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Can you tell me about impacted wisdom teeth surgically removed?

Can you tell me about impacted wisdom teeth surgically removed?

Depends: The surgical procedures required for removal of wisdom teeth will depend upon the position and development of the tooth, which jaw the tooth is in, and the techique and equipment used by your dentist or surgeon. Erupted wisdom teeth may not require any cutting unless the tooth breaks. Impacted teeth may require cutting of the gums, and/or creating a window in the bone and sectioning the tooth. ...Read more

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Impacted Tooth (Definition)

An impacted tooth is one that is for one of many reasons unable to erupt into the oral cavity: they may be vertical, horizontal, in bone, impacted in soft tissue (gum/gingiva), it may be due to local pathology i.e. Proximity to an extra tooth or undifferentiated mass of tooth like tissue or an "odontoma", it can be due to crowding, and usually it is a wisdom tooth that lacks ...Read more


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Impacted wisdom teeth! how is this treated? Do i need to get it removed?

Impacted wisdom teeth! how is this treated? Do i need to get it removed?

Extraction: Most impacted wisdom teeth are extracted if they could cause damage to the second molar or if they are symptomatic. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Impacted wisdom teeth, is it really worth it to have them removed if there is not pain?

It depends: If there is not enough room for the wisdom teeth or they are too close to the last molars they should be removed. ...Read more

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I have two impacted wisdom teeth, should I get them removed or is it okay to keep them?

I have two impacted wisdom teeth, should I get them removed or is it okay to keep them?

Depends: Whether or not you should have the two impacted teeth removed depends on several factors. The position of the teeth, whether or not they are causing a problem now or indicative of a potential problem are some considerations. Your dentist and/or oral surgeon can advise you after examining you with the appropriate x-rays. ...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?

Early removal : If an impacted wisdom tooth is symptomatic and/or indicated for removal because of other factors, early removal before the wisdom tooth is fully developed is usually preferred. The risks and potential for complications are usually less when the impacted wisdom tooth is removed before the roots are fully developed than waiting until the roots are completely formed. ...Read more

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Just got 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed, help me with the pain?

Just got 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed, help me with the pain?

Narcotic meds: Impacted teeth can be very painful. Your oral surgeon should have prescribed narcotic pain meds and given you a complete list of instructions. Until you contact him/her, use OTC pain meds, ice. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get four impacted wisdom teeth removed?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get four impacted wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth : It depends on the severity of the extractions. It can range from 45 mins to 2 hours. See an oral surgeon for a consultation ...Read more

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I have 4 impacted wisdom teeth i haveto get removed, they're all impacted. Is local or general anesthetics better for this?

I have 4 impacted wisdom teeth i haveto get removed, they're all impacted. Is local or general anesthetics better for this?

Comfort zone: The appropriate anesthesia depends on the complexity of the dental treatment and your own comfort zone. With the profound local anesthesia and IV sedation you will have no recall of the events of the oral surgery or experience any pain. In your case IV sedation is recommended. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How many days after removal of impacted wisdom teeth would dry socket occur (I got mine removed 6 days ago)?

How many days after removal of impacted wisdom teeth would dry socket occur (I got mine removed 6 days ago)?

3 days most common: The magic number is 3 days. However, it can be more or less if the clot is lost before healing has covered the underlying bone with tissue. You should be ok. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to get two of my impacted wisdom teeth removed under Valium sedation, what is that like?

What to do if I have to get two of my impacted wisdom teeth removed under Valium sedation, what is that like?

Ask: Ask the surgeon or anesthesiologist actually going to treat you. They would give you a better answer having the ability to see and talk to you personally. ...Read more

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


Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more