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Can Your Wisdom Teeth Fall Out
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
Had all 4 wisdom teeth out on Saturday, and on one side I have a clot about the size of a gumball....is this normal and will it fall off on its own?
Call dentist: Call & see the dentist that took them out to evaluate your situation. ...Read more
Is it bad to have your stitches fall out of your upper mouth on left side after wisdom teeth removal after 3 days?
Usually not: The first 3 days are the most critical and as long as you are careful, it shouldn't be a problem. Some stitches do not actually fall out but dissolve. It is always best to check with the dentist who placed the stitches. ...Read more
2nd molars on top loose after wisdom teeth extraction? Are they going to fall out? Also I grind my teeth at night to prevent Molar falling out????????
Loose teeth: Grinding your teeth will only loosen them, not tighten them. To determine proper treatment for loose teeth requires first determining cause. May be malocclusion, tooth infection, gum infection, sinus infection, parafunctional habits, etc. See your General Dentist to start. Specialty referral may be prudent. ...Read more
I had my wisdom teeth taken out a week ago and one of the green/yellow scabs is loose and appears to be about to fall off. There was no blood and I don't have pain but it seems soon for the scab to be falling off already. Is there reason to worry?
It is normal: The “yellow scab” over a healing extraction site is a normal healing process. This should not be confused with an infection. Nothing to worry. If concerned, always ask your surgeon for more information. ...Read more
Can I develope a dry socket after 7 days? Lower wisdom teeth removed. After salt water rinse I noticed a tiny bit of blood clot fall out. What now?
Yes: Dry socket may last up to several weeks, although treatment can markedly reduce the pain symptoms. Hope that helps. ...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
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
Perception and response to painful or noxious stimuli varies from person to person. Some patients have four impacted wisdom teeth removed with only local anesthesia and do well. Some patients may have a single tooth removed with sedation and say that the procedure was not a pleasant one.
Iv sedation and/or general anesthesia can make a potentially unpleasant procedure more comfortable. ...Read more