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Can I get a lingual frenectomy while having wisdom teeth?

Can I get a lingual frenectomy while having wisdom teeth?

Ask your Dr: I see no reason not to do both if your doctor is up for it. I find it a bit unusual for anyone old enough to have wisdom teeth to consider this procedure(usually done in infancy). Some find it cosmeticly bothersome to have limited tongue protrusion, but if your speach is clear i wouldn't put it on a list of must haves. ...Read more

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Dr. Dale Tylor
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Frenectomy (Definition)

The suffix "ectomy" means removal. A fenumectomy is the removal of part of the frenum. The labial frenum is the muscle on the inner part of the upper lip. The lingual frenum is the muscle that attaches the under part of the tongue to the bone in the ...Read more


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Is it possible to get a lingual frenectomy during wisdom teeth extraction?

Is it possible to get a lingual frenectomy during wisdom teeth extraction?

Yes: Most if not all oral surgeons have the skill to perform a lingual frenectomy during wisdom tooth extraction. Talk to your surgeon about the procedure to see if it's right for you to do with the extractions. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom teeth extracted and suffered lingual nerve damage. How long until I recover?

I had my wisdom teeth extracted and suffered lingual nerve damage. How long until I recover?

See specialist ASAP: Very serious problem, In your area, I would recommend seeing a faculty orals surgeon at one of the NYC dental schools ASAP. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my wisdom teeth extracted and suffered lingual nerve damage. I am wondering how long before this recovers?

What do you suggest if my wisdom teeth extracted and suffered lingual nerve damage. I am wondering how long before this recovers?

Serious problem: Serious problem that needs to be addressed soon. Based on your location, I would recommend evaluation ASAP by the oral surgery department at one of the Philadelphia Dental Schools, either Temple or Penn. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can periapical xrays show location of the lingual nerve in relation to the lower wisdom teeth? Are they ever used in planning wisdom tooth extraction?

No and no: The lingual nerve runs in the soft tissue and would not show up on a periapical or a panorex. A panorex is usually used to visualize the jaw, sinuses, and wisdom teeth, and their relationship to the inferior alveolar nerve. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get your wisdom teeth at 13?

No: Not common. Sometimes parents mistake the second molar (wisdom tooth is 3rd molar) for the wisdom tooth. If you are not certain, best advice is to have youth evaluated by an oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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Help! I am scared to get my wisdom teeth out!?

Help! I am scared to get my wisdom teeth out!?

Wisdom teeth: There is no pain during the actual extraction because you will be numb but there will be some discomfort after. Take painkillers as prescribed by your dentist. To minimize further discomfort, use ice packs and warm compresses. Eat soft foods such as gelatin, etc. After the first day, you can rinse with warm salt water to reduce pain and swelling. ...Read more

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What happens when you get your wisdom teeth out?

What happens when you get your wisdom teeth out?

Consultation: Your dentist or surgeon who will be performing your surgery will likely discuss the procedure with you, including risks, possible complications, anesthetic options, and preoperative and postoperative instructions with you. As every office differs, it would be preferable to ask your dentist or surgeon any specific questions you may have so that they can be adequately addressed. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it okay to get your wisdom teeth out at the age of 32?

I was wondering is it okay to get your wisdom teeth out at the age of 32?

Very common: Yes, very common. Get your best advice about the need for removal, and subsequent removal, but a board certified oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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


Dr. Shari Jackson
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Lingual (Definition)

It is near the tongue. So a tooth surface that is on the tongue side is called lingual a surface. In ...Read more