Wisdom tooth extraction jaw bone

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Avatar m tn One of my lower wisdom teeth left side has a cyst that has destroyed the bone and the tooth is laying horizontal and crushing a nerve with a mm of jaw bone left under it. I have surgery scheduled for next week. the oral surgeon said that I will 100% have nerve damage that will affect the left side of my lip. Is there no hope that the nerve could regenerate itself over time or with my diagnosis is it something that will definitely be numb forever.
Avatar n tn I was forced into it, as the wisdom tooth was impacted, laying sidewise, grafting to the jaw bone that was less on the right than the left, the nerve was wrapped around the roots, and there was a cyst growing over it all, that was getting larger after watching it for 2 years. The surgery was not bad, they did peel my gums away, get the tooth, and reattach my gums. I also had a hole in the back. The os told me that he kept my tooth, as the nerve had worn grooves into the root of the tooth.
382218 tn?1341185087 When something unexpected happens I would rather be unaware of it until later. Erupted wisdom tooth extraction is a lot easier. Mine were impacted, lying sideways in the gum. I've never regretted the decision to be completely out of it. Then again, the older I get the more I hate the dentist. If I could nap while they do a cleaning, I would - gladly.
Avatar f tn what ever happened with your jaw alignment problem?? because 2 months after my bottom wisdom tooth removals my jaw looks very uneven and still i have pain and numbness around the area of the removal. i have yet to get an x ray of my jaw but had x rays of the area where the removal took place. im just confused and dont know what to do.
Avatar m tn I am 69 years old and am having almost constant wisdom toothache pain in my lower left wisdom tooth. This tooth has never given me a bit of trouble before. I visited my dentist who referred me to a dental surgeon since the wisdom tooth is impacted and at my age he doesn't want to touch it.
Avatar n tn With your expertise can you tell me by trimming the bone, does that mean trimming the bone that covered the tooth or the jaw bone underneath? My initial guess would be the bone that covers the tooth. But since I can still clearly feel the indentation when I touch my jaw line, I begin to wonder if it’s the jaw bone that she trimmed. Is trimming jaw bone a natural procedure and are there any negative effects like jaw fracture? How would I know if I have jaw facture?
Avatar m tn A week has gone by from all four impacted wisdom teeth were surgically removed. My jaw on the right side feels like it is locked. I can only open my jaw 1 inch. When I try to open it farther I get excruciating pain and it won't open. Left side is fine. I was very swollen the first three days after surgery. What should I do?
Avatar f tn When I move my bottom jaw front/backwards/left/right it pops, and I can feel the jaw bone moving weird when I touch it, as to where the right side doesn't do this. Well, after I got my stitches out (yesterday) I was a little sore because she had trouble getting them out (my mouth doesn't open that wide).
230262 tn?1316649534 Im supposed to have the tooth pulled on tuesday and did I mention I always get dry socket with every extraction Ive ever had?? (if you dont know what that is, its a very painful thing where the blood clot doesnt stay in the hole and air hits your nerves and bone causing excrutiating pain). I am going to my regular doctor tomorrow, monday, to beg him for some percocets or something to take for the extraction but i very highly doubt he will oblige.
1415174 tn?1453246703 FYI, I went to my oral surgeon and he said it was when the wisdom tooth was removed the bone is supposed to close in and it did but at some point the bone stopped closing in and the protrusion is due to this. He said it would start up again on its own and that I didn't need surgery as long as it stayed underneath the skin. If it does break the skin it still doesn't have to require surgery as it still will go back in by itself but it takes a long time.
Avatar n tn I had a wisdom tooth extracted over a year and a half ago. It had a cavity which had broken down to my gumline. The dentist just did a simple extraction, no surgery. The shot of novacane went so deep into my gum that I had soreness for weeks afterwards in my jaw bone. I have had earaches and jaw pain on that same side ever since. Our hospital offered a free oral clinic a couple of weeks ago and I went to have a swollen place under my tongue looked at.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have a gum that had grown over my rear last tooth on the left lower jaw which is probably know as wisdom tooth.There is no pain in the tooth buth the dentist cut the flap that was sitting over the tooth but now i am experiencing pain around the gums and the cheek bone which is kind of giving me pain in my left ear as well .
Avatar n tn My top left wisdom tooth is probably 3/4 of a centimetre down and fortunately it does not seem impede on the last molar. It does however face an odd direction which makes it hard to clean. It therefore is developing a cavity which is quite sizeable but not giving me any pain or discomfort - at this stage anyway. My theory was I would rather it rot out of my mouth before I would have to go to the dentist to have it extracted. I am 37 years of age and have a terrible fear of the dentist.
Avatar n tn Upon having a tooth removed the dentist discovered the root had seared to the bone. I went to an oral surgeon who removed the root which left me in excruciating pain for a week. I saw another o/s who advised me an exposed bone had been left which was causing the pain. he romoved the bone and reconstructed the gum around the bone to cover it. it has been a week since this procedure and i am still in pain.
611365 tn?1225994623 My 22 yr old son had to have his bottom, left wisdom tooth extracted. He has big teeth with long roots. The wisdom tooth should have been taken out 2 yrs ago but anyway it was infected and causing a problem with the molar next to it. The dentist got it out 2 weeks ago. My son has a dry socket now and is having a lot of pain! He is on pain meds. Last night he made me look and part of his jaw bone is exposed (inside lower left) We were freaking out last night.
Avatar f tn i would like to ask if im in safe because i was having molar extraction 5 days ago and its not yet completely removed because half of my tooth was broken and half of it was removed and the roots are still penetrated in my bone jaw..
Avatar f tn Your condition is probably related to post-op infection, which is common after wisdom tooth extraction. Systemic administration of appropriate antibiotics tends to clear up your symptoms. Going back to your surgeon to have a post-op exam is advised.
784382 tn?1376934640 It may be what we call a bony spicule, which is a small piece of tooth or jaw bone that is left in the socket after the extraction. They can remove it quite quickly and the area will heal up fast.
Avatar m tn I'm wondering whether I still needed the bone graft had I gone to an oral surgeon (as he wouldn't have had to break my jaw bone in the first place to take out the impacted tooth), or whether the need for a bone graft is inherent, regardless of which type of dentist does the extraction? Thanks! This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/421164'>Wisdom tooth extraction - am I getting ripped off?</a>.
Avatar f tn said it looked ok, and told me the reason im having all this discomfort/pain is because the muscles around my face/jaw are so inflamed from the extraction, and will prob. take weeks to subside.....im taking vicodin 750mg. for the pain, and apply a heating pad to the area at night to try and relax the muscles.......i wake up still stiff and in pain though.....i've been going through hell......let me know what your e.n.t says, please? i'm about to get a second opinion......
Avatar n tn I would like to know what could be the reason , is it an infection or any bone deposits after tooth extraction ? X-ray sys everything is normal and the doctor has asked to see him after 6 months.Is it some thing serious/canceroous?