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Doctor insights on: Cost Of Taking Out Wisdom Teeth

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What's the average price of wisdom tooth extractions?

What's the average price of wisdom tooth extractions?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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What are the risks of getting wisdom teeth taken out on a sick stomach?

What are the risks of getting wisdom teeth taken out on a sick stomach?

Feel better first.: Unless yuour wisdom teeth have to come out now, it may be better to wait until your health has improved. That way you only have one thing to deal with .....Getting better after the wisdom tooth extractions. ...Read more

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Should regular molar extractions cost the same as wisdom tooth extractions?

Should regular molar extractions cost the same as wisdom tooth extractions?

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 more

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Can wisdom teeth push other teeth out of your gums?

Can wisdom teeth push other teeth out of your gums?

Yes: Yes, erupting wisdom teeth can apply pressure to surrounding teeth. Wisdom teeth can also prevent other teeth from erupting. For best advice, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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What is the piece of gum hanging out after getting wisdom teeth removal?

What is the piece of gum hanging out after getting wisdom teeth removal?

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 more

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What are the anesthesia costs for wisdom teeth removal?

What are the anesthesia costs for wisdom teeth removal?

Depends on area : It depends on length of time of anesthesia ~ general or IV could be anywhere from $ 300-1000.00. ...Read more

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Bone sticking out of gums after wisdom teeth removal..Is this serious?

Bone sticking out of gums after wisdom teeth removal..Is this serious?

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 more

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What to expect for removal of impacted wisdom tooth?

What to expect for removal of impacted wisdom tooth?

Oral surgeon: Complex question. Many variables. Best advice is to see an oral surgeon for comprehensive history/exam/xrays/video/recommendations. ...Read more

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How do dentists decide the extraction of teeth for braces?

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

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Is it possible solutions for crowded teeth instead of premolar extractions?

Is it possible solutions for crowded teeth instead of premolar extractions?

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 more

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Dental experts! what will the recovery after getting one wisdom tooth pulled be like?

Dental experts! what will the recovery after getting one wisdom tooth pulled be like?

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

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I'm getting 2 wisdom teeth (which are both impacted). How long is the recovery with getting wisdom teeth removed?

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

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Is general anesthesia worth the cost for impacted wisdom teeth?

Yes: If your wisdom teeth are impacted then sedation is a great option so tha you will be comfortable. It is worth the extra cost. However discuss your options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Opinions on keeping wisdom teeth or getting them pulled?

Opinions on keeping wisdom teeth or getting them pulled?

X-ray/exam needed: Most times to avoid a future problem , take them out while young. If impacted the wisdom tooth may harm the second molar. If it has swelled up a fw times , probably needs extraction. Go to aaoms.Org for more answers. ...Read more

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What is the process of getting wisdom teeth taken out?

What is the process of getting wisdom teeth taken out?

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 more

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Need some dental expertise! my teeth are shifting after retainer?

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 more

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What are the risks of drinking alcohol after wisdom teeth were extracted?

What are the risks of drinking alcohol after wisdom teeth were extracted?

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 more

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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.

Varies greatly: If fairly easy with local anesthetic in a lower fee location, possibly $150 or somewhat less, but if difficult, with general anesthesia, at an expensive location, much more $. Possibly a dental school may be an option for you. ...Read more

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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