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Do You Lose Weight After Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Pulled
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Was wondering if it was possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?
I was wondering if it was possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?
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