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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Physical side effects of TMJ and bad wisdom teeth?

Physical side effects of TMJ and bad wisdom teeth?

Unrelated: Unrelated conditions, but sometimes with overlapping symptoms. See an oral surgeon to help with your problem. ...Read more

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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last or 3rd molars to erupt in the mouth. It usually occurs around ages 17-21 and many become impacted for lack of room. Wisdom teeth are the hardest to reach, clean, and have restorative done to. This is the main reason for ...Read more


Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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I recently had wisdom teeth extraction, prescribed methylprednisolone. What are the common side effects?

I recently had wisdom teeth extraction, prescribed methylprednisolone. What are the common side effects?

Internet Search: All the information you could ever want: https://www.Google.Com/search?Q=methylprednisolone;oq=methylprednisolone;aqs=chrome..69i57;sourceid=chrome;es_sm=93;ie=utf-8. ...Read more

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Dr. David Silverglade
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Wisdom teeth extraction, prescribed methylprednisolone, what are the side effects of this?

Wisdom teeth extraction, prescribed methylprednisolone, what are the side effects of this?

Limited: When taken as prescribed minor side affects like fluid retention and/ or mild headache may occur, but the benefits far out weigh the side effects as long as the patient is otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
30 years in practice
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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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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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Dr. John Michel
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Im having slight heaviness on right side of face around eye and temple Wisdom teeth are also impacted. My eye is also starting to twitch. Please help!

Im having slight heaviness on right side of face around eye and temple Wisdom teeth are also impacted. My eye is also starting to twitch. Please help!

Not clear: I am not worried about the eye twitch per se. If you are stressed out you can some times bite down and cause the above symptoms. A second concern could be TMJ syndrome This can give headaches , eye pain and pain in temple. Does not sound too serious but see your doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Kattuah
Board Certified, Dentistry
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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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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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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