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Why Did Everyone With Impacted Wisdom Teeth Used To Get Them Pulled
PAIN: People with true pain will often go to great lengths to remove the source. Having teeth close together without pain would not be considered clinically important and thus not drive one to have the teeth pulled. Timed removal of select, paired lower and upper teeth during the pre-teen or teen years may prevent the wisdom teeth from becoming impacted & decrease the need later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An impacted tooth is one that is for one of many reasons unable to erupt into the oral cavity: they may be vertical, horizontal, in bone, impacted in soft tissue (gum/gingiva), it may be due to local pathology i.e. Proximity to an extra tooth or undifferentiated mass of tooth like tissue or an "odontoma", it can be due to crowding, and usually it is a wisdom tooth that lacks ...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
Depends: Whether or not you should have the two impacted teeth removed depends on several factors. The position of the teeth, whether or not they are causing a problem now or indicative of a potential problem are some considerations. Your dentist and/or oral surgeon can advise you after examining you with the appropriate x-rays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it better to get my impacted tooth and all of my impacted wisdom teeth out at the same time or separately?
All at once: There isn't a real advantage to only getting out one or two. You'll have multiple healing times, plus the additional expense of lost time at work, anesthesia fees, etc. Generally you won't have a lot more soreness with two vs all four. I recommend one procedure so one healing time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son, age 25 had impacted wisdom teeth pulled 9 years ago.We just learned he still has a piece of tooth left behind. No pain. Is this dangerous?
No problem: It does happen sometimes for a dentist to leave a fragment of tooth behind. In certain situation (very close to the major nerve trunk) it is better to leave it than to dig around. It is a possibility that the fragment eventually makes it's way out or just stay in the body for good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 4 impacted wisdom teeth i haveto get removed, they're all impacted. Is local or general anesthetics better for this?
Comfort zone: The appropriate anesthesia depends on the complexity of the dental treatment and your own comfort zone. With the profound local anesthesia and IV sedation you will have no recall of the events of the oral surgery or experience any pain. In your case IV sedation is recommended. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I have to get two of my impacted wisdom teeth removed under Valium sedation, what is that like?
Ask: Ask the surgeon or anesthesiologist actually going to treat you. They would give you a better answer having the ability to see and talk to you personally. ...Read more
Whenever: There is no specific time period that is necessary to wait to have a filling done. It is mostly when you will be comfortable enough and able to open your mouth for further work and the urgency of your other dental treatment. Discuss this matter with your own dentist who is most aware of your particular dental needs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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