A 43-year-old member asked:
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will i require wisdom teeth removal with tmj issues?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: The dentist who is treating you will evaluate your bite. There is no yes or no answer to your question... You need to be physically examined.
Answered on Oct 27, 2014
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Possibly but...: If you have TMJ/TMD issues that are not under control, and if the wisdom teeth do not appear to be the direct cause, wait on getting them out. Stretching the mouth open to extract the teeth may exacerbate your problems.
Answered on Nov 8, 2014
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: No, Removal of wisdom teeth will not help TMJ problem. TMJ problem can be aggravated by removing wisdom teeth.
Answered on Mar 20, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Definitely, no: It's important to note wisdom teeth do NOT cause TMJ syndrome. The wisdom teeth only need to be removed when local events justify their extraction (e.g infection).
Answered on Mar 20, 2015

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