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is it too late to get my wisdom teeth out

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Shouldn't be problem: But you should discuss any concerns with the surgeon who will be extracting the teeth.
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom tooth : Talk to the dentist about any medical problems that you may have and all medications that you are taking. In a healthy person of your age there shoul ... Read More
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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience Dentistry
See below: Speak to your dentist or oral surgeon if you have any questions or concerns prior to the extractions. You will be fine.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom Teeth: I give patients enough Motrin for 3 [email protected] dose of 800mg three times per day. I also give them 800 mg before we start so it is working before they lea ... Read More
Dr. Sherly Alex
17 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom teeth: There is no pain during the actual extraction because you will be numb but there will be some discomfort after. Take painkillers as prescribed by your ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Soft diet. Some soreness but if impacted (under the gumline) then greater soreness, occasionally bleeding but if continues - place a moist tea bag (l ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Ask your dentist 1st: All your questions should be answered by the dentist actually removing your wisdom teeth. He\she knows you & your situation best. You will be comple ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends on you: Use ice on the side of the face next to the extraction site for about 3 hours while biting on cotton at the extractio sites, then the best and most ef ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
42 years experience Orthodontics
Maybe not: Wisdom teeth do not always have to be removed. If the teeth erupt normally, there is no reason to extract them. They will function well in your mouth. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
35 years experience Dentistry
I understand: Many people have made having wisdom teeth removed very scary through exaggerated stories and such. If you are having it done by an oral surgeon, they ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possible . . .: Risks and possible complications may include but are not limited to excessive bleeding, prolonged swelling, infection, sensitivity in adjacent teeth, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
37 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Routine surgery: Sure you will be ok, ultimately it is just getting out a few teeth and happens to almost everyone in their lifetime. The extraction of wisdom teeth wi ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Depends: The length of time for the healing to be complete depends upon the type of extraction- impacted/bone/soft tissue/sectioning/infection/etc. A "normal" ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
17 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Normal: Is always normal to be worry because of the so many stories about wisdom teeth extractions out there, if the dentist or surgeon doing the work knows w ... Read More
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