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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?

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 more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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


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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

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How long can it take to get my wisdom teeth removed?

How long can it take to get my wisdom teeth removed?

Every case is unique: Impacted teeth or ones that have extensive root development may take up to an hour+. If only local anesthesia is required 35-40 min. Good luck. ...Read more

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Going to get my wisdom teeth removed tomorrow. What can I expect?

Going to get my wisdom teeth removed tomorrow. What can I expect?

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 more

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I need to know when is the best time to get my wisdom teeth removed?

I need to know when is the best time to get my wisdom teeth removed?

Now: Since you are 39, if they required removal, the sooner the better. Best advice is to see a board certified oral surgeon for advice, and if needed, treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if i need to get my wisdom teeth removed soon. What are my options?

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 more

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Do i even need to get my wisdom teeth removed if I have braces on at the time they are growing in?

Do i even need to get my wisdom teeth removed if I have braces on at the time they are growing in?

It depends: If the wisdom teeth are not interfering with the orthodontic treatment, then you do not have to take them out, but if they are pushing against other teeth, then yes they must be removed. ...Read more

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Was wondering if i go to the dentist tomorrow, how soon will i be able to get my wisdom teeth removed?

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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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


Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more