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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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Mouth (Definition)

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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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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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 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 you think I should have my unopposed upper wisdom teeth extracted?

Do you think I should have my unopposed upper wisdom teeth extracted?

Maybe: If they are biting into your lower jaw or extruding and irritating the teeth in front of them, yes. If theyu are not bothering you, why? ...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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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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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 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 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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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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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 could I do to determine if i need my wisdom teeth extracted?

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

See a dentist: Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25. If you are experiencing pain, swollen lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. However, impacted wisdom teeth that are free from disease and symptoms should not be operated on. ...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 braces if I have an impacted canine tooth and willit hurt?

Do i need braces if I have an impacted canine tooth and willit hurt?

Possibly: Impacted canines can sometimes be guided into place with orthodontic manipulation. See a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can i get my wisdom teeth extracted when I have braces?

Can i get my wisdom teeth extracted when I have braces?

Yes: Usually that's not a problem. The oral surgeon can often work around the braces, although he\she may ask the orthodontist to remove part of it if it might interfere with the surgery or possibly get damaged. It can then be replaced easily. Good luck. ...Read more

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For wisdom teeth removal, do I have to remove my tongue piercing?

Probably: This is something to discuss with your oral surgeon or dentist. Likely they will want your tongue piercing removed during the procedure to decrease any chance of it dislodging and getting into your airway or blocking access to your teeth during the removal. ...Read more

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What to do if i got a wisdom tooth removed?

What to do if i got a wisdom tooth removed?

Post op instructions: The surgeon who extracts your tooth will give you detailed post op instructions based on his/her experiences with your particular procedure. ...Read more

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Should I have my wisdom tooth removed?

Should I have my wisdom tooth removed?

Common: It is very common to have wisdom teeth removed as an adolescent because they can cause impaction on the molars. The procedure is performed most commonly by an oral sugeon in an outpatient office setting. ...Read more

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What to do if I have numbness after wisdom teeth removal?

What to do if I have numbness after wisdom teeth removal?

Numbness: If the numbness last longer than 3 hours post op (id does not go away) you need to return to the oral surgeon ASAP. Paresthesia may last 6 wks to 6 mos or be permanent. The sooner it is diagnosed the better the outcome and sometimes micro surgery is needed to reattach the two ends of the nerve if the nerve was severed. pinched/crushed nerves recover w/o surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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