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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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 3 more doctor answers
Comfort: You should have minimal or no recollection of your surgery.
Possibly...: You're asking a yes or no question, and there's no guarantee one way or another. Follow your surgeon's directions.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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