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What is it like to get your wisdom teeth taken out?

What is it like to get your wisdom teeth taken out?

Easy, easy: Consult your local oral surgeon. Wisdom teeth can be extracted quickly and comfortably, often in an office setting under sedation. ...Read more

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How painful is it to get your wisdom teeth taken out?

How painful is it to get your wisdom teeth taken out?

It depends: Speaking regarding wisdom teeth removal, there is no doubt that today that it can be done very confortablely with excellent anesthesia and IV sedation that you wake up and everything is done without you remembering a thing. Premedication with anti infamatory and anti swelling perscriptions can make even your experience afterwards very comfortable. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have to get your wisdom teeth out?

How do you know if you have to get your wisdom teeth out?

Consult your DDS: You should have an exam and x-rays to evaluate if your wisdom teeth need to be removed or not. ...Read more

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What normally happens when you get your wisdom teeth taken out?

What normally happens when you get your wisdom teeth taken out?

Oral surgery: Patients are usually sedated. Then local anesthetic is placed. Then incisions are made over the wisdom teeth to expose the area. If needed, bone is removed and the tooth is then removed or cut into pieces and then removed. The area is irrigated and stitches are placed as needed. Patients are instructed to bite on gauze until the bleeding stops, use ice packs for the first 24 hours and take meds. ...Read more

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Should you get your wisdom teeth taken out at a hospital or dentists office?

Should you get your wisdom teeth taken out at a hospital or dentists office?

Depends: This is often dictated by the difficulty of the impactions, the health status of the patient, and any management problems that may have to be taken into account. The vast majority are done in the oral surgeons office. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get your wisdom teeth at 13?

No: Not common. Sometimes parents mistake the second molar (wisdom tooth is 3rd molar) for the wisdom tooth. If you are not certain, best advice is to have youth evaluated by an oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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What is it like to get your wisdom teeth out?

What is it like to get your wisdom teeth out?

Depends: Usually wisdom teeth removal is a routine and quick procedure. Patients often choose sedation to be comfortable. The recovery can take a few days and is relatively uneventful. Discuss your procedure with your dentist. Or you can consider having a consultation with an oral surgeon. Oral surgeons specialize in removing wisdom teeth and sedation. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it okay to get your wisdom teeth out at the age of 32?

I was wondering is it okay to get your wisdom teeth out at the age of 32?

Very common: Yes, very common. Get your best advice about the need for removal, and subsequent removal, but a board certified oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What age to get your wisdom teeth removed?

What age to get your wisdom teeth removed?

Mid teens: Varies, but when indicated, earlier is better. See a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations/treatment. ...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 much does it hurt to get your wisdom teeth removed? How long until you are fully healed?

How much does it hurt to get your wisdom teeth removed? How long until you are fully healed?

It Varies: Wisdom teeth can be impacted (in the bone), partially impacted and erupted. The complexity of removing them is typically related to the level of impaction. There should be no pain during the procedure if you are properly anesthetized but afterwards some discomfort is expected. The pain level varies for everyone, but usually significant pain only lasts 24 to 48 hours. ...Read more

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How can it feel to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Shouldnt: When your teeth are pulled you should be numb how you feel after depends if the teeth were impacted or not. If bone needs to be removed there will be swelling and more post op discomfort, if they are in the mouth and erupted there should be minimal post op pain. ...Read more

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Could it hurt to get your wisdom teeth pulled out?

Not during.: When performed by an experienced dentist, the discomfort and post operative pain will be minimal, even with difficult wisdom teeth extractions. Your best bet is to see an oral surgeon, but there are many general dentists who are more than capable of performing wisdom teeth extractions. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

How long does it take to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Depends: The actual surgical time may depend on the position and development of the teeth, the type of anesthesia used, where the procedure is performed, as well as the skill and technique of your doctor performing the procedure. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get your wisdom teeth pulled out?

How long does it take to get your wisdom teeth pulled out?

One appointment!: Depending on how impacted your wisdom teeth are , the healing may take a bit longer. However, they can usually pull all your wisdom teeth in one appoitment. I would recommend taking the rest of the day off to rest. ...Read more

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How bad willit really hurt to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Varies: Post operative pain is generally related to the trauma incurred during the procedure. The trauma is related to the preoperative condition of the surgical site. If a wisdom tooth is impacted by soft tissue less trauma occurs than if it is impacted in bone. If the tooth is erupted there is even less trauma. The best information can be gained by discussing your case with your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Is it possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Can but not required: You can, but usually this is done in a hospital setting, which greatly increases the fee for this procedure. Usually only high risk extractions are performed in the or. ...Read more

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Was wondering if it was possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Possible: Yes it is possible , but in most cases not necessary . Your dentist or oral surgeon would be able to advise you if it's needed or under local anesthesia is just fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more