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What does it mean if your wisdom teeth erupt very early in life?

What does it mean if your wisdom teeth erupt very early in life?

No Problem: Sure they are your wisdom teeth? If so, you probably have an early eruption pattern for all your teeth. No problem! ...Read more

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I had all four wisdom teeth taken out when I was 15. Does this early maturation of teeth mean that the rest of my bones are mature and done growing?

I had all four wisdom teeth taken out when I was 15. Does this early maturation of teeth mean that the rest of my bones are mature and done growing?

Not necessarily: Bone growth in girls is more related to your hormones. Usually growth stops within 2 years after a girl starts her period. Dental eruption doesn't seem to correlate as much. ...Read more

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22 years old and recently had my wisdom teeth removed and on hydrocodone for several days. I just got my period two weeks early. What does this mean?

22 years old and recently had my wisdom teeth removed and on hydrocodone for several days. I just got my period two weeks early. What does this mean?

Likely untelated: It is extremely unlikely that your wisdom teeth extraction and the timing of your period are related, however, stress may play a factor. If you are concerned make an appointment with your OB for a evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your wisdom teeth come in late or not at all?

What does it mean if your wisdom teeth come in late or not at all?

No space: If wisdom teeth don't come in, it typically means there is insufficient space for them. They should be evaluated by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to determine if they are showing signs of problems. In some cases they can be monitored, but in many cases, extraction is indicated. ...Read more

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I have 6 wisdom teeth. What does this mean?

I have 6 wisdom teeth. What does this mean?

Supernumerary Teeth: We usually have four third molars or wisdom teeth as they are called. Some individuals may have an extra tooth or teeth anywhere in the upper or lower jaws, often referred to as a supernumerary tooth. If the tooth is adjacent to a wisdom tooth, some people refer to the extra tooth as an extra wisdom tooth. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it possible to cut wisdom teeth early?

I was wondering is it possible to cut wisdom teeth early?

Yes: The question I have is how early. Normally they come in between 15 and the late twenties. If your concerned have your dentist take a look and even take an x-ray. ...Read more

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Is it common that wisdom teeth to erupt 4 or 5 years early?

Is it common that wisdom teeth to erupt 4 or 5 years early?

Depends: Wisdom teeth can come in any time in a wide age range, and keeping in mind that everyone develops at a different rate, this probably isn't a major worry. A panoramic x-ray at the dentist can help identify any problems that this might cause. ...Read more

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How old is it considered early for your wisdom teeth to erupt?

How old is it considered early for your wisdom teeth to erupt?

Depends: Wisdom teeth can come in any time in a wide age range, and keeping in mind that everyone develops at a different rate, this probably isn't a major worry. A panoramic x-ray at the dentist can help identify any problems that this might cause. I've seen them come in anywhere from 14-30 years of age. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you taste metallic days after taking your wisdom teeth out?

Normal: Blood has a metallic taste to it due to the iron. In addition, food particles can get in the socket and impart a strange flavor. When the sockets close, all abnormal tastes should go away. ...Read more

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What does it mean if when my wisdom teeth emerge they are breaking off into little pieces?

What does it mean if when my wisdom teeth emerge they are breaking off into little pieces?

Wisdom teeth: If your teeth are breaking off in the mouth you either traumatized it or there is decay allowing for easy fracture. It's important that you go to the dentist for x-rays and proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my other teeth feel pain after wisdom teeth removal?

What does it mean if my other teeth feel pain after wisdom teeth removal?

Post operative pain: When oral surgery is performed, especially at your age, there is this entity called "pain on healing". It can take about one year for new bone to fill in after having your wisdom teeth removed. It is not uncommon for this type of healing pain around your other teeth to occur. As always, it would be advisable to schedule a post operative visit with your oral surgeon to rule out anything else. ...Read more

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Can a constant headache mean you need your wisdom teeth out?

Can a constant headache mean you need your wisdom teeth out?

Not likely: The vast majority of headaches are usually caused by muscle strain or too much blood flow. When wisdom teeth are impacted the can cause symptoms of pain in the area of the impaction on occasion. Seeing a dentist or oral surgeon for a panoramic xray and evaluation of your wisdom teeth can help determine if you need to have them pulled or if they may be contributing to your headaches. ...Read more

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My dentist says all 4 of my wisdom teeth are impacted. Can you explain what that means?

My dentist says all 4 of my wisdom teeth are impacted. Can you explain what that means?

Impaction: An impacted tooth is one that fails to erupt into the dental arch within the specific time. Because impacted teeth do not erupt, they are retained throughout the individual's lifetime unless extracted or exposed surgically.

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/tooth_impaction. ...Read more

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Getting my lower wisdom teeth extracted so that means surgery. When it's done will I be able to drive myself home?

Getting my lower wisdom teeth extracted so that means surgery. When it's done will I be able to drive myself home?

Possibly: If you only have local anesthesia, then that is a possibility. As long as the surgery is without complications and your faculties are not altered, you should be fine. Discuss this ahead of time with your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I'm having my wisdom teeth extracted on friday and I've been told im getting general anaesthesia what does that exactly mean/what will happen?

I'm having my wisdom teeth extracted on friday and I've been told im getting general anaesthesia what does that exactly mean/what will happen?

Completely out: General anesthesia involves giving medication that completely puts you asleep to the point that you will not be able to breath on your own so they will insert a tube into your throat and use a breathing machine (ventilator) to help you breath. This is the same anesthesia they use for major abdominal surgeries. ...Read more

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My wisdom teeth does this weird thing where they peek through my gums, but then go back into my gums. What does that mean? Can I still get them pulled

Gum tissue growth: Your gum tissue is thinly covering your wisdom teeth. Every now and then it thins out to the point of exposing the tooth. Then, it grows back over. You can certainly have them extracted. In fact, it is probably the prudent thing to do. It is possible to develop a gum infection in the area if the situation continues. ...Read more

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My 6, 5 years old daughter starts falling out her back teeth (wisdom teeth) if I'm not mistaken! I wanted to know if that is normal or it's a bit early?

My 6, 5 years old daughter starts falling out her back teeth (wisdom teeth) if I'm not mistaken! I wanted to know if that is normal or it's a bit early?

That is normal: On a 6 year old the back teeth can exfoliate giving room for the adult teeth. However the wisdom teeth are not present at this young age. The baby molars were probably fell out. See a dentist or a pediatric dentist for any potential spacing issues of the teeth. ...Read more

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I'm not able to eat and now there is a bump in the back. Does this mean my wisdom teeth are coming in and will they have to get pulled now?

I'm not able to eat and now there is a bump in the back. Does this mean my wisdom teeth are coming in and will they have to get pulled now?

Most likely: One of the main symptoms of wisdom tooth problem is when they try to come in and cause your gums on top of them to swell. You tend to bite on this when you eat and make it worse. You need to see an oral ; maxillofacial surgeon for q proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What does an impacted wisdom tooth mean for extraction? I've been told that one of my wisdom teeth is impacted. Does that make extraction more difficult than normal? Is there a longer recovery time? .

What does an impacted wisdom tooth mean for extraction? I've been told that one of my wisdom teeth is impacted. Does that make extraction more difficult than normal? Is there a longer recovery time? .

An: An impacted tooth is one that has not fully erupted into the mouth and is, to some degree, still covered gum tissue and / or bone. A fully impacted tooth is completely covered by bone.

An impacted tooth does not necessarily have to be more difficult to extract than an erupted tooth for two reasons:
1. An impacted tooth may not have completed root formation. Besides having less tooth structure to remove, partially formed roots may not be curved at their tips and thus can be easier to remove.
2. When a tooth is fully erupted and in function, the bone around it consolidates (or hardens) in response to the function. This may make the tooth more difficult to remove.

Impacted teeth may be more difficult to remove for the following reasons:
1. There is a significant amount of bone and / or soft tissue covering them making access more difficult.
2. Impacted teeth may be closely related to vital structures such as nerves and the sinuses making extraction more challenging.
3. Impacted teeth may be angled in ways that make it more difficult to extract them.

I recommend an evaluation by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to better determine the necessity of extraction and the degree of difficulty that may be encountered. ...Read more

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Is it okay for a 15 year old girl to get her wisdom teeth, is it too early?

No: The position of the wisdom teeth, development, and symptoms exhibited by the wisdom teeth are more important factors than the age of the patient. Some 15 year old patients have wisdom teeth that may be more developed than patients several years older. Your dentist can advise you of when you should consider 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?

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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What does it mean if I have a bad taste in mouth 6 days after wisdom teeth removal?

What does it mean if I have a bad taste in mouth 6 days after wisdom teeth removal?

Debris in Sockets or: The socket in your jawbone can collect debris until it heals and fills in with bone covered by gum tissue. In the meantime, your oral surgeon should give you an irrigating syringe to squirt in the hole (s) to keep them clean. Could also be blood or possibly drainage/infection. Does it hurt? Getting better or worse? Any q's, see your dentist. ...Read more

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It's now 8 days since I've gotten my wisdom teeth out. I just rinsed my mouth like usual and the saliva was spotted with blood... what does that mean?

It's now 8 days since I've gotten my wisdom teeth out. I just rinsed my mouth like usual and the saliva was spotted with blood... what does that mean?

Not normal: You may notice a pink tinge to your saliva for several days following surgery, but 8 days is not normal. If at any time after the wisdom teeth surgery you experience something you think is not part of a normal post-surgical recovery, or if you have concerns, call your surgeon and he/she will be glad to assist you. Take care. ...Read more

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Had wisdom teeth for years but few occasions it causes a sore inside of cheek from scraping. Does this mean I should remove this teeth?? heal time?

Had wisdom teeth for years but few occasions it causes a sore inside of cheek from scraping. Does this mean I should remove this teeth?? heal time?

Ask a dentist: Please ask your dentist or oral surgeon. It depends on a number of factors such as whether there is an infection, which way they face, how easy or difficult to get medical attention. Here is an article to look at:
http://patient. Info/health/wisdom-teeth ...Read more

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I have knots on my jaw bone after wisdom teeth removal and that was Tuesday of last week so if I still have it wat does that mean?

I have knots on my jaw bone after wisdom teeth removal and that was Tuesday of last week so if I still have it wat does that mean?

You had surgery: Swelling is not unusual after surgery. Should gradually diminish with time. For your own peace of mind, however, call the Surgeon and report your concerns. If appropriate, the Surgeon will request that you be seen for a follow-up visit. ...Read more

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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