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Both top wisdom teeth are loose. Can this be reversed?

Both top wisdom teeth are loose. Can this be reversed?

Wisdom teeth: Depends on why they are loose. This is something that needs to be diagnosed and evaluated by your dentist. Why do you want to save them rather than have them removed? Again, treating and retaining wisdom teeth is something you should discuss with your dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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My top wisdom teeth are decayed and breaking off. How do I take care of it?

My top wisdom teeth are decayed and breaking off. How do I take care of it?

Likely Extraction: If your wisdom teeth are breaking down you need to have the checked out. It is likely that they will need to be removed if they are not fixable or if you just can not maintain them well. If you choose not to, then you run the risk of much pain, infection that may lead to an emerge visit. Go see your dentist. ...Read more

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My top wisdom teeth are coming in, about half of each is visible through my gums. Partially erupted or just not done growing? I'm 19 if that helps

My top wisdom teeth are coming in, about half of each is visible through my gums. Partially erupted or just not done growing? I'm 19 if that helps

Wisdom teeth: You will need to see a dentist who along with visually looking into your mouth at your wisdom teeth, will take some x-rays to determine the development of the teeth and whether or not they can come in completely, come in straight and not cause problems. Also have your lower wisdom teeth evaluated in the same way as the lowers are generally more problematic. ...Read more

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How will the oral surgeon take my top wisdom teeth out?

How will the oral surgeon take my top wisdom teeth out?

Same as others !: The surgeon will numb the area first. Second, he or she will usually need to expose the tooth if it is not visible in the mouth. A small incision is made to access the tooth. The gum tissue is gently pulled away to see the tooth. Sometimes only a single instrument is needed to twist the tooth out. Otherwise, a drill may be needed to help remove bone to facilitate it's removal. Talk to your doc! ...Read more

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Could there be a reason to remove my top wisdom teeth to get braces?

Ask Orthodontist: If your qualified orthodontic specialist feels your upper wisdom teeth could compromise your treatment, and need to be removed, go with his recommendation. ...Read more

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Can top wisdom teeth cause pain in roof of mouth?

Can top wisdom teeth cause pain in roof of mouth?

If infected: Infected or impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain in the roof of the mouth. See your dentist. ...Read more

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I've heard with top wisdom teeth extraction it is a lot less likely to get dry socket. What can I drink?

I've heard with top wisdom teeth extraction it is a lot less likely to get dry socket. What can I drink?

Dry sockets?: First you are correct, the likelihood is much less on upper teeth. Drink anything nutritious. ...Read more

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Front neck pain into clavicle area burning pain to tip of shoulder. Top wisdom teeth out a week ago any correlation

Evaluation Needed: It could be connected but it could not be connected as well. I'd go back to the doctor to be evaluated to at least see if the surgery caused the pain. ...Read more

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