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Doctor insights on: How To Take Out Wisdom Teeth

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Could you describe how to take out wisdom teeth?

Could you describe 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 more

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How can they take wisdom teeth out?

How can they take wisdom teeth out?

Depends: Depends on the tooth position. If fully erupted in the mouth - simple extraction. If impacted, may need a gum flap, removal of bone, and sectioning of the tooth. ...Read more

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When to take out wisdom teeth?

When to take out wisdom teeth?

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 more

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How long do wisdom teeth take to all grow in?

How long do wisdom teeth take to all grow in?

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 more

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Usually how long can wisdom teeth recovery take?

Usually how long can wisdom teeth recovery take?

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 more

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How long does it take for wisdom teeth to grow in?

Age 20-22: If your wisdom teeth have not erupted by age 22 then they are probably impacted. Have your dentist x- ray and evaluate. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause serious problems and should be removed! ...Read more

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How much time does it take to remove wisdom teeth?

How much time does it take to remove wisdom teeth?

Varies: The amount of time varies based on the difficulty of the extraction, and really does not matter as long as the procedure is completed correctly and painlessly. An oral surgeon is trained to remove even the toughest of teeth in a matter of minutes. ...Read more

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Would it hurt a lot when i take my wisdom teeth out?

Would it hurt a lot when i take my wisdom teeth out?

Depends: If not infected and you are in good health, usually it is a minor inconvenience. I recommend that you do all at one sitting with a general anesthesia. ...Read more

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How long does it take for wisdom teeth to fully erupt?

How long does it take for wisdom teeth to fully erupt?

Varies: Some wisdom teeth never fully erupt. If a person has room for wisdom teeth to erupt in their mouth then eruption occurs around ages 17 to 21. ...Read more

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How long does it take for wisdom teeth to come through?

How long does it take for wisdom teeth to come through?

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 more

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How long does it take for the bottom wisdom teeth to grow?

How long does it take for the bottom wisdom teeth to grow?

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 more

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Do I have to take medicine if it's needed for wisdom teeth?

Do I have to take medicine if it's needed for wisdom teeth?

Depends: If you have an infected wisdom tooth and are prescribed antibiotics and pain medication, you should take the antibiotics to control the infection. Taking pain medication is optional. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does it take to remove wisdom teeth?

Can you tell me how long does it take to remove wisdom teeth?

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 more

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Why do persons take out their wisdom teeth? Aside from the pain?

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

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How long does it take to recover from wisdom teeth begin removed?

How long does it take to recover from wisdom teeth begin removed?

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 more

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How long will it take for me to feel the symptoms of wisdom teeth?

How long will it take for me to feel the symptoms of wisdom teeth?

It may vary: What patients may feel or experience with wisdom teeth, whether they are erupting into the mouth or trying to erupt into the mouth may vary from tooth to tooth. Likewise, the same may be true with their removal. ...Read more

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How long does it take for all 4 of your wisdom teeth to get removed?

How long does it take for all 4 of your wisdom teeth to get removed?

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 more

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I'm wondering what medicine to take after getting my wisdom teeth out?

I'm wondering what medicine to take after getting my wisdom teeth out?

Many choices: The attending surgeon will evaluate your health history and recommend appropriate post op medications if necessary. ...Read more

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How to take care of your wisdom teeth if they are not getting removed?

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 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