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Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I just had all my upper teeth extracted and 2 wisdom teeth at the bottom removed. I got immediate dentures. How long would it be before I am abletoeat?
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