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Seems Like My Impacted Wisdom Tooth Is Making Me Tired Help
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a impacted wisdom tooth and its coming in facing my jaw. My face is swelling from it and i can't open my mouth or it feels like its breaking?
See professional: At 26 there can be complications from an erupting wisdom tooth. You may need antibiotics. Infection and inflammation may cause the muscles in the area to limit opening of the mouth. See a dentist or oral surgeon soon, as infection can cause systemic problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Large, red painful lump on cheek, doesn't come to a head like a spot. Just above where it's coming through so maybe I have an abscess or impacted wisdom tooth?
Best to be : Evaluated by a dentist. Once an exam and appropriate x-rays are taken a more definitive diagnosis and aporopriate treatment recomnendations can be rendered. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Can an impacted tooth come in years later? I've had an impacted wisdom tooth for about 3 years. My dentist said to just leave it alone, since it wasn't causing problems. Now the spot is sore. It feels kind of like my other wisdom teeth did when they were
Yes, but...: Especially if other teeth have moved to allow room. Impacted means that something was blocking eruption. Now that tooth is coming in you may have soreness from eruption (think teething) or from irritated gum tissue around the tooth. Now that you are having a problem please go back to see your dentist for resolution or referral. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Help! I have an impacted wisdom tooth coming in that needs to be removed. Its effecting ear causing bad pain, swelling & fluid. I've been taking motrin, amox, sudafed but no relief. Prednisone next?
No prednisone: Do not take Prednisone for an infection. Prednisone impedes your bodies immune response and would allow the infection to run rampant. You need to see and oral surgeon to have the impacted third molar removed. Many oral surgeons can arrange to see you same day or within 24 hours. Do not wait. Call now! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Help! I have an impacted wisdom tooth coming in that needs to be removed. Its effecting ear causing bad pain, swelling & fluid. I've been taking motrin, sudafed & amox but no relief! prednisone next?
Extraction: Saving your Prednisone or any corticosteroid for preop and post op med (surgical extraction). Prednisone usually prescribed along side with antibiotic. Extraction of the wisdom teeth is the key to your problem. Treat the cause (wisdom tooth), not the symptom (pain, swelling, fluid). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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