A 32-year-old member asked:
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i need to know what is to be expected for a wisdom tooth extraction?

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Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Some discomfort: The gum tissue at the extraction site will be sore and tender to touch for approximately one week. You may have limited jaw opening. You may have swelling. You might have discomfort in the bone.
Answered on Apr 29, 2015
Dr. Allan Hawryluk
18 years experience Dentistry
Case dependent: What is to expect is really case dependent. The amount of work and steps required to to remove a wisdom tooth varies depending on the configuration of the tooth in the bone, the density of the bone, age of the patient, number of roots, and many other factors. It is best to have a consultation with your dentist to discuss your individual situation
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
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Why not: Pain or discomfort will always be present so to minimize this have your extractions under general anesthesia.
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Dr. Clarence Grim
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Wisdom tooth: Not based on what you have told us. why do you ask? Discuss with your dentist.
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Dr. Charles Lockhart
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Depends: If you have the health to have general anesthesia, you will awaken to have the teeth gone and the healing should be the only source of discomfort. Di ... Read More

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