Wisdom teeth - what's the status of yours?

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Wisdom teeth - what's the status of yours?

bayosgirl bayosgirl
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?
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Wisdom teeth are out
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74  (49%)
Thinking about it....
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19  (13%)
Not going to remove
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19  (13%)
Other?
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38  (25%)
Total votes: 150
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05/08/2012
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Undead Undead
I had mine out a couple years ago.
05/08/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
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 ...
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.
05/08/2012
meezerosity meezerosity
I'm not removing mine unless they need to be. So far so good, I haven't had any issues with them.
05/08/2012
Khanner Khanner
I had my wisdom teeth out because they were angled to my other teeth, and still in the gum. Only got a sedative and local yet I slept like a baby, or at least if I didn't, I can't remember it. And no complications.
05/08/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
I only had three wisdom teeth to begin with, so I guess I was lucky in that way. I had two that were removed when they got cavities, the first one under general anesthesia, the other just with Novocaine. The last one is still in and not causing any real issues. But I had plenty of mouth space so that wasn't a big concern for me.
05/08/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
Mine are KILLING me! and I think one side is growing in on an angle because if I close my mouth they bite my cheek I'm terrified of the dentist so I've been putting off going but I really should get it done while I still have dental insurance because I graduate college next year and won't have it anymore...
05/08/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Mine are still in at 40, no signs of trouble yet.
05/08/2012
Ropey Ropey
All 4 of mine are preemptively gone. Dentist said they won't treat them, they were causing some crowding and I really wasn't able to brush them properly. Don't be afraid, if you're asleep, you won't remember a thing. Pain after was ok, just make sure NOT TO USE LISTERINE and follow ALL of their instructions until the sockets (holes) are healed!!! Some nurse said it should be ok to use listerine 1 week after, and I got a dry socket and that pain was horrible!!! They packed with clove and it felt a lot better!! If you feel like you have the worst ear ache ever, go to their office for some clove relief!!
05/08/2012
Kissy Kissy
Good luck. It isn't so bad. Just for a day or so. It supposedly makes everything easier in the end. Wishing you the best!
05/08/2012
Badass Badass
Ive only been able to afford one to come out so far. One is growing in against my other teeth but simply dont have the money to remove it at this time.. one other has grown in perfect.. crazy right? and the last has yet to make a showing.
05/08/2012
BG529 BG529
I have to get mine out because they are growing in wrong. and hurting my teeth...
05/08/2012
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
I had mine out, but I really wish I hadn't. They weren't causing any problems (Hadn't eropted, and weren't pushing on any other teeth or anything), but my husband decided he wanted me to have them out, because the dentist said they might cause issues later. I honestly wish I had taken my chances, because the proceedure was horrible for me (I cannot be under general anesthesia due to a medical condition), and it seemed like a lot of discomfort and pain for something which wasn't bugging me to begin with.

Anyway, I hope that your proceedure goes well.
05/08/2012
Kitka Kitka
Oddly enough I haven't had any issues with my wisdom teeth as of yet.
05/08/2012
indiglo indiglo
I had to have mine surgically removed when I was in my late teens or early 20's. (Can't really remember.) I was having a lot of pain from them, so for me it was a big relief to get them out.

The recovery wasn't terrible, I just kept ice packs on my face, took my pain meds and slept a lot.

Good luck! I hope it goes smoothly for you!
05/08/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I've had a bunch of teeth removed - eight baby teeth, all four wisdom teeth, plus four additional adult teeth. Basically my mouth is just really small - so small that the remaining teeth now fit rather snugly.

The wisdom teeth were coming in impacted, so they had to go. Thankfully my insurance covered anesthesia (I think it had to be like 3 or more teeth out for it to be covered). No way in hell was I staying awake for that! Recovery was a little rough, but nothing serious. Lots of sleeping and some pain, and my jaw had to get used to opening wide again. The toughest part was probably not really being able to chew for a while.
05/08/2012
Llahsram Llahsram
I only have my lower ones out.
05/08/2012
ghalik ghalik
I had all four of mine removed when I was 16 though I really needed them out at 14. I recommend getting it done as soon as possible if you need it. I have a tiny spot on my dentin on one of my 12 year molars because of an impacted adult molar next to it that allowed food collection between them.

My insurance didn't cover ANY of it, besides the vicodin.
05/08/2012
VelvetDragon VelvetDragon
The dentist tells me every time I need to get them out, but I'm scared. Not so much of the surgery itself, but the recovery. My SO got them out recently and it was just so unpleasant seeming. x_x I really should. Maybe over the summer?
05/08/2012
hesteele09 hesteele09
I had all four of mine pulled out when I was 8 months pregnant with my son. Horrible thing lol but not as bad as childbirth. Good luck!
05/08/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Quote:
Originally posted by VelvetDragon
The dentist tells me every time I need to get them out, but I'm scared. Not so much of the surgery itself, but the recovery. My SO got them out recently and it was just so unpleasant seeming. x_x I really should. Maybe over the summer?
Recovery's different for everyone. I've known people who went through hell and others who had no problem whatsoever. I was kind of in the middle. It takes a few weeks to feel fully normal again, but once it's over and done with you'll be right as rain.
05/08/2012
Peaches2000 Peaches2000
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
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 was 15 years old with all four teeth! It wasn't too bad all and all!
05/08/2012
kawigrl kawigrl
I need mine removed but I've been waiting to do it
05/08/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I got all four of mine out at the same time when I was about 17 years old. Two of them were impacted. Worse pain ever at least I thought.
05/08/2012
puppylove puppylove
I still have mine, two are all the way erupted and one is partial, I've had xrays taken so I know the 4th is sitting sideways and may cause issues. As it is I occasionally get really painful and inflamed gums around mine but I can't afford to do anything about them right now even with insurance, so they will stay put for the time being.
05/08/2012
Ms. N Ms. N
Two have been removed, and two are still intact.
05/08/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I've never had any issues with mine, knock on wood!
05/08/2012
Willowe Willowe
I had mine out because there just wasn't enough room for them to come in. Recovery wasn't too bad for me. A little bit of pain, but the biggest thing was that I was nauseous for days afterwards and couldn't keep much done. The first day was definitely the worst because until the anesthesia wore off it only seemed to make me feel even worse.
05/08/2012
Mwar Mwar
Mine are so small that I won't need it. Yay dodging evolutionary mistakes!
05/08/2012
michael scofield michael scofield
i need all 4 of mine removed 4 docs already told me. they are inpacted. i was going to have it done but i looked it up on youtube and its crazy. i know sooner or later i will have to because it will get infected inside. but ima just enjoy summer then get it done lol
05/08/2012
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