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Do All Your Teeth Fall Out
50/50 research: It was once thought wisdom teeth push ; crowd teeth. Research showed that, with or without wisdom teeth extraction, crowding of teeth occurred at almost 50/50% chance. When they have functional space, keeping wisdom teeth is acceptable. However, wisdom teeth that are non-functional or in insufficient space, often cause many problems. Most dentists offer extraction as a choice because of this. ...Read more
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
Post-operatively?: This depends entirely on a combination of factors: type of impaction, age, inflammatory response to surgery, intra-op and post-op medication regimen, state-of-mind, pain tolerance level, skill level of surgeon, instrumentation used (piezosurgery) and following post-op instructions are some of those factors. The process itself couldn't be more pleasant or simple with sedation/general anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: They will all fall out if there is a permanent tooth under it to replace it. If there is no permanent tooth or the permanent tooth is in the wrong position the baby tooth may not come out on its own. If you are concerned you can see a dentist for x-rays to determine where you stand. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wisdom teeth: Around the ages of 16-21ish are usually not fully developed - where they haven't reached their full root length. This has "anatomic advantages" that can reduce potential compliations. Since many times they don't have room to emerge, the longer their roots are allowed to grow to full maturity length, the closer to an important sensory nerve (bottom ones) and to the sinus (upper ones) they can get. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few more to add...: Adjacent tooth damage/loss, localized periodontal disease (and its known correlation with cardiovascular risks), additional pathology - tumors, dental arch crowding/teeth shifting, abscesses that can threaten airway (ludwigs angina), recurrent headaches. Here is a good top 10 reasons hit list to view: http://wisdomteethchicago.Net/top-ten-important-reasons-to-have-your-wisdom-teeth-removed/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need expert opinion on when getting your wisdom teeth pulled out do you go under some kind of sleep?
Depends: If you want that, talk to your dentist. Often, the wisdom teeth are above the gumline and can be quickly and easily removed, using regular local anesthetic. If difficult removal (if impacted, under the gumline) then you may be more comfortable being asleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wisdom teeth/spacing: The teeth immediately in front of the wisdom teeth are lmulti-rooted molars that are very difficult to move. So if teeth spread out, it's not due to the removal of the wisdom teeth.If a tooth closer to the front of the mouth with a single root is removed, there may be some spacing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes....: They are called primary (or baby) molars. When was your (or your child's) last dental checkup? Make sure you (and your child) are going every six months. If you have a question or a concern or just want to be sure everything is ok, have it checked out now. ...Read more
Usually: In some cases teeth can be left in if smoothed off at the gum line but this not usually the case. Usually all teeth are removed, unless the roots are kept for what is called an over denture. When roots are kept bone height is kept and the teeth may be used to retain the denture as well. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Good question: I am not a dentist, but I remember what my oral surgeon told me when I had my wisdom teeth removed. He said they have a tendency to result in odontogenic infections if left in place. So their extraction is preventative. The infection can spread to the jaw and cause osteomyelitis or enter the bloodstream and cause systemic illness. ...Read more
Unsupervised: Sounds like it's been quite a while since your last check up and even though your teeth may be healthy, the bone/gum around the teeth is receding in response to infection. Please see your c dentist asap and ask if referral to periodontist is advisable. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
How do I figure out what is that blue stuff the orthodontis put on your back teeth when you get braces?
Ask: To be sure, ask your treating Dentist or Orthodontic Specialist. It's probably band cement placed on the chewing surface of back teeth to create a Bite Turbo. It's designed to temporarily open your bite, preventing you from over-closing into your new braces and knocking the braces loose. It will wear down with time, or the Dentist orOrthodontist will remove it when no longer required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nope: Extraction of teeth is determined on a case by case basis by your orthodontist. Many factors are taken into consideration, including facial profile and the amount of room available in your jaws for the proper alignment of your teeth. Speak to your orthodontist regarding what is best for your situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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