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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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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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I haven't had time to get my wisdom teeth taken care of and they are starting to come in. Is it okay to smoke while they do?

Smoking: The effect on your body from smoking is potentially more harmful that the effect on the erupting wisdom teeth. Smoking can cause oral cancer and other medical problems. Your body, your choice. Btw-smoking will have little or no effect on erupting wisdom teeth in and of itself. ...Read more

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What to do if i got told I have to get my wisdom teeth cut out, what does this involve?

What to do if i got told I have to get my wisdom teeth cut out, what does this involve?

Third molars: It all depends upon the location of those molars. The extractions may be a simple procedure, or it may involve a more complicated surgery. What you need to do is to see a good oral surgeon who will let you know what exactly will be involved. ...Read more

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I have to get my wisdom teeth out but i'm absolutely terrified of needles. What would you recommend i do?

I have to get my wisdom teeth out but i'm absolutely terrified of needles. What would you recommend i do?

Teeth & Shots: Talk to your oral surgeon & hopefully he or she can put you at ease about the process. You can always be prescribed an oral anti-anxiety medication the evening before your procedure to allow you to relax. Typically you will have nitrous oxide first (which relaxes you & makes you feel numb), quick & easy IV placement, and then within moments you will fall asleep. You won't feel shots or anything. ...Read more

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Next spring break I have to get my wisdom teeth out. Spring break is a week long. Wi have to get them all out. Will i be back to normal when school st?

Next spring break I have to get my wisdom teeth out. Spring break is a week long. Wi have to get them all out. Will i be back to normal when school st?

Most likely yes: Pain and swelling following wisdom teeth extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop.You will get a prescription for the pain management during healing time. Make sure to choose an experience dentist or an oral surgeon for this procedure. Good luck. ...Read more

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What will happen if I don't get my wisdom teeth taken out?

What will happen if I don't get my wisdom teeth taken out?

Depends: If partially erupted..Likely pain and prob down the road. If fully erupted and in function...Possibly no prob. If not erupted but through bone...May again lead to prob and even decay with out it being erupted. Not erupted, not through bone...Maybe nothing. Each person and situation is diff. Unpredictable, can only be estimated. ...Read more

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I will get my wisdom teeth taken out. I have five of them. Any suggestions for a speedy recovery?

I will get my wisdom teeth taken out. I have five of them. Any suggestions for a speedy recovery?

Post-extraction: Listen to the dr's instructions! no smoking post-op is paramount. Typically, no rinsing for 24 hours is advised. A soft diet, avoiding very hot foods/liquids is also helpful. And rest. Lay off the treadmill for a little while. ...Read more

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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. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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