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Doctor insights on: Cost Of Taking Out Wisdom Teeth

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I am taking my wisdom teeth out today. How much pain can I expect?

I am taking my wisdom teeth out today. How much pain can I expect?

Stress: How much pain after extraction depends on many things: the extent of surgery, your health, how well your body responds to pain medicine, etc. There is one thing you have a control on: stress reduction. Find as many ways to reduce your stress and worries. When your body deals with less stress hormone, you will benefit from less pain and better healing. Follow post-extracton instructions well. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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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


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What does it mean if you taste metallic days after taking your wisdom teeth out?

What does it mean if you taste metallic days after taking your wisdom teeth out?

Normal: Blood has a metallic taste to it due to the iron. In addition, food particles can get in the socket and impart a strange flavor. When the sockets close, all abnormal tastes should go away. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth taking ages to come through. I was supposed to have it years ago, but nothing. What is wrong?

Wisdom teeth taking ages to come through. I was supposed to have it years ago, but nothing. What is wrong?

Nothing wrong.: Your teeth are erupting very, very slowly or they are horizontally impacted. Ask your dentist to review your radiographs to be sure. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will the healing take from taking out four wisdom teeth?

Can someone tell me how long will the healing take from taking out four wisdom teeth?

Initial 2 days: Initial recovery is 2 days, 4 if you have extensive swelling. Ice is very helpful the first 24 hours. Sutures usually removed or gone in 1 week. The extraction site will fill in and remodel over time. The hole will turn into a depression and finally become a smooth ridge taking 6 months. The late healing will be unnoticeable to you except it will trap food less and less. ...Read more

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When to take out wisdom teeth?

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

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Does everyone get wisdom teeth?

Does everyone get wisdom teeth?

No: Most do get some wisdom teeth but not everyone, as well some people have unusual numbers of them. I have seen 6 of them and heard of more, and some only have 1. ...Read more

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When do wisdom teeth start to form?

When do wisdom teeth start to form?

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

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How can they take wisdom teeth out?

How can they take wisdom teeth out?

Depends: Depends on the tooth position. If fully erupted in the mouth - simple extraction. If impacted, may need a gum flap, removal of bone, and sectioning of the tooth. ...Read more

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