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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Call: Call the dentist who removed those teeth and see how your dentist wants to handle it. We like to see our patients about a week after the extractions f ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Pick up the phone..: ... and call the dentist who extracted the teeth. They may want to see you sooner than your visit to remove the sutures.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
See Surgeon: Probably OK. Sutures may be the dissolvable kind. For definitive answer, however, return to your oral Surgeon for an examination.

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Operculum: That little piece of tissue is called an operculum. Food and bacteria get caught underneath it, and it gets traumatized when you bite down due to lack ... Read More
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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
11 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Pain and swelling from a wisdom tooth is caused by infection around the tooth. Antibiotics along with analgesics are often prescribed to get rid of t ... Read More
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Dr. Behram Dalal
31 years experience Dentistry
Yes: It can due to inflammation. It can also result secondary to a localized infection. Would recommend being checked out by your dentist or oral surgeon ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Definitely: A very common finding for patients having problems associated with a wisdom tooth is swollen gums overlying a wisdom tooth that is partially exposed i ... Read More
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Sedation: Oral surgeons are well trained for IV concious sedation. Sometimes they use the services of anesthesiologist for challenging cases. Surgeon may ask ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Haddad
34 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
May not come through: impacted wisdom teeth usually do not have enough room to come through the gums completely and may cause problems. Many wisdom teeth never come in comp ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
9 years experience Dentistry
Maybe: Sometimes the eruption of wisdom teeth can rearrange or move existing teeth depending on how much room there is in the jaw.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hoffman
30 years experience Orthodontics
Ask The Dr: My best advise is to ask the oral surgeon/doctor who will be performing hte proceedure. It will depend on many factors..Are the wisdom teeth impacted? ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
Gums: Like healing sockets with a few sutures. Red with a clot in the center generally.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Impacted Teeth: Yes, they can be extracted while they are impacted.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
24 years experience Dentistry
Don't wait : Wisdom teeth should be removed as a preventative procedure. Waiting for them to come in is a big mistake. They may never come in. Once they are full ... Read More
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