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Can You Have 5 Wisdom Teeth
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
It's been five days since I had my wisdom teeth taken out. Am I still at risk for dry sockets? I am terrified.
Yes, but: Do you have any worsening pain or swelling or difficulty chewing or swallowing? If non of those then relax and discuss any symptoms or concerns with your oral surgeon ...Read more
Taking antibiotic for wisdom teeth five days ago and noticed something weird going on 'down there'. I.E. Burning, itching. What should I do
I have 5 wisdom teeth and I am getting them out. I have had braces and know I wear my retainer at night only. When can I start to wear my retainer?
Unusual: Most people have 4 wisdom teeth, but 5 or more is not unusual. Wait until your stitches are out, then titrate your retainer time. Start with an hour a day and work your way up. While your retainer is out, don't let it dry out. Let it soak in denture cleaner, changing the water/denture cleaner tablet daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got my wisdom teeth yanked 5 days ago and have been icing. My cheeks are really dry to the touch. Why?
From icing: The moisture from the ice is causing the skin to dry. No big deal. Use some lotion on it. No need to keep cold on the area after 5 days. ...Read more
Its been 5 days after all 4 of my wisdom teeth have been removed - when can I drink from a straw?
Probably OK: If you have no outward signs of swelling or pain, it should not be a problem... But then again, since you are under the care of an oral surgeon, ask him/her so that no complications occur, since over the internet we cannot tell how difficult the extractions were or what type of wound you have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I got my wisdom teeth removed about 2.5 weeks ago this be bad for my middle/back teeth?
Not at all: Removing wisdom teeth will not adversely affect positions of the other teeth. Nor will it let teeth that are crowded unravel back into the wisdom tooth areas. If wisdom teeth need extraction, have it done, but don't expect positional changes of the other teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had my wisdom teeth removed 5 days ago they stiches are supposed to dissolve but they are coming out is that bad?
Every mouth differs: Not every wisdom tooth needs to come out. Some come into your mouth is a good position that allows you to keep it clean and use it. Others come in at bad angles, or in positions that don't allow it to be kept clean. If they do need to be removed, it is better to have them out while you are still young. The older we get the harder our bone gets, so the extractions can be harder to do. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Start at about 15: Wisdom teeth eruption can vary on ages, most likely around 15 years old. Whether the wisdom teeth erupt properly is another matter. The teeth can no erupt at all (completely impacted- in bone, bone and tissue;) partially impacted- part way through the tissue or fully erupt. Many people are born these days without wisdom teeth. Should have your dentist monitor as you get to this age. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Manageable: During the procedure the discomfort is managed by medications including anesthetics, making the work manageable for you and easier for the surgeon. After the surgery follow your oral surgeon's post-procedure instructions to the letter and again the discomfort will be manageable. One tip, make sure your mouth is healthy and clean before the surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In the bone as buds: By age 12-14 one will see developing tooth buds on the x ray. All of your body is embriologically completely formed at birth except your teeth and your sex organs. A developing tooth forms from a few cells....It is not just down there in the bone waiting to erupt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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