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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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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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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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Impacted wisdom teeth! how is this treated? Do i need to get it removed?

Extraction: Most impacted wisdom teeth are extracted if they could cause damage to the second molar or if they are symptomatic. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have two impacted wisdom teeth, should I get them removed or is it okay to keep them?

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 more

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Is it better to get my impacted tooth and all of my impacted wisdom teeth out at the same time or separately?

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 more

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Should i get my impacted wisdom teeth extracted?

Should i get my impacted wisdom teeth extracted?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get four impacted wisdom teeth removed?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get four impacted wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth : It depends on the severity of the extractions. It can range from 45 mins to 2 hours. See an oral surgeon for a consultation ...Read more

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I have 4 impacted wisdom teeth i haveto get removed, they're all impacted. Is local or general anesthetics better for this?

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 more

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What to do if I have to get two of my impacted wisdom teeth removed under Valium sedation, what is that like?

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

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How long after having 4 impacted wisdom teeth extraction before i can get a filling?

How long after having 4 impacted wisdom teeth extraction before i can get a filling?

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 more

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Could impacted wisdom teeth lead to death?

Absolutely : Abscess due to the wisdom tooth infection if not treated, is a serious medical condition and can eventually kill. The death from tooth abscess is not rare. Boston study (2008) found that 66 patients died due to dental abscess. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about impacted wisdom teeth?

Can you please tell me about impacted wisdom teeth?

Teeth under the gums: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars are usually the last teeth on either side of the upper and lower jaws, and the most common impacted teeth. Impacted means there is something that is preventing the tooth from erupting into the mouth. The position of the developing tooth, size of the tooth, size of the jaws, and any tissue, bone or pathological problems (cysts) may prevent normal eruption. ...Read more

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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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Please tell me, are impacted wisdom teeth a modern problem ?

Not prehistoric: Stone age man did not have wisdom tooth problem as jaws were larger and diet caused severe wear of teeth. Over hundreds of thousands of years our jaws have gotten smaller and our diet more refined so room for wisdom teeth now problematic. ...Read more

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Do impacted wisdom teeth cause crowding and damage other teeth?

Do impacted wisdom teeth cause crowding and damage other teeth?

Possibly: Impact wisdom teeth probably do not cause crowding of the teeth in the front, because the wisdom teeth would need to push on the 2nd molar, 1st molar, 2nd premolar, 1st premolar, canine and the incisors. Some people believe the wisdom teeth do cause the crowding but people without the wisdom teeth can still get crowding in the front teeth. Sometimes the wisdom teeth cause damage to the 2nd molars. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about impacted wisdom teeth surgically removed?

Can you tell me about impacted wisdom teeth surgically removed?

Depends: The surgical procedures required for removal of wisdom teeth will depend upon the position and development of the tooth, which jaw the tooth is in, and the techique and equipment used by your dentist or surgeon. Erupted wisdom teeth may not require any cutting unless the tooth breaks. Impacted teeth may require cutting of the gums, and/or creating a window in the bone and sectioning the tooth. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some complications of impacted wisdom teeth?

Could you tell me what are some complications of impacted wisdom teeth?

Possible ...: Complications from impacted teeth that are not removed are several. Once there is an opening through the gum to allow saliva (thus bacteria) to reach the surface of the impacted tooth, two things can happen - decay of the tooth or infection of the gum covering it. A cyst or tumor can occasionally develop from an unerupted impacted tooth; it requires a periodic panoramic xray to detect. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it okay if i leave my unerupted impacted wisdom teeth in?

Dental exam needed: Sometimes an impacted wisdom tooth can be left in place if there is a high risk of complications with extraction. See an oral surgeon for an exam to determine if your wisdom need to be extracted or not. ...Read more

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How long after the removal of 2 impacted wisdom teeth can I begin to exercise again?

Tooth Extraction : Basically whenever the pain will allow. This is usually 48-72 hours after the procedure. Things that can help with the healing process are chondroin sulfate, bromelain for inflammation, vit C and protein to promote healing. ...Read more

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Impacted wisdom teeth, is it really worth it to have them removed if there is not pain?

It depends: If there is not enough room for the wisdom teeth or they are too close to the last molars they should be removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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. Theodore Davantzis
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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