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I wanted to get all my teeth removed and get dentures. My dentist said he won't pull them. Will an oral surgeon remove them for me if I go?

I wanted to get all my teeth removed and get dentures. My dentist said he won't pull them. Will an oral surgeon remove them for me if I go?

Questionable: If your teeth and supporting tissues are healthy, probably not. If your teeth and supporting tissues can be made healthy
with a reasonable amount of conservative dental care, probably not. ...Read more

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Now I have to choose between the periodontist that did gum grafting to extract 2 teeth or go to an unfamiliar oral surgeon. Whom would you choose?

Now I have to choose between the periodontist that did gum grafting to extract 2 teeth or go to an unfamiliar oral surgeon. Whom would you choose?

Treatment plan: What is your treatment plan? Are you having implants done? These are the variables you need to decide before any teeth are extracted. What is the provisional restoration to be utilized? Speak with your general dentist, have a concrete treatment plan and follow through with whom you feel most comfortable. ...Read more

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If a periodontist cuts into the gum line to examine a bump and says he can extract the tooth, then, how can he sew it up so I can go to oral surgeon?

If a periodontist cuts into the gum line to examine a bump and says he can extract the tooth, then, how can he sew it up so I can go to oral surgeon?

Tooth extraction: Technically, a periodontist is a dental practitioner and can easy extract the tooth and perform bone augmentation procedures to allow for implant placement. No need for OS. ...Read more

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Need to decide on whom will do dental implants--my prosthodontist, periodontist or oral surgeon. How can a patient reliably choose?

Need to decide on whom will do dental implants--my prosthodontist, periodontist or oral surgeon. How can a patient reliably choose?

All of them: I see it this way: you have an architect, an engineer and contractors, the architect (Prosthodontist or general dentist) will design (the teeth), the engineer (oral surgeon or periodontist) will evaluate the structure based on the plans submitted by the architect and place the implant accordingly the contractor (dental technician) will finish the design. As you see this is a team effort. ...Read more

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Periodontist just told me that my upper side teeth need extraction. So, my canine (eye) tooth remains but all others pulled. Removable denture option?

Periodontist just told me that my upper side teeth need extraction. So, my canine (eye) tooth remains but all others pulled. Removable denture option?

See DDS: Discuss with your general dentist for a definitive treatment plan, two canines or one? Probably, an implant supported prosthesis would be an option, get a well defined treatment plan prior to the extractions. ...Read more

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Is it uncommon to have your wisdom teeth removed by a dentist and not an oral surgeon?

Is it uncommon to have your wisdom teeth removed by a dentist and not an oral surgeon?

No: This all depends on the complexity of the extractions and the skill, judgement and experience of the general dentist performing the procedure. A general dentist can do these procedures if they have continued extensive training in oral surgery and have developed the skill and judgement over time. ...Read more

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Needing both my 2nd molar teeth removed. Would I have an oral surgeon do this or a regular dentist?

See an oral surgeon: General dentists commonly do simple extractions. Some general dentists have the skill required to remove complicated teeth, though most people require the services of an oral surgeon. See an oral surgeon for the best results. ...Read more

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My oral surgeon said that my taking estradiol would create clots when I have my wisdom teeth removed?

My oral surgeon said that my taking estradiol would create clots when I have my wisdom teeth removed?

Not really: Estrogen promotes platelet activity but only a little. And it's not a problem, we want you to stop bleeding when you have surgery! ...Read more

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My oral surgeon said that taking estradiol would help the clots when I have my wisdom teeth removed. Is this true?

My oral surgeon said that taking estradiol would help the clots when I have my wisdom teeth removed. Is this true?

Estradiol: One of the benefits of Estradiol is it's ability to help prevent osteoporosis. The same mechanism that helps with preserving bone may be of benefit with the healing of your extraction site. ...Read more

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Got my wisdom teeth removed. All went smoothly but oral surgeon mentioned that my heart rate was over 100 the entire time? Is this normal? I'm an athlet

Got my wisdom teeth removed. All went smoothly but oral surgeon mentioned that my heart rate was over 100 the entire time? Is this normal? I'm an athlet

Depends: Were you given only local anesthetic (shot), or did you go to sleep? Were you nervous before and during the procedure?
Athletes typically have a low resting heart rate that can accelerate to quite a high level under stress.
This all sounds normal but if you're concerned, see Your Physician for a stress test.
More questions?
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For an inbox consult. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you need an oral surgeon to extract the tooth?

What does it mean if you need an oral surgeon to extract the tooth?

Usually..: .. A referral to a specialist is made when the dentist treating you feels the procedure is beyond the scope of his/her practice and skills. Some dentists can perform surgical extractions, others refer everything out. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a general dentist extracting fully erupted wisdom tooth and an oral surgeon/maxillofacial doing it?

What is the difference between a general dentist extracting fully erupted wisdom tooth and an oral surgeon/maxillofacial doing it?

Additional training: Dentists are trained in school to extract teeth, impacted or not. Oral surgeons are dentists who have specialized with additional years of training in these same procedures. ...Read more

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Having baby molar and impacted adult tooth removed by oral surgeon in one week. Should I stop taking fish oil and vitamins?

Having baby molar and impacted adult tooth removed by oral surgeon in one week. Should I stop taking fish oil and vitamins?

No: Neither vitamins or fish oil should have any negative effects on your upcoming oral surgery. Unless requested by your dentist, I would continue taking both. Good luck with your treatment! ...Read more

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I had atooth extracted a week ago, I have a bone that is painful on the roof of my mouth, is that normal or should I go seek and oral surgeon?

I had atooth extracted a week ago, I have a bone that is painful on the roof of my mouth, is that normal or should I go seek and oral surgeon?

See oral surgeon: If things don't appear as though they are healing properly, you should see the dentist that removed your tooth. If the dentist is unsure or you would like to see an oral surgeon, your dentist can refer you to one. ...Read more

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I have dental consultation reports from a periodontist, oral-maxillo facial surgeon, and a full mouth series x-rays from a general dentist. Who would be the coordinator for the treatment?

I have dental consultation reports from a periodontist, oral-maxillo facial surgeon, and a full mouth series x-rays from a general dentist. Who would be the coordinator for the treatment?

Treatment planning: Generally it's your gd or prosthodontist who coordinate treatment. However, first you have to really trust the knowledge & experience of your dentist. The specific issues or main concern also plays a factor here. For example, if you have serious gum disease, the periodontist should take the first lead. For implant placement, the gp\pros should dictate placement within reason. All on same page! ...Read more

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Is it okay for a general dentist to pull wisdom teeth? Why do some say go to a oral surgeon?

Is it okay for a general dentist to pull wisdom teeth? Why do some say go to a oral surgeon?

Wisdom teeth: I will recommend you to take your wisdom teeth by an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon because this is in the scope of his/her training and knows how to handle complications that might arise from this treatment, plus the can offer sedation most dentists can't offer ...Read more

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For wisdom teeth is it better for a general dentist do the procedure rather than an oral surgeon?

For wisdom teeth is it better for a general dentist do the procedure rather than an oral surgeon?

It depends: Some general dentists are experienced and comfortable with removing wisdom teeth, while many are not. All oral surgeons should be comfortable and experienced with the procedure. If there are any other significant health issues or potential complications, definitely go with the surgeon. It might be more expensive, but all things being equal, I would go with the oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible for wisdom teeth extractions to be too challenging for an oral surgeon to perform?

Is it possible for wisdom teeth extractions to be too challenging for an oral surgeon to perform?

No.: Nothing is 'too difficult' to perform. The question is, are you in pain? Where are the teeth located? Are there potential nerve issues or other risks associated with the removal of the tooth or teeth? Otherwise, absolutely not. These things are done very commonly every single day by us docs! Kinda like tiger woods making a 3 ft putt! ...Read more

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I am having 9 back teeth (7 of which are root tips) pulled tomorrow by an oral surgeon. How much pain/swelling can I expect? Will it effect my airway?

I am having 9 back teeth (7 of which are root tips) pulled tomorrow by an oral surgeon. How much pain/swelling can I expect? Will it effect my airway?

It depends....: Usually your operative provider is the best person to answer this question....Not someone who has not examined you and is guessing....Call your provider. ...Read more

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What should I do if my oral surgeon messed up my teeth?

What should I do if my oral surgeon messed up my teeth?

Talk: Talk with the surgeon. Sometimes things happen beyond the control of the surgeon and nothing was done wrong. However if something was done improperly then the surgeon should make it right. If the surgeon and you do not agree on a solution you may need the help of another surgeon or expert witness to determine if anything was done improperly. ...Read more

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Oral surgeon advised I keep wisdom teeth. Why?

Oral surgeon advised I keep wisdom teeth. Why?

Wisdom teeth: The wisdom teeth that are free from disease and symptoms should not be operated on as there is no reliable research to suggest that this practice benefits patients. ...Read more

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My oral surgeon advised I keep wisdom teeth, why?

My oral surgeon advised I keep wisdom teeth, why?

Several reasons: Wisdom teeth that are erupted into a functional position allowing you to use them to chew foods, that are not decayed, periodontally involved, a source of problems or contributing to a problem do not have to be removed. If the risk of complications during surgery is greater than leaving the wisdom teeth alone, we may suggest not having them removed. ...Read more

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I was referred to an oral surgeon, does that mean that he will operate on me tomorrow for my wisdom teeth?

I was referred to an oral surgeon, does that mean that he will operate on me tomorrow for my wisdom teeth?

Depends: Only if he has all necessary health information, xrays, and has consulted with you regarding local or general anesthesia, and if you have someone who can drive you home if you do have general anesthesia. Most in the evanston area would prefer to see the situation first and inform you of the necessary procedure and what the cost estimate would be plus how you could expect to heal. ...Read more

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Am looking for an oral surgeon in va who will remove wisdom teeth under local. I feel complete anesthesia is more risky.?

Am looking for an oral surgeon in va who will remove wisdom teeth under local. I feel complete anesthesia is more risky.?

You are correct: Your assumption is correct. Check with the local dental society for a listing of oral surgeons. From there start contacting them ; let them know your concern. I'm sure you'll find some that will do the extractions with local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is there a way to have my insurance approve an oral surgeon to remove my wisdom teeth. They are piercing through my cheeks and shattered a tooth.

Is there a way to have my insurance approve an oral surgeon to remove my wisdom teeth. They are piercing through my cheeks and shattered a tooth.

Eligible benefit?: Not all insurance plans are the same. Some medical insurance plans exclude dental coverage including the surgical removal of wisdom teeth. Your surgeon's office can contact your insurance company to determine if benefits are available, and/or submit a narrative to request coverage or appeal a denial. ...Read more

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How to get my teeth pulled? Insurance won't cover it and have no dental ins. Dentist says I need them all pulled by oral surgeon but can't afford it?

How to get my teeth pulled? Insurance won't cover it and have no dental ins. Dentist says I need them all pulled by oral surgeon but can't afford it?

Go to dental school: If you are unable to afford it, you may want to check out a local dental school in your area. Dental schools work usually on a sliding scale. They have oral surgeons on staff who will supervise either a dental student who is studying to become a general dentist or a licensed general dentist who is studying to be an oral surgeon. The care is excellent. ...Read more

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Is it normal for an oral surgeon to remove two lower impacted wisdom teeth with only local anesthesia?

Is it normal for an oral surgeon to remove two lower impacted wisdom teeth with only local anesthesia?

Yes: Extracting wisdom teeth with a local anesthetic is certainly a routine procedure. Sometimes it is more comfortable for the patient to have an IV sedattion and not be awake for the procedure especially for the anxious patient. ...Read more

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