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Is It Possible Not To Have Wisdom Teeth
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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