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wisdom tooth

any of the four molar teeth, one at the back of each side of the jaw, that are the last of the permanent teeth to erupt
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Many families of patients who received opioids after having their wisdom teeth removed now are living with its side effects.
Because trismus is a very common complication of surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth that persists for days post-surgery, it is important that clinicians become well versed with the probable parameters that may affect trismus.
I had had a couple of similarly impacted wisdom teeth removed about 20 years ago and knew what the procedure was like - fairly unpleasant, with a few days of recovery, but ultimately worthwhile.
Wisdom Teeth follows Hamilton's successful summer EP The Moths Of What I Want Will Eat Me In My Sleep', which has been featured on NPR's All Songs Considered, XPN's Gotta Hear Song Of The Week, and BBC Radio 1's tune of the week.
Recently my son had to have three wisdom teeth removed.
Of if you've got a problem as common as needing wisdom teeth removal because you suffer from impacted wisdom teeth, they can of course help there as well.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., February 23, 2015 -- Stem cells from the dental pulp of wisdom teeth can be coaxed to turn into cells of the eye's cornea and could one day be used to repair corneal scarring due to infection or injury, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Granted I had two wisdom teeth out and suffered a swollen cheek and a sore mouth for a couple of days, but nevertheless I once again, came out of the dentist that much wiser, even with two less wisdom teeth!
There is debate among dentists about the best way to deal with wisdom teeth (third molars).
Teens and young adults who had wisdom teeth removal surgery were more likely to have negative side effects such as jaw pain than those who did not, according to a study in April's AJPH.
u1/4 Impacted wisdom teeth erupting in an abnormal position.
London, Feb 16 ( ANI ): Evolution may have put humans at the top of the food chain but it also landed us with bad backs, dropped arches and impacted wisdom teeth, scientists have claimed.