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Doctor insights on: Wisdom Teeth Development

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Will teeth shift after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Not usually: Unless you are missing other teeth as well; or your bite is unstable; or your have periodontally involved teeth which would have shifted anyway. ...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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Could general dentist remove impacted wisdom teeth?

Could general dentist remove impacted wisdom teeth?

Yes, but: Yes, but why wouldn't you want to see someone with much more experience? For best results, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations/treatment. ...Read more

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Will wisdom teeth removal help straighten crowded teeth?

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Will wisdom teeth removal help straighten crowded teeth?

Definitely, No: Removing wisdom teeth will not do anything to help relieve the crowding. See an orthodontist for consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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Paraesthesia - impacted wisdom tooth extraction?

Paraesthesia - impacted wisdom tooth extraction?

Possible: A possible risk. If this has happened to you, see an oral surgeon ASAP. If you have not had surgery yet, done best by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth extraction painful?

Is wisdom teeth extraction painful?

It depends: On how difficult they are to remove and each patient is different in terms of pain tolerance. The pain is usually handles with prescription medications. ...Read more

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'my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

'my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

Teeth pain after o/s: Frequently the adjacent teeth to the wisdom teeth will feel sore for a few days after surgery. Very normal. If you have severe pain, return to your oral surgeon for an post op check. ...Read more

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Will removing wisdom teeth help my crowded teeth?

Will  removing wisdom teeth help my crowded teeth?

Studies say NO: This is a controversial subject in orthodontic circles. Multiple studies indicate no relation between wisdom teeth and lower incisor crowding. An exquisite study done at ohsu by kaplan et. Al. Studied 1000 patients and found no correlation. Little et al. Found that lower incisor crowding is due to overbite deepening causing lower incisor crowding with age, starting in the early 20's. ...Read more

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Newborn teeth buds indicate teeth position?

Newborn teeth buds indicate teeth position?

Not accurately: The ability to see a tooth bud (on a radiograph) is a good indicator that a tooth will form. Many factors determine a tooth's eventual position. Your dentist should be able to give you a good idea early on if your child will have malposed teeth that require treatment. ...Read more

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Do your molars shift sideways after wisdom teeth removal?

Do your molars shift sideways after wisdom teeth removal?

Not usually: They will usually assume a position based on the opposing teeth in the opposite arch. If they were trying to go there and the wisdom teeth prevented it, then they might, but not common. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth removal hurt?

Maybe: It may but usually not that much. Usually the pain is easily managed with a prescription pain medication but some patients find tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil is adequate. ...Read more

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Safety of partial wisdom tooth extraction?

Depends what's left: If only some wisdom teeth and not others were extracted often safe, if only part of the tooth is removed it's probably not so safe. ...Read more

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3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago. Can flossing shift teeth positions?

3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago.  Can flossing shift teeth positions?

No: Flossing will, if anything, tighten teeth by improving gum/bone health. If you think teeth are shifting see your General Dentist and/or Oral Surgeon for a review of your occlusion. ...Read more

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Can partially erupted wisdom teeth cause cysts?

Can partially erupted wisdom teeth cause cysts?

The main problem: With partially erupted wisdom teeth is food impaction under the loose gum tissue such that a gum infection develops. This is called a pericoronitis and is usually very painful. ...Read more

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Impacted wisdom teeth removal - after care suggestions?

Impacted wisdom teeth removal - after care suggestions?

Wisdom tooth : Follow the post op instructions given by the extracting dentist. No smoking. Soft diet. Take the pain medications as directed. No strenuous activities for the first few days. Talk to your surgeon about any concerns you have. ...Read more

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Can misaligned wisdom teeth cause bruxism?

Can misaligned wisdom teeth cause bruxism?

Possibly: Third molars which almost always have inadequate room should be removed. Perhaps your bruxism will then go away. If bruxism continues then night guard s also. ...Read more

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Does removing wisdom tooth change facial structure?

Does removing wisdom tooth change facial structure?

No: No changes to facial structure removing wisdom teeth. Make sure your procedure is done by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the differences between wisdom teeth extractions and normal teeth extractions?

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What are the differences between wisdom teeth extractions and normal teeth extractions?

There is difference: The extraction of wisdom teeth involves a surgical procedure that is far from a simple tooth extraction. Many patients require the treatment by an oral surgeon. The key to successful and uneventful recovery from wisdom teeth surgery is appropriate anesthesia and finding the right dentist/surgeon. ...Read more

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Is wisdom tooth removal necessary for molar crown?

Is wisdom tooth removal necessary for molar crown?

2 problems: Wisdom tooth removal is unrelated to a molar crown. However if you have a wisdom tooth that is creating a problem for the molar that needs a crown, then you need to get rid of the problem first before the crown can be done. ...Read more

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Please help! tooth inflammation after wisdom teeth removal?

Please help! tooth inflammation after wisdom teeth removal?

Inflammation?: How long ago were your wisdom teeth removed? Where is the inflammation? Are you in any pain? Is the inflammation getting better, worse or staying the same? The answers will determine what, if anything needs to be done. See the dentist who removed your teeth for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Will my wisdom teeth's growing in make my teeth too crowded as a result?

Will my wisdom teeth's growing in make my teeth too crowded as a result?

No: There is no proven correlation between wisdom tooth eruption and crowding of the other teeth. This used to be a common misconception, but has since been rejected by orthodontics. It is still best to have the wisdom tooth removed because there is often not enough room for them to fully erupt, you can't clean them, they will decay and cause pain. ...Read more

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What are wisdom teeth for?

No function: Wisdom teeth serve no specific function and you can live without them. ...Read more

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When to take out wisdom teeth?

Every mouth differs: Not every wisdom tooth needs to come out. Some come into your mouth is a good position that allows you to keep it clean and use it. Others come in at bad angles, or in positions that don't allow it to be kept clean. If they do need to be removed, it is better to have them out while you are still young. The older we get the harder our bone gets, so the extractions can be harder to do. ...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 wisdom teeth start to form?

When do wisdom teeth start to form?

Approx. 9 years old: Around age 9, wisdom teeth start to form inside the bone of the upper and lower jaws (maxilla and mandible.) .The jaw have a lot more growing to do, so they are not yet at their full density. ...Read more

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How can they take wisdom teeth out?

How can they take wisdom teeth out?

Depends: Depends on the tooth position. If fully erupted in the mouth - simple extraction. If impacted, may need a gum flap, removal of bone, and sectioning of the tooth. ...Read more

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How fast could wisdom teeth erupt?

How fast could  wisdom teeth erupt?

Start at about 15: Wisdom teeth eruption can vary on ages, most likely around 15 years old. Whether the wisdom teeth erupt properly is another matter. The teeth can no erupt at all (completely impacted- in bone, bone and tissue;) partially impacted- part way through the tissue or fully erupt. Many people are born these days without wisdom teeth. Should have your dentist monitor as you get to this age. ...Read more

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Could having wisdom teeth out hurt?

Manageable: During the procedure the discomfort is managed by medications including anesthetics, making the work manageable for you and easier for the surgeon. After the surgery follow your oral surgeon's post-procedure instructions to the letter and again the discomfort will be manageable. One tip, make sure your mouth is healthy and clean before the surgery. ...Read more

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When do wisdom teeth start to grow?

In the bone as buds : By age 12-14 one will see developing tooth buds on the x ray. All of your body is embriologically completely formed at birth except your teeth and your sex organs. A developing tooth forms from a few cells....It is not just down there in the bone waiting to erupt. ...Read more

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At what age do wisdom teeth grow in?

At what age do wisdom teeth grow in?

Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 21, but can come in earlier or later. It is best to monitor this through clinical exams and x-rays with a dentist to evaluate whether or not there is room for them to come in or if they need to be removed when it is easier and has less associated risk. Consult with an Oral Surgeon, or your General Dentist. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth never stop growing?

Can wisdom teeth never stop growing?

No: No, they will erupt until the contact the opposing tooth. If no opposing tooth, may erupt til hits the gum on the opposing jaw. If you have a wisdom tooth problem, the best person to see for evaluation is an oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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When do wisdom teeth usually come in?

When do wisdom teeth usually come in?

Wisdom teeth.: The wisdom teeth erupt when they are ready to. Usually between 15yrs and 20 yrs. There is no exact time for them to come in only a range of years. ...Read more

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Why do my wisdom teeth hurt so badly?

Why do my wisdom teeth hurt so badly?

Because: they're so far back in your mouth, wisdom teeth may not come in normally. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, 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. ...Read more

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When do wisdom teeth usually grow in?

13-25: Varies widely. Wisdom teeth are most safely removed by mid teens. Make sure teens have wisdom teeth assessed by oral surgeon by midteens for expert advice. ...Read more

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How painful are wisdom teeth removals?

How painful are wisdom teeth removals?

Depends on Teeth: Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it;s a bit more complicated. Depends on the size, angulation, location, and several other factors. Every tooth is different. Every person is different. Your dentist/oral surgeon can predict pretty accurately how it's going to go and how you're going to feel. There's no way for you to guess yourself. Just get a consultation and you'll know for sure. ...Read more

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When are my wisdom teeth going to grow?

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When are my wisdom teeth going to grow?

Ages of 15 and 25 : Four or more wisdom teeth come generally in between the ages of 15 and 25. Regardless the number or whether you have obvious symptoms, it is important to diagnose existing or potential problems caused by your wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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What are pain options for wisdom teeth?

Extraction: Typically, if you are having pain associated with wisdom teeth, the cause is inflammation of some sort, whether it be decay or periodontal disease or another reason. Since these teeth are so hard to clean and maintain, they are typically removed when symptomatic. ...Read more

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When do wisdom teeth generally come in?

14-26: Varies alot. Can even first appear at your age. For best information, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...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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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