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Wisdom tooth growing on top back of teeth. Can this create problems?

Yes: A malpositioned wisdom tooth or wisdom tooth growing on top of a tooth can cause a potential gum problem as well as decay problem in the wisdom tooth and the adjacent tooth. Your dentist can advise you of the potential for problems after a clinical and radiographic examination. ...Read more

Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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Teething (Definition)

The natural process of tooth eruption. Although the rare infant is born with teeth, for most infants the process begins around three months and can last ...Read more


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My wisdom tooth is growing in the wrong direction compared to the other teeth, will this cause any issues?

My wisdom tooth is growing in the wrong direction compared to the other teeth, will this cause any issues?

Usually: It could cause periodontal (gum) problems, greater risk of decay, irritating your cheek, inability to close your mouth all the way, infection, etc. Have it evaluated to see if it needs to be removed. Better to schedule that on your own terms rather than waiting until it's a full blown emergency. ...Read more

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Is a wisdom tooth a type of supernumerary teeth?

Is a wisdom tooth a type of supernumerary teeth?

No: They are considered part of the usual complement of teeth. You may, however, have extra teeth in the wisdom tooth area and these are supernumerary. ...Read more

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Would an impacted wisdom tooth lead to pain in the other teeth?

Yes: An impacted tooth can be the source of referred pain as well as a direct cause of pain with other teeth. A partially exposed impacted tooth adjacent to a tooth can be difficult to clean which can lead to gum problems and decay in the wisdom tooth as well as the adjacent tooth. An impacted tooth can also cause resorption/destruction of roots of adjacent teeth. ...Read more

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Is it true that my wisdom tooth is seperate from the rest of my teeth?

Is it true that my wisdom tooth is seperate from the rest of my teeth?

Teeth: Each tooth is a separate individual tooth. They all support each other and work together, but each one is separate. Not. Sure if this answers your question. ...Read more

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What do I do if my wisdom tooth is pushing on the rest of the teeth and causing the pain?

What do I do if my wisdom tooth is pushing on the rest of the teeth and causing the pain?

They don't push but.: Studies have proven wisdom teeth don't "push! " they just look that way. The real issue comes about from ones inability to keep them clean...Especially when they are partially erupted. Without the ability to floss them or clean under the hood of inflamed gum often covering them (pericoronitis) they will "off ;on" get inflamed and will eventually damage nearby teeth. Get the wisdom tooth extracted. ...Read more

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Had an X-ray 13 months ago on all teeth. Could a wisdom tooth be formed when you are 27?

Had an X-ray 13 months ago on all teeth. Could a wisdom tooth be formed when you are 27?

Yes: A wisdom tooth can be present at the age of 27. The x-ray you had taken 13 months ago should not only show all the teeth, but the entire maxilla (upper jaw) and mandible (lower jaw) structures. Some wisdom teeth may not be visualized on x-rays unless all of the structures of the upper and lower jaws can be visualized. ...Read more

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I just got my wisdom tooth removed Tuesday. It feels like my teeth are shifting. Is that normal?

Unlikely: It might feel like your teeth have shifted when in reality they didn't. The area may be swollen and tender and make it feel like that. However, to be sure, have your own dentist check it out on your next post-operative visit. Something else might have happened independent of the removal of your wisdom tooth. ...Read more

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I had my top right wisdom tooth pulled 48hours ago and my other teeth away from the one pulled hurt pretty bad. Why? Is this normal?

I had my top right wisdom tooth pulled 48hours ago and my other teeth away from the one pulled hurt pretty bad. Why? Is this normal?

Pain: Pain is never "normal, " but may just be indicative of healing surgery. Pain can be referred to any location along an affected nerve's length. Call the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who treated you. Post operative care is part of the treatment process. He/she may or may want to see you, or may change your post-op Meds. ...Read more

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I'm 27, just removed 1 wisdom tooth because it stuck out, should I extract the other buried wisdom teeth? Or can I count on them never grow out?

I'm 27, just removed 1 wisdom tooth because it stuck out, should I extract the other buried wisdom teeth? Or can I count on them never grow out?

It depends: Some patients prefer to get it over with, while others would rather wait and deal with if needed. But you really should have a good discussion with your dentist and evaluate all the possibilities. ...Read more

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I got 4 teeth out to make room for wisdom teeth I woke up at 4 this moring and my wisdom tooth has come through but I'm in so much pain normal?

I got 4 teeth out to make room for wisdom teeth I woke up at 4 this moring and my wisdom tooth has come through but I'm in so much pain normal?

Wisdom teeth: You did not mention how long ago your other teeth were removed. In the us we seldom if ever remove other teeth to make room for wisdom teeth. No way to diagnose or know if it’s normal or problem w/o seeing you. Take otc pain meds and call your dentist in the morning. ...Read more

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I have a tooth in the front that is decayeing from old gold teeth when I was a teen how much would it cost me too repaire it and pull a wisdom tooth

I have a tooth in the front that is decayeing from old gold teeth when I was a teen how much would it cost me too repaire it and pull a wisdom tooth

Fees vary: Until you are examined by a local dentist who can advise you and actually treat you, any fees quoted are merely guesses. You need the treatment, right? Have a consult and you'll know for sure what it will cost. ...Read more

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I am 19 and my last wisdom tooth is growing, I can see the half of the teeth. And it hurts when I chew. It is not impacted though. Is it normal to hurt?

I am 19 and my last wisdom tooth is growing, I can see the half of the teeth. And it hurts when I chew. It is not impacted though. Is it normal to hurt?

Don't Worry......Yet: As teeth erupt and break through the gums, food, debris and germs can lodge underneath the flap of tissue covering the unerupted tooth, . that could cause an infection called pericoronitis.it needs to be flushed out and cleaned and you should be ok ...Read more

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Will my crowded teeth shift & spread apart after wisdom tooth removal?

Will my crowded teeth shift & spread apart after wisdom tooth removal?

Probably not: They will most likely not get better, but at least the crowding won't get worse. Hence it would still be worthwhile to get them removed. ...Read more

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Why might someone have pain in the lower front teeth 1 week after wisdom tooth removal?

Why might someone have pain in the lower front teeth 1 week after wisdom tooth removal?

Nerve: Irritation of the same nerve that supplies the wisdom tooth. Will settle down shortly. If not, ask oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Went to the dentist just to check my teeth and I ended up after removing a wisdom tooth. Need tips to help it recover?

Follow dentist's: Written instructions after an extraction. Avoid strenuous activity to include heavy lifting. Just plan to take it easy. Avoid activities that create suction (smoking or sucking from a straw). Don't swish vigorously. Avoid alcohol ; hot beverages. A soft or liquid diet would be good. Your dentist/ oral surgeon likely provided you w gauze to apply pressure with if you start bleeding. ...Read more

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I have this wierd taste coming from my bottle left area where I got my wisdom tooth out. Is this normal? My other three wisdom teeth spots aren't.

I have this wierd taste coming from my bottle left area where I got my wisdom tooth out. Is this normal? My other three wisdom teeth spots aren't.

It depends: Usually wisdom teeth should not give any alteration in taste. Are you taking any medications? Some medications have side effects which give bad taste. You don't need to worry about other wisdom teeth, they might erupt up to age 25. ...Read more

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Gold Crown was hurting, went in and they extracted my wisdom tooth, 2 weeks later my crown hurts again and dr. Says he needs to clean my teeth first?

Gold Crown was hurting, went in and they extracted my wisdom tooth, 2 weeks later my crown hurts again and dr. Says he needs to clean my teeth first?

Answer-: It's impossible for us over the internet to determine both the cause of the problem and the order of treatment. This is a determination that must be exercised by a knowledgeable dentist with training and experience based upon a clinical exam, x-rays, periodontal probing and other tests. Either trust your dentist's advice or seek another dentist whom you do trust. Ask questions. ...Read more

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Just recently having my second wisdom tooth come through and am feeling quite il hot tired and shaky can wisdom teeth make you ill should I be worried?

Just recently having my second wisdom tooth come through and am feeling quite il hot tired and shaky can wisdom teeth make you ill should I be worried?

Maybe: If you have an infection... Yes. Otherwise it is something else.... I would suggest seeing a dentist if you have swelling or pain coming from the tooth... Otherwise see a physician. ...Read more

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I have a new wisdom tooth that's coming out really slow. I'm 25 years old and all my teeth have already come out, and this is new. The dentist had a l?

I have a new wisdom tooth that's coming out really slow. I'm 25 years old and all my teeth have already come out, and this is new. The dentist had a l?

Dental eval needed: The. Est thing that you can do is to see a dentist and have this newly erupted tooth evaluated to see if you have enough space for it to come in and function without causing a problem for the adjacent teeth. ...Read more

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Hello I had a 2 teeth out the other day and 1 was my wisdom tooth I'm worried because when it finally come out a big piece of bone was attached to it?

Hello I had a 2 teeth out the other day and 1 was my wisdom tooth I'm worried because when it finally come out a big piece of bone was attached to it?

Probably OK: Most likely the wisdom tooth with the bone attached was an upper wisdom tooth. Sometimes a piece of bone is attached. Usually no problem. ...Read more

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How do I brush my teeth after having a wisdom tooth removed?

How do I brush my teeth after having a wisdom tooth removed?

Carefully: Be very gentle for about 1 week. Avoid brushing the area of the extraction. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your other teeth to ache after wisdom tooth removal?

Is it normal for your other teeth to ache after wisdom tooth removal?

Not common or rare: It does happen sometimes and it could be any of several possibilities. Referred pain from the surgical field may be involved meaning there is really no issue involving other teeth but it feels like it. Return to your dental surgeon for an evaluation if it persists. ...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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Can wisdom teeth grow back? I had a wisdom tooth removed 3 years ago. Now there is a tooth growing in that exact spot.

Can wisdom teeth grow back? I had a wisdom tooth removed 3 years ago. Now there is a tooth growing in that exact spot.

Once: Once removed completely a tooth does not grow back. If there was incomplete removal, such as a retained root tip, then that piece can "supraerupt" into your mouth. There could also have been an extra (supranumerary) tooth in the same area that could now be erupting into your mouth. Finally, there could be some type of lesion growing in the area. You need to see your dentist for an exam and radiograph of the area. ...Read more