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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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Most likely nothing: As long as the wisdom teeth are not interfering with your invisalign aligners you do not have to do anything. If they are impinging on the aligners, the aligners can be adjusted. My best guess is they will eventually need to be extracted. This should have been evident on your invisalign radiographic work-up and discussed prior to your treatment. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Separate issues: Unless for some unusual reason the orthodontics are applying pressure to the wisdom teeth, no. The 3rd molars are rarely involved with orthodontic appliances, and any discomfort from the eruption of them into the oral cavity is a separate issue from orthodontia. If the timing is coincident, the discomfort will be again separate, and likely more from the braces. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See dentist: Try and keep the gingiva around the teeth clean. You can rinse with warm salt water. Wisdom teeth take a long time to erupt into position. You should see a dentist to have these teeth evaluated. You can also takes aspiring, tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen or aleve for pain. ...Read more
Depends: Wisdom teeth can come in any time in a wide age range, and keeping in mind that everyone develops at a different rate, this probably isn't a major worry. A panoramic x-ray at the dentist can help identify any problems that this might cause. I've seen them come in anywhere from 14-30 years of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dentist Now: If you have pain from erupting third molar teeth that could indicate the need to open the gum to permit the eruption. If your gum is too tough it will hurt and could create an infection that is extremely painful. Pain means the body is tellinfg you that you need help, now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only 2 of my wisdom teeth have erupted. My lower one was extracted but the upper one is coming in straight and not painful. Any problems if i keep it?
My wisdom teeth have been "erupting" for over 4 years now and none of them has surfaced. Is this ok?
Should get consult: Consider a consultation with the dentist/oral surgeon who is potentially going to remove your wisdom teeth. You have options- local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia- being totally asleep or partially. They will inform you whether you should eat or drink before and how many hours prior, They should provide all the info you should need pre and post op ...Read more
What is an effective and safe pain management medication and/or regimen for erupting wisdom teeth? What dosage?
Can i get away with not having my wisdom teeth removed? I have two wisdom teeth that have never erupted that my dentist says i need to have removed. They're not causing my any pain or problems, and they've been there for some time. Will i be fine if i don
Doctor's advice: Why avoid the dentist's advice? Impacted wisdom teeth do not have to cause pain or "problems" that you would notice. They may be creating destruction of other teeth, may have cavities, may contribute to gum disease, etc. And you aren't aware of it. Get a second opinion for peace of mind or get them out. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Should I have my wisdom teeth extracted regardless of anything else? I'm 18, and have all of my wisdom teeth, all yet to erupt. They've never caused me any problems or pain, but my dentist still thinks I should have them taken out. I don't see any reason
Over : Over the past 10 years specific research has been ongoing which is looking at the specific risks and benefits of removal of asymptomatic third molars (wisdom teeth). There is a "white paper" discussing the results of these studies located on the website of the american association of oral and maxillofacial surgeons (www.Aaoms.Org). There is also associated information that provides an excellent discussion of wisdom teeth and their management. Look under "conditions and treatment" on the right side for "wisdom teeth". Though asymptomatic now, third molars that have not fully erupted into the mouth in a functional and cleanable position can lead to long term problems such as gum disease that can spread to adjacent areas, decay of the third molar or adjacent teeth, recurrent infections (pericoronitis), cysts, tumors, and jaw fracture. It is better to prevent these problems by extraction of non-functional third molars as a late teenager than to have to under go the surgery when you are older and you are not as healthy. Also the surgery may be more difficult and recovery longer if done at a later age. Have your general dentist recommend a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon in your area that can examine you and provide an explanation of your options for both surgery and anesthesia. Add. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had all 4 of my erupted wisdom teeth out in nov. 2011. I now have a small tender lump in the soft palate of my mouth. Could this be a fragment?
Not likely.: A lump in the soft palate a year and a half after your extractions is not likely to have any association with that previous surgery. You should have that evaluated by either an oral surgeon or ENT (otolaryngologist). They will probably ask you if the area might have been traumatized (burned, etc) just before it's appearance and how it is behaving (getting better or worse). Don't ignore it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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