Ok why is it a good idea to remove your wisdom teeth?

That May Depend. To remove or not remove wisdom teeth will depend upon the position of the teeth, any existing problems the wisdom teeth may be causing or potential for problems, as well as your age and development of the wisdom teeth. Your dentist and/or surgeon can advise you of why you should or should not have them removed after an exam and appropriate x-rays.
Reduce damage. Generally reduced risk for infections, damage or loss of second molar teeth, limit teeth shifting and crowding, reduced risk for gum disease are a few reasons to consider removal of wisdom teeth not in proper positions.

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Is general anesthesia a good idea for the removal of wisdom teeth?

Very minimal risk. As with any surgical procedure there is some risk, but everyday many people are put to sleep (and awakened) to get there wisdom teeth extracted. Read more...
Wisdom teeth. Its never a idea to have general anesthesia especially for wisdom teeth as this is done in an office setting. There is really no problem with having the wisdom teeth out with the usually nerve block local done for extraction of teeth. Read more...
Several Choices. The decision of what type of anesthesia to use is based on the difficulty of the surgery and the type of patient involved. There are several choices such as local anesthesia, nitrous oxide along with local, IV sedation (twilight sleep) and general anesthesia. The best method for you should be discussed with your oral surgeon after he has examined you and evaluated your case. Read more...
Not usually needed. Usually this operation can be done with local anesthesia and light sedation. Some dentists use valium , other might use a combination of medications including nitrous oxide. Read more...

Is it a bad idea to get my 4 wisdom teeth surgically removed while breastfeeding?

No, shouldn't be. Especially if causing pain or prob. You should always discuss your concerns with your provider though before the surgery so that you know what to expect. Good luck. Read more...
Depends. You may be limited to the types of pain meds you can take afterwards since you are nursing. You may also be limited to the types of anesthesia offered. If you are having an acute problem then you should take care of it, but you may wan to limit the work to the tooth that is problematic. Read more...
Depends. Depends on the situation. You don't want prescribed or administered meds getting into your breast milk then to the baby. If you pump some milk in advance, then give this mild to the baby for 24 hours post surgery, everything should be fine. Read more...

Wisdom teeth removed 7 months ago, healed all awesome, feel a painless white fleshy lump where one of my wisdom teeth was removed. Any ideas?

Scar tissue maybe. When your extraction sites heal it could be a little scar tissue. Point it out to your dentist to verify. Hope this helps! Read more...
Very common. Its a scar tissue from wisdom tooth surgery. If concerned, see your surgeon for post=op evaluation. Read more...

My dentist told me that I got two wisdom teeth on top. They are hurting more at night than day why is that. I can't think of any idea's. I go back? ?

Yes go back. You are developing an infection around the teeth, you need to go back to your dentist and more likely they will have to be removed. Good luck and get it taken care of, it will not get better by itself. Read more...
Yes. Go back to your dentist. Pain is never a good sign and is the way your body tells you something is wrong. . Read more...

What to do if I just got my wisdom teeth pulled is smoking weed a bad idea?

No smoking. Yes it would be absolutely not advisable to smoke weed or tobacco especially after the extraction. Your surgery area will not heal and you may even end up having a dry socket which is an infected socket and causes severe pain. You should probably see you your physician who can recommend you a rehab center. Read more...

I had my wisdom teeth extracted at the end of june last summer and the bottom left extraction site has been swollen and painful lately. Any ideas why?

Wisdom teeth. From what you have stated. Wisdom teeth were extracted last summer . I do not think you were in pain ever since . It is only recently you started to feel the pain and swelling . Is the upper opposing tooth still there .The swelling and pain could be due to s traumatic occlusion of the opposing tooth and you heavily grind your teeth while asleep or it could be a remaining root tip surfacing up . Read more...
Late infection. Is the most likely reason, but it could be related to another tooth. Usually a late infection is due to food in the socket and the gum tissues grow over it. See your sentist about this. Read more...
Possibilities. Could be the edge of the socket, or it could be a small piece of tooth that chipped off during the extraction. Best bet is to have the oral surgeon take a look at it. Read more...
Adjacent tooth? Most of the time when patients complain of pain or swelling in the area of a previously extracted wisdom tooth, when it has been some time since the extraction, it turns out to be some gingival (gum) swelling related to an inflammation or infection from the tooth directly in front of the wisdom tooth. Less likely, is the opposing tooth super-erupting and irritating the gums. Read more...

I'm wondering is going on a road trip 1 day after my wisdom teeth extraction. Is this a bad idea?

Could be. If there are complications when you are away, like dry socket, excessive pain, bleeding, etc, your trip will be ruined. There are usually no post operative complications, but you never know. And if away, you will be scrambling to find a new provider in an emergency situation. It may be best to postpone the extraction(s) or the trip. Your choice. Read more...
Quick recovery. The recovery after wisdom teeth extraction is very individualized. The amount of discomfort, which is the usual determinate of recovery, can vary from one day to a week. The location of the teeth, erupted (visible) or under the tissue (impacted) can influence the difficulty of the extractions, and likewise the post op recovery. Next day recovery is not unusual and hopefully your experience. Read more...