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Does Medicaid cover wisdom teeth removal?

Does Medicaid cover wisdom teeth removal?

Sometimes: In California, it is covered. Ask your local dental society. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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Tingling after wisdom teeth removal. Normal?

Depends: I'm assuming you mean on your lip and chin. If this is the same day as surgery, that could be local anesthetic. If it is several days later, there may have been some injury to the sensory nerve. This usually gets better on its own, but it is best to inform your surgeon as they know all about your individual situation. ...Read more

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Can upper wisdom teeth removal cause swelling?

Can upper wisdom teeth removal cause swelling?

Yes: Whether or not you have swelling after the removal of your upper wisdom teeth may depend on several factors, i.e., impacted vs erupted, the level of difficulty in removing them, experience and technique of the person removing them, any meds given at the time of surgery, quality of postop instructions provided and followed, and your facial profile. ...Read more

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Advice about wisdom teeth removal and mucocele?

Advice about wisdom teeth removal and mucocele?

See an oral surgeon: A mucocele is an enlarged salivary gland, usually due to obstruction of the duct that allows the saliva to empty into the mouth. They commonly occur inside the lower lip and sometimes in the floor of the mouth. An oral surgeon can perform a clinical exam with the appropriate x-rays to advise you about your wisdom teeth and provide you with additional information about the mucocele. ...Read more

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Why is my TMJ worse after wisdom teeth removal?

Why is my TMJ worse after wisdom teeth removal?

Wide opening: When wisdom teeth are removed, the mandible (lower jaw) is stretched out wider than usual for the dentist/oral surgeon to extract the teeth. Depending upon the removal process (surgical or not, ) the duration of the procedure may also affect the muscles/tmj complex. I would see the dr. Who removed the teeth asap. ...Read more

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What is the wisdom teeth removal operation like?

What is the wisdom teeth removal operation like?

Not bad: I had it myself and not bad. I was given some "laughing gas" and local anesthesia. Had the teeth removed. I was given a pain killer which i did not take. I iced like crazy and did fine. Was one of the easiet recoveries as far as surguries. ...Read more

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I have face swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

I have face swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

Not abnormal: It is a surgical procedure and depending on severity of impaction, swelling is a post operative symptom which will resolve. Use ice packs to reduce and call your doctor if you do not get resolution. ...Read more

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What anesthesia is used for wisdom teeth removal?

What anesthesia is used for wisdom teeth removal?

General or local --: Depending on your medical status and your dentist's practice. ...Read more

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Impacted wisdom teeth removal. Does it hurt a lot?

Impacted wisdom teeth removal. Does it hurt a lot?

No: No. Not during, or after. Pain managed well with local or IV anesthesia and postop pain meds. For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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