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ON-LINE ORAL SURGERY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO WISDOM TEETH

GENERAL ANESTHESIA
1. Anesthesia General Pre- Op Instructions.ejm.doc
2. Anesthesia and Extraction of Teeth - Consent Form.ejm.doc
3. Post Op Instructions - Extraction of Teeth.ejm.doc

LOCAL ANESTHESIA
1. Extraction of Teeth Local Anesthesia - Consent Form.ejm.doc
2. Post Op Instructions for Extraction of Teeth Local Anesthesia.ejm.doc
WISDOM TEETH
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, usually erupt in sets of four. Wisdom teeth have very short roots that usually tip forward and can not fully support bridges or partials for long periods of time. Most people will have all four wisdom teeth by the time they reach the age of twenty-one; however, some people will develop less than four in their lifetime while others may never develop wisdom teeth at all.
WISDOM TEETH PROBLEMS
A common complaint with the development of wisdom teeth is pain due to the impaction or eruption of a wisdom tooth. However, not all problems with wisdom teeth present themselves in the form of pain. Many problems begin without any signs at all. Listed below are a few problems that can be caused by the development of wisdom teeth:
 
  Bacteria – bacteria around a wisdom tooth can spread to the other teeth located around your wisdom tooth, thus causing a chronic infection which may need to be treated with antibiotics. Chronic oral infections can also compromise your immune system.
     
  Bite – wisdom teeth may interfere with your natural bite. The interference of your bite can lead to headaches, muscle spasms, and joint problems.
     
  Crooked Teeth – the presence of wisdom teeth may contribute to the development of crooked teeth.
     
  Cyst - the occurrence of cysts and tumors diagnosed in the jaw is low; however, when they due occur it is more frequently around a wisdom tooth.
     
  Gum Disease – due to the difficulty in keeping the wisdom teeth and gum areas clean, you may develop gum disease.
     
  Jaw Fracture – although rare, the presence of a wisdom tooth may decrease the strength in the jaw, thus causing a jaw fracture.

We do not provide treatment and/or advice over the internet. If you feel that you have any or all of the symptoms above, contact our office or your local area Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, you must call 911.


DR. MICHAEL P. SHAW
2020 STANDIFORD AVENUE , SUITE B
MODESTO , CALIFORNIA 95350
(209) 525-9339