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Doctor insights on: Impacted Wisdom Teeth Swelling

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Impacted Tooth (Definition)

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


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Should i get my impacted wisdom teeth extracted?

Should i get my impacted wisdom teeth extracted?

Depends: Whether or not you should or should not have your impacted teeth removed will depend upon your symptoms if any, your age, position and development of the impacted teeth, whether or not they have associated pathology or causing or contributing to problems with adjacent teeth or structures. Every patient is different and should have a rational reason for the removal of an impacted tooth. ...Read more

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Are symptoms from impacted wisdom teeth or tmj?

Are symptoms from impacted wisdom teeth or tmj?

See. Dentist: Your dentist can examine you and tell you what is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Impacted wisdom teeth removal. Does it hurt a lot?

Impacted wisdom teeth removal. Does it hurt a lot?

No: No. Not during, or after. Pain managed well with local or IV anesthesia and postop pain meds. For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce impacted wisdom teeth pain?

What can I do to reduce impacted wisdom teeth pain?

Abx: If they're impacted you may need pain medications and antibiotics. See your doctor and/or an oral surgeon ...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?

Early removal : If an impacted wisdom tooth is symptomatic and/or indicated for removal because of other factors, early removal before the wisdom tooth is fully developed is usually preferred. The risks and potential for complications are usually less when the impacted wisdom tooth is removed before the roots are fully developed than waiting until the roots are completely formed. ...Read more

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Could upper impacted wisdom teeth eventually come out straight?

Could upper impacted wisdom teeth eventually come out straight?

Not likely: Impacted means the path of eruption is blocked, which may be due to the position of the tooth, jaw size, or tissue/and or bone overlying the tooth preventing its eruption into a functional position. A tooth that has not erupted into the mouth may not necessarily be an impacted tooth as many unerupted wisdom teeth do erupt into a functional position. ...Read more

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Just got 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed, help me with the pain?

Narcotic meds: Impacted teeth can be very painful. Your oral surgeon should have prescribed narcotic pain meds and given you a complete list of instructions. Until you contact him/her, use OTC pain meds, ice. ...Read more

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How long for a full recovery after impacted wisdom teeth removal?

Varies: Recovery time varies greatly depending upon the difficulty of the impaction, the skill of the surgeon, the health of the patient and the age of the patient. Generally speaking most patients are fine after 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Not impacted wisdom teeth removal. How long would it take to recover?

Not impacted wisdom teeth removal. How long would it take to recover?

1-7 days: Depends on what your definition of recovery is, and the exact post-operative care you did. My patients can go to work the next day without pain. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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