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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

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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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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?

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

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Can I board a plane with impacted wisdom teeth and cyst? Will I feel pain?

Can I board a plane with impacted wisdom teeth and cyst? Will I feel pain?

Not recommended: If there is a cyst formation, the cyst together with the impacted wisdom tooth must be extracted ASAP. ...Read more

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I have impacted wisdom teeth, and one of them got infected. What must be done?

I have impacted wisdom teeth, and one of them got infected. What must be done?

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

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get four impacted wisdom teeth removed?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get four impacted wisdom teeth removed?

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

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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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Can wisdom teeth cause headaches when there's no pain from the teeth? I have 4 impacted wisdom. All fully developed.

Can wisdom teeth cause headaches when there's no pain from the teeth? I have 4 impacted wisdom. All fully developed.

Since: 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

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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

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Impacted wisdom teeth, but no problem according to dentist. What to expect?

Impacted wisdom teeth, but no problem according to dentist. What to expect?

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

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Can you please tell me about impacted wisdom teeth?

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

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Want to know do impacted wisdom teeth hurt when taken out?

Want to know do impacted wisdom teeth hurt when taken out?

No: You will be given local anesthesia. Some patient elect to have either sweet air or IV sedation as well. Some discomfort afterwards is to be expected which can be handled with an appropriate pain medication. ...Read more

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Do impacted wisdom teeth cause crowding and damage other teeth?

Do impacted wisdom teeth cause crowding and damage other teeth?

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

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Can you tell me about impacted wisdom teeth surgically removed?

Can you tell me about impacted wisdom teeth surgically removed?

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

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Could you tell me what are some complications of impacted wisdom teeth?

Could you tell me what are some complications of impacted wisdom teeth?

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

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Impacted wisdom teeth! How is this treated? Do I need to get it removed?

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

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I was wondering is it okay if I leave my unerupted impacted wisdom teeth in?

I was wondering is it okay if I leave my unerupted impacted wisdom teeth in?

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

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How long after the removal of 2 impacted wisdom teeth can I begin to exercise again?

Tooth Extraction: Basically whenever the pain will allow. This is usually 48-72 hours after the procedure. Things that can help with the healing process are chondroin sulfate, bromelain for inflammation, vit C and protein to promote healing. ...Read more

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I have two impacted wisdom teeth, should I get them removed or is it okay to keep them?

I have two impacted wisdom teeth, should I get them removed or is it okay to keep them?

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

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Are there lots of people out there who live with impacted wisdom teeth that are unerupted?

Are there lots of people out there who live with impacted wisdom teeth that are unerupted?

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

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I've had our impacted wisdom teeth since I was 17. Still have them. Will they cause any damage?

I've had our impacted wisdom teeth since I was 17. Still have them. Will they cause any damage?

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

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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

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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??

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

Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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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. Austina Cho
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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