Thursday, December 10, 2015

"How hard will my wisdom teeth be to remove?" It's a question I hear all the time. People who are nervous about wisdom teeth removal, want some kind of reassurance that things will go alright. Truth is, no one knows. We can make assumptions, but that's about it. It's kind of like a woman about to deliver a baby. Some woman deliver in the car on the way to the hospital, and some woman are in the delivery room for 48 hours before Jr. is getting the phlegm spanked out of his airway. It's hard to tell. Sometimes teeth come out fast and sometimes they come out slow.
Here is a case where it was BOTH, in the same patient!!
Take a good look at the x-ray. The wisdom teeth are the very last teeth on the right and left hand side of the picture, on the top and the bottom (4 teeth total). The top teeth (the ones that look fairly parallel to all the other teeth) both came out in about 5 minutes each. The bottom 2 teeth (the ones that look like they are laying on their sides) took about 40 minutes each.
So, Dentists can give you an estimate. But that's about all it is.