but a lot of pain why's that? Its been 2wks

What is question?: Are you asking about a wisdom teeth after extraction or a problem with them still present? Please rephrase your question so it can be answered.
The best thing you can do in iehter instance is to see your dentist and find out why you are having this pain. ...Read more

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Can I eat claim chowder after getting my wisdom tooth pulled and if so can I eat on the side it got pulled on, because its pretty hard to chew on one?

Can I eat claim chowder after getting my wisdom tooth pulled and if so can I eat on the side it got pulled on, because its pretty hard to chew on one?

Yes: I am assuming that you are stating that is difficult to chew exclusively on one side of your mouth. In general, it is most important to keep the extraction site clean and free of food debris as it is healing. Brush and rinse the site starting 24 hours after the tooth was removed. Be certain to maintain your postoperative appointments with the dentist who performed the procedure. ...Read more

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Should I get my wisdom tooth extracted because I heard that it is really bad to keep. One wisdom tooth has already began growing. Should I get it extracted?

Should I get my wisdom tooth extracted because I heard that it is really bad to keep. One wisdom tooth has already began growing. Should I get it extracted?

No pat answer: Each case is different. Wisdom teeth with insufficient room to erupt properly or at an angle preventing their full eruption will most likely be problematic & it is best to remove early. However, some individuals have plenty of room in their mouth for them & they can erupt into a fully functional and healthy position. The decision is based on pros\cons of each tooth. Your dds can help advise you. ...Read more

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How long should one take antibotics before having a wisdom tooth extracted?

How long should one take antibotics before having a wisdom tooth extracted?

Depends: If there is no infection present there is no need to take antibiotics. When there is an infection, it may take 3-5 days to control it to the point where extraction is possible, but sometimes it takes longer. Your best bet is to ask the dentist or oral surgeon you will be seeing for the extraction and get their guidance. ...Read more

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Dental experts! What will the recovery after getting one wisdom tooth pulled be like?

Dental experts! What will the recovery after getting one wisdom tooth pulled be like?

Premedication: Premedication starting a day before wisdom teeth extractions with a mild steroid (decadron) and an anti-inflammatory (motrin) will do wonders at keeping swelling and pain under control after the procedure. With this protocol you will minimize risk for time off of work. Review this with your treating dentist. ...Read more

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I just got one wisdom tooth pulled and its bleeding how long is it somposed to bleed for?

I just got one wisdom tooth pulled and its bleeding how long is it somposed to bleed for?

Pressure: After an extraction especially a wisdom tooth there would be a lot of bleeding and suturing. Apply pressure with gauze by biting on a few pieces and change every 15-20 minutes and don't rinse until a clot forms and the bleeding stops. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if one is able to contract pericoronitis on an upper level gum/ wisdom tooth?

Yes: While more common on the lower back molars, it can occur on the upper back molars. ...Read more

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I would like to know how one can tell the difference between TMJ syndrome and a wisdom tooth coming in! Thanks?

I would like to know how one can tell the difference between TMJ syndrome and a wisdom tooth coming in! Thanks?

TMJ vs. Wisdom Pain: Tmj pain usually is a pain in front of the ear with popping and clicking. It can also cause headaches and muscle pain radiating from the lower jaw to the temple. Wisdom tooth pain usually is a gum infection as the tooth is trying to erupt. It is difficult to keep clean and debris creates an unclean gum infection with inflammation, pain and swelling. It can sometimes also be difficult to close. ...Read more

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What does it mean if only one of your wisdom tooth aches after you eat something sweet such as trail mix and yoplait yogurt?

What does it mean if only one of your wisdom tooth aches after you eat something sweet such as trail mix and yoplait yogurt?

Caries: It may mean that you may have caries (decay) in that tooth. Wisdom teeth are known to decay quicker than other teeth because they are harder to get while brushing. I'd go to the dentist to get it checked out. ...Read more

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One half of my 4th wisdom tooth is ready out and the rest of it is coming in what can I do for the pain or keep it from hurting when I eat?

See dentist: When a wisdom tooth is partially erupted and there is a flap of tissue over part of it, you are at risk of getting food debris stuck under the tissue and starting an infection. It will take a dentist to treat this. Meanwhile ibuprophen for pain. Soft diet will help. Keep as clean as possible. Rinse with salt water or listerine. Use water pic if you have one. ...Read more

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How long would removal of a fully erupted lower wisdom tooth take under local anesthesia only? Are the lower or upper ones easier/harder to remove?

How long would removal of a fully erupted lower wisdom tooth take under local anesthesia only? Are the lower or upper ones easier/harder to remove?

Wisdom tooth extract: A completely erupted wisdom tooth with short straight roots is usually an easy extraction and can be done quickly. However each tooth is different depending on the orientation, length and shape of the roots. The dentist or oral surgeon who will be doing the extracting has seen the X-ray and your tooth and can best answer your question ...Read more

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Got one wisdom tooth removed Monday. It is Friday. No pain since. So stiffness. Bottom left tooth. Can I eat soft but sold foods? Thank you so much!

Got one wisdom tooth removed Monday. It is Friday. No pain since. So stiffness. Bottom left tooth. Can I eat soft but sold foods? Thank you so much!

Post-surgery eating: It sounds like you're ready to eat solid foods. It's best to add "gentle"solid foods like pancakes, eggs, mashed potatoes, soft pasta or anything you can cut easily with a fork, to your diet. It is best to avoid crunchy, hard foods like popcorn, nuts and chips for one week following surgery. ...Read more

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I have a gum pocket on the outside of one of my molars. A wisdom tooth is starting to surface behind it. Could the wisdom tooth be causing the pocket?

I have a gum pocket on the outside of one of my molars. A wisdom tooth is starting to surface behind it. Could the wisdom tooth be causing the pocket?

Yes: You are correct, as a wisdom tooth erupts into the mouth, it can create a pocket in the gum, especially if the wisdom tooth is erupting abnormally. This pocketing may or may not be a problem that should be examined by a professional. It could be at risk for food impaction and subsequent infection. Have a professional provide a oral exam and explain your options and any risks. Good luck :) ...Read more

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Can a wisdom tooth problem make you have a one-sided headache?

Can a wisdom tooth problem make you have a one-sided headache?

Very common: Chronic problems with wisdom teeth may cause headaches, earaches and jaw pain. ...Read more

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Why is it that wisdom tooth extractions are more painful than regular ones?

Why is it that wisdom tooth extractions are more painful than regular ones?

Wisdon teeth: Wisdom teeth extractions can be more difficult especially when they are impacted. An impacted tooth means it is under the gums and/or the bone. This is complicated when the position of the tooth is horizontal, has long or hooked roots, and located near the nerve. Anytime you involve the bone, swelling and bruising are normal post-operative problems. ...Read more

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How does one tell if a wisdom tooth erupting and not just a regular tooth ache?

How does one tell if a wisdom tooth erupting and not just a regular tooth ache?

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 more

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I have 1 horizontally impacted wisdom tooth. Will I need to get rid of all of them or just that one?

I have 1 horizontally impacted wisdom tooth. Will I need to get rid of all of them or just that one?

Impacted toothq: This is impossible to say without an examination of your mouth and seeing
the x-rays. It depends on where the wisdom are located, their angulation, how close they are to other teeth and nerves, how much bone is covering them, etc.
Ask your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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My partially erupted wisdom tooth has swollen gum covering one side of the tooth. Is it time for it to get taken out?

Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth that are not able to emerge normally become impacted or trapped within the jaw. If they emerge partially through the the gums a passageway is created and can become infected. Some dentists recommend removing them if they don't fully emerge or if they grow near the nerve of the lower jaw. Some believe that it is better to remove them early. See your dentist for exam and his opinion ...Read more

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I had my top right wisdom tooth pulled 48hours ago and my other teeth away from the one pulled hurt pretty bad. Why? Is this normal?

I had my top right wisdom tooth pulled 48hours ago and my other teeth away from the one pulled hurt pretty bad. Why? Is this normal?

Pain: Pain is never "normal, " but may just be indicative of healing surgery. Pain can be referred to any location along an affected nerve's length. Call the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who treated you. Post operative care is part of the treatment process. He/she may or may want to see you, or may change your post-op Meds. ...Read more