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How To Take Out Wisdom Teeth
Depends: Depends on the wisdom tooth's position and if its path of withdrawl is blocked. Basically, any tooth is removed by separating the root from the surrounding bone (socket) and attachment. This is done by expanding the bone (rocking the tooth), or by using thin instruments, or by using a dental drill. The tooth might need to be sectioned (cut/split) to clear any obstructions. Anesthesia is anothe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Every mouth differs: Not every wisdom tooth needs to come out. Some come into your mouth is a good position that allows you to keep it clean and use it. Others come in at bad angles, or in positions that don't allow it to be kept clean. If they do need to be removed, it is better to have them out while you are still young. The older we get the harder our bone gets, so the extractions can be harder to do. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Three: It takes three years for the top of the tooth to develop (the crown). Three years for the root to develop and three years for the tooth to erupt. Wisdom teeth, what we call 3rd molars, usually erupt, if they are going to, between the late teens and early twenties. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: Recovery from any surgery depends on the difficulty of your surgery, your age and physical status, type of anesthesia or sedation provided, and more importantly your mental status or frame of mind (perception and response to pain or discomfort). Some patients resume normal activity the same day, while others may have a more prolonged recovery time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start at age 18...: As a rule, the third molars (wisdom teeth) erupt between the ages of 18 and 25. But, as in all things in medicine, the bell curve of averages includes those as young as 14 and, in my experience, those as old as their 40s. Some erupt completely; some only partially erupt (highly prone to infection: decay and gum disease); and some never erupt. Full eruption of a tooth can take a couple months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A long time: Tooth development and growth occurs over many years, starting out as a bud of tissue in the bone. For many people, wisdom teeth may begin erupting into the mouth during the early teen years, while others may have wisdom teeth that remain impacted due to space or position problems. Panoramic x-rays can provide information on the stage of development of your wisdom teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wisdom teeth removal: The time needed to remove wisdom teeth will be a personal call by your dentist. Each dentist has their own scheduling for each procedure. An oral surgeon would also have his own time frame for scheduling. It will also depend on the difficulty of the extractions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question: I am not a dentist, but I remember what my oral surgeon told me when I had my wisdom teeth removed. He said they have a tendency to result in odontogenic infections if left in place. So their extraction is preventative. The infection can spread to the jaw and cause osteomyelitis or enter the bloodstream and cause systemic illness. ...Read more
About two weeks: Wisdom tooth extraction is usually not as complicated as you might think. If the wisdom teeth are already erupted (meaning you can see them in your mouth), they should be easy to extract and recovery time will be one to two weeks. If impacted, the procedure is a little more complicated and complete recovery might take a little longer. In either case, you should feel just fine in a two or so weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can vary: The time required may depend on the position and stage of development of the teeth, the type of anesthesia/sedation utilized, as well as the skill and experience of the dentist/surgeon performing your surgery. Most oral surgeons can remove 4 impacted wisdom teeth in less than 30 minutes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Extra care: If the wisdom teeth are in your mouth and are not decayed you need to ramp up your level of oral hygiene. They will often come in a difficult to reach position where access with a toothbrush or floss is difficult. Leaving plaque deposits around these teeth risk tooth decay and/or gum infection. Sometimes a flap of gum tissue overlays the wisdom tooth. You should attempt cleaning under the flap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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