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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Between age 17 & 21: All wisdom teeth should be removed unless contraindicated. Best time to remove wisdom teeth is between 17 and 21 orthodontists(brace speicalists ) may ask you to have wisdom teeth removed sooner anytime you feel prssure from wisdom teeth eruption or have swollen gum tissue surrounding erupting teeth, you should see your dentist for evaluation of wisdom teeth removal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Discuss the options with your dentist. You may need to have your upper wisdom teeth extracted. However it depends on your bite. If the wisdom teeth are functional, erupted fully in a straight position, healthy and do not compromise the adjacent teeth then your dentis may choose to leave them in. However if they are a source of infection and gum disease then removal may be beneficial. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am going to get my wisdom teeth pulled and i have a very new tongue piercing, therefore i cannot take it out. Will my dentist make me?
Yes, but: It would be wise to have an initial examination (usually free) done by a specialist Orthodontist BEFORE any teeth are removed, restored, reshaped, etc. That way the Orthodontist can work with your Restorative Dentist to provide you with the best possible platform on which to do your restorative treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if i got my wisdom teeth out plus four more teeth taken out for braces because I have extremely bad crowding well?
Braces: Having teeth removed in order to straighten the teeth is sometimes necessary especially if you have bad crowding. There is no pain during the actual extraction because you will be numb but there will be some discomfort after. When you are done with your orthodontic treatment, you or anyone else will not be able to tell you are missing teeth without counting them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took out my wisdom teeth and i want all 4 of them back what procedure do i have to do if i want they all back? dentures? dental implants? and how m
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