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Is it important to have my wisdom teeth remove? All 4 of my wisdom teeth have finally came out but the last one is hurting really bad but I can't afford to go to the dentist would it be harmful to my health to leave as is?

Is it important to have my wisdom teeth remove? All 4 of my wisdom teeth have finally came out but the last one is hurting really bad but I can't afford to go to the dentist would it be harmful to my health to leave as is?

Infections harm you: If you have a painful partially erupted wisdom tooth it is usually caused by a swollen and infected gum over part of the tooth. Eventually this infection may well get worse and can threaten your overall health. The best answer is to get the area checked by your dentist and eliminate the problem now rather than later. ...Read more

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Why do dentists remove someone's wisdom teeth?

Why do dentists remove someone's wisdom teeth?

Prevention: To prevent future problems. Or current problems of pain, infection, crowding, for orthtodontic reasons.
For best results, see an oral surgeon for consultation/recommendations. ...Read more

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What sorts of procedures do dentist use to remove wisdom teeth?

What sorts of procedures do dentist use to remove wisdom teeth?

Depends: The procedures used to remove wisdom teeth depends on the position and location of the wisdom teeth, as well as the experience and training of the dentist or surgeon performing the procedure. Anesthestic options may vary from office to office as well. A consultation with your dentist or surgeon will provide you the opportunity to have your questions answered. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I expect when the dentists remove my wisdom teeth?

Some discomfort: Wisdom teeth removal can cause pain afterwards for one or more days. There could be some swelling and some residual bleeding. Infection could also occur in or around the extraction sockets. Your dentist can help you manage the pain and infection with medication. ...Read more

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Could general dentist remove impacted wisdom teeth?

Could general dentist remove impacted wisdom teeth?

Yes, but: Yes, but why wouldn't you want to see someone with much more experience? For best results, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations/treatment. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can I expect to be able to eat after the dentists remove my wisdom teeth?

Can anyone tell me what can I expect to be able to eat after the dentists remove my wisdom teeth?

Soft: A soft diet will be easier to eat. A high protein diet will help promote healing. Think pudding, ice cream, yogurt, eggs, protein shakes, chopped steak, soft fish, etc. ...Read more

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My dentist would not remove my wisdom teeth. Now after I had previously had 2 teeth removed because my bit is not large enough bite is crooked now.?

My dentist would not remove my wisdom teeth. Now after I had previously had 2 teeth removed because my bit is not large enough bite is crooked now.?

Another opinion?: It is argued that a wisdom tooth will not move the 7 teeth in front of it. Teeth naturally move to the middle over time.
If, your dentist wouldn't remove your wisdom teeth he is basing the treatment that they might not be causing you any pain or problems. But, if you are unhappy about what your dentist is telling you...Go get another opinion. I don't recommend removal either, unless necessary. ...Read more

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This is an x-ray of my wisdom teeth. It does not hurt at all, but the greedy dentists want me to remove it. Why should I do a dangerous procedure until it hurts? Can I just wait until it hurts - if it ever hurts?

This is an x-ray of my wisdom teeth. It does not hurt at all, but the greedy dentists want me to remove it. Why should I do a dangerous procedure until it hurts? Can I just wait until it hurts - if it ever hurts?

Of course: Of course you can wait. No one can force you to do something you don't want to do. Unfortunately we can't see any x-ray & we can't know the motives of the dentist. I wonder why you think the dentist is "greedy"? Merely because you think the procedure is unwarranted? You have to decide on whether it is in your best interests to wait or not. My experience tells me it is most often the wrong move! ...Read more

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My dentist says I have all my wisdom teeth in, but she won't remove them until I'm 16. Is there any dentist that will? I got my braces off and I have my retainer already. What do I do?

My dentist says I have all my wisdom teeth in, but she won't remove them until I'm 16. Is there any dentist that will? I got my braces off and I have my retainer already. What do I do?

Get information: It's best to make a decision based on facts. I would recommend seeing a wisdom tooth expert, a qualified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, for an examination and a decision as to treatment timing. It may be prudent to wait, but oral surgeon should make that decision. That's what they have all those extra years of training for. ...Read more

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Can anyone recommend a dentist in Paulding County, GA that will remove wisdom teeth on a payment plan or sliding scale? Desperate.

Can anyone recommend a dentist in Paulding County, GA that will remove wisdom teeth on a payment plan or sliding scale? Desperate.

Dental Society: Please contact your local dental society. They will be of more help since they have information specific to the area. ...Read more

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Can an impacted tooth come in years later? I've had an impacted wisdom tooth for about 3 years. My dentist said to just leave it alone, since it wasn't causing problems. Now the spot is sore. It feels kind of like my other wisdom teeth did when they were

Can an impacted tooth come in years later? I've had an impacted wisdom tooth for about 3 years. My dentist said to just leave it alone, since it wasn't causing problems. Now the spot is sore. It feels kind of like my other wisdom teeth did when they were

Yes, but...: Especially if other teeth have moved to allow room. Impacted means that something was blocking eruption. Now that tooth is coming in you may have soreness from eruption (think teething) or from irritated gum tissue around the tooth. Now that you are having a problem please go back to see your dentist for resolution or referral. ...Read more

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When wisdom teeth smells and dentist doesn't want to remove it as it will move all my teeth again what can I do, flossing and brushing doesn't help?

When wisdom teeth smells and dentist doesn't want to remove it as it will move all my teeth again what can I do, flossing and brushing doesn't help?

See another dentist: First, removing a wisdom tooth should have no effect on other teeth moving. The cause of your problem cannot be determined over the internet without personally examining you and see an x-ray of the area. My suggestion would be to see another dentist if what your dentist says does not make sense to you nor solve your problem. ...Read more

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I got a referral from my dentist to see an oral surgeon to remove my wisdom teeth. What happens now? Do I call the surgeon and make an appointment?

Call and schedule: Schedule an appointment and ask the oral surgeon all the questions you have about the extractions and what to expect during healing. It is important that you understand what will be done during the procedure and afterwards during healing. ...Read more

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Would your dentist remove your molars if your mouth is too small to allow your wisdom teeth to grow?

Would your dentist remove your molars if your mouth is too small to allow your wisdom teeth to grow?

Probably not...: My dentist would most likely have the wisdom teeth extracted, not the molars. Then again, your mouth may be different. Get a second opinion from another local dentist if you have doubts. ...Read more

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After wisdom teeth removal, is it necessary for the same doctor to remove the stitches, or can any other dentist do it? Thanks

After wisdom teeth removal, is it necessary for the same doctor to remove the stitches, or can any other dentist do it? Thanks

Best to see same: Best to see same person as they know what they did and how everything looked before and what to expect. Can someone else do it, yes, but if you have the option, I would see the same person. ...Read more

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Do I need to get wisdom teeth out? Oftn get jaw pain & headaches. Dentist said I shud remove lower 6&7s instead see xray link pls http://goo. Gl/YlAZO2

Do I need to get wisdom teeth out? Oftn get jaw pain & headaches. Dentist said I shud remove lower 6&7s instead see xray link pls http://goo. Gl/YlAZO2

Impacted and crowded: Your upper wisdom teeth are aligned in such a way as to pose a decay risk to your second molars in front of them. Your lower wisdom teeth are aligned well but appear to be crowded against your lower jawbone. This is often is associated with a residual opercular flap of tissue which presents a cleaning challenge. Removal of all wisdom teeth would probably be to your advantage but get an exam. ...Read more

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What should I do for the pain if the dentist can't take out my wisdom teeth for 2 months?

What should I do for the pain if the dentist can't take out my wisdom teeth for 2 months?

Contact Dentist: Were you in pain when you originally saw the dentist who set this appointment? If not, have you contacted them to let them know of your current condition?

If they already know that you are in pain and have not wanted to see you much sooner, then you need to see another dentist or oral surgeon who can see you asap.

After all, it is your mouth and you should not be in long term pain. ...Read more

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If my wisdom teeth aren't bothering me, why do I have to have them out? My dentist has told me that I need to have all four wisdom teeth out. But they don't bother me and never have. Why do I need them pulled it there's no pain or annoyance? .

There: There is much debate on the extraction of wisdom teeth when there is no pathology or problems. I am sure other panelists will also give their opinions.

I personally do not advise my patients to extract their wisdom teeth unless there is a specific reason: food impaction, decay, or periodontal problems that are affection the adjacent teeth.
Did your dentist tell you that you have any of these problems? Just because they don't bother you doesn't mean you don't have these problems. These would be valid reasons to extract them.

Surgical extractions of wisdom teeth (and the associated anesthesia should you choose to be put to sleep) has risks. The question you need to ask yourself are what are the benefits of the extractions weighed against the risks.

Check out the link to the new york times article and you will see I am not alone in my thinking.

Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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My lower wisdom teeth have been removed 10 years ago, but I still have my lower ones. Will this cause a problem? #nqlu my dentist says the upper teeth are superflous now since I don't have anything to mash them against when chewing and I should take them

My lower wisdom teeth have been removed 10 years ago, but I still have my lower ones. Will this cause a problem? #nqlu my dentist says the upper teeth are superflous now since I don't have anything to mash them against when chewing and I should take them

Dr.: Dr. Mcleod and I agree. The "antagonists" of the teeth that were extracted will slowly supererupt, which will change their relationship with the adjacent teeth. This may allow food and bacteria to get trapped causing periodontal problems and cavities on the other teeth. ...Read more

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If my dentist tells me I need my wisdom teeth taken out, could anything serious happen if I don't? looks painful...

If my dentist tells me I need my wisdom teeth taken out, could anything serious happen if I don't? looks painful...

Now is the time: At age 19 you will be sore a couple of days. With every year older you get, it gets more difficult and the recovery is longer. Complications if you don't take them out are repeated painful episodes and infections. Loss of adjacent teeth is possible ...Read more

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Why are dentists always pulling wisdom teeth?

Absolute indication: When wisdom teeth cause problems, they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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Does a dentist need to be see for wisdom teeth?

Yes: Wisdom teeth, or 3rd molars, usually erupt at 18-22 if they are upright and if there is enough room for them. Impacted (partially or fully) wisdom teeth can cause all kinds of havoc. Why don't you go for a dental examination and x-rays to get an answer specific to your needs. ...Read more

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Why do dentists recommend that you get your wisdom teeth out?

Why do dentists recommend that you get your wisdom teeth out?

Wisdom teeth: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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I'm having my dentist extract my wisdom teeth. Any advice, dentist advice?

Good decision: Having a dentist remove your wisdom teeth is a wise choice. Any trained dentist can remove teeth, however oral and maxillofacial surgeons usually have more advanced training and experience in removal of impacted wisdom teeth, and may be able to offer you more sedation options or general anesthesia the procedure. You have to be comfortable with the person performing your surgery. ...Read more

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Please explain which drugs do dentists use before removing your wisdom teeth?

Varies: There a number of drugs used for dental surgery. There are oral medication, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and IV sedation drugs. It is common to use IV sedation during the removal of wisdom teeth. It gives the surgeon more control and less stressful on patient. The oral surgeon will talk to you about the options and meds used at the consultation. ...Read more

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How come dentists recommend that you get your wisdom teeth out before you turn 21?

Wisdom teeth: Around the ages of 16-21ish are usually not fully developed - where they haven't reached their full root length. This has "anatomic advantages" that can reduce potential compliations. Since many times they don't have room to emerge, the longer their roots are allowed to grow to full maturity length, the closer to an important sensory nerve (bottom ones) and to the sinus (upper ones) they can get. ...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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Need advice please? My son won't go to dentist and his wisdom teeth are coming in impacted

Need advice please? My son won't go to dentist and his wisdom teeth are coming in impacted

See a dentist: It sounds like your son is afraid, which is a very common problem. Let him know that it is in his best interest to take care of the problem and that you will be there for him. You might want to take him to a dentist or an oral surgeon where they do sedation. ...Read more

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The dentist wants to take all 4 wisdom teeth out at once, but will I be left with four holes. Will they ever close?

The dentist wants to take all 4 wisdom teeth out at once, but will I be left with four holes. Will they ever close?

Skill: In the hands of a skilled trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon this is a substantial part of their practice. Very common to have all four removed at once, and the extraction sites usually heal rapidly and completely within a short period of time. Talk over your concerns with the surgeon, but if you have wisdom teeth that need to be removed, go for it...I did. ...Read more

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Are most general/family dentists capable of extracting or qualified to extract wisdom teeth unless they are impacted or have complicated roots?

Are most general/family dentists capable of extracting or qualified to extract wisdom teeth unless they are impacted or have complicated roots?

Depends: Some general dentist are more experienced in teeth removal. The general dentist shouldn't go beyond his ability. He should be able to evaluate the situation and refer if he is aware that the case is beyond his ability. ...Read more

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Dentist said wisdom teeth must come out, but I can do ea side in separate appts. How long should I wait for one side to heal b4 having other side done?

Dentist said wisdom teeth must come out, but I can do ea side in separate appts. How long should I wait for one side to heal b4 having other side done?

6-8 weeks: Removing all four wisdom teeth at once is recommended. Removing two wisdom teeth on one side produces the same amount of restrictions in diet, pain and other functions as removing all four. In either case, it might be a 6-8 weeks recovery period. ...Read more

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So, ive never been to a dentist in my life, im really scared to go because of the state my teeth are in. I'm starting to care more about them. But im also getting my wisdom teeth in and im just really scared to go to the dentist because I don't know if I co

Do not fear: Experienced dentists have "seen it all" in their careers. Do not let embarrassment or fear prevent you from getting the help you need. Advancements in dental techniques have made dental visits easier. Find a dentist that treats nervous patients and consider mild sedation fro your anxiety. ...Read more

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I have a wisdom teeth growing in really hurts but I can't go to the dentist at college, what should I do?

I have a wisdom teeth growing in really hurts but I can't go to the dentist at college, what should I do?

Rinse: With warm salt water, brush at least a few times a day and make an appointment to see your dentist for when you go home. If you start to have significant swelling and difficulties swallowing, don't delay; see someone as soon as possible. Pain associated with wisdom teeth usually means an infection and the teeth often need to come out. ...Read more

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Should I have my wisdom teeth extracted regardless of anything else? I'm 18, and have all of my wisdom teeth, all yet to erupt. They've never caused me any problems or pain, but my dentist still thinks I should have them taken out. I don't see any reason

Should I have my wisdom teeth extracted regardless of anything else? I'm 18, and have all of my wisdom teeth, all yet to erupt. They've never caused me any problems or pain, but my dentist still thinks I should have them taken out. I don't see any reason

Over: Over the past 10 years specific research has been ongoing which is looking at the specific risks and benefits of removal of asymptomatic third molars (wisdom teeth). There is a "white paper" discussing the results of these studies located on the website of the american association of oral and maxillofacial surgeons (www. Aaoms. Org). There is also associated information that provides an excellent discussion of wisdom teeth and their management. Look under "conditions and treatment" on the right side for "wisdom teeth".

Though asymptomatic now, third molars that have not fully erupted into the mouth in a functional and cleanable position can lead to long term problems such as gum disease that can spread to adjacent areas, decay of the third molar or adjacent teeth, recurrent infections (pericoronitis), cysts, tumors, and jaw fracture. It is better to prevent these problems by extraction of non-functional third molars as a late teenager than to have to under go the surgery when you are older and you are not as healthy. Also the surgery may be more difficult and recovery longer if done at a later age.

Have your general dentist recommend a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon in your area that can examine you and provide an explanation of your options for both surgery and anesthesia.
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Will a dentist save your wisdom teeth following extraction?

Generally, yes: Laws may vary from state to state with regard to whether or not you can keep your wisdom teeth after their removal. Generally most dentists and surgeons will allow their patients to keep their extracted teeth when the procedure is performed in the office. If the procedure is performed in the hospital, some hospital rules require that any tissue removed be submitted for examination by a pathologist. ...Read more

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Was wondering if I go to the dentist tomorrow, how soon will I be able to get my wisdom teeth removed?

Removing teeth: That depends upon the availability of the dentist's open appointment time, your medical ; dental history, the urgency of the need to have the teeth removed as well as your availability. If you are having the teeth removed with local anesthetic ; do not need medical clearance, it can be removed the same day. If you are having IV sedation, special preparation is required. Call the office to discuss. ...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