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Pain after wisdom tooth removal?

After my extraction, I've been experiencing a dull, achy pain for the past two days. I haven't been taking the ibuprofen my dentist prescribed because I thought I didn't need...

Do I need my wisdom teeth removed?

Do I need my wisdom teeth to be removed, even if it's not making me uncomfortable?

Why are my wisdom teeth growing sideways?

I am 19 years old and my wisdom teeth have started coming in. The left bottom wisdom tooth has starting popping through and it looks like it's growing in sideways. What causes...

Why do I have antibiotics after my extraction?

After my wisdom teeth were removed, I was prescribed Amoxicillin. I mean, it doesn't make sense to me, but I'm taking them regardless. But why are antibiotics prescribed after...

Would I need to take opioids after my extraction?

I'm about to get two of my wisdom teeth removed, but I'm worried for the medications that I'm going to need after it. I heard opioids might be prescribed, but I'd rather not take...

Why does my son have more than 4 wisdom teeth?

My son went to the surgeon to remove two of his wisdom teeth that were causing him issues. But the x-ray showed that he didn't just have 4 wisdom teeth--he had 6? I didn't think...

Should I get all of my wisdom teeth extracted in one appointment?

My wisdom teeth are coming in and my dentist says that I don't have any room for them in my mouth. So, I'm going to have to get them extracted. I'd really much rather get them...

Should I stay away from physical activity after wisdom tooth extraction?

I know I need my wisdom teeth removed because I'm in so much pain. They broke through too, since I see them in the back. But the thing is, I heard that after an extraction, it's...

What issues do dental cysts cause?

I've had a dental cyst removed, but only after it became infected. If I didn't notice something strange in my mouth, my dentist said it would have caused a lot of issues if it...

What can I expect from an apicectomy?

I'm going to get an apicectomy and my dentist promises me that this will be a minor procedure and that I have nothing to really worry about. I'm going to have this procedure done...

Do dental implants ever fall out?

I'm going to have dental implants placed in about two weeks. But I'm kinda worried with how successful this procedure really is. Is it possible for my implants to fall out?...

How long is the recovery for a wisdom tooth extraction?

I'm getting my wisdom teeth removed soon, and I'm not really excited for it. I took off for work the day of, but now my dentist thinks I should take the day after the procedure...

What determines wisdom teeth removal?

Some people say wisdom tooth removal is necessary, and others say you really don't need. If you need to get a wisdom tooth extraction, what factors determine it?

Should I wait to have my wisdom teeth extracted?

I feel two of my wisdom teeth coming in at the top part of my mouth. I know that they need to be removed because me and my dentist already talked about me not having enough room...

Is jaw surgery painful?

I'm getting jaw surgery to correct a bad bite, but I'm just a little nervous about my procedure. Is this surgery going to be painful? How long is the recovery for it?

My surgery is in an outpatient facility. What happens if I have any complications?

I'm getting jaw surgery to correct my sleep apnea (since we found out the main cause of it is from my jaw). But I didn't realize it was going to be in an outpatient facility,...

What questions should I ask my surgeon about jaw corrective surgery?

According to my dentist, my jaw is not aligned properly and I have a severe underbite, so he is sending me to an oral surgeon to discuss my options for surgery. I'm a little nervous...

How is a tooth extraction determined?

Lately, I've been having a lot of pain in a few of my teeth. Normally I take advil to relieve the pain, and it works for a little bit. But obviously I'm going to have to go to...

Would my son need surgery if he keeps grinding his teeth?

My son grinds his teeth while he's sleeping and loudly, too. We would like to get him a mouth guard, just to see how it'll help him. But if he continues grinding his teeth, would...

Is general anesthesia sometimes used for wisdom tooth extractions?

I have to get my wisdom teeth removed, and I'm a little nervous for the procedure. Do these procedures sometimes need general anesthesia?

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