Can I get only 2 wisdom teeth removed?
Healing from Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Most patients who require extraction for one or two wisdom teeth eventually face having to remove the remaining third molars. Ultimately, however, the answer to this question will depend on your diagnosis and what the oral surgeon believes is the most appropriate treatment approach.
Do I need all 4 wisdom teeth removed?
If you still have your wisdom teeth, and are considering wisdom teeth removal with sedation dentistry, our doctors recommend that you have all of your wisdom teeth removed at one time. This will cut down on the cost, recovery time, discomfort, and inconvenience that multiple surgeries could caused.
Can you get only one wisdom tooth removed?
For example, some people might only get one wisdom tooth extracted and might only require local anesthesia while another has five impacted teeth and needs to go under general anesthesia. Many dental insurance plans will cover some portion of this surgery and many dental offices offer payment plans.
Should wisdom teeth be removed in pairs?
These erupt at the back of the mouth, at the sides of the jaw. Wisdom teeth are usually the last pairs of teeth to erupt, and due to lack of space, the process becomes painful. It is better to remove the extra pair to ease trouble and pain. Though fever after a tooth extraction is common in many cases.
Can a dentist pull 2 teeth at one time?
In most cases, extracting multiple teeth can be done in one appointment lasting a few hours. In rare cases when complications arise, the extraction might span several appointments. Typically, the surgeon will try removing the teeth using forceps.
Will removing wisdom teeth change shape face?
In short, removing the wisdom teeth will not impact your jawbone or face shape. In addition, the skin and soft tissue around the wisdom teeth consist of the underlying fat, muscles, and fat pads in the face. These tissues are not affected when a wisdom tooth is removed.
How long does it take for wisdom teeth holes to heal?
Your tooth hole will be fully or almost fully closed about 6 weeks after surgery. The indentation will usually fill in and heal completely after several more months. Surgical extraction is often required to remove: an impacted tooth, such as wisdom teeth that don’t erupt into your gums.
What can go wrong with wisdom teeth removal?
- Painful dry socket, or exposure of bone when the post-surgical blood clot is lost from the site of the surgical wound (socket)
- Infection in the socket from bacteria or trapped food particles.
- Damage to nearby teeth, nerves, jawbone or sinuses.
How soon can I eat after wisdom teeth removal?
When can I have something to eat? About an hour after surgery, you may remove the gauze sponges that have been placed in your mouth and have something to eat. Be sure to eat foods that are soft for the first 24 hours after surgery. Avoid hot foods and drinks for several hours after surgery.
Upper wisdom teeth are often easier to remove than lower ones, which are more likely to be impacted. Your dentist will say whether the tooth should be taken out at the dental practice, or whether you should be referred to a specialist (oral surgeon) at a hospital.
What happens if you wait too long to get wisdom teeth out?
Gum Damage and Inflammation
If left untreated for too long, patients have experienced facial swelling, muscle spasms in the jaw, and swollen lymph nodes. Even after treatment by a dentist, it can come back if the wisdom tooth is not removed.
How many wisdom teeth should I remove?
We are often asked, “Why have all 4 wisdom teeth extracted at the same time?”. As a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon with over 20 years’ experience in Upland, CA, we believe removing all four wisdom teeth at once (if indicated) is the best option for most patients for the following reasons.