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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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...
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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