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Do You Have Wisdom Teeth?  
User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4300 times:

Damn its hellishly painful!!! Do you have them?? How was your experience when they were growing? Personally I hate them for giving me such a bad time with no apparent need. I have heard that some people have on two or three of them, about me all 4 growing almost at the same time, ruining my enjoyment of the gatherings of the wedding of a first cousin, couldn't have been on a worse time. I also now know that it not over when it over for the first time. When I had it for the first time, a couple months ago, I couldn't open my mouth completely and was unable to eat anything solid for more than a week. This time its not that bad, but I am not too glad that its better than the first one. Any idea how mnay more times to go. I will definately remove them when they'll grow to that level.

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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4263 times:

Actually, Mine didn't bother me that much. I had my wisdom teeth removed in April 2002. My Favorite part was being drugged. I just went KONK. I woke up about 1-1/2 hours later not feeling anything and I thought cool. The pain started coming about 30 minutes later. OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good thing I had all 4 removed at once. I could only eat soup and maybe cereal.


User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4254 times:

I have had more than a couple of my teeths removed, never slept due to the drug, it was a strange feeling not to feel your own cheek when you touch it. Lucky you!! Over this hard pain. As for me, its 6:00AM and I am sleepy and in pain and hungry.  Sad

User currently offlineVictech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 546 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4249 times:

I've never felt the pain of them growing in--all four of mine were removed about a year ago (in the first general anesthesia surgery I'd ever had) when they were just starting to form roots. They prescribed rofecoxib and Tylenol with Codeine (which I didn't have to take) for the pain--but it was hard only eating oatmeal for a few days...

User currently offlineIHadAPheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4241 times:

As you can tell by my posts, my wisdom teeth are long gone as are a few other recent removals care of a heroin addict going through withdrawal (they are quicker than you think and stronger) and yes I had the happy juice
as we say in the ER..... Versed instead of pain. Versed = teeth what teeth, dentist what dentist

Yours,
IHadAPheo



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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4239 times:

i had 2 taken out, both comming in horizontally, the dentist had to drill them into many many peices. one of them he said was on the of the bloodiest he has every seen. lucky me.


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User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4247 times:

When are the wisdom teeth supposed to come in?

User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4233 times:

I wasnt planning on getting mine taken out for a few more years...Until a little hockey accident knocked out two of my lower front teeth and chipped one of my front upper ones. When I rushed to the dentist to get the teeth put back in, he took an x-ray to see if anything else was damaged and he just decided (with my parents permission) to take my four wisdom teeth out while he was at it. Not fun, I probably didnt eat solid food for 3 weeks and I have to have surgery on my gums again where the two teeth were knocked out.


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User currently offlineKAL_LM From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4224 times:

Not any more! It sure sucked when they got removed, but considering they were growing in horizontally (at least on the bottom), they needed to come out. But, the drugs were good... It was the absolute best way to spend the first week of Xmas break freshman year in college. All the pain of finals, and then having the teeth out.

Good luck, it too will pass...

reagrds,
Tom



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User currently offlineMcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

I had a second one taken out on Oct. 8. I was amazed at how quick the procedure was -- in the chair at 4:30 p.m., out of the chair and on my way at 4:55 p.m. The procedure itself wasn't painful, but the area started to hurt two or three hours later, lasting off and on for about two or three days.

Fortunately, the bleeding wasn't too bad. Not like the first time, when I woke up the next morning with blood all over the pillow.


User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4218 times:

Well pretty bloody experience we have had here!!

AC320! Its not necessary that they grow, and if they do, usually they grow in the late teen age or early 20's. SOme have none, some 1, 2, 3 or 4. Four for me. Sad They grow behind your last teeth, and its a REAL hard pain when they are growing. After they are there and the pain is gone, its particularly hard to clean them, which so often results in the rottening of these teeth and if someone doesnot act fast enough they effect the teeth next to them. And as clwar by the Jsc17's post its not a very pleasing experience taking them out, definately because of their odd position and secondly they are perhaps more deeply rooted in the gums.

Didn't quite understood what you said IHadAPheo, were you a heroin adict? Glad if you have recovered now. How hard was it and how do you feel now??


User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4203 times:

Thanks, I slept through my tooth lectures in class. I have no wisdo mteeth yet, then again there's no room left in my mouth for anything else to come in

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6260 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4197 times:

Sounds like you are in the same position as I was 27 years ago Bravo. All 4 of mine played the "here we are and now we're not" game for a year. I had all four taken out the same day under a general anesthetic. The up side was the date (and more) afterwards. I don't remember what I said to the dental assistant but it must have been good. I wondered for a couple days what her smile was about when I woke up. I learned quickly.

Ahh sweet adolescent memories.



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User currently offlineSQ772 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 1792 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4219 times:

I had all 4 of mine removed in one afternoon some 3 years ago. They weren't hurting, but were causing some problems to the other teeth.

I spent 3 hours on the dentist's chair watching those thick needles go into my mouth, knowing that my dentist was slicing open my gums to extract the wisdom teeth.... my face swelled for 3 days after that.... the bleeding didn't stop....things only got better after 5 days.

Get rid of those wisdom teeth I say....



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User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 40
Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4191 times:

And as clwar by the Jsc17's post its not a very pleasing experience taking them out, definately because of their odd position and secondly they are perhaps more deeply rooted in the gums.

No, it wasnt the gums that the wisdom teeth were in that they have to do surgery on again...It is the ones where my lower front teeth are. To put the 2 teeth I got knocked out put back in again, they had to peel back a section of gum in the front, and then stitch it up again. Of course, the gum didnt stay like they wanted, so now I have to get a piece of gum from the roof of my mouth grafted to where the gum recessed in the front. Sounds nasty, it is. Sounds painful, thats what I'm thinking. Next month, I'm looking forward to that! Big grin



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User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4190 times:

I have two which are growing some from time to time. It´s been going on for a couple of years, it hurts a bit on the gums when they´re growing (they are right now, actually), but it´s not that bad - takes a week or two, and afterwards they keep a low profile for a few months.

But I understand now why babies are crying when they´re getting their teeth. Big grin

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineHepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4174 times:

From reading everyone's experiences, I might be the exception to the rule. Mine started to grow in at age 19 - it was an annoying, numbing pain all the way at the back of the teeth. I went to the dentist and he said I was very lucky to have a perfect set of teeth, because of which there was no need to have them removed. This was bad news for me as I just had to endure the pain for the next few months. When it got too annoying, an aspirin or two usually helped. Now they're all grown in and everyone's living happily ever after.

I don't agree that they're difficult to clean, or maybe that's just because I've always had them. You simply drop your jaw and use the full reach of your toothbrush to access the teeth all the way at the back. As far as I know, all toothbrushes are designed exactly to do this.


User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8095 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4168 times:

I have all 4 of mine... never hurt in the least when they grew in. This whole pain thing is new to me. I just hope I don't have to get them out any time soon.


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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13048 posts, RR: 78
Reply 18, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4166 times:

Had mine out at 19, they were so deep rooted and starting to affect the other teeth, so I was completely put out for the extraction.
Then I looked like a Hamster who'd met Mike Tyson for a couple of weeks.


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11142 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4166 times:

I had 4 but now I have 3.5. The top half of one fell out. It hurt for a day or two, but now it is fine. I get worse pain when I bite into my metal tounge ring.


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User currently offlineNJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4142 times:

Had my wisdom teeth x-rays done last week. Turns out I must be some sort of mutant as my mouth only has two of them - the bottom ones. The x-rays are in an envelope adhered to the fridge with a magnet along with a referral card - a continual reminder that I really need to call the specialist and get my extraction appt. sorted out.

I'm not putting it off at all, you understand. It's just that there's a lot to do right now, what with TV, sleep, work, er...more TV, the odd movie. Not putting it off though...no no no  Big grin





User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4145 times:

As of now, I don't have mine, but only because they haven't come in yet. I'm 15. They show up on xrays like they are pretty much there, and my orthodontist said that I probably could keep them. I was concerned when I got my braces off that they would mess everything up and I'd have to get braces all over again. Only time will tell though if I get to keep them.

User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2769 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4136 times:

Oh boy, I think I am growing one right now. No wonder my gums were feeling some aching pains during the past week. Not it doesnt hurt anymore.
When I put my finger behind my farthest teeth I can feel a gap with what seems to be another teeth slowly but steadily growing.

Damm growth!  Smile well as Long as I do my best to keep my teeth clean and to eat well, it should help to reduce any pains.



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User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4117 times:

Well, fortunately for me, all four of my wisdom teeth grew in like normal molars, so I still have them. No problems. Although I can certainly understand the pain and suffering people who have them and then get them taken out go through. A few of my friends have teeth which have become very crooked as a result of their wisdom teeth pushing against the roots of their other teeth. As well, I know people who have gone through the operation only to develop dry socket later on and have more antibiotics. Not pretty. I'm glad I never had to go through all of that.

User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 46
Reply 24, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4107 times:

For anyone who's having wisdom tooth pain right now, go out and get some Anbesol, it's the best stuff. The only thing is that it will numb your tongue, too, so you should open your mouth and dry out the area you're going to treat, then apply the Anbesol, then wait a minute or two before wiping it off. That will prevent the numbness from spreading.

If you had less than four wisdom teeth, you're not alone. I only have three. One came in correctly (on the bottom, where the other one is missing) and two still impacted on top. I really ought to have them out, but they haven't caused problems in several years.

Wisdom teeth normally come in at around 18-21 years, but they can lurk under the surface much longer. My grandmother had all of her teeth extracted, got dentures, and lived twenty more years before she felt this... strange hard thing... under her dentures. She was in her sixties when her lone wisdom tooth was extracted.

redngold



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25 BR715-A1-30 : . I don't remember what I said to the dental assistant but it must have been good. I wondered for a couple days what her smile was about when I woke u
26 N312RC : I got all four of mine out in August.. Very painful experience and a total hassle not being able to eat anything hard for about a week and a half. I h
27 Hepkat : N312RC, did your dentist remove your wisdom teeth just because they hurt or did they pose a danger to the rest of your teeth? I understand that they h
28 Sophiemaltese : I had to have mine removed. They were impacted and growing into my other teeth. If they would not have taken them out my mouth would have been all mes
29 TWFirst : At the age of 31, I had all four of mine removed about a year ago. No complications at all... glad I had it done although I put if off for about 10 ye
30 Post contains images Trickijedi : I still have all four of mine that need to be taken out ASAP. In fact, I probably shouldn't avoid my oral surgeon as much as I have been the last coup
31 Bravo45 : Thanks a lot for your experiences and advices, I was really in a bad shape when I posted this thread, however through some medication and time, I am b
32 B-707 : I had a lower wisdom removed in May 2002. I put it off for about 3 years, but it just had to come out. I was awake throughout, but it needed 9 injecti
33 Turbolet : Actually I don't know. I've not had my mouth tampered with in such a way and nothing has been bothering me, so I don't even know if I have them or not
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