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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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: You should have a consultation to describe the procedure and what to expect upon completion. ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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