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My right wisdom tooth has been hurting when i eat. The tooth is still submerged under the gum though. Is removal appropriate?

My right wisdom tooth has been hurting when i eat. The tooth is still submerged under the gum though. Is removal appropriate?

No way to know: Without actually seeing you for a clinical exam and x-rays in order to determine the angle of the tooth, the extent of root formation and the amount of room available for it to erupt. Your own dentist can tell you whether or not it should be removed or left to erupt naturally. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth is decayed and is it possible it makes my mouth smell?

My wisdom tooth is decayed and is it possible it makes my mouth smell?

Yes, but: There are many other possible causes as well. Even if you had a fresh smelling mouth, you need to repair or extract the wisdom tooth. Personally, i would care more about pain, swelling and spread of infection! ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth cavity. Burning nerve pain behind tooth. No tooth pain but very sensitive mucosa around tooth. Cold drink brings pain. Is tooth culprit?

Wisdom tooth cavity. Burning nerve pain behind tooth. No tooth pain but very sensitive mucosa around tooth. Cold drink brings pain. Is tooth culprit?

Tooth ache: This pain is most likely related to a possible cavity since you have sensitive to cold fluids. Take ibuprofen for pain and see your dentist asap. You may need antibiotics. You may also apply orajel to the affected tooth. ...Read more

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Is my wisdom tooth pushing my gum out?

Is my wisdom tooth pushing my gum out?

Yes sure: If you are referring to the soft tissue sitting behind you second molar (last molar in the back) the third molars/wisdom teeth can go through periods of eruption and quiescence, and while trying to erupt can elevate the soft tissue physically and also due to inflammation and infection. You should have a consult with and oral and maxillofacial surgeon to evaluate. ...Read more

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Got tooth pulled now bad breath is it abcessed?

Got tooth pulled now bad breath is it abcessed?

Dead tissue or food : Sometimes the socket where the tooth was might contain some dead tissue or food debris. Gentle irrigation with warm water may help though doing this right after the extraction could promote bleeding. ...Read more

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What is wrong if my jaw is locked and tooth hurts?

What is wrong if my jaw is locked and tooth hurts?

Infection: Infection and subsequent swelling resulting from tooth pain can cause this. See your dentist asap. ...Read more

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Why is my tooth hurting?

Why is my tooth hurting?

More info needed...: Unless examined, it is impossible to tell over the internet why your tooth is hurting you. Best bet is to see a local dentist. ...Read more

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Ouch! tooth has sharp pain on bite after spot filling, why is this happening?

Ouch! tooth has sharp pain on bite after spot filling, why is this happening?

Inflammation: There is probably some inflammation in the tooth. You may need to see your dentist again and have him see how close the filling is to a nerve. If it is close you may need to place a material like calcium hydroxide beneath the filling. ...Read more

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Squishy thing on my wisdom tooth gum, what is this?

Squishy thing on my wisdom tooth gum, what is this?

Possible follicle or: The wisdom tooth develops from a bud of tissue enclosed within a follicle of tissue. As the wisdom tooth migrates toward the surface, an enlarged follicle or possible cyst can sometimes produce a soft compressible sensation in the tissues overlying the wisdom tooth. An clinical exam and appropriate x-rays by your dentist can help diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth extracted now it feels like my front teeth on the tongue side have receded gumline. Is this normal?

Check it: Ask your surgeon to check it. It is most likely not related to the extractions. Having a procedure sometimes makes us more aware. If it is a problem, it can be treated. ...Read more

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What happens if impacted wisdom tooth is not pulled?

What happens if impacted wisdom tooth is not pulled?

Many possibilities: An impacted third molar (wisdom tooth ) not removed can cause several problems..An example would be that the wisdom tooth could cause pressure on the teeth in front of it causing resulting pain, the third molar can also, cause your teeth to be forced forward with the result of your anterior teeth forced out of their correct position, finally, a cyst or tumor can form around the third molar as well. ...Read more

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Is a wisdom tooth erupting always painful?

Is a wisdom tooth erupting always painful?

No: If there is room for it to fully erupt into its proper position then you may just have some "teething" type discomfort. ...Read more

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My partially erupted wisdom tooth has swollen gum covering one side of the tooth. Is it time for it to get taken out?

Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth that are not able to emerge normally become impacted or trapped within the jaw. If they emerge partially through the the gums a passageway is created and can become infected. Some dentists recommend removing them if they don't fully emerge or if they grow near the nerve of the lower jaw. Some believe that it is better to remove them early. See your dentist for exam and his opinion ...Read more

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I had right side tooth, cheek and head pain. Dentist said no problem with teeth, root or nerve. It is because of stress.Now only filling tooth is pain?

I had right side tooth, cheek and head pain. Dentist said no problem with teeth, root or nerve. It is because of stress.Now only filling tooth is pain?

What is the ?: What is causing the pain? Could be stress. To relieve stress we often grind our teeth, usually picking on one tooth. Could be a cracked tooth. Cracks are hard to diagnose, are not seen on x- rays. Could be from sinus infection. Common enough this time of year. How long has this pain been going on? Did you have a filling recently? What makes the pain feel better or worse? Answers would be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a tooth to be hurting and throbbing after a root canal? Root canal was done this past week, tooth is now hurting and throbbing.

Is it normal for a tooth to be hurting and throbbing after a root canal? Root canal was done this past week, tooth is now hurting and throbbing.

Dr. : Dr. Funari has given you most of the possibilities. I would still suggest a call to your dentist to evaluate your discomfort and direct you as to what to do to manage your pain. ...Read more

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After wisdom tooth extraction, the neighboring tooth and the ear hurts real bad. It has been 8 days since extraction.

After wisdom tooth extraction, the neighboring tooth and the ear hurts real bad. It has been 8 days since extraction.

Get evaluated: It is quite possible it is just post-op pain from the procedure, but it could also be a root canal problem on the adjacent tooth. Have the pulp testes on this tooth. It may need a root canal. ...Read more

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How painfull is removing wisdom tooth?

How painfull is removing wisdom tooth?

Manageable : With proper administration of anastasia, be it general or local , the removal procedure can be painless . Post treatment pain management can be controlled to a mild level with proper pain medications . Further , following your surgeons post operative care instruction carefully is important . Depending on the extraction type , erupted , soft tissue or boney removal will also be a factor. ...Read more

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Black tooth under temp crown, is it tooth decay?

Black tooth under temp crown, is it tooth decay?

It All Depends: All other answers are valid. However, I'd like to add that if the temp crown was recently placed while you're waiting for a permanent crown, the black coloration can be from bacteria getting through the temp crown. It's a result of not having a good seal with the temp crown and usually not a cavity. You commonly see this if the temp crown has been in place for some time where the seal is bad. ...Read more

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