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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

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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

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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 ?

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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Impacted wisdom teeth, is it really worth it to have them removed if there is not pain?

Impacted wisdom teeth, is it really worth it to have them removed if there is not pain?

It depends: If there is not enough room for the wisdom teeth or they are too close to the last molars they should be removed. ...Read more

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Are symptoms from impacted wisdom teeth or tmj?

See. Dentist: Your dentist can examine you and tell you what is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Should i get my impacted wisdom teeth extracted?

Should i get my impacted wisdom teeth extracted?

Depends: Whether or not you should or should not have your impacted teeth removed will depend upon your symptoms if any, your age, position and development of the impacted teeth, whether or not they have associated pathology or causing or contributing to problems with adjacent teeth or structures. Every patient is different and should have a rational reason for the removal of an impacted tooth. ...Read more

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Impacted wisdom teeth removal. Does it hurt a lot?

Impacted wisdom teeth removal. Does it hurt a lot?

No: No. Not during, or after. Pain managed well with local or IV anesthesia and postop pain meds. For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce impacted wisdom teeth pain?

What can I do to reduce impacted wisdom teeth pain?

Abx: If they're impacted you may need pain medications and antibiotics. See your doctor and/or an oral surgeon ...Read more

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How urgent is it to have impacted wisdom teeth removed?

How urgent is it to have impacted wisdom teeth removed?

Early removal : If an impacted wisdom tooth is symptomatic and/or indicated for removal because of other factors, early removal before the wisdom tooth is fully developed is usually preferred. The risks and potential for complications are usually less when the impacted wisdom tooth is removed before the roots are fully developed than waiting until the roots are completely formed. ...Read more

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Could upper impacted wisdom teeth eventually come out straight?

Could upper impacted wisdom teeth eventually come out straight?

Not likely: Impacted means the path of eruption is blocked, which may be due to the position of the tooth, jaw size, or tissue/and or bone overlying the tooth preventing its eruption into a functional position. A tooth that has not erupted into the mouth may not necessarily be an impacted tooth as many unerupted wisdom teeth do erupt into a functional position. ...Read more

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Just got 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed, help me with the pain?

Narcotic meds: Impacted teeth can be very painful. Your oral surgeon should have prescribed narcotic pain meds and given you a complete list of instructions. Until you contact him/her, use OTC pain meds, ice. ...Read more

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How long for a full recovery after impacted wisdom teeth removal?

Varies: Recovery time varies greatly depending upon the difficulty of the impaction, the skill of the surgeon, the health of the patient and the age of the patient. Generally speaking most patients are fine after 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Not impacted wisdom teeth removal. How long would it take to recover?

Not impacted wisdom teeth removal. How long would it take to recover?

1-7 days: Depends on what your definition of recovery is, and the exact post-operative care you did. My patients can go to work the next day without pain. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a impacted wisdom teeth removal?

1-2 weeks: If you are young and healthy the surgical sites should be healed enough to be symptom free in 1-2 weeks. Make sure that you follow all post op instructions so that there will be a minimal risk of complications. Full healing of the areas will take about 3 months. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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


Dr. Shari Jackson
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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