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Its been 10 days since ive had impacted wisdom teeth removed. The molars on one side are suddenly excrutiatingly sensitive to cold, and throb.

Its been 10 days since ive had impacted wisdom teeth removed. The molars on one side are suddenly excrutiatingly sensitive to cold, and throb.

No relation: No relation to 3rd molar extraction. Sensitivity may be due to cavities, fractures, gum recession, faulty and traumatic occlusion, or other causes. Please see your Dentist before this gets worse. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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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I just got my 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed on monday. 8/12 there's a bump on my cheek that formed and that side is swollen. Should i be worried?

I just got my 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed on monday. 8/12 there's a bump on my cheek that formed and that side is swollen. Should i be worried?

Post op swelling: If the swelling occurred overnight on the day the wisdom teeth were removed, and it's going down each day, it's probably normal. If the swelling has increased then you definitely need to call the surgeon and let him\her know. It might be infected. No matter what, we cannot tell you for sure what's going on. Therefore you need to call your surgeon right away. ...Read more

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I had dressing to treat dry socket after impacted wisdom teeth removal. Dressing removed 2 days. Still have dull pulsing pain on one side. Is this ok?

I had dressing to treat dry socket after impacted wisdom teeth removal. Dressing removed 2 days. Still have dull pulsing pain on one side. Is this ok?

The rule of thumb: The gauze packing should be removed and replaced every 24 hours until symptoms subside. If concerned see your surgeon for management. ...Read more

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I had 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed 6 mnts ago. One side of face now appears swollen and asymmetrical, with low muscle tone. how can i reverse this?

I had 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed 6 mnts ago. One side of face now appears swollen and asymmetrical, with low muscle tone. how can i reverse this?

See oral surgeon: There may or may not be a problem. See the dentist who extracted the teeth. If the procedure was not done by an oral surgeon, seek the opinion of a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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5 days ago removed two impacted wisdom teeth. Left side is healing great, while the right has a swollen lymph node on the jaw. Slight throbbing :( ?

5 days ago removed two impacted wisdom teeth. Left side is healing great, while the right has a swollen lymph node on the jaw. Slight throbbing :( ?

Infection: The swollen lymph node is a good indicator of infection. If you got antobiotics from the sutgeon the day of your surgery and have been taking them then they may not be effective. If not then call them and ask for a prescription. Either way this problem needs to be addressed asap. ...Read more

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I have a yellow lump on the back of my throat and a swollen gland & earache on the same side. Possible impacted wisdom teeth -connected? ++throat pain

I have a yellow lump on the back of my throat and a swollen gland & earache on the same side. Possible impacted wisdom teeth -connected? ++throat pain

Coincidental: Probably 2 separate problems. Both need attention. See Primary Care Physician, referral to ENT Specialist may be in order. See your General Dentist, referral to Oral Surgeon may be in order. ...Read more

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Could impacted wisdom teeth lead to death?

Could impacted wisdom teeth lead to death?

Absolutely : Abscess due to the wisdom tooth infection if not treated, is a serious medical condition and can eventually kill. The death from tooth abscess is not rare. Boston study (2008) found that 66 patients died due to dental abscess. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are impacted wisdom teeth a modern problem ?

Not prehistoric: Stone age man did not have wisdom tooth problem as jaws were larger and diet caused severe wear of teeth. Over hundreds of thousands of years our jaws have gotten smaller and our diet more refined so room for wisdom teeth now problematic. ...Read more

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Why did everyone with impacted wisdom teeth used to get them pulled?

Why did everyone with impacted wisdom teeth used to get them pulled?

PAIN: People with true pain will often go to great lengths to remove the source. Having teeth close together without pain would not be considered clinically important and thus not drive one to have the teeth pulled. Timed removal of select, paired lower and upper teeth during the pre-teen or teen years may prevent the wisdom teeth from becoming impacted & decrease the need later. ...Read more

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Could you describe what getting all four impacted wisdom teeth extracted is like?

Could you describe what getting all four impacted wisdom teeth extracted is like?

Varies: Varies alot. Best advice: see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/xrays/recommendations. More complicated at your age. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more