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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do i even need to get my wisdom teeth removed if I have braces on at the time they are growing in?
When I went to my dentist for a cleaning last weekend they didn't seem to say anything about my swollen red upper gums. They said I had clean teeth. But I need to get my wisdom teeth removed and have a few cavities. Could this be contributing to the red s
Speak with DDS: You need to speak with the dentist and or hygienist and address the following, what is my home care regimen and how can it be improved? Can I see a copy of my periodontal charting and explain what the numbers mean to me. Why do you think I have red swollen gingiva and what are the remedies to have this addressed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ask your surgeon: Some wisdom teeth are as easy to remove as simple extractions, while others are severely impacted and usually result in more discomfort and swelling. Individuals also vary widely as to how well they deal with surgery. I suggest that you speak to the dentist performing the procedure as he\she is most aware of your particular circumstances and what to expect. It also depends on the type of job. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: My patients are advised to eat whatever they feel like they can eat immediately after surgery and before taking any pain medication. If you do not feel like eating, drink plenty of liquids from a cup and not through a straw. Some patients start out with a soft diet that does not require a lot of chewing, and advance their diet to a normal diet as tolerated. ...Read more
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