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Can upper wisdom teeth removal cause swelling?

Can upper wisdom teeth removal cause swelling?

Yes: Whether or not you have swelling after the removal of your upper wisdom teeth may depend on several factors, i.e., impacted vs erupted, the level of difficulty in removing them, experience and technique of the person removing them, any meds given at the time of surgery, quality of postop instructions provided and followed, and your facial profile. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Can wisdom teeth cause painful swelling on the lower jaw and neck?

Can wisdom teeth cause painful swelling on the lower jaw and neck?

Yes: Infection from impacted wisdom teeth can cause this. Your dentist may want to put you on antibiotics and/or drain any swelling. Or it is possible they may elect to extract immediately. Get this looked at asap! ...Read more

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My wisdom teeth cause pain and swelling almost every two months, what should I do? I do not want to take them out.

My  wisdom  teeth  cause pain and swelling almost every two months, what should I do? I do not want to take them out.

Discuss risks: You should discuss risk and benefits with you dentist. I assume you are afraid of something, schedule a consult with your doc, and ask about sleep/sedation dentistry. It not going to get any easier as you age. And you don't want to be taking antibiotics over and over again. ...Read more

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My gums are swelling , it caused by a small teeth grew up at the back of the wisdom teeth . Its really pain . What should I do ?

My gums are swelling , it caused by a small teeth  grew up at the back of the wisdom teeth . Its really pain . What should I do ?

See a dentist: You should see a dentist about this painful problem. It sounds like you have an infection that needs to be treated. Don't delay. This could be serious. ...Read more

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What do I do with the swelling. My gum swollened at the back of the molar and it's not wisdom teeth that cause it because I removed last year.

What do I do with the swelling. My gum swollened at the back of the molar and it's not wisdom teeth that cause it because I removed last year.

Have it examined: It may be food impaction, periodontal pocketing, or even an abscess from a necrotic nerve. Once the cause is determined, your local dentist will determine the proper course of care. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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How can I make it so i get wisdom teeth swelling down faster?

How can I make it so i get wisdom teeth swelling down faster?

Initially ice packs: Ice packs if you feel the swelling is getting worse. The cold will reduce the amount of blood going into your tissue causing bleeding. Once the internal bleeding has stopped, then warm packs to help move the excess blood away from the swollen site. ...Read more

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I have wisdom teeth swelling but no pain. Is there something wrong?

I have wisdom teeth swelling but no pain. Is there something wrong?

Maybe: Pain usually is the sign that there is a problem. However if you feel you have swelling and no pain, there may still be a problem that you are not aware of. Best go to your dentist and have him or her check it out. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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