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Can wisdom teeth removal hurt?

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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Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

Tips for pain relief: Any tooth extraction can be uncomfortable. The key is good home care. As soon as possible place an ice pack on your face...Even if you have to store your own ice bag in a cooler in the car. Keep ice on your face 20min on then 20 min off for the first 24 hours. Take pain meds as prescribed and limit activity. Dont suck through a straw, spit alot, slurp soup or smoke. Eat soft foods for 24 hrs. ...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?

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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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Advice about wisdom teeth removal and mucocele?

See an oral surgeon: A mucocele is an enlarged salivary gland, usually due to obstruction of the duct that allows the saliva to empty into the mouth. They commonly occur inside the lower lip and sometimes in the floor of the mouth. An oral surgeon can perform a clinical exam with the appropriate x-rays to advise you about your wisdom teeth and provide you with additional information about the mucocele. ...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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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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How painful is wisdom teeth removal?

How painful is wisdom teeth removal?

Comfortable: Usually comfortable during procedure. Either with local anesthesia (often augmented with oral sedation or nitrous oxide) or local anesthesia and IV sedation. Only doc to offer all options - oral surgeon. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Do teeth straighten out after removing wisdom teeth?

Do teeth straighten out after removing wisdom teeth?

Tooth movement: After removal of wisdom teeth, it is highly unlikely that you will develop a perfect smile without orthodontic support. Any malocclusion you have before will remain after the surgery. However you can get braces at any age. Orthodontic consults are usually complimentary. ...Read more

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Is bone grafting required after wisdom teeth removal?

Is bone grafting required after wisdom teeth removal?

Not usually: Bone grafting is not usually required after wisdom teeth removal. Usually bone grafting is only recommended in areas where missing teeth may need to be replaced some day. ...Read more

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Is bone removal needed during impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

Is bone removal needed during impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

Possibly: Bone removal is only necessary, if it is interfering with the dentist's ability to access and remove teeth. If a tooth is fully impacted in the jaw, then bone removal for access is always necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more