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Pulling Out Molar Tooth
Depends: After wisdom teeth are removed some patients may have some bone that protrudes from the gums. Whether or not it is a serious problem or not depends on the size and location of the exposed bone and how much discomfort it is causing. If the exposed bone is significantly large, your dentist or surgeon may have to perform a minor procedure to remove it. Your dentist or surgeon can advise you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tooth movement: After removal of wisdom teeth, it is highly unlikely that you will develop a perfect smile without orthodontic support. Any malocclusion you have before will remain after the surgery. However you can get braces at any age. Orthodontic consults are usually complimentary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very similar to : other tooth extraction. However, in some cases a root canal treated tooth is harder to extract. Since there is no blood supply tot the tooth, the tooth tends to get brittle over time. In any case you will be anesthetized, so you won't feel anything Follow all instructions the dentist gives you to help preventing future complications. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why?: Does your dentist want to remove the crown or the tooth? Is the tooth re-infected, which would lend to having the root canal redone. Or, is the tooth fractured or decayed beyond being repairable? If in doubt see another dentist or an endodontist for a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago. Can flossing shift teeth positions?
Yes: An oral surgeon is trained to do just that. ...Read more
Manageable: During the procedure the discomfort is managed by medications including anesthetics, making the work manageable for you and easier for the surgeon. After the surgery follow your oral surgeon's post-procedure instructions to the letter and again the discomfort will be manageable. One tip, make sure your mouth is healthy and clean before the surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Relatively painless: Fortunately, modern anesthetics allow wisdom teeth surgery to be done virtually pain-free and worry free. With the profound local anesthesia and IV sedation you will have no recall of the events of the dental treatment/oral surgery or experience any pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes sure: If you are referring to the soft tissue sitting behind you second molar (last molar in the back) the third molars/wisdom teeth can go through periods of eruption and quiescence, and while trying to erupt can elevate the soft tissue physically and also due to inflammation and infection. You should have a consult with and oral and maxillofacial surgeon to evaluate. ...Read more
All teeth pulled on top. Still have bottom teeth. When soaking dentures, teeth dig into gums. Best way to prevent?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wisdom teeth/spacing: The teeth immediately in front of the wisdom teeth are lmulti-rooted molars that are very difficult to move. So if teeth spread out, it's not due to the removal of the wisdom teeth.If a tooth closer to the front of the mouth with a single root is removed, there may be some spacing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The permanent molars occupy the most posterior portion of the dental arch. They are the primary grinding teeth in the mouth. Adult humans have twelve molars, in four groups of three at the back of the mouth. The third, rearmost molar in each group is called a wisdom tooth. It is the last tooth to appear, breaking through the gum tissue at about ...Read more
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