Wisdom teeth

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  1. MO06mom

    MO06mom Member

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    My DS has an appointment to have his wisdom teeth removed this Friday. Does he need to get prior approval or report it? Should I cancel?
     
  2. MO06mom

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    In rereading the dental letter received last week it states "it is highly recommended that any wisdom teeth which are causing pain, partially erupted, determined to be too large for the jaws be removed at least 3 to 6 months prior to admission. ..." DS will be within this guideline.
     
  3. onesooz

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    I had the same question at the end of January as DS was told by his dentist that his wisdom teeth needed to come out due to the fact that one was impacted. I called DoDMERB and was told that prior approval was not necessary and we didn't even need to report it. HOWEVER, should dry sockets develop post surgery, then we would need to report it and "do the dance" with DoDMERB. Hope that helps.
    Good luck with surgery!
    BTW....ziplock bags of frozen peas make for GREAT ice packs!
     
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  4. MO06mom

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    Thanks, I did get through to WP Dental office and they confirmed the same.
     
  5. onesooz

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    Fantastic! Best of luck to your DS!
     

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