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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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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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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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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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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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How urgent is it to have impacted wisdom teeth removed?

How urgent is it to have impacted wisdom teeth removed?

Depends: If they are symptomatic (hurting) then it is a priority to have the wisdom teeth removed. If they are not hurting, then waiting for a convenient time for the patient can be appropriate. ...Read more

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Can you masturbate after having a wisdom teeth removed?

Can you masturbate after having a wisdom teeth removed?

Yes: Maybe it will distract you from the discomfort in your mouth. ...Read more

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Had 2 wisdom teeth removed 6 days ago dont feel in pain at all jusy a lottle discomfort still os this normal also my tongue has turned brown?

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Had 2 wisdom teeth removed 6 days ago dont feel in pain at all jusy a lottle discomfort still os this normal also my tongue has turned brown?

Brush it: Discoloration of the tongue can have many causes. Some are from taking certain medications such as steroid inhalers, antibiotics, and other medications. Smoking or eating strongly colored food can affect the tongue. The stain can usually be controlled with brushing of the tongue or use a tongue scrapping device. If the problem persists or changes in coloration are noted, see your surgeon. ...Read more

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I got all four of my wisdom teeth removed Wednesday last week and i developed a large lump next to and slightly above the lower left site that hurts.

I got all four of my wisdom teeth removed Wednesday last week and i developed a large lump next to and slightly above the lower left site that hurts.

Post surgical: The professional that knows you situation best is the General Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon that provided your treatment. He/she is the individual responsible for your post-surgical care. Please return for a reevaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 19, athlete. Had wisdom teeth removed a few days ago and as they were waking me up from the iv sedation, HR was high- about 115-120. Why is that?

I'm 19, athlete. Had wisdom teeth removed a few days ago and as they were waking me up from the iv sedation, HR was high- about 115-120. Why is that?

Elevated HR: Unlikely that this is any cause for concern. When waking up from any anesthesia/conscious sedation there is some “adrenaline” release increasing HR. Local numbing medication used by dentists usually contains epinephrine which is a stimulant that is absorbed and leads to elevated heart rates. A heart rate of 115-120 is likely just a fast normal heart rhythm or what is called sinus tachycardia. ...Read more

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Just got my four wisdom teeth removed and the bottom two were impacted how long until I'm safe from dry socket and eating normally again ? No sutures.

Just got my four wisdom teeth removed and the bottom two were impacted how long until I'm safe from dry socket and eating normally again ? No sutures.

Dry socket: A dry socket usually presents about two to three days after the extraction, with extreme pain when it wasn't that bad previously. By 4-5 days you should be pretty confident everything is healing well. Check with your own dentist if you have any questions. ...Read more

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Hi, I got my wisdom teeth removed 2 weeks ago. I had a "ball" in my cheek on either side, one side has completely gone although my right side has go?

Hi, I got my wisdom teeth removed 2 weeks ago. 
I had a "ball" in my cheek on either side,  one side has completely gone although my right side has go?

See surgeon: Although the other side will probably resolve in time, it's important that you call and speak to the surgeon who removed your teeth just to make sure it's not an infection or something else that requires treatment. After care is the responsibility of the dentist who should follow the surgical areas until adequate healing is established. ...Read more

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Hit my head yesterday when standing up with the corner of an open drawer. Concussion? Also got 4 wisdom teeth removed, I may be mixing the symptoms..

Hit my head yesterday when standing up with the corner of an open drawer. Concussion? Also got 4 wisdom teeth removed, I may be mixing the symptoms..

Possibly: Your Oral Surgeon is responsible for your post-surgical care. Notify his/her office immediately. If your symptoms are not related to your surgery the Oral Surgeon will refer you to th3 correct medical specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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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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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