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Will teeth shift after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Not usually: Unless you are missing other teeth as well; or your bite is unstable; or your have periodontally involved teeth which would have shifted anyway. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can i brush teeth vigorously after wisdom teeth removal?

Can i brush teeth vigorously after wisdom teeth removal?

Brushing "Wisdom": First week, avoid adjacent molars to surgical sites. If you have an ultrasonic toothbrush, then as you approach the last molars shut it off. Gentle rinsing and gentle brushing for a week. Then resume as normal and expect some tenderness. ...Read more

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Do your molars shift sideways after wisdom teeth removal?

Do your molars shift sideways after wisdom teeth removal?

Not usually: They will usually assume a position based on the opposing teeth in the opposite arch. If they were trying to go there and the wisdom teeth prevented it, then they might, but not common. ...Read more

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'my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

'my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

Teeth pain after o/s: Frequently the adjacent teeth to the wisdom teeth will feel sore for a few days after surgery. Very normal. If you have severe pain, return to your oral surgeon for an post op check. ...Read more

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Do teeth straighten out after removing wisdom teeth?

Do teeth straighten out after removing wisdom teeth?

Tooth movement: After removal of wisdom teeth, it is highly unlikely that you will develop a perfect smile without orthodontic support. Any malocclusion you have before will remain after the surgery. However you can get braces at any age. Orthodontic consults are usually complimentary. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth removal hurt?

Can wisdom teeth removal hurt?

Maybe: It may but usually not that much. Usually the pain is easily managed with a prescription pain medication but some patients find tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil is adequate. ...Read more

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Tingling after wisdom teeth removal. Normal?

Depends: I'm assuming you mean on your lip and chin. If this is the same day as surgery, that could be local anesthetic. If it is several days later, there may have been some injury to the sensory nerve. This usually gets better on its own, but it is best to inform your surgeon as they know all about your individual situation. ...Read more

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Please help! tooth inflammation after wisdom teeth removal?

Please help! tooth inflammation after wisdom teeth removal?

Inflammation?: How long ago were your wisdom teeth removed? Where is the inflammation? Are you in any pain? Is the inflammation getting better, worse or staying the same? The answers will determine what, if anything needs to be done. See the dentist who removed your teeth for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Will my crowded teeth shift & spread apart after wisdom tooth removal?

Will my crowded teeth shift & spread apart after wisdom tooth removal?

Probably not: They will most likely not get better, but at least the crowding wont get worse. Hence it would still be worthwhile to get them removed. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

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 your own ice bag in a cooler in the car. Keep ice on your face 20min on then 20 min off for the first 24 hours. Take pain meds as prescribed and limit activity. Dont suck through a straw, spit alot, slurp soup or smoke. Eat soft foods for 24 hrs. ...Read more

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Tips on healing wisdom tooth after removal?

Tips on healing wisdom tooth after removal?

Regular Wound Care: In your forties, it normally takes longer to heal than if wisdom teeth are removed in one's twenties. Rinse with warm water (add a quarter teaspoon per 4-6 ounces) on awakening, after meals and at bedtime. Maintain good oral hygiene, being especially thorough but gentle on the adjacent teeth. If pain or swelling is present, then see your dentist as you may have a "dry socket" or infection. ...Read more

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Is wisdom tooth removal necessary for molar crown?

Is wisdom tooth removal necessary for molar crown?

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, then you need to get rid of the problem first before the crown can be done. ...Read more

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Could general dentist remove impacted wisdom teeth?

Could general dentist remove impacted wisdom teeth?

Yes, but: Yes, but why wouldn't you want to see someone with much more experience? For best results, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations/treatment. ...Read more

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Will wisdom teeth removal help straighten crowded teeth?

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Will wisdom teeth removal help straighten crowded teeth?

Definitely, No: Removing wisdom teeth will not do anything to help relieve the crowding. See an orthodontist for consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is bone grafting required after wisdom teeth removal?

Is bone grafting required after wisdom teeth removal?

Not usually: Bone grafting is not usually required after wisdom teeth removal. Usually bone grafting is only recommended in areas where missing teeth may need to be replaced some day. ...Read more

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Mouthwash after wisdom teeth removal okay to use?

Depends: Rinsing too soon after an extraction can result in removing the blood clot that promotes healing in the site. Mouth rinses can be strong and may make this worse. I recommend waiting at least 24 hours before rinsing and then very gently with a mild salt water (saline) mixture. Always follow the directions your surgeon gives you. ...Read more

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Impacted wisdom teeth removal - after care suggestions?

Impacted wisdom teeth removal - after care suggestions?

Wisdom tooth : Follow the post op instructions given by the extracting dentist. No smoking. Soft diet. Take the pain medications as directed. No strenuous activities for the first few days. Talk to your surgeon about any concerns you have. ...Read more

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Pointy piece of tooth still there years after wisdom teeth removal?

Pointy piece of tooth still there years after wisdom teeth removal?

May not be tooth: There are other possibilities other than a piece of tooth in this area. It may be a bony protuberance or a bone spicule. Have it evaluated to determine exactly what is causing the problem and to determine your options for treatment. ...Read more

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Is bone grafting necessary after wisdom teeth extracted?

Is bone grafting necessary after wisdom teeth extracted?

Bone Grafting: Bone grafting after an extraction is a non-invasive and cost-effective way to make sure your jaw bone is preserved. For most cases, it is very helpful. Grafting is usually not needed to replace wisdom teeth, baby teeth, or when teeth were taken out for braces. ...Read more

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Any swelling after wisdom tooth extraction?

Any swelling after wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes: Without premedication, swelling can be common. With anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling perscription pre medications, these unpleasant effects of wisdom teeth removal can be managed quite comfortably. Discuss this with your treating dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more


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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more