Wisdom tooth function

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Avatar m tn That's interesting how flossing and brushing make it worse. It may be due to the irritation of the brushing and flossing that's causing some movement of the tooth. If there is an infection, it may travel down to the jawbone and when the tooth moves, it moves in the jawbone and causes irritation. Do you have problems with eating? I would recommend removing the tooth if its a problem. It is a wisdom tooth (no.
Avatar f tn If upper wisdom tooth is single rooted and female patient, removal usually takes within 5 miniutes. If the tooth is multirooted and male patient, it may take 15 -30 miniutes.Post-op pain is minimal, most patients take one dose of pain killer in the evening. No major discomfort is experinced in the following day. Dry socket is an exttremely rare event for upper wisdom tooth removal. Post op antibiotics is rarely needed.
Avatar f tn This isn't so much a question but a follow-up of previous posts from 3 years ago regarding post wisdom tooth removal paresthesia (altered sensation) of my chin/bottom lip/bottom gums. I'm now 4 years post wisdom tooth removal and still have the paresthesia, although I believe it has diminished somewhat. Or maybe since it's been 4 years, I've just become used to it. I typically have absolutely no hope at regaining feeling at this point.
Avatar n tn I had my right lower wisdom tooth removed 3 days ago...it was vertically impacted. The surgeon removed the tooth and told me my nerve under the tooth was in tact, but he felt I would experience temporary loss of sensation resulting from the surgery. I am feeling numbness and discomfort (not pain) in my front lower jaw and my chin and lower lip from midline to my outer right lip area.
Avatar f tn I recently had a wisdom tooth pulled and now I'm in agony! I can barely function! Is there anything I can do to relieve the pain and avoid missing work?
Avatar f tn Its safe to get wisdom tooth out when pregnant im ONly 6 week and My tooth is coming out so its very painful is ir safe to take out
Avatar f tn I had an impacted wisdom tooth extracted. I deep cavity above, same side filled. A cleaning and deep cleaning on the side that I had all the problems on. Now it is 4 month later and I can't pin point what's going on but I feel swelling and numbness in the gums above and below, where the work was done. The thing is that it is not always in the same area. It moves around. What's going on?
Avatar n tn if my x-ray shown i have a cyst forming near my upper left wisdom tooth, should i have it taken out as soon as possible or should i wait until it is fully grown?
Avatar f tn s called) and when I went back he told me I had a really bad infection under the tooth in front of my bottom right wisdom tooth and it would need root canal treatment as the infection is really close to the jaw bone... I had no pain in that tooth but I thought back to a few months prior when I was having painful aches in my jaw, it felt like I couldn't open my mouth and so it made sense... Ok I said do it... but then he went ahead and removed the wisdom tooth behind the infected tooth...
Avatar n tn I got my wisdom tooth extracted on the right side (top and bottom) 15 days ago, .... the experience was a bit traumatic, ... the bottom one took a loot of pulling to come out, .... the dentist had put an extra piece for me to bit on so my jaw doesnt take the pressure, ....... the gums/tooth have healed fine, ... the main problem seems to be my jaw, .... i cant seem to open my mouth, ...... the max. that i can open is 2 finger gap, ... (about 1.25 inch) so chewing is ok, ... not a problem, ..
Avatar m tn Thanks doctor. i am 26 now, my wisdom tooth teethes almost completely. is it safe to remove it. i am scared of jaw fracture :-). beside this wisdom tooth, there are 2 other ones but they are ok, not hurts me at all.
Avatar f tn Why doesn't he just fill the cavity? I never heard of pulling a tooth because of a tiny cavity. My dentist doesn't work like that. I lost one wisdom tooth because I injured it but the other three are fine and dandy and I intend to keep them. I don't understand this pull happy approach.
Avatar n tn if my x-ray shown that there is a cyst forming near my left upper wisdom tooth, should i have it taken out as soon as possible, or should i wait until the tooth is fully grown? would a wisdom tooth grow back once it's taken out?
5739386 tn?1378836460 I'm having a real bad tooth ache and it my top and bottom wisdom tooth in the back. Ik it's ok to get it pulled while you pregnant. Just need an ok by my doc. But the thing about it is being awake while it happens..... Have anyone had it done before?
Avatar f tn 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
Avatar n tn I see many posts here about numbness and wisdom tooth extractions. I am seeking answers too. I had my lower left wisdom tooth taken out on October 29th 2008. It's been almost 2 months and I have this constant, totally uncomfortable, tingling sensation going on on the bottom left side of my gums and tongue. I've lost 15 lbs, which was the only good part, but after eating anything at all - the tingling gets worse.
Avatar f tn On the bottom left of my mouth behind the last tooth the gums hurt really bad, even if I eat just a banana. Could it be my wisdom tooth? How do I tell? Or do I just have to wait it out?
Avatar m tn A dentist told me to extract my 6th tooth and he can push the 7th tooth into the place of 6th tooth for later wisdom tooth (I did not mention the wisdom-8th tooth with him). Then, in such case, I thought may be the wisdom tooth can have a place to grow up. I'm wondering if the act of "pushing" the 7th tooth to replace the 6th tooth is possible? How long would it usually takes? (Few months or a year?
Avatar f tn Yes. I just had my wisdom tooth and an infected tooth removed. They didnt put me to sleep but they did numb my mouth while awake.
Avatar f tn Impacted lower wisdom tooth is rarely the culprit of temporomandibular disorder. However, removal of impacted wisdom tooth yields long term dental denefits.
Avatar f tn if the problem is a wisdom tooth pull it. if you are using wisdom teeth as an example of never having a tooth pulled and another tooth is the problem get the root canal. root canals sound scary but they cause minimal pain and its better for the overall health of your mouth to keep teeth if possible. good luck!
Avatar f tn can i get my wisdom tooth pulled im only 17 and my wisdom tooth started growing out of nowere literally
11129330 tn?1430878608 I'm 34 weeks & I just noticed that my wisdom tooth is starting to come out, has anyone else's starting coming out during pregnancy?
Avatar f tn I had my wisdom tooth pulled out at about 18 weeks with no problems. In fact I didn't bleed (didn't even need gauze in the chair) or need any pain killers whatsoever & ate lunch about an hour after. I'm not kidding myself, I know I got lucky as I've heard some nasty stories and your experience may not be anything like mine. You have to weigh it up, if it's causing you pain or is infected/impacted then it's worth doing!