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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

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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


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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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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

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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

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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

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I might have to get my tonsils taken out. Do i need to take my tongue piercing out beforehand?

I might have to get my tonsils taken out. Do i need to take my tongue piercing out beforehand?

Yes.: Any time you undergo surgery under general anesthesia you will be asked if there is anything removable in your mouth. If there is (and tongue rings can be removed) they will insist you remove it. ...Read more

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Do i need to get a catheter when i get my wisdom teeth pulled?

Do i need to get a catheter when i get my wisdom teeth pulled?

Never: A wisdom teeth procedure with sedation by an oral surgeon should not take more 30-45 min on average (includes prep time, procedure time and recovery time). The procedure is very short and a catheter is not needed, unless the patient has a bladder issue. ...Read more

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How do I know when i need to have my wisdom tooth taken out?

How do I know when i need to have my wisdom tooth taken out?

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 more

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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

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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

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I am about to get my bottom wisdom teeth out. Should i get my uppers out as well?

I am about to get my bottom wisdom teeth out. Should i get my uppers out as well?

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 more

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Wanted to know if i can still get braces after i get all my molars pulled out?

Wanted to know if i can still get braces after i get all my molars pulled out?

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 more

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Getting my wisdom teeth out tomorrow. Anything I need to do beforehand?

Getting my wisdom teeth out tomorrow. Anything I need to do beforehand?

Follow Instructions: Follow the preoperative instructions provided for you by your surgeon, especially if you are scheduled to undergo sedation. It always helps to get a good night of rest before undergoing surgery. ...Read more

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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

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Do i absolutely need to get wisdom teeth pulled?

Do i absolutely need to get wisdom teeth pulled?

Maybe: No - if they are in position and not causing a problem. Yes - if they are in position and causing a problem. Yes - if they are not in position , they will cause a problem if they are not now. Waiting until later only makes a bad situation much worse. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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If I have crowding in my mouth will they take out my teeth befor braces?

If I have crowding in my mouth will they take out my teeth befor braces?

Crowded teeth: Each situation is unique. The only way to know whether or not teeth need to be removed is to get an orthodontic evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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


Dr. Janice Alexander
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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