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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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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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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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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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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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Will the tissue removed with my wisdom teeth grow back?

Will the tissue removed with my wisdom teeth grow back?

Yes: Yes, the soft tissue and bone removed with the wisdom teeth will fill in. An xray a year later usually looks like a patient who never had wisdom teeth. For best results, see an oral surgeon for evaluation/recommendations/treatment. ...Read more

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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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Would i get to keep my wisdom teeth once they are removed?

Yes: Yes. Make sure you ask the oral surgeon before the procedure. Extracted teeth are discarded into the trash immediately after surgery. ...Read more

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I am having my wisdom teeth surgically removed (questions)?

I am having my wisdom teeth surgically removed (questions)?

Call oral surgeons: If you have not had a consultation, i would recommend one prior to having the teeth removed to answer your questions. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what will happen if i removed wisdom teeth ?

Dental experts! what will happen if i removed wisdom teeth ?

Please don't do: Self surgery. You could hemorrhage, develop a serious infection ; cause significant tissue/ nerve damage. Leave extraction of wisdom teeth to dentists and oral surgeons. They have the training to safely extract teeth. ...Read more

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Excise (Definition)

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