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Oral Surgery: continued oral problems, cornell medical center, mt sinai medical center
cornell medical center, mt sinai medical center, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Nancy - I am sorry to hear that you are still enduring this problem. I know that it is difficult to find skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeon s in the New York area to accept you as a Medicaid patient. My suggestion to find a skilled surgeon who would...

Oral Surgery: continued throbbing pain, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus symptoms
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus symptoms, independent perspective: Nancy - What disturbs me the most is the blackened bone. Osteomyelitis or infection of bone produces the blackened appearance you describe. If I remember right, and I may be wrong, you were also have some sinus symptoms. This whole thing sounds fishy. Whoever...

Oral Surgery: crown or extraction?, gum line, upper tooth
gum line, upper tooth, general anesthesia: Corinne - The main reason that a microscopic fracture cannot be identified as opposed to evaluating bone for an implant is the size of the fractures. Most of these fractures are so small and thin that they cannot be seen on any radiologic examination. ...

Oral Surgery: custom made silicone jaw implants, silicone implants, jaw implants
silicone implants, jaw implants, dental implants: Brenda - First of all, do not be suprised if the surgeons who exam you suggest other materials. Yes silicone can alter the faces shape, but there are other techniques that are viable and successful. I, therefore, recommend that you go to these consultations...

Oral Surgery: a cyst on my head, epidermoid cyst, dermatolgist
epidermoid cyst, dermatolgist, cyst on: Blanche - The most common cyst, located where you indicate, is an epidermoid cyst. These cysts are not dangerous at all, but just with the expansion of the cyst, they can thin the skin out and cause drainage from within the cyst. So I agree with your...

Oral Surgery: cyst removal from lower jaw, benign cyst, maxillofacial surgeon
benign cyst, maxillofacial surgeon, financee: Kellie - A 5 cm cyst is large, but removing such a cyst by a surgeon who has experience can usually be rather straight forward. Not seeing xrays, I cannot tell you if the nerve that run through the jaw touches or comes close to the cyst. In most situations,...

Oral Surgery: cyst on the totally impacted vertical lower wisdom tooth, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, cystic lesion
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, cystic lesion, cystic lesions: Shraddha - You are correct to question the opinion of this surgeon. Of course, I do not know the size of the cyst related to the bone, but having removed a cystic lesion half the size of the entire jaw along with an impacted tooth, I can tell you that a good...

Oral Surgery: Daughter molars 11 mnths old, warm salt water, gum tissue
warm salt water, gum tissue, molor: Kelly - The length of time until there is full eruption through the bone and gum of a tooth is quite variable. During the phase when the tooth is meeting some resistance as it tries to penetrate into the mouth it often builds up fluid. This build up in...

Oral Surgery: Daughter needs all wisdom teeth out AHHH!, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, leaky valves: Debbie - The nurse is a noncaring, abusive person. She obviously does not know or care about the stress that having any surgery, dental or not, can cause the patient. Those patients with cardio problems are often admitted for even the simplest surgeries...

Oral Surgery: Dental implant, warm salt water, tooth socket
warm salt water, tooth socket, contained area: Severine - Of course without a direction examination of the surgical area I can only give you a couple possibilities of what might be there. You are correct to assume that the pain you are feeling should have resolved within a day or two. The question...

Oral Surgery: Diagnose Xray w/ spot on mandible, needle biopsy, circular spot
needle biopsy, circular spot, wisdom tooth: Rhonda - Any and all of the possible tests you stated may need to be done to fully diagnose the area. You should know that when a bone turns whiter on xray it means that there is increased density. Lesions in the bone usually produce a darkening area. ...

Oral Surgery: DRY SOCKET AND BONE SPURS, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gentle irrigation
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gentle irrigation, bone spurs: Carrie - If you have a dry socket you need active treatment of that socket. Gentle irrigation to clean it and placement of a small piece of medicated gauze into the socket. This most likely will need to be repeated daily or every other day for a few days...

Oral Surgery: Dry Socket, wisdom tooth extraction, dry socket
wisdom tooth extraction, dry socket, steady diet: Mike - What you describe sounds like normal good healing. You should continue the rinsing and soft food until sutures are removed or about 7 days. So don t worry about a dry socket and just keep up what you are doing. If you have any other questions,...

Oral Surgery: Dry Socket - What happens next, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, dry socket: NM - First of all, you will not form a blood clot into the socket after a dry socket. What happens is that bone formation internally eventually closes the socket. You need to keep the area clean to assist in the healing, but do not stick anything into...

Oral Surgery: Dry Socket and Lump in jaw, gum line, dry socket
gum line, dry socket, oral surgeon: Peggy - Of course without directly examining the area it is a little difficult for me to be totally correct, but with the filling of an area at the extraction site, it sounds like there might be an infection. Just so you know, it is not unusual for a dry...

Oral Surgery: Dry socket pain, wisdom teeth, dry socket
wisdom teeth, dry socket, third day: Alexis - What you are enduring with a dry socket is normal - annoying. If the dentist is packing the medication correctly, the area should heal within 10 days to 2 weeks. By the way, if the area was packed and there still is pain, the area needs to...

Oral Surgery: daughter's pain after extraction, wisdom teeth, dead bone
wisdom teeth, dead bone, memorial day weekend: Kathy - The fact that your daughter has enduring pain two weeks after extractions may mean that the dry socket that was initially treated might still be active. Usually the treatment for a dry socket packs the socket with a medicated piece of gauze initially...

Oral Surgery: daughters wisdom tooth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth, oral surgeon: Kathy - I am assuming you are talking about a lower wisdom tooth that is laying down. If that is so, you should know that the surgical technique to remove it is highly technical to decrease the chance of postoperative problems and general dentists are not...

Oral Surgery: deformed jaw, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bottom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bottom teeth, overbite: Meg - There are many causes for what you describe. Yes it can be the jaw, but just as likely it can be the joint itself that the end of the jaw sits in just in front of the ears on both sides. When a problem such as yours occurs, the muscles that help open...

Oral Surgery: dental implant, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, graft material
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, graft material, bone graft: Elise - The need for a graft is based on the amount of bone contraction after the original extraction. Whoever does the surgery needs to take appropriate xray films to evaluate the level of bone and then the decision for a graft can be made. As far as...

Oral Surgery: dental implants, dental insurance companies, dental implants
dental insurance companies, dental implants, insurance: Joe - Years ago when implants were first inserted, the dental insurance companies often covered the procedure. Now that they have learned that the procedure is quite expensive they have removed it as a covered procedure. I wish I could give you better...

Oral Surgery: dental surgery and pregnancy, dental bone graft, pregnancy question
dental bone graft, pregnancy question, laughing gas: Cameron - I general I would say yes, but even with just novocaine I personally need to speak with your OB doctor to make sure that the surgery is okay. Some OBs are against any elective surgery during the 1st trimester. Some feel even the injection of novocaine...

Oral Surgery: dental surgery, low grade fever, bacterial throat infection
low grade fever, bacterial throat infection, root canal treatment: Chinzia - First of all, let me tell you that if the tooth was infected prior to it being knocked out, the tooth should not have been reinserted before the nerve was removed and root canal was done. If the tooth was replaced without the root canal, it was...

Oral Surgery: dentigerous cyst, complex breast cysts, bone cysts
complex breast cysts, bone cysts, thyroid cancer: Jeanine - First of all, let me tell you that dental xray machines project limited amount radiation compared to xrays taken elsewhere in the body. Secondly, dentists should use a pad over your neck when taking the xray that protects the thyroid from radiation....

Oral Surgery: dry socket, potruding bone, molar teeth, warm salt water
molar teeth, warm salt water, dry socket: Sarah - Now that the pain is continuing and does not appear to be improving, you must seek an immediate evaluation by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Just waiting and allowing a problem to progress can lead to unpredictable results. So I again suggest...

Oral Surgery: dry sockets in upper wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, dry sockets
wisdom teeth extraction, dry sockets, post operative care: Linh - What you see is not unusual in some healings after extractions. Just keep it all clean and healing should proceed normally. It can take weeks to months for the sockets to completely heal Just keeping it clean assists the body and speeds up the healing...

Oral Surgery: dry sockets after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, dry sockets
wisdom tooth extraction, dry sockets, warm salt water: Sharnell - Packing of the sockets after developing a dry socket should quiet the pain. Repacking of the socket, after irrigating each time, needs to be done every day in the beginning, then every 2 and further or not at all if the pain subsides. At your...

Oral Surgery: dry sockets, dry sockets, oral bacteria
dry sockets, oral bacteria, surface cells: Rachel - Nothing to worry about. The white covering over the socket is just an accumulation of normal oral bacteria and surface cells. With normal function this white covering will be lost in time normally. So just keep the area clean and you will not...

Oral Surgery: Left Ear Pain, wisdom tooth extractions, dry sockets
wisdom tooth extractions, dry sockets, warm salt water: Miguel - Of course without a direct examination I cannot be sure, but often earaches after wisdom tooth extractions is due to spasms of the muscles that help open and close your mouth. When in spasm, these muscles can pull the lower jaw tightly into the...

Oral Surgery: Epinephrine in local anesthetic, anesthetic effect, local anesthetic
anesthetic effect, local anesthetic, doctor joel: Joel - Just so that you know the truth, dentists use the same 1:100,000 dose of epinephrine as the surgeon. If you have not experienced a problem with the local anesthetic administered by the dentist with epinephrine then you should not be concerned here....

Oral Surgery: Expert Services, congenital condition, clarksburg nj
congenital condition, clarksburg nj, oral surgeon: Daniel - I really feel for your plaintiff. Preparation for orthognathic surgery (bony reconstructive surgery) with or without orthodontic treatment requires a workup that takes pictures and X-rays of the face and its bone structure. These films are then...

Oral Surgery: Exposed Bone after Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, supernumerary teeth
wisdom teeth extraction, supernumerary teeth, oral steroids: Lisa - Of course without a direct examination I cannot give you an answer that is totally certain, but exposure of bone 4 weeks post surgery is not common. The breakdown of the soft tissue exposing the bone is usually indicative of poor vascular flow in the...

Oral Surgery: Extracted tooth growing back, wisdom teeth, permanent teeth
wisdom teeth, permanent teeth, canine tooth: Ryan - If you truly had your premolar tooth (tooth next to the canine) extracted and now a new tooth is erupting, you have what is called a supernumary tooth. This is an extra tooth follicle (where teeth grow). It is a good idea to see your dentist and...

Oral Surgery: Extraction, warm salt water, dry socket
warm salt water, dry socket, blood clot: Megan - First of all, don t smoke for a minimum of 4 days. You are asking for the blood clot in the socket to break down and cause the most painful response in dentistry from a tooth extraction ---a dry socket. In addition, stop keeping the gauze in the mouth....

Oral Surgery: Extraction after root canal failed, molar tooth, root canals
molar tooth, root canals, family dentist: Ruth - I think going to another dentist is a good answer. It sounds like the dentist hates to relinquish total control even if not the best dentist for that particular situation. Many good general dentists can do good root canals, but the ones who know...

Oral Surgery: Extraction with stitches, oral environment, hitting the bottom
oral environment, hitting the bottom, calms: Lisa - It is, of course, a little difficult to be 100% totally accurate as to the cause of your problem from just your description. I will, however, say that what you are describing could be from two possible causes. The first could be damage to the...

Oral Surgery: Extractions, dry sockets, chlorhexidine mouthwash
dry sockets, chlorhexidine mouthwash, warm salt water: Jill - There are two main potential problems that could be causing your pains. You may be developing a dry socket at the extraction sites. The dry socket is a poor internal healing within the socket and a development of inflammation and pain. You need...

Oral Surgery: Extration & Possible Bone Grafting, traditional dentistry, upper molar
traditional dentistry, upper molar, time bridges: Julia - I am a surgeon who believes in implants, but I also believe in traditional dentistry with the use of bridges to replace the extracted tooth. Removing the upper molar can definitely be replaced with an implant, but replacement with a 3 unit bridge...

Oral Surgery: Extreme pain after oral surgery, temple region, nerve damage
temple region, nerve damage, brusing: Annette - First of all, the denture should have been adjusted for now so that it does not rest at all against the exposed area, but you should still be able to wear the denture. I agree with you physician, this surgeon is a jerk. Leaving you to heal on your...

Oral Surgery: early sign of dry socket?, wisdom teeth extractions, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extractions, warm salt water, dry socket: Bonnie - 30 hours after surgery is when a dry socket can first begin developing. You have to stop smoking now!! If not you are asking for problems. As far as the pain in the ear, that is not uncommon. The muscles that help open and close your mouth...

Oral Surgery: epinephrine (sic), industrial needles, needle insertion
industrial needles, needle insertion, carol carol: Carol - The dentist most likely will not let you have anesthesia elsewhere and then proceed with treatment. If you are uncomfortable with the dentist s concern to your feelings, I suggest that you find a different dentist. There are many qualified dentists...

Oral Surgery: exponentional swelling, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, golf balls: Caroline - Whoever gave you the instructions to keep ice on your face after the first 24 hours does not know how to do surgery. Stop the ice now!!!! Begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses (teaspoon of salt in glass of warm water) for 5 minutes 4-5 times...

Oral Surgery: exposed bone after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth, dry socket: Erica - The only way your tongue could produce this loss of soft tissue exposing the bone would be if the dentist left you with a sharp piece of bone that any friction against it could cause the problem. The fact that the area seemed to have formed so soon...

Oral Surgery: exposed bone, wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water: Sarah - Depending on the location of the perforation, it could eventually cover over in 2 weeks to 2 months. Sometimes due to a decreased amount of blood flow to the area by exposure, a portion of the bone may become rejected and will be discarded by the...

Oral Surgery: extertionof two lower wisdom teeth?, removal of wisdom teeth, anestisia
removal of wisdom teeth, anestisia, pain medication: Dipti - The amount of discomfort associated with the removal of wisdom teeth is mostly associated with the skill of the surgeon. When done properly, most patients are pain free within a couple of days. Expect that once the numbness wears off, you will have...

Oral Surgery: extraccion of impacted wisdom teeth, anesthetic effects, local anesthetic injection
anesthetic effects, local anesthetic injection, wisdom teeth: Elmer - In most cases the local anesthetic utilized contains xylocaine, but there are other local anesthetic products that do not contain xylocaine. When all local anesthetic medications are a problem, this has happened in a few patients over the years, I...

Oral Surgery: after extraction, minor salivary glands, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
minor salivary glands, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar: Jack - Ranulas are often a temporary blockage of one of the many minor salivary glands within the mouth. These lesions can spontaneously erupt releasing a mucous like liquid. Warm salt water rinses can accentuate the chance of spontaneous discharge. ...

Oral Surgery: extraction, pus drains, warm salt water
pus drains, warm salt water, penicillin: Tasha - First of all, prior to extracting an infected tooth, antibiotics are not necessary. The main thing with the extraction is to not only remove the entire infected tooth, but establish drainage so that any retained pus drains. After the surgery the...

Oral Surgery: extraction of baby teeth, partial denture, child dentist
partial denture, child dentist, deciduous teeth: Kelly - The dentist you are now seeing who advised you that the removal of the teeth is necessary due to an obvious infection and the effect on the permanent teeth is correct. The teeth need to be removed before permanent damage occur to the permanent teeth...

Oral Surgery: extraction & filling, going to the dentist, appointment
going to the dentist, appointment: Sheena - There is really no reason that an extraction and filling cannot be done at the same appointment. The filling should be done first and the extraction second. So get yourself an appointment and let them know you want both done at the same appointment....

Oral Surgery: extraction healing, bad taste in my mouth, warm salt water
bad taste in my mouth, warm salt water, cracked tooth: Ally - A good idea for control of the bad breath, now that it is about 5 days down the line, is to also rinse with a dilute solution of Listerine. Only Listerine, because it reduces the number of bacteria floating in saliva unlike other rinses. It also gives...

Oral Surgery: extraction and pregnancy, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, second trimester: Kristy - It is definitely preferred to have the teeth removed in the second trimester, but if you are having severe pain, that is not good for the child either. You need to find a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon near where you live. This type...

Oral Surgery: extraction for pregnant, local anesthetic, local anesthesia
local anesthetic, local anesthesia, first trimester: Mostafa - Extractions are safest if done in the second and third trimester. During the first trimester, the fetus is more prone to even minor traumatic or stressful episodes. Utilization of even a local anesthetic to numb the area before an extraction can...

Oral Surgery: extraction site, warm salt water, swollen glands
warm salt water, swollen glands, food particles: Michelle - First of all, pain is the main indicator of a dry socket. So without pain you really do not need to worry now. It was a mistake for your dentist not to tell you about the sutures since the sutures tend to retain food particles more and it is...

Oral Surgery: extraction site, molar extraction, teeth extraction
molar extraction, teeth extraction, doctor who: Michelle - Of course without directly examining you it is a little difficult to be certain of what is going on, but you might have a piece of bone that was broken off during the extraction trying to push out of the area or there could be an infection. ...

Oral Surgery: How should extraction site look?, warm salt water, dry socket
warm salt water, dry socket, molar: Christina - Absolutely not, your descriptions are not of a socket developing a dry socket. What you describe is quite normal. At this point you should just be keeping the area clean with a few warm salt water rinses a day. Just leave the area alone and...

Oral Surgery: extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, lower mouth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, lower mouth, salty water: Debbie - It is so difficult for me to come up with a specific problem. You need to be examined directly. I would suggest that you get an examination from an oral and maxillofacial surgeon where you live. I do not want to lead you down the wrong road....

Oral Surgery: Failed sinus augmentation, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surg
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surg, sinus problems: Priscilla - I am sure that the surgeon, if he recognized an opening into the sinus, attempted to close it. If the membrane was not repaired then, it could be done now. As far as denture it would not be as stable if only retained on one side. I have...

Oral Surgery: Fistula, incision surgery, sinus disease
incision surgery, sinus disease, oral surgeon: Lisa - Of course without a direct exam or viewing your xray films I can only give you a possible cause. The recurrence of the granulomatous tissue, which is usually indicative of a chronic infection, in the region you describe, can only be from one of two...

Oral Surgery: Fleshy bump/growth on mandibular Tori result of irritation from Night Guard, muscular relaxation, nightguard
muscular relaxation, nightguard, nightguards: Sue - I am not comfortable with you wearing a nightguard that was fabricated without considering the tori. Often, when patients have tori, the nightguards are made for the upper arch instead. These work just as well as lower and provide the same muscular...

Oral Surgery: Fleshy growth, upper denture, medicaid office
upper denture, medicaid office, kidney bean: Eneida - The growth you describe sounds like a lesion that occurs from chronic irritation. When a denture is fabricated that doesn t fully sit properly, there is a repeated movement during chewing that causes an irritation. Over time this irritation enlarges...

Oral Surgery: Food Stuck, irrigation syringe, dry socket
irrigation syringe, dry socket, getting food: Karen - If rinsing alone is not removing the food, I would suggest that you contact the surgeon. Advise his office of the problem and ask if they could give you an irrigation syringe to clean the socket. So, just don t leave it, it could cause problems....

Oral Surgery: Foul odor and taste after wisdom tooth removal., wisdom tooth removal, warm salt water
wisdom tooth removal, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Ashley - The grayish formation in the socket where the teeth were is not abnormal. That is the surface of the blood clot that is being exposed to the normal bacteria of the mouth. When the bacteria and the clot get together, you get that taste and odor...

Oral Surgery: Frictional Keratosis, wisdom tooth removal, upper molar
wisdom tooth removal, upper molar, traumatic lesions: Jerry - The dentist is California is wrong in saying that traumatic lesions caused by biting your teeth are precancerous. What they form in time of recurrent irritations is scar tissue. It is no different than chronic irritation in any part of the bone....

Oral Surgery: Blood clot after removing wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth
Oral Surgery: Blood clot after removing wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth, tea bag

Oral Surgery: Bone Chips from Jaw, gum specialist, bone chip
Oral Surgery: Bone Chips from Jaw, gum specialist, bone chip, nexium

Oral Surgery: Bone Grafts for Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, dry sockets
Oral Surgery: Bone Grafts for Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, dry sockets, bone grafts

Oral Surgery: Braces/overbite, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial
Oral Surgery: Braces/overbite, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial, thankyou

Oral Surgery: baby tooth with no permanent tooth beneath, baby tooth, permanent tooth
Oral Surgery: baby tooth with no permanent tooth beneath, baby tooth, permanent tooth, bone mass

Oral Surgery: baby tooth that never came out, lingual braces, wisdom teeth
Oral Surgery: baby tooth that never came out, lingual braces, wisdom teeth, baby tooth

Oral Surgery: bad root canal????, peridontist, antibiotic prescriptions
Oral Surgery: bad root canal????, peridontist, antibiotic prescriptions, abcessed tooth

Oral Surgery: bone erosion between maxillary sinuses and gum, gum shield, fingers in my mouth
Oral Surgery: bone erosion between maxillary sinuses and gum, gum shield, fingers in my mouth, soft food

Oral Surgery: Caldwell Luc Procedure, prednisone, fungus
Oral Surgery: Caldwell Luc Procedure, prednisone, fungus

Oral Surgery: Caldwell Luc Procedure, frequent headaches, septoplasty
Oral Surgery: Caldwell Luc Procedure, frequent headaches, septoplasty, caldwell luc procedure

Oral Surgery: caldwell Luc, pediatrician, headaches
Oral Surgery: caldwell Luc, pediatrician, headaches, caldwell

Oral Surgery: caldwell luc procedure, sinuses, reply
Oral Surgery: caldwell luc procedure, sinuses, reply, large hospital

Oral Surgery: a cyst on my head, local anesthetic, left hand side
Oral Surgery: a cyst on my head, local anesthetic, left hand side, cyst

Oral Surgery: Daughter needs all wisdom teeth out AHHH!, wisdom teeth, extra money
Oral Surgery: Daughter needs all wisdom teeth out AHHH!, wisdom teeth, extra money, prudence

Oral Surgery: Exposed Bone after Wisdom Teeth Extraction, jaw bone, wise decision
Oral Surgery: Exposed Bone after Wisdom Teeth Extraction, jaw bone, wise decision, upper jaw

Oral Surgery: exposed bone after wisdom tooth extraction, painful ordeal, wisdom teeth
Oral Surgery: exposed bone after wisdom tooth extraction, painful ordeal, wisdom teeth, soups

Oral Surgery: exposed bone, wisdom teeth, dental office
Oral Surgery: exposed bone, wisdom teeth, dental office, gums

Oral Surgery: fractured maniable, bone graft, oral surgeon
Oral Surgery: fractured maniable, bone graft, oral surgeon, syracuse

Oral Surgery: Healing process after wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth
Oral Surgery: Healing process after wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth, weird taste

Oral Surgery: head cysts, cycst, top of my head
Oral Surgery: head cysts, cycst, top of my head, pus

Oral Surgery: healing socket, warm salt water, dry socket
Oral Surgery: healing socket, warm salt water, dry socket, blood clot

Oral Surgery: Impacted wisdom tooth now blood clot in my jaw, wisdom teeth, hematoma
Oral Surgery: Impacted wisdom tooth now blood clot in my jaw, wisdom teeth, hematoma, golf ball

Oral Surgery: Inside lining of mouth...chewing.., linea alba, bad habit
Oral Surgery: Inside lining of mouth...chewing.., linea alba, bad habit

Oral Surgery: Intense Post Root Canal/Crown Pain, b12 shots, nerve damage
Oral Surgery: Intense Post Root Canal/Crown Pain, b12 shots, nerve damage, blood work

Oral Surgery: impact wisdom tooth, nasal cavity, good doctor
Oral Surgery: impact wisdom tooth, nasal cavity, good doctor, sara

Oral Surgery: Jaw surgery, alternative treatment, 7 months
Oral Surgery: Jaw surgery, alternative treatment, 7 months, good luck

Oral Surgery: jaw and ear pain after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth
Oral Surgery: jaw and ear pain after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth, pain killers

Oral Surgery: jaw infection, absess, boniva
Oral Surgery: jaw infection, absess, boniva, actonel

Oral Surgery: Lip Piercing Infection, piercer, antibiotics
Oral Surgery: Lip Piercing Infection, piercer, antibiotics, bactine

Oral Surgery: Lock Jaw after wisdom tooth extraction?, gum infection, going to the dentist
Oral Surgery: Lock Jaw after wisdom tooth extraction?, gum infection, going to the dentist, mouthwash

Oral Surgery: Mandibular tori & bone spurs, health food stores, bone spurs
Oral Surgery: Mandibular tori & bone spurs, health food stores, bone spurs, lack of calcium

Oral Surgery: Molar extraction, laughing gas, little at a time
Oral Surgery: Molar extraction, laughing gas, little at a time, bad stuff

Oral Surgery: major pain a month after wisom tooth extraction., wisdom tooth, back tooth
Oral Surgery: major pain a month after wisom tooth extraction., wisdom tooth, back tooth, temporary filling

Oral Surgery: minor salivary gland biopsy, critical comments
Oral Surgery: minor salivary gland biopsy, critical comments

Oral Surgery: nerve damage from root canal, sinus surgery, root canals
Oral Surgery: nerve damage from root canal, sinus surgery, root canals, nerve damage

Oral Surgery: numbness on right side of face after removal of wisdom teeth, facial nerves, nerve system
Oral Surgery: numbness on right side of face after removal of wisdom teeth, facial nerves, nerve system, trigeminal nerve

Oral Surgery: Oral surgery, paradigm shifts, protocol changes
Oral Surgery: Oral surgery, paradigm shifts, protocol changes, accurate answer

Oral Surgery: Orthognathic Surgery, bicuspids, fact cause
Oral Surgery: Orthognathic Surgery, bicuspids, fact cause, undesirable results

Oral Surgery: old wisdom tooth site, dental school faculty, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
Oral Surgery: old wisdom tooth site, dental school faculty, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, new dentist

Oral Surgery: Pain in adjacent teeth after wisdon tooth extraction, wisdom teeth removal, hydrogen peroxide
Oral Surgery: Pain in adjacent teeth after wisdon tooth extraction, wisdom teeth removal, hydrogen peroxide, oral surgeon

Oral Surgery: Pain following molar extraction (not sure if there's a correlation between the two), root canal treatment, sinus pressure
Oral Surgery: Pain following molar extraction (not sure if there's a correlation between the two), root canal treatment, sinus pressure, sinus problems

Oral Surgery: Possible Osteomyelitis due to wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth, hyperbaric chamber
Oral Surgery: Possible Osteomyelitis due to wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth, hyperbaric chamber, oral surgeon

Oral Surgery: piece of bone protruding through gum, denist, gum
Oral Surgery: piece of bone protruding through gum, denist, gum, job

Oral Surgery: Removal of wisdom teeth upper jaw, wisdom teeth, molars
Oral Surgery: Removal of wisdom teeth upper jaw, wisdom teeth, molars, 10 years

Oral Surgery: Root canal of fractured tooth, pin implanted, metal allergy, dentist
Oral Surgery: Root canal of fractured tooth, pin implanted, metal allergy, dentist, screw

Oral Surgery: Root fragment inside maxillary sinus, ear nose throat specialist, ear nose throat
Oral Surgery: Root fragment inside maxillary sinus, ear nose throat specialist, ear nose throat, maxillary sinus

Oral Surgery: Second Molar extraction after wisdom tooth was removed, light wisdom
Oral Surgery: Second Molar extraction after wisdom tooth was removed, light wisdom

Oral Surgery: Second Year Molar Extraction, molars, dentist
Oral Surgery: Second Year Molar Extraction, molars, dentist, presence

Oral Surgery: Severe pain after wisdom tooth extraction, zinc oxide eugenol, antiinflammatory
Oral Surgery: Severe pain after wisdom tooth extraction, zinc oxide eugenol, antiinflammatory, muscle relaxant

Oral Surgery: Sore throat caused by infected wisdom tooth?, infected wisdom tooth, parts of the mouth
Oral Surgery: Sore throat caused by infected wisdom tooth?, infected wisdom tooth, parts of the mouth

Oral Surgery: After Surgery Headache
Oral Surgery: After Surgery Headache

Oral Surgery: Swallen Lymph Node, jaw line, lymph nodes
Oral Surgery: Swallen Lymph Node, jaw line, lymph nodes, node

Oral Surgery: Swollen Right Cheek Two weeks after Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom teeth, top bottom
Oral Surgery: Swollen Right Cheek Two weeks after Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom teeth, top bottom, dentist

Oral Surgery: Teeth extraction and dentures, southern tip, denture
Oral Surgery: Teeth extraction and dentures, southern tip, denture, teeth

Oral Surgery: Toddlers, front teeth, dentist
Oral Surgery: Toddlers, front teeth, dentist, teenager

Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction Issue, upper gum, sinus surgery
Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction Issue, upper gum, sinus surgery, food tastes

Oral Surgery: Tooth extraction & subsequent gum swelling & loose neighboring teeth, bone graft material, root resorption
Oral Surgery: Tooth extraction & subsequent gum swelling & loose neighboring teeth, bone graft material, root resorption, water information

Oral Surgery: Tori - should i get them removed?, mandibular torus, professional chorus
Oral Surgery: Tori - should i get them removed?, mandibular torus, professional chorus, wisdom teeth

Oral Surgery: tooth protruding through gum, side ways, cheek
Oral Surgery: tooth protruding through gum, side ways, cheek, dentist

Oral Surgery: tori, pain killers, miserable experience
Oral Surgery: tori, pain killers, miserable experience, lower jaw

Oral Surgery: tumor removed from gum, upper gum, sinus infections
Oral Surgery: tumor removed from gum, upper gum, sinus infections, tooth roots

Oral Surgery: Waterpik after wisdom teeth/lodged food, syringe method, wisdom tooth
Oral Surgery: Waterpik after wisdom teeth/lodged food, syringe method, wisdom tooth, foul odor

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Extraction, oral maxillofacial surgeon, general anaesthesia
Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Extraction, oral maxillofacial surgeon, general anaesthesia, theatre nurse

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth and pregnancy, local anesthetic, wisdom tooth
Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth and pregnancy, local anesthetic, wisdom tooth, tooth pain

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth removal/Painful tongue, dry sockets, wisdom teeth
Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth removal/Painful tongue, dry sockets, wisdom teeth, taste buds

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth removal with sadation dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, good answer
Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth removal with sadation dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, good answer, wisdome teeth

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth removal side effects., jaw structure, overbite
Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth removal side effects., jaw structure, overbite, facial structure

Oral Surgery: wider smile
Oral Surgery: wider smile

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth extraction issues, local anesthesia, teeth
Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth extraction issues, local anesthesia, teeth, epinephrine

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth extraction and stitches in cheek, food particles, wisdom teeth
Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth extraction and stitches in cheek, food particles, wisdom teeth, sutures

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth extraction residual numbness, wisdom tooth extraction, montreal general
Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth extraction residual numbness, wisdom tooth extraction, montreal general, failure rates

Oral Surgery: face, tooth extractions, friday evening
tooth extractions, friday evening, feelings: Michelle - It is a little difficult for me to diagnose your feelings, but I think it is a good idea that you contact the surgeon to examine the area. If there is an infection that needs to be controlled now. If you have more questions, I am available...

Oral Surgery: filling, bronchial tubes, mestinon
bronchial tubes, mestinon, lung infection: Christine - The thing about myasthenia gravis and outpatient sedation is the weakness that occurs to the orophyarngeal muscles. These muscles significantly influence swallowing. When there is weakness of these muscles, instead of fluids being swallowed or...

Oral Surgery: fixed bridge removed, new bridge, front tooth
new bridge, front tooth, dentist: Samantha - If you are seeing a good dentist, there is no reason that the dentist cannot easily remove the bridge, adjust the teeth under the bridge and any other tooth needed to be added to the bridge and then make you a new bridge. So see a good dentist...

Oral Surgery: follow up question, electrical impulse, topical creams
electrical impulse, topical creams, epileptic seizures: Brenda - The hypersensitive reaction you have is due to damage of the nerve or the nerve sheath. This is almost always due to a direct injury to the nerve during surgery. I again suggest that contacting the surgeon and requesting a full evaluation of the...

Oral Surgery: follow up, two front teeth, gum tissue
two front teeth, gum tissue, dental floss: You need to see the oral surgeon when you first get the symptoms. A general dentist will just refer you to one. At our office we give open ended appointments for situations like this. I am sure an oral surgeon in your area would do the same. Do you use...

Oral Surgery: fractured maniable, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, ent doctors: Lisa - Let me first tell you that ENT doctors rarely throughout their residency or practice repair fractured mandibles. The specialist which is trained for any and all circumstances related to broken jaws is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. At the original...

Oral Surgery: full extractions/dentures, immediate dentures, anesthisia
immediate dentures, anesthisia, minimal stress: Lorrie - Being under anesthesia itself will relax the muscles, but the surgeon will need to place a mouthprop in your mouth during surgery to support your jaw. If this is placed during surgery, there will be minimal stress to your muscles. The key thing...

Oral Surgery: fused front teeth, root canal treatment, front teeth
root canal treatment, front teeth, pedodontist: Renee - During my many years of practice I have seen quite a few children and adults with fused teeth. Although not a very common phenomenon, it is not that unusual either. In this type of situation the crowns of the two teeth often fuse and yet there is...

Oral Surgery: General Post Surgical Questions, oral bacteria, wisdom teeth
oral bacteria, wisdom teeth, gum problems: Brandon - The muscle spasms you are describing are not uncommon after wisdom tooth removal. The muscles that are in spasm attach to the jaw near the wisdom teeth. The best way to help reduce these spasms is to place warm moist compresses on the outside...

Oral Surgery: Greyish/white material on socket, wisdom teeth, grey material
wisdom teeth, grey material, material thanks: Kate - If you are still experiencing discomfort after the extraction just keep the area clean with salt water rinses 3-4 times a day. The grayish coating is not at all abnormal and can just be a product of the healing. If, however, the pain increases or...

Oral Surgery: Gum graft scar tissue or oral cancer?, gum graft, gum tissue
gum graft, gum tissue, scar tissue: Alex - It, of course, is difficult for me to fully diagnose what is going on there, but it sounds like the problem is periodontal and not cancerous. The thickening of the gum tissue is indicative of an inflammatory reaction. My suggestion is for you to see...

Oral Surgery: Gum Infection w/swollen lymph node, ear nose throat doctor, swollen lymph node
ear nose throat doctor, swollen lymph node, ear nose throat: Brad- The continuation of your nodal enlargement could be indicative of a problem located within the graft itself (i.e. rejection or chronic infection). I really cannot say, but long use of an antibiotic is not good either. The source needs to be identified...

Oral Surgery: Gum out of place after wisdom tooth removal, wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth, 3 out of 4: Leah - It sounds like the surgeon made an incision to assist in removing the tooth. After resuturing the incision the tissue migrated to the position it is now in. Often the tissue will recontour itself, but if after 10 days the tissue is not normal then...

Oral Surgery: Gum swelling Post-op sinus lift/bone graft, metallic taste in my mouth, sinus lift
metallic taste in my mouth, sinus lift, bone graft: Linda - I m not sure from your description of the swelling if the internal swelling caused the tissue to open at the sinus surgery site or not. It is important to get back to the surgeon to have him examine it. As far as the bruising, that is totally...

Oral Surgery: Gum Trouble, scaling and root planing, flap surgery
scaling and root planing, flap surgery, gum disease: Dear Nancy, When ever a flap surgery is performed, the dentist or periodontist will do scaling and root planing. The doctor surgically opens the areas and exposes the roots of the teeth. The scaling and root planing then cleans the roots of the...

Oral Surgery: i have a gap and am having a procedure, fear of needles, extra gum
fear of needles, extra gum, end result: Kourtney - First of all, if you have a fear of needles, just using the gas(nitrous oxide) to render you more comfortable should allow the doctor to give you an intravenous medication to render you totally asleep. If you elect no injection whatsoever, the...

Oral Surgery: gap, gaps, braces
gaps, braces, teeth: Tasha - I think it all depends on the size of the gaps and the position of the teeth on either side of the gaps. Sometimes, if the teeth are not large, additions can be made to the teeth to close the gap. Other than that, only braces can close gaps...

Oral Surgery: How can I get my girlfriend to smile more, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, perception changes
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, perception changes, personal perception: Bill - I have repeatedly seen this type of problem and let me tell you that there are a few reasons for this. Most common is an underdevelopment of either the teeth or the bone or both. Secondly is an overgrowth of the gum tissue not allowing full exposure...

Oral Surgery: gum not healing, warm salt water, wisdom tooth
warm salt water, wisdom tooth, brushing your teeth: Kate - Of course without directly seeing the healing socket it is a little difficult for me to be totally accurate. Although you have not developed a dry socket you might still have lost part of the blood clot in the socket. In a dry socket, the blood...

Oral Surgery: Head pain near temples after wisdom tooth removal, wisdom tooth extractions, wisdom tooth removal
wisdom tooth extractions, wisdom tooth removal, warm salt water: Mike - Well you are not wrong in your jaw muscle assumption. The muscles that help open and close your mouth often become inflamed with wisdom tooth extractions. Excess utilization of these muscles early in the healing can precipitate muscles spasms. Clenching...

Oral Surgery: Healing of bone graft area, bone graft, warm salt water
bone graft, warm salt water, discolored teeth: Jerry - It is a little difficult to fully advise you on the level of injury to the teeth where the bone graft was taken from. I do not like the color change of the teeth. It sounds like where the graft was taken they may have invaded the roots of the two...

Oral Surgery: Healing process after wisdom tooth removal, wisdom tooth removal, removal of wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth removal, removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Mohamed - Keeping it clean and making sure to not stick anything into the socket yourself should allow healing in a period of time. How long that is can vary. So do warm salt water rinses for 5 minutes 3-4 times per day and concentrate the rinsing at...

Oral Surgery: Hello.....!, local anesthesia in dentistry, local anesthetic
local anesthesia in dentistry, local anesthetic, trimester of pregnancy: Lume - In general, only those treatments that are either emergency or imperative for health should be performed during pregnancy. During the third trimester local anesthesia without epinephrine can usually be administered without causing any problems. My...

Oral Surgery: Hematoma, warm cloths, warm salt water
warm cloths, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Erin - Hematomas, enclosed accumulations of blood, are not uncommon after any surgical procedure. Many surgeons feel that the hematoma will drain better towards the direction the heat is placed. With placement of heat on the face, I believe that it brings...

Oral Surgery: Hole in nasal cavity after extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nasal cavity
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nasal cavity, severe sinus infection: John - First of all, if you are talking about removal of an upper wisdom tooth, the opening would not be into the nose but into the sinus. This type of opening, an oral antral fistula, needs to be taken care of as soon as possible before you develop a severe...

Oral Surgery: Hole in nasal cavity after tooth extraction, upper molar, nasal cavity
upper molar, nasal cavity, amoxicilin: Mike - Packing the socket to facilitate the closure of the whole into your sinus (not the nasal cavity) is the proper approach. Three days down the line is not enough for the hole to heal. It can take weeks and that is why not blowing your nose is imperative....

Oral Surgery: Hole into nasal passage, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus infection
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus infection, upper tooth: Stu - The upper molars touch and frequently infiltrate the sinus. Whoever removes a tooth needs to investigate, after removing an upper tooth, if there is an opening into the sinus at the depth of the tooth socket. If this is the situation, and from what...

Oral Surgery: head cysts, head cysts, dermoid cysts
head cysts, dermoid cysts, dermoid cyst: What did the doctor say about the first cyst when he removed it. Did he send it to a lab for analysis? Cysts of the head and neck describe a variety of soft, usually nontender benign lumps or masses that are found below the skin (subcutaneous) in different...

Oral Surgery: headache after orthognathic surgery, temple region, ear level
temple region, ear level, turbinates: Mary - Assuming from your description, your daughter only had a LeForte I osteotomy of the upper jaw and nothing done to the lower. If that is so, then the problem may lie in the muscles that help open and close the mouth. These muscles lie in two basic...

Oral Surgery: healing socket, wisdom tooth extraction, dry sockets
wisdom tooth extraction, dry sockets, warm salt water: Diana - It does not sound like a dry socket and what you are undergoing sounds like pretty normal healing. Keep the area clean with rinsing and if you use the syringe, squirt it gently. So it sounds like you are on the healing road. Any further questions,...

Oral Surgery: healing after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, mandibular: My - The speed of healing varies and if food and other debris become trapped in the healing socket the healing can be delayed. Trapped food attracts an accumulation of the normal bacteria in saliva. This accumulation can produce an inflammation and soreness....

Oral Surgery: huge blood clot after extraction, empty socket, blood clot
empty socket, blood clot, dentist: Laura - An oversized clot should not be left alone. It needs to be removed, the source of bleeding stopped and the socket sutured to prevent additional bleeding. Obviously you cannot do all that yourself. You should get back to the dentist for him to correct...

Oral Surgery: Impacted Wisdom Tooth, wisdom tooth, mandibular nerve
wisdom tooth, mandibular nerve, close proximity: John - Depending on the density of your bone and the tooth s position, a number of different problems have a potential of occurring. First of all, at 55, the normal flow of blood to that region is reduced from your youth. As such, you are more so prone...

Oral Surgery: Impacted Wisdom Tooth, gum tissue, wisdom tooth
gum tissue, wisdom tooth, unpredictable times: Faye - Sutures in the mouth can come out occasionally at unpredictable times. Especially in the wisdom tooth area, the gum tissue is affected by the muscles that help open and close out mouths. As such, they are occasionally under force and will prematurely...

Oral Surgery: Impacted wisdom teeth stitches, dry sockets, warm salt water
dry sockets, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Joyce - Completely the opposite. No excess blood and the area of the extractions appearing clean and without clots is a good sign. Just keep the areas clean with warm salt water rinses and you should do great. Any further questions, feel free to contact...

Oral Surgery: Impacted wisdom tooth now blood clot in my jaw, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surg
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surg, wisdom teeth: Jennifer - First of all, hematomas cannot be seen on xrays. The fact that it is moving is not a bad sign. When it is bound down and not mobile that shows much more inflammation. So the movement is a good sign. A good way to more quickly reduce the size...

Oral Surgery: Impacted wisdom tooth, local anesthesia, general anesthesia
local anesthesia, general anesthesia, wisdom tooth: Christian - The removal of an impacted tooth, even with profound local anesthesia making it numb, can be quite uncomfortable because of the pressure used and the associated sounds. That is why most patients who need removal of impacted teeth seek treatment...

Oral Surgery: Implant complication, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nerve problem
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nerve problem, nerve damage: Ernest _ Of course not having the advantage of seeing an Xray of the implant, I can tell you from experience of having placed hundreds of implants that pain alone without either numbness, tingling or a burning sensation means that the nerve is not the problem....

Oral Surgery: Implant Failure - follow up, medrol dose pack, pain medication
medrol dose pack, pain medication, medrol: Lisa - Without a direct examination I do not want to really suggest a treatment or lack of treatment. I fully understand the discomfort you are having and the lack of medical understanding in what is transpiring. I do not know where you live, but if...

Oral Surgery: Implant pain after crown is done., oral and maxillofacial surgeon, shoulder and neck pain
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, shoulder and neck pain, pain killers: Kathy - Of course, without a direct exam or xray evaluation it is difficult for me to evaluate the situation, but from your description it sounds like you are undergoing either an infection or actual rejection of the implant. You should see the oral and...

Oral Surgery: Implant question, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, implant insertion
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, implant insertion, wheeler accident: Brenda - I too question why the surgeon states that you need to have your son wait 8 weeks before being examined. That does not make any sense. If nothing else, an early exam gives more evidence to the amount of the original damage to bone. As far as...

Oral Surgery: Implant Surgery and numbness, implant surgery, numbness
implant surgery, numbness, motrin: Pauline - It might not be severed nor compressed, but you could have had internal bleeding from the surgical site or just swelling from the inflammation of the surgery. Whatever, if the numbness is complete (you cannot feel a sharp poke to the lip or chin)...

Oral Surgery: Implants, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, implant insertion
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, implant insertion, bone graft: Louise - First of all, I still cannot understand the reason or need for a temporary crown before the implant is ready to be loaded. This can only jeopardize the success. You can find another dentist to handle this properly. You can ask why the temporary...

Oral Surgery: Implants to replace eyeteeth, adult teeth, canine teeth
adult teeth, canine teeth, natural teeth: Eliza - First of all, it is pretty simple to pick a quality surgeon. The surgeon needs to be board certified. Not all are certified - only the ones who went beyond residency and were tested for their ability to diagnose and treat patients. I think that...

Oral Surgery: Implants now or wait., post op pain, oral surgeon
post op pain, oral surgeon, prosthodontist: Ellen - First of all, as far as the price, it varies so much throughout the country that I hesitate to quote prices in my area that may not be accurate where you live. As far as the surgery, the surgeon can trim bone and insert implants at the same time....

Oral Surgery: Implants, central incisor, korean doctors
central incisor, korean doctors, tooth crown: LP - Thanks for the clarification. As with everything else in the body, healing occurs at different times in different individuals. There has been many philosophical changes and differences in the insertion and future construction of implants. Some dentists...

Oral Surgery: Incisive Canal, kidney bean, front teeth
kidney bean, front teeth, losing sleep: Lee -It sounds to me from your description that you have what is called a Nasopalatine Duct Cyst. This is a cyst that forms within the nasopalatine canal which is located behind the front teeth on the palate in the midline. This is not an uncommon cyst, but...

Oral Surgery: Infected baby molar preeruption, molars, molar
molars, molar, old girl: Chad - What you describe about your daughter is not abnormal. All teeth before they erupt are surrounded by a fluid filled sack. When a child s tooth attempts to erupt, the fluid filled sack that surrounds the crown of the tooth appears like swollen tissue...

Oral Surgery: Infected root canal, root canal treatment, apicoectomy
root canal treatment, apicoectomy, recurrent infection: Dawn - Recurrence of infections on the roots of teeth that have had root canal treatment and an apicoectomy is usually for a couple of reasons. Most often, the tooth has microscopic canals that not only cannot be seen on xray, but not being noticeable they...

Oral Surgery: Infection after #28 extraction, cardizem cd, warm salt water
cardizem cd, warm salt water, dull headache: Karen - It is of course difficult for me to fully evaluate the extent of healing, the normal reactions to healing and the possible infectious process still existing. I would say that still taking the antibiotic cannot be bad. I would suggest, that to assist...

Oral Surgery: Inside lining of mouth...chewing.., facial surfaces, protusion
facial surfaces, protusion, discribing: Dear Barbara, The condition you seem to be discribing is called Linea Alba. it is a fibrous, light-coloured(whitish)protusion of skin along the jaw line in the mouth. It is caused by pressure from the teeth, or from chewing cheeks,lips,etc., or from sucking...

Oral Surgery: Intense Post Root Canal/Crown Pain, migraine headaches, strength tylenol
migraine headaches, strength tylenol, nerve damage: Cynthia - You may be suffering from a neuralgia or inflammation of the nerves. My suggestion to rule this out is for you to make an appointment with a neurologist. Get that done first to rule out a neurologic problem. Once that is done you can move...

Oral Surgery: impact wisdom tooth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, salty mouth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, salty mouth, wisdom teeth: Sarah - I need to tell you that all oral and maxillofacial surgeons advise the patients who are going to have lower wisdom teeth extracted that they all have a chance of numbness afterwards. The way to avoid is to see a board certifies oral and maxillofacial...

Oral Surgery: impacted 2nd molars, second molars, wisdom teeth
second molars, wisdom teeth, permanent teeth: Kelly - At 14 your son still, most likely, retains some ability for the second molars to erupt. The surgeon, most likely, will not remove the second molars and reposition them, but just uncover them, try to elevate them into a more upright position and place...

Oral Surgery: impacted wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth, oral bacteria
wisdom teeth, oral bacteria, gum tissue: Ace - Teeth that are partially exposed, such as yours, allow access for oral bacteria to go under the gum tissue and begin to decay the teeth. This does not happen every time, but the best way to evaluate if decay has begun that could cause future problems...

Oral Surgery: impactions, wisdom teeth, molars
wisdom teeth, molars, moreso: Sandy - You are being correctly advised. The position of wisdom teeth often invades the bone surrounding and supporting the tooth in front. At the time of removal and afterwards, the socket where the tooth was removed will fill with blood (the surgeon often...

Oral Surgery: Should implant be avoided with TN?, trigeminal neuralgia symptoms, multinucleated giant cell
trigeminal neuralgia symptoms, multinucleated giant cell, acute and chronic inflammation: Joy - I don t know where you read that trigeminal neuralgia is a problem with implant placement. Implants alone do not cause any increased precipitation of the trigeminal neuralgia symptoms. Sure if the dentist injects a local anesthetic directly into the...

Oral Surgery: implant, missing teeth, natural tooth
missing teeth, natural tooth, dental surgeon: Mario - I don t often say this on this website, but your dental surgeon is totally correct. The main reason that an implant should not have a bridge also attached to a natural is the fact that a tooth is not directly fused to bone. In fact, there is a ligament...

Oral Surgery: implants, upper denture, upper teeth
upper denture, upper teeth, healing time: Debi - First of all, the old denture can only be used as a temporary appliance during the implant healing time. Once healed a new denture needs to be fabricated that fits exactly with the implants. After all the teeth are removed and implants are to be...

Oral Surgery: implants of upper front teeth, load implant, inflammatory component
load implant, inflammatory component, front teeth: John - I am a belt and suspender surgeon. As such, in a situation when removing a retained root, letting the area properly heal before quickly utilizing the inserted implant is important. One does not know if the retained root has any residual inflammatory...

Oral Surgery: implants, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dr gary
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dr gary, freedman: Elizabeth - Unfortunately, I am not familiar with that area of Canada, but there is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Montreal. His name is Dr. Gary Freedman, 514-481-0411. I would suggest you contact his office and set up an examination...

Oral Surgery: infection, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, flare ups
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, flare ups, upper molar: Julie - Of all teeth to lose, the last upper tooth causes the least number of problems from losing any tooth can cause. In general, loosing a tooth causes the tooth on the opposite jaw to overerupt. Well, the lower molar that hits the tooth that is allegedly...

Oral Surgery: infection = teeth pulled?, periodontist, bone growth
periodontist, bone growth, bone loss: Sunny - The source of the infection is the main consideration in determining if the process can be reversed to salvage the teeth. If the bone loss is due to infection in the periodontal space between the tooth and the bone surrounding it, cleaning of the...

Oral Surgery: inverted "V" shaped opening after extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar, gum tissue: Wanda - Sorry for the delay in answering. Allexperts knew I was away and unable to answer questions, yet they allowed my questions to build up. As far as your question, it sounds like the dentist who extracted the tooth took a chunk of bone out with the...

Oral Surgery: Jaw drill during Crown lengthening, bone graft, sinkhole
bone graft, sinkhole, occurence: Katie - You really don t need to be concerned with the exposure of the marrow as long as the dentist either burnished the bone after exposure or placed a substance there to help create more density to the bone. So it sounds like your dentist did the right...

Oral Surgery: Jaw and ear ache pain after wisdom teeth extractions, wisdom teeth extractions, dry sockets
wisdom teeth extractions, dry sockets, ear ache: Shelby - Having surgery again in the area will produce and prolong your pain, but it is the proper approach to make sure that the doctor knows what is going on. The necrotic bone you describe can produce quite a bit of inflammation and pain. I hope...

Oral Surgery: Jaw, face and tooth pain, mandibular tori, would like your opinion
mandibular tori, would like your opinion, concise answer: Alyce - I wish I could give you more information as to the cause and treatment, but that would not be fair of me without a direct examination. I know you are the one who is suffering and I wish I could give you a quick concise answer, but I really cannot....

Oral Surgery: Jaw Pain, mandibular tori, warm salt water
mandibular tori, warm salt water, jaw pain: Alyce - If during the surgery, the surgeon was unable to close over the surgical site completely with the tissue or there were tears in the tissues there, either way, without full coverage with the soft tissue over the surgical site, bacteria from saliva...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Pain following extraction, warm salt water, temple region
warm salt water, temple region, front teeth: Jenny - It sounds like, from your description, that you are suffering from an inflammation of the muscles that open and close your mouth. There are two main groups of muscles on each side of your face. One group goes from the bottom of your jaw and attaches...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Problems After Tooth Extractions, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, gum tissue: Janice - I disagree with the surgeon. One month later the appearance of bone protruding through the gum tissue is a potential problem that needs to resolved now. The first thing is to take an xray to see if the bone is attached. If not, the removal should...

Oral Surgery: Jaw pain after irrigation, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, jaw problems: Paula - Often unknowledgable and unskilled dentists attempt to clean teeth via irrigation next to unerupted impacted teeth. This is a formula for the development of an infection or inflammation of the wisdom teeth. Also this situation can produce inflammation...

Oral Surgery: Jaw pain, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, partial denture
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, partial denture, missing teeth: Michelle - Of course without a direct examination I can only surmise what is going on from your description. The inside of the lower jaw (facing the tongue) is the area I think you are talking about. This area often has irregular anatomical formation which...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Surgery from 19yrs back, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cartilage tissue
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cartilage tissue, pressure sensation: Jill - What you are experiencing sounds like a problem with your jaw joint and the muscles that help open and close your mouth. One of the large groups of muscles that helps the chewing starts in the temple region and goes down to in front of the ear. ...

Oral Surgery: Jaw surgery, jaw surgery, jaw problems
jaw surgery, jaw problems, overbite: Charity - There are many different problems that can produce the deviation on opening that you describe. In most cases it is not the jaw itself that causes a deviation, but the temporomandibular joint where the lower jaw attaches to the skull. Treating...

Oral Surgery: Jaw, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cheek bone
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cheek bone, strange sensations: Melissa - When you say the side of your head, I am assuming you were not hit in your face below the level of the ear. The jaw only goes to that level. The other possibility, if the hit was hard, that the cheek bone was fractured. The cheek bone guards...

Oral Surgery: jaw and ear pain after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, jaw and ear pain
wisdom tooth extraction, jaw and ear pain, dry socket: Lynn - It does not sound like you have a dry socket. Instead, it sounds like the muscles that help open and close your mouth are in spasm. That is not uncommon and the best solution is to do warm salt rinses a few times a day. I suggest that you do contact...

Oral Surgery: jaw infection, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, red gums
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, red gums, warm salt water: Renee - Your situation definitely sounds like you need to see a skilled and qualified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. You are lucky in that the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine is located in Farmington in the eastern part of the state....

Oral Surgery: jaw surgery/dry socket, dry sockets, lefort osteotomy
dry sockets, lefort osteotomy, dry socket: Laura - I m not sure the connection between the Lefort osteotomy and the dry socket. Dry sockets develop after extractions in the extraction socket and not after orthognathic surgery. The discomfort that you do describe seems to be more of a muscular...

Oral Surgery: Lip Piercing Infection, warm salt water, piercing infection
warm salt water, piercing infection, lip ring: Steven - I would suggest that you do remove the ring if it is near the area of swelling. I addition, I suggest that you begin a warm salt water rinse regimen of 5 minutes 4-5 times a day, while concentrating the fluid to the area of swelling. Make sure...

Oral Surgery: Lock Jaw after wisdom tooth extraction?, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water: Sherry - You are now almost two weeks down the line with the obvious muscular problem. Your dentist should have initiated a muscular relaxation and stretch program much earlier. Well, now what? You need to obtain, not popsicle sticks, tongue depressors....

Oral Surgery: What level of pain is normal for recovery?, wisdom tooth extraction, local anaesthetic
wisdom tooth extraction, local anaesthetic, mouth ulcers: Jen - Not seeing the level of healing going on, it is a little difficult for me to be totally sure of the extent of the problem. I can tell you that after wisdom teeth are extracted, even very difficult ones, the healing should progress and the bone in...

Oral Surgery: lines of skin inside cheeks, thrush, single line
thrush, single line, cheeks: Monica - It is a little difficult to be exact based on how you describe the lines. Could you tell me if the lines are straight? Are they just a single line or are there small branches off of the main area? So please get back to me with an answer and...

Oral Surgery: lip infection, little red dot, warm salt water
little red dot, warm salt water, scar tissue: Jim - Is sounds like you are suffering from a chronic infection of the lower lip. These are a contained problem that antibiotics have a difficult getting to. The best treatment is to remove the ring or post in the lip. Begin warm salt water rinses(teaspoon...

Oral Surgery: lock jaw from wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm compresses: Kristie - You don t say how long it has been since the extractions, but if they just occurred, you can most likely can reverse the process. If, however, the extractions were a time back then a more aggressive approach needs to be done to rectify the muscular...

Oral Surgery: loss of blod clot, salt water wash, warm salt water
salt water wash, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Jonathan - The loss of a clot is not necessarily bad and does not mean you will develop a dry socket. Usually with a dry socket no clot at all initially forms. It sounds like you are on the road to healing so I would keep up with warm salt water rinses...

Oral Surgery: lump on cheek after wisdom tooth removal, wisdom tooth removal, internal scar tissue
wisdom tooth removal, internal scar tissue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Emily - Of course without visibly seeing and examining the lump it is difficult for me to give a certain answer. From your description it sounds like it is a remnant of bleeding into the tissues after the extraction. That is not unusual, but usually with...

Oral Surgery: Mandibular tori & bone spurs, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone spurs
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone spurs, bone spur: Richard - I am sorry to tell you that the removal of the tori is the only appropriate treatment to correct the problem. This situation, with the obvious breakdown of soft tissue you are experiencing, should be done only by a board certified oral and maxillofacial...

Oral Surgery: Maxillofacial Surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, minor surgeries
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, minor surgeries, oral cavity: Scott - With the type of injury your son sustained he can only be treated by a doctor who handles the oral cavity on a regular basis. You need your son to see a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. If the surgeon who is seeing your son now is...

Oral Surgery: Maxillofacial Surgery, nasal septum, sinus problem
nasal septum, sinus problem, long periods of time: Mira - When surgical expansion or repositioning of the upper jaw is done, often nasal passages that are cramped by the constriction of the upper jaw improve. Of course, if the intent to improve airway access also then a direct approach to the airway can...

Oral Surgery: Medpor removal, cheek implants, cheek bone
cheek implants, cheek bone, osteotomy surgery: Harold - Speaking, though altered can usually occur within a few days. Of course, the surgeon may not want you to do too much talking to prevent any excess strain by the muscles of the jaw. In general I would think by 2-3 weeks you should be able to talk...

Oral Surgery: Molar extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar extraction
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar extraction, conscious sedation: Kristina - The need for one type of sedation versus another has to do with the patients ability to tolerate the pressures and sounds associated with a surgical extraction. More important is the ability and quality of the doctor removing this tooth. I do...

Oral Surgery: Mucocele Surgery - wound/suture question, lip mucocele, warm salt water
lip mucocele, warm salt water, white cells: Jo - Of course without examining the incision it is a little difficult for me to be fully exact upon what is occurring. When a lesion is removed from the soft tissue lip area and the incision is closed, the tissue closed can swell and the cells at the edge...

Oral Surgery: Must tooth be extracted where there is granulated tissue?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, new dentist
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, new dentist, apicoectomy: Kat - As long as the granulation tissue is coming from the end of the root and sufficient bone still exists to keep the tooth stable, an apicoectomy is still possible. So I would recommend that he still sends you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for...

Oral Surgery: major pain a month after wisom tooth extraction., warm salt water, wisdom tooth
warm salt water, wisdom tooth, tooth extraction: Holly - Usually, when inflammation and infection occurs a few weeks after a wisdom tooth is removed, one of two things have occurred. 1) Any inflammation around the wisdom tooth at the time of extraction was not removed. 2) this is more probable, bacteria...

Oral Surgery: mandibular nerve block, mandibular nerve block, mg motrin
mandibular nerve block, mg motrin, wisdom teeth: Toni - It is obvious that the dentist was quite accurate with the Novocaine and probably struck the nerve causing some minor damage there. It is impossible to know exactly where the nerve lays so hitting the nerve occasionally is definitely possible. ...

Oral Surgery: maxillary protrusion, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, chin implant
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, chin implant, overbite: Alex - There may be ways to realign your upper and lower jaw to each other to achieve the change you want while maintaining your present occlusion. There is a possibility, depending on your occlusion, that some minor dental movements may be necessary. ...

Oral Surgery: minor oral surgery, minor oral surgery, thin strip
minor oral surgery, thin strip, gum: Vicki - By cutting the piece of gum, do you mean the thin strip between the lower lip and the gum below the teeth? If so, that band of tissue is a minor functional muscular band which should be sectioned if it pulls the gum border away from the tooth. ...

Oral Surgery: minor salivary gland biopsy, salivary gland biopsy, sjogren s syndrome
salivary gland biopsy, sjogren s syndrome, nerve pain: Lisa - The best way to more quickly reduce the scarring from your biopsy is a gentle massage of the area. Do not press or rub the tissue hard, just try to mobilize the area. Place a lubricant on your fingers is helpful as it assists in not irritating the...

Oral Surgery: had a minor salvary gland removed, warm salt water, soft palate
warm salt water, soft palate, wisdom teeth: Sherman - It is difficult for me to give you an exact answer to your question. Usually when the entire salivary glandular tissue is removed, symptoms do not reoccur. It is not impossible that even a single salivary gland, which are usually not very large...

Oral Surgery: molar extraction, molar extraction, warm salt water
molar extraction, warm salt water, horrible taste: Stephanie - What is causing the bad taste is the major question to ask. Once the reason has been defined and treated then the bad taste should dissipate. First of all, I suggest that you begin warm salt water rinses for 5 minutes 3-4 times a day. If...

Oral Surgery: molar removed and terrible odor, tooth socket, nasty smell
tooth socket, nasty smell, dry socket: Mary - From your description of what is occurring on that lower tooth socket, it sounds like you have developed a condition called a dry socket. This can be a very painful and annoying situation. There is a bad odor from the degeneration of the blood clot...

Oral Surgery: Two molars, apaco, molars
apaco, molars, bone loss: Betty - If you do need the extraction and the surgeon performs the procedure, the maintaining as much bone as possible will be done by the surgeon to increase the chance of success for the implant. If at the extraction time the surgeon finds out that there...

Oral Surgery: moldy tooth, two front teeth, root canals
two front teeth, root canals, black mold: Patsy - Let me see if I can help you address this obvious problem. First of all, the black on the post is most likely not mold but a product produced from the use of a post that was not inert, but one which when introduced to saliva or bacteria or both...

Oral Surgery: mouth ulcers, recurrent ulcerations, mouth ulcers
recurrent ulcerations, mouth ulcers, drink fluids: Mike - Recurrent ulcerations can be caused by a systemic disease, an automimmune phenomenon or for an unknown reason. If the ulcers are small and numerous, it could be a phenomenon call Apthous Ulcerations. These can repeat frequently, in women they can...

Oral Surgery: mucucoele removal, mucocoele, gentle massage
mucocoele, gentle massage, scar tissue: Sue - With any type of surgery in the lip region, postoperative scarring is a possibility. If the surgeon was attentive and removed the mucocele and any associated glandular tissue then the amount of scarring postoperatively should be minimal. Some...

Oral Surgery: muscle spasm after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, muscle spasm: Lavanya - You need to have the muscles that help open and close your mouth fully examined. There are appropriate treatments to help relax the muscles, if that is all that has occurred. Yes, medication can help, but it only assists proper techniques to relax...

Oral Surgery: Nasal Bleeding Following Apiectomy, endodontist, abcess
endodontist, abcess, fistula: Gidget - It is rare that an infection from a tooth perforates the bone into the sinus and the sinus lining. In most cases once the infection perforates the bone, it causes the lining to lift and it is a place for bacteria to grow. This is why when the bone...

Oral Surgery: NERVE INJURY, nerve injury, nerve injuries
nerve injury, nerve injuries, periodontal pocket: Michelle - You really don t describe the nerve injury you ask about. If you are talking of pain, I would think that this is not a nerve injury but more likely some type of inflammation or infection causing the pain. If you could be more specific I might...

Oral Surgery: Nerve Damage, dentist appointment, nerve damage
dentist appointment, nerve damage, jaw surgery: Kim - From the diversity of symptoms in different areas, it is important to have the teeth also evaluated, as suggested by the surgeon. The teeth may not be the cause, but you need to rule them out. The surgeon also needs to have your sinus evaluated,...

Oral Surgery: Nerve Pain suddenly after surgery 6 years ago..., pins and needles, nerve problem
pins and needles, nerve problem, nerve pain: Christina - Of course, without a direct examination I can only give you an opinion of what I think is transpiring from your description. From what you describe, it sounds like you are really not suffering from a nerve problem, but rather, it sounds like your...

Oral Surgery: Nitros vs anesthesia, protective reflexes, general anesthesia
protective reflexes, general anesthesia, lingual nerve: Michael - The anesthesia used within a surgical office is not like general anesthesia within a hospital. The main difference is that you are breathing on your own, while in hospital anesthesia the anesthesiologist actually breathes for you. With the level...

Oral Surgery: Non-impacted wisdom tooth, oral and maxillofacial surgery, wisdom tooth
oral and maxillofacial surgery, wisdom tooth, surgery office: Anna - First of all, the tooth should be removed. Maintaining the appropriate level of hygiene at the wisdom tooth area where the tooth has just broken through is almost impossible. It is better to have the tooth extracted before you develop a periodontal...

Oral Surgery: Numbness after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, oral surgeon
wisdom teeth extraction, oral surgeon, last question: Stephanie - A second opinion is not a bad idea, but another surgeon does not know exactly what transpired during the surgery that may have caused the numbness. You surgeon should be on top of this and must follow you closely. Any other approach is wrong...

Oral Surgery: My natural jaw, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, inevitable problem
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, inevitable problem, bone size: John - Of course without a direct exam I cannot be 100% sure, but there should be no reason that asymmetry of the face cannot be corrected by a number of different means. The different means fully depends on the true cause. My suggestion, if you truly...

Oral Surgery: need extraction or 3rd root canal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, apicoectomy
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, apicoectomy, apio: Christina - Of course without a direct exam or viewing a film it is a little difficult for me to decide on what is actually occurring. You need to understand, if you need that tooth removed something will need to be done to replace it, like a bridge or an...

Oral Surgery: nerve damage from root canal, root canal, filing a lawsuit
root canal, filing a lawsuit, endodontist: Vickie - I wish I could be more definitive as to what is going on. Pain not totally localized is difficult to diagnose. I do not know what type of dentist you have been seeing, but I think it is time to see a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon....

Oral Surgery: nerves in gums/roof of mouth, heat liquids, gum specialist
heat liquids, gum specialist, roof of mouth: Bob - It is, of course, difficult for me to fully diagnose and help you treat your problem without an exam. In general, gums disease can definitely produce sensitivity and discomfort. I don t know if anything else is going on with these teeth so I suggest...

Oral Surgery: non impacted wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water, dry socket: Daniel - Of course, without a direct visual exam it is a little difficult for me to tell you if you have a dry socket. The most significant symptom with a dry socket is devastating pain and a bad taste. You can have a bad taste and a little soreness and...

Oral Surgery: numbness on right side of face after removal of wisdom teeth, removal of wisdom teeth, numbness on right side of face
removal of wisdom teeth, numbness on right side of face, sinus: Jan - From the location of the numbness, it does not sound like the surgery was directly related to the numbness. What might be happening secondary to the surgery or independent of it is an inflammation of the sinus. The type of numbness and its location...

Oral Surgery: numbness after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgeon: Ashley - You need to be concerned now. Your dentist is stupid not to encourage you to be fully evaluated. If at 2 months the numbness has not resolved, most likely he either badly traumatized the nerve or cut it. My suggestion is to immediately see a board...

Oral Surgery: numbness, left tmj, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
left tmj, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgeon: Kathleen - You should definitely make an appointment to see a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. An evaluation of your TMJ sounds, intermittent numbness and rawness in the mouth is indicative of a muscular imbalance. You might be correct...

Oral Surgery: Odd taste post-surgery, warm salt water, american dental association
warm salt water, american dental association, wisdom tooth: Faye - As clean as you can keep the healing tooth socket, bacteria from saliva gets into there and breaks down the surface of the blood clot and giving off the altered taste and odor. The best solution, in addition to warm salt water rinses, is to rinse twice...

Oral Surgery: Ongoing Extraction Problems, extraction problems, dry socket
extraction problems, dry socket, medicat: ally - A dry socket is not an infection. It is an inflammation of the bone within the socket which causes a breakdown of the blood clot and an exposure of the inflamed bone. This is one of the worst postoperative problems since it produces so much discomfort...

Oral Surgery: Open mouth, invisalign braces, metal braces
invisalign braces, metal braces, hello doctor: Andy - Andy, I m not sure from your description if you are saying that your front teeth do not meet or that you have to strain real hard to close your lips. If you could let me know, I could definitely give you a good idea what treatment would entail if...

Oral Surgery: Oral ejaculation, sayes, cum in her mouth
sayes, cum in her mouth, sex therapist: Scott - Cumming in someone s mouth is not a problem physcially or health wise. It is usually only a problem if the person emotionally is opposed. If it is so important to you and you feel that you must have this, I would suggest that you both see a sex therapist....

Oral Surgery: Oral HPV, oral cavity, oral surgeon
oral cavity, oral surgeon, biopsy: Ray - With your medical history and the formation of the bump in the mouth, you are absolutely correct to question the visual inspection by the dentist. HPV lesions in the mouth are varied in their appearance. I agree with you that seeing and oral surgeon...

Oral Surgery: Oral Sigery/Post-Op, american dental association, wisdom teeth
american dental association, wisdom teeth, mouth rinse: Eric - The answer is no. Although other mouth rinses have odors and colors similar to Listerine, it is the only mouth rinse recognized by the American Dental Association as being able to provide a profound effect on inflammations and infections in the mouth....

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, dollar size: Morgan - Of course, I don t really know what the surgeon removed, but your swelling is indicative of some bleeding into the underlying tissues that occurred after the surgery. Now 2 weeks later, that trapped blood can become infected or inflamed producing...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery - Aftermath, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, milk tooth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, milk tooth, worth the risk: Patric - Again, the production of a puss like liquid is not good after any extraction. In your situation, having been to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for the procedure, I suggest that immediately get back to him. A direct examination by the surgeon...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery Blood clots, dry sockets, time ass
dry sockets, time ass, dry socket: Thrylas - What you describe is totally normal. The blood clot that fills the socket expands due to fluid intake and often sticks out of the sockets. Dry sockets, as the name says, is from a lack of production of clots at all. This can produce significant...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery - Near Sinus, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, andrea andrea
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, andrea andrea, tooth socket: Andrea - Of course without examining you it is a little difficult for me to be exact about what is going on, but it sounds like the sinus was perforated during the extraction. If there is an opening in the tooth socket to the sinus, it is important that the...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery, cosmetic dentistry, front teeth
cosmetic dentistry, front teeth, overjet: Lee - It is fairly difficult for me to either totally suggest which way to turn. If I was able to see your mouth and face or even xrays or pictures I could give you a definite answer. If you could possibly describe better for me how your bite looks open...

Oral Surgery: Oral surgery and anesthesia, wisdom teeth, standard protocol
wisdom teeth, standard protocol, glycopyrrolate: Laura - Overmedicated by far is what my impression is of the choice of those medications for two simple extractions. I personally believe in a more simple and yet still effective approach. The Ketamine itself is notorious for producing side effects in adults...

Oral Surgery: Oral surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, getting braces
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, getting braces, oral surgen: Ricco - From your description of what is going on with your upper jaw narrower than lower jaw, you are definitely a person who would greatly appreciate the result from a combination of surgery and orthodontics. Orthodontics will not be able to correct the...

Oral Surgery: Oroantral fistula, surgical correction, caldwell luc procedure, wisdom tooth extraction
caldwell luc procedure, wisdom tooth extraction, sinus infection: Em - The Caldwell Luc procedure along with, I think you are talking about this associated procedure, nasal antrostomy is imperative in an oral antral fistula situation. The fistula will never close if it has sustained itself at this point. If left untreated...

Oral Surgery: Oroantral fistula, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, oroantral fistula: V - Small oral antral fistulas are not uncommon in the extraction of upper molars. When this occurs and the opening is just the diameter of the root tip, the opening should close on its own. If, however, the size of the opening is larger the fistula often...

Oral Surgery: Orthognathic Surgery, wisdom teeth, concave profile
wisdom teeth, concave profile, gummy smile: Jennifer - Yes you can avoid having the orthognathic surgery, but none of the skeletal disorders (misaligned midline and overbite) can be corrected. Yes the orthodontist can align your teeth, but the skeletal problems cannot be addressed. Once the braces...

Oral Surgery: Orthognathic Surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper jaw
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper jaw, lower jaw: jade - I would love to give you as much information as possible, but I am a little limited on what the actual problem is and what type of surgery is planned. Is the surgery on both the upper and lower jaws? Are they moving the upper jaw forward, back, to...

Oral Surgery: Orthognathic Surgery, lower jaw surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
lower jaw surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, orthognathic surgery: Doug - The crunching noise is the telltale sign that the bone is not aligned properly. I really don t understand why the bone did not heal. If the proper fixation of the bone with screws and bone plates and closure of your bite for six to eight weeks after...

Oral Surgery: Orthognathic surgery, gum recession, overbite
gum recession, overbite, poor maintenance: Stacey - Let me try to address your questions separately. An abnormal skeletal relationship can produce excess forces and abnormal muscular functions which can putt unusual forces on the teeth. Also, especially if you have a large overbite, the gingival...

Oral Surgery: old wisdom tooth site, wisdom teeth extractions, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom teeth extractions, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth: Maggie - I am a little unsure of the diagnosis requiring surgery. I understand the lack of denseness on the CTscan, but the aggravation by cold, acidic drinks and other foods might more so indicate that the root of the tooth in front(2nd molar) might have...

Oral Surgery: open mouth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw alignment
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw alignment, napoleon dynamite: Andy - I am assuming from what you are saying that your teeth meet, but the lips do not close when your teeth meet. If that is the case, then the problem lies in an overgrowth usually of the upper jaw in a downward direction. If this is so, when you smile...

Oral Surgery: an operation, central incisors, wearing braces
central incisors, wearing braces, upper teeth: Aisha - This procedure is a fairly simple one, but doing it with a laser is really not appropriate. I hate to put my perspective in the way of what your dentist said, but the maxillary frenum (the name of the muscular band from under the lip to the upper...

Oral Surgery: oral antral fistula surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, antral: Marisa - There are two main criteria for a successful procedure to close the oral antral fistula. First of all, the sinus must be clean. Depending on how long the fistula has existed, the sinus may have extensive inflammation and the lining of the sinus...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, sinus cavity, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
sinus cavity, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar: Angela - I think the procedure you are asking about is called an apicoectomy. This is a procedure that can usually avoid penetration of or involvement of the sinus if properly done. This is not a situation that should even be attempted by a general dentist....

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, elderly mother, oral surgeons
elderly mother, oral surgeons, oral surgery: Diane - Your question is a little difficult for me to decide without a little more information. Could you be a little more specific as to what you mother s actual medical problems are. If you can get back to me with that information I could better advise...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, wisdom teeth: Susanne - A bone graft does not prevent a dry socket from occurring. In fact, a dry socket can never be determined or even prevented - it just occurs is a few. I don t know how the surgeon can predict that there is a good chance for a dry socket to...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw joints
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw joints, genetic disease: Jean - First of all dentures are definitely the way to go. Without using dentures, the loss of the teeth will cause degeneration of the jaw joints which can lead to major problems and arthritis. The healing for multiple extractions really depends on...

Oral Surgery: after oral surgery, gum tissue, surface cells
gum tissue, surface cells, white cells: Denise - If the area was abscessed as you describe, the gum tissue gets stretched. The stretching of the gum tissue can cause some of the surface cells to die off. The white cells should soon disappear and the color resume as pink. You should continue the...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery and bone spurs, facial numbness, bone spurs
facial numbness, bone spurs, inflammatory condition: Summer - First of all, if there is a bone spicule, the surgeon should remove it so no further irritation occurs in the area. If the numbness is progressing it indicates a progressive inflammatory condition that also should be evaluated and hopefully controlled....

Oral Surgery: oral surgery and dentures, warm salt water, quality dentists
warm salt water, quality dentists, thanksgiving weekend: Saundra - Will it ever change? That all depends on the quality of the dentures, the quality of the surgery and your ability to tolerate a denture. Not every patient can early on feel comfortable with a denture. Many patients feel like they now have a mouth...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery and sinus, sinus infection, looseness
sinus infection, looseness, oral surgery: Patricia - If after the extractions you had an opening into the sinus, the closure needed to be tight so no fluid enters into the sinus from the mouth and no air from the sinus escapes into the mouth. Either of these two things could cause a major sinus...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery suture, silk sutures, suture material
silk sutures, suture material, pliability: Alicia - Every surgeon has a their own favorites in many procedures and materials used. I personally like silk sutures. In my experience its pliability and softness allows the tissue being closed to align properly and create an ideal anatomy in the area....

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, jaw area, oral surgery
jaw area, oral surgery, neurologist: Brenda - At one year postoperative, the chances that your hypersensitive shooting sensation will go away completely decreases. There are medications that can be prescribed to decrease the reactions. I don t know if by this time the surgeon referred you to...

Oral Surgery: oral tissue problem, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, minor trauma
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, minor trauma, nervous habit: Greg - With your history of minor trauma from smoking and braces it is important that a biopsy be scheduled. I am not saying that anything is really going on, but you need to eliminate a potential problem. Your situation is not an allergic reaction,...

Oral Surgery: orthognathic surgery, small lower jaw, medical insurance company
small lower jaw, medical insurance company, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Teri - I totally understand your financial situation with the surgery. As a suggestion, if whatever oral and maxillofacial surgeon you finally use and your daughter s physician each write a letter explaining the need for the surgeon to your medical insurance...

Oral Surgery: orthosurgery side effect, lower jaw surgery, sinus symptoms
lower jaw surgery, sinus symptoms, ortho surgery: Elham - I assume from what you describe as ortho surgery you are actually asking for orthognathic surgery. That surgery is a surgery that realigns and repositions the upper, lower or both jaws. So will give you info on that. The main side effects of...

Oral Surgery: IN PAIN, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, osteitis
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, osteitis, dry socket: Kimberly - As a surgeon I can tell you that bone is not always and should not always be removed in the extraction of a tooth. A dentist who always removes bone has no idea or skill. You may have an inflammation of the bone called an osteitis or a dry...

Oral Surgery: Pain in adjacent teeth after wisdon tooth extraction, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Dennis - It is not uncommon for pain to occur in the area in front and back of extracted teeth. With the trauma created by the first dentist and the time in between the first attempt at extracting the tooth and the successful removal by the surgeon is in...

Oral Surgery: Pain after apico/sinus perf. long after extracton, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gold sheet
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gold sheet, endodontist: Pat - I don t know, but did the surgeon who extracted the tooth seal the socket with a think metallic (usually gold) sheet. This sheet seals the opening so that the communication opening between the socket and sinus completely heals. It addition the site...

Oral Surgery: Pain and fever, wisdom teeth, dry socket
wisdom teeth, dry socket, blood clot: Cin - Of course without a direct examination it is a little difficult to be 100% certain what is going on, but it sounds like you might be suffering from a problem called a dry socket. In this situation, the blood clot in the socket where the tooth was does...

Oral Surgery: Pain following extraction and bone graft, dry sockets, graft material
dry sockets, graft material, dental phobia: Vicki - It is a little difficult from your symptoms to discern if you are developing a dry socket or not. Increased pain a few days down the line is a sign, but just helping to arrest the pain with darvocet and Advil is unusual. Usually, with dry sockets,...

Oral Surgery: Pain following molar extraction (not sure if there's a correlation between the two), molar extraction, general anesthetic
molar extraction, general anesthetic, natural childbirth: Brittany - Of course without an examination it is a little difficult to be completely accurate, but your symptoms of a stiffness opening is definitely indicative of spasms of the muscles that help open and close your mouth. This can produce significant pain,...

Oral Surgery: Pain and inflammation one month after surgery, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, muscular problem: Jill - Of course without a direct examination it is a little difficult for me to be 100% sure of what I think is going on. From your description, especially with the continued difficulty opening that you still have, it sounds like your muscles that help...

Oral Surgery: Pain in jaw after bi-lateral TMJ titanium implants, oral maxillofacial surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery
oral maxillofacial surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeons: Nancy-I think it might be a good idea for you to be evaluated at a major medical center where there are a number of oral and maxillofacial surgeons and other jaw specialists. In the Arizona area, I am not familiar with a major medical center there that has...

Oral Surgery: Pain months after oral surgery, removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water
removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water, food particles: Jaymee - Without directly examining the area I can only give you an answer as to what is the most common painful irritation 3 months after removal of wisdom teeth. When the sockets are sewn, often the dentist performing the extractions does not create...

Oral Surgery: Pain recurring a month after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water, cheek area: Tami - Of course without seeing what is actually going on in the healing socket it is a little difficult for me to give you an exact diagnosis, but it definitely sounds like some inflammation is building and possibly an infection. My suggestion is to begin...

Oral Surgery: Pain relapse after wisdom tooth removal., wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth removal
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth removal, dry socket treatment: Madhu - Not being able to examine you it is a little difficult to fully diagnose what is going on. The pain in the jaw joint could be secondary to a muscle tightness that is not uncommon after wisdom tooth extraction. This pain is usually worse in the morning...

Oral Surgery: Pain after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, dry socket: Tara - First of all, although the warm and cold to the outside of your face make it feel a little better, stop it because it retards some healing. I don t know how often you are rinsing with warm salt water, but it should be 4-5 times a day minimum for 5...

Oral Surgery: Painfull infection 6 months after extraction, warm salt water, bone spur
warm salt water, bone spur, breathing difficulty: Brian - You may be developing an abscess so contact the dentist immediately to determine if the area needs draining. As important, is for you to start warm salt water rinses for 5 minutes 4-5 times a day. The rinses will help to localize the infection and...

Oral Surgery: Partial lockjaw following extensive dental surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cranial osteopath
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cranial osteopath, jaw joints: Ann - First of all, you should know that dental injections to treat lower teeth are not into the joint space but the injection is at the insertion of the mandibular nerve into the mandible bone. Secondly, after numerous injections, it is not unusual for...

Oral Surgery: Periodontal disease and surgery, quality dentist, tissue regeneration
quality dentist, tissue regeneration, anxiety level: Laurie - The success of bone implant and tissue regeneration depends on two main factors. The quality of the dentist doing the surgery and the education you are given to show you how to maintain the health in the area after the surgery. In general, the...

Oral Surgery: Poor teeth, need help to being long-awaited treatment, poor teeth, missing teeth
poor teeth, missing teeth, bad teeth: Zach - I do not know where you live, but depending on where it is, there may be a solution that will do the best to help you and the cost may be much better. If you live in or near a large city, look to see if there is a dental school in that city. If there...

Oral Surgery: Possible Osteomyelitis due to wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, fever chills
wisdom teeth removal, fever chills, focal uptake: Bethany - I feel so bad for you and the obvious difficulty in fully diagnosing you. Admitting you into a hospital by the surgeon is probably a good idea since you seem to have gotten nowhere at USC. The advantage of an admission is the ability for you to...

Oral Surgery: Possible Tori Removal, mandibular tori, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
mandibular tori, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, logical alternatives: Stephen - Mandibular tori are not unusual at all. Many people go through life without needing them to be removed. If they do, in fact, need to have a denture made, then the tori are removed. So as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has treated many people...

Oral Surgery: Post Extraction Complications, boca raton florida, mass general hospital
boca raton florida, mass general hospital, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Sharon - The best surgeons in the country to perform and be successful in the repair of the mandibular nerve after an injury such as you describe is in Boston at Mass General Hospital. The department of oral and maxillofacial surgery there is know for their...

Oral Surgery: Post Extraction Complications, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, intense inflammation
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, intense inflammation, relafen: Sharon - I think you are correct in thinking that after one month the pain should have resolved. I agree that seeing an oral and maxillofacial surgeon at this time is a good move. If there is something going on it is best to stop it early and have the surgeon...

Oral Surgery: Post-Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water, extractions: Ryan - Salt water rinsing encourages healing by: 1) decreasing the oral bacterial accumulation and growth at site of extraction to promote better healing 2) warm saline increases the blood flow to the region and encourages a quicker healing...

Oral Surgery: Post extraction- Pain, soreness, and swelling in jaw, nerve inflammation, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
nerve inflammation, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water: Allison - What you apparently had was a subperiosteal abscess. The periosteum is a dense layer of tissue that surrounds bone and the infection was caught below that deep layer and against bone. Due to the density of the periosteal layer, the opening...

Oral Surgery: Post-extraction pain., muscles of the face, wisdom teeth
muscles of the face, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Brent - What you are experiencing may be completely normal or it could just be an localized inflammation. I would not worry about it. When you see the doctor to remove sutures address the issue. Occasionally the muscles of the face go into a slight...

Oral Surgery: Post Op Pain #18 Extraction, internal resorption, bone graft
internal resorption, bone graft, post op pain: Becky - An extraction and the postoperative course are completely different than with the insertion of an implant. During an extraction, there is compression and pressure on the surrounding bone. This pressure is what produces much of the postoperative...

Oral Surgery: Post operative pain & discoloration, rebecca rebecca, warm salt water
rebecca rebecca, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Rebecca - It is a little difficult to extrapolate the cause of the blackening, but as far as the increased discomfort, you may be building inflammation within the tooth socket. My suggestion to you is to begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses for 5-10...

Oral Surgery: Post oral surgery condtions, warm salt water, empty sockets
warm salt water, empty sockets, wisdom teeth: Patrick - You are not bugging me. I m happy to try to help. Just so you know, the bleeding that comes out will make many people nauseous and therefore if it does again bleed, bite on a moistened tea bag. The tea in the bag will stop the bleeding if...

Oral Surgery: Post root canal problems, mandibular nerve, nerve tissue
mandibular nerve, nerve tissue, horrible pain: Debra - In my opinion, having performed drainage and surgical procedures on the roots of root canal teeth right against the mandibular nerve, you should get a second opinion, on your own from another board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Sacrificing...

Oral Surgery: Post-Surgery Condition..., sinus membrane, sinus pressure
sinus membrane, sinus pressure, cystic lesions: Cade - You don t say which tooth was involved, but from the eye teeth back, the ends of the roots of these upper teeth have a very close relationship with the sinus. It is not unusual for cystic lesions of upper teeth to eat away at the bone separating the...

Oral Surgery: Post-Surgery Condition, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, stitches: Brett - Do not worry at all about the hole where the tooth was. The only thing you should do is to make sure that food is not caught there. The only thing you should do is to begin warm salt water rinses for 5 minutes 3-4 times per day to keep it clean...

Oral Surgery: Post-surgical problem, wisdom teeth extraction, injecting steroids
wisdom teeth extraction, injecting steroids, inflamed throat: Shirley - Of course you know that anything I possibly suggest is a little bit of a guess. With a patient having the altered ear sensation of fluid, the posterior throat wall near tonsil sore area and lymph node areas, it is possible that in doing the upper...

Oral Surgery: Post Wisdom Teeth Extraction Question, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, dry socket: Stephanie - First of all, don t worry, you don t have a dry socket. It is now 5 days since the extractions. Loss of sutures by accidental pulling on them should really not cause a problem. The little soreness you now have is most likely due to a minor tissue...

Oral Surgery: Post Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, inadequate blood flow
wisdom teeth extraction, inadequate blood flow, supernumerary teeth: Lisa - Not being there to witness what you had or how the surgery went makes it a little difficult to tell you exactly what caused the bone problem. Most likely, the bone was located surrounding and between the back two teeth on that side. During the extraction...

Oral Surgery: Post Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Jackson-Don t worry, just losing some blood from a socket does not produce a dry socket. A dry socket forms when the bone within the socket becomes inflamed and is not able to produce enough blood to coat itself. It is now two days plus since the surgery...

Oral Surgery: Post Wisdom teeth pain and swelling, wisdom teeth pain, warm salt water
wisdom teeth pain, warm salt water, swollen eye: Julie - You may have had some internal minor bleeding that caused the swelling. My suggestion is that you begin warm salt water rinses for 5 minutes 3-4 times a day. Do not apply heat or ice to your face. So start the rinses and you will see the swelling...

Oral Surgery: Potential Wisdom Tooth Issue?, ear nose throat, mucus discharge
ear nose throat, mucus discharge, upper molar: Chris - Of course without directly examining your or evaluating an xray of the area, it is a little difficult to arrive at a diagnosis. From your description of the symptoms and your history, what needs to be evaluated is the possibility that after treatment...

Oral Surgery: Pregnant and oral surgery, local anesthesia, oral surgery
local anesthesia, oral surgery, second trimester: Rebecca - Yes you can, if the surgery is absolutely necessary due to an infection or severe pain. If not, then most OB-GYN specialists would suggest that you wait until the second trimester. My suggestion is to contact the OB and ask. Also, go to the...

Oral Surgery: Problems after impacted wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, tooth socket
wisdom teeth removal, tooth socket, orajel: Courtney - Of course without a direct exam it is a little difficult for me to be totally accurate, but if the surgeon made an incision and separated the soft tissue and gum from the bone during the surgery, he could have created a space where blood initially...

Oral Surgery: Prognathic jaw surgery, wisdom teeth, nerve injury
wisdom teeth, nerve injury, jaw pressure: Melissa - First of all, wisdom teeth should be able to be removed at the same time, although it is not a really good decision. Once the teeth are removed and after the jaw surgery, you will be closed down and unable to open your mouth. Because of the closing...

Oral Surgery: Prognathic Surgery, recovery thanks, question thanks
recovery thanks, question thanks, better time: S - many people healed so differently after this type of surgery, that it may take you longer than other people to heal. If I were you I would give yourself a little bit more than a week to return back to work. Most likely, two weeks would be better time...

Oral Surgery: Proposed caldwell luc for right oro-antral fistula secondary to dental implant, caldwell luc, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
caldwell luc, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus lift: Donna - The oral and maxillofacial surgeon is totally correct. With the implant causing a pathway for bacteria from the mouth to gain entrance into the sinus, the implant needs to be removed and the opening fully sealed. To ensure a complete healing, even...

Oral Surgery: When is packing too much packing?, dry sockets, terrible tuesday
dry sockets, terrible tuesday, canal 7: Liz - Direct exam of the socket after removal of the packing and irrigation of the socket should show if bone is still exposed. If it is then packing definitely needs to replaced. If no exposed bone is noted then I would give it a couple of hours and see...

Oral Surgery: pain behind eye post wisdome tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, inflamed muscles: Marla - Now that it is a month since the extraction, it can still take a while for the inflamed muscles to calm down. If there is no improvement within 7-10 days from the moist heat, I think you should seek an evaluation by a local oral and maxillofacial surgeon....

Oral Surgery: pain after extraction, dry socket treatment, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
dry socket treatment, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, neck lymph node: Jackie - From what you are describing about the multiple bone fragments coming out, it sounds like the surgeon was a little aggressive and may have damaged some of the surrounding bone. I do not like the sound of the secondary neck swelling and soreness....

Oral Surgery: pain after implant, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, implant insertion
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, implant insertion, being a baby: Cathy - Unless whoever placed the implant invaded the space of the adjoining tooth or there is inflammation from the implant insertion, there should not be pain with the adjoining tooth. Was it an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who placed the implant? ....

Oral Surgery: pain after implants, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mandibular nerve
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mandibular nerve, dental implants: Jill - It sounds from your description that the far right implant either invaded the mandibular nerve canal or is placing pressure on the nerve itself. If this is the situation then that implant should be backed off to relieve the pressure it is putting on...

Oral Surgery: pain weeks after oral surgery, oral bacteria, wisdom tooth
oral bacteria, wisdom tooth, white stuff: Melissa - Having a socket open for 3 weeks after an extraction is not normal. The whitish material that is building up within the socket is most likely bacterial growth. This growth is from the bacteria that travels in everyone s saliva. My suggestion...

Oral Surgery: pain after wisdom teeth op, removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, grinding my teeth: Mel - You had extraction of the wisdom teeth almost four months ago. On average, without surgical problems, most patients have discomfort approximately 7-10 days. The difficulty you experienced in moving your jaw for a month after surgery and the increased...

Oral Surgery: pain after wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, dry sockets
wisdom teeth removal, dry sockets, warm salt water: Shannon - It sounds like you are mostly on the right path to complete healing. Dry sockets healing varies among different individuals. My only suggestion to you is not to use just plain water rinses with the syringe, instead use salt water (teaspoon of...

Oral Surgery: pain after wisdom teeth removed- how long?, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, white bone: Christina - The length of time until the ibuprofen is no longer needed is quite variable. The socket holes close at different rates for different individuals and even in different parts of the mouth. Keeping the areas clean with warm salt water rinses 3-4...

Oral Surgery: painful bone in old extraction site, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, gum tissue: Margaret - What you describe is something an oral and maxillofacial surgeon can definitely help you with. If the area is due to some residual bony irregularity it is important to take care of it now before the gum tissue overlying it breaks down and cause...

Oral Surgery: permanent tooth extraction, two front teeth, facial deformaties
two front teeth, facial deformaties, root canals: Carol - Ankylosis is always possible when teeth are reimplanted. The Xray evidence of degeneration can be the beginning of the ankylosis process on the one that got completely absorbed. As far as the other one, the ulcer on the gum is the drainage point...

Oral Surgery: piece of bone protruding through gum, minor trauma, oral surgeon
minor trauma, oral surgeon, torus: Jene - If the small piece of bone that is protruding is fully covered with tissue and the bone is not exposed, it could be a torus. The torus is a localized overgrowth of bone. The reason these form are often hereditary, but some people get these due to...

Oral Surgery: poor surgeon follow-up care, wisdom teeth removal, wheel chair
wisdom teeth removal, wheel chair, oral surgeon: Jennifer - Your surgeon and his staff should be scolded tremendously for how they treated you and your husband. So what if your husband was use his phone for football. They have an obligation to help you. I hate these stories and hope that you will let...

Oral Surgery: possible bone problems again in gums, upstate medical university, oral infections
upstate medical university, oral infections, syracuse new york: Nancy - The only over the counter medications that you could take to help with acute pain would be ibuprofen. Instead of taking two 200mg tablets you can take three, but make sure to take with a lot of water and eat something afterwards. I know that the...

Oral Surgery: possible tmj symptoms after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth removal
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water: Bridget - Muscle inflammation and spasming is not uncommon after wisdom teeth removal. The muscle spasms are of the muscles that help open and close your mouth. When these muscles spasm, it can change the alignment of your bite, make opening and closing...

Oral Surgery: post extraction complications???, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, hi thanks: Luke - You could be developing an infection. My suggestion to you is to immediately begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses for 5 minutes 4-5 times per day. the warm rinsing will pull any trapped infected fluids out and will allow the swelling to decrease....

Oral Surgery: post op pharmacology, stomach inflammation, tylenol
stomach inflammation, tylenol, pharmacology: Erik - There is a significant difference between Tylenol and Ibuprofen. The differences are positive and negative. Tylenol treats pain but has no effect on any inflammation that usually occurs after an extraction. Ibuprofen is a little stronger against...

Oral Surgery: post-operative wisdom teeth extraction worry?, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, muscle attachments: Cassandra - Don t worry. Sutures often come out early if there are muscle attachments in areas near the tooth. The most important thing for you to do, is to do warm salt water rinses for 5 minute 3-4 times per day. This will rinse the area to get any food...

Oral Surgery: post procedure pain, tylenol 3, tooth socket
tylenol 3, tooth socket, dry socket: Jacki - The significant pain that your friend is experiencing may well be due to a process from poor healing of the tooth socket. This process is called a dry socket. In this process there is a breakdown of the blood clot in the socket causing inflammation...

Oral Surgery: post-wisdom teeth extraction infection, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, gum tissue: Julie - First of all you should begin warm salt water rinses a few times a day to keep the areas clean. Secondly, I suggest that you do get back to see the surgeon to examine the area to rule out a developing infection. So call the surgeon and have him...

Oral Surgery: postoperative care of patient receiving oral anticoagulants, oral anticoagulants, postoperative instructions
oral anticoagulants, postoperative instructions, systemic effect: Dr. Mohab - First of all, a consultation with the patient s physician is imperative. The ideal situation is to readjust the amount of anticoagulant for a short period of time preceding the surgery. If the adjustment is made no problems should develop. If...

Oral Surgery: preventing bone loss, bone graft, supplaments
bone graft, supplaments, resorbtion: Earl - After extractions, there is definitely a remodeling of the bone around where the tooth was. The remodeling aligns the surface of the bone with the surrounding bone. When there teeth on either side of the extraction site there appears, after healing,...

Oral Surgery: probs after wisdom teeth, yellow pus, warm salt water
yellow pus, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Meg -If it is oozing pus then it is definitely an infection. As a socket heals any bacteria or food particles can get trapped and begin to percolate - that will cause an infection. An antibiotic will help and getting in touch with the dentist is important....

Oral Surgery: prognathic correction surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, face mask
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, face mask, exact case: James-One of the main factors that should be considered in the scheduling of orthodontics and any surgery, has to do with your growth and your age. In general, boys grow up until the age of 18, at which time their bone growth should be at its end. Surgery...

Oral Surgery: Question, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, food particles: Aaron - In most situations when wisdom teeth are extracted, the surgeon places sutures to try to minimize the opening into the tooth socket. In your situation, food obviously gets caught and removal is important. The best way to remove the food particles...

Oral Surgery: Question, tooth pain, dental treatment
tooth pain, dental treatment, emotional reactions: Henrietta - In and of itself, tooth pain cannot cause a miscarriage. The one problem is that it is often assumed that agitation and other severe emotional reactions do cause alterations in blood throughout the body. It is that portion of a toothache that...

Oral Surgery: a question in reguards to after my oral surgery issues, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth surgery
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth surgery, reguards: Miranda - It sounds, from your description, that you secondarily to the extractions developed spasms of the muscles that open and close your mouth. When these muscles go into spasm, they can produce cracking sounds of the jaw as the jaw itself is pushed tightly...

Oral Surgery: Rapid Pallet Expansion Surgery, two front teeth, bone density
two front teeth, bone density, orthodontist: John - The waiting period until the orthodontist can move your front teeth together varies. Some people get new bone growth within a couple of months, while others it takes six months or more. I suggest that you speak with the orthodontist and ask him how...

Oral Surgery: is RCT really necessary for my case ?, root canal treatment, sensitive teeth
root canal treatment, sensitive teeth, case hi: Gary - With trauma to a tooth or a group of teeth the nerve within a tooth can be damaged. The damage to the nerve usually begins with a change in the blood flow. Over time, the decreased flow decreases the nutrients and oxygen to the nerve and other tissues...

Oral Surgery: RE: broken jaw should i have surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontic braces
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontic braces, bone fragments: Alex - I do not know the type of specialist you saw, but if, in fact, you do have a fracture of the jaw in two places and the bite is still good it does not mean that you need no treatment. If the bones are aligned then bone plates and pins are not the correct...

Oral Surgery: Receding lower jaw, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, muscular spasm
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, muscular spasm, bone grafts: Melanie - It is a little difficult for me to tell you the options available to improve your situation, but I agree with your dentist in sending you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The surgeon is the best to handle the overall problem and is best to...

Oral Surgery: Recent abcess at previous RTC site, ethmoid sinuses, antiobiotics
ethmoid sinuses, antiobiotics, liquid intake: Sheila - Once an infection spreads due to poor initial drainage, the I&D can remove the large bolus of an infection, but may have no effect on the infection that has spread. Hopefully the antibiotics given can address the peripheral infections and usually...

Oral Surgery: Recent Extraction of tooth #14, gum tissue, root canals
gum tissue, root canals, intermittent pain: Gary - Look, granulation tissue is an inflammatory response. This response is usually due to bacteria lodging and preventing normal healing. Your surgeon removed the granulation tissue from the socket - that is my concern of the relationship of bacteria...

Oral Surgery: Regrown Tonsil?, squamous cell cancer, nasal endoscopy
squamous cell cancer, nasal endoscopy, tongue depressor: KC - I fully understand that the altered sensations you feel have upset your life with the unknowns. Well let my try to address each of your questions separately and then I will give you some advice for determining the cause of your sensations. The mouth...

Oral Surgery: Removal of wisdom teeth upper jaw, removal of wisdom teeth, upper tooth
removal of wisdom teeth, upper tooth, wisdom tooth: Madhan - First of all removing of teeth has no effect on your health unless you have so many teeth removed that you can no longer chew. So don t worry about the health effects. As far as the need to remove the upper wisdom tooth opposite from the lower...

Oral Surgery: Reopened Sutures, tooth sockets, warm salt water
tooth sockets, warm salt water, good oral hygiene: Jenn - Wisdom tooth sockets, like sockets from other extraction sites, heal from within. The blood that fills the socket after the extraction becomes a mechanism that allows for the formation of bone in the area of the extraction. Having the incision...

Oral Surgery: Replace Extracted Tooth?, teeth and gums, periodontal problems
teeth and gums, periodontal problems, negative consequences: Terry - There are two main negative consequences of not replacing tooth #14 once it is removed. First of all, the teeth behind the area will drift forward into the space created by the loss of the tooth. This may sound fine, but the tooth behind will tip...

Oral Surgery: Risks with tooth removal, minimal risks, tooth removal
minimal risks, tooth removal, root canal: Briana - If you are unable to afford the root canal, it is important to extract the tooth before a significant infection develops. There are minimal risks in removing one tooth, so have it removed and it should all be good. If the tooth is necessary to...

Oral Surgery: Root Canal Problem, root canal treatment, faraz
root canal treatment, faraz, reevaluation: Faraz-If you are having pain only a couple of months after root canal treatment, then either the root canal itself is failing or there is a problem relating to the tissue around the tooth. My suggestion is for you to get back to the dentist who did the root...

Oral Surgery: Root Canal Procedure Not Finished, root canal procedure, mouthrinses
root canal procedure, mouthrinses, metal posts: Kristen - The determination if the post that is in the tooth is still okay depends if any decay or softness of the exposed tooth has occurred. This happens because saliva has millions of bacteria within and these bacteria easily feed on the enamel of teeth...

Oral Surgery: Root Canal after wistom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, molar tooth
wisdom teeth extraction, molar tooth, root canal: Sandy - It is not mandated that wisdom teeth on both sides of your mouth be done at the same time. In fact, if I were you I would suggest, if you need the wisdom teeth out now, have the side opposite the root canal done first, then the root canal and finally...

Oral Surgery: Root canal of fractured tooth, pin implanted, migraine headaches, new dentist
migraine headaches, new dentist, screw type: Dorothy - First of all, your description of the pains associated with the tooth are not indicative of neuroma. As far as retaining the tooth itself. If the tooth is tender to natural biting forces on it, there is an obvious inflammation associated with...

Oral Surgery: Root canal treatment, root canal treatment, alveolar bone
root canal treatment, alveolar bone, temporary bridge: Dr. Swapnil - In doing root canal treatment, it is important to initially clean the canal out and place medication into the canal to arrest any brewing inflammation or infection. At the next visit, opening of the temporary filling over the canal is done...

Oral Surgery: Root canal done years ago, puss and PAIN, root canal procedure, wisdom teeth
root canal procedure, wisdom teeth, apicoectomy: Lauren - First of all, the antibiotics may slow down the infection for a while, but it will again take off. When and how bad no one can really say. The endodontist who performed the root canal initially may treat it by trying to redo the root canal, but...

Oral Surgery: Root fragment inside maxillary sinus, oral and maxillofacial surgery, new dentist
oral and maxillofacial surgery, new dentist, tooth extraction: Jeffrey - Absolutely not - you need those roots out now before they become infected and they infect the sinus. It is obvious that your dentist is lousy and unskilled and has no right extracting the teeth, let alone telling you to let his mistake linger. ...

Oral Surgery: re: root canal, root canal retreatment, oral surgeon
root canal retreatment, oral surgeon, endodontist: Jennifer, I would get the opinion of the oral surgeon, then I would see another endodontist, if he suggested it. I don t agree that it will take that long to heal. I realize everyone heals differently, but If you don t feel any difference in a week after...

Oral Surgery: recent extraction, molar extraction, root canal treatment
molar extraction, root canal treatment, bone fragment: Anne - If an implant is inserted by a knowledgeable and skilled surgeon there is about 2-4 days of some discomfort. There should not be a lot of pain, but it may be a little sore. The level of pain is nowhere near a dry socket pain. If you have more...

Oral Surgery: recurring cheek bone pain long after wisdom tooth extractions, wisdom tooth extractions, wisdom tooth extraction
wisdom tooth extractions, wisdom tooth extraction, sinus problem: Chris - Look, it is a little difficult for me to be totally accurate with not examining your wife, but having the intense throbbing sensation at times and at other times a dull ache very often indicates a muscular problem. When wisdom teeth are removed they...

Oral Surgery: recurring maxillofacial cyst, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cystic lesion
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cystic lesion, bone graft: Paula - I am assuming that the surgeon submitted the cystic area removed for a pathology examination. That, in and of itself, would determine if you need to worry in the first place about the danger of the area itself. As far as the lesion recurrence,...

Oral Surgery: removal of two large tori, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgeon
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgeon, north suburbs: Robert - There are many, but the following are names of some of them listed in your area as board certified. Steven Herzog - Chicago Michael Meer - Chicago Michael Stohle - Evanston Richard Isaaacson - Park Ridge Jeffrey Bressman - Glenview I wish...

Oral Surgery: removal of root in sinus, left cheek, extractions
left cheek, extractions, sinus: Karen - Was the dentist negligent? I really cannot say, but most likely he was not talented. Yes there is a possibility of creating a small hole into the sinus even with a simple extraction, but pushing a root into the sinus usually indicates that the dentist...

Oral Surgery: removing roots from a broken molar, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum line
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum line, broken molar: Jorge - The removal of roots from a tooth with a broken crown is not difficult as long as the doctor who does this knows what they are doing. I suggest that you make an appointment to see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The surgeon will easily remove...

Oral Surgery: removing roots w/o crown plus more, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, intravenous sedation
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, intravenous sedation, gum disease: Dave - Removing more more than one crownless molar and all of the roots at the same time can definitely be done. Having it done by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is the best way. The surgeon can give you gas or intravenous sedation to make you totally...

Oral Surgery: root canal, sinus trouble, root canals
sinus trouble, root canals, endodontist: Dear Jennifer, I do not agree with the endodontist who told you that the root canal was bad. If that be the case, why did the root canal last for 6 years with no problems? You also say there is nothing wrong with the sinus area, so I believe that when your...

Oral Surgery: root cannal treatment, root canal treatment, cancer of the gums
root canal treatment, cancer of the gums, nerve tissue: Levona - Of course, without directly examining your situation I cannot be 100% sure, but what you describe sounds like a new inflammatory process occurring there. What does that mean? It means not all of the inflamed or infected nerve tissue was removed...

Oral Surgery: Scared, mental health specialists, widom teeth
mental health specialists, widom teeth, going to the dentist: Kali - I personally know of an alternative approach to medication to help patients with anxiety. You are not alone, many patients suffer from anxiety from going to the dentist. There are mental health specialists (I m not saying you are crazy but these...

Oral Surgery: Second Molar extraction after wisdom tooth was removed, molar extraction, wisdom tooth
molar extraction, wisdom tooth, root canal: Shanice - The only reason to remove the second molar is if a problem with the tooth will not allow it to exist. I cannot tell you what that might be without examining you, but if the nerve in the tooth has died, why not just have a root canal and salvage...

Oral Surgery: Second Year Molar Extraction, room temperature water, wisdom teeth surgery
room temperature water, wisdom teeth surgery, molar extraction: Paul - I think your reasoning is totally correct. The advanced treatment needed to be rendered to salvage #18 (root canal, crown, and perio surgery)and the cost is so much for one tooth. Yes, with the loss of the #18 the opposing upper tooth can supererupt...

Oral Surgery: Severe pain, swelling, and whiteness around the stitches at the site of a labial frenectomy., warm salt water, labial frenectomy
warm salt water, labial frenectomy, excess fluid: Amanda - It sounds like whoever did the surgery nicked a blood vessel causing bleeding into the tissue space created by the placement of sutures. This in the long run will not be a problem as long as the excess fluid is let out. The best way to do this is...

Oral Surgery: Severe pain after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, horrible headaches
wisdom tooth extraction, horrible headaches, dentist office: Jennifer- Being and oral and maxillofacial surgeon, I can tell you that when a dry socket develops the patient should be see every day in the beginning for daily medicated packing placements and irrigation of the socket. Gradually the time between visits...

Oral Surgery: Severe swelling after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, cheek: Kristen - Immediately stop the ice. At this stage, more than 24 hours later, the ice will prevent the natural shrinking of the swelling. Instead begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses for 5 minutes 4-5 times a day or even more. Do not push ice or heat...

Oral Surgery: Sharp bone shards after extraction, second molars, warm salt water
second molars, warm salt water, bone shards: Amanda - You should get back to the dentist to have him remove the bone chard or you have a chance of developing an infection. So make an appointment soon. In the interim begin warm salt water rinses. The rinses can reduce the chance of infection and may...

Oral Surgery: Sharp edges of bone felt after removal of wisdom teeth, removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum tissues: Jennie - What you describe could either be chips or the jaw bone itself. Either way, the areas must be smoothed so that perforation of the gum tissues does not occur from chewing. Any perforation can lead to secondary infection in the area. So I suggest...

Oral Surgery: Shifting teeth, wisdom teeth, overbite
wisdom teeth, overbite, shifting teeth: Samantha - I wish I could tell you that removing of the teeth will allow your teeth to spread out so you won t need braces. The problem is teeth will not drift back after the removal of the wisdom teeth. Throughout life teeth move forward and when the touch...

Oral Surgery: My Sinus communication is healing, yellow pus, medical insurance plan
yellow pus, medical insurance plan, molar tooth: Jim - There is no question here, the opening into the sinus needs to be closed immediately. If left the way it is you can develop a significant and debilitating infection of the sinus that can spread to the brain. I don t know how to get you coverage....

Oral Surgery: Sinusitus, dental problems, salivary glands, ent doctor
salivary glands, ent doctor, upper teeth: Ken - The most common medication utilized to decrease salivary flow are Robinul and antihistamines like Benedryl. Like any other medications, these can produce side effects like tiredness, stomach cramps and some dizziness. So it is important to take a...

Oral Surgery: Sleeping opened jaws, opening the mouth, nasal passage
opening the mouth, nasal passage, proper breathing: Najeeb - The most common reason some people sleep with their mouths open is to ensure proper air passage during breathing. Some people, especially when sleeping, have limited air flow in their nasal passage to allow proper breathing. If this is so, then...

Oral Surgery: Snaggle Tooth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, baby tooth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, baby tooth, upper teeth: Lisa - Sorry for delay - computer broke. What should be attempted in the situation you describe is to remove the baby tooth and pull the permanent tooth into position. To perform this, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon should remove the baby tooth, isolate...

Oral Surgery: Soft palate tumor?, swollen lymph node, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
swollen lymph node, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, soft palate: Alex - I am not quite sure if you are speaking of the normal bony growths on either side of the soft palate. These bumps almost come out like fingers and if touched can be tender. They are called pterygoid hamulus and are normal - larger in some that others....

Oral Surgery: Sore throat caused by infected wisdom tooth?, infected wisdom tooth, oral and maxillofacial surgery
infected wisdom tooth, oral and maxillofacial surgery, wisdom teeth: Alex - First of all, cancer is possible at any age, but it is quite unlikely that you, at age 22, have throat cancer. Infected wisdom teeth often produce throat inflammations and infection. That is why it is imperative to have the tooth removed. An infected...

Oral Surgery: Stiches broken?, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, gum tissue: Amy - Often when teeth are removed, not all the sockets need to be sutured. If an incision was necessary or the gum tissue was dislodged then sutures are necessary. So as long as you are not bleeding I would not worry about it. Just keep the areas clean...

Oral Surgery: Still numb, wisdom tooth, dry socket
wisdom tooth, dry socket, medicat: Nick - The jaw pain after eating chips is most likely due to spasms of the muscles that help us open and close our mouths. Wisdom teeth extractions often inflame these muscles and chewing accentuates the problem. A good solution may be a regimen of warm...

Oral Surgery: After Surgery Headache, pain in my temples, temple region
pain in my temples, temple region, question thanks: Dustin - From your description it is not a neurological problem, but a muscular one. The surgeon should be the one addressing the pain and helping you get rid of it. Muscle relaxers, plus the heat and possibly an oral appliance to relax the muscles is indicated....

Oral Surgery: Surgery for Micrognathism, open bite, and prognathism, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problems
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problems, open bite: Sherri-Unfortunately, what you are enduring is fairly common with insurance companies. I have found that if you can have both the oral and maxillofacial surgeon and your physician work together and come up with a medical reason necessitating that your daughter...

Oral Surgery: Swallen Lymph Node, swollen lymph node, scar tissue
swollen lymph node, scar tissue, tooth infection: Maria - Obviously you are not thrilled with the surgeon. I would suggest that you get a second opinion first from a different board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. After the second opinion you should then have better knowledge of what transpired...

Oral Surgery: Swollen Right Cheek Two weeks after Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water, natural drainage: Pascal - Of course without a direct exam it is a little difficult for me to come up with a diagnosis. You don t say if the area is sore or not. If the swelling is due to the way sutures were placed which prevent the natural drainage of trapped fluids, then...

Oral Surgery: scar tissue on gums, internal scar tissue, cortizone shots
internal scar tissue, cortizone shots, cheek implants: Donna - The cheek implants that were placed through the mouth can occasionally form scar tissue at the incision line. The area can definitely be revised and the scar reduced. Scar revision within the mouth is usually quite simple. The important thing in...

Oral Surgery: second surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgery
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgery, scar tissue: Alex - First of all, sorry about the gender mix up. As far as relapse, as long as the surgeon who will be doing surgery has planned the surgery well, the chances of relapse are small. Some surgeons operate on the fly and really do not plan the surgery....

Oral Surgery: severe swelling in jaw near extraction of lower left wisdom tooth, extraction of wisdom teeth, warm salt water
extraction of wisdom teeth, warm salt water, wisdom tooth: Natalie - During the first few hours after the extraction of wisdom teeth, the pain definitely increases as the body gets use to the wearing off of the novocaine. The abrupt change to no numbness and then taking the pain medication leaves most patients in...

Oral Surgery: sinus communication not healing, bone graft material, upper molar
bone graft material, upper molar, kathleen kathleen: Kathleen - You need to have this oral fistula (the opening into the sinus) closed as soon as possible. Waiting only increases the chance of developing a significant sinus infection. Type I diabetics, as I am sure you know, are more prone to infections, even...

Oral Surgery: sinus infection?, extraction of wisdom teeth, symptoms of a sinus infection
extraction of wisdom teeth, symptoms of a sinus infection, sinus cavity: Teresa - It does sound like the sinus symptoms you are describing might be related to the extraction of wisdom teeth. The upper wisdom teeth often have direct communication with the sinus and formation of an opening after the extraction is possible. ...

Oral Surgery: sinus opening, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, severe sinus infection
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, severe sinus infection, sinus infection: Marisa - I can t be sure, but the pain in the lower jaw, unless there is a problem actually there may be a situation called referred pain. That is not uncommon. Wow! With the cold this can take a little longer to heal. You should be taking antibiotics...

Oral Surgery: small gash left behind after mucocele surgery, vertical incision, warm salt water
vertical incision, warm salt water, horizontal forces: Andrew - Salt in a nonconcentrated solution or even contained within foods should not be a problem. In fact, during the healing phase of any oral incision, surgeons recommend warm salt water rinses to keep the area clean. The breakdown of the incision...

Oral Surgery: socket bone broken off and swallowed, bony fragment, stomach acids
bony fragment, stomach acids, gum tissue: Lindsay - From your description, most likely the bone was severed originally and left after the extraction. The bone was attached only to the soft tissue and not to the main bone itself. With time the soft tissue attachments will weaken due to a minimal...

Oral Surgery: socket heal from outside in?, warm salt water, open sockets
warm salt water, open sockets, wisdom teeth: Troy - It is not unusual for some sockets to close quite quickly while others take a while. As long as you are rinsing frequently with warm salt water rinses everything should be just fine. As far as the opening into the sinus, do not blow your nose during...

Oral Surgery: what should the socket look like?, warm salt water, gum tissue
warm salt water, gum tissue, bacterial attachment: Lori - Tissue tear is possible from extractions, but leaving tissue tags, and that is what I think you are describing, is not appropriate. Whoever did the surgery should have sutured the irregular soft tissue. Now that it is more than 24 hours since...

Oral Surgery: spit root, chronic infection, acute infection
chronic infection, acute infection, root canal: Mike - Often if a tooth is split it can produce a more chronic infection vs an acute infection that causes major swelling and pain. In a chronic infection, common to a root fracture, minor swelling can occur which, if touched, can produce some soreness. ...

Oral Surgery: still so much pain, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, fluid in the ear: James - Of course without a direct examination my perspective of what is going on is from your description of the pain. It sounds like you are having problems with the muscles that help open and close your mouth. These muscles often go into spasm after...

Oral Surgery: still swollen 4 weeks after surgery, caldwell luc, dissolvable stitches
caldwell luc, dissolvable stitches, warm salt water: Em - I really have a hard time deciding what is actually causing the pain. I don t know what the doctor suggested, but doing a daily regimen of warm salt water (teaspoon of salt in glass of warm water) rinses for 5 minute 4-5 times per day should reduce the...

Oral Surgery: stitches came out after 4 days, tooth cavity, warm salt water
tooth cavity, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Danielle - Don t worry. Sutures are occasionally rejected by the body if the dentist placed sutures in areas where they are placed too tight or in a muscular area. The important thing for you is too keep the area clean with warm salt water rinses. You...

Oral Surgery: swelling after tooth extration, warm salt water, laughing gas
warm salt water, laughing gas, advil: Mandy - Most likely the dentist struck a blood vessel and caused internal bleeding. Immediately!!!! - stop the ice to you face. Begin as soon as possible warm salt water (teaspoon of salt in glass of warm water) rinses for 5 minutes, 4-5 times per day....

Oral Surgery: swolen gum, periodontal ligament, xray findings
periodontal ligament, xray findings, gum problems: Bryony - It sounds more like you have a periodontal infection. The white material pushed out from the swelling most likely was bacterial accumulation and or early infection. You need to see a dentist soon to arrest the pocketing that allows for an accumulation...

Oral Surgery: Taking out Teeth, abe, dentist
abe, dentist, opposition: Abe - Throughout life our teeth constantly erupt. Opposing teeth wear down and the effect of constant eruption is minimally visible. When an opposing tooth is lost, the tooth on the opposite arch that strikes it will have no opposition and can continue to...

Oral Surgery: Teeth extraction and dentures, dental residency program, immediate dentures
dental residency program, immediate dentures, teeth extraction: Vicki - I don t know where you live, but if you wish to have those extractions, a denture and covered by Medicare, I really don t have a answer. Medicare does not pay for any dental treatment. My suggestion to get the work done and to have it done at...

Oral Surgery: THROAT CANCER, ear nose and throat doctor, ear nose and throat
ear nose and throat doctor, ear nose and throat, throat cancer: Brian - At age 22 and even though you have smoked a pack a day for the past 4 years (that is very bad for you and eventually can cause a problem) the chances of oral cancer are small but still possible. My suggestion is for you to make an appointment...

Oral Surgery: Think food's stuck but no pain...worry?, warm salt water, whitish mass
warm salt water, whitish mass, wisdom teeth: John - It sounds like your sockets are healing normally. Irrigation with warm salt water to keep it clean is the correct thing to do. Stick nothing into the socket to try to remove anything. Often the whitish mass you see is new cell growth over the blood...

Oral Surgery: Timing of removing Wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth, roots
wisdom teeth, roots: Richard - Removing wisdom teeth at 15 is okay, but waiting until no later than age 17 is okay. Waiting any longer makes the surgery a little more difficult as the bone gets denser. So you can wait, but no too long. Any more questions, feel free to contact...

Oral Surgery: TMJ/ear discomfort, gentle chiropractic treatments, ear inflammation
gentle chiropractic treatments, ear inflammation, ear discomfort: Nina - The thumping in your ear really could be from just about anything. It could be from the environment, it could be from a TMJ problem, it could be from an ear inflammation and it could be from the muscular manipulations that you are undergoing. ...

Oral Surgery: TMJ and Nerve damage after oral surgery, wisdom teeth extraction, removal of wisdom teeth
wisdom teeth extraction, removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water: Mile - The restriction of opening and the pain you are experiencing in the jaw, neck and temples is a fairly common postextraction sequelae that occurs after the removal of wisdom teeth. The muscles that help open and close your mouth go into spasm. This...

Oral Surgery: TMJ pain, birthcontrol pills, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
birthcontrol pills, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, painful headache: Christina - Botox is a no, no. It can cause problems that are worse than you are experiencing now. The cause of the pain needs to be addressed and defined. From what you describe, it sounds like the muscles that help open and close your mouth are in...

Oral Surgery: TMJ after Wisdom Teeth Removal, wisdom teeth removal, tmj symptoms
wisdom teeth removal, tmj symptoms, resistive exercises: Rachael - You are in a position of many patients who develop a muscular imbalance and are improperly treated. Chiropractors first of all, frequently accentuate the TMJ symptoms in their attempted treatments. I do not know where you live or the type of...

Oral Surgery: TMJ after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, constant headaches
wisdom tooth extraction, constant headaches, wisdom teeth: Chris - Your situation of chronic episodes of muscular spasms producing the headaches and jaw aches obviously was precipitated by the removal of the wisdom teeth. This is not an unusual situation, but the continuos symptoms is indicative of an underlying...

Oral Surgery: Toddlers, molar tooth, soft toothbrush
molar tooth, soft toothbrush, permanent teeth: Patricia, If in deed the teeth need extraction, taking them out is ok to do. Leaving them in, if decayed and infected, could cause damage to the child’s other permanent teeth Early loss of primary or baby incisors (front teeth) has little effect upon the...

Oral Surgery: Tongue Tied, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tongue tie
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tongue tie, wisdom tooth: Phil - I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and let me tell you that in no way should the tongue tie have been performed unless you knew in advance. If the stitches are perfectly in the midline then it was a tongue tie, if not, he probably...

Oral Surgery: Tongue, sinus drainage, sex with a new partner
sinus drainage, sex with a new partner, dry heaves: This is something that I believe you should see an oral surgeon about. If necessary get a biopsy of the area. This is the only sure way to see what it is and rule out cancer and other forms of pathology. When you go, make sure you tell them all details,...

Oral Surgery: Tooth #30 extraction, general anaesthesia, extraction problems
general anaesthesia, extraction problems, extraction time: Patrick - There really should be no difference in recovery or complications between the use of general or local anesthesia. Saying that, if the patient is uncooperative under local anesthesia then there is a greater potential for postoperative and even intraoperative...

Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction for my 3 yr old, old baby girl, local anesthetic
old baby girl, local anesthetic, gum line: Ankita - I m going to take each of your questions separately and try to give you answer. 1) Depending on the extent of decay and the difficulty of the extraction, anesthesia is often less difficult for the patient. Teeth that are very decayed (below the...

Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction for 6 year old, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, general anesthesia
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, general anesthesia, permanent tooth: Francis - Having been an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for 30 years I can tell you that I have performed extractions on children of 6 under general, without general and often with nitrous oxide and local. I guess it s up to the experience of the dentist...

Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction And Blood Clot, maggie maggie, what is a blood clot
maggie maggie, what is a blood clot, tooth extraction: Maggie - The blood clot that forms in the socket is quite variable as to its appearance. It can have a whitish surface, a dark brown surface or even red. The clot can fill the socket or it may only fill part of the socket. So, I really cannot tell you...

Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction & Implants, bottom teeth, dental implants
bottom teeth, dental implants, laughing gas: Teraesa - If you want the nitrous oxide, there is no reason the surgeon should not provide it for you. If he chooses not to and you want it, I suggest you see a different surgeon. What I said is true as long as you are healthy. I hate doctors who go against...

Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction Issue, sinus cavity, upper molar
sinus cavity, upper molar, sinus symptoms: Ryan - Sorry I did not answer that, but I got caught up in the sinus problem. From your description of the jagged areas under the gum, I would assume that there is an irregular edge to the bone. During the tooth removal, the surgeon may have removed a bit...

Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dry socket
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dry socket, extreme pain: Sara - I don t know what type of dentist you saw, but you need to see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. There may be a piece of bone or tooth there or you may have developed a condition called a dry socket. Either way, a board certified oral and maxillofacial...

Oral Surgery: Tooth extraction problem, numbness of the tongue, lingual nerve
numbness of the tongue, lingual nerve, wisdom teeth: Manolo - The lingual nerve, the nerve that provides sensation to the front 1/2 of the tongue runs on the inside of the lower jaw, but usually below the level of the wisdom tooth. If during the removal, the surgeon pulled too hard on the tissue the nerve...

Oral Surgery: Tooth extraction & subsequent gum swelling & loose neighboring teeth, bone graft, gum tissue
bone graft, gum tissue, permanent bridge: Brad - First of all, one month after the surgery, the implanted bone is not yet fused to the bone. That fusion and formation of bone takes months. It is, therefore, too early to determine about the bone. Occasionally, the bone graft can set up an inflammatory...

Oral Surgery: Tooth extration complications, warm salt water, food particles
warm salt water, food particles, wondering what color: Andre - I would suggest that the remnant of tooth remaining should be removed by a dentist. If you pull on it, a portion may still be attached to bone and then the fragment might fracture and be more difficult for a dentist to remove. So go and see a dentist...

Oral Surgery: Tooth pain to #14, wisdom tooth, apico
wisdom tooth, apico, x rays: Gary - The recently erupted wisdom tooth can definitely attract and hold bacteria from saliva. This will produce the bad taste and odor. Unless the problem has spread dramatically (you would have some significant swelling) the periodontal problems with...

Oral Surgery: Tooth removed and now gum is black and smells, oral bacteria, root cannel
oral bacteria, root cannel, dry socket: Lee - You don t say if you are having any pain after the extraction. If you are, then you are experiencing a situation called a dry socket where the bone in the socket is inflamed. This situation needs to have immediate cleaning of the socket with irrigation...

Oral Surgery: Tori - should i get them removed?, mandibular tori, oral surgeon
mandibular tori, oral surgeon, lower jaw: Jo - Mandibular tori which grow on the inside of the lower jaw do not always need to be removed. If they are continually becoming inflamed or if you find they become scraped regularly when eating then removal is a good choice. If, however, you are really...

Oral Surgery: Torus / exposed bone following molar extraction, molar extraction, warm salt water
molar extraction, warm salt water, bone spur: PJ-In time, if the sharp bone spur was left, you would probably develop a chronic irritation and possibly an infection in the region. If the doctor, smoothed off the area around the torus while removing it the whole area should heal well. The important thing...

Oral Surgery: tauri, minor trauma, tauri
minor trauma, tauri, bone growth: Nancy - The cause of tori is relatively unknown other than genetics. The only time any bone growth, similar to a tori occurs, is from minor trauma where there is a little bleeding under the soft tissue. In this situation the body occasionally converts the...

Oral Surgery: teeth extraction, bone fragments, gum line
bone fragments, gum line, teeth extraction: Jacky - General dentists are not fully trained in the intricacies of difficult root tip extractions. I am not saying that he will have problems, but with a surgeon the chances are very small. So go ahead see a surgeon and have a more satisfying procedure...

Oral Surgery: teeth extraction and sensitivity to local anesthesia, cost of dentures, teeth extraction
cost of dentures, teeth extraction, broken teeth: Sherry - You don t say what the initial reaction was to the injection in her mouth 25+ years ago, but it might not have been the local anesthetic itself, but one of the other ingredients contained within. This could have epinephrine (many patients have reaction...

Oral Surgery: teeth removal/impacted tooth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, permanent teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, permanent teeth, baby teeth: Taylor - The use of laughing gas and the injections of novocaine can definitely make the experience much more comfortable. IV will make you totally unaware, but nitrous will dull your senses and allow the surgery with a minimum of discomfort. If you are...

Oral Surgery: two front teeth, two front teeth, oral surgeon
two front teeth, oral surgeon, orthodontist: Debbie - Sorry for the delay in getting back to you --a little sick. I personally think at age 9, the teeth should be at least exposed. If on xray the entire root has formed then the tooth has lost its eruption stimulus and should be brought down into...

Oral Surgery: Is the temporary loss of eyesight during a dental procedure normal?, nerve fibers, incorrect position
nerve fibers, incorrect position, electric shock: Fiona - I have never seen nor heard of this situation in a traditional dental injection. If, however, the dentist who injected you had the needle deep and into an incorrect position, there are definitely nerve fibers that could induce the problem. As...

Oral Surgery: tmj -locked jaw, aggressive surgical approach, locked jaw
aggressive surgical approach, locked jaw, internal mechanisms: Janet - If the physical therapy has relaxed the muscles and the condition continues even after arthrocentesis and an arthroscopy, there is a good chance that the internal mechanisms in the joint are not working correctly. If this is the situation, a more...

Oral Surgery: tooth #12 extraction, warm salt water, dry socket
warm salt water, dry socket, periodontist: Gail - It is fairly uncommon for the extraction of tooth #12 to produce much pain. I wonder how much trauma the periodontist contributed in the extraction. Four days after surgery the pain should be resolving. It is possible that you might be developing...

Oral Surgery: tooth #14, cause gum disease, partial denture
cause gum disease, partial denture, healthy gums: Rosemary - It is important to replace the tooth either by a partial denture or a bridge. Leaving the space will cause a partial collapse of your bite which can promote other problems. As far as preventing gum disease in the future, your dentist should...

Oral Surgery: tooth 14, root canal work, molar teeth
root canal work, molar teeth, partial denture: Bill - The main problem with the loss of teeth, is that there occurs a change in the overall occlusion. During life, our teeth continue to erupt. If an opposing tooth is lost, the tooth that meets it on the opposite jaw will erupt. This can throw off the...

Oral Surgery: tooth extracted, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, baby molars
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, baby molars, orthodontic appliances: Chelsea - At 16, the chances that your tooth is completely fused to the bone is rather small. Yes, because the tooth s root has already formed it may have lost the natural tendency to erupt. This, however, does not mean that if the tooth is exposed, it will...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, local anesthetic, bronchial tubes
local anesthetic, bronchial tubes, wisdom tooth: Judy - The act of snoring occurs with a alteration of the throat angle affecting the tissues there, partially blocking the opening into the bronchial tubes and lungs and allowing air breathed in an out to cause a rippling of the tissues (the snore). Under...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, tooth extraction: Gill - The need for post-extraction antibiotics is based on what is found during the extraction. If there is excessive inflammatory or infected tissue, it is important to take an antibiotic to ward off postoperative infection. The region of wisdom teeth...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, warm salt water, brushing your teeth
warm salt water, brushing your teeth, mouthrinse: Lynnette - It is not normal for the bad breathe after a couple of days. If the odor is there even after rinsing with warm salt water it may mean that there is a possibility of trapped food or just inflammation. My suggestion to you, in addition to your...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, warm salt water, oral surgeon
warm salt water, oral surgeon, tooth extraction: Barb - First of all, start warm salt water rinses a few times a day. Often, warm salt water rinses can force the chip of tooth, if that is actually what it is, to work its way out. You should also get an exam of the area if it just remains after a few days...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction during pregnancy, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dental abscess
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dental abscess, local anesthetic: Charina - During the second trimester it is safe for you to undergo an extraction of a tooth under local anesthesia. In your situation I suggest that it is best if you see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to increase the chance of a safe procedure for you...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction and growing bone for implant, bacterial content, open socket
bacterial content, open socket, tooth extraction: Nancy - An open socket after an extraction is okay, but it might take a little longer for the bone to fully grow into the socket to allow insertion of an implant. I would think that a belt and suspender approach to increase the chance of success would allow...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction/nerve pain, pain sensation, pain after a root canal
pain sensation, pain after a root canal, nerve pain: Lindsay - That is completely false that you have nerve irritation. Most likely, the endodontist either overfilled the tooth with root canal filling material, pushed either bacteria past the tooth into the bone or pushed the caustic medication used in root...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction w/subsequent infection & enlarged lymph node, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, fibrous scar tissue
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, fibrous scar tissue, bone graft: Brad - Who can really say what the continued nodal swelling is from. Most likely it is due to some internal inflammatory process in the surgical site, but who really knows. I would not be surprised if the new surgeon decides that an exploration of the...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, local anesthetic, general anesthesia
local anesthetic, general anesthesia, tooth extraction: Chelle - Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your child. If the surgeon is talented, the local anesthetic he uses should render you totally numb and not able to feel pain. Saying that, you will feel pressure and you will hear any sounds that may be...

Oral Surgery: tooth extractions, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, eric dierks: Marci - You are quite lucky, because the Portland area has an abundance of board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons. I will give you a few names. I am sure everything will be just fine. Dr Eric Dierks Dr. Jay Malmquist Dr. Daniel Rawley Dr....

Oral Surgery: tooth gap, frenum, dental coverage
frenum, dental coverage, gap: Brian - Once the frenum is cut out there is always a variable amount of time until the space closes. It can happen quickly or may take a year or more. Occasionally some assisting is necessary, by an elatic or other appliance to close the gap. The cost...

Oral Surgery: tooth protruding through gum, chlorine bleach, wisdom teeth
chlorine bleach, wisdom teeth, home remedy: Kristin - I don t know what the dentist you saw thinks, but why would he recommend a poisonous approach. Using chlorine bleach should not be done. The effects over the 7-10 period could be significant and alter your entire body s chemistry. The piece...

Oral Surgery: tooth pulled, denist, small pieces
denist, small pieces, dentist: Denise - No!!!! Absolutely not - in fact, the pieces of tooth remaining should all be removed. It is not unusual for retained pieces to become infected at any time and present problems in the future. So get your husband into a dentist or surgeon who knows...

Oral Surgery: tooth removed over 1 year ago, permanent bridge, bridge press
permanent bridge, bridge press, pontic: Anthony - There are definitely alternatives, but the major treatment would be to reduce the inflammation below the pontic. With inflammation there is swelling and bleeding and this does not really allow even a perfectly constructed pontic to sit properly....

Oral Surgery: tooth socket blood socket, surface skin cells, food debris
surface skin cells, food debris, whitish area: Karen - What you see and are experiencing is completely normal. The whitish area is just the surface skin cells dying off. From the stretching of the tissue during the extraction, the body causes these cells to be rejected and eventually float away and the...

Oral Surgery: tooth splinters, warm salt water, tina tina
warm salt water, tina tina, antibotic: Tina - How long has it been since the surgeon exposed the area and cleaned it out? I ask that since it is not wise to piggy back two surgeries like that soon. In addition, I hope the surgeon advised you to begin warm salt water rinses 4-5 times a day for...

Oral Surgery: tori, gingival sulcus, lower jaw
gingival sulcus, lower jaw, dentition: Rebeca - The incision to remove a mandibular tori is made via a rippled incision along the gingival sulcus of the teeth above the tori and mesially and distally. The extension of the incision is made to a point where simple access via retraction of the tissue...

Oral Surgery: tori removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, office anesthesia
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, office anesthesia, oral and maxillofacial: Diana - In office anesthesia can make a procedure that can be uncomfortable very comfortable. The removal of tori on the mandible, once completely numb from novocaine, will not produce pain with removal, but the pressure applied and the sounds associated...

Oral Surgery: tori, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, regimin: Paco - The following are board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Fort Lauderdale. Steven Kaltman 954-262-7332 He is at Nova Southeatern Univ. Dental School Michael Matouk - 954-566-0300 David Rubin - 954-356-9956 I wish you well....

Oral Surgery: total impacted wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Donald - As you probably know, being a type I diabetic, healing of any inflamed or infected areas in diabetics can take a long time. The major problem is that during that prolonged healing period infection can start up or the inflammation still there can...

Oral Surgery: tumor removed from gum, lymphatic tissue, fatty tumor
lymphatic tissue, fatty tumor, gum tissue: Jerry - First of all, the suspected tumor was most likely a lipoma ( a fatty tumor). I have not directly seen a lymph node either in the gum tissue, but it is possible. Lymph tissue exists throughout our bodies and does not only lie in large accumulated...

Oral Surgery: tumor surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cystic lesion
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cystic lesion, exact diagnosis: Jessica - It is impossible to give you an exact diagnosis without an examination. The fact that you are in pain is actually a good sign since cancer rarely produces that type of pain. You probably have a cystic lesion that is now secondarily infected...

Oral Surgery: type of oral surgery?, sara sara, getting braces
sara sara, getting braces, orthodonist: Sara - There really is not a distinct name for the surgical procedure other than surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion. Just so you know this is a fairly benign surgery with minimal postoperative problems and only a relatively minor amount of discomfort...

Oral Surgery: Ugly suture after mucous cyst biopsy, warm salt water, minor surgery
warm salt water, minor surgery, suturing: J - Normal, probably not, but it should heal as long as you keep it clean. Most likely a small scar will form there and with time it will completely flatten out. The suturing of incisions in the lower lip are prone to having the sutures work their way...

Oral Surgery: Upper Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, wisdom tooth: Mark - From your description, I agree that the black substance you describe is a clot. There are many pathologic reasons that any tooth socket, after an extraction, continues to minimally bleed for quite a while. This minimal bleeding causes the expansion...

Oral Surgery: Urgent Apico Question - surgery tomorrow!, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, general anesthesia
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, general anesthesia, apicoectomy: Tina - Apicoectomies, in general, do not require a significant amount force and do not produce any surgical pain as long as the patient is numb. The most important factor necessitating general anesthesia in some patients is full cooperation and prevention...

Oral Surgery: Use of gold foil to close an oral-antral communication, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar, sinus infections: Fred - I hate to contradict what a fellow oral and maxillofacial surgeon says, but if water or other liquids are still gaining access to the sinus from the surgical site, even with the gold foil, then that means that the chance of full healing is not good....

Oral Surgery: upcoming tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar, anxiety level: Donna - Upper molars often have direct communication or are close to having the tips of the roots of the teeth having communication with the sinus. Careful extractions can still occasionally produce a pinhole into the sinus from the extraction socket. Seeing...

Oral Surgery: upper right molar, sleeping dogs, apicoectomy
sleeping dogs, apicoectomy, time approaches: Jack - Sleeping dogs in this situation lie around for a while then they bark and bite. You need to have the tooth removed or an apicoectomy to seal the end of the root canal to salvage the tooth. Most likely the inflammation at the end of the root, which...

Oral Surgery: use of bovine bone in bone grafts, bone grafts, dental implant
bone grafts, dental implant, different materials: Maurice - There are many different materials used in grafting for an implant. Bovine is one of them. My favorite grafting material is actually bone removed from the patient and transplanted to the grafting site. So yes bovine is a grafting material...

Oral Surgery: vision changes, oral maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
oral maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, yellow pages phone book: Rick, I think it is best, especially with the swelling on the side on the side of your face up to your eye, you see a specialist rather than contacting your dentist to help you. My suggestion is that you contact your dentist s office asking for a referral...

Oral Surgery: Waterpik after wisdom teeth/lodged food, wisdom tooth extraction, food debris
wisdom tooth extraction, food debris, wisdom teeth: Anne- A Waterpik should not be used for about 10 - 14 days after an extraction. The safest way to remove food debris is with a vigorous rinsing and swishing of the area. Early on after the extraction, a Waterpik can actually force fluids into the healing...

Oral Surgery: White "ball" on cavity, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, grain of rice: Char - What you describe the size of a grain of rice could be almost anything. The area may be a small area of dead soft tissue, a piece of the tooth or a small piece of bone. I suggest that you rinse with warm salt water a few times a day. If the...

Oral Surgery: White looking gum tissue around wisdom tooth extraction site?, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water, gum tissue: Michael - The white appearance of the skin is not abnormal at all. In extraction areas the surface gum tissue begins to shed the top cells and this produces the white appearance. This is why it is important to do warm salt water rinses a few times a day...

Oral Surgery: "Widened" Gums, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum tissue
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum tissue, surgical extraction: Paul - Often in the normal extraction of teeth, the bone surrounding the tooth and the gingival tissue overlying the bone looks like it bulges out. This is a situation that should usually not be left to heal this way. The anatomy of the area becomes somewhat...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, point don: Jessica - At this point don t worry about the tissue tag you can move with your tongue. Often with time and as the sockets heal the tags shrink and the contours return to smoothness. If not and the tag remains after a month or two a simple snip could easily...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Elisa - You need the area directly examined. I don t know if a general dentist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon removed the tooth, but you need to see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to evaluate you. Do not put this off. I m not saying anything is...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth, mandibular nerve, widom teeth
mandibular nerve, widom teeth, nerve repair: Alex - I really don t know what the surgeon meant by having to remove some tissue from the area. Most likely the numbness you feel on your lower lip and chin is due to injury of the mandibular nerve itself. That nerve runs underneath the roots of the lower...