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Do I Have To Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed
My dentist said I have to get my wisdom teeth removed beforr they brake through do they do it n the office or do I go somewere else?
Oral surgeon office: In our pittsburgh based oral surgery office, most of our patients come from referrals from general dentists. Although some general dentists have the training and experience to extract wisdom teeth, oral surgeons are required to have a minimum of 4 years of hospital based surgical training. In general oral surgoens have more experience and expertise in the extraction of impacted wisdom teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You missed the ideal: "window" before they are fully formed in late adolescence early adulthood - 17, 18, 19 Y.O. At this point though, if they are in your bite (occluding and aligned properly) without crowding, no periodontal pathology, no other bony pathology (cyst, etc.), able to be cleansed properly, restorable with fillings or crowns, non-abscessed - no worries then. For sure leave them intact! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends.: Depending on how many teeth are removed, what their position is (fully erupted, partially impacted, fully impacted, etc..., your post-operative discomfort and time to heal will vary. Your oral surgeon/ dentist should be able to give you a better idea than i can. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Now or Later: If your wisdom teeth are indicated for removal, early removal before the roots are fully developed is the optimal time. At 35, your wisdom teeth are fully developed. Your anesthetic options can be discussed with your dentist or surgeon who will be performing your surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do i even need to get my wisdom teeth removed if I have braces on at the time they are growing in?
Was wondering if i go to the dentist tomorrow, how soon will i be able to get my wisdom teeth removed?
Removing teeth: That depends upon the availability of the dentist's open appointment time, your medical ; dental history, the urgency of the need to have the teeth removed as well as your availability. If you are having the teeth removed with local anesthetic ; do not need medical clearance, it can be removed the same day. If you are having IV sedation, special preparation is required. Call the office to discuss. ...Read more
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