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is wisdom teeth removal major surgery

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Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
About a week: Usually the extraction site is almost covered over after one week. The socket doesn't fill in completely until about six weeks.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: It is not normal for you jaws or TMJ to pop when opening after wisdom tooth surgery. In order to remove wisdom teeth, the mouth is usually opened and ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Depends on healing: While i don't condone smoking any thing at any time as it is bad for your overall health... To answer your question. It depends on how fast you heal. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
WNL: Its within normal limits. Not all wisdom tooth surgeries are the same, and yours may be taking a bit longer to heal.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Minor...: In the overall scheme of surgical procedures, this one is minor.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kaveh Niknia
21 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Bone removal is only necessary, if it is interfering with the dentist's ability to access and remove teeth. If a tooth is fully impacted in the jaw, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Wisdom tooth surgery: Having your wisdom teeth removed is a very common and usually straightforward operation that is well-tolerated by most people. In fact, it's commonly ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom tooth surgery: 'major surgery'? Not as much as open heart surgery but more than an a suture for a slight cut. The term is subjective and the range of difficulty and ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. ILAN ABRAMOWITZ
14 years experience Dentistry
Varies: Most of my patients don't remember any part of the surgery, after the anaeshesia.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No, but: In some instances it is a good idea. This is usually the case in older patients who have had bone loss associated with impacted wisdom teeth.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Ask oral surgeon: Generally sedation, and surgical removal. Can be done individually, one side, or all at once. Each can have its own advantages and disadvantages. T ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
No pain: Usually with cataract surgery.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Varies: Your oral surgeon will discuss with you. It varies with the complexity of the surgery and your apprehension.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Tips for pain relief: Any tooth extraction can be uncomfortable. The key is good home care. As soon as possible place an ice pack on your face...Even if you have to store ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
General or local --: Depending on your medical status and your dentist's practice.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely, Yes!: You absolutely cannot tolerate wisdom tooth extractions without local anesthetic. However, what i think you are referring to is "general" anesthesia o ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Sometimes: depending on how difficult the projected extraction is thought to be.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Marxen
35 years experience Periodontics
Depends on area : It depends on length of time of anesthesia ~ general or IV could be anywhere from $ 300-1000.00.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Any surgical procedure involves some level of pain or discomfort. The unknown variable is how each person defines or perceives pain and how they resp ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
36 years experience Prosthodontics
YES: Anesthesia just limits how preceptive you are while the procedure is going on. Wiht just local anesthisa you will be aware of what the surgeon is doin ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
2 problems: Wisdom tooth removal is unrelated to a molar crown. However if you have a wisdom tooth that is creating a problem for the molar that needs a crown, t ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
How much tooth extra: It depends on where you are.But average cost for tooth extraction is 100 to 400 dollars, but it does not include charges for sedation, xrays.Impacted ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Post extraction....: Bleeding, discomfort, pain, swelling, numbness, sore jaw. It depends greatly of the difficulty of the extraction or removal, the skill of the surgeon ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Idelle Brand
39 years experience Dentistry
Not usually. : Depends where the impacted tooth is. If it is a wisdom tooth, no braces are necessary.

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