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Do all the wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Do all the wisdom teeth need to be removed?

No: Not necessarily. Only if they are causing pain or causing problems with adjacent teeth ...Read more

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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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Wanted to know if all stitches need to be removed after wisdom teeth extraction?

Wanted to know if all stitches need to be removed after wisdom teeth extraction?

Dissolvable Stitches: These stitches usually come out after 5 days Those that are non-dissolvable stitches must be manually removed by the surgeon. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth always need to be out for braces?

Can wisdom teeth always need to be out for braces?

NO: No. Often but not always. The orthodontist makes the decision usually. For best surgical results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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When do your teeth need to be removed?

When do your teeth need to be removed?

Depends: The most common indications for removal of teeth are when they cannot be treated and/or restored, or if the cost of treatment is not cost effective. Decay and periodontal disease are two of the most common causes. Other indications may include impacted teeth, malpositioned teeth and/or teeth indicated for removal as part of an orthodontic treatment plan. ...Read more

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Looking for answer to do wisdom teeth have to be removed?

Looking for answer to do wisdom teeth have to be removed?

Depends: You should see a dentist to make sure they are coming in properly. If they are, you don't need to take them out as long as you keep them clean. ...Read more

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Is it bad to never get wisdom teeth removed that need to be removed?

Is it bad to never get wisdom teeth removed that need to be removed?

Yes.: Sure there are some folks who have impacted wisdom teeth their whole lives without ever having them removed, but do you want to risk having to deal with an infected or cystic wisdom tooth at at later age? If you've been told they need to come out and the reasons are clear, do it while you are young. ...Read more

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How come I have to be sedated for wisdom teeth removal?

How come I have to be sedated for wisdom teeth removal?

Dentist preference: You do not have to be sedated for this procedure. It is likely the preference of your oral surgeon based on his/her experience. ...Read more

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How do you know if your wisdom teeth need know be removed from your mouth?

How do you know if your wisdom teeth need know be removed from your mouth?

See your dentist: A clinical examination with the appropriate x-ray(s) that allow full visualization of your upper and lower jaws by your dentist should be performed to determine if you have wisdom teeth that are indicated for removal. ...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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What to do if partially impacted wisdom tooth?

See oral surgeon: Every case is different. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon. ...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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Receiving wisdom teeth out tomorrow- do I need to be sedated?

Receiving wisdom teeth out tomorrow- do I need to be sedated?

Would be good idea..: Hopefully an oral surgeon is the one performing the procedure for you - they are the experts in this and can offer the most efficient and smooth procedure. With respect to requiring sedation, it is not an absolute necessity. However, in my chicago practice, ora oral surgery & implant studio, i rarely perform the procedure without some form of sedation. Sedation makes the whole process very easy. ...Read more

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Do you still need to get wisdom teeth removed if they are not bothering you?

Do you still need to get wisdom teeth removed if they are not bothering you?

Not usually: In most cases, wisdom teeth that are not causing pain or swelling of the gum can be left alone. Even so, a dentist should evaluate them on x-ray to make sure they are not damaging other teeth or the jaw. If not, it may be fine to keep them and have them evaluated by your dentist periodically. ...Read more

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How painful can it be to get your wisdom teeth removed?

How painful can it be to get your wisdom teeth removed?

Ice, rest and meds: Apply an ice pack to your face as soon as the procedure is over. If possible, place an ice chest in your car to hold ice packs. Take the prescribed medication as directed. Ask the dentist if you can take ibuprophen to decrease swelling. Obey the four s's : no sucking from straw, slurping from spoon, smoking, or steamy hot foods for 24 hours. Keep your head elevated and rest. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How do they intubate you with a wisdom tooth removal?

How do they intubate you with a wisdom tooth removal?

The laryngeal mask: The removal of impacted teeth is a serious surgical procedure and Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are extensively trained to appropriately preformed the surgery and anesthesia. The laryngeal mask is increasingly being used in this type of surgery. ...Read more

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How painful to have wisdom teeth removed?

How painful to have wisdom teeth removed?

Painless: With a combination of knowledge, expertise, kindness, proper anesthesia and gentleness, dentists can do a lot to make your wisdom teeth surgery uneventful, pleasant, painless and stress free. The key to successful and uneventful recovery from wisdom teeth surgery is appropriate anesthesia and finding the right dentist/surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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2 cavities. Both lower 2nd molars. No wisdom teeth. No insurance. Do I need to be concerned about shifting if I get them extracted? Need to get fixed.

To extract or not?: Hi there, I noticed that you are 24 years old, much too young to be losing teeth. It would be best for you to visit a dentist for a comprehensive exam so that you can make an informed decision. To answer your Q, yes teeth can shift and the opposing teeth will erupt. Extracting a restorable tooth may seem like a good idea now because money is scarce, but replacing it later will be much more costly. ...Read more

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Do you have to have a general to have bottom impacted wisdom tooth extracted?

No: But it is advisable. You can have a local and it is simply more traumatic. Oral surgeons use short acting anesthetics to have you out while the procedure is done and then easily awakened. It also depends how badly the tooth is impacted. If it is badly impacted you do not want to be awake while the doctor digs it out. ...Read more

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I need to know what is it like to have your wisdom teeth surgically removed?

I need to know what is it like to have your wisdom teeth surgically removed?

Relatively painless: Fortunately, modern anesthetics allow wisdom teeth surgery to be done virtually pain-free. The actual procedure should be virtually pain-free and worry free. ...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


Excise (Definition)

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