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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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