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Doctor insights on: How Much Is It To Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

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How much does it hurt to get your wisdom teeth removed? How long until you are fully healed?

How much does it hurt to get your wisdom teeth removed? How long until you are fully healed?

It Varies: Wisdom teeth can be impacted (in the bone), partially impacted and erupted. The complexity of removing them is typically related to the level of impaction. There should be no pain during the procedure if you are properly anesthetized but afterwards some discomfort is expected. The pain level varies for everyone, but usually significant pain only lasts 24 to 48 hours. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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What age to get your wisdom teeth removed?

What age to get your wisdom teeth removed?

Mid teens: Varies, but when indicated, earlier is better. See a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations/treatment. ...Read more

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How painful can it be to get your wisdom teeth removed?

How painful can it be to get your wisdom teeth removed?

Ice, rest and meds: Apply an ice pack to your face as soon as the procedure is over. If possible, place an ice chest in your car to hold ice packs. Take the prescribed medication as directed. Ask the dentist if you can take ibuprophen to decrease swelling. Obey the four s's : no sucking from straw, slurping from spoon, smoking, or steamy hot foods for 24 hours. Keep your head elevated and rest. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is mouth pain indication of needing to get your wisdom teeth removed?

Is mouth pain indication of needing to get your wisdom teeth removed?

Possibly: Your wisdom teeth could be the problem but it could be a number of other things also. The only way to tell is to have a dental exam. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't get your wisdom teeth removed?

What happens if you don't get your wisdom teeth removed?

It depends: It wil depend on where the wisdom teeth are located. Sometimes they do erupt completely and can function normally. If they are completely impacted , surrounded by bone, they can develop cysts, or effect and damage the neighboring teeth. A partially erupted tooth is susceptible to decay and infection. See a dentist and. Find out about your wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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How can I know if you ever get your wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth: 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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I'm interested to know what happens when you get your wisdom teeth removed?

I'm interested to know what happens when you get your wisdom teeth removed?

Won't bother you: Getting them out is the best way to treat or avoid problems with wisdom teeth. Most people don't have room for them and when they try to come in you will have problems. Even if there is room for them the majority of people have problems in their later years as they are hard to keep clean and may decay or develop periodontal problems. ...Read more

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I'm interested to know what happens if you don't get your wisdom teeth removed?

I'm interested to know what happens if you don't get your wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom Teeth: If your wisdom teeth are correctly situated, healthy, fully erupted ; you are able to clean them without problems then your wisdom teeth may fine if left in your mouth. ...Read more

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Essentially my question is what happens after you get your wisdom teeth removed?

Not all are the same: Wisdom teeth can be simple extractions or more invasive procedure if the teeth are impacted. Impaction means they are buried either covered by gum or both gum and bone. The more invasive the more swelling and discomfort afterwards. The doctor should prescribe pain medication and advise you to ice your face. From my experience the ice makes a very big difference. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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