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Do I Need To Have 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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