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Side Effects Of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
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
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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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Abx: If they're impacted you may need pain medications and antibiotics. See your doctor and/or an oral surgeon ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Not recommended: If there is a cyst formation, the cyst together with the impacted wisdom tooth must be extracted ASAP. ...Read more
See a dentist: You need to see a dentist who can evaluate your problem with a clinical examination and appropriate x-ray (s) where the entire tooth can be visualized. After diagnosing the problem, the dentist can either provide the optimal course of treatment for your problem or refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for treatment. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth: It depends on the severity of the extractions. It can range from 45 mins to 2 hours. See an oral surgeon for a consultation ...Read more
Varies: Varies alot. Best advice: see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/xrays/recommendations. More complicated at your age. ...Read more
Can wisdom teeth cause headaches when there's no pain from the teeth? I have 4 impacted wisdom. All fully developed.
Since the wisdom teeth are impacted, either upright or askew (can't tell without an exam), if they are erupting, they can be putting pressure on the gum and bone tissue, which can manefest itself as a headache.
I once had a patient who had severe migranes. His physician could not find anything wrong wih him, and advised him to have a dental exam. After examining him, I advised him that he needed a root canal on an upper molar. He protested, claiming the tooth did not hurt him.
I asked him to allow me to show him. As his headache was killing him (but tooth was not hurting), I anesthetized him on that one tooth. As I was administering the injection, his headache stopped. I completed the root canal therapy and his headaches vanished.
Speak to an oral surgeon about extracting those teeth and hopefully your headaches will no longer be an issue. ...Read more
I have 4 impacted wisdom teeth I haveto get removed, they're all impacted. Is local or general anesthetics better for this?
Comfort zone: The appropriate anesthesia depends on the complexity of the dental treatment and your own comfort zone. With the profound local anesthesia and IV sedation you will have no recall of the events of the oral surgery or experience any pain. In your case IV sedation is recommended. Best of luck. ...Read more
Your age??: My understanding is that the xray finding of impacted wisdom teeth is just that, an xray finding. Some go thru life with those teeth close but never symptomatic. I still have mine. Removal is quite an affair in the best of hands & the dental surgeons I know want kids to be finished growing & symptomatic enough (pain, headaches etc.) to alter their lifestyle before they extract them. ...Read more
Teeth under the gums: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars are usually the last teeth on either side of the upper and lower jaws, and the most common impacted teeth. Impacted means there is something that is preventing the tooth from erupting into the mouth. The position of the developing tooth, size of the tooth, size of the jaws, and any tissue, bone or pathological problems (cysts) may prevent normal eruption. ...Read more
Possibly: Impact wisdom teeth probably do not cause crowding of the teeth in the front, because the wisdom teeth would need to push on the 2nd molar, 1st molar, 2nd premolar, 1st premolar, canine and the incisors. Some people believe the wisdom teeth do cause the crowding but people without the wisdom teeth can still get crowding in the front teeth. Sometimes the wisdom teeth cause damage to the 2nd molars. ...Read more
Depends: The surgical procedures required for removal of wisdom teeth will depend upon the position and development of the tooth, which jaw the tooth is in, and the techique and equipment used by your dentist or surgeon. Erupted wisdom teeth may not require any cutting unless the tooth breaks. Impacted teeth may require cutting of the gums, and/or creating a window in the bone and sectioning the tooth. ...Read more
Possible. ..: Complications from impacted teeth that are not removed are several. Once there is an opening through the gum to allow saliva (thus bacteria) to reach the surface of the impacted tooth, two things can happen - decay of the tooth or infection of the gum covering it. A cyst or tumor can occasionally develop from an unerupted impacted tooth; it requires a periodic panoramic xray to detect. ...Read more
Extraction: Most impacted wisdom teeth are extracted if they could cause damage to the second molar or if they are symptomatic. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more
Dental exam needed: Sometimes an impacted wisdom tooth can be left in place if there is a high risk of complications with extraction. See an oral surgeon for an exam to determine if your wisdom need to be extracted or not. ...Read more
Depends: Whether or not you should have the two impacted teeth removed depends on several factors. The position of the teeth, whether or not they are causing a problem now or indicative of a potential problem are some considerations. Your dentist and/or oral surgeon can advise you after examining you with the appropriate x-rays. ...Read more
Yes: There is a large population of people who have impacted or unerupted wisdom teeth. Some patients know they have impacted or unerupted teeth, but chose not to have them removed. There is probably a large number of people who do not know they have an impacted tooth or teeth because they have not been to a dentist, or the teeth were not visualized on the smaller intraoral x-rays. ...Read more
No way to: Determine that over the internet. A dentist who can clinically examine you and see x-rays of the teeth can give you the best answer to your question. We also can't predict the future, even if we saw you in person. We can only render an educated guess. ...Read more
Is it better to get my impacted tooth and all of my impacted wisdom teeth out at the same time or separately?
All at once: There isn't a real advantage to only getting out one or two. You'll have multiple healing times, plus the additional expense of lost time at work, anesthesia fees, etc. Generally you won't have a lot more soreness with two vs all four. I recommend one procedure so one healing time. ...Read more
Studies show that no more then 12% of IMPACTED wisdom teeth cause noticeable problems. If no pain/noticeable pain, should I leave unless bad impact??
Depends...: Removal or retention of third molars is very individualistic. You should consult with your dentist and an oral surgeon if they recommend seeing one. ...Read more
I got 4 of my (partially impacted) wisdom teeth today & I'm not in much pain. I'm having friends for dinner in 1 week- can I eat regular food by then?
Probably: But why don't you check with the practitioner that knows your mouth best, your Oral Surgeon. ...Read more
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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