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Any advice on getting wisdom teeth removed?

Any advice on getting wisdom teeth removed?

You: See an oral surgeon. Get sedated, take out all 4 at once. Do it on a friday sou have the weekend to recover. ...Read more

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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


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Should i get my impacted wisdom teeth extracted?

Should i get my impacted wisdom teeth extracted?

Depends: Whether or not you should or should not have your impacted teeth removed will depend upon your symptoms if any, your age, position and development of the impacted teeth, whether or not they have associated pathology or causing or contributing to problems with adjacent teeth or structures. Every patient is different and should have a rational reason for the removal of an impacted tooth. ...Read more

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My dentist suggested I have my wisdom teeth removed, but they're not causing problems. Is wisdom teeth removal necessary?

My dentist suggested I have my wisdom teeth removed, but they're not causing problems. Is wisdom teeth removal necessary?

Wisdom teeth may not need to be removed if they are: Healthy, Grown in completely (fully erupted), Positioned correctly and biting properly with their opposite teeth, Able to be cleaned as part of daily hygiene practices: Many times, however, wisdom teeth — the third molars in the very back of your mouth — don't have room to grow properly and can cause problems. Erupting wisdom teeth can grow at various angles in the jaw, sometimes even horizontally. Sometimes wisdom teeth only partially emerge through the gums. Other times, they remain completely hidden. Wisdom teeth that aren't able to emerge normally become impacted, or trapped, within your jaw. If the wisdom teeth emerge partially through the gums, a passageway is created, which can cause problems. And because this area is hard to see and clean, it can become a magnet for bacteria that cause gum disease and oral infection. Some dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth if they don't fully emerge or if they grow near the nerve of the lower jaw. Many dentists believe it's better to remove wisdom teeth before the roots are fully formed, when someone is younger and more likely to recover faster from surgery. This is why some young adults have their wisdom teeth pulled before the teeth cause problems and become more firmly rooted in the jaw. According to the American Dental Association, wisdom teeth removal may be necessary if you experience changes in the area of those teeth, such as: Pain, Repeated infection of soft tissue behind the lower last tooth, Cysts (fluid-filled sacs) , Tumors , Damage to nearby teeth, Gum disease, Extensive tooth decay. The decision to remove wisdom teeth isn't always clear. Talk to your dentist or an oral surgeon about the position and health of your wisdom teeth and what's best for your situation. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth removal hurt?

Can wisdom teeth removal hurt?

Maybe: It may but usually not that much. Usually the pain is easily managed with a prescription pain medication but some patients find tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil is adequate. ...Read more

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Pointy piece of tooth still there years after wisdom teeth removal?

Pointy piece of tooth still there years after wisdom teeth removal?

May not be tooth: There are other possibilities other than a piece of tooth in this area. It may be a bony protuberance or a bone spicule. Have it evaluated to determine exactly what is causing the problem and to determine your options for treatment. ...Read more

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I have face swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

I have face swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

Not abnormal: It is a surgical procedure and depending on severity of impaction, swelling is a post operative symptom which will resolve. Use ice packs to reduce and call your doctor if you do not get resolution. ...Read more

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I had an impacted wisdom tooth and cyst (associated with that tooth) removed. Will it affect my teeth aligning with Damon Braces on?

I had an impacted wisdom tooth and cyst (associated with that tooth) removed. Will it affect my teeth aligning with Damon Braces on?

Not a problem: Removing wisdom tooth/cyst should not affect Orthodontic care. Ask both the Oral Surgeon AND a qualified Orthodontic Specialist to advise depending on your anatomic malrelationships. By the way, nothing Magic about Damon braces. Treatment dependent on skill and experience of the operator (that's why you should see a specialist), not the hardware. ...Read more

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Had 4 wisdom teeth removed 5 days ago.Wht would I have tooth sensitivity and ear pain?

Oral surgery: If this is ongoing, that would be expected from the extractions. If this is new, call your dentist especially if there is any fever - infection is a worry. ...Read more

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Just got 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed, help me with the pain?

Narcotic meds: Impacted teeth can be very painful. Your oral surgeon should have prescribed narcotic pain meds and given you a complete list of instructions. Until you contact him/her, use OTC pain meds, ice. ...Read more

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Will my crowded teeth shift & spread apart after wisdom tooth removal?

Will my crowded teeth shift & spread apart after wisdom tooth removal?

Probably not: They will most likely not get better, but at least the crowding wont get worse. Hence it would still be worthwhile to get them removed. ...Read more

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For wisdom teeth removal, do I have to remove my tongue piercing?

For wisdom teeth removal, do I have to remove my tongue piercing?

Probably: This is something to discuss with your oral surgeon or dentist. Likely they will want your tongue piercing removed during the procedure to decrease any chance of it dislodging and getting into your airway or blocking access to your teeth during the removal. ...Read more

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I have an impacted wisdom tooth on abscessed tooth. Help?

I have an impacted wisdom tooth on abscessed tooth. Help?

See a dentist ASAP: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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Should I remove a wisdom teeth coz of tmj?

Should I remove a wisdom teeth coz of tmj?

TMJ/Wisdom teeth: Hard to say. Are the teeth erupted? How are they affecting your TMJ? They are different issues generally and do not overlap. Removing the teeth will not solve the TMJ issue. See a knowledgeable TMJ dentist, solve the TMJ issue then address the wisdom teeth if needed. ...Read more

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Could having your wisdom teeth removed hurt?

May or may not: Post op pain in wisdom teeth removal are caused by 1) the amount of collateral damage to surrounding bone, gum tissue, 2)post op infection, usually around day 3 and on, 3) inability to clean or drain the food impaction in the area, 4) dry socket or inability of maintaining a stable clot over the wound area (infection or immune factor. The pain usually should be controlled with medication. ...Read more

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Will teeth shift after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Not usually: Unless you are missing other teeth as well; or your bite is unstable; or your have periodontally involved teeth which would have shifted anyway. ...Read more

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How painful to have wisdom teeth removed?

How painful to have wisdom teeth removed?

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. The key to successful and uneventful recovery from wisdom teeth surgery is appropriate anesthesia and finding the right dentist/surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sometimes foods remains on my wisdom tooth.Should i take out? If possible i'd rather not have my wisdom tooth extracted yet.

Sometimes foods remains on my wisdom tooth.Should i take out? If possible i'd rather not have my wisdom tooth extracted yet.

Have it evaluated: Have your dentist determine what's causing the food to remain. It could be a cavity, chip, broken filling, interproximal food impaction or something else. If the tooth is not healthy, cannot be repaired, cannot be kept clean, or a potential problem, it would most likely be better to remove it. Your own dentist can better evaluate it and advise your what is best course of treatment. ...Read more

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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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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more