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Is it possible to have five wisdom teeth?

Is it possible to have five wisdom teeth?

Yes: Teeth in addition to the usual 32 are called supernumeraries, because that number is exceeded. These are often at the back of the jaws in line with the 3rd molars, or wisdom teeth. Some people do not get 3rd molars at all. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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I was wondering is it possible to have all your wisdom teeth if you only have 30 teeth?

I was wondering is it possible to have all your wisdom teeth if you only have 30 teeth?

Yes: We normally have 32 permanent teeth in the mouth. A person who has lost six teeth due to various reasons could have four wisdom teeth erupt into the mouth or remain impacted or unerutped. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my wisdom teeth have been about since I was a kid?

Is it possible that my wisdom teeth have been about since I was a kid?

Young Adult: Wisdom teeth usually start erupting sometime after 16 to 18 years old, so they can certainly be around from that time. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have sex after wisdom teeth removal?

Is it possible for you to have sex after wisdom teeth removal?

Yes, possible: It is totally up to how you feel after the procedure. The majority of people would probably wait a few days so that any discomfort from the extraction sites was not a distraction, but the choice is up to you. Your mouth will be sore for a few days so i would avoid oral sex for a 7-10 days. ...Read more

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How painful to have wisdom teeth removed?

How painful to have wisdom teeth removed?

Painless: With a combination of knowledge, expertise, kindness, proper anesthesia and gentleness, dentists can do a lot to make your wisdom teeth surgery uneventful, pleasant, painless and stress free. The key to successful and uneventful recovery from wisdom teeth surgery is appropriate anesthesia and finding the right dentist/surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it unusual a 13 year old to have wisdom teeth?

Is it unusual a 13 year old to have wisdom teeth?

Yes: It is normal for a 13 year old to have wisdom teeth. At the age of 13, they are still developing and usually not visible in the mouth. ...Read more

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How much does it hurt to have wisdom teeth removed?

How much does it hurt to have wisdom teeth removed?

Depends: Any surgical procedure will have some degree of discomfort. The unknown variable is how each person perceives and handles the discomfort. Wisdom tooth surgery can be performed with a number of different anesthetic and sedation options. The best advice would be for you to discuss your concerns with your dentist or surgeon and have your surgery performed with an option you both agree upon. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is it too young to have wisdom teeth at 16?

Docs can you explain, is it too young to have wisdom teeth at 16?

No: The time to remove wisdom teeth depends on the position and development of the tooth, rather than the age of the patient. Ideally, wisdom teeth indicated for removal should be removed before the roots are fully developed. Some 16 year olds may have wisdom teeth that are more developed than many older patients. Your dentist can advise you when your should consider having them removed. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to have wisdom teeth removed?

Please tell me how long it takes for to have wisdom teeth removed?

Depends: Oral surgeons can usually remove 4 impacted wisdom teeth is 30 minutes or less. Understand that even if you are "knocked out" the surgeon still has to use local anesthesia for each area of your mouth. Recovery from sedation can take some time too. Best to ask your surgeon at your consultation appointment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have wisdom teeth extracted that aren't causing any problems?

Maybe: It depends on the situation. The wisdom teeth may not be causing any issues now but may cause issues in the future. It is very challenging to predict if the wisdom teeth will erupt perfectly straight into the mouth. Often patients have limited space in the jaws for wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth tend to lead to infections, shifting of the front teeth, cavities, gum issues. Contact your dds. ...Read more

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How much does it take to have wisdom teeth extractions?

Depends: The costs associated with the removal of wisdom teeth may include fees for the consultation, x-rays, prescriptions, type of anesthesia/sedation utilized, where the surgery is performed, and will also be dependent upon the position or the wisdom teeth. There are different classifications for impacted teeth. Fees may also vary from office to office as well as who performs the surgery. ...Read more

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What is it like to have wisdom teeth pulled out, meaning what does the dentist do?

What is it like to have wisdom teeth pulled out, meaning what does the dentist do?

Wisdom teeth: I usually use an elevator and try to cause the least trauma so there is less post-op pain. Sometimes its nes. To section a tooth or use forcepts. It should be painless. You may feels a lot of pressure and some crackling sounds are normal. We provide headphones to watch tv during the procedure to remove the sound. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have wisdom teeth removed under nitrous oxide?

Is it safe to have wisdom teeth removed under nitrous oxide?

Yes: Nitrous oxide has been used for many years and has a great safety record.. The use of nitrous oxide plus local anesthesia is typically a pleasant way to have any dental work done. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be put under to have wisdom teeth removed while on 40mg of prozac (fluoxetine)? What about pain medication?

Is it safe to be put under to have wisdom teeth removed while on 40mg of prozac (fluoxetine)? What about pain medication?

IV sedation: With the profound local anesthesia and IV sedation you will have no recall of the events of the dental treatment or experience any pain. In your case IV sedation is recommended. Best of luck and do not stop your Prozac (fluoxetine) and amitriptyline. ...Read more

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Is it common to have wisdom teeth removal with just a local and laughing gas?

Depends: It depends upon your needs and how difficult it will be to remove the teeth. The local anesthetic should make it so you don't feel pain and the laughing gas is to help you relax... A good combination. If you would like to be sedated further talk with your dentist about other options. ...Read more

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I regularly smoke cannabis to ease my anxiety. I have to have wisdom teeth surgery with an iv. How close to the surgery should I stop smoking?

I regularly smoke cannabis to ease my anxiety. I have to have wisdom teeth surgery with an iv. How close to the surgery should I stop smoking?

Cannabis and anxiety: Like most pot smokers, you will probably be surprised to learn that even though smoking may seem like it helps your anxiety, regular use changes your brain chemistry in ways that increase baseline anxiety. See a therapist who specializes in treating anxiety. There are many good ways to treat anxiety, but they are much more work than taking a drug, whether pill or pot. A former client said smoking did not really help with his depression and anxiety, it just "lowered his give a sh** factor." Action oriented cognitive and behavioral approaches we took in his therapy were what gave him the tools to actually do something different when he felt anxious. It is more effective to act your way into thinking and feeling differently than it is to try to think or feel your way into being able to act differently. In regard to your wisdom teeth removal, I am not sure what that has to do with smoking or not. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have wisdom teeth pulled under sedation, if I have sleep apnea? I have had issues with heavy sedation after operations.

Is it safe to have wisdom teeth pulled under sedation, if I have sleep apnea?
I have had issues with heavy sedation after operations.

Special care!: IV sedation requires an increased vigilance in any patient with obstructive sleep apnea. The use of CO2 monitoring during moderate or deep sedation is recommended. ...Read more

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What are wisdom teeth for?

What are wisdom teeth for?

No function: Wisdom teeth serve no specific function and you can live without them. ...Read more

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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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Does everyone get wisdom teeth?

Does everyone get wisdom teeth?

No: Most do get some wisdom teeth but not everyone, as well some people have unusual numbers of them. I have seen 6 of them and heard of more, and some only have 1. ...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