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Cost Of Taking Out Wisdom Teeth
Depends: It depends if you have insurance, the zip code you area located in, if you requrie sedation and if the teeth are impacted. See a dentist or an oral surgeon for an evaluation. Ball park for a set of 4 wisdom teeth with sedation, no insurance can run about $2000. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Will removing all wisdom teeth (one impacted) cause my teeth to shift? I'm 18 and just got braces the day before surgery. They also pulled one tooth.
Shifting: Wisdom teeth contribute perhaps 10% to instability of anterior teeth. Make sure you follow retainer instructions to the letter after braces removed. Of concern is 1) Difficulty in caring for wisdom teeth and surrounding gum tissues, and 2) The damage to bone and adjacent teeth that impacted teeth can cause. Ask your Orthodontic Specialist for his/her opinion. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends : Some wisdom tooth extractions are routine (tooth above the gumlime) but some molar extractions turn surgical because the crown is broken off or the roots may be difficult to remove. Every extraction is different depending upon the tooth and how it is positioned in the mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loose gum.: Sometimes, after a wisdom tooth is removed, the gum tissue will be "flapping". Some dentists leave it that way and other dentists will either remove it or stitch it to the rest of the gum. No matter which way, it will eventually heal and you'll be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: An oral surgeon is trained to do just that. ...Read more
Depends: After wisdom teeth are removed some patients may have some bone that protrudes from the gums. Whether or not it is a serious problem or not depends on the size and location of the exposed bone and how much discomfort it is causing. If the exposed bone is significantly large, your dentist or surgeon may have to perform a minor procedure to remove it. Your dentist or surgeon can advise you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not easily..: After determining if a patient would benefit from braces, determining the need for extractions is the next most basic question that needs to be answered. Orthodontists differ greatly on when and what teeth to extract so it always is a good idea to get more than one opinion. Two important factors to consider is the severity of the crowding and the facial profile. ...Read more
Size of container: Cant put 2 quarts int a 1 quart container. 30% of all orthodontic patients have too much tooth material for the amount of bone they have in their jaws. If such a discrepancy exists, extractions mandatory. If enough bone support exists, rx can be done without extractions. See a qualified orthodontic specialist who does nothing but orthodontic treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Premedication: Premedication starting a day before wisdom teeth extractions with a mild steroid (decadron) and an anti-inflammatory (motrin) will do wonders at keeping swelling and pain under control after the procedure. With this protocol you will minimize risk for time off of work. Review this with your treating dentist. ...Read more
I'm getting 2 wisdom teeth (which are both impacted). How long is the recovery with getting wisdom teeth removed?
A few days: You should be pretty well recovered after a few days. If not talk to your surgeon as there is quite a bit of variation depending on the severity of the surgery and who has done it for you. ...Read more
Loaded: Question with the ability of only a 400 character word count answer. I would thin that your oral and maxillofacial surgeon would have thoroughly covered all these aspects during the initial consultation with you. I can refer you here for several articles that address the before, the during and the after. I hope this helps and i know you will be fine. http://wisdomteethchicago.net/blog/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get help ASAP: Don't wait, the longer you delay the less that can be done. See an orthodontic specialist, preferably the orthodontist that treated you, for review and management recommendations. It's not like a steel post in concrete. Teeth will shift as bone changes. See an orthodontist to minimize the change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At least 24 hrs.: You might have been given Rx and if they warn against alcohol - that needs to be heeded. Also, you need to wait till a clot forms to eat or drink anything. Avoid a straw to prevent dry socket. Ask your dentist about all this - it's not the alcohol per se, but always be moderate. Call their office to inquire. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
About how much would it cost w/out insurance for a single wisdom tooth extraction? I only have one, slightly impacted, and hasn't come out of gum.
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