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What does the procedure for wisdom teeth removal entail?

What does the procedure for wisdom teeth removal entail?

Ask oral surgeon: Depends on the tooth. Sometimes simple extraction. Sometimes raising a flap to remove bone. Sometimes local anesthesia, sometimes general anesthesia. Get a consultation from the wisdom tooth expert - oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last or 3rd molars to erupt in the mouth. It usually occurs around ages 17-21 and many become impacted for lack of room. Wisdom teeth are the hardest to reach, clean, and have restorative done to. This is the main reason for ...Read more


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What can I expect during a procedure for wisdom teeth removal?

What can I expect during a procedure for wisdom teeth removal?

Varies: Any tooth may be a simple or more involved to extract. Wisdom teeth in general are more involved in nature simply because they are commonly erupting in an abnormal direction and partially encased in bone. So as your doctor how involved the extraction will be. Some doctors offer various sedation techniques to help make the process easier. Be sure to adhere to your post op instructions afterward. ...Read more

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I need to know what is the wisdom teeth removal procedure?

I need to know what is the wisdom teeth removal procedure?

Consultation: Set up a consultation with an oral surgeon to evaluate the degree of difficulty for the teeth removal and he will tell you what to expect. ...Read more

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How long does lidocane last after wisdom teeth removal and can I get dehydrated cause of not eating or drinking 24hours before procedure.?

How long does lidocane last after wisdom teeth removal and can I get dehydrated cause of not eating or drinking 24hours before procedure.?

Depends: Depend on the type of Lidocaine the dentist uses. Usually lasts 2-3 hrs. A healthy person will not get dehydrated in 24 hrs, but usually you do not have to refrain from eating for that long. ...Read more

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Is it normal for other teeth to hurt after a wisdom teeth removal?

Is it normal for other teeth to hurt after a wisdom teeth removal?

Yes: They may be sore or achy for a while afterward. Usually this lasts for only a few days. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

Tips for pain relief: Any tooth extraction can be uncomfortable. The key is good home care. As soon as possible place an ice pack on your face...Even if you have to store your own ice bag in a cooler in the car. Keep ice on your face 20min on then 20 min off for the first 24 hours. Take pain meds as prescribed and limit activity. Dont suck through a straw, spit alot, slurp soup or smoke. Eat soft foods for 24 hrs. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 6 days enough time to recover from wisdom teeth removal?

Need help. Is 6 days enough time to recover from wisdom teeth removal?

About 7 days : is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. If after 7 days no improvement, see your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment. ...Read more

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How much does wisdom teeth removal cost?

How much does wisdom teeth removal cost?

Varies: The associated costs for the removal of wisdom teeth can vary depending on a number of things. The consultation, x-rays, number of teeth to be removed, the classification of the wisdom teeth, whether they are erupted and visible or impacted (different classifications), type of anesthetic used, who does the procedure and where it is performed, location of the practice, and medications prescribed. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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