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More Than 4 Wisdom Teeth
I have all four of my wisdom teeth. They arent causing me any pain but I do believe they are causing my teeth to be crooked. Can i still remove them?
Wisdom teeth: The decision whether or not to remove wisdom teeth (even if they are asymptomatic-not causing any symptoms\problems) is independent of whether or not your teeth are crowded. If the potential for problems is there, you should want to electively have them removed before you have major issues. They do not cause crowding, which if you have would warrant an orthodontic consult. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long can I expect my recovery to take after having all four wisdom teeth extracted? I'm 26, which i know is a little old to have your wisdom teeth out, and i've read that the recovery time is longer in adults. Mine are all partially erupted, which i t
Recovery varies: Recovery from any surgery varies from individual to individual. Some of the factors that can influence your recovery may include how large your teeth are, your physical health, the skill of your surgeon and the technique used, and how you react to the discomfort postoperatively. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Help! I am epeleptic and will be having all four of my wisdom teeth cut out. Is it possible death could happen?
Wisdom teeth: You will not feel anything for the procedure, whether you have 1, 2 or all 4 teeth removed at the same appointment (which is preferable). You can expect some discomfort following the procedure which varies based upon your pain threshold, the expertise of the surgeon and the difficulty of the extractions. This is handled with appropriate pain medication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed yesterday morning. How long will the puffed cheeks last?
2-3 days: Usually after any surgical procedure, maximum swelling (puffy cheeks) occur 3 days afterwards. After 3 days, the swelling can resolve quickly. However, there are different ways to reduce the amount of swelling after the wisdom teeth removal: ice packs to the face, short term steroid pills or use of herbal supplements. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Initial 2 days: Initial recovery is 2 days, 4 if you have extensive swelling. Ice is very helpful the first 24 hours. Sutures usually removed or gone in 1 week. The extraction site will fill in and remodel over time. The hole will turn into a depression and finally become a smooth ridge taking 6 months. The late healing will be unnoticeable to you except it will trap food less and less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The type of sedation recommended for the removal of four wisdom teeth will depend on your medical history, physical status, position of your teeth, your expectations, level of apprehension, sedation options offered by your dentist or surgeon and what you are comfortable with. First and foremost is that your surgery be performed safely as well as comfortably. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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