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Will teeth shift after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Not usually: Unless you are missing other teeth as well; or your bite is unstable; or your have periodontally involved teeth which would have shifted anyway. ...Read more

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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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'my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

'my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

Teeth pain after o/s: Frequently the adjacent teeth to the wisdom teeth will feel sore for a few days after surgery. Very normal. If you have severe pain, return to your oral surgeon for an post op check. ...Read more

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Getting wisdom teeth pulled soon. Any advice?

Getting wisdom teeth pulled soon. Any advice?

Oral surgeon: Wisdom tooth removal more complicated at your age. For very best results, see oral surgeon for exam/recommendations/treatment. ...Read more

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Does having wisdom teeth pulled allow crowded teeth to straighten?

Does having wisdom teeth pulled allow crowded teeth to straighten?

Sorry, no: Teeth want to move forward, not back. Having wisdom teeth removed will not uncrowd your front teeth. You'll need the help of an orthodontic specialist to do that. Why not call your dentist's favorite orthodontist for an examination and a discussion of treatment options. ...Read more

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Could general dentist remove impacted wisdom teeth?

Could general dentist remove impacted wisdom teeth?

Yes, but: Yes, but why wouldn't you want to see someone with much more experience? For best results, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations/treatment. ...Read more

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Pointy piece of tooth still there years after wisdom teeth removal?

Pointy piece of tooth still there years after wisdom teeth removal?

May not be tooth: There are other possibilities other than a piece of tooth in this area. It may be a bony protuberance or a bone spicule. Have it evaluated to determine exactly what is causing the problem and to determine your options for treatment. ...Read more

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Do your molars shift sideways after wisdom teeth removal?

Do your molars shift sideways after wisdom teeth removal?

Not usually: They will usually assume a position based on the opposing teeth in the opposite arch. If they were trying to go there and the wisdom teeth prevented it, then they might, but not common. ...Read more

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3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago. Can flossing shift teeth positions?

3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago.  Can flossing shift teeth positions?

No: Flossing will, if anything, tighten teeth by improving gum/bone health. If you think teeth are shifting see your General Dentist and/or Oral Surgeon for a review of your occlusion. ...Read more

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Will my crowded teeth shift & spread apart after wisdom tooth removal?

Will my crowded teeth shift & spread apart after wisdom tooth removal?

Probably not: They will most likely not get better, but at least the crowding wont get worse. Hence it would still be worthwhile to get them removed. ...Read more

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Could everybody get their wisdom teeth pulled?

Could everybody get their wisdom teeth pulled?

Yes: Everybody could have their wisdom teeth removed, but the real question is should everybody have their wisdom teeth removed? A clinical evaluation with the appropriate x-ray(s) where all of the teeth can be visualized, and the entire wisdom tooth or teeth by your dentist should be performed to properly advise you if you should or should not have them removed. ...Read more

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Will wisdom teeth grow back after having them pulled out?

Will wisdom teeth grow back after having them pulled out?

No*: *An individual who has undergone the removal of their wisdom tooth may on rare occasion find another tooth developing in the site of the extracted wisdom tooth. One possible cause could be that there may have been a supernumerary (extra) tooth that was not visible on the x-ray or at the time of surgery that was not removed, and is now developing into a visible tooth. ...Read more

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Could wisdom tooth extraction hurt?

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Could wisdom tooth extraction hurt?

Painless : Having a wisdom tooth pulled is sometimes necessary. Before extraction, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If you are anxious, your dentist may use IV sedation that will prevent pain completely and make you sleep through the procedure. Anesthesia is the key. Good luck. ...Read more

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How is getting you wisdom teeth pulled?

How is getting you wisdom teeth pulled?

You cannot feel: Temperature and pain when the administered local anaesthetic takes into effect. It is important to take antibiotics and pain meds your dentist prescribed in case of infection because the acidity of the tissue in case of inflammation can weaken the potency of the anaesthetic . Pressure is expected. Just listen to your dentist's instruction. Goodluck! ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth removal hurt?

Can wisdom teeth removal hurt?

Maybe: It may but usually not that much. Usually the pain is easily managed with a prescription pain medication but some patients find tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil is adequate. ...Read more

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Will getting root canaled teeth pulled painful?

Will getting root canaled teeth pulled painful?

Very similar to : other tooth extraction. However, in some cases a root canal treated tooth is harder to extract. Since there is no blood supply tot the tooth, the tooth tends to get brittle over time. In any case you will be anesthetized, so you won't feel anything Follow all instructions the dentist gives you to help preventing future complications. Good luck ...Read more

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Can i brush teeth vigorously after wisdom teeth removal?

Can i brush teeth vigorously after wisdom teeth removal?

Brushing "Wisdom": First week, avoid adjacent molars to surgical sites. If you have an ultrasonic toothbrush, then as you approach the last molars shut it off. Gentle rinsing and gentle brushing for a week. Then resume as normal and expect some tenderness. ...Read more

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Do teeth straighten out after removing wisdom teeth?

Do teeth straighten out after removing wisdom teeth?

Tooth movement: After removal of wisdom teeth, it is highly unlikely that you will develop a perfect smile without orthodontic support. Any malocclusion you have before will remain after the surgery. However you can get braces at any age. Orthodontic consults are usually complimentary. ...Read more

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Do teeth lean if a upper second molar was extracted before wisdom teeth grows in?

Do teeth lean if a upper second molar was extracted before wisdom teeth grows in?

Sometimes: Lower 2nd molar may over erupt, creating occlusal problems that may cause joint dysfunction. Upper 3rd molar smaller than 2nd and cannot be relied upon to erupt into the 2nd molar's position. It would be wise for your Dentist to refer you to an Orthodontist, a tooth positioning specialist, for guidance. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth extraction painful?

It depends: On how difficult they are to remove and each patient is different in terms of pain tolerance. The pain is usually handles with prescription medications. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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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


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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more