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Dr. Zahid Ahmed
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last or 3rd molars to erupt in the mouth. It usually occurs around ages 17-21 and many become impacted for lack of room. Wisdom teeth are the hardest to reach, clean, and have restorative done to. This is the main reason for ...Read more


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What is the piece of gum hanging out after getting wisdom teeth removal?

What is the piece of gum hanging out after getting wisdom teeth removal?

Loose gum.: Sometimes, after a wisdom tooth is removed, the gum tissue will be "flapping". Some dentists leave it that way and other dentists will either remove it or stitch it to the rest of the gum. No matter which way, it will eventually heal and you'll be fine. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist/oral surgeon for evaluation
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Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain or impacted
Once
Take NSAIDs if dealing with pain/swelling from wisdom teeth
Daily
Rinse with warm salt water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth.
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Is it possible that a piece of tooth could get left behind during a wisdom tooth extraction? I had my wisdom teeth out in october. It's now january and i think I have a little piece of tooth that's working out of my gum on the bottom. It's sharp and a lit

Yes, : Yes, but it may be a loose piece of bone not just a broken piece of tooth. They will usually resolve without issue but the best thing is to go back to your dentist and let them take a look to be safe. There are a few different options they can discuss with you. ...Read more

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Treating a Tooth Abscess (Checklist)

See dentist ASAP
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Have the tooth removed
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Go to the emergency room if swelling hinders breathing
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What does it mean if I have a bad taste in mouth 6 days after wisdom teeth removal?

What does it mean if I have a bad taste in mouth 6 days after wisdom teeth removal?

Debris in Sockets or: The socket in your jawbone can collect debris until it heals and fills in with bone covered by gum tissue. In the meantime, your oral surgeon should give you an irrigating syringe to squirt in the hole(s) to keep them clean. Could also be blood or possibly drainage/infection. Does it hurt? Getting better or worse? Any q's, see your dentist. ...Read more

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Getting Straight Teeth (Checklist)

See an orthodontist
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See a dentist trained In cosmetic dentistry
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When is it safe to smoke marijuana after wisdom teeth removal? I had my teeth removed november 30th and was wondering if its safe to smoke again?

When is it safe to smoke marijuana after wisdom teeth removal? I had my teeth removed november 30th and was wondering if its safe to smoke again?

After wound healing: Smoking is not good for your lungs, and marijuana has the side effect of decreasing salivary flow and therefore produces a dry mouth and gum disease. Tooth socket healing is best supported with normal salivary flow, and usually takes about three weeks. Ask your dentist or oral surgeon if the would has closed sufficiently, and then make your decision. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more


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