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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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Help please! Is an impacted wisdom tooth making me dizzy and achy?

Help please! Is an impacted wisdom tooth making me dizzy and achy?

Unlikely: Unless the tooth has a severe abscess I don't think it would cause these symptoms. See your M.D. First and then have the tooth evaluted by your dentist. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to remove my impacted wisdom tooth under local anesthesia?

What does it feel like to remove my impacted wisdom tooth under local anesthesia?

Some people do ok: You have to be ready to feel something though. You will feel the "local" because it is an injection (needle). Motivated adults and "patient" dentists make this technique work well. Then you will feel tugging, pulling, and possibly some discomfort. The advantages have to do with not getting more complex anesthesia. ...Read more

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How long does it to heal after impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

How long does it to heal after impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

Days to weeks: Symptoms of pain and fullness in the affected region usually subside in a few days with appropriate pain medications, but the actual healing of the gum tissue takes a few weeks to seal. ...Read more

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How long does it take penicillin to help impacted wisdom tooth?

How long does it take penicillin to help impacted wisdom tooth?

Not a pain killer: Penicillin is an antibiotic, not a pain killer. If your pain is caused by swelling from an infection it usually takes 24-48 hours for an antibiotic to start reducing the infection. If the pain is not caused by an infection then it will not help at all. The problem will not go away, however, until the cause is addressed and the impacted tooth removed. ...Read more

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How much can it cost to have an impacted wisdom tooth pulled out?

How much can it cost to have an impacted wisdom tooth pulled out?

$200 - $1000: The cost depends on how difficult the tooth will be to extract. If the tooth has erupted, it will cost less to extract than if it is still under the gums. The dentist will take an xray and give you an estimate before the procedure. Here's a tip: keep an ice cooler in your car with ice bags. Put them on your face as soon as you get in car. This will decrease swelling and pain. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can a inflamed impacted wisdom tooth put your bite off and cause gum issues?

Can a inflamed impacted wisdom tooth put your bite off and cause gum issues?

Yes it is: Possible. See a dentist or oral surgeon asap to get it properly treated. ...Read more

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Do you have to have a general to have bottom impacted wisdom tooth extracted?

Do you have to have a general to have bottom impacted wisdom tooth extracted?

No: But it is advisable. You can have a local and it is simply more traumatic. Oral surgeons use short acting anesthetics to have you out while the procedure is done and then easily awakened. It also depends how badly the tooth is impacted. If it is badly impacted you do not want to be awake while the doctor digs it out. ...Read more

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Could some 1 explain the actuall work carried out taking upper impacted wisdom tooth and cyst out. Thank's x?

Could some 1 explain the actuall work carried out taking upper impacted wisdom tooth and cyst out. Thank's x?

Tooth: The area is numbed. An incision is made to expose the area with the impaction. Bone is removed if necessary to expose the tooth so that it may be easily removed. The eruption cyst/cyst is removed at the same time, sharp bony edges are smoothed and the area is rinsed with sterile water and closed with sutures. ...Read more

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I have a bad rotting impacted wisdom tooth, can't afford an extraction, and it hurts randomly, what can I do to pull it?

Clinic: Most states have a dental clinic that often times does free dental treatment. Call them and see if they can help you. Sometimes you can also go to the hospital to have the tooth pulled. ...Read more

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Could braces fix a horizontal impacted wisdom tooth?

Could braces fix a horizontal impacted wisdom tooth?

Not easily: It means putting braces on all the other teeth for anchorage, surgically exposit the wisdom tooth and placing an attachment on the tooth, then gradually, over a very long time lifting the impacted tooth up into place. Most probably the best solution is to have the wisdom tooth removed before it causes damage. See an orthodontic specialist for an initial evaluation (often free) to find out more. ...Read more

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How do I numb the pain from an impacted wisdom tooth?

How do I numb the pain from an impacted wisdom tooth?

Pain meds: Take some pain medications. However, see your dentist for an evaluation of your wisdom tooth. It may have to be extracted. ...Read more

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I have an impacted wisdom tooth on abscessed tooth. Help?

I have an impacted wisdom tooth on abscessed tooth. Help?

See a dentist ASAP: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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What to do if partially impacted wisdom tooth?

What to do if partially impacted wisdom tooth?

See oral surgeon: Every case is different. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Can an impacted wisdom tooth get better on its own?

Can an impacted wisdom tooth get better on its own?

Yes: Impacted only means that the tooth is not erupted. If it erupts and function, it will "get better on its own." but impacted does not mean it hurts. ...Read more

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Can a impacted wisdom tooth not be a problem later?

Can a impacted wisdom tooth not be a problem later?

YES........: Even if your wisdom teeth aren't causing any pain or other problems, they may cause problems at some point. The most common problems are decay, infection and crowding or damage to other teeth. Teeth next to the wisdom teeth are more prone to developing gum problems. See your dentist to discuss your options. ...Read more

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What to expect for removal of impacted wisdom tooth?

Oral surgeon: Complex question. Many variables. Best advice is to see an oral surgeon for comprehensive history/exam/xrays/video/recommendations. ...Read more

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What happens if impacted wisdom tooth is not pulled?

What happens if impacted wisdom tooth is not pulled?

Many possibilities: An impacted third molar (wisdom tooth) not removed can cause several problems. An example would be that the wisdom tooth could cause pressure on the teeth in front of it causing resulting pain, the third molar can also, cause your teeth to be forced forward with the result of your anterior teeth forced out of their correct position, finally, a cyst or tumor can form around the third molar as well. ...Read more

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What should I do for a partially impacted wisdom tooth?

What should I do for a partially impacted wisdom tooth?

Oral surgeon: See a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon who can examine/xray/make recommendations. ...Read more

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How would you know if you have an impacted wisdom tooth?

How would you know if you have an impacted wisdom tooth?

Ask your dentist: An impacted tooth is under the gum and bone, and you would need radiographs to see it. ...Read more