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Impacted Wisdom Teeth Causing Watery Eyes
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
I've had pressure in my eye, cheekbone, & jaw for 3 months. Tumor or impacted wisdom teeth? Any help is appreciated im so worried.
Need a medical check: It is hard to guess your diagnosis like you are trying to do. Neither of the two conditions you mentioned are likely to cause you pressure. Certainly there is no tumor in this area that will cause pressure, unless it is located over your head (? Headache). Impacted teeth are asymptomatic unless they get infected which willc ause pain. You may be suffering from anxiety. seek stress relief. Walking is go ...Read more
I was wondering what are sublingual glands/salivary glands is it cause by my impacted wisdom teeth?
Normal Glands: The sublingual glands are normal anatomical structures that are one of the major salivary glands along with the parotid and submandibular glands responsible for producing saliva in the mouth. Impacted wisdom teeth are not responsible or contribute to the development of the glands. ...Read more
Can TMJ dysfunction cause severe tooth pain? X ray showed impacted wisdom teeth but not infected so diagnosis TMJ dysfunction
Possibly: Impact wisdom teeth probably do not cause crowding of the teeth in the front, because the wisdom teeth would need to push on the 2nd molar, 1st molar, 2nd premolar, 1st premolar, canine and the incisors. Some people believe the wisdom teeth do cause the crowding but people without the wisdom teeth can still get crowding in the front teeth. Sometimes the wisdom teeth cause damage to the 2nd molars. ...Read more
No way to: Determine that over the internet. A dentist who can clinically examine you and see x-rays of the teeth can give you the best answer to your question. We also can't predict the future, even if we saw you in person. We can only render an educated guess. ...Read more
Can wisdom teeth cause headaches when there's no pain from the teeth? I have 4 impacted wisdom. All fully developed.
Since the wisdom teeth are impacted, either upright or askew (can't tell without an exam), if they are erupting, they can be putting pressure on the gum and bone tissue, which can manefest itself as a headache.
I once had a patient who had severe migranes. His physician could not find anything wrong wih him, and advised him to have a dental exam. After examining him, I advised him that he needed a root canal on an upper molar. He protested, claiming the tooth did not hurt him.
I asked him to allow me to show him. As his headache was killing him (but tooth was not hurting), I anesthetized him on that one tooth. As I was administering the injection, his headache stopped. I completed the root canal therapy and his headaches vanished.
Speak to an oral surgeon about extracting those teeth and hopefully your headaches will no longer be an issue. ...Read more
Can impacted wisdom teeth cause discomfort in other teeth/gums. Inflamed not infected. Feels like my bite is off. Clench teeth at night sometimes?
Definitely, yes: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned, cause discomfort in other teeth, painful and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures. See a dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment if needed. ...Read more
Yes and (no?): Impacted teeth may cause referred pain, especially if there is inflammation or infection associated with them. I have never heard of nor believe that impacted lower wisdom teeth (and probably upper impacted wisdom teeth) can cause loss of hearing. I recommend that you discuss the removal of the wisdom teeth with an oral surgeon and your hearing loss with an ENT specialist. ...Read more
Are there any at home treatments for TMJ disorder? Also can impacted wisdom teeth cause TMJ disorder?
Could chronic teeth clenching or impacted wisdom teeth be the cause of the lack of sensation in my right forehead above eyebrow?
Unlikely: Especially if it's the lower wisdom teeth that are impacted. See a wisdom-tooth specialist, an Oral Surgeon, to evaluate the status of your wisdom teeth. See your Physician or preferably a neurologist to evaluate your neurologic symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: Impacted wisdom teeth that are symptomatic can contribute to pain and swelling of the lymph nodes. ...Read more
Studies show that no more then 12% of IMPACTED wisdom teeth cause noticeable problems. If no pain/noticeable pain, should I leave unless bad impact??
Depends...: Removal or retention of third molars is very individualistic. You should consult with your dentist and an oral surgeon if they recommend seeing one. ...Read more
Impacted wisdom teeth, causing bad breath, smelly floss & swelling gums sometimes. What should I do?
Infection: Immediate treatment required. Call Oral Surgeon, a wisdom tooth specialist, for proper Rx. ...Read more
Not uncommon: TMJ pain or soreness may occur after the removal of difficult impacted wisdom teeth. In case your pain continues for more than a couple of weeks, you should probably see your doctor for evaluation. In the meantime before your appointment, take NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) to mange the pain or discomfort. ...Read more
Depends: The surgical procedures required for removal of wisdom teeth will depend upon the position and development of the tooth, which jaw the tooth is in, and the techique and equipment used by your dentist or surgeon. Erupted wisdom teeth may not require any cutting unless the tooth breaks. Impacted teeth may require cutting of the gums, and/or creating a window in the bone and sectioning the tooth. ...Read more
See a dentist: You need to see a dentist who can evaluate your problem with a clinical examination and appropriate x-ray (s) where the entire tooth can be visualized. After diagnosing the problem, the dentist can either provide the optimal course of treatment for your problem or refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for treatment. ...Read more
Yes, but: Yes, but why wouldn't you want to see someone with much more experience? For best results, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations/treatment. ...Read more
Facial pain can come from many areas and it can be challenging to find the source of the pain.
I would suggest seeing a dentist, oral surgeon, or ENT to help you start the process of elimination of finding out where the pain is coming from. ...Read more
Impacted wisdom teeth removedbeen 3 days on vicodine pain seems to be the samemeds making me sleep which in return triggers my migrane NASIDS allegic?
Whenever: There is no specific time period that is necessary to wait to have a filling done. It is mostly when you will be comfortable enough and able to open your mouth for further work and the urgency of your other dental treatment. Discuss this matter with your own dentist who is most aware of your particular dental needs. ...Read more
What to do if I have bad on and off headache, earache, temple pain, impacted wisdom teeth - connected?
See oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon and have the wisdom teeth removed. If you still have headaches nd temporal pain after healing then your TMJ should be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more
What do you suggest for bad on and off headache, earache, temple pain, impacted wisdom teeth - connected?
Connected?: Some of the symptoms you mention can be tooth related and some not. In your case I would start with a visit to my dentist and if all is fine I would see my ENT specialist. I do not believe at your age it is related to the wisdom teeth and I would leave them untouched if they are fully impacted and would check them by xray 1x/yr. ...Read more
Is it possible to do IV sedation (twilight) instead of general anesthesia (unconscious) for impacted wisdom teeth?
Yes: Most oral surgeons I know do use IV sedation instead of general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth. Which is the best way to go depends on how many teeth they are removing, how difficult they expect the procedure to be, and your personal preference. Speak to your oral surgeon about which option is best for you. ...Read more
Is it a possible for impacted wisdom teeth to move within a month? I saw the dentist about a month ago. No cavities. Extreme Pain in lower 2nd molar.
Correct: Dr. Becker is correct. Call your Dentist to recommend an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more
I had dressing to treat dry socket after impacted wisdom teeth removal. Dressing removed 2 days. Still have dull pulsing pain on one side. Is this ok?
The rule of thumb: The gauze packing should be removed and replaced every 24 hours until symptoms subside. If concerned see your surgeon for management. ...Read more
Teeth under the gums: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars are usually the last teeth on either side of the upper and lower jaws, and the most common impacted teeth. Impacted means there is something that is preventing the tooth from erupting into the mouth. The position of the developing tooth, size of the tooth, size of the jaws, and any tissue, bone or pathological problems (cysts) may prevent normal eruption. ...Read more
An impacted tooth is one that is for one of many reasons unable to erupt into the oral cavity: they may be vertical, horizontal, in bone, impacted in soft tissue (gum/gingiva), it may be due to local pathology i.e. Proximity to an extra tooth or undifferentiated mass of tooth like tissue or an "odontoma", it can be due to crowding, and usually it is a wisdom tooth that lacks ...Read more
Tears out of proportion. Eyes need tear film to keep the cornea clear of any local or environmental foreign materials. The tears are produced by local as well as accessory lacrimal glands and are constantly being replaced by evaporation or suction by the nasolacrimal system into the nose. Watery eyes can result from many causes, some of which being too much production ...Read more
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