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Can You Have 5 Wisdom Teeth
Yes: Teeth in addition to the usual 32 are called supernumeraries, because that number is exceeded. These are often at the back of the jaws in line with the 3rd molars, or wisdom teeth. Some people do not get 3rd molars at all. ...Read more
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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 more
Depends: Wisdom teeth can come in any time in a wide age range, and keeping in mind that everyone develops at a different rate, this probably isn't a major worry. A panoramic x-ray at the dentist can help identify any problems that this might cause. ...Read more
I got my wisdom teeth yanked 5 days ago and have been icing. My cheeks are really dry to the touch. Why?
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
Call oral surgeon: Typically by the 5th day it should be feeling better. A call to your oral surgeon and a follow up visit can rule out the possibility of a dry socket or other concerns. ...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 more
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 more
I had my wisdom teeth removed 5 days ago they stiches are supposed to dissolve but they are coming out is that bad?
No: You will be fine. If stitches come out early it is not a big deal at all. The sockets usually will heal fine. ...Read more
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 more
Approx. 9 years old: Around age 9, wisdom teeth start to form inside the bone of the upper and lower jaws (maxilla and mandible.). The jaw have a lot more growing to do, so they are not yet at their full density. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 21, but can come in earlier or later. It is best to monitor this through clinical exams and x-rays with a dentist to evaluate whether or not there is room for them to come in or if they need to be removed when it is easier and has less associated risk. Consult with an Oral Surgeon, or your General Dentist. ...Read more
No: No, they will erupt until the contact the opposing tooth. If no opposing tooth, may erupt til hits the gum on the opposing jaw. If you have a wisdom tooth problem, the best person to see for evaluation is an oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more
Depends on Teeth: Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it;s a bit more complicated. Depends on the size, angulation, location, and several other factors. Every tooth is different. Every person is different. Your dentist/oral surgeon can predict pretty accurately how it's going to go and how you're going to feel. There's no way for you to guess yourself. Just get a consultation and you'll know for sure. ...Read more
Ages of 15 and 25: Four or more wisdom teeth come generally in between the ages of 15 and 25. Regardless the number or whether you have obvious symptoms, it is important to diagnose existing or potential problems caused by your wisdom teeth. ...Read more
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