How urgent is it to have impacted wisdom teeth removed?

Early removal . If an impacted wisdom tooth is symptomatic and/or indicated for removal because of other factors, early removal before the wisdom tooth is fully developed is usually preferred. The risks and potential for complications are usually less when the impacted wisdom tooth is removed before the roots are fully developed than waiting until the roots are completely formed.
Depends. If they are symptomatic (hurting) then it is a priority to have the wisdom teeth removed. If they are not hurting, then waiting for a convenient time for the patient can be appropriate.
Not urgent. Wisdom teeth removal is not urgent, except, if they are causing pain, swelling, infection, or damaging fully functioning teeth.
Depends. If the wisdom teeth are causing pain, infection, compromising adjacent teeth or causing a pathologic process (cyst/tumor). Then you should be evaluated and may consider having them removed in the near future. Otherwise, if there are no symptoms, then usually they are not extracted.

Related Questions

Just got 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed, help me with the pain?

Pain medication. The dentist who removed your wisdom teeth is the one to discuss and prescribe pain medication with you. Call that office. Read more...
Narcotic meds. Impacted teeth can be very painful. Your oral surgeon should have prescribed narcotic pain meds and given you a complete list of instructions. Until you contact him/her, use OTC pain meds, ice. Read more...
Pain medication. In most cases simple over-the-counter pain relief is enough to ease any discomfort.or pain. Rx pain medication may be especially helpful if bone has been removed. Call your surgeon for Rx if needed. Read more...

Please tell me how long it takes for to get four impacted wisdom teeth removed?

Depends. Ask your surgeon – the actually surgery time (after the preoperative procedures) could be anywhere from 15 minutes to a couple of hours. Read more...
Wisdom teeth . It depends on the severity of the extractions. It can range from 45 mins to 2 hours. See an oral surgeon for a consultation . Read more...

What to do if I have to get two of my impacted wisdom teeth removed under Valium sedation, what is that like?

Ask. Ask the surgeon or anesthesiologist actually going to treat you. They would give you a better answer having the ability to see and talk to you personally. Read more...

I'm getting 3 fully impacted wisdom teeth removed under IV conscious sedation and I was wondering if it was the right choice to go with?

Yes. If you don't want to remember anything from the procedure, absolutely. It is like you wake up and everything is done. Read more...
Depends. For most people, it is a good choice. The alternatives are: 1 local anesthesia only which will save money but you will be fully aware of the process or 2 general anesthesia which has higher risk and expense associated with it. Your particular circumstances will determine what is best for you. Read more...
Yes . Iv sedation is typically a very pleasant way to have your teeth removed. It balances both comfort and safety. Once you are sedated you will also be given local anesthesia to numb up the areas being worked on so this adds to the comfort factor. When having oral surgery done your goal is to have it done comfortably and safely and IV sedation accomplishes this. Read more...
Good Choice . My son was afraid to get four complicated wisdom teeth extracted under IV sedation. The surgery was going to be complicated and since he was my son i didn't want to do the surgery myself. It took the oral surgeon 15 min to get all four teeth out once my son fell asleep. Later when i got him home he said he didn't remember a thing. His pain was minor. Best of luck to you. Read more...
It's your choice! When i had mine extracted, i wanted a local anesthetic only, to guarantee a full memory of the once-in-a-lifetime experience. It wasn't pleasant but i did laugh; for me, all but the most severe pain is life experience that i want to treasure. I'm very glad of my choice -- and i would never presume to tell someone else it's right for them. Read more...
Yes. Great choice for anesthesia, pretty safe with few contraindications. You will be conscious, but you will not care or remember the extraction procedure. You may also want to purchase a hypnosis cd to listen to during the procedure to reduce or eliminate post-op pain and speed up the healing. Read more...
Yes. Iv sedation is safe proceedure. It all comes down to each individual. We are all different and experience things differently. After talking with your surgeon about the proceedure and if you have had all your questions answered, if you feel like you want to do the IV sedation go for it. It is up to you. Read more...

Its been 10 days since ive had impacted wisdom teeth removed. The molars on one side are suddenly excrutiatingly sensitive to cold, and throb.

No relation. No relation to 3rd molar extraction. Sensitivity may be due to cavities, fractures, gum recession, faulty and traumatic occlusion, or other causes. Please see your Dentist before this gets worse. Read more...

I had 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed 2/6 it's now 2/11 and my disolvable sutures are falling out and I'm in barely any to no pain. Can I eat pizza?

Healing. You may have pizza but make sure continue rinsing the extraction site after each meal so no particles get caught in extraction sites which may result in pain or discomfort if any food gets impacted. Read more...

Had 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed about 81 hours ago & have had surprisingly little pain but am wondering when the risk of dry socket has passed.?

No worry. Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling, bad breath and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Good luck. Read more...

I am getting my impacted wisdom teeth removed tomorrow will I feel anything they are only using local anesthesia and does the needle hurt?

Speak with OS. Speak with the OS about your concerns. Arguably, once you are numb, you should not feel any discomfort. I always suggest for patients to wiggle their toes vigorously during the needle injection to mitigate sensory insertion. Read more...
Needle can hurt. When local anesthetics are injected you might feel brief burning pain. Shortly after, you become numb and you are likely to just feel pressure and pulling. Some dentists numb up the gums on the surface where the needle be placed so it hurts less. Always, discuss your concerns with your dentist. Read more...
Local Anesthesia. Many people have gotten their wisdom teeth removed with just local anesthesia. I am sure you will get through the procedure just fine. The diameter of the needles used is very small, and once the local anesthesia begins working, the procedure is fairly painless. . Read more...
Some pressure. Wisdom tooth extraction is a serious surgical procedure and the appropriate anesthesia depends on the complexity of the surgery and your own comfort zone. You'll feel some pressure and movement, but with profound local anesthesia you shouldn't experience any pain. Good luck. Read more...

I got my 3 impacted wisdom teeth removed 5 days ago. Now I'm craving for thai red curry with noodles. Is mild spicy safe for me to eat? Thank you

Spicy foods. Your gums might be more sensitive and sore from eating spicy foods at this time, but eating spicy foods within reason shouldn't affect healing substantially. Read more...