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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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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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How to tell if i need my wisdom teeth removed?

How to tell if i need my wisdom teeth removed?

See you dentist: A dental examination with the appropriate x-ray(s) where all the teeth in the upper and lower jaws can be visualized should be performed by your dentist. Your dentist can then advise you if your wisdom teeth are indicated for removal or not. ...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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Will i need to have my wisdom teeth removed before getting braces?

Will i need to have my wisdom teeth removed before getting braces?

Depends of treatment: If your wisdom teeth are indicated for removal, having them removed before getting braces may be easier for your recovery and for the surgeon. Gauze sponges have a way of getting hung on the orthodontic appliances. The recommendation for removal and timing for removal may be best determined by the orthodontist providing treatment for you, as well as the surgeon performing your surgery. ...Read more

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How do I get my wisdom teeth removed?

How do I get my wisdom teeth removed?

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 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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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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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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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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What could I do to determine if i need my wisdom teeth removed?

What could I do to determine if i need my wisdom teeth removed?

See Oral Suegeon: The oral surgeon can examine you and take a special xray that will show your wisdom teeth. He can see if they are close to the nerve or sinus or will cause problems with adjacent teeth. ...Read more

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Do I have to get wisdom teeth removed if they are hurting your gums?

Do I have to get wisdom teeth removed if they are hurting your gums?

Probably: It's usually necessary to remove wisdom teeth even when they are asymptomatic. So if you are bothered by yours, you better see the dentisl. ...Read more

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

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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How do I know when my wisdom teeth should be removed?

See a Pro: Ask your dentist to refer you to an oral surgeon today. After clinical examination and x-rays/cbct scan this specialist can best determine with you the need for rx and the best time for rx. Don't wait for it to hurt, wisdom teeth can cause painless damage. See the pro that does this all day every day for the most informed opinion. ...Read more

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What can I do to know if i need my wisdom teeth/tooth removed?

See your dentist: Taking a panoramic x-ray can tell if your wisdom teeth have enough room to come in or if there will be a problem. ...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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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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Would i get to keep my wisdom teeth once they are removed?

Would i get to keep my wisdom teeth once they are removed?

Yes: Yes. Make sure you ask the oral surgeon before the procedure. Extracted teeth are discarded into the trash immediately after 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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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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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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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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Should I get my wisdom teeth removed? At checkup, dentist said 1/4 is growing okay but 3/4 are not. Thanks!

Should I get my wisdom teeth removed? At checkup, dentist said 1/4 is growing okay but 3/4 are not. Thanks!

Yes/depends: I say yes and depends because it all depends on location, frequency of irritation and risk (current and future). The benefits of wisdom teeth removal are higher before the age of 25 and there after the risks start to become more and more progressive. ...Read more

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Help docs! i had six novocaine shots today because i was going to get my wisdom teeth removed but it didn't end up happening?

It will pass: The anesthesia will pass. Be careful not to chew your cheek / tongue / lips in the meantime. May take up to 8 hours to wear off. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much does it hurt to get your wisdom teeth removed? How long until you are fully healed?

How much does it hurt to get your wisdom teeth removed? How long until you are fully healed?

It Varies: Wisdom teeth can be impacted (in the bone), partially impacted and erupted. The complexity of removing them is typically related to the level of impaction. There should be no pain during the procedure if you are properly anesthetized but afterwards some discomfort is expected. The pain level varies for everyone, but usually significant pain only lasts 24 to 48 hours. ...Read more

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Is dry socket common when you get your wisdom teeth removed?

Is dry socket common when you get your wisdom teeth removed?

Not common...: .. But a potential post operative problem. Follow the directions of your oral surgeon and you will minimize the chances of developing a dry socket. ...Read more

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Can i get my sideways wisdom teeth removed without being put to sleep?

Can i get my sideways wisdom teeth removed without being put to sleep?

Yes: It is possible to remove wisdom teeth which are side ways or horizontally impacted fully awake. Make sure the dentist removing the tooth is experienced. An oral surgeon would be a good option. ...Read more

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I had my two upper wisdom teeth removed a week ago. Am i still eligible to get dry socket?ive been eating soups and yogurts for a week.

I had my two upper wisdom teeth removed a week ago. Am i still eligible to get dry socket?ive been eating soups and yogurts for a week.

Unlikely: If you have not had any symptoms in a week, your socket is well on its way to healing. You may call your dentist if you have any doubt, however, it should be safe to return to normal diet. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can you get invisalign and have wisdom teeth removed during process? Or can you wait till after? Worried how to do it best. Dont want to do in process

Can you get invisalign and have wisdom teeth removed during process? Or can you wait till after? Worried how to do it best. Dont want to do in process

Wisdoms first: The best way is to get the wisdom teeth removed first. This opens up the back surface of the second molars for the aligners to better engage those teeth; a better fit. I wouldn't recommend getting them extracted during the invisalign process. Also, getting the wisdom teeth out, gets extra tooth against tooth biting contacts out of the alignment process. Helps your teeth to fit together better. ...Read more

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Bottom wisdom teeth removed. Doc had to make a cut in my cheek to get to tooth. The hole is open and it hurts but the doc says it's ok. What do I do.

Bottom wisdom teeth removed. Doc had to make a cut in my cheek to get to tooth. The hole is open and it hurts but the doc says it's ok. What do I do.

Drain and flush: As long as a drain is established in the area of the extraction, you should be fine. Make sure after each meal using a curve syringe with water to point to the hole and flush all the food out. Doing so will help tremendously in preventing discomfort. A good stable clot is necessary for the healing to start. An infection due to food impaction in the area will prevent clot formation. ...Read more

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Can I go under general anesthesia and get wisdom teeth removed while taking celexa 5 mg? I am 37 years old, female. No known health conditions.

Can I go under general anesthesia and get wisdom teeth removed while taking celexa 5 mg? I am 37 years old, female. No known health conditions.

Discuss this: with your oral surgeon and anesthesiologist so they can make any necessary adjustments to their medications and/or yours. ...Read more

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Just had wisdom teeth removed. The doctor let a tool get hot & it burnt my lip. Very swollen, red, & skin is missing. What do I do for faster healing?

Just had wisdom teeth removed. The doctor let a tool get hot & it burnt my lip. Very swollen, red, & skin is missing. What do I do for faster healing?

Reevaluation: Post surgical care is the responsibility of the general Dentist or Oral Surgeon who performed the surgery. Please call to have lip and surgical site reevaluated to then be able to suggest ongoing care. ...Read more

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Any advice on getting wisdom teeth removed?

Yes: If they are causing pain or alignment concerns then they may need to be removed. Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed. In generals, the older you are, the more difficult the procedure so if it needs to be done do not delay. ...Read more

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Will my teeth become straighter if I have my wisdom teeth removed?

Sorry, no: Teeth want to drift forward, not back. People with congenitally missing wisdom teeth may also have crooked front teeth. There are good and just reasons for removing problematic wisdom teeth, but doing so will not magically straighten the other teeth. Please consult with an oral surgeon and an orthodontist for more information. ...Read more

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How long after getting 4 wisdom teeth removed do I have to wait before returning to rugby?

How long after getting 4 wisdom teeth removed do I have to wait before returning to rugby?

Rugby: Ask the oral surgeon as it depends on the complexity of the extraction and the anesthetic used. It needs to heal slowly without the blood pressure being raised which a rugby game would do. Always wear a athletic mouth guard when you play fabricated by your dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. W. James Chon
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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. Louis Gallia
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Wisdom Tooth Extraction (Definition)

This simply means removal of the wisdom teeth which are the third (and sometimes fourth molars). Molars are the bigger teeth toward the back of your mouth, and we count them ...Read more