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Tooth Impaction Symptoms
What are symptoms of an abscess/infection under an impacted baby tooth (perm tooth grew sideways). Would I know?
Swelling: The gums around and under the baby tooth would usually be swollen and can be angry red to purplish-blue. ...Read more
I have had an impacted wisdom tooth for yrs w/o issues. Can see more tooth then gum. Started having pain while biting down only. No other symptoms.
DDS?: Ask your DDS if equilibration is the answer ...Read more
Would it be obvious if you had an abscess/infection under an impacted tooth? What would be the signs/symptoms? I have a baby tooth w/ impacted adult.
What are the symptoms of impacted wisdom tooth Is two swollen painless lymph nodes one of symptoms which I have. Is it cancer because I also use snuff?
Wouldn't worry...: Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain and inflammation under gums. Inflammatory chemicals from this region can cause lymph nodes in the region to become enlarged and tender (usually). Generally, a Dentist would recommend removal. Also, good oral exam is warranted given history of snuff usage. Reduce your risk of oral cancer by quitting. Lymph node swelling without pain should be followed over time. ...Read more
Can impacted/rotten wisdom teeth cause swollen glands & throat tightness with dysphonia at times? Increase reflux symptoms?
YeS!: If not able to clean, wisdom teeth can get infected by oral bacteria (cavity). This infection can spread into the salivary glands and glands below the tongue. These glands can swell, causing difficulty swallowing. Trying too hard to swallow can cause reflux symptoms. Get those infected teeth out! A dental problem can become a medical problem very quickly if they are not removed. ...Read more
29 year-old woman who has been suffering malocclusion and tinnitus since a facial fracture 5 years ago, is now looking for her first surgical.....?
Team treatment: Patient suffered dental and skeletal displacement and fractures. These anatomic malrelationship said have to be restored to normal for resolution of am atomic malrelationship said. Team should be assembled chaired by both an Orthodontist and an Oral surgeon who communicate well with each other and who have a track record of treating Orthognathic cases. Team should also include ENT, neurologist, general physician, perhaps a periodontist, and a restorative dentist. But most important, align upper teeth to upper jaw, lower teeth to lower jaw, then properly align jaws to rest of Craniofacial-facial structures and to each other. ...Read more
None: They are all equally as likely to develop into a dry socket. ...Read more
Today half of my tooth broke off but it was realy random. I touched it and it just cracked off. Is that normal for it break without any injury/impact?
No: Something else is going on. See your dentist for an evaluation.. ...Read more
What can I expect after a wisdom tooth extraction for a tooth that’s a bony impaction? My oral surgeon says that means the tooth is surrounded by bone, so he’ll need to cut into my jaw bone. That sounds really painful. Will I have a long recovery? How wil
If: If you are young it will be simple. Your surgeon only needs to remove enough bone to get the tooth out. That's what I call a window. The bone will heal back uneventfully. You will not be in the pain you are imagining. But the first week after surgery you will be sore and eating will take more effort. After the second week you can get back to eating that beef jerky. So don't fret it will go well. ...Read more
For the last few days my molar tooth on the top hurts of I stomp or jump (only at the moment of impact). No other pain. What could be up?
A number of things: If your teeth don't touch when this happens, it is most likely an inflamed or infected nerve or a sinusitis or sinus infection. If your teeth do touch when this happens, then add a bite discrepancy or fracture in the tooth or root. Your dentist should be able to easily figure out the cause of your problem. ...Read more
Got a permanent tooth extracted and never got an impact so the teeth close by are falling into that place. Well invisalign correct this?
I had an impacted wisdom tooth removed 5 days ago via local anesthetic. I have another 3 (no impact) wisdoms to come out, What's better local or general?
Personal Preference: If you had an impacted wisdom tooth removed under local anesthesia and were comfortable during the procedure, you should do well with the removal of the other three under local anesthesia. Whether or not to choose a general anesthetic may depend upon the level of anticipated difficulty and any anxiety you may have now with multiple extractions being performed in one setting or multiple visits. ...Read more
My 7 year old has a cavity in upper 6 yr molar that dentist is recommending a root canal. Why not just pull the tooth I am worried that a root canal will be too traumatic for a 7 year old and I want to know what will it impact if the tooth was just pulle
Consider this-->: First, based upon many, many years in practice doing rct and extractions and treating children of all ages, the extraction of a permanent molar will be more traumatic for your child than saving the tooth. Your child will be numb and not feel anything for the rct. For the extraction, she will have bleeding and pain afterwards. Finally, there's the trauma of replacing the tooth later on. ...Read more
Need a tooth extracted due to impaction. Teeth are rather crooked. Can I get an implant or bridge instead of braces? Can a spacer hold the spot temp?
Consider both: Not seeing your problem, can't give definitive answer. Best to consult with your restorative dentist and an orthodontic specialist. Learn about all the options available to you, then pick the one that will give you the best bang for your buck. Good luck. ...Read more
Does second hand marajuana on the streets have negative impact on healing of bone graft, and three wisdom tooth removal. There are homeless who smoke?
I had tooth #15 removed and now I'm told the area is impacted. What does this mean? They had to leave some root behind also.
Oral Surgeon consult: Usually tooth #16 would be the tooth that was impacted, but it could be tooth #15. Impacted refers to a tooth that has not or cannot erupt into the normal position in the mouth. Only in special situations that would cause more harm than good, do we leave root tips behind. If the tooth was not removed by an oral surgeon, I would consult with one. Not a bad idea to consult with (another) one anyway. ...Read more
An impacted tooth is a tooth that has not fully erupted into the mouth, and may be partially or totally covered by bone. Some teeth are vertically impacted and some are horizontally impacted.
Most impacted teeth are usually 3rd molars (wisdom teeth), but other teeth can also be impacted. ...Read more
Tooth in bone: A bony-impacted tooth is a tooth that you cannot see when you look inside your mouth. This tooth is trapped in the bone underneath the gums. Wisdom teeth and upper cuspid teeth are the most common teeth to be bony-impacted. These wisdom are usually extracted. Cuspid teeth like this are usually exposed by oral surgery and then pulled down by a chain hooked to orthodontic braces. ...Read more
Not really.: Impacted teeth can cause considerable pain and infection. Home remedies you might try include a soft diet, salt water mouth rinses, pain medicine like tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil, and perhaps toothache medicine like orajel. Really, though, you need to see an oral surgeon to get the impacted tooth removed before it becomes serious. ...Read more
Caries = decay: A carious lesion is another word for cavity or decay, and most cavities can be diagnosed (fortunately) before there are symptoms, making the treatment much simpler and less costly. Once symptoms occur (toothache, heat sensitivity, jaw pain), it will require much more involved treatment, requiring more investment than what earlier diagnosis would have allowed. See your dentist soon! ...Read more
Un-erupted tooth: 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 room or poor position. ...Read more
About 3-9 months: Orthodontic treatment to bring an impacted tooth into functional occlusion can take 3-9 months. Additional orthodontic treatment before and after the surgical exposure may add as much as 18-24 months more. ...Read more