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When is it safe to eat crunchy food after top two wisdom teeth extraction? I did not receive stitches and don't want to damage the healing gum

When is it safe to eat crunchy food after top two wisdom teeth extraction? I did not receive stitches and don't want to damage the healing gum

Depends: The best one to answer this question is the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who did the extractions. Hear she knows your situation best. I would, however, give it at least a couple of weeks to begin to heal, longer if possible. ...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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Is this nomal healing? What do I do next? What to except next? 1 had wisdom teeth removed and 2 others 1 mo. Ago now it looks like bone coming thru on bottom right side, hurts is this normal? The rest of the gums in mouth seem to heal fine.0ne month la

Is this nomal healing? What do I do next? What to except next? 1 had wisdom teeth removed and 2 others 1 mo. Ago now it looks like bone coming thru on bottom right side, hurts is this normal? The rest of the gums in mouth seem to heal fine.0ne month la

Wareham,: Wareham,
it can happen, usually it is a boney spicule. A piece of bone that flakes off as the jaw remodels and works its way up through the gums till it is poking out and causing irritation and annoyance. Have your dentist/oral surgeon take a look, if correct it will take two minutes to remove usually with a little topical anesthetic.
Hope this is helpful,
michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow
dentistry at suburban square
610-649-0313. ...Read more

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Could wisdom teeth make your gums swell?

Could wisdom teeth make your gums swell?

Yes: It can due to inflammation. It can also result secondary to a localized infection. Would recommend being checked out by your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Painful gums where wisdom teeth used to be/ why?

Painful gums where wisdom teeth used to be/ why?

Infection or....: If you are an older patient you may have residual periodontal defects that need treatment. Impacted teeth can impinge on the nerve causing a neurotaxis, delayed healing or altered sensation. Sharp bone under the gum keeps it sore. Make sure no tooth is left behind or cavity around it. Worst case is neuroma formation but highly unlikely. It can take months for normal feeling to return. See the oms. ...Read more

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How long can your wisdom teeth still in the gums?

How long can your wisdom teeth still in the gums?

Lifetime: For some people, their wisdom teeth never erupt. It really depends on their position and genetics. Have your dentist explain to you the position of your teeth and what you can expect. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth push other teeth out of your gums?

Can wisdom teeth push other teeth out of your gums?

Yes: Yes, erupting wisdom teeth can apply pressure to surrounding teeth. Wisdom teeth can also prevent other teeth from erupting.
For best advice, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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When after wisdom teeth removed will the gum grow back?

When after wisdom teeth removed will the gum grow back?

One-two weeks: Your post-operative healing time will vary, usually ranging from one-two weeks. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op evaluation. ...Read more

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Getting wisdom teeth (all under gums) cut out. What to expect?

Getting wisdom teeth (all under gums) cut out. What to expect?

Ask The Dr: My best advise is to ask the oral surgeon/doctor who will be performing hte proceedure. It will depend on many factors. Are the wisdom teeth impacted? Are they using local/general anesthesia? ...Read more

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How should my gums look like after the removing my wisdom teeth?

How should my gums look like after the removing my wisdom teeth?

Wisdom tooth removal: Initially, you will feel some soreness and see some swelling and redness
depending upon the difficulty of the extraction. Also expect some initial oozing of blood. If the teeth were completely impacted you will notice some sutures holding the gum flaps together. Otherwise there will be a socket filled with a blood clot. In approximately 2-4 weeks everything will look and feel normal again. ...Read more

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How can I prevent pain from gum growing on top of my wisdom teeth?

How can I prevent pain from gum growing on top of my wisdom teeth?

See your dentist: If your wisdom tooth has not completely erupted into position at the age of 32 and you are having recurring problems with pain and irritation from the tissue over the tooth, your options are to have the tissue removed or the tooth removed. If the tooth cannot erupt into the mouth due to inadequate space or its position, removal of tissue will only be a temporary solution. Have the tooth removed. ...Read more

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How can I tell when my wisdom teeth are about to break through my gums?

How can I tell when my wisdom teeth are about to break through my gums?

Don't wait: Wisdom teeth should be removed as a preventative procedure. Waiting for them to come in is a big mistake. They may never come in. Once they are fully formed, then they are much harder to deal with. See an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the piece of gum hanging out after getting wisdom teeth removal?

What is the piece of gum hanging out after getting wisdom teeth removal?

Loose gum.: Sometimes, after a wisdom tooth is removed, the gum tissue will be "flapping". Some dentists leave it that way and other dentists will either remove it or stitch it to the rest of the gum. No matter which way, it will eventually heal and you'll be fine. ...Read more

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I have wisdom teeth under the gum causing pain can I be sedated to have them pulled?

I have wisdom teeth under the gum causing pain can I be sedated to have them pulled?

Yes, if: You certainly may, if you are in good health and have no contra-indications to such anesthesia. If these are not difficult impactions, and you are not very nervous, local anesthesia alone can be just fine. You will not feel pain, but will be aware of pressure and noise. Iv sedation has more risk, it is almost never a problem, but statistically more can go wrong. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the gums to move from where the wisdom teeth were at on the bottom? 1st time for wisdom teeth to come out.

How long does it take for the gums to move from where the wisdom teeth were at on the bottom? 1st time for wisdom teeth to come out.

Wisdom teeth: The real question to ask is- Is there enough room for the wisdom tooth to come in, to come in straight and to function in a healthy manner? Or will it pose problems and best to remove early when it is easier to remove and before it becomes a full blown emergency and at an inopportune time? See your own dentist or an Oral Surgeon for a consult to determine and advise. ...Read more

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Hi, my daughter has wisdom teeth coming through and she said that its really painful and the gum above it is wobbly, what should I do?

Hi, my daughter has wisdom teeth coming through and she said that its really painful and the gum above it is wobbly, what should I do?

Go to dentist: Wisdom tooth aches are notorious for the misery they can cause. The process can be prolonged but an initial visit to dentist will put you on the right track with some quick pain relief meds and the needed referral to the periodontist or oromaxillary surgeon to remove the wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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Gums behind back lower teeth are a bit white and achy. I haven't had my wisdom teeth yet, could this be a sign they are coming through?

Gums behind back lower teeth are a bit white and achy. I haven't had my wisdom teeth yet, could this be a sign they are coming through?

Yes: It is possible that they are coming in. If it continues with little or no pain, you may have room for them and not have to have them out. ...Read more

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My wisdom teeth are growing in on the top row & are running against my gum making it hurt & raw. What can I do to make it easier and heal the gum?

My wisdom teeth are growing in on the top row & are running against my gum making it hurt & raw. What can I do to make it easier and heal the gum?

See a dentist: Most people do not have enough room in their jaw size to accommodate wisdom teeth. That is why many have them removed. If the dentist determines that removal of your wisdom teeth will allow for gum line healing and improvement, then you should consider it. ...Read more

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My top wisdom teeth are coming in, about half of each is visible through my gums. Partially erupted or just not done growing? I'm 19 if that helps

My top wisdom teeth are coming in, about half of each is visible through my gums. Partially erupted or just not done growing? I'm 19 if that helps

Wisdom teeth: You will need to see a dentist who along with visually looking into your mouth at your wisdom teeth, will take some x-rays to determine the development of the teeth and whether or not they can come in completely, come in straight and not cause problems. Also have your lower wisdom teeth evaluated in the same way as the lowers are generally more problematic. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth on bottom row hurt bad No sign of teeth but the gum on my left hurts most I can lift with tongue and open little on top. Impacted? Normal?

Wisdom teeth on bottom row hurt bad No sign of teeth but the gum on my left hurts most I can lift with tongue and open little on top. Impacted? Normal?

Impacted, see DDS: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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My wisdom teeth does this weird thing where they peek through my gums, but then go back into my gums. What does that mean? Can I still get them pulled

My wisdom teeth does this weird thing where they peek through my gums, but then go back into my gums. What does that mean? Can I still get them pulled

Gum tissue growth: Your gum tissue is thinly covering your wisdom teeth. Every now and then it thins out to the point of exposing the tooth. Then, it grows back over. You can certainly have them extracted. In fact, it is probably the prudent thing to do. It is possible to develop a gum infection in the area if the situation continues. ...Read more

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What can pain in gums years after having wisdom teeth removed be?

What can pain in gums years after having wisdom teeth removed be?

Need Dentist Consult: This could be periodontal disease, cyst, tumor, infection from another tooth, muscle pain referring pain to that site. Too many things to go into here, so you need a dentist to examine your situation. ...Read more

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When I get my wisdom teeth taken out, will they also remove my gums?

When I get my wisdom teeth taken out, will they also remove my gums?

Possibly: An incision in your gums may be made. If excessive tissue exists they may resect it. ...Read more

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Do I have to get wisdom teeth removed if they are hurting your gums?

Do I have to get wisdom teeth removed if they are hurting your gums?

Probably: It's usually necessary to remove wisdom teeth even when they are asymptomatic. So if you are bothered by yours, you better see the dentisl. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in gums years after having wisdom teeth removed?

Pocket or Decay: There could possibly be a periodontal pocket or space collecting debris. If the wisdom tooth was pushing up against the tooth in front of it long enough, you could possibly have a cavity. Another possibility is a piece of tooth or root remained and has worked its way to the surface. If it persists, see a dentist! ...Read more

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At what age can an X-ray show position of permanent wisdom teeth in the gums?

At what age can an X-ray show position of permanent wisdom teeth in the gums?

10-12: The pre eruption development would vary greatly as does the eruption of teeth. You would need a panoramic xray to see these developing "tooth buds". ...Read more

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There's still a hole & itchy gums months after removal of wisdom teeth. What should I do?

There's still a hole & itchy gums months after removal of wisdom teeth. What should I do?

Normal healing or no: After an extraction we can have a hole some period of time due to the healing of that area. This healing normally takes around 3-4 months. If the hole is same colour and shade than the gum, it is good sign, just need to have more care cleaning that area, however if the hole is deep, different colour, you could have a chronic infection. It will always be resorbed with a follow up appointment. ...Read more

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White inflamed gums by my wisdom teeth, looks like the gums are lifting from the wisdom tooth?

White inflamed gums by my wisdom teeth, looks like the gums are lifting from the wisdom tooth?

Periodontal disease: Floss carefully several times/day. Rinse with half-strength hydrogen peroxide. Get a Water Pik, and use it every day. CoQ10 orally, and perhaps gently brushed into the gums may help. Also, use Xylitol mints, make a solution with Xylitol, or you can even brush with Xylitol (it kills bacteria). If the condition doesn't get better in a week or so, see a dental hygienist or dentist ...Read more

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What are these bumps I keep getting on the back part of my gums where my wisdom teeth supposed to grow?

Impact teeth: You either have an impact wisdom teeth that causes inflammation and tried to drain, or in the case of the wisdom teeth missing or already extracted, you may have an odontogenous cyst that is growing and draining. Consult with your dentist for removal of the cyst and follow up to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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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