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Doctor insights on: Braces Before Wisdom Teeth Removal

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Can wisdom teeth removal help TMJ if crowding is the main reason for the TMJ ? Would braces also help?

Can wisdom teeth removal help TMJ if crowding is the main reason for the TMJ ? Would braces also help?

Not crowding: Crowding not the cause of TMJ problems. Braces unlikely. Orthodontists almost ALWAYS want to treat TMJ with braces. Patients often end up with straight teeth and same TMJ problem. See a TMJ expert. ...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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Wanted to know if i can brush my teeth before wisdom teeth removal?

Wanted to know if i can brush my teeth before wisdom teeth removal?

Yes!: Any measures that improves oral hygiene before oral surgery is always good and helps prevent infection. ...Read more

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Does smoking pot before wisdom teeth removal safely reduce the effects of anethesia?

Does smoking pot before wisdom teeth removal safely reduce the effects of anethesia?

NO: You definitely do not want to smoke pot before getting wisdom teeth removed. The smoke actually irritates your lungs and airways (that's why you cough when smoking) and can make anesthesia more dangerous. In addition, it is a depressant, so it makes it hard to guess drug interactions. The only medicine used for anesthesia is what the doctor gives. ...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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What to do after wisdom teeth removal?

What to do after wisdom teeth removal?

Post op instructions: Your oral surgeon will give you a list of dos and don'ts for you to follow. ...Read more

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What should I eat after wisdom teeth removal?

What should I eat after wisdom teeth removal?

Diet after surgery: After wisdom teeth surgery the swelling, pain and sensitivity can make eating problematic. The first 24 hours soft foods such as ice cream, pudding, gelatin is your best choice. It is important that you drink plenty of fluids and not use a straw. After 24 hours more solid foods like pancakes, eggs, mashed potatoes and soft pasta. After 7-10 days go back to normal diet. ...Read more

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What can I expect during wisdom teeth removal?

What can I expect during wisdom teeth removal?

Depends: Your expectations will be dependent upon how your surgery is performed. If your surgery is performed under local anesthesia alone, you will feel some pressure and hear some noise. If you are sedated with an IV you may have minimal or no recall of the procedure and have a very comfortable procedure. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth removal a really horrible experience?

Is wisdom teeth removal a really horrible experience?

Depends: The extraction of a third molar or wisdom tooth is really not a horrible experience. However, the recovery period could be painful depending upon the severity of the impacted tooth or teeth. I would discuss this with your treating doctor to give you an idea about the condition of the teeth and their position in your mouth. ...Read more

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What does the procedure for wisdom teeth removal entail?

What does the procedure for wisdom teeth removal entail?

Ask oral surgeon: Depends on the tooth. Sometimes simple extraction. Sometimes raising a flap to remove bone. Sometimes local anesthesia, sometimes general anesthesia. Get a consultation from the wisdom tooth expert - oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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I'd really like to know how much for wisdom teeth removal?

I'd really like to know how much for wisdom teeth removal?

Varies: I appreciate your question but cost is determined by several factors. Just to mention a few: 1. The region where you are located 2. Difficulty - there are many types of extractions 3. Type of anesthesia used your best bet is to have a consultation with the oral surgeon and have him answer your questions. ...Read more

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I need to know what is the wisdom teeth removal procedure?

I need to know what is the wisdom teeth removal procedure?

Consultation: Set up a consultation with an oral surgeon to evaluate the degree of difficulty for the teeth removal and he will tell you what to expect. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens during wisdom teeth removal?

Could you tell me what happens during wisdom teeth removal?

What to expect:: How are they removed: http://wisdomteethchicago.Net/how-is-a-wisdom-tooth-removed-12378/ first 24 hours after wisdom tooth extractions: https://plus.Google.Com/109271775414409143738/posts/15uutnehdzq. ...Read more

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I have pain from wisdom teeth removal. How do I alleviate this?

See a dentist: You need to see a dentist for a clinical and radiographic examination to determine why you are having pain from your wisdom teeth. Before you can treat a problem, you first have to identify and diagnose the source of the problem so that the appropriate recommendations and/or options can be provided. ...Read more

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Are there any natural (no medicine) ways for wisdom teeth removal?

Are there any natural (no medicine) ways for wisdom teeth removal?

OS or dentist only: Wisdom tooth extraction is a serious surgical procedure and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or your dentist can perform the surgery. See your dentist for x-rays and consultation. ...Read more

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Hi docs! what could i eat after wisdom teeth removal?

Diet after surgery: After wisdom teeth surgery the swelling, pain and sensitivity can make eating problematic. The first 24 hours soft foods such as ice cream, pudding, gelatin is your best choice. It is important that you drink plenty of fluids and not use a straw. After 24 hours more solid foods like pancakes, eggs, mashed potatoes and soft pasta. After 7-10 days go back to normal diet. ...Read more

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What anesthesia is normally used for wisdom teeth removal?

What anesthesia is normally used for wisdom teeth removal?

Varies: Depends on the severity of the wisdom tooth impaction. I often remove wisdom teeth in my clinic with nitrous oxide and the local anesthetic articaine. If they are partially or completely impacted, an oral surgeon may use IV sedation and local anesthetic. This is a good option because you are not conscious of the procedure but not all the way under like general anesthesia. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to be sedated for a wisdom teeth removal?

What does it feel like to be sedated for a wisdom teeth removal?

Comfortable: Basically you will be totally unaware of having the teeth removed. Generally an IV sedation is used so you feel like you go to sleep and wake up when the procedure is completed. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth removal related to dry socket?

Is wisdom teeth removal related to dry socket?

Can be: Dry socket is not all that common . Usually smoker's with lower molar removal. The initial blood clot is lost in the extraction socket and the jaw bone becomes infected. If the sockets are taken care of properly , dry socket does not happen all that often. Initial pressure with gauze for at least 1-2 hours followed by no smoking, hard spitting, or sucking on straws will help prevent dry socket. ...Read more

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I have face swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

I have face swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

Not abnormal: It is a surgical procedure and depending on severity of impaction, swelling is a post operative symptom which will resolve. Use ice packs to reduce and call your doctor if you do not get resolution. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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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