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Doctor insights on: More Than 4 Wisdom Teeth

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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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?

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 more

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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

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 more

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Is it painful to have all four wisdom teeth removed at once?

Is it painful to have all four wisdom teeth removed at once?

Best: Best to do it all at once. Only need to get ready once and recover once. If you follow the recommendations afterwards (ice, fluids, rest, no food with pieces in it, no straw, no smoking, no excessive rinsing, ice, fluids, ice, rest, etc) you should do well. Also, take any antibiotics recommended and ibuprofen as recommended. You will be sore, but will recover more quickly. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I am having four wisdom teeth removed, should I be concerned?

I am having four wisdom teeth removed, should I be concerned?

Talk to your doctor.: Oral surgeons do 4 wisdom teeth extractions routinely. Voice your concerns to your doctor and I am sure they will be fully addressed. ...Read more

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I am getting my four wisdom teeth removed soon. What should I expect?

I am getting my four wisdom teeth removed soon. What should I expect?

Complicated: From your question, I'm assuming you haven't seen an oral surgeon for your surgery Most oral surgeons will first show you a video, exam, then a very comprehensive discussion of everything. Make sure you're surgeon is a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Please help! does getting all four wisdom teeth removed in the same day hurt?

Please help! does getting all four wisdom teeth removed in the same day hurt?

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 more

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Which sort of sedation should I go with to get all four of my wisdom teeth out?

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 more

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Could you describe what getting all four impacted wisdom teeth extracted is like?

Could you describe what getting all four impacted wisdom teeth extracted is like?

Varies: Varies alot. Best advice: see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/xrays/recommendations. More complicated at your age. ...Read more

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