Tooth decay wisdom tooth

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Not sure what the cause is for you but in the UK we get free dental care whilst pregnant because tooth problems or an infection can cause problems for the baby.TCP and salt water usually ease my wisdom tooth, it will help stop any infection too .
Trust me i know i need serious work done too i got one more wisdom tooth to go then i have to get 2 crowns done and a tooth pulled all after the baby is here which will be soon
when it becomes difficult to angle your toothbrush (you have to 1/2 way shut your mouth to get the brush back that far to the back) and the tooth starts to decay.....it's time to get rid of it! Doesn't take any wisdom to figure that out......
I have 3 wisdom teeth with bad decay, to the point where one has actually collapsed in on itself because of the size of the cavity, now I have a huge open hole in my tooth which smells and tastes revolting. More than that (I have no pain) I worry about the decay bacteria entering the bloodstream and hence the placenta, and harming the baby. I have heard that dental decay can cause a miscarriage. I am 9 weeks pregnant and couldn't handle losing the baby. Any advice?
Hello, I have a impacted wisdom tooth on one side on the lower jaw. It is lying on it's side against the other molar. I have been advised to have it out, I know there is advanced decay in the tooth. Can you explain the best method of removal. Also should I see a Oral Surgeon or the normal dentist. I had a deep cavity drilled in the adjacent tooth yrars ago and even with local anasthesia I felt a burning.. Does this mean the wisdom procedure may need more than a local.
It may not be hurting you at the moment, but as the tooth as broken in half it won't be long before it starts to decay and then will cause you lots of problems. The dentist will advise you on the best course of action to take. If the wisdom tooth was squashed up in the jaw, the dentist my recommend to have it removed. If it is the 3rd molar and not the wisdom tooth as in your heading, depending on how old you are, you may want to have the tooth repaired and saved.
anyway im wondering if i can somehow slowdown the progression of the decay, so i can wait my month or 2 and just get the wisdom tooth pulled out when i get my insurance. i take horrible care of my teeth, i know its bad but true. if i were start brushing flossing, using mouthwash, chewing on garlic, whatever it would take, to just slow down the cavity so it doesn't get any worse, would that work? is it possible?
I recently had a wisdom tooth removed (tooth #1) because of decay. The tooth was errupted and the removal was done in the dentist's office with novicaine and had no complications. After receiveing the bill, I realized that the dentist had charge for the extraction as well as an alveoplasty.
I recently had 2 infected teeth removed (4 days ago). It was a wisdom tooth and a molar next to each other. It seems to be healing okay. The pain in the extraction site and my jaw is getting better by the day. I have a hard ball of swelling there that feels hot to the touch. My question is, the tooth next to the ones that were removed was also in very bad shape - a lot of decay.
I am having pain in my lower left jaw .Its because I am getting a new wisdom tooth. Doctor has asked to get it removed surgically because there is no space for it to grow. Is surgery the only option?
Hi, I'm scheduled to get my top left wisdom tooth extracted due to tooth decay (cavity). I have an 8 hour flight exactly 10 days after the extraction is scheduled. Is it safe to fly 10 days after your top wisdom tooth extraction? I've read you can get sinus problems. Please tell me if I should fly or not. Thanks!
Hi, I'm scheduled to get my top left wisdom tooth extracted due to deep tooth decay. (it hurts while eating) I have an 8 hour flight exactly 10 days after the extraction is scheduled. Is it safe to fly 10 days after your upper wisdom tooth is extracted? I've read you can get sinus problems. Please tell me if I should fly or not. Thanks!
I personally dont feel the doctor is responsible as the tooth already was damaged by decay prior to your visit. If the tooth did not have a filling already, i think that would be a different story and he might fix it for free. Its like a machanic replacing your car radiator and accidently touch a hose that was cracked and it broke in half. If there is already prior damage the doctor would not be responsible.
I have a huge cavity in my bottom wisdom tooth and decay in the top wisdom tooth on the same side (left) it's so painful. I'm terrified ofvttrvremoval pain. But it can't get much worse than it already is...right?
Today I noticed a cavity in the right lower wisdom tooth. How bad of a procedure would it be to remove 2-4 wisdom teeth? I had them exrayed once-- at least 2 were impacted, if I remember correctly. Can I be COMPLETELY under when the procedure is done? I am absolutely HORRIFIED of dental surgery. Had a root canal done several years ago-- good dentist, but it was HORRIBLE. I can't be awake during another procedure like that.
Hello...I am a 33 yr. old healthy female. On Tuesday, I had my upper left wisdom tooth removed due to a cavity/decay. This morning, I woke up around 6 a.m. with mild ear pain. As the day progessed, the ear pain became a little worse. I called my dentist and he had me come in to see if I had the beginning of a "dry socket." The dentist said that he could see the blod clot in the socket, but it was not formed as well as it probably should be formed.
Is it the 3rd molar commonly called the wisdom tooth or the second molar? If it's the second molar, probably worth saving the tooth assuming you have a full complement of teeth. If you do not have an opposing tooth then you may consider having the extraction as opposed to a root canal therapy and crown.
This ftm got her wisdom tooth pulled today it was giving me hell it began to decay which is why it was hurting me so much not as bad as i thought it would hurt im actually doing really well :)
Hi, thanks! The tooth is severely cracked. The crack goes all the way through the tooth, my tooth is essentially split in two! The dentist said that because of this an individual crown is impossible. Does that seem right to you?
Ever since my wisdom tooth got infected two weeks ago I have had a sore throat that has not gone away. I also have what appears to be a very slight bulge (swollen lymph node?) on my neck on the same side as my wisdom tooth infection...the bulge feels hard and painless, and can be mistaken for a muscle but I'm not sure because I don't know what lymph nodes are supposed to feel like. A week ago I went to the dentist and got screened for oral cancer.
Help...had major toothache 10 days ago..x-ray revealed minor decay. Dentist said it should not have caused major tooth ache but set aug 2 for repair. woke up monday 6/25 with gum below tooth swollen..called dentist. I apparently had told them funny reaction to amoxicillian but could take augmentin..so they ordered augmentin.(I should write down..at 72 memory loss) One Augmentin pill & I threw up for 12 hours finishing at 3 AM this morning! Suppositories Fam Dr called in helped...
They prescribed me a special dental mouth wash for my gums. Well just recently I noticed a discomfort on my back tooth ( I have my wisdom teeth out) well I noticed my gums are swollen just in that area, it's very sensitive, and sometimes when I floss there I smell kind of a foul odor. I'm really upset about this. I'm not sure if a cavity and a rotting tooth means the same thing? but I think that if I had one they wold tell me? I have insurance so I can get this kind of work done.
It depends on the extent of erosion and how much tooth structure is remaining. Each tooth may have a different ideal treatment . What has your dentist told you about in regards to your erosion?
pain, infection, decay in an adjacent tooth, decay in the wt, crowding, poor bite, inflamed gum tissue around the wt (pericorinitis), pocketing around the wt, cheek biting........get a second opinion before doing anything.
I have a bad cavity on the left side but the dentist said the tooth wasnt yet dead. I've been to an oral surgeon, dentist, and doctor for x rays. Each of them have said that they see no signs of an infection. My cheek continues to sink in on that side and I have no explanation as to what is happening. I looked inside my mouth today and noticed on my very back, left, upper tooth there is a red spot right above it. This seems to be the site of where I am noticing my cheek sinking in.
I have had difficulty in biting down to eat because I am experiencing pain after having two old fillings replaced, a cap started and a wisdom tooth removed 5 days ago; one of the fillings had decay underneath and the dentist had to drill close to the nerve ( now there is 50/50 chance that I will need a root canal).All the work that I had done was on teeth all on the same side of the mouth.
I know there is an impacted wisdom tooth there but I need to know if that is why it has not healed. I have a few health problems and can not fight off infection as well as other people. Every time I had a tooth pulled I kept an infection for months after each one. This feels like there is a nerve or something there every time I touch it or food gets in it. Will this ever heal and will it effect my heart? I have been told it could and I do not know.
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