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Wisdom Teeth

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  • TwiggyTwiggy ArizonaPosts: 155Member
    I just got two taken out today, in and out in 30 minutes. Got 6 shots of Novocaine or something in my gums and he took them out with pliers no biggie. And I'm a chick too btw, so nothing to be scared of.

    Just wondering what are some post procedure methods to make it heal faster?
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  • yongwonhiyongwonhi ????`` USAPosts: 2,122Member
    edited August 2009
    QUOTE (5bchm @ Jul 29 2009, 01:49 PM) »
    My dentist wants to remove my wisdom teeth. I sometimes feel that it isn't necessary. The top ones grew out straight and they are not bothering me at all. He wanted to pull them out with me awake. I thought, no, he removed two teeth at the front before and I heard a cracking noise and it wasn't pleasant at all. But, I heard people having problems with their jaws afterwards. A friend of mines says she has problem opening her jaw after her wisdon teeth were removed. I'm worried about that since I used to have a clicking problem with my jaw and it would hurt at times. My dentist said, that only happens when you are asleep during the extraction procedure since you are not controlling the opening of your mouth. He said if you are awake, I would be able to control how far they can open my mouth. But still, I will be awake and I don't want to experience it.

    And I just watched that youtube video with the horizontal extraction... oh dear, my bottom ones are horizontal. I don't want to go through that, they really cut deep into the gums.


    Yeah I was put asleep, and I have a ridiculously small jaw to begin with, so after my operation I couldn't open my mouth properly for 2 weeks, but my surgeon told me to like, massage my jaw and practice opening my mouth until I could fit three fingers vertically into my mouth, so I did that for like 3 days and it went back to normal haha.


    QUOTE (InfiniteTime @ Jul 30 2009, 11:16 PM) »
    i was wondering since that doctor told me to not eat any dairy products does that mean no ice cream and even pudding?


    I lived on ice cream, mashed potatoes, and yogurt when I was healing. Haha. :3


    QUOTE (Twiggy @ Aug 1 2009, 03:25 PM) »
    I just got two taken out today, in and out in 30 minutes. Got 6 shots of Novocaine or something in my gums and he took them out with pliers no biggie. And I'm a chick too btw, so nothing to be scared of.

    Just wondering what are some post procedure methods to make it heal faster?


    Damn you're lucky - your teeth were already out? :3




    My experience! image

    All 4 of mine were impacted (growing horizontally)... so I got all 4 removed at once. I'm asuming they cut through my gums, broke my teeth apart, and extracted them, but I was knocked out. image

    When I went in, they had to measure my blood pressure and stuff, and I remember mine hella went up cuz I was nervous or something HAHA and my heartrate was pretty fast too.. anyway, I was put to sleep (IV drip, which took them a good 15 minutes to stick into me... apparently my veins are small... guh that was probably the most painful part, they stuck that needle into like 4 different places before finding one that worked). Next thing I remember, they carried me into another room and I had fat pieces of gauze in my mouth. I didn't really feel any soreness or anything, but I was drowsy and I had a bit of a headache. Stayed there for a while longer, then went home... Changed gauze, took some painkillers, went to sleep... woke up, took gauze out... kinda looked like a chipmunk haha.

    I stopped taking painkillers after the second day (it was kinda sore but there was no pain... lol), but they gave me penicillin to take for a week... The week after the operation I went back and they gave me this thing to squirt water into the wounds so that I would wash away stuff that I ate (to prevent infection). Second week, I went back again and the surgeon said my wounds healed completely ^^ And that was it... lol. I did have a slight the jaw-opening problem that I mentioned up there somewhere, but that healed in a few days, so yayyy.


    I don't think my experience was bad at all, especially since I've heard some pretty scary stories o.o
    My friend reacted to the anesthesia, I think, and ended up throwing up for a day afterwards -o-
    And another friend's was still healing after 4 weeks...
    And some people get dry sockets, which is apparently painful like no other. So take good care of the wound while it's healing!!!
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  • musicpoplovemusicpoplove NYPosts: 1,233Member
    when do u ususally take them out?

    im 17
    and i dont feel any wisdom teeth
    or even know really what they are???
    how do u kno if u need to take them out? like do u feel them?

    do u NEED to take them out?
  • birthdaycakesbirthdaycakes GAPosts: 693Friend of Soompi
    QUOTE (moosecakex @ Aug 1 2009, 10:20 PM) »
    when do u ususally take them out?

    im 17
    and i dont feel any wisdom teeth
    or even know really what they are???
    how do u kno if u need to take them out? like do u feel them?

    do u NEED to take them out?


    Sometimes you won't need to get them removed. But usually, people need to, because they grow in funny or crowd your other teeth.
    And it depends on when they come in. I am 22 and mine have just started coming in; my dentist told me when I was 15 or so that I didn't need to worry about them for a long time. Just ask your dentist about them when you go in next.
    It's usually a better idea to get them removed when you're younger since the roots aren't completely formed yet and all (less painful), and I wish I had done so. Now that they have started actually coming in, it's pretty painful, and I'm finding that I can't eat a lot of foods since it hurts. Needless to say, I'm getting them removed ASAP.
  • JuStLykEwhOaJuStLykEwhOa CAPosts: 226Member
    ugh mine are infected now too and I havta get them out in the next 2 weeks. i'm so scared to go under the iv sedation thing.. like what if something goes wrong. I know I'm just being reallly anxious though. I havta get 4 pulled. How bout you? Are you guna go to sleep or do it awake.
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  • iyagiiyagi 임진영♣ Posts: 1,505Member
    AGHH. The dentist I saw in Chinatown told me I'd probably need to get mine removed FFFFF.
    I'm kinda scared... though I'm sure I'll be relieved once they're out and gone with. They don't bother me at the moment, but my two oldest sisters had theirs removed when they were about 18+, so I'm getting there pretty soon.


    I remember my sister's wisdom teeth surgery... oh, man. She was in bed for days, and could only eat congee... ;; It seemed like it was really painful. She did lose 15lb while she was recovering though o__o lol
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  • TwiggyTwiggy ArizonaPosts: 155Member
    Actually I really did luck out, my teeth grew straight only problem was my bottom tooth which was 90% covered by my gums, so they had to cut that out. I'm getting the other two taken out next week and it should be the same.

    I went with my friend when she had to take hers out and when she woke up from the procedure, she vomited and started crying and everything. Yea I was pretty freaked, but I've never been scared to go to the dentist. It helps when the suction instrument is left in your mouth so it can drown out the other sounds.

    I'm 19 and its easier to get them out now and avoid problems later. I already had a few aches so it was time. Right now the only thing I'm worried about is eating, hopefully it will heal fast.
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  • knickstormknickstorm NYC, but Syracuse for collegePosts: 1,462Member
    calm down worry warts.......it sounds worse than it actually is, literally...........cause you'll hear them cracking your teeth if they can't just pull it out, but they'll numb you and they'll tell you to make some noise if you feel anything, and when you do that, they'll just shoot you up with some more novocaine or whatever.

    mine were all taken out, swelled a little for a few days, after maybe 3-4 days i was back to eating normal food.
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  • icyicygurlicyicygurl Posts: 83Member
    few days ago, my cousins and i were talking about wisdom teeth.
    Cousin's BF:I have to get my wisdom teeth pulled out because its grown slanted.
    Me: I got mines pulled already :/
    Cousin;s BF:Did they put you into sleep or somthing?
    Me: no..
    COusin's BF: WTF. why did you have the wisdom teeth pulled out?
    Me: well..he didn't said anything but just like "You have to get you wisdom teeth pulled out because another one is growing"
    Cousin;s BF: I guess it;'s because he wants money.

    I Waited for like 2 years and still havnt came out -.- john tesh that old man
  • xlemonpiexlemonpie Posts: 543Member
    edited August 2009
    if you've had braces before, i suggest you have your wisdom teeth pulled out. if they grow out, it may cause your teeth to move again. also, i think it's a good idea to get them pulled out in case they cause problems later on. for example, my orthodontist's assistant didn't have her wisdom teeth removed and they got infected and started causing her a lot of pain. on the other hand, you may be perfectly fine if you don't pull them out. it just depends on how your teeth are growing.

    i had mine pulled out about 1.75 years ago (a month before i turned 17) because i had braces before and because they were growing in crooked. i think my bottom two had grown in horizontally. i remember it was 2 days before winter break, and i spent a week of my winter break on soup and smoothies.

    anyway, when i went to get them pulled out, they knocked me out completely. one second, i'm talking to the doctor and waiting for the drugs to take effect. the other second, the surgery's over. i don't remember anything that took place during the surgery, nothing at all. after the surgery, i remember waking up in a wheelchair. i remember telling my mom that i was fine and tried walking to the car by myself. that didn't go too well, and i quickly lost my balance. i felt no pain at all, and luckily, i didn't experience any swelling either image. my doctor gave me some straw/suction type thing (i forgot what it was called) and i used that to squirt water into the empty sockets and get rid of any food that was stuck in there. i'm really glad i went to that doctor for my extractions image
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  • 5ugar5ugar k p o p < 3 Posts: 23Member
    you sound so much like me XD
    i also had 4 teeth removed for braces
    now my wisdom teeth are going horizontally and my dentist says i should remove them =(
  • autumn_leaves.autumn_leaves. SwitzerlandPosts: 379Member
    The most awful thin I've experienced is, when the wisdom teeth wont come out, the dentist pulls out a pincer to crack the teeth, to take them out. It's really an odd thing to hear the crack-noise. But my mouth healed really fast. I could eat perfectly after 1-2 weeks.
    But it could get worse. A friend of mine had a really bad case. After she took out the teeth, her cheeks were as big like a tennis ball and they were greenish/bluish/yellowish.
    Never had a problem with the jaw tough. But the dentist injured my lips to see the teeth cleary.
  • peasillapeasilla banner- canada, EH?Posts: 1,236Member
    omg im so scared ><
    do you HAVE to get it out?
    my grandma said you dont really have to but i think she was jsut trying to make me feel better >o<
  • lis_singlis_sing Austin, TXPosts: 386Member
    edited August 2009
    QUOTE (peasilla @ Aug 3 2009, 04:44 PM) »
    omg im so scared ><
    do you HAVE to get it out?


    Well you don't HAVE to extract wisdom teeth. Sometimes people's wisdom teeth do grow out in the proper alignment of their mouth. However, the majority of people have problems with their wisdom teeth (crowding, various impactions, infections, etc.) so it's best to just remove them.

    It's up to your dentist to decide whether or not your wisdom teeth should be extracted.

    But hey! Having your wisdom teeth removed is usually considered a rite of passage for young adults image
    So don't worry too much, millions of people go through it
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  • peasillapeasilla banner- canada, EH?Posts: 1,236Member
    ^thanks soo much for the information!!
    my dentist never talked about wisdom teeth before so i was real shocked wen i read all this...
    i guess mine wont be a problem anytime soon... but im still scared x.x
  • SubwaysSubways olivejuice TorontoPosts: 422Member
    QUOTE (lis_sing @ Aug 3 2009, 04:52 PM) »
    Well you don't HAVE to extract wisdom teeth. Sometimes people's wisdom teeth do grow out in the proper alignment of their mouth. However, the majority of people have problems with their wisdom teeth (crowding, various impactions, infections, etc.) so it's best to just remove them.

    It's up to your dentist to decide whether or not your wisdom teeth should be extracted.

    But hey! Having your wisdom teeth removed is usually considered a rite of passage for young adults image
    So don't worry too much, millions of people go through it


    I have on the is infected (dentist says hes going to pull that one), one that only surfaced a little, one that is coming out diagonally but the entire teeth is exposed and one that is coming out horizontally and is impacted. Dentist says I only need to pull the infected one but should I just pull the other as well while I'm at it? I mean if I'm going to be sore and eating crap for two weeks anyway I might as well get it all over with at once. And the impacted one really looks like it would cause trouble later on just looking at it makes me sad -___-
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  • ~S.O.S~~S.O.S~ 2PM ? Posts: 1,248Friend of Soompi
    edited August 2009
    I hate wisdom teeth with a passion! I recently got my removed on the 29th, so my memories are still fresh image
    I was anesthetized during the whole process and didn't wake up until the very end, so I don't know what happened during the process. I was so woozy from everything that they had to wheelchair me out, though. I had three, and two of which were not "fully developed", so my dentist had to extract them but cutting my gums. Well, after the procedure, I could barely open my mouth, I was bleeding profusely and nearly used up all the gauze he provided, and I was in pain. Oh, and I kept drooling bloody saliva out because the entire bottom half of my face was still numb. Day two was the absolute worse! I couldn't stomach anything because everything tasted like blood, so all I had was a cup of jello. I was super dizzy that whenever I got up for more than a minute I started dry heaving because I had nothing in my stomach to throw up. I eventually threw up some blood. My face was super swollen on one side and not so much on the other, and I kept bleeding. My jaw area then developed a bruise, so basically I was a black and blue lopsided chipmunk. My mouth tasted like blood until day four, and it was still hard to eat. I got a lot better today, the swelling went down a lot, I could actually eat, and best of all, no more blood! The only thing is I've kinda forgotten how to swallow my saliva. It just keeps accumulating in my mouth because I'm so used to spitting the blood in the sink, but now I have to tell myself to swallow the saliva.

    Okay, I probably scared all of those who are worrying about getting their wisdom teeth pulled, but it's really based on each individual. My brother got his removed and he was completely fine after 3 days. Don't worry! On a lighter note, I lost around five lbs. while recovering! (:
  • lis_singlis_sing Austin, TXPosts: 386Member
    QUOTE (Subways @ Aug 4 2009, 01:47 AM) »
    I have on the is infected (dentist says hes going to pull that one), one that only surfaced a little, one that is coming out diagonally but the entire teeth is exposed and one that is coming out horizontally and is impacted. Dentist says I only need to pull the infected one but should I just pull the other as well while I'm at it? I mean if I'm going to be sore and eating crap for two weeks anyway I might as well get it all over with at once. And the impacted one really looks like it would cause trouble later on just looking at it makes me sad -___-


    If I were you I'd both wisdom teeth (infected and horizontal impacted) removed at the same time. You only have two wisdom teeth?

    Consult your dentist about it and see if that's possible. Sometimes (but very rarely) dentist will only perform surgery on a certain tooth because of insurance mumbo jumbo and technicalities. But since you're concerned about the impacted tooth developing health problems later then your dentist should consider an extraction. A patient's health should take first priority! image
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  • elley_maxelley_max GermanyPosts: 180Member
    i got mine (or two of them) removed yesterday, the other two will be removed next week.
    my doctor told me it's better to remove them, since they would displace my teeth in a bad way (so practically the 2 years wearing braces would be for nothing). He said my jaw was not big enough and there's like no space left for the wisdom teeth.
    I was awake throughout the procedure but he gave me an anaesthesia into the teethridge, so i felt absolutely NOTHING. It took him like a minute to pull the upper teeth out, a bit longer for the other one, but i tell you, i barely noticed anything and then the whole thing was done.
    I was a little scared before but it really was okay, my cheek is a little bit swollen now, but you just notice it if you really pay attention to it. I put ice one it the whole day, so it didn't hurt (just sometimes a lil bit)
    the one bad thing is that the anaesthesia lasted for like 3 hours and the right side of my cheek and jaw were completely numb, i didn't feel ANYTHING.....
  • cindyx123cindyx123 MIssouri landPosts: 311Member
    i can't wait for mine to be taken out! whoop!
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