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Should I have my wisdom tooth removed?

Should I have my wisdom tooth removed?

Common: It is very common to have wisdom teeth removed as an adolescent because they can cause impaction on the molars. The procedure is performed most commonly by an oral sugeon in an outpatient office setting. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Could i get my wisdom teeth removed with lockjaw!?

Could i get my wisdom teeth removed with lockjaw!?

It depends: I'm not sure what you are defining as lockjaw. If you mean that you can't open your mouth at all then obviously the surgeon can't get to the area and have the room to remove the teeth. If you have minimal opening then the same may apply. You need to see a surgeon and have them exam and determine if the teeth can be removed safely. ...Read more

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Can i get my wisdom teeth extracted when I have braces?

Can i get my wisdom teeth extracted when I have braces?

Yes: Usually that's not a problem. The oral surgeon can often work around the braces, although he\she may ask the orthodontist to remove part of it if it might interfere with the surgery or possibly get damaged. It can then be replaced easily. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should i get my impacted wisdom teeth extracted?

Should i get my impacted wisdom teeth extracted?

Depends: Whether or not you should or should not have your impacted teeth removed will depend upon your symptoms if any, your age, position and development of the impacted teeth, whether or not they have associated pathology or causing or contributing to problems with adjacent teeth or structures. Every patient is different and should have a rational reason for the removal of an impacted tooth. ...Read more

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I am having my wisdom teeth surgically removed (questions)?

I am having my wisdom teeth surgically removed (questions)?

Call oral surgeons: If you have not had a consultation, i would recommend one prior to having the teeth removed to answer your questions. ...Read more

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Not removing my wisdom teeth now I have a cyst and now going through my 3rd surgery? Should i remove that wisdom tooth?

Not removing my wisdom teeth now I have a cyst and now going through my 3rd surgery? Should i remove that wisdom tooth?

I would: If i understand your question correctly you are asking whether or not to remove a wisdom tooth that is associated with a cyst. If that is the case then i would definitely remove the tooth and the cyst around it. These cysts can grow and destroy the jaw bone around them over time. I don't know exactly why you had to have two other surgeries to remove your wisdom teeth. It is easier in one. ...Read more

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Will my teeth become straighter if I have my wisdom teeth removed?

Will my teeth become straighter if I have my wisdom teeth removed?

Sorry, no: Teeth want to drift forward, not back. People with congenitally missing wisdom teeth may also have crooked front teeth. There are good and just reasons for removing problematic wisdom teeth, but doing so will not magically straighten the other teeth. Please consult with an oral surgeon and an orthodontist for more information. ...Read more

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Do you think I should have my unopposed upper wisdom teeth extracted?

Do you think I should have my unopposed upper wisdom teeth extracted?

Maybe: If they are biting into your lower jaw or extruding and irritating the teeth in front of them, yes. If theyu are not bothering you, why? ...Read more

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Will i need to have my wisdom teeth removed before getting braces?

Will i need to have my wisdom teeth removed before getting braces?

Depends of treatment: If your wisdom teeth are indicated for removal, having them removed before getting braces may be easier for your recovery and for the surgeon. Gauze sponges have a way of getting hung on the orthodontic appliances. The recommendation for removal and timing for removal may be best determined by the orthodontist providing treatment for you, as well as the surgeon performing your surgery. ...Read more

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Should I have tetracycline removed from my gums?

Should I have tetracycline removed from my gums?

Why is it there?: Tetracycline (arestin, atradox) is inserted in deep gum pockets between the teeth and gums to kill destructive bacteria and encourage pocket depth reduction and reattachment of the gum to the tooth. These tetracyclines do not need to be removed as they dissolve with time. If you refer to tetracycline staining of teeth, no treatment is needed except for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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Don?T understand should I have wisdom teeth removed?

Don?T understand should I have wisdom teeth removed?

Depends: You will need to have a consultation with a dentist or an oral surgeon. There are many reasons to have the wisdom teeth removed. ...Read more

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For wisdom teeth removal, do I have to remove my tongue piercing?

For wisdom teeth removal, do I have to remove my tongue piercing?

Probably: This is something to discuss with your oral surgeon or dentist. Likely they will want your tongue piercing removed during the procedure to decrease any chance of it dislodging and getting into your airway or blocking access to your teeth during the removal. ...Read more

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Help docs! i had my upper left wisdom tooth removed yesterday because it should be looking after my tooth/gum?

Help docs! i had my upper left wisdom tooth removed yesterday because it should be looking after my tooth/gum?

English please : What are you trying to ask about? Please re-read your "question " and rephrase so that it makes sense. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can have other teeth removed while getting my wisdom teeth extracted?

Wanted to know if i can have other teeth removed while getting my wisdom teeth extracted?

Routine: Yes, routine to remove other teeth same time. Make sure you are being evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon. With multiple teeth, you may want to consider IV sedation. ...Read more

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What can I do after having my wisdom teeth removed?

Follow postoperative: Instructions. Keep everything clean. Nothing crunchy spicy carbonated or too hot. Avoid using a straw or playing with the site. Protect the clot and allow it to heal. Call your dentist office if you have any questions or experience anything unusual. Feel better! ...Read more

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What can I eat after having my wisdom teeth removed?

What can I eat after having my wisdom teeth removed?

Beware of numbness: You can eat whatever you are comfortable with as long as the anesthesia has worn off. If you eat before it does, you run the risk of biting your tongue or lips. Right after the extractions, you dont want to do anything to dislodge the blood clots that form. Avoid hot or cold foods, and dont drink through a straw. ...Read more

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How do I brush my teeth after having a wisdom tooth removed?

How do I brush my teeth after having a wisdom tooth removed?

Carefully: Be very gentle for about 1 week. Avoid brushing the area of the extraction. ...Read more

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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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My dentist suggested I have my wisdom teeth removed, but they're not causing problems. Is wisdom teeth removal necessary?

My dentist suggested I have my wisdom teeth removed, but they're not causing problems. Is wisdom teeth removal necessary?

Wisdom teeth may not need to be removed if they are: Healthy, Grown in completely (fully erupted), Positioned correctly and biting properly with their opposite teeth, Able to be cleaned as part of daily hygiene practices: Many times, however, wisdom teeth — the third molars in the very back of your mouth — don't have room to grow properly and can cause problems. Erupting wisdom teeth can grow at various angles in the jaw, sometimes even horizontally. Sometimes wisdom teeth only partially emerge through the gums. Other times, they remain completely hidden. Wisdom teeth that aren't able to emerge normally become impacted, or trapped, within your jaw. If the wisdom teeth emerge partially through the gums, a passageway is created, which can cause problems. And because this area is hard to see and clean, it can become a magnet for bacteria that cause gum disease and oral infection. Some dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth if they don't fully emerge or if they grow near the nerve of the lower jaw. Many dentists believe it's better to remove wisdom teeth before the roots are fully formed, when someone is younger and more likely to recover faster from surgery. This is why some young adults have their wisdom teeth pulled before the teeth cause problems and become more firmly rooted in the jaw. According to the American Dental Association, wisdom teeth removal may be necessary if you experience changes in the area of those teeth, such as: Pain, Repeated infection of soft tissue behind the lower last tooth, Cysts (fluid-filled sacs) , Tumors , Damage to nearby teeth, Gum disease, Extensive tooth decay. The decision to remove wisdom teeth isn't always clear. Talk to your dentist or an oral surgeon about the position and health of your wisdom teeth and what's best for your situation. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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


Dr. Louis Gallia
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Wisdom Tooth Extraction (Definition)

This simply means removal of the wisdom teeth which are the third (and sometimes fourth molars). Molars are the bigger teeth toward the back of your mouth, and we count them ...Read more