Can your jaw break from wisdom teeth?
The extraction of lower wisdom teeth often leads to a dental nerve injury due to the location of the inferior alveolar nerve and the lingual nerve, which run just below the apices of the lower teeth, especially the lower molars. Wisdom tooth extractions can also lead to a broken or fractured jaw.
How common is nerve damage from wisdom tooth removal?
However, some procedures are safer than others, and wisdom tooth extraction is a routine procedure that carries relatively low risk. While nerve damage is possible, it’s unlikely to occur, especially as compared to other possible complications, such as dry socket (occurring in about 10% of patients).
Why does my jaw hurt after a crown?
He said that it was irritated from poking and exposure and the crown being too high for so long. He said that sometimes when they prep the tooth it does end up close to the nerve. Said it should subside a little but if not I will need a root canal.
Why did the dentist take off my crown?
Luckily the other dentist saw me yesterday and had to take off the crappy temp crown with all of the cement sticking out. He made a new temp and is going to be taking care of this from now on. He explained that there is sort of a pinkish spot visible on the tooth and the means that the prep is close to the nerve.
Do you need a root canal after a crown?
On the first I had a molar on the bottom right side of my mouth prepped for a permament crown. The dentist said I didn’t need a root canal but that a previous filling was cracked and a small cavity developed under it.
Why does my tooth hurt so much after a root canal?
In these cases, the swelling will subside in the days and weeks following the root canal, and the pain will resolve on its own. A root canal is often performed to remove infected pulp from inside the tooth, so it’s possible that there’s still some bacteria present after the procedure, and this can lead to infected tissue and more pain.