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Mood swings, tiredness, unusual feeling. Have wisdom tooth eruption. Could that be a cause?

Hi doctor im just wondering,could growing of the wisdom teeth casuse mood swings,tiredness,and feeling unusual.Because i have my second one now nearly fully grown,and lately ive been all over the place with my feelings,mood changes and jaw feels abit funny in a way also,so just wondering because i was looking something else to blame my unusual mood changes and tirednes
Asked On : Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I went through your history & it suggests that you are suffering from Pericoronitis i.e. inflammation of pericoronal tissue before eruption of third molar.It occurs due to food lodgement & bacterial accumulation in that area.Its Symptoms are:-
-difficulty in mouth opening
-regional lymphadenopathy
Get an IOPAR done & consult your dentist.If flap is interrupting in its path then go for flap removal i.e. operculumectomy. Otherwise if sufficient space is not available then go for extraction since it is vestigial & has no role in mastication.
For temporarily relief do warm saline rinses 3-4 times a day.
Start with Tab Amclaid-625 twice a day along with Tab Zerodol -SP thrice a day for 5 days.In Case of gastric problem take rabeprazole-40mg once daily.
Do betadine gargles twice a day.

Take Care

Answered: Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bibhu Dutt Nanda's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM forum,
according to the history presented by you, it seems that your 3rd molars are erupting and to a some extent restlessness, fever, pain and swelling is associated with it.
i would recommend you to kindly visit your dentist , to check the erupting 3rd molar.
pericoronitis i.e inflammation of the gingival flap that covers the erupting tooth might be swollen and therefore need to be removed.
also, you will be presribed antibiotics and anti-inflammatory 's to relief you from symptoms.
you should start using antibacterial mouthwash to keep the area free from food lodgement which can otherwise worsen the condition.
warm saline rinses will also help,
i wish you good health.
take care.
Answered: Sat, 21 Jul 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
The type of history you are presenting here directly indicate to your wisdom tooth infection known as pericoronitis.
In this situation pain may refer to ear, neck & head.
immediately start up with warm saline rinses & betadine rinses, along with antibiotic course including amoxycilline 500mg TDS & ibuprofen 400 mg TDS.
Than visit to your dentist for check iopa x-ray and removal of this tooth.
Answered: Sun, 4 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Geoffrey Ward's  Response
Hello and thank you for your question.
A wisdom tooth would be an unlikely source of mood swings. Generally this is caused by a brain chemical imbalance. People can be agitated due to the pain of a wisdom tooth, but it won't make you cry, then laugh, then go on a shopping spree.

I would strongly recommend going to your dentist to be evaluated to have your wisdom teeth taken out. I also encourage you to go to your primary care provider and explain your mood swings. They can do an evaluation to see if you have a chemical imbalance.

Best wishes and good health!

Dr. Ward
Answered: Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
hello and welcome,
the uneasiness you experience is usually associated with wisdom tooth eruption.
the flap over the erupting tooth may be infected resulting in pericoronitis.
difficulty in chewing/swallowing food,throat infection,mildly ill with fever,lymphadenopathy,nausea ,metallic taste in mouth are the usually associated symptoms.
visit your dentist if the symptoms persist and is untolerable.get an x-ray of tooth.the flap over tooth has to be incised and removed,to facilitate eruption if it is placed correctly.
if there is no sufficient space,the tooth has to be surgically removed.
Answered: Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

According to your clinical symptoms i suppose that theabove symptoms which you are having are due to the erruption of the wisdom tooth.
I would suggest you to visit to the Oral Surgeon and get the checkup done, take an OPG radiograph and plan for the extraction of the tooth.
Take a course of antibiotics and analgesics under the prescription of your Dentist.
Take lukewarm saline and antispetic mouthwash rinses.

Hope this helps out,

Answered: Sun, 4 Aug 2013
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