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Depends: There may be some level of discomfort with orthodontic therapy after each adjustment, usually manageable with over the counter medications if necessary. As the teeth move and the occlusion (bite) changes, the muscles controlling the opening and closing of the lower jaw sometimes may be tender. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on Teeth: Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it;s a bit more complicated. Depends on the size, angulation, location, and several other factors. Every tooth is different. Every person is different. Your dentist/oral surgeon can predict pretty accurately how it's going to go and how you're going to feel. There's no way for you to guess yourself. Just get a consultation and you'll know for sure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tips for pain relief: Any tooth extraction can be uncomfortable. The key is good home care. As soon as possible place an ice pack on your face...Even if you have to store your own ice bag in a cooler in the car. Keep ice on your face 20min on then 20 min off for the first 24 hours. Take pain meds as prescribed and limit activity. Dont suck through a straw, spit alot, slurp soup or smoke. Eat soft foods for 24 hrs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Painless if LA used: With the availability of local and topical anesthetics, even a challenging deep professional cleaning should be painless. If you are experiencing discomfort during your hygiene appointments request appropriate anesthetic for your comfort, high quality dentistry and minimal demands on your time. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See dentist: Try and keep the gingiva around the teeth clean. You can rinse with warm salt water. Wisdom teeth take a long time to erupt into position. You should see a dentist to have these teeth evaluated. You can also takes aspiring, tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen or aleve for pain. ...Read more
Yes but: If done without anesthetic, you will feel it. Everyone has a different pain tolerance. The same procedure done on ten different people will illicit ten different responses. Get numbed up and you shouldn't feel it. Rinse with warm salty water for three days afterwards. It's normal for teeth to be sensitive to cold for a few weeks as well. B ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen cheek, impacted wisdom tooth @ cyst when cheek is less swollen pain in palate is less painful cnt understand why
NO WAY: In most cases dental implants are not painful at all! in our practice most dental implant patients do not require any pain medicine other than over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil. Often times, the dental extraction is by far more uncomfortable than a dental implant. ...Read moreSee 13 more doctor answers
Separate issues: Unless for some unusual reason the orthodontics are applying pressure to the wisdom teeth, no. The 3rd molars are rarely involved with orthodontic appliances, and any discomfort from the eruption of them into the oral cavity is a separate issue from orthodontia. If the timing is coincident, the discomfort will be again separate, and likely more from the braces. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bottom left molar is very painful when biting, jaw and lymph nodes hurt and are swollen (lymph node swollen only). Would extraction solve my problem?
See your dentist: Your question is best answered by a dentist or oral surgeon. Suggest you see one as soon as possible. ...Read more
Not uncommon: Local anesthetic injection sites are typically sore for several days. Also dental treatment may result in tooth discomfort due to inflammation of the nerve inside a tooth. Take an NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with any pain, if necessary. If the pain persists or worsens after a few days, see your dentist. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Infection: An abscessed tooth is a badly infected tooth. Infection may be spreading to, and causing swelling of, lymph nodes. The best way to rx this problem is to eliminate the abscess through root canal rx (preferable) or extraction. Please see your dentist now before infection spreads farther. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Impacted wisdom tooth.How do I know if it's overcrowding my front teeth?Does crowding of teeth cause pain?Can overcrowdin be fixed by braces later?
Wisdom Teeth: It's controversial whether impacted wisdom teeth cause crowding or not. If you have pain, it's possible the wisdom teeth are the cause. Overcrowding can certainly be helped with braces, the best thing would be visit a dentist to check on the wisdom teeth and to see what the cause of pain is. They can also give their opinion of braces, it's almost always better to treat crowding earlier. ...Read more
2 mandibular molars extracted 2 weeks ago, jaw tender, swollen SM area under site, swollen spongy growth f/sites not closing yet-normal?
Healing: Healing varies from individual to individual and varies greatly with difficulty of surgical procedure, medical history, aftercare, etc. Please call the surgeon who removed your teeth, explain your symptoms and ask to be seen to have the site reevaluated. This is part of routine aftercare and the responsibility of your own dentist. Who can better answer your question, internet dentists or your DDS? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers