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Do you lose weight after getting your wisdom teeth pulled?

Do you lose weight after getting your wisdom teeth pulled?

Only if: Only if it prevents you from eating, but your reduced food intake would only be for a few days. If you need to lose weight, consider take shape for life, to find a free health coach near you. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...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 much does it hurt after you get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Depends: Each individual perceives and handles pain differently. There is obviously some level of discomfort with wisdom teeth surgery. Some patients report an uneventful postoperative recovery and others may experience significant discomfort. Factors affecting this may include the level of difficulty in removing the teeth, type of anesthesia used, and pain medication prescribed. ...Read more

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Which type of pain should I be ready for after I get my wisdom teeth pulled out?

Which type of pain should I be ready for after I get my wisdom teeth pulled out?

Varies: With any surgical procedure there is some degree of discomfort and/or pain. How each person perceives and tolerates discomfort and /or pain varies. Some people have a high pain tolerance and take minimal meds while other patients may say that there is not a pain med strong enough to handle their pain. ...Read more

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Do I need to get a catheter when I get my wisdom teeth pulled?

Do I need to get a catheter when I get my wisdom teeth pulled?

Never: A wisdom teeth procedure with sedation by an oral surgeon should not take more 30-45 min on average (includes prep time, procedure time and recovery time). The procedure is very short and a catheter is not needed, unless the patient has a bladder issue. ...Read more

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Is it ideal to be sedated when you get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Is it ideal to be sedated when you get your wisdom teeth pulled?

For some, yes.....: Each case is different. It depends upon the difficulty of the extraction, how cooperative you are as a patient & both you and your surgeon’s preferences. I have been removing impacted teeth for over 40 years & most patients are fine with local anesthesia (with or without "sweet air") alone. A few feel that they need IV sedation with an oral surgeon & for them, it is best. Discuss it with os. ...Read more

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How do I know when will the bleeding stop after you get your wisdom teeth pulled out?

Usually in 24 hour: Most patients will have some oozing of several hours after a widom tooth extraction. Remember a little blood ad alot of saliva looks like a lot of blood. Post-operative bleeding is controlled by biting on gauze for several hours after the extraction. ...Read more

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Husband is scheduled to get his wisdom teeth pulled this week. With all his health issues that have been going on for the past 2 months is this safe?

Husband is scheduled to get his wisdom teeth pulled this week. With all his health issues that have been going on for the past 2 months is this safe?

Unknown: Without knowing his health issues it is hard to advise. It is imperative that all his health problems be discussed with his oral surgeon. Ultimately it is the surgeon who is treating him that makes that decision. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get wisdom teeth pulled under local anesthesia?

Is it ok to get wisdom teeth pulled under local anesthesia?

Yes: Wisdom teeth can be removed under local anesthesia alone. However, the removal of wisdom teeth, especially impacted wisdom teeth can be more comfortably be performed under some type of sedation in conjunction with local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Would I get an infection if I don't take my penecillin after I got my wisdom teeth pulled?

Would I get an infection if I don't take my penecillin after I got my wisdom teeth pulled?

Possibly...: You're asking a yes or no question, and there's no guarantee one way or another. Follow your surgeon's directions. ...Read more

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Is it painful to get your wisdom teeth pulled without laughing gas?

Is it painful to get your wisdom teeth pulled without laughing gas?

No: Laughing gas only helps relax you. It will not deaden the pain during an extraction. A local anesthetic is best to deaden the pain of wisdom tooth extraction. ...Read more

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Afraid to get wisdom teeth pulled?

Afraid to get wisdom teeth pulled?

Means you are normal: If you were to survey people, the majority would answer that they are nervous and/or apprehensive about having wisdom teeth removed. A consultation and frank discussion with your dentist should hopefully provide you with answers and sedation options to decrease your fear. Your dentist may also choose to refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for additional options for sedation. ...Read more

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When should you get wisdom teeth pulled out?

When should you get wisdom teeth pulled out?

Early: The safest time is mid teens. The roots have not fully formed and the risks are lower. Some wisdom teeth do not require removal. The best bet is to seek an evaluation by a board certified oral surgeon who can examine and give the options. ...Read more

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How painful is it to get wisdom teeth pulled?

How painful is it to get wisdom teeth pulled?

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. ...Read more

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Could everybody get their wisdom teeth pulled?

Could everybody get their wisdom teeth pulled?

Yes: Everybody could have their wisdom teeth removed, but the real question is should everybody have their wisdom teeth removed? A clinical evaluation with the appropriate x-ray (s) where all of the teeth can be visualized, and the entire wisdom tooth or teeth by your dentist should be performed to properly advise you if you should or should not have them removed. ...Read more

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Do I absolutely need to get wisdom teeth pulled?

Maybe: No - if they are in position and not causing a problem.
Yes - if they are in position and causing a problem.
Yes - if they are not in position, they will cause a problem if they are not now. Waiting until later only makes a bad situation much worse. ...Read more

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How can it feel to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Shouldn't: 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?

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 should I wait to get my wisdom teeth pulled?

How long should I wait to get my wisdom teeth pulled?

Not long: If you are having any symptoms such as pain or swelling, it is advisable to have this taken care of fairly soon. Infections involving wisdom teeth can get serious very quickly.
If you are not having any symptoms, talk to your dentist or oral surgeon about whether they need to come out or the appropriate time to take them out. ...Read more

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What can I expect after I get my wisdom teeth pulled?

What can I expect after I get my wisdom teeth pulled?

A little sore: You may feel sore with a possibility of slight swelling, but this would be temporary and be controlled by medication. ...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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What are the reasons people get their wisdom teeth pulled?

What are the reasons people get their wisdom teeth pulled?

Several: Indications for removal of wisdom teeth may include but are not limited to decay, periodontal problems, pathology associated with the wisdom tooth or adjacent structures, insufficient space for eruption, impacted or partially impacted positions with the potential for problems if not removed, and in conjunction with orthodontic therapy. ...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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For what reasons do we need to get our wisdom teeth pulled?

For what reasons do we need to get our wisdom teeth pulled?

A few more to add...: Adjacent tooth damage/loss, localized periodontal disease (and its known correlation with cardiovascular risks), additional pathology - tumors, dental arch crowding/teeth shifting, abscesses that can threaten airway (ludwigs angina), recurrent headaches. Here is a good top 10 reasons hit list to view:
http://wisdomteethchicago. Net/top-ten-important-reasons-to-have-your-wisdom-teeth-removed/. ...Read more

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Please help! Does everyone have to get their wisdom teeth pulled?

Please help! Does everyone have to get their wisdom teeth pulled?

No: If you have space for your wisdom teeth to erupt into a functional position and they are not causing or contributing to a periodontal problem or problems with adjacent structures, you do not have to have them removed. Your age and position of any impacted wisdom teeth may also be a factor in deciding if you should or should not have wisdom teeth removed. Your dentist can advise you. ...Read more

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I am going to get 3 wisdom teeth pulled out soon. What to expect?

I am going to get 3 wisdom teeth pulled out soon. What to expect?

It depends: It mainly depends on the difficulty of your teeth and who is removing them for you. An oral ; maxillofacial surgeon or experienced general dentist should handle things for you easily. You will have some pain afterwards but this should be managed easily with a prescription. You will have some bleeding for a few hours, some swelling for a few days, so take it easy for the first couple of days. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if I don't get my wisdom teeth pulled?

Depends: The answer depends on your age, the position and/or malposition of the teeth, whether or not there is any existing pathology or problem with the teeth or surrounding structures, as well as your oral hygiene skills. ...Read more

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What would be appropriate to eat after you get your wisdom teeth pulled?

What would be appropriate to eat after you get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Nutrition? Go Soft!: The best foods to eat after a tooth extraction are those that are soft and do not have small seeds or hard parts in the food item. Yogurt, scrambled eggs, soups, mashed potatos, are great. Things like popcorn, seseme seeded breads, deli crackers, although soft should be avoided to minimize small particles from packing into to the extraction site. Maintain soft diet for 3 days after removal. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a drugs perscribed to me for me to get my wisdom teeth pulled?

Taking meds: Only use drugs prescribed by the doctor exactly as told, their have been teen overdoses with death after misuse or misprescribing pain meds with wisdom tooth extraction. ...Read more

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I have no insurance and I need to get my wisdom teeth pulled im in pain what can I do?

I have no insurance and I need to get my wisdom teeth pulled im in pain what can I do?

Stony Brook Dental: Be seen at the dental school. You will pay less and receive excellent care. Or, you can pay for your care or finance it at a private office. FYI, most patients do not have dental insurance but they still find a way to be treated. All the best... ...Read more

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I've to get my wisdom teeth pulled and I'm freaked out because I have to be put under. Please gelp?

I've to get my wisdom teeth pulled and I'm freaked out because I have to be put under. Please gelp?

Other options: Wisdom tooth removal can be performed with local anesthesia alone for many patients. Sedation techniques are offered and provided for patients as a more comfortable option, with varying levels of sedation that range from nitrous oxide (laughing gas), IV conscious sedation or general anesthesia. Your doctor can discuss the surgery and anesthesia options available for you and address your concerns. ...Read more

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I'm suppose to get my wisdom teeth pulled out this teusday morning and fly from ohio to Massachusetts the next evening. Would that be okay?

I'm suppose to get my wisdom teeth pulled out this teusday morning and fly from ohio to Massachusetts the next evening. Would that be okay?

Not recommended: The pressure associated with flying doesn't impact your clotting or post surgery wounds and flying provided no additional discomfort. However, with any type of oral surgery there is always the possibility of a longer recovery or complications. ...Read more

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So my girlfriend got her wisdom teeth pulled, and its potentially dry, not fully, is it better to get the bloodclot refilled or let heal on its own?

More info needed..: Any pain or swelling? If not, let it heal on its own. If any, call the surgeon who extracted the teeth for a post op visit. ...Read more

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Which type of pain killers will I get for having my wisdom teeth pulled?

Depends: It depends on the kind of surgery needed to remove them, your health, and the philosophy of the dentist. If you are worried about it, ask the dentist ahead of time. ...Read more

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Is it better to get general anesthesia when I get my wisdom teeth pulled?

Is it better to get general anesthesia when I get my wisdom teeth pulled?

Varies: The use of general anesthesia will depend on your surgeon. Many times conscious sedation will cross over into general anesthesia for brief periods due to varied reactions from each patient. However, most oral surgeons can accomplish successful removal without needing full general anesthesia. Make sure to ask your surgeon about what he will use on you and how it will affect you. ...Read more

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Does every dentist have to give you an IV when you get your wisdom teeth pulled out?

Does every dentist have to give you an IV when you get your wisdom teeth pulled out?

Depends: This depends on several factors. How difficult will the extractions be. Does the patient have a high anxiety level. It all depends on the comfort level of the patient. I have taken out wisdom teeth that were very difficult on some patients and they were fine with just local anesthetic. Other patients need very heavy sedation. Find a dentist or oral surgeon that is willing to discuss this with you. ...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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I was wondering if it was possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Of course!: The levels of sedation and anesthesia is something that can be discussed between you and your oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Different areas of the country have different regulations regarding levels of sedation that can be performed in an office vs hospital setting. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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