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A 40-year-old member asked:

could it be healthy to play soccer after getting my wisdom teeth out?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Eventually: I would think that you may want to give it a day or two for the wound(s) to heal.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Time: You need tincture of time to permit healing. Give it a few days. And don't be foolish, wear a mouth guard for any contact sport.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Why does orthodonttist push getting wisdom teeth out?

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Infection: For most people, wisdom teeth don't cause any problems so don't need to be removed.If there is not enough space for them to grow at the back of your mouth, they may become impacted and can cause pain, swelling and become infected.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How will the oral surgeon take my top wisdom teeth out?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Ask him: It is usually standard that your surgeon explains the procedure to you. If he did not, ask him specifically.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Why do dentists recommend that you get your wisdom teeth out?

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Dr. Scott Hamstra
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Space issue: One of the primary reasons is too little space in the mouth along the bones so that as the wisdom teeth erupt they crowd the other teeth and push them out of alignment.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to fully recover from having your wisdom teeth out?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: It may be a week to 2 weeks to longer depending on how traumatic the extraction one had.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What happens when you get your wisdom teeth out?

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Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Nothing much.: You are just four teeth lighter. Usually no problem unless you are missing the two molars in front of them. Then you might want to think about saving it or them. Earl.

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