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I am about to get my bottom wisdom teeth out. Should i get my uppers out as well?

I am about to get my bottom wisdom teeth out. Should i get my uppers out as well?

Depends: Discuss the options with your dentist. You may need to have your upper wisdom teeth extracted. However it depends on your bite. If the wisdom teeth are functional, erupted fully in a straight position, healthy and do not compromise the adjacent teeth then your dentis may choose to leave them in. However if they are a source of infection and gum disease then removal may be beneficial. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last or 3rd molars to erupt in the mouth. It usually occurs around ages 17-21 and many become impacted for lack of room. Wisdom teeth are the hardest to reach, clean, and have restorative done to. This is the main reason for ...Read more


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My bottom wisdom teeth are impacted and are near a major nerve. What is the best course of action?

My bottom wisdom teeth are impacted and are near a major nerve. What is the best course of action?

Discuss w/ surgeon.: It sounds like you are saying that the lower wisdom teeth are located near the inferior alveolar nerve. This nerve runs into your jaw and exits near your premolars (bicuspids) and runs to your lower lip. If this nerve is severed, then you will lose the feeling to one of the sides of your lower lip. Discuss all risks and benefits with your doctor to determine the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the bottom wisdom teeth to grow?

How long does it take for the bottom wisdom teeth to grow?

A long time: Tooth development and growth occurs over many years, starting out as a bud of tissue in the bone. For many people, wisdom teeth may begin erupting into the mouth during the early teen years, while others may have wisdom teeth that remain impacted due to space or position problems. Panoramic x-rays can provide information on the stage of development of your wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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I had my two bottom wisdom teeth removed and both had 4 curly roots, I thought wisdom teeth only had 2 roots.

I had my two bottom wisdom teeth removed and both had 4 curly roots, I thought wisdom teeth only had 2 roots.

Many possibilities..: Each molar tooth can be slightly different. Some have one root, others multiple roots. It really all depends on the genetics of their formation. ...Read more

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I don't have enough space for my bottom wisdom teeth. Do i pull them out, or the 2 back teeth (each have 1 big cavity) and let the wisdom teeth grow?

I don't have enough space for my bottom wisdom teeth. Do i pull them out, or the 2 back teeth (each have 1 big cavity) and let the wisdom teeth grow?

Depends: The answer depends on the extent of the decay in the two teeth and what may be necessary to treat the two teeth, the position of the two wisdom teeth, as well as your age. If the wisdom teeth are impacted, they may not erupt into the mouth, or erupt into a functional position, and could cause more problems. Your dentist and/or surgeon can advise you. ...Read more

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My bottom wisdom teeth roots are wrapped around the facial nerve, so they can't be removed. So, what can I do for pain from my wisdom teeth?

My bottom wisdom teeth roots are wrapped around the facial nerve, so they can't be removed. So, what can I do for pain from my wisdom teeth?

Coronectomy: is a surgical option for impacted lower wisdom tooth in close proximity to the inferior alveolar nerve. A coronectomy is a procedure in which only the crown of a lower wisdom tooth is removed, leaving the root intact. For your information inferior alveolar nerve is a branch of the trigeminal nerve, not facial. Respectfully. ...Read more

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I'm 28. My bottom wisdom teeth haven't come in fully but my top ones have. Do I have to remove the top ones? I brush them really well every day.

I'm 28. My bottom wisdom teeth haven't come in fully but my top ones have. Do I have to remove the top ones? I brush them really well every day.

See your dentist: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned, painful and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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What to do if i had my bottom wisdom teeth cut out on friday morning and now the right sode of my face is swollen?

What to do if i had my bottom wisdom teeth cut out on friday morning and now the right sode of my face is swollen?

Wisdom teeth removal: If you are having swelling, i would suggest you return to the surgeon or dentist that removed the teeth. You may need to be put on an antibiotic or have the area cleaned and irrigated. ...Read more