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  • Dec 30, 2014, 05:13 PM
    Has anyone had impacted wisdom teeth that were growing sideways
    Hi, have you experienced having impacted wisdom teeth that were growing sideways snugly right under the sinus walls? I would like to have mine removed but I'm afraid of the complications as there seems to be a lot. After reading on the internet, I'm afraid that the sinus walls would be broken after reading how thin the membrane is. I'm having a lot of health issues and I don't want to add on further health problems. I haven't talked to the dental surgeon yet as he has a very long wait list and I'm pretty anxious. I have ringing in ears and feel some disruption in my Eustachian tubes, all of which are not measurable. And would like to know if anyone has experienced this or could add some thoughts. Thank you.
  • Dec 30, 2014, 05:26 PM
    Never even had wisdom teeth, but I assure you that you will have worse health problems by procrastinating.
    I don't quite get what you say about why you haven't made an appointment. An oral surgeon will know all about your membranes and sinuses. That's why they go to so many more years of school! Just make sure that he is a real oral surgeon. Not a job for a regular dentist.

    I am losing my teeth in my late 60s, and have tinnitus and clogging/soreness in one Eustachian tube. Also discomfort from that ear to the nostril on the same side. It makes sense that nerves in the jaw go to nearby places, and that congestion in the Eustachians can be related.
    30 years ago I had an infected tooth under a crown and my dentist didn't see the crack down to my jaw, even on an Xray. I was very, very sick for 10 months. When I saw a periodontist, he recognized it immediately, removed the tooth, and I felt better in 2 to 3 days. I'm not suggesting that you have an infection.
  • Dec 30, 2014, 05:35 PM
    I had a wisdom tooth removed that went into my sinus cavity. Unfortunately, a regular dentist did it...and he wasn't very good. Hours later, when I removed the gauze as suggested, I started spurting blood out of my nose. This scared the hell out of my 4 year old who started running around screaming and begging me not to die. Anyway, that eventually cleared up and got better. The other 3 I had removed by an oral surgeon...he had to take pieces of my jaw with one of them but he did a fantastic job and I had no after-effects.

    What I'm saying is just to be sure you get a decent oral surgeon and you should be fine. He/she will tell you all you need to know ahead of time.
  • Dec 30, 2014, 07:43 PM
    All four of my wisdom teeth grew in sideways towards the sinus cavity. I had all 4 removed when I was 18 after years of issues because of them. An orthodontist took mine out. I did have one issue, one of the cavities re-opened at which point they had to cauterize and restitch. That wasn't fun. But all in all, other than the normal discomfort of having wisdom teeth removed, I had no major issues.
  • Jan 5, 2015, 01:54 PM
    Raul Rivera
    Just had the top two removed. From what my dentist had, there was no reason to have the bottom (impacted) removed since they have fully matured and shouldn't move around.
  • Jan 5, 2015, 02:20 PM
    Had one wisdom tooth growing sideways on the bottom. Let it go too long and when it HAD to come out, they had to do a bone graft to support the rear molar which ultimately came out too.

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