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I'm not excited about it, but it looks like I'm going to have my wisdom teeth pulled. I have gingivitis in the corners of my gums because of them and one is actually pushing on a molar which I would eventually lose. It's going to cost me
I'm not excited about it, but it looks like I'm going to have my wisdom teeth pulled. I have gingivitis in the corners of my gums because of them and one is actually pushing on a molar which I would eventually lose. It's going to cost me $2k with general anesthesia-which I definitely want-but I guess it's worth it if it saves me from periodontal disease.
What's the status of yours?
Bless your heart! I'm sorry to hear that. I only had my first wisdom extracted a couple months ago. Been seeing a dentist since NOVEMBER! I go at least once a month and sometimes twice. I had a root canal in Feb I think and it's still not even finished!? Now last month he told me I should go ahead and have the rest of my wisdom teeth removed as well as 8 damn fillings. Never said a word about finishing my root canal, which now, after all these months, is INFECTED. I have been on the antibiotics since nov. and had suffered from extreme IBS and endometriosis for years until this last year. The antibiotics have caused me to have attacks again, just like what I used to go through. It's like terrible stomach issues and I was sick all weekend because I went back on the antibiotics due to the damn root canal pain.
SO I've actually never had dental issues. When I was a kid I had a quadhelix and one crowned tooth. Nothing extreme, never braces and my dentist says I have perfect teeth except these cavities, which I think were due to my meds! It's been a disaster, but I can tell you, I have never in my life felt so much pain like I did with my wisdom tooth. It was hell. I had to deal with it for months and the day I was scheduled to have it extracted, my dentist called in sick for the very first time since he's worked there! WTF! I cried. I jumped up and down, I stood on my head, I stood on my hands and I pressed so hard on my temple that it felt dangerous. I'm telling you, it was beyond excruciating and being someone who's dealt with female issues since my teen years + IBS, it sort of surprised me. I cringe at the thought of what it felt like. Mostly though, don't wait too long! That was my problem. I was put on hold until I the point to where it felt like I'd die from the pain and that's what made it so bad. As soon as you feel a bit of pain in them, go have them extracted!
I didn't get anesthesia when I had my root canal or wisdom tooth extracted. I had at least a dozen injections in my mouth, but wasn't put to sleep. I still have to finish the root canal, possibly have surgery for the infection and have 8 fillings in the next few months and I will only be put to sleep during the time that all three wisdom teeth are extracted at once. Honestly, I think it's best to be put to sleep because it's rough, but not terrible. I was scared and I really did not enjoy the cracking and pulling. My wisdom tooth was very huge. I kept it.
I think the most important thing is finding a dentist that is gentle! My partner's dentist yanked at his tooth like a madman. Mine went slow and gentle and gave me 2 injections. The pain I was left with over the next week was mostly the injection pain. The tooth area was painful for the first few days, badly.
Maybe do it without general anethesia? I'm an extremely scared, nervous person and I actually did OK. I guess everyone is different though.
I wish you the very best! I know dental procedures are very rough on you. I just cancelled my filling last week
Couldn't stand to be back in that office for a third time in a month. Keep us updated on how it goes. Also, I don't know a whole lot about periodontal disease, just a little, but have you looked into anything natural to at least help it? It could be a really good choice. I'm not a freak about natural remedies, but I've had some amazing help from coconut oil and aloe vera pills. Try checking into either of those and seeing if they are supposed to be helpful. I've heard that coconut oil is for periodontal, but I haven't personally had that. I used coconut oil (still do) and aloe vera pills for the IBS and endometriosis after having surgery that didn't help. I began using them both last summer and I was a totally new person up until recently when I started those darn antibiotics. Ugh! I'm not sick or ill, but I've had to take precautions to keep the problems away. They really changed my life though. I was able to actually live somewhat normal.
I hope you're able to find some relief with the periodontal stuff.