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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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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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Complication of wisdom tooth extractions - paraesthesia?

Complication of wisdom tooth extractions - paraesthesia?

One of the risks: Paresthesia of the inferior alveolar nerve is one of the potential risks associated with the removal of impacted mandibular wisdom teeth. Factors affecting the risk may include the position and stage of development of the impacted tooth, as well as the skill level and technique of the dentist and/or surgeon. ...Read more

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Infected gum after tooth extraction with ulcers?

Infected gum after tooth extraction with ulcers?

Tooth extraction: impossible to answer without a visual examnation and additional information. Make an appointment to have it examined by your dentist or the surgeon to did the extraction. Also, make sure you follow the post-op instructions and keep all follow-up appointments. ...Read more

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Irritation inflamation gum around wisdom tooth. Not impacted. Root canal on wisdom tooth vs extraction ! two extracted -- 1 root canal - lower rt?

Irritation inflamation gum around wisdom tooth. Not impacted. Root canal on wisdom tooth vs extraction ! two extracted -- 1 root canal - lower rt?

Depends : It depends on the amount of space available for treatment access. If other molars are missing and the wisdom tooth has moved forward, then saving and not extraction is the better option. ...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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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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Is bone grafting necessary after wisdom teeth extracted?

Is bone grafting necessary after wisdom teeth extracted?

Bone Grafting: Bone grafting after an extraction is a non-invasive and cost-effective way to make sure your jaw bone is preserved. For most cases, it is very helpful. Grafting is usually not needed to replace wisdom teeth, baby teeth, or when teeth were taken out for braces. ...Read more

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What are common wisdom teeth extraction complications?

What are common wisdom teeth extraction complications?

A few: Wisdom teeth complications include dry socket, bleeding, infection, retained root tip, delayed healing, damage to adjacent tooth, nerve damage. Lowest risk of complications if procedure done by oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Please help! tooth inflammation after wisdom teeth removal?

Please help! tooth inflammation after wisdom teeth removal?

Inflammation?: How long ago were your wisdom teeth removed? Where is the inflammation? Are you in any pain? Is the inflammation getting better, worse or staying the same? The answers will determine what, if anything needs to be done. See the dentist who removed your teeth for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Please help! tooth pain after wisdom teeth extraction?

Please help! tooth pain after wisdom teeth extraction?

Not uncommon: The pain is noticed immediately after the anesthesia wears off and continues up to 72 hours. Take NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. If concerned, see your dentist for post-op examination. ...Read more

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Paraesthesia - impacted wisdom tooth extraction?

Paraesthesia - impacted wisdom tooth extraction?

Possible: A possible risk. If this has happened to you, see an oral surgeon ASAP. If you have not had surgery yet, done best by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Do impacted wisdom teeth cause crowding and damage other teeth?

Do impacted wisdom teeth cause crowding and damage other teeth?

Possibly: Impact wisdom teeth probably do not cause crowding of the teeth in the front, because the wisdom teeth would need to push on the 2nd molar, 1st molar, 2nd premolar, 1st premolar, canine and the incisors. Some people believe the wisdom teeth do cause the crowding but people without the wisdom teeth can still get crowding in the front teeth. Sometimes the wisdom teeth cause damage to the 2nd molars. ...Read more

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Can a periodontist do surgical wisdom tooth extraction?

Can a periodontist do surgical wisdom tooth extraction?

Technically yes...: ... but they probably would not since the procedure is beyond the scope of their practice and expertise. ...Read more

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Seeing holes in wisdom teeth extraction site. Is this normal?

Seeing holes in wisdom teeth extraction site. Is this normal?

Yes, it can be: If erupted wisdom teeth are removed you will likely see a surgical defect or hole in the jaw previously occupied by the tooth. Even when sutures are placed following the removal of an impacted tooth, you may still see a hole in the gums. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth extracted- what is the risk for dry socket?

Wisdom teeth extracted- what is the risk for dry socket?

Minimal: The risk of dry socket is very low as along as you follow your doctor's after care instructions. Avoid, smoking, spitting and sucking on straws for at least 3 days. Contact your dentist with any questions. ...Read more

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Throat swelling common after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Throat swelling common after wisdom teeth extraction?

No: Throat swelling could be from infection in the spaces around the throat and should be examined as soon as possible. If breathing is effect, you should go to the er. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Are symptoms from impacted wisdom teeth or tmj?

Are symptoms from impacted wisdom teeth or tmj?

See. Dentist: Your dentist can examine you and tell you what is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Common post wisdom tooth extraction surgery problems?

Common post wisdom tooth extraction surgery problems?

Lots: Pain, bleeding, swelling, black and blue (jhematoma), numbness, sinus perforation, adjacent tooth fracture are some. ...Read more

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Dentis removed amalgam filling, drilled tooth root after suspecting caries toxicity.Now tooth area is swollen.Taking macropen. Is this normal/enough?

Dentis removed amalgam filling, drilled tooth root after suspecting caries toxicity.Now tooth area is swollen.Taking macropen. Is this normal/enough?

Infection: Your tooth appears infected. You need root canal therapy. Make sure your dentist is aware of your swelling. Taking macropen may not be enough to control the problem. Let your dentist take a look. ...Read more

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Retainers caused severe gum recession on eye teeth?

Retainers caused severe gum recession on eye teeth?

Probably not: Recession of gingival tissues in the eye teeth area is most commonly found with agressive tooth brushing habit and/or using a too hard bristled toothbrush. Only if the retainer impinges upon these soft tissues could it be blamed for the recession. ...Read more

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How long is wisdom teeth extraction recovery?

How long is wisdom teeth extraction recovery?

That depends: Do you require them to be removed surgucally? Non surgical extractions, barring any post operative complications, recovery is typically 5-7 days. Surgical extractions recovery can take up to two weeks. The worst of it is usually 2-3 days out and then tapers from there. You should take any medications as prescribed as they are meant to assist you with pain management. ...Read more

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What is safe to eat after wisdom teeth extraction?

Eat: Yes just be careful, nothing to crunchy or hard. Nothing warmer than room temperature if they were extracted today or yesterday. ...Read more

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How much pain can you experience from a wisdom teeth extraction?

Not much: Normally, wisdom extraction will give you a lot of discomfort the first day and second day and starting 3rd day, you will feel much better. However, it really is case by case. If you have infection before extraction, you might feel more discomfort. ...Read more

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What are foods i can eat after having a wisdom teeth extraction?

What are foods i can eat after having a wisdom teeth extraction?

Depends on you: What you eat following the removal of wisdom teeth depends on your appetite and what your surgeon advises you. You may want to start with a soft diet and slowly advance it as tolerated. One important point is that before taking any pain medication after surgery, you should eat and/or drink something before taking the pain med. ...Read more

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I'm interested to know what happens after wisdom teeth extraction?

Talk to,your dentist: Your dentist or oral surgeon will give you instructions after he extraction. This will vary a bit depending on the procedure used, if it was surgical and you have stitches you will have more pain and a longer healing. You will need to eat soft foods for a few days. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to calm down before my wisdom teeth extraction?

What would be a good way to calm down before my wisdom teeth extraction?

Preparation: Think about and do things that you enjoy to occupy your time and don't focus on the extraction. Spend time with family and friends and buy yourself something as a reward. Think about how much better off you will be after it's all over and that you are doing the right thing. Be proud of yourself that despite your fears, you have the conviction and fortitude to have it done. ...Read more

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For what reasons might wisdom teeth extraction hurt the most on the third day?

For what reasons might wisdom teeth extraction hurt the most on the third day?

Dry Socket: is the most common complication following wisdom teeth extractions. Typically, symptoms for a dry socket develop 3-4 days after a wisdom tooth extraction. If concerned, see your surgeon for examination and dry socket treatment. ...Read more

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How will i be sedated during wisdom teeth extraction?

How will i be sedated during wisdom teeth extraction?

Depends: The type of sedation depends on what options are offered and what you feel comfortable with. Depending on who performs your surgery, sedation techniques may include oral sedation taken before surgery alone or in combination with nitrous oxide and oxygen, intravenous conscious sedation or general anesthesia. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling after wisdom teeth extraction?

How to reduce swelling after wisdom teeth extraction?

NSAID's and ice: Just like any other injury (ie sprained ankle) ice is the best method of inflammation reduction. After 3 days, heat is a good method of relief for your symptoms. Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) and Naproxen (aleve) are the most prominent in the class. These act as, not only pain relievers, but for anti inflammation (swelling), as well. Use as recommended. ...Read more

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Help calm my anxiety about my wisdom teeth extraction?

Help calm my anxiety about my wisdom teeth extraction?

Common: Wisdom teeth are extracted every day. There are very few problems. If you are really uptight perhaps you should. Get i'v sedation. Talk to your dentist about your fear. ...Read more

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What is the best way to fix lockjaw after wisdom teeth extraction?

What is the best way to fix lockjaw after wisdom teeth extraction?

Trismus: The most common complication after wisdom tooth extraction is trismus also called lockjaw, spasm and tightness in the jaw muscles. The best treatment is moist heat and jaw exercises. If concerned, see your surgeon for eval. ...Read more

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How can you sleep comfortably after having a wisdom teeth extraction?

Pain Prescription: You will likely have pain, swelling and bruising following wisdom teeth extractions. You will also typically be prescribed some medications. Be sure to take as prescribed. ...Read more

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Just had my wisdom teeth extraction & stitches coming loose, what do I do?

Just had my wisdom teeth extraction & stitches coming loose, what do I do?

Call your surgeon: More than likely this is not a problem, but you should ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth extraction, what kind of pain medication do docs give for this?

OTC & Rx medications: Prescription painkillers alone like Norco, Vicodin may not be as effective as an OTC combo like Advil or Tylenol (acetaminophen). Ask your dentist/surgeon for more information about pain control. ...Read more

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Why im having fever after wisdom teeth extraction?

Why im having fever after wisdom teeth extraction?

Tooth extraction: is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. It is normal to have slight fever. Pain and swelling following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Can you drink kefir after wisdom teeth extraction?

Can you drink kefir after wisdom teeth extraction?

Should be fine: Kefir is a milk product with live bacterial culture. Many doctors prescribe antibiotics that protect from infection after wisdom tooth extraction. You may find that these probiotic bacteria improve your digestive regularity or prevent yeast overgrowth. The bacteria present shouldn't cause an infection and should be fine to drink. ...Read more

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Will i need IV sedation for wisdom teeth extraction?

Will i need IV sedation for wisdom teeth extraction?

No, but: No right answer. Dr. Sandler is right. I do most wisdom teeth with IV sedation or general anesthesia. Make sure you are evaluated by an oral surgeon. The best solution for you will be clear. ...Read more

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Would i act crazy after the wisdom teeth extraction?

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Would i act crazy after the wisdom teeth extraction?

Could happen: The intravenous medications that are used for anesthesia can have many unusual effects. Medication affects people differently. could happen ...Read more

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Please help! tooth pain after wisdom teeth extraction?

Not uncommon: The pain is noticed immediately after the anesthesia wears off and continues up to 72 hours. Take NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. If concerned, see your dentist for post-op examination. ...Read more

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Lyme Disease (Definition)

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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