hi, my wisdom tooth is half through and hurts on and off. its been hurting loads last few days. its swollen, and it feels like its pulsating. it hurts to swallow on that side and open mouth? any ideas? thanks, april xx
02-28-2005, 04:19 PM
Sounds like it's impacted and you will probably need an extraction.
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03-01-2005, 12:56 AM
whats impacted mean? even though its painful i really dont want it out. its under a general an too isnt it
03-01-2005, 03:00 AM
Wisdom teeth usually come in when a person is between the ages of 16 and 25 years old but they are not good for oral health if they start growing in at a slant or be 'impacted'. When wisdom teeth are impacted, they are actually "trapped" in the jawbone and gums. Wisdom teeth become impacted because there is not enough room for them to grow in your mouth properly.
Some of the most common symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth are:
pain when biting
pain when opening the mough
swelling in the gum
bad breath (halitosis)
an unpleasant taste in the mouth
If impacted wisdom teeth aren't removed they can crowd other teeth out of position, damage nearby teeth, become infected , develop tumors, develop cysts, and decay.
Some people have light sedation for a wisdom tooth removal, others do not.
Your tooth may NOT be impacted, but you should definitely see your dentist who will take a look as to why you are in pain.
03-01-2005, 08:32 AM
thanks, you have been really helpful!!! april xx
03-01-2005, 08:34 AM
are you waiting extraction?
03-01-2005, 10:19 AM
I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth extracted at the same time when I was 22. They were all impacted and not coming through properly. Because the dentist did all 4 at once, I opted for light sedation, so I was "out" and didn't feel a thing. I simply woke up and was told it's over.
03-01-2005, 02:33 PM
do you reccomend it? when they played me up few months ago. dentyist said if they keep doing it you might need them out. it is on a slant but dentist has never commented? its eased of tonight but still painful, my neck,glands too on that side. xx
03-01-2005, 02:40 PM
A few months ago, the dentist said you might need them out. Now, a few months later, at least one of them is causing you pain You should go see him and see what he has to say now. If your glands are sore/ swollen on that side, you may have some infection so it's better to deal with this sooner rather than later.
If it's of any help, I don't know ANYONE personally who still has their wisdom teeth!!!!
It is very common to have problems with them and have to have one or all extracted.
03-01-2005, 03:02 PM
im worried about having them out. in england there is a deadly bug mrsa picked up in hospitals, i culd go in for teeth and come out with that? might sound freaked but its true? love april x
03-01-2005, 07:33 PM
You don't have to have this procedure done in hospital (unless things are very different there than here in the USA) It can be done in the dentist's office.
April, try to stop worrying!!!
03-02-2005, 12:35 PM
hiya, yes, we can only have in hospitals here. its new law, happened few years ago. dentist unable to give sdation any more. do you have mrsa in hospitals there? x
03-02-2005, 01:15 PM
Yes, MRSA exists here too. In fact, I read somewhere that the UK has the second highest rate of MRSA infection in Europe, (not sure who has the highest!) yet higher rates are reported in the USA and Japan.
There are flurries of news items that hit the press and tv here from time to time, then disappear. Right now it's not much in the news.
I certainly wouldn't avoid a necessary hospital procedure based on the unlikely "possibility" of contracting this particular resistant staph infection.
Resistant it is, but most of the time not lethal.
03-06-2005, 08:34 AM
Hi All, Update. I Got An Pappointment Other Day. My Dentist Is So Nice!! She Was Disgusted That Emergency Dentist Didnt Turn Up. I Had Xray, Tooth Is On Nerve But Every Thing Looks Ok. Gave Me Anti Biotics, Gone Down Now The Swelling, Thanks Guys, Love April Xx