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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
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 2 more doctor answers
Wisdom teeth: Used to fit in our mouths millions of years ago. Since then our brains have gotten bigger and our jaws have gotten smaller so for many people they do not fit. If they fit allow them to come in. If they don't fit have them extracted. Your dentist can help decide the right choice for you. ...Read moreSee 2 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 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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