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Why did everyone with impacted wisdom teeth used to get them pulled?

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 more

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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


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Want to know do impacted wisdom teeth hurt when taken out?

Want to know do impacted wisdom teeth hurt when taken out?

No: You will be given local anesthesia. Some patient elect to have either sweet air or IV sedation as well. Some discomfort afterwards is to be expected which can be handled with an appropriate pain medication. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can have other teeth removed while getting my wisdom teeth extracted?

Wanted to know if i can have other teeth removed while getting my wisdom teeth extracted?

Routine: Yes, routine to remove other teeth same time. Make sure you are being evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon. With multiple teeth, you may want to consider IV sedation. ...Read more

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Will removing all wisdom teeth (one impacted) cause my teeth to shift? I'm 18 and just got braces the day before surgery. They also pulled one tooth.

Will removing all wisdom teeth (one impacted) cause my teeth to shift? I'm 18 and just got braces the day before surgery. They also pulled one tooth.

Shifting: Wisdom teeth contribute perhaps 10% to instability of anterior teeth. Make sure you follow retainer instructions to the letter after braces removed. Of concern is 1) Difficulty in caring for wisdom teeth and surrounding gum tissues, and 2) The damage to bone and adjacent teeth that impacted teeth can cause. Ask your Orthodontic Specialist for his/her opinion. ...Read more

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Please help! does everyone have to get their wisdom teeth pulled?

Please help! does everyone have to get their wisdom teeth pulled?

No: If you have space for your wisdom teeth to erupt into a functional position and they are not causing or contributing to a periodontal problem or problems with adjacent structures, you do not have to have them removed. Your age and position of any impacted wisdom teeth may also be a factor in deciding if you should or should not have wisdom teeth removed. Your dentist can advise you. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can brush my teeth before wisdom teeth removal?

Wanted to know if i can brush my teeth before wisdom teeth removal?

Yes!: Any measures that improves oral hygiene before oral surgery is always good and helps prevent infection. ...Read more

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Why are we born with wisdom teeth if they're just going to get pulled out?

Why are we born with wisdom teeth if they're just going to get pulled out?

Wisdom teeth: usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25. If you are experiencing pain, swollen 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. However, impacted wisdom teeth that are free from disease and symptoms should not be operated on. ...Read more

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When does someone need to have their wisdom teeth removed?

When does someone need to have their wisdom teeth removed?

Depends: Depends on the circumstances. Some don't have to be removed. Best advice is to see an oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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Does every dentist have to give you an IV when you get your wisdom teeth pulled out?

Does every dentist have to give you an IV when you get your wisdom teeth pulled out?

Depends: This depends on several factors. How difficult will the extractions be. Does the patient have a high anxiety level. It all depends on the comfort level of the patient. I have taken out wisdom teeth that were very difficult on some patients and they were fine with just local anesthetic. Other patients need very heavy sedation. Find a dentist or oral surgeon that is willing to discuss this with you. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if all stitches need to be removed after wisdom teeth extraction?

Wanted to know if all stitches need to be removed after wisdom teeth extraction?

Dissolvable Stitches: These stitches usually come out after 5 days Those that are non-dissolvable stitches must be manually removed by the surgeon. ...Read more

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My teeth are so close to each other that i can't floss between them. Something that can be done? I had wisdom teeth removed to get more space

My teeth are so close to each other that i can't floss between them. Something that  can be done? I had wisdom teeth removed to get more space

Ortho/Enameloplasty: Depending on how extensive the crowding is and what you would like to see done, there are really two non-invasive options. Orthodontics is the first option, that would be for moderate-to-severe crowding, it would be more expensive, but no actual "work" is done to the teeth. Second, is enameloplasty where the teeth are shaped to allow better access and reduce slight crowding, no anesthesia needed. ...Read more

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I have braces, but my wisdom teeth will need to come out after the braces are off. Will having them removed ruin my straight teeth?

I have braces, but my wisdom teeth will need to come out after the braces are off. Will having them removed ruin my straight teeth?

Wisdom teeth: having your wisdom teeth removed after braces is a very common thing to do. It will not ruin your straight teeth. It may help to keep your teeth straight by having the wisdom teeth removed. ...Read more

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Fully erupted lower wisdom teeth might have to come out but local only doesn't numb me enough. Sedatives hardly work either. What can be done?

Fully erupted lower wisdom teeth might have to come out but local only doesn't numb me enough.  Sedatives hardly work either. What can be done?

Moderate or Deep: Sedation/general anesthesia are strong options for you - given what you have relayed and that you indicated "conditions" of anxiety disorder, anxiety - i think intravenous anesthesia will provide a smooth and comfortable experience for you. Go to oral and maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Dentist recently recommended "crowns" for 2 teeth. What happens if I avoid the crowns? Can teeth possibly get stronger? He said they could break off!

Dentist recently recommended "crowns" for 2 teeth. What happens if I avoid the crowns? Can teeth possibly get stronger? He said they could break off!

Crown for teeth: When the tooth is worn out (grinding during sleep, eating too much hard foods..) the outer layer is so thinned out it would not recover and the deeper layer will lose the protection of outer layer. The tooth can be damaged beyond recovery if the crown is not made timely. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what will happen if I have crowded teeth but get braces without extracting my teeth?

Dental experts! what will happen if I have crowded teeth but get braces without extracting my teeth?

Evaluation: An orthodontist will measure the size of your teeth and the size of the bone to support your teeth. If there's enough bone, teen can be straightened without ext factions. If there's a mismatch, extractions may be necessary. Can't put a quart and a half into a quart container. If teeth expanded beyond their bone support they created permanent bone loss. ...Read more

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Getting wisdom teeth out tomorrow, none are impacted but never had surgery before. Can you offer any advice on how to relax?

Getting wisdom teeth out tomorrow, none are impacted but never had surgery before. Can you offer any advice on how to relax?

Many Ways: Anxiety before surgery is to be expected. I suggest methods of relaxation such as meditation, music, exercise, sexual activity (protection), moderate use of alcohol (if ok with surgeon), family/friends support. I also ask patients to remember that objectively speaking, they should be aware that they will be safer during the time of surgery that driving on the freeway. Best wishes. ...Read more

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2 cavities. Both lower 2nd molars. No wisdom teeth. No insurance. Do I need to be concerned about shifting if I get them extracted? Need to get fixed.

2 cavities. Both lower 2nd molars. No wisdom teeth. No insurance. Do I need to be concerned about shifting if I get them extracted? Need to get fixed.

To extract or not?: Hi there, I noticed that you are 24 years old, much too young to be losing teeth. It would be best for you to visit a dentist for a comprehensive exam so that you can make an informed decision. To answer your Q, yes teeth can shift and the opposing teeth will erupt. Extracting a restorable tooth may seem like a good idea now because money is scarce, but replacing it later will be much more costly. ...Read more

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What can I do about my wisdom teeth pain? Does everyone get them pulled if impacted?

What can I do about my wisdom teeth pain? Does everyone get them pulled if impacted?

Pain med/they should: Probably the best thing for now is to go to your dentist and/or see your doctor to find out what pain meds. You can have before, during and after the procedure. An impacted tooth should be removed, and soon since it can cause pain and worse issues, like infection. Simple pain meds., like aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or advil may also help. ...Read more

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What can I do with partially erupted wisdom tooth?

What can I do with partially erupted wisdom tooth?

Remove it: At the age of 37 and having a partially erupted wisdom tooth, the tooth should be considered for removal as the potential for periodontal and decay problems is high. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Impacted Tooth (Definition)

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


Dr. Sewa Legha
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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