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Oral Surgery: Dentist or Neurologist
Lynn, thank you for your question. I think there is enough evidence to support that there is an issue with the tooth. I would suggest seeing a board certified oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. They will be able to diagnose the difference between a wisdom tooth...

Oral Surgery: infection/bone graft
Diane - Yours is a very good question. This situation is often ignored by dentists whose major goal is not the health of the tooth and the patient. but to both get the situation over with and to make some money. I know that sounds rather weird, but it is...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Surgery At 38 Year Old
Melania - doing double jaw surgery is a procedure, if appropriate to correct certain skeletal situations and if done by a skilled and experienced board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and is planned correctly, can produce a significant change. That...

Oral Surgery: Jaw surgery without real teeth?
Fion- first of all, the surgery is not any more riskier if it is planned correctly, just like any surgery. The surgeon just needs to be prepared for the differences. The procedure is not simpler. Yes the pre-surgical orthodontics is consuming, but the...

Oral Surgery: Lower Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Bob - The following doctors are highly skilled and associated with oral and maxillofacial surgical residency programs. They are skilled and have a history of surgical knowledge. 1) Dr. Pushkar Mehra - (617) 414-4816 2) Dr. Maria Troulis - (617) 726-8222...

Oral Surgery: Possible dry socket developing after wisdom teeth extraction?
Joe, Thank you for your question. Dry sockets usually start to develop at around 36 to 48 hours. Discomfort or pressure 15 hours after surgery is totally normal. Just follow your surgeons recommendations. You will feel many different things during the healing....

Oral Surgery: post root canal pressure and swelling
Vikki - Especially since you sustained trauma producing the death of the nerve within the tooth, necessitating root canal treatment, the dentist made a mistake cementing that crown early. The root canal should have been done and the crowns should not have...

Oral Surgery: Radiolucency on dental x-ray
Cara- You did a good job including that xray. There is definitely an area at the end of the root, but I cannot be sure what it is. The surgeon s 3D might help, but it is difficult for me to tell you if anything needs to be done. I know, if I did not have...

Oral Surgery: Splint
Jessica-unfortunately, infiltration will not fully numb bone. Yes the surface might be affected, but the medullary bone, below the dense surface, will not be numb. The torus is not just superficial. The removal penetrates the medullary bone and the sensations...

Oral Surgery: ?? about sub periosteal abscess
Julie - Having been an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for over 30 years, this is the first time that I have heard of not using warm salt water for this type of a situation. The combination of salt and water draws the infected fluids out from the abscess....

Oral Surgery: treatment for root canal cavities on tooth extractions
Elizabeth - bone graft placement is not always necessary after extractions. If there is not excessive bone loss from chronic infections or periodontal disease, the implants can be placed when the doctor is sure that all signs of inflammation are not present....

Oral Surgery: apico
Dianne - First of all, just like regular fillings in a tooth for decay, the fillings that the dentist placed at the end of the cut root and into the nerve canal to seal it can eventually leak. This is not completely common, but it does occasionally happen...

Oral Surgery: Extraction pain
Valerie-I can t be completely sure without examining you, but the combination of pain, bad taste and sensitivity with rinsing usually indicates that you are developing or have developed a dry socket. It is important to get back to the doctor, or if he is...

Oral Surgery: Floor of Mouth
Carey, The MRI may or may not pick up stones. Depends on the stage of the stone development. Again, it is a possibility not necessarily what you have. It also could be a slight infection in Wharton s duct that is causing the inflammation. Hydration, antibiotics...

Oral Surgery: Floor of mouth
It may be possible that you have a salivary gland stone which could feel the way you describe. Please see a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area to determine the exact diagnosis and treatment. It is nearly impossible for me to give you...

Oral Surgery: Mesiodens surgery
Julie- if the doctor was a skilled board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon he should have known the position of the residents. If he wasn t completely sure he should have known not to proceed with the surgery. So again, if he wasn t sure, he should...

Oral Surgery: in the middle of tooth implant
Jill -I fully understand your questions and apprehensions about what has occurred and what the future might be. Jumping into the potential episodes of your treatment, depending on what transpires after the treatments that already have been performed, is a...

Oral Surgery: Numb Tongue/Lingual Nerve
Laura - The development of the tingling is a good sign that shows that the nerve was not completely cut. It does not mean that there was extensive trauma to the nerve, but being that it is only one week after the surgery, do not rush into any conclusions....

Oral Surgery: Post Extraction Questions...
Dear Amber, Most likely you will be fine and do well. The foam was placed probably because you were bleeding too much during extraction. But this has to be confirmed with your surgeon. It is fine to rinse gently with salt water. I would avoid mouth wash...

Oral Surgery: sub periosteal abscess part 2
Julie - I wish I could give you a more specific answer as to why your daughter has had a recurrence of the infection. The most common cause is debris remaining after the initial I&D. I hope this treatment works, but my recommendation is the same as I initially...

Oral Surgery: Sarpe problem, SARPE
SARPE: Dear Savio, In my opinion, the problem is not the screw or the device. I think there is a possibility that the during the surgery the non expanding side was not cut and separated properly. In these situations, the surgery on that side should be re-performed....

Oral Surgery: SCAR TISSUE AFTER REVERSE GENIOPLASTY, Chin
Chin : Hi Doug, Sorry for your experience. I think at this point, it is best to bring the chin forward as you said about 5 mm. The surgeon can hopefully open up the scar tissue and reposition the muscle maybe to relieve the pressure. Of course it is best to evaluate...

Oral Surgery: Supplements help for lingual nerve damage
April - I am not a pharmacological expert, but since I had nerve damage myself about 8 years ago, I am somewhat experienced with the use of Vitamin B 12. I have found that it quieted the numbness and burning sensation I felt after my injury. I also take...

Oral Surgery: TMJ and face and head tingling after lingual nerve damage from wisdom tooth surgery
April - It is a little difficult to tell you if your symptoms, besides the tongue situation, is a TMJ related problem. It is possible, I have seen this before, that with the tongue problem, the jaw function is altered, not due to damage, but in response...

Oral Surgery: Bone spurs?
Joe - Of course, without visualizing these bone spurs coming out of the tissue on the tongue side of the lower jaw, I cannot be completely sure what I might do. Without examining you I cannot tell if the bone spurs are still attached to the jaw bone or are...

Oral Surgery: damage to salivary glands
Joshua - Not seeing an xray of the area or examining you now I cannot be sure, but since oil of clove relieves some of the pain, it usually indicates that you are now suffering from inflammation of the bone. It might be a dry socket or a more significant...

Oral Surgery: never ending third molar extraction complications
Julie - I am a little concerned with her surgeon s apparent lack of concern for a continuation of, what I think you are indicating, as a fistula (a site of drainage from infection). If that fistula still exists after the length of time she has endured, then...

Oral Surgery: extractions & alveoplasty,pain meds
Brenda, The best advice I can give you under these circumstances is to find a dental school near you and they will most likely discount the fee s and be able to treat you appropriately. I am sure you will be able to find one near you. I hope that helps...

Oral Surgery: Herbst device and Orthodontics treatment
Jackie - you are completely correct to make sure that whatever choice you do make is correct for your son. My suggestion is for you to see a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon for a second opinion. You are fortunate to be living in Oregon. There...

Oral Surgery: Jawbone spurs?, Wisdom teeth, bone spur
Wisdom teeth, bone spur, saxe: Occasionally when wisdom teeth are removed one can experience small pieces of bone working there way out of the gum tissue. This is a result of recent extraction or it may happen several years later. This is usually the result of a normal occurance when the...

Oral Surgery: Lower left dry socket, lump, and numbness
Kate- let me tell you that I am a little uncomfortable with the technique of your surgeon giving you medication to place in the sockets and not examining you in between. I am not sure what medication was used, but besides, the surgeon should have examined...

Oral Surgery: scar band
Bonnie - from Gettysburg, you have two choices. One would be to drive to Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania or south on Rte 15 to Rte 70 to go to Baltimore. In Philadephia, the Univ of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine - (215)662-6176...

Oral Surgery: 24 and have 2 molar baby teeth, adult teeth, permanent teeth
adult teeth, permanent teeth, canine teeth: Stacey - The dentist who spoke with you is all wrong. The permanent teeth will no longer fully erupt on their own at age 24. You will need the baby teeth removed and the permanent stimulated by wiggling them to hopefully allow them to erupt. If they don...

Oral Surgery: 2nd Jaw Surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthognathic surgery
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthognathic surgery, westlake ca: Matthew - First of all, getting the correct insurance is a tough question. In this day and age, the insurance companies are quite difficult to predict. They fight against procedures that only a few years ago were deemed as necessary. So who do I recommend?...

Oral Surgery: 2nd Oral Surgery of lower jaw, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, growth plates: Rita - First of all, I want you to know that whomever does the surgery now or in the near future needs to take xrays of your son s long bones (legs and arms) to check your son s growth plates. When the growth plates have fully turned to bone your son s growth...

Oral Surgery: 3 weeks S/P lower molar extraction, molar extraction, plastic syringe
molar extraction, plastic syringe, food debris: Laura - Three weeks after an extraction is a time when healing should be progressing to reform bone in the socket. As such, you do not need to worry about developing a dry socket now. The accumulation of food debris and the growth of bacteria in the...

Oral Surgery: 3rd molar extraction healing, molar extraction, warm salt water
molar extraction, warm salt water, tough ridge: Ashley - When there is a little swelling during the healing area and you are biting down, the biting can accentuate the swelling. It is important to do as much warm salt water rinsing as possible. The warm salt water rinsing helps to pull out excess fluids...

Oral Surgery: 6-19-07, sinusotomy, antrostomy
sinusotomy, antrostomy, wisdom tooth: Earl - I don t know what was done by the surgeons, but when the opening into the sinus was closed ( if it really was) the surgeon needed to perform a sinusotomy and maybe a nasal antrostomy. These two procedures done concurrently with the closure of the...

Oral Surgery: #7 adult molar extraction 11 year old, molar extraction, wisdom teeth
molar extraction, wisdom teeth, tooth position: Lisa - In my years of practice I have only seen one or two situations where 2nd molars were extracted and had to do with excessively poor position of those teeth. I am not quite sure I fully understand with the orthodontist s feeling that the top teeth and...

Oral Surgery: Absessed gum, wisdom tooth, periodontist
wisdom tooth, periodontist, dental procedure: Jacki - The major thing I question is why any dentist would only prescribe an antibiotic for infection for 2 days. That is so wrong and can only increase the chance for the bacteria in your mouth to become resistant to penicillin. Secondly, if you had...

Oral Surgery: Additional question, wisdom tooth, tooth socket
wisdom tooth, tooth socket, panorex: Shirley - The swelling that is sore could be a hematoma. That is a collection of blood from the surgery that forms a pocket filled with blood. This swelling can develop quite a bit of inflammation and can be sore. It may not be a bad idea to drain this...

Oral Surgery: Alveolopathy needed, alveoplasty, surgeon fees
alveoplasty, surgeon fees, alveoloplasty: Linda - The variability of the difficulty and proper treatment of any alveoplasty varies greatly. I can only give you an approximate financial range due to the significant differences in treatment that could be faced by the surgeon. Fees would range from...

Oral Surgery: Alveoloplasty, alveoplasty, bone anatomy
alveoplasty, bone anatomy, tissue work: Linda - The gingivoplasty that was done along with the alveoplasty I assume is to tighten the soft tissue against the trimmed bone. If the soft tissue is not sutured tightly, blood will pool under the tissue and can distort the new bone anatomy. Alveoplasty...

Oral Surgery: Apico Needed, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, front teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, front teeth, peroxyl: Laurie - Because the infection is located at the ends of the roots of the teeth which had root canal, it is important to get the apicoectomies done as soon as possible. The infection is eating away at the bone at the end of the roots and can spread to more...

Oral Surgery: Apicoectomy surgery, nerve inflammation, nerve fibers
nerve inflammation, nerve fibers, upper molar: Christine - From your description of what you experienced 10 days after the surgery, there is only two reasons that I can think of that may have caused this problem. First, and not totally uncommon on upper jaw surgeries, the apicoectomy may have caused...

Oral Surgery: Apioectomy, upper molar, molar tooth
upper molar, molar tooth, gum line: Rich - First of all let me say that replacing a molar with a mini implant is absolutely incorrect and just setting you up for failure. My second concern is the tooth itself. If the endodontist attempted an apicoectomy on an upper molar tooth, the surgery...

Oral Surgery: Arachnoid_cyst, surface region, 22 years
surface region, 22 years, spinal cord: Tammy - You don t say where they found the cyst, but in general they are cerebrospinal fluid filled sacs that form in the surface region of the brain or spinal cord. I am not a neurosurgical specialist and as such I hate to give you an opinion, but in...

Oral Surgery: abcess, warm salt water, absess
warm salt water, absess, abbess: Stephanie - Look, the chances of dying from it are not high, but I have seen patients during my many years of surgery practice who, when infections were left untreated, have suffered severe problems of the brain. It is not worth waiting. I cannot tell you,...

Oral Surgery: abnormal swelling, swollen gum, warm salt water
swollen gum, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Mike - A reoccurrence of swelling nine days after the extraction, especially combined with pain, may be a sign of an underlying infection. This can occur if blood was trapped in the healing area and bacteria has been growing. If you have stopped, restart...

Oral Surgery: allograft safety, bone resorption, immune diseases
bone resorption, immune diseases, autograft: Karen - There is a difference of opinion related to the use of an allograft in a location where there is existing infection. I personally do not like to use a material like this that may serve as a site for bacteria to hibernate. If an autograft is anticipated...

Oral Surgery: antibiotics after oral surgery??, local anesthetics, oral surgeon
local anesthetics, oral surgeon, molars: Lisa - I agree that you should stay away from ice in that area. Ice will slow the healing and allow retention of inflamed fluids in the area for a longer period of time. The best thing you should do is warm salt water rinses to accentuate the drainage and...

Oral Surgery: antibiotics, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, antibiotics: Joanne - Must is not always true, but if there is even the slightest inflammation in the area then antibiotics can significantly prevent an infection in an area that can produce bad infections. So have the oral and maxillofacial surgeon evaluate the surgical...

Oral Surgery: apical cyst in right mandibular jaw, cindy cindy, mandibular nerve
cindy cindy, mandibular nerve, cystic lesion: Cindy - When a cystic lesion at the end of the root of a tooth encroaches on the mandibular nerve, there is a possibility the reoccurrence of the numbness may be due to small cystic cells which may have remained and are now forming a new lesion and putting...

Oral Surgery: apico, incision and drainage, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
incision and drainage, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, time jody: Jody - An apicoectomy can be a very simple procedure if the tooth being done is a front tooth or a more complicated procedure if it is being done on a molar. An apicoectomy involves making a small incision in the gum above or below the tooth (depending...

Oral Surgery: apicoectomy, root canal treatment, endodontist
root canal treatment, endodontist, apico: Barbara - If there is a fracture, whether vertical or horizontal, it is often difficult to discover unless an incision is made, a window of bone made and the fracture uncovered. Well, that incision is the same as would be made to perform an apicoectomy....

Oral Surgery: apicoectomy query, elbow grease, pain thanks
elbow grease, pain thanks, front teeth: Judy - Of course not being at surgery it is a little difficult for me to state if the surgical incision was a little excessive. What I can tell you is that the normal incision should be either an inverted C shaped incision to expose the end of the root or...

Oral Surgery: apicoectomy, root canal treatment, gum line
root canal treatment, gum line, simple signs: Jewel - Of course without an examination or xray of the area I can only go on what you describe. I m not sure about the thing that formed in your gum line. If you could tell me what you describe as gum line, Is it the part that touches the tooth or above...

Oral Surgery: apiectomy, sinus cavity, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
sinus cavity, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar: David - From your description of your infections and pain, it does sound like the root canal tooth is infected and causing the problem into the sinus. If the infection has been there for a period of time, the infection can eat its way through bone to a point...

Oral Surgery: apioectomy or implants, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, apioectomy
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, apioectomy, apicoectomy: Lori - I am an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who puts hundreds of implants into the jaws each year. I am also a surgeon who believes that if you can save your own tooth then that is better. The problem with the infected tooth that is draining, is that...

Oral Surgery: apioectomy and root canal, root canal treatment, mandibular nerve
root canal treatment, mandibular nerve, apioectomy: Kristen - Calcification of the canal within a tooth is not totally uncommon when there is a history of chronic inflammation to the nerve within the tooth. When this occurs, as I am sure you are now aware, the endodontist is unable to remove all of the inflamed...

Oral Surgery: What is $ approximate fees for cyst removal, bone graft, approximate fees
bone graft, approximate fees, pallet: Linda - Without seeming like I am avoiding an answer, it is a little difficult for me to actually comment about the fee. What I can say is - wow. If you had a cyst and it alone was just removed and nothing else was done like cleaning the sinus or a bone...

Oral Surgery: BABY TEETH EXTRACTIONS, tongue function, speech impediment
tongue function, speech impediment, pediatric dentist: Nichole - After removal of the teeth your son may develop a slight speech impediment that should fully resolve when the permanent teeth erupt. An alternative after the extractions is for the pedodontist to fabricate a bridge to replace the teeth. This will...

Oral Surgery: Baby molar, pediatric dentist, inflammations
pediatric dentist, inflammations, molar: Muriel - First of all, the eruption of any one tooth can go through many different minor inflammations during the eruption. These can show up as the swelling, but in most instances it is nothing to worry about. Of course, the tooth may not be erupting straight...

Oral Surgery: Baby tooth, baby tooth, eye tooth
baby tooth, eye tooth, latley: Jennifer - I m not sure from your description if the permanent eye tooth is sitting above the baby tooth and cannot be seen or can it s crown also be seen. Depending on which is the situation a couple of different solutions are possible. So please get...

Oral Surgery: Bad Breath after oral surgery, ear nose and throat doctor, removal of wisdom teeth
ear nose and throat doctor, removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Jane - Bad breath can be a result of surgery in the mouth if in the healing process there developed a pocket between the last tooth still present and the spot where the tooth was. Bacteria, present in everyone s mouth in saliva, can congregate there along...

Oral Surgery: Biopsy - common practice to cut small nerves?, inferior alveolar nerve, nerve tissue
inferior alveolar nerve, nerve tissue, nerve bundle: Nicole- I fully understand both the lack of pain that would be attained via a neurectomy and the long term annoyance that permanent numbness would cause. I worry that the long term repercussions with the numbness of neurectomy can be just as devastating as...

Oral Surgery: Blood Clot, warm salt water, minimal pain
warm salt water, minimal pain, blood clot: Aly - What you are describing is not a bad situation. The blood clot allows for a rapid ingrowth of bone and rapid healing. So seeing the black clot is actually not bad at all. Some people lose their clots and everything heals, but a little slower. The...

Oral Surgery: Blood clot - when should it fall out?, dry sockets, lots of bubbles
dry sockets, lots of bubbles, dry socket: Lindy - First of all, do not worry. If you are not having pain 8 days after the extraction, you will not get a dry socket. Dry sockets all occur and produce pain early on in the healing. Blood clots do not always fall out. Some do and others don t ....

Oral Surgery: Blood clot after removing wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth, tea bag
wisdom teeth, tea bag, blood clot: Sarah - When a blood clot forms that extends out beyond the socket where the tooth was, it should be removed. The dentist should remove the excess and if any small amount of bleeding occurs, just biting on a moist tea bag will stop the bleeding. So contact...

Oral Surgery: Blood clots and dry socket, warm salt water, dry socket
warm salt water, dry socket, wisdom tooth: Betty - Don t worry. Just dislodging the blood clot does not cause a dry socket. Direct trauma to the bone of the socket during surgery is what causes a lack of a clot and a dry socket. So keep the area clean with warm salt water rinses and don t worry....

Oral Surgery: Board Certified Oral Surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial, health care professional: Servin - The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is located in Chicago, Illinois. If you contact them and ask for names of surgeons who are board certified in the area you are looking they should be able to give you a list of names. If you...

Oral Surgery: Bone Chips from Jaw, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, occasional cigar
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, occasional cigar, bone fragments: Scot, If you had already had bone fragments prior to this time, this is very unusual. Do you have any bone that is constantly exposed? I suggest you go to another oral and maxillofacial surgeon and get another opinion. Without seeing xrays of the jaw or...

Oral Surgery: Bone chips after wisdom tooth abstraction, bone chips, wisdom teeth
bone chips, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Ryan - Osteomyelitis rarely occurs, but when it does, it can last for a long time. As the bone dies, and that usually occurs slowly, the body rejects the bone. Over many years of practice, I have seen only a couple of osteomyelitis episodes that were...

Oral Surgery: Bone Fragments after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, tooth fragment
wisdom teeth extraction, tooth fragment, bone fragments: Christine - What you describe is not normal if the extraction was done correctly. You need to go back and have the area evaluated. It might be a loose piece of bone or tooth or it could just be an irregular border of bone. Either way, the area needs to...

Oral Surgery: Bone fragments years after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone fragment: Krystal - I could be that the bone fragment never really went away before or there is another situation developing. That could be a periodontal situation. I would suggest that you make an appointment to see a local board certified oral and maxillofacial...

Oral Surgery: Bone Graft, bone graft, wisdom teeth
bone graft, wisdom teeth, extraction pressure: Matt - First of all, let me tell you that I cannot answer whether the graft was necessary or not. What was the doctor s reason he gave you? If you can tell me I can better answer the question of necessity. As far as the numbness, I hope the dentist advised...

Oral Surgery: Bone Grafts for Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, bone grafts
wisdom teeth extraction, bone grafts, dry sockets: Lila - I hate to say this, but in my opinion there really is no need to place a synthetic graft into the tooth socket after extractions. Yes, dry sockets occur less if the blood forms a clot into the socket, but a synthetic graft does not assist. So, in...

Oral Surgery: Bone Piece after wisdom extraction, wisdom teeth, doctor who
wisdom teeth, doctor who, bad idea: Bill - It is not a bad idea to have the area evaluated. Often it can be left alone, but in some situations it can produce inflammation and infection. So contact the doctor who extracted the teeth and have it evaluated. Any further questions, feel free...

Oral Surgery: Bone splinter (?), back bottom, emergency clinic
back bottom, emergency clinic, jaw bone: Jo - Unfortunately, you need to get back and have that bony area smoothed or removed if necessary. Leaving this exposed bone can cause a severe abrasion of your tongue and also the exposed bone itself can lose its blood flow and die off. So you need...

Oral Surgery: "Bony" swelling, warm salt water, gum tissue
warm salt water, gum tissue, wisdom teeth: Emily - What you describe could be bone, but more likely you had some bleeding under the soft gum tissue and formed a clot. This clot organizes and form a hard bony/fibrous structure. My suggestion to help reduce the area is to start warm salt water rinses...

Oral Surgery: Braces/overbite, harvard school of dental medicine, edward selden
harvard school of dental medicine, edward selden, mass general: Alexander - The following are names of board certified surgeons in your area who should be knowledgeable to give you the information you need. Dr. Bruce Donoff is the Dean at Harvard School of Dental Medicine - I don t know if he still sees patients, but...

Oral Surgery: Broken Jaw post 3rd Molar Extractions, minor distraction, warm salt water
minor distraction, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Tom - Unfortunately, you do need to be wired. The act of just opening and closing your mouth allows the muscles that help the opening and closing to place stress on the bone. This stress can cause microscopic movement of the fractured area without displacing...

Oral Surgery: Broken teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum line
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum line, broken teeth: CJ - First of all, a regular dentist would have difficulty removing the roots and would probably remove excessive bone in trying to remove the roots. You should have an oral and maxillofacial surgeon do the root removals. Excessive gum and bone removal...

Oral Surgery: BUMP IN GUMS AND PRESSURE AFTER EXTRACTION, root canal treatment, calcium hydroxide
root canal treatment, calcium hydroxide, temporary filling: Lex - Sorry for delay in answering. I have been away and Allexperts knew this and did not advise people asking questions. Of course without a direct exam it is a little difficult to be sure, but if the treatments caused bone perforation, not uncommon with...

Oral Surgery: baby tooth with no permanent tooth beneath, wisdom teeth, baby tooth
wisdom teeth, baby tooth, permanent tooth: Sandi - As long as the baby tooth that is there does not show a sign decay or infection and there is no mobility to the tooth, there really is not a reason to remove it at this time. In most cases, the baby teeth that retain until adulthood are usually extracted...

Oral Surgery: baby tooth that never came out, wisdom teeth, baby tooth
wisdom teeth, baby tooth, baby teeth: Katie - Actually you will need both an orthodontist and an oral surgeon. The surgeon will have to expose the tooth and place a bracket and the orthodontist will put traction on the tooth to pull it into position. So ask your dentist for a recommendation....

Oral Surgery: bad breath after extractions?, american dental association, oral bacteria
american dental association, oral bacteria, horrible breath: Roxanne - The cause of the bad breath is a combination of the normal oral bacteria in saliva attacking the surface of the blood clot in the tooth socket. Also the blood itself can give off an odor. My suggestion to you is to begin a twice a day regimen...

Oral Surgery: bad breath, wisdom teeth, brushing my teeth
wisdom teeth, brushing my teeth, mouth wash: Katherine - It is not unusual after extraction of teeth for a proliferation in the bacteria in saliva. This proliferation can produce the bad odor and taste you speak of. My suggestion to you is to begin a warm salt regimen even now for 3-4 times a day...

Oral Surgery: bad root canal????, gum line, endodontist
gum line, endodontist, mouth guard: Kristy - You have gone through an episode which is not that uncommon in dentistry. We find many specialists and practitioners are unable to step back and fully evaluate a situation. They often support what they ve done without correctly addressing the problem...

Oral Surgery: bad taste after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, bad taste in my mouth
wisdom tooth extraction, bad taste in my mouth, warm salt water: Saabi - If after seven days you are still having significant pain associated with a bad taste in your mouth, you might be right to question if you have a dry socket. Your symptoms are like a dry socket. You need to do warm salt water rinses frequently....

Oral Surgery: best friend 2 months pregnant with very bad teeth, local anesthetics, bad teeth
local anesthetics, bad teeth, death situations: Stella- Anesthesia for oral surgery or other types elective surgery is a no-no during pregnancy. The medication in general can affect the baby, so only in life and death situations should general be done. Some types of local anesthetics can be used to...

Oral Surgery: black line along gum - after multiple tooth extraction, mercury deposits, upper gum
mercury deposits, upper gum, gum line: Serena - Blacks spots on gum tissue can occur from exposure to metals, from bruises, chronic irritation, in individuals who are very dark skinned or least frequently tumors. Most likely either the denture is rubbing, you have dark skin, mmetal from fillings...

Oral Surgery: black spot on gums, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper gum
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper gum, black spot on gums: Lynda - Black spots on the gum can indicate a problem or it could be nothing. During dental work or an extraction, the amalgam filling material can become lodged into the gum if the dentist accidentally irritates the gum. This filling material can give the...

Oral Surgery: blood clot, wisdom teeth, tea bag
wisdom teeth, tea bag, blood clot: Brandon - Sorry for delay --computer crashed. The best way to at home handle a bleeding socket when the original clot is lost is to bite on a moistened tea bag. Moisten it with a little warm water and bite on it for about 15 minutes. Then remove it and...

Oral Surgery: board certification, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, surgery residency program
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, surgery residency program, oral and maxillofacial surgery: Margaret - First of all, you should always seek out a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Why? The board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon went through a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program. Also after the...

Oral Surgery: bone erosion between maxillary sinuses and gum, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, maxillary sinuses
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, maxillary sinuses, sinus lift: Catherine - What you are enduring is not unusual when a tooth is removed on the upper jaw at an early age before the upper jaw has fully developed. The overgrowth of the sinus can cause weakening of the bone of the upper jaw in the area and can cause normal...

Oral Surgery: bone fragment protruding through gum, root canal specialist, upper molar
root canal specialist, upper molar, warm salt water: Lettie - Sorry for the delay in answering, I was on vacation. The new protrusion above the tooth that had root canal may not be a piece of tooth, but could be developing infection at the end of the root of the root canal tooth. Of course, without an xray...

Oral Surgery: bone graft, bone graft, warm salt water
bone graft, warm salt water, infectious processes: James - I hate to say this, but in my opinion a type II diabetic should have been medicated with an antibiotic after surgery, if just for prophylactic reasons. Over my many years of practice, I have seen many type I and quite a few type II diabetics sustain...

Oral Surgery: bone graft healing, bone graft, warm salt water
bone graft, warm salt water, emergency coverage: Steve - The loosening of the collagen membrane and possible release of sutures, is not good at this time 2 weeks after surgery, but it may not harm the overall result. Yes the membrane protects the area, but until you see the surgeon on Monday (make sure to...

Oral Surgery: bone graft procedure, minor blood vessels, bone graft
minor blood vessels, bone graft, surgical extraction: Joel - Bone grafting of an area can produce significant swelling to minimal swelling. It is all dependent on the type of incision made by the surgeon, the extent the flap of tissue is extended, if any minor blood vessels are encountered and your body s reaction...

Oral Surgery: bone graft, bone graft, warm salt water
bone graft, warm salt water, soft tissue: Mo - Depending on the amount of soft tissue that was loosened to allow the placement of bone graft, bleeding can occur under this loosened soft tissue. With bleeding there is increased pressure not only on the soft tissue, but the bone surrounding the graft...

Oral Surgery: bone through the gum after extraction, loose fragments, warm salt water
loose fragments, warm salt water, gum infection: Beverly - It is important for that loose piece of bone to be removed. Not removing it can cause a gum infection. Contact whoever extracted the teeth and have them smooth the bone and remove any bony loose fragments. In the mean time begin a regimen of...

Oral Surgery: bony partition hurting mouth, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, oral surgeon: Dolores - How long it takes for that piece of bone to come out on its own is anybody s guess. I think seeing the surgeon at this time to have the piece of bone removed is important so that an inflammation or infection of the tissue does not occur. The procedure...

Oral Surgery: bruising, swelling, and protruding bone, wisdom tooth, jaw stiffness
wisdom tooth, jaw stiffness, inner edge: Lindsay - First of all, the swelling you are having is not unusual five days after surgery. It normally takes the body 10 - 14 days to fully resolve the swelling. The discoloration you see is the body s attempt at draining any blood that was trapped in...

Oral Surgery: Cadaver Bone Graft Material w/ Implant, bone graft material, wound questions
bone graft material, wound questions, grains of sand: Joel - Any residual bone spicules that may show up in you mouth can just be spit out, but if it is a problem you could safely swallow it. You are most likely 100% correct in assuming that only a marginal amount of bone was needed and success will be good....

Oral Surgery: Caldwell Luc Procedure, caldwell luc procedure, firmness
caldwell luc procedure, firmness, numbness: Joan - Of course it is a little difficult for me to be exact, but your symptoms of firm tissue in the cheek is not totally unusual. Like any place in the body, when the tissue is firmly sutured (in this situation the firmness is even more)the healing tissue...

Oral Surgery: Caldwell Luc Procedure, caldwell luc procedure, endoscopic sinus surgery
caldwell luc procedure, endoscopic sinus surgery, nerve problem: CMaria - After Caldwell Luc surgery, the numbness due to irritation of the nervous tissue can occasionally occur. It is fairly rare that both sides were numb. I really don t know what you mean by saying he couldn t get to what was on my cheeks . Does...

Oral Surgery: Care after enucleation of cyst in left mandible, mandibular body, lucency
mandibular body, lucency, enucleation: Eleanor - From the description of a lesion that is approximately 17 mm diameter normal food eating should be okay. I think that for belt and suspender reasons I would stay away from chewing on hard objects (i.e. bones). Chewy foods such as taffy also should...

Oral Surgery: Cause of TMJ, dental hygenist, teeth and gums
dental hygenist, teeth and gums, muscle inflammation: Paul - Just a simple procedure to scale the teeth for an extended period of time with you mouth open longer can cause the muscles that open and close your mouth to go into spasms. You probably don t have a real TMJ condition, but just muscle spasms. Secondly,...

Oral Surgery: Chronic tooth infection, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problems
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problems, dotors: Earl - From your description, there is a possibility that there is a microscopic opening from that tooth that was manipulated into your sinus. That opening is called an oral antral fistula. If this is the problem, then the type of recurrent sinus problems...

Oral Surgery: CONCERNING PAIN IN MOUTH, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum tissue
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum tissue, wisdom teeth: Crystal - From your description of what is going on, it sounds like you may have one or two, or both of the following conditions. Even though the wisdom tooth is in, often the back end of the tooth is partially covered by a higher level of gum tissue....

Oral Surgery: Complicated extraction, warm salt water, dry socket
warm salt water, dry socket, bad taste: Kristin - Of course, without a direct examination it is a little difficult for me to fully diagnose whether you have a dry socket or not. The main symptom is a devastating amount of pain. If you have pain, but not devastating, you are probably just suffering...

Oral Surgery: Complications after W Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth, teeth extraction
wisdom teeth, teeth extraction, horrible pain: LJ - I think five weeks later, with continued problems, the surgeon should make an incision and expose the area. There could be chips of bone, irregularity of the bony edges or inflamed tissue in the socket producing the pain. Putting off a minor exploration...

Oral Surgery: Constant Draining of foul smelling and tasting puss from upper wisdom tooth extraction site., wisdom tooth extraction, natural bacteria
wisdom tooth extraction, natural bacteria, wisdom teeth: Danny - Upper wisdom teeth often have a direct communication with the sinus. If this is your situation saliva, that contains natural bacteria, can get into the sinus and produce and inflammation or infection. Having a bad taste after extractions is not unusual,...

Oral Surgery: Continuation, general anesthetic, sinus problem
general anesthetic, sinus problem, muscle problem: Brittany - I, of course, have no idea why the surgeon would not use a general. Who know? Did he think you had a medical situation that would accomodate an anesthetic. I just don t know the answer. As far a the throbs and twinges, either the muscle problem...

Oral Surgery: Coral, jaw problems, deficiencies
jaw problems, deficiencies, clarion: Earl - As with any material utilized in medicine, there are a number of companies that compete in the use of hydroxyapatite for jaw problems. I personally use Clarion Pharmaceutical, but other doctors, I am sure, purchase through different companies....

Oral Surgery: Crown lengthening surgery with #29 extraction, local anethesia, rubber mallet
local anethesia, rubber mallet, clindimycin: Tammy - Pounding to remove a tooth is quite uncommon and in my 30+ years of surgery I have never felt the need to do that type of surgery. Often young inexperienced dentists attempt this procedure when in regular practice they would refer you out to an oral...

Oral Surgery: Crown/ Second Implant, bone graft, intermittent pain
bone graft, intermittent pain, korean manufacturer: LPM - Getting done now, besides the decrease cost, can minimize any effects that a possible infection of a fractured tooth can have on the surrounding bone. Placing implant in an area which is inflamed or infected from a fracture is asking for trouble, especially...

Oral Surgery: Cyst arround wisdom tooth, nerve injury, wisdom teeth
nerve injury, wisdom teeth, nerve damage: Melissa - First of all, the medication used to try to sear the bone to arrest and kill any tissue tags or embedded cells in the bone of the cystic region, can produce nerve damage. That is if in removing the cyst the nerve itself is exposed. It s not always...

Oral Surgery: Cyst found after upper left wisdom tooth extraction., wisdom tooth extraction, ear nose and throat specialist
wisdom tooth extraction, ear nose and throat specialist, general anestesia: Wayne-Don t worry, it is not unusual for teeth that are inflamed to produce cystic lesions that expand and can perforate the sinus wall. You need to see the ENT to get an evaluation, if nothing else. It am the lesion may have collapsed after the extraction...

Oral Surgery: Cyst Removal in Lip, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nerve irritation
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nerve irritation, burning sensation: Isabel - It is, of course, a little difficult to fully diagnose what is going on, but it does sound like some nerve irritation occurred. What to do? Well it is a little difficult for me to diagnose the situation without examining it, but if this problem...

Oral Surgery: Cyst Removal - Oral Surgery, mouth bacteria, oral surgeon
mouth bacteria, oral surgeon, call tomorrow: Eve - Of course without a direct exam or xray it is difficult for me to be 100% correct, but it sounds like you have some inflammation in the sinus producing the pain. Is it due to a regrowth of the cyst or is the opening made into the sinus to remove the...

Oral Surgery: Cyst Removal, sinus problems, wisdom teeth
sinus problems, wisdom teeth, external signs: Dom - When you have a large cyst in the upper jaw above the wisdom teeth and the second molar in front, the bone itself usually does not get overly weak, but there is a potential major problem. The major problem in removing the cyst is the probable involvement...

Oral Surgery: Cyst surgery 2 days, thin jaw query, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mandibular nerve
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mandibular nerve, u of michigan hospital: Rose - As in any removal of a wisdom tooth there are concerns relative to other anatomical structure nearby. The most commonly injured structure is the mandibular nerve that provides sensation to the lip, chin and teeth in front of the wisdom tooth. If...

Oral Surgery: caldwell Luc, caldwell luc procedure, infraorbital nerve
caldwell luc procedure, infraorbital nerve, new antibiotics: Gary - In this day and age with the advent of many new antibiotics, Caldwell Luc procedures are not performed as frequently. There are, however, situations where the Caldwell Luc is important. If, as in your son s situation, drainage cannot be established...

Oral Surgery: caldwell luc procedure, caldwell luc procedure, ear nose and throat doctor
caldwell luc procedure, ear nose and throat doctor, sinus surgery: Joan - I wish I could give you a suggestion to help, but I think this type of problem should be addressed by an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor. I don t know where you live, but if you live near a large city, I suggest that you look for a residency in ENT in...

Oral Surgery: candidate for dental implants??, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone grafts
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone grafts, wisdom teeth: Sherry - A lot of the criterion for whether to remove the wisdom teeth now may lie in the orthognathic surgery. Depending on the length of time for the orthodontist to establish a stable occlusion and the type of orthognathic surgery to be done, the surgeon...

Oral Surgery: cheek bone pain 8 days post-op, wisdom tooth extractions, sinus cavities
wisdom tooth extractions, sinus cavities, cheek bone: If you are taking ibuprophen you may not feel the symptoms of a fever, so look for the swelling. If you are having noticable swelling which is getting worse, whether you take ibuprophen or not, should be checked by an oral surgeon. If you stopped taking ibuprophen...

Oral Surgery: childhood molars, baby molars, pediatric dentist
baby molars, pediatric dentist, premolars: Tammy - The baby tooth molars do not actually overly the adult molars, the are on top of the premolars. I somewhat agree with you as to the need to have all of the baby molars removed unless they are blocking the normal eruption of the premolars. I,...

Oral Surgery: childrens teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root resorption
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root resorption, childrens teeth: Nina - Most likely the erupting permanent tooth is not coming in directly in the path of the primary tooth. In this situation the root resorption that allows the tooth to eventually fall out, occurs incompletely. Your child may need to have the primary tooth...

Oral Surgery: chronic pain, tongue pain, wisdom teeth
tongue pain, wisdom teeth, mailing response: Glen - I so sorry to hear about your chronic pain. Anyone that endured the type of pain and failed treatments over as long as you have has a chronic problem that can mask the actual cause of the problem. I am a doctor who believes in working backwards to...

Oral Surgery: constant, tight pain, atypical facial pain, upper gum
atypical facial pain, upper gum, trigeminal neuralgia: Lisa - Of course without a direct exam it is a little difficult for me to fully diagnose what has challenged many doctors. I am the type of doctor who likes to eliminate the multiple stimuli of surgery and treatments that may have masked the true cause....

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...