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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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Would an impacted wisdom tooth lead to pain in the other teeth?

Would an impacted wisdom tooth lead to pain in the other teeth?

Yes: An impacted tooth can be the source of referred pain as well as a direct cause of pain with other teeth. A partially exposed impacted tooth adjacent to a tooth can be difficult to clean which can lead to gum problems and decay in the wisdom tooth as well as the adjacent tooth. An impacted tooth can also cause resorption/destruction of roots of adjacent teeth. ...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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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?

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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