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Wisdom Teeth Arm Tingling
My arms are tingling and going numb after all 4 wisdom teeth removed today. Sensation has returned to my face fine. Is this normal?
Not particularly: Your symptoms are not usually seen after wisdom tooth removal. Please contact your surgeon for further guidance. ...Read more
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I had my wisdom teeth surgically removed mid June this year and Ive been having a light tingling sensation on my cheek?
Tingling: Probably not related. That said, first check in with your Oral Surgeon. He/she will then either recommend treatment or referral. ...Read more
Depends: I'm assuming you mean on your lip and chin. If this is the same day as surgery, that could be local anesthetic. If it is several days later, there may have been some injury to the sensory nerve. This usually gets better on its own, but it is best to inform your surgeon as they know all about your individual situation. ...Read more
Can a wisdom teeth extractions cause referred arm and neck pain? The pain started about a week after the surgery when I went off of the pain meds.
Possible: Everything is possible, but it could be just coincidental, check back with your dentist, and your physician, depending on the extraction and your medical condition there could be a lot of reasons why you have pain in your arm and your neck., these are not normal post-operative symptoms. ...Read more
I had all my wisdom teeth extracted almost 2 wks ago & I'm still experiencing tingling, burning, nump in my chin&lip & teeth hurt at bottom of mouth?
Long Recovery: The length of your recovery is heavily dependent on the difficulty of your extractions, your past medical history, including any comorbidities. I would return to the surgeon who performed the surgeries and discuss further, especially if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Please help, my bottom lip has been numb a year after wisdom teeth extraction! I feel tingling and tightness but it's still numb.
Parathesia: This is an unfortunate risk for wisdom teeth extraction and fortunately it is rare. For your situation, please follow up with your treating dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more
Need help docs! My bottom lip has been numb a year after wisdom teeth extraction! I feel tingling and tightness but still numb?
Paresthesia: It is sometimes the case where the roots of lower wisdom teeth rest near the canal that carries the nerve that allows feeling and sensation to the lip and skin on that side of the mouth. When that nerve is touched during the extraction, the lip and skin can feel numb for an extended period. Unfortunately, a year is much longer than usual. Contact oral surgeons in your area for advice! ...Read more
Lng impcted/abcessd wisdom teeth. Multiple dark spots on arms/legs. Chronic chest pain/fatigue, body/joint aches. Should I get checkd for endocarditis?
Rear-neck/back pain for 2 mths, now less but get random daily tightness in front neck, face, jaw/teeth, arm tingling, headaches esp. When sitting long. Mostly gone when wake up and worsens gradually?
Jaw and Muscle Pain: It appears that you have a serious TMJ and muscle dysfunction that causes these muscles to go into a spasm and the jaw joint (TMJ) to be misaligned. You seriously need treatment from a dentist that is very skilled at treating tmj. Only about 5% of dentist are really good in this realm in that they are very familiar with multiple treatment options to select from based on the patient needs. ...Read more
Every mouth differs: Not every wisdom tooth needs to come out. Some come into your mouth is a good position that allows you to keep it clean and use it. Others come in at bad angles, or in positions that don't allow it to be kept clean. If they do need to be removed, it is better to have them out while you are still young. The older we get the harder our bone gets, so the extractions can be harder to do. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 21, but can come in earlier or later. It is best to monitor this through clinical exams and x-rays with a dentist to evaluate whether there is room for them to come in or if they need to be removed when it is easier and has less associated risk. Consult with an Oral Surgeon, or your General Dentist. ...Read more
Depends: Perception and response to painful or noxious stimuli varies from person to person. Some patients have four impacted wisdom teeth removed with only local anesthesia and do well. Some patients may have a single tooth removed with sedation and say that the procedure was not a pleasant one. Iv sedation and/or general anesthesia can make a potentially unpleasant procedure more comfortable. ...Read more
No: Not common. Sometimes parents mistake the second molar (wisdom tooth is 3rd molar) for the wisdom tooth. If you are not certain, the best advice is to have youth evaluated by an oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more
It is a common procedure, generally performed under local anesthesia, intravenous (IV) sedation, or general anesthesia by a specially trained dentist or oral surgeon. Often extracting a wisdom tooth is the best solution. See your dentist or oral surgeon for x-ray and evaluation.
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Can be challenging: It is difficult to know if your wisdom teeth are erupting as it is very difficult to see in the back of the mouth. However, you can tell if the wisdom teeth are erupting if you experience, soreness or food being trapped behind your second molars (usually the last teeth in the jaws). See an oral surgeon for a consultation. A xray will be taken at the visit to further evaluate the wisdom teeth. ...Read more
Yes: Many patients may be unaware that they have an impacted wisdom tooth or teeth. Appropriate x-rays allowing full visualization of the upper and lower jaws can help determine if wisdom teeth are present and may help in the diagnosis or if they should be removed. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth: There is no pain during the actual extraction because you will be numb but there will be some discomfort after. Take painkillers as prescribed by your dentist. To minimize further discomfort, use ice packs and warm compresses. Eat soft foods such as gelatin, etc. After the first day, you can rinse with warm salt water to reduce pain and swelling. ...Read more
Dental Discomfort: When wisdom teeth are erupting, there can be a lot of associated pain and discomfort. The best thing to do is to consult with your dentist and/or an oral surgeon to determine if they should be removed. Usually if symptoms are pronounced, that is a good indication that they should be removed. In the meantime, take Aspirin and keep the area(s) clean with tooth brushing and warm salt water rinses. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth: Surgery routinely done in the dentist's or oral surgeon's office. The appropriate anesthesia for your surgery is the key for success. It depends on the complexity of the wisdom tooth extraction(s) and your own comfort level. After the surgery you will receive instruction and medication for speedy recovery and healing. Rec.: choose an experience dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more
Consultation: Your dentist or surgeon who will be performing your surgery will likely discuss the procedure with you, including risks, possible complications, anesthetic options, and preoperative and postoperative instructions with you. As every office differs, it would be preferable to ask your dentist or surgeon any specific questions you may have so that they can be adequately addressed. ...Read more
Varies: Recovery from any surgical procedure is an individual process. We typically recommend a 2-3 day recovery for most of our patients, although some patients may require a few more days while others resume a normal lifestyle the day after surgery. Your perception of pain and how you respond to it will determine how long it will take for you to recover. ...Read more
12-19: Most wisdom teeth will begin forming in late adolescents. Today most wisdom teeth need to be removed during their teenage years for several reasons. I would not recommend leaving the wisdom teeth until they erupt unless there is enough room, which is rare today. I would have them evaluated by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. W. ...Read more
See a OMS: See an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to have the teeth evaluated. Pain may be due to the teeth erupting through the gums or the teeth may have cavities. Pain can also be a sign of infection which can get progressively worse and cause problems breathing. See a om asap. ...Read more
Pain or jaw stiffens: Many potential problems can develop due to the movement of these teeth into the mouth, see your dentist for PAN x-ray and diagnosis. ...Read more
Get an x-ray taken:
Getting an x-ray such as a panoramic x-ray will show the location of your wisdom teeth and therefore how close it is to "coming in."
Normally people have 4 wisdom teeth; however some may have more, less, or none at all. In addition, not all wisdom teeth will erupt through the oral cavity. ...Read more