Top
20
Doctor insights on: Do I Have To Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed

Share
1

1
When do I need to get my wisdom teeth removed?

When do I need to get my wisdom teeth removed?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer

Mouth (Definition)

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


2

2
How do I get my wisdom teeth removed?

How do I get my wisdom teeth removed?

General DDS or OS: Not all patients require removal of their wisdom teeth. A dentist who actually examines you and see x-rays of your wisdom teeth can determine whether or not they need to be removed. Some general dentists remove wisdom teeth while others prefer to refer patients to oral surgeons for their removal. Some patients merely need local anesthesia (and analgesia), while others prefer to have IV sedation. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
Do I have to get my wisdom teeth taken out?

Do I have to get my wisdom teeth taken out?

Wisdom teeth: This is a question for your dentist. Most people in the US get theirs removed. If you don't have room for them in your mouth they will cause your other teeth to shift and move. If you do, then there is normally not a problem. Some people's teeth are sideways or impacted in the jaw. Usually this requires surgical removal. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
Do I have to get my tooth extracted for braces?

Do I have to get my tooth extracted for braces?

Maybe: If there is not enough room to move the teeth into the correct alignment, this might be necessary. Different orthodontists have different opinions as to where and how to do this movement. If you have reservations, talk with your orthodontist or seek a second opinion. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What should I do to get my wisdom teeth extracted?

What should I do to get my wisdom teeth extracted?

See a dentist: See a dentist for an evaluation. Sometimes you may be referred to an oral surgeon to have your wisdom teeth removed. Sedation may be a good option if you are apprehensive. Visit www.Nomorewisdomtooth.Com for more information. Good luck. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Can i get my wisdom teeth extracted when I have braces?

Can i get my wisdom teeth extracted when I have braces?

Yes: Usually that's not a problem. The oral surgeon can often work around the braces, although he\she may ask the orthodontist to remove part of it if it might interfere with the surgery or possibly get damaged. It can then be replaced easily. Good luck. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
7

7
Will i need to have my wisdom teeth removed before getting braces?

Will i need to have my wisdom teeth removed before getting braces?

Depends of treatment: If your wisdom teeth are indicated for removal, having them removed before getting braces may be easier for your recovery and for the surgeon. Gauze sponges have a way of getting hung on the orthodontic appliances. The recommendation for removal and timing for removal may be best determined by the orthodontist providing treatment for you, as well as the surgeon performing your surgery. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
How do I know when my wisdom teeth should be removed?

How do I know when my wisdom teeth should be removed?

See a Pro: Ask your dentist to refer you to an oral surgeon today. After clinical examination and x-rays/cbct scan this specialist can best determine with you the need for rx and the best time for rx. Don't wait for it to hurt, wisdom teeth can cause painless damage. See the pro that does this all day every day for the most informed opinion. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
9

9
Wanted to know if i can have other teeth removed while getting my wisdom teeth extracted?

Wanted to know if i can have other teeth removed while getting my wisdom teeth extracted?

Routine: Yes, routine to remove other teeth same time. Make sure you are being evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon. With multiple teeth, you may want to consider IV sedation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Do I have to get wisdom teeth removed if they are hurting your gums?

Do I have to get wisdom teeth removed if they are hurting your gums?

Probably: It's usually necessary to remove wisdom teeth even when they are asymptomatic. So if you are bothered by yours, you better see the dentisl. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
I have all four of my wisdom teeth but i'm wondering to get braces do I have to get them out?

Wisdom teeth: Any needed extractions will be determined by your orthodontist. This is usually based on how much room is needed to correct any crowding vs how much room is available, plus whether your wisdom teeth are fully erupted and their position in the arch. For any questions about your treatment, don't hesitate to contact your dentist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Do you think I should have my unopposed upper wisdom teeth extracted?

Do you think I should have my unopposed upper wisdom teeth extracted?

Maybe: If they are biting into your lower jaw or extruding and irritating the teeth in front of them, yes. If theyu are not bothering you, why? ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Do i need to get anesthesia when i get my wisdom teeth out?

Do i need to get anesthesia when i get my wisdom teeth out?

Talk to Dentist: Most teeth extractions can be done under local anesthesia with a cooperative patient. If there are especially impacted teeth then some sedation might be indicated. I don't even remember the procedure after a little dose of valium. If you have concerns please contact your dentist and discuss these fears with him. Good luck. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
14

14
How to tell if i need my wisdom teeth removed?

How to tell if i need my wisdom teeth removed?

See you dentist: A dental examination with the appropriate x-ray(s) where all the teeth in the upper and lower jaws can be visualized should be performed by your dentist. Your dentist can then advise you if your wisdom teeth are indicated for removal or not. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
I need to get braces but my dentist says i may need to get my wisdom teeth extracted if I do when will i be able to get my braces on?

I need to get braces but my dentist says i may need to get my wisdom teeth extracted if I do when will i be able to get my braces on?

Braces + ext's: You, the dentist removing the teeth, and the orthodontist can best answer your question and coordinate your treatment. You can continue with treatment as soon as you are felling up to it. A week or two is usually more than adequate time. The ease or difficulty of the extractions plays an important role in determining when you will feel up to it. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers
16

16
For wisdom teeth removal, do I have to remove my tongue piercing?

Probably: This is something to discuss with your oral surgeon or dentist. Likely they will want your tongue piercing removed during the procedure to decrease any chance of it dislodging and getting into your airway or blocking access to your teeth during the removal. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
What can I eat after I get wisdom teeth removed?

What can I eat after I get wisdom teeth removed?

Soft foods: Stick with a light soft diet, avoid anything too hot, and try chewing in areas away from the surgical site(s). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Should I have my wisdom tooth removed?

Should I have my wisdom tooth removed?

Common: It is very common to have wisdom teeth removed as an adolescent because they can cause impaction on the molars. The procedure is performed most commonly by an oral sugeon in an outpatient office setting. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers
19

19
Would i get to keep my wisdom teeth once they are removed?

Would i get to keep my wisdom teeth once they are removed?

Yes: Yes. Make sure you ask the oral surgeon before the procedure. Extracted teeth are discarded into the trash immediately after surgery. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
What can I do after having my wisdom teeth removed?

What can I do after having my wisdom teeth removed?

Follow postoperative: Instructions. Keep everything clean. Nothing crunchy spicy carbonated or too hot. Avoid using a straw or playing with the site. Protect the clot and allow it to heal. Call your dentist office if you have any questions or experience anything unusual. Feel better! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
4 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Janice Alexander
2 doctors shared insights

Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more