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Wisdom teeth removal

A tooth that does not bite on another corresponding tooth is described as a non-functional tooth . Non-functional teeth may drift within the jawbone until resistance is encountered to provide an occlusal stop (a stable biting position) because your bite pattern is determined by muscular and ner...
23 Feb 2019
Wisdom tooth touching nerve
Hi there and thank you for your question. It is true that there is a possibility of temporary or permanent nerve damage following the removal of a lower wisdom tooth. I usually tend to ascertain this risk with the use of an Xray and quite often a 3D CT scan if the nerve is seen ...
31 Jan 2019
Impacted wisdom tooth with inflammation
Thank you for your question! And im sorry to hear that you are in discomfort and that you have been having an impacted wisdom tooth for 2 years. The picture shows that the tooth is partially erupted from the gum and is still hidden under the gum flap. When wisdom teeth begin t...
12 Feb 2019
If bony healing has truly completed (confirmed by an xray of the area) then your only options are: 1) Guided tissue regeneration with bone grafting 2) Surgical crown lengthening The option selected would depend on what the current gum and bone level is. Bone grafting done as part of guided t...
5 Apr 2019
Thanks for your question and I understand you have a question about wisdom tooth removal even if the wisdom tooth is not causing any pain. Firstly, it's really important to be seen by dentist for any current wisdom teeth condition, even if there is no pain. There are many ways...
13 Mar 2019
Thanks for your inquiries and I understand you are asking about wisdom teeth removal before braces. This is one of the most common questions when it comes to orthodontic treatment. There are a few indications for wisdom tooth removal before braces treatment. But treatment is on...
13 Mar 2019
Local anaesthesia is generally used when one or two wisdom teeth are being removed at the same time and when patients are not nervous of the dental procedure. General anaesthesia may be used when patients are removing all 4 wisdom teeth under one visit. Local anaesthesia is medi...
1 Oct 2018
Hello, I understand you have had pins and needles sensations around the lower left or right wisdom teeth area since an operation more than one year ago. I feel sorry to hear that you have symptom of damaged nerves but it happens sometimes. There are a few treatment option...
13 Mar 2019
When wisdom teeth are taken out, minimal wound closure ie gums merging together to close the socket hole usually takes about 2 weeks. Signs and symptoms that the socket is not healing includes 1. Pain - dull ache that does not decrease or increases over the next few days ...
21 Aug 2018
First of all, let me share with you that all General Dental Surgeons as well as Specialist Dental Surgeons, regardless of their area of specialty , are legally allowed to perform wisdom tooth removal. However, having said that, not all dental surgeons have equal training and ex...
28 Aug 2018
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