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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Wisdom Tooth Extraction (Overview)

This simply means removal of the wisdom teeth which are the third (and sometimes fourth molars). Molars are the bigger teeth toward the back of your mouth, and we count them from the front backward.


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Could wisdom tooth extraction hurt?

Could wisdom tooth extraction hurt?

Painless : Having a wisdom tooth pulled is sometimes necessary. Before extraction, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If you are anxious, your dentist may use IV sedation that will prevent pain completely and make you sleep through the procedure. Anesthesia is the key. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
587 doctors shared insights

Wisdom Tooth Extraction (Overview)

This simply means removal of the wisdom teeth which are the third (and sometimes fourth molars). Molars are the bigger teeth toward the back of your mouth, and we count them from the front backward.


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Could wisdom tooth extraction hurt a lot?

Could wisdom tooth extraction hurt a lot?

Wisdom Teeth: Everyone has a different experience, and it's difficult to generalize. Pain is also very subjective and variable from person to person. I encourage you to have a thorough discussion with your oral and maxillofacial surgeon who will alleviate any anxiety about the procedure you may have. The majority of patients get through the procedure just fine. Stay positive. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Tip)

Remember to eat a soft diet after wisdom tooth extraction. ...See more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation
once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain the teeth or if they are impacted
once
Take NSAIDs if you experience pain or swelling from the wisdom teeth
daily
Rinse with warm salt water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth.
daily
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How much is wisdom tooth extraction cost?

Variable: Depends on the complexity of the procedure, experience of the surgeon, and choice of anesthesia. ...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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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Tip)

Dealing with Wisdom Teeth

Surgical risks or complications associated with wisdom tooth extraction increases afterage 30. ...See more

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Treating a Tooth Abscess (Checklist)

See dentist ASAP
Once
Have the tooth removed
Once
Go to the emergency room if swelling hinders breathing
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Can i eat before a wisdom tooth extraction?

Can i eat before a wisdom tooth extraction?

For local only: If your surgeon is using local anesthetic only, then yes. If he/she is using sedation you will want to check with them as there will be restrictions. ...Read more

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Can Wisdom tooth extraction change face shape?

Can Wisdom tooth extraction change face shape?

Normally not: The alignment of the wisdom teeth are often not the determining factor in facial symmetry. If the other teeth start shifting, etc., then there could be some changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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