Wisdom tooth on the nerve

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Avatar f tn Went to wisdom tooth dentist, he said I should not remove tooth b/c the nerve is too close and I could do damage. Of course if I'm in pain, then they will remove it. The restorative dentist then went ahead with the crown prep, but warned me several times that they wouldn't be able to take out the wisdom tooth. They did take a panoramic xray and I did see the nerve, extremely close to the wisdom tooth. It also appeared to be pushing the molar.
Avatar f tn hi everyone i posted about a monthe ago complaining of my tooth pain i keep getting this pain on the right side upper and lower feels like the nerve roots of my teeth it is very painful. anyways i did post about this awhile back. saw the dentist today he did a very thorough exam and xrays he cannot find anything wrong with my teeth , no cavities no problems he reassured me that there is nothing wrong with my teeth he did xrays as well but can not find anything wrong.
Avatar n tn Ok I just saw my dentist and was told that my upper wisdom teeth need to come out. I am not sure if my lowers had come in or not but I know I have an impaction of tooth number 18. I was told this tooth was sitting on a nerve and might be bad to extract. Any ideas on if it's a good idea to get this one extracted too.. Please let me know what you think.
Avatar m tn he suggest if i extract the tooth beside the wisdom tooth (which is like only half expose from the gum), that might give the wisdom tooth space to grow, thus relieving the pain...so i did... After a week or so, the wound is ok and the gum starts to grow back... just when it seems like everything is going fine....i felt pain again... the pain was not from the wound area..it seems to come from the 2-3 teeths beside the extracted tooth... the pain was like inside the gum...
Avatar n tn Three years ago,i had a wisdom tooth extraction amd i have a numb on my lower lip and cheek.It is not getting better so i am afraid that this will be permanent.My dentist (one of the best Greek doctors,well-known in dental-society,who teaches at the university) always says to me that i shall recover but i am tired waiting.Is there something to do?Yesterday i start taking B12 vitamin and doing massage in the area (i have read somewhere that maybe helps).
Avatar f tn Common cold, sinusitis, ear infection, sensory nerve compression, peripheral neuropathy as in diabetes, inflamed wisdom tooth, impacted wisdom tooth etc can all cause facial numbness and pain. Hemi-facial numbness is also seen in Bell’s palsy, trigeminal neuralgia where a spasm may cause numbness, or due to acoustic neuroma which is a benign tumor of the eighth cranial nerve. I think you should discuss these possibilities with your doctor.
Avatar n tn It sounds to me like the nerve in the tooth with the crown is non- vital, which means the nerve is dead and that the tooth needs root canal therapy. I would get to see him asap.
Avatar n tn Today when i picked at this tooth it came arat, almost a quarter of the inside of the tooth broke apart. The outside edge remained intact with just the center section coming out. The piece removed was very soft and almost crumbled under pressure. The part that interests me about everything is the complete lack of pain or odor. Hot and cold fluids do not cause any pain, poking my tongue in the hole causes no pain, eating on it (soft foods) causes no pain either.
Avatar m tn the oral surgeon wants me to wait a month to monitor the progress. the wisdom tooth was impacted and i have recently found out that increases the chances of numbness. needless to say i am worried about the situation especially knowing that it could possibly permanent. Is surgery to repair the nerve an option? what should i do?
Avatar m tn But depending on how close the root is to the nerve, the risks could be higher. You may want to ask your dentist/periodontist to give you a guess but it'll always be hard to give any real accurate number. I would recommend getting it out. If it does start causing problems, it could damage the roots of the teeth in front of them, resulting in damage and possible removal of both the wisdom tooth and the tooth in front of it.
Avatar f tn When I first tried to get my wisdom pulled the dental surgeon realized that my wisdom tooth was in my nerve and that i would suffer damage if pulled. I was told to prolong it as much as I could however, I get horrible migraines (I've suffered from migraines since 13) and I need my tooth taken out. My question is will it be to dangerous to get my wisdom tooth pulled being that I have neutropenia?
Avatar n tn I had 2 wisdom teeth extracted on nov 20th. Number 1 was taken to save the tooth next to it(recommended by my dentist-asap) The other one was recommended by the oral surgeon (to whom I was referred) Although there was no immediate problem, the doctor thought one might happen later - sometime.
Avatar n tn Outpt surgery under general anesthesia. The wisdom tooth was horizontal next to a cyst---the crown of the wisdom tooth was pushing against the tooth next to it. Not in to much pain, I'm taking clindamycin & oxycodone. Since the extraction, I have only taken 4 pain pills. Of course my face is still swollen, which is to be expected, but my tongue on the left side is still numb. My tongue still feels like is did the day of surgery. Which is scary--how long should I expect this?
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 have a cavity in my back tooth it is the third tooth from the back. Many years ago I had a root canal on this tooth. Presently there is a large cavity in this tooth, however no pain but food gets trapped it often. If it is removed , is it necessary to replace it? What are my options?
Avatar m tn It depends on the situation and how close that tooth is to the nerve. Sometimes on a panoramic x-ray, the tooth will appear to be close to the nerve. Since the panoramic x-ray is two dimensions, it doesn't provide as much information as a CT scan which can be view in 3D on a computer screen. That would help the doctor determine where the tooth is more precisely.
Avatar n tn I had a root canal done on my wisdom tooth on my lower left jaw. That wisdom tooth was growing towards the tooth next to it and couldn't surface, so I had to have some dentist or surgeon try to pull it up before i could get braces. They were able to pull it up, but i guess it was too much trauma and caused some nerve damage. So i ended up having to get a root canal on it.
Avatar n tn I have the same problem. Wisdom teeth out nearly a week ago and hardly any pain there, but the front teeth are throbbing. No cavities there (or at least not since my last dental cleaning which was about 6 weeks ago) and as far as I can tell, no gum disease. Flossing, brushing, rinsing with salt water, has made no difference.
Avatar f tn I just had my 4 impacted wisdom teeth pulled a week ago and ever since the surgery I have had numbness in my lower lip on the left side. Also, my front teeth on the bottom left feel like they are numb/loose. Is this common? I figured that a nerve was bruised but how long does it normally take on average for a nerve to heal? Will this be permanent? Thank you for any feedback or past experiences posted.
Avatar f tn Mary, Nerve injury to the tongue following wisdom tooth is a well known risk of the surgery. It may be unavoidable and can occur even when the surgery is done correctly. Less than 1% of those cases are permanent. Nerves heal very slowly especially in patients over 30 yrs. old. There are medications such as Neurontin and Tegretol which can relieve some of the unpleasant sensations and pain. Patients need to be monitored closely while taking these drugs.
Avatar m tn I still have numbness in left lower lip. the left bottom wisdom tooth gave dentist a problem and he has to drill almost 5 or 6 times to get the tooth in pieces. I have throbbing frontal tooth pain only canine and 2 anteriors next to it behind left lower lip. I had excruciating pain last night and woke up from sleep. why is this frontal teeth pain happening?. will numbness in lower left lip go away?. when i push those frontal teeth having pain with my tongue pain worsens.
Avatar f tn If my wisdom are actually the cause, can I expect the sensitivity to go away after the extraction? How long after? Thank you for any help!
Avatar n tn I have the same problem,,lastyear only 1 tooth was coming up it burst open my gum n hurts a little ,then it starts to smell I can even c the tooth then since this year other one starts to burst open my gum again on the left on the lower section n it hurts to n have the same foul smell as the first 1 its really annoying n the smell is really stink
Avatar m tn Nonetheless, he is recommending a rather new procedure where they extract the top of the wisdom tooth and leave in the roots in hopes that the nerve does not get disrupted. Anyone familiar with this? He said it will reduce my chance of nerve damage or infection from around 85-90% to more like 1-2%. That's pretty drastic.
Avatar m tn Sometimes, the wisdom tooth is deeply embedded in the jawbone and its roots are too close to main nerve. In this case, extraction of wisdom tooth may prevent the risk of damaging the nerve and other fatal issue. After extraction of wisdom tooth, you should pay attention on some important things which are given below point wise, • Do not disturb the wound same day. • Rinse the mouth and brush your teeth. • Don’t take hard diet for a few days. • Try to avoid smoking and alcoholic beverages.