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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.

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I will be under intravenous anesthesia to get my wisdom teeth pulled, what to expect?

I will be under intravenous anesthesia to get my wisdom teeth pulled, what to expect?

Comfort: You should have minimal or no recollection of your surgery.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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