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Doctor insights on: Good Wisdom Teeth

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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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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Is there a good way to make wisdom teeth stop hurting?

Is there a good way to make wisdom teeth stop hurting?

Pain Meds, Remove: In the long-term, having them removed is the best solution. In the short-term, you could try Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) or aleve. If your allergic to ibuprofen, you could try tylenol, (acetaminophen) but it is not as effective. Salt water rinses 4-6x/day may help or try orajel for temporary relief until you can get them out. ...Read more

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What would be a good way for me to clean my teeth after 2 of my upper wisdom teeth had been removed?

What would be a good way for me to clean my teeth after 2 of my upper wisdom teeth had been removed?

Brush all the teeth: After removal of wisdom teeth, you should brush all of your teeth, avoiding the surgical sites the day of surgery. Rinse lightly after eating to remove any food particles in or over the extraction sites. On the first day after surgery my patients begin brushing lightly over the extraction sites and normally on the second postoperative day. ...Read more

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Was wondering if 3 if my wisdom teeth have been impacted is there a good chance the fourth one will be too?

Was wondering if 3 if my wisdom teeth have been impacted is there a good chance the fourth one will be too?

X-Ray will show: See your dentist for a thorough evaluation which includes full mouth x-rays or panoramic x-ray which will show the position of all of your wisdom teeth, as well as check for decay, gum line and other dental problems. ...Read more

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Ok why is it a good idea to remove your wisdom teeth?

Ok why is it a good idea to remove your wisdom teeth?

Reduce damage: Generally reduced risk for infections, damage or loss of second molar teeth, limit teeth shifting and crowding, reduced risk for gum disease are a few reasons to consider removal of wisdom teeth not in proper positions. ...Read more

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I got all 4 of my Wisdom teeth out on Wednesday and it is now Saturday, and my blot clots are already gone. Is that bad or good?

Normal: Totally normal & all part of the healing process. Just keep it clean with a warm salt water rinse (hopefully they gave you a simple syringe to help with that)). Continue on anti inflammatory meds if needed & you should be just fine. If issues arise just call the dentist who did the surgery for help. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia a good idea for the removal of wisdom teeth?

Is general anesthesia a good idea for the removal of wisdom teeth?

Several Choices: The decision of what type of anesthesia to use is based on the difficulty of the surgery and the type of patient involved. There are several choices such as local anesthesia, nitrous oxide along with local, IV sedation (twilight sleep) and general anesthesia. The best method for you should be discussed with your oral surgeon after he has examined you and evaluated your case. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to calm down before my wisdom teeth extraction?

Preparation: Think about and do things that you enjoy to occupy your time and don't focus on the extraction. Spend time with family and friends and buy yourself something as a reward. Think about how much better off you will be after it's all over and that you are doing the right thing. Be proud of yourself that despite your fears, you have the conviction and fortitude to have it done. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me some good ways to get stem cells isolated and removed from wisdom teeth?

Can you please tell me some good ways to get stem cells isolated and removed from wisdom teeth?

Ask your surgeon: There are a number of companies who can process teeth and provide storage of the tissue for potential stem cell therapy. Many dental offices and oral surgery offices can provide you with the necessary information during your consultation appointment. ...Read more

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