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'my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

'my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

Teeth pain after o/s: Frequently the adjacent teeth to the wisdom teeth will feel sore for a few days after surgery. Very normal. If you have severe pain, return to your oral surgeon for an post op check. ...Read more

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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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Is wisdom teeth extraction painful?

Is wisdom teeth extraction painful?

It depends: On how difficult they are to remove and each patient is different in terms of pain tolerance. The pain is usually handles with prescription medications. ...Read more

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Will removing wisdom teeth help my crowded teeth?

Will  removing wisdom teeth help my crowded teeth?

Studies say NO: This is a controversial subject in orthodontic circles. Multiple studies indicate no relation between wisdom teeth and lower incisor crowding. An exquisite study done at ohsu by kaplan et. Al. Studied 1000 patients and found no correlation. Little et al. Found that lower incisor crowding is due to overbite deepening causing lower incisor crowding with age, starting in the early 20's. ...Read more

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Teeth are my teeth clean

Teeth are my teeth clean

I : I am sorry but I do not understand your question. Are your teeth clean? Cannot tell without an examination. ...Read more

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Tooth abcess on my upper front teeth?

Tooth abcess on my upper front teeth?

Tooth abscess: An abscess is an infection and infections can spread and cause serious complications. Set up an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible. This requires professional help. If your face starts swelling, you have a fever or other complication and you can't get to a dentist off hours, go to 14/7 medical facility or the ER of a hospital. Best advice is see a dentist asap! ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth removal hurt?

Maybe: It may but usually not that much. Usually the pain is easily managed with a prescription pain medication but some patients find tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil is adequate. ...Read more

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Do your molars shift sideways after wisdom teeth removal?

Do your molars shift sideways after wisdom teeth removal?

Not usually: They will usually assume a position based on the opposing teeth in the opposite arch. If they were trying to go there and the wisdom teeth prevented it, then they might, but not common. ...Read more

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Help! my tooth hurts after wisdom tooth extraction?

Help! my tooth hurts after wisdom tooth extraction?

Extraction pain: The dentist who removed your wisdom teeth is the one to discuss and prescribe pain medication with you. Call that office. ...Read more

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Could braces fix a horizontally impacted wisdom tooth?

Could braces fix a horizontally impacted wisdom tooth?

No: If the tooth was erupted, it might be possible to straighten. While theoretically possible, a horizontally impacted tooth would have to be exposed, brought into the mouth with a fixed orthodontic attachment, and then attempted to orthodontically bring into a proper alignment. Similarly impacted cuspids are sometimes brought into place this way, but not non-essential wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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Why do I have front teeth crowding after wisdom tooth extraction?

Why do I have front teeth crowding after wisdom tooth extraction?

Unrelated: There are lots of reasons for front teeth to crowd, most of them developmental, but removing wisdom teeth is not one of them. Crowding of front teeth is often noticed about the same time that wisdom teeth require rx, but removing wisdom teeth does not cause anterior crowding. Crowding will progress unless addressed. You have to see an orthodontist, there's no way around it. Go now please. ...Read more

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Could wisdom tooth extraction hurt?

Could wisdom tooth extraction hurt?

Painless : Having a wisdom tooth pulled is sometimes necessary. Before extraction, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If you are anxious, your dentist may use IV sedation that will prevent pain completely and make you sleep through the procedure. Anesthesia is the key. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could general dentist remove impacted wisdom teeth?

Could general dentist remove impacted wisdom teeth?

Yes, but: Yes, but why wouldn't you want to see someone with much more experience? For best results, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations/treatment. ...Read more

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Will wisdom teeth removal help straighten crowded teeth?

Will wisdom teeth removal help straighten crowded teeth?

Definitely, No: Removing wisdom teeth will not do anything to help relieve the crowding. See an orthodontist for consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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Could braces fix protruding teeth without extraction of premolars/molars?

Could braces fix protruding teeth without extraction of premolars/molars?

Protruding teeth: This would be determined by the orthodontist. It would depend on your bite, on the position of all of the other teeth, the amount and condition of the bone, and whether there is enough room to move the teeth into alignment. Your orthodontist will use models and x-rays to do a space analysis. ...Read more

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Will teeth shift after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Not usually: Unless you are missing other teeth as well; or your bite is unstable; or your have periodontally involved teeth which would have shifted anyway. ...Read more

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What are wisdom teeth for?

What are wisdom teeth for?

No function: Wisdom teeth serve no specific function and you can live without them. ...Read more

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3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago. Can flossing shift teeth positions?

3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago.  Can flossing shift teeth positions?

No: Flossing will, if anything, tighten teeth by improving gum/bone health. If you think teeth are shifting see your General Dentist and/or Oral Surgeon for a review of your occlusion. ...Read more

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Will my wisdom teeth are coming in make my teeth crowd?

Will my wisdom teeth are coming in make my teeth crowd?

Probably not: Generally, there is enough room; if not, discomfort or pain is more likely because the positioning is wrong. ...Read more

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Could braces fix a horizontal impacted wisdom tooth?

Could braces fix a horizontal impacted wisdom tooth?

Not easily: It means putting braces on all the other teeth for anchorage, surgically exposit the wisdom tooth and placing an attachment on the tooth, then gradually, over a very long time lifting the impacted tooth up into place. Most probably the best solution is to have the wisdom tooth removed before it causes damage. See an orthodontic specialist for an initial evaluation (often free) to find out more. ...Read more

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Are wisdom teeth and molars the same thing?

Are wisdom teeth and molars the same thing?

Third molar teeth: Wisdom teeth are considered 3rd Molars. They are the last teeth in your jaw. You have 32 permanent teeth with 3 molars on the right upper jaw and 3 on the right lower jaw as well as 3 on the left upper and lower jaw. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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