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Wisdom Tooth Extraction With Close Nerve - Must Know!

Dr. Anju Thomas 85% (11 ratings)
BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Bangalore
Wisdom Tooth Extraction With Close Nerve - Must Know!

If the lower wisdom teeth are partially erupted but there is no sign of any decay or gum infection. Adjacent teeth are also healthy and intact. However, the x-rays showed that the roots of her wisdom teeth are tightly pressed against the nerve in the lower jaw. This nerve provides sensation to the lips and surgery to remove her lower wisdom teeth will carry a high risk of injury to the nerve which may, in the worst case scenario, result in a permanent numbness of the lower lips. As such, I recommended that leave the wisdom teeth alone and only remove them if they cause trouble.

The next option is not very commonly done but is a viable option for cases where the wisdom tooth is very close to the nerve and is painful. The crown can be cut off, leaving the root in the bone. This procedure, known as coronectomy, is gaining in popularity as the complication rate was found to be low. A study following 612 wisdom teeth that underwent coronectomy over five years found a complication rate of less than 1%. For patients with wisdom teeth that are pressed against the nerve, coronectomy is a viable option.

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I consulted a dentist and he said that my upper 6th tooth would require surgical dental extraction. He said that it would cost me about 5k. Is the cost okay or can I look for a little cheaper dental extraction?

Dr. Puneet Kansal 92% (821 ratings)
MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
I consulted a dentist and he said that my upper 6th tooth would require surgical dental extraction. He said that it w...
Tooth may be near sinus area. Go for treatment. Cheap dental facilities sometimes are not hygienic.
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I hot my tooth extracted for braces. Tmits been 2 days and there is a small white bone. What should I do.

Dr. Yasmin Asma Zohara 92% (26179 ratings)
MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I hot my tooth extracted for braces. Tmits been 2 days and there is a small white bone. What should I do.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment.
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Is Dentistry Expensive!

Dr. Puneet Kansal 92% (821 ratings)
MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Is Dentistry Expensive!

Is dentistry expensive? 

One word answer to this will be a No!

Dentistry is not expensive, delay is.

Usually we dentist recommend to come for check up every 6 months, but we all are lazy especially for our own health. Going for a picnic or going to mall is all right but going for health check up is a big no.
As a result the small cavities which were possible to treat in 1 sitting, half an hour & less expense turns into a deeper cavity, reaching pulp & causing painc  & that is when we run to our dentist. We do get calls at midnight or early morning when we are not out of bed! pain is there since 2-3 days but now it has become severe! most of the time tooth requires root canal treatment or extraction.Patients do complain very time I come to you, you suggest root canal to which my reply is only time you come to me when you have pain. 
Now the same tooth which was possible to treat in 1 sitting becomes 6-8 sittings, half an hour becomes 5 hours & expense becomes 8-15 times.

Hi. Im a mom of 4 months old daughter. I had done my wisdom tooth extraction. Can I take a shower after that in cold water and can I do my routine. Is there any difficulties in that?

Dr. Anupreet Kaur Choudhury 93% (8203 ratings)
MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Hi. Im a mom of 4 months old daughter. I had done my wisdom tooth extraction. Can I take a shower after that in cold ...
Yes, but take a soft and cold diet for few days, take all the medicines diligently and do warm saline rinses 4-5 times daily.
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Hi. Im a mother of 4 months old daughter. .i had done my wisdom tooth extraction. .what are the things that I don't do.

Deepak Gupta 87% (47 ratings)
M.M. College of Dental Sciences and Research, Mullana, BDS
Dentist, Ambala
Hi. Im a mother of 4 months old daughter. .i had done my wisdom tooth extraction. .what are the things that I don't do.
If you got your wisdom tooth removal, then you are supposed not to spit and consume hot beverages and food for first 24 hours. Later after 24 hours, you can eat and drink normally but from the opposite side. Consume medication prescribed on time and ask your doctor if the medication is safe for the nursing mother. Start warm saline rinses after 24 hours to fasten healing. Do intimate if you have any further query.
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