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Why does orthodonttist push getting wisdom teeth out?

Why does orthodonttist push getting wisdom teeth out?

WISDOM TEETH: Even if your wisdom teeth aren't causing any pain or other problems, they may cause problems at some point. The most common problems are decay, infection and crowding or damage to other teeth. Teeth next to the wisdom teeth are more prone to developing gum problems. Your orthodontist does not want you to spend all of that money and then have your teeth shift. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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


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Can I still wear my four year old retainer? I have gotten my wisdom teeth removed and have to lightly push to get it to fit in again...

Can I still wear my four year old retainer? I have gotten my wisdom teeth removed and have to lightly push to get it to fit in again...

See yr orthodontist: When the retainer can no longer be passive to fit, that usually indicates you are ready to see your orthodontist for evaluation and determine if you need a new one. ...Read more

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With smallish jaw, should I get wisdom teeth removed or wait until they push on the molars?

Schedule a consult: You should have a thorough clinical and panoramic x-ray to determine the position and development of your wisdom teeth. Most surgeons prefer to remove an impacted wisdom tooth before the roots are fully developed or causing problems with the adjacent teeth. ...Read more

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Does everyone get wisdom teeth?

No: Most do get some wisdom teeth but not everyone, as well some people have unusual numbers of them. I have seen 6 of them and heard of more, and some only have 1. ...Read more

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When do you get wisdom teeth in general?

Around 17: Wisdom teeth start developing in your jaw around age 11, 12. Normally they start eruption at age 16 to 18. Just like anything else, there are variations. Someone can have wisdome teeth coming at 14, some can never see their wisdom teeth appear in oral cavity. ...Read more

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Can you get wisdom teeth at age six-teen?

Can you get wisdom teeth at age six-teen?

Yes: It is sometimes better to take them out while they are just forming. The roots have not fully developed. Without full development the procedure and healing time is faster. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it normal to get your wisdom teeth at 13?

No: Not common. Sometimes parents mistake the second molar (wisdom tooth is 3rd molar) for the wisdom tooth. If you are not certain, best advice is to have youth evaluated by an oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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What is it like to get your wisdom teeth out?

Depends: Usually wisdom teeth removal is a routine and quick procedure. Patients often choose sedation to be comfortable. The recovery can take a few days and is relatively uneventful. Discuss your procedure with your dentist. Or you can consider having a consultation with an oral surgeon. Oral surgeons specialize in removing wisdom teeth and sedation. ...Read more

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Help! I am scared to get my wisdom teeth out!?

Help! I am scared to get my wisdom teeth out!?

Wisdom teeth: There is no pain during the actual extraction because you will be numb but there will be some discomfort after. Take painkillers as prescribed by your dentist. To minimize further discomfort, use ice packs and warm compresses. Eat soft foods such as gelatin, etc. After the first day, you can rinse with warm salt water to reduce pain and swelling. ...Read more

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