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Do Impacted Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How many days after removal of impacted wisdom teeth would dry socket occur (I got mine removed 6 days ago)?
I'm getting 3 fully impacted wisdom teeth removed under IV conscious sedation and i was wondering if it was the right choice to go with?
It's your choice!: When i had mine extracted, i wanted a local anesthetic only, to guarantee a full memory of the once-in-a-lifetime experience. It wasn't pleasant but i did laugh; for me, all but the most severe pain is life experience that i want to treasure. I'm very glad of my choice -- and i would never presume to tell someone else it's right for them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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