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How Much Is It To Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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