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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
No, it's optional: Wisdom teeth removal do not require general anesthesia, however the experience my be more comforttable with a milder IV sedation. Local anesthetic is required in either case. In other words, the dentist will numb your mouth so you won't feel any pain. But, if you don't want to hear the possible sounds of cracking, drilling or feeling strong pressure, it's more comfortable to be lightly sedated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are some issues you can have with tooth crowns? Can you get blackening of tooth at gum line?
See below: Speak to your dentist about Zirconia fabricated crowns, stronger, more aesthetic and no metal collar. ...Read more
No: But it is advisable. You can have a local and it is simply more traumatic. Oral surgeons use short acting anesthetics to have you out while the procedure is done and then easily awakened. It also depends how badly the tooth is impacted. If it is badly impacted you do not want to be awake while the doctor digs it out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, if: You certainly may, if you are in good health and have no contra-indications to such anesthesia. If these are not difficult impactions, and you are not very nervous, local anesthesia alone can be just fine. You will not feel pain, but will be aware of pressure and noise. Iv sedation has more risk, it is almost never a problem, but statistically more can go wrong. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
If you have crowded teeth and you get your wisdom teeth removed will your teeth straighten over time?
Yes: The average age is 17-25...Older perhaps if you have been a "late bloomer". Regular dental visits can help prevent a lot of problems and most teens these days do have dental x-rays around 17 to see how those teeth are situated and if they will emerge properly. Many people simply do not have room in their mouths for these teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shouldn't: Not a good idea because part of your teeth are covered with brackets and will not be affected . When brackets removed, you will see spots which may not respond to the whitening to the same degree. Wait until completed, then whiten. Good Luck. ...Read more
Dental experts! what will happen if I have crowded teeth but get braces without extracting my teeth?
Evaluation: An orthodontist will measure the size of your teeth and the size of the bone to support your teeth. If there's enough bone, teen can be straightened without ext factions. If there's a mismatch, extractions may be necessary. Can't put a quart and a half into a quart container. If teeth expanded beyond their bone support they created permanent bone loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No...: It depends on the severity of the decay. Small to moderate sized cavities can easily be filled, allowing you to keep your teeth. Some larger cavities my need more aggressive treatments such as root canals and/or crowns to save them. There are cases where the decay is large and the only choice then is to have it removed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Your choice: Unless you are a high risk for sedation, you can choose. Many people like conscious sedation instead of total general anesthesia. Safer, and easier to come out of. Many others, prefer to be awake and are fine with local numbing. Much depends on the complexity of the surgery and your preference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 cavities. Both lower 2nd molars. No wisdom teeth. No insurance. Do I need to be concerned about shifting if I get them extracted? Need to get fixed.
To extract or not?: Hi there, I noticed that you are 24 years old, much too young to be losing teeth. It would be best for you to visit a dentist for a comprehensive exam so that you can make an informed decision. To answer your Q, yes teeth can shift and the opposing teeth will erupt. Extracting a restorable tooth may seem like a good idea now because money is scarce, but replacing it later will be much more costly. ...Read more
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