Wisdom teeth extraction

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    May 15, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    Have any of you had your wisdom teeth taken out?

    Under what circumstances were they taken out? Were they impacted? Infected? were you like 17 and they just told you--you need to have it done?

    Well, my day of reckoning is fast-approaching. This Thursday I will be getting all 4 of mine extracted. 2 of which are impacted--- one became infected over the weekend and is so painful.

    I resisted getting this done for 10 years, however there is no avoiding it at this point. Not gonna lie, I'm scraed shitless. . i hate hate hate hate hate dental procedures and going under the knife.....thank god I will be put to sleep for this. I'm dreading the recovery time and swelling and not-eating, etc. fawwwwwk


    Please share your wisdom tooth extraction experiences here. Hopefully, there are some positive stories out there, somewhere. icon_biggrin.gif


    oh and im really stupid for doing this, but I just watched a youtube video of a wisdom teeth extraction and OH MA GAWWWDD icon_cry.gif

    fuck fuck fuck fuck......AHHHHHH, why did i do that to myself? it honestly looks barbaric! they straight up slice and dice, drill and hammer, like ur mouth is a piece of meat. god damn
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    May 15, 2012 10:33 PM GMT
    I got them all 4 removed. 2 at the dentist the other 2 at the hospital. It wasnt that bad for me. Just weird to have a hole in ur gum for a few weeks.

    U say u get them removed all 4 in 1 day? I thought that was not possible due to the fact that u can swallow ur tongue if ur whole mouth is numbed.
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    May 15, 2012 10:35 PM GMT
    Daelin saidI got them all 4 removed. 2 at the dentist the other 2 at the hospital. It wasnt that bad for me. Just weird to have a hole in ur gum for a few weeks.

    U say u get them removed all 4 in 1 day? I thought that was not possible due to the fact that u can swallow ur tongue if ur whole mouth is numbed.


    yup, went to the oral surgeon today and she recommended that all 4 be removed at once... (my little bro is 19 got all 4 of his removed last year and thinks im being a pussy, but i dont give a fawwwk.)
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    May 15, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    Yea I have to get a root canal and wisdom tooth removal but I am too cool to care. #YOLO
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    May 15, 2012 10:37 PM GMT
    I don't want to make things worse, so I won't comment about myself but my parents explained to me their wisdom teeth procedures and it was pretty traumatizing to hear that as an 8 year old boy.

    I think for my dad they had to cut the tooth or something because of its position, it just sounded really bad.

    Maybe you could just eat a lot before you go in so you won't be hungry? And I don't think making this thread will help because I'm sure you will get more detailed stories than what I gave you.
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    May 15, 2012 10:38 PM GMT
    I had mine removed when I was 22, which was 4 years ago. In fact, I had the surgery only a week after my college graduation!

    The surgeon recommended removing only the lower teeth because they were impacted and crowding some of my other teeth. He felt the upper teeth were coming in fairly straight and that I didn't need to get them removed unless they started to give me trouble. 4 years later I still haven't had any problems with them.

    My surgery was easy breezy. I paid the extra money to get knocked out. I woke up to my mom poking me and had a major case of the giggles all the way home. I had lovely pain killers, so I didn't experience much pain. The only discomfort I felt was when I got the stitches removed a week later.
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    May 15, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    I don't believe I have top wisdom teeth. Still have my bottom two. I hate the dentist. So far it doesn't seem like they need to be taken out.
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    May 15, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    dontknowwhy saidYea I have to get a root canal and wisdom tooth removal but I am too cool to care. #YOLO


    lol thats what I thought....until I woke up with a THROBBING pain in my jaw.....and realizing it's my impacted wisom tooth trying to break through, but cant and is killing the fuck outta me./ .
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    May 15, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    My dentist told me I didn't have to bother with removing them because they all came out perfectly straight... while my sexuality was not icon_neutral.gif
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    May 15, 2012 10:42 PM GMT
    MarkRoger saidMy dentist told me I didn't have to bother with removing them because they all came out perfectly straight... while my sexuality was not icon_neutral.gif


    u lucky fucker. so jelly right now!!!
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    May 15, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
    pocketnico saidI had mine removed when I was 22, which was 4 years ago. In fact, I had the surgery only a week after my college graduation!

    The surgeon recommended removing only the lower teeth because they were impacted and crowding some of my other teeth. He felt the upper teeth were coming in fairly straight and that I didn't need to get them removed unless they started to give me trouble. 4 years later I still haven't had any problems with them.

    My surgery was easy breezy. I paid the extra money to get knocked out. I woke up to my mom poking me and had a major case of the giggles all the way home. I had lovely pain killers, so I didn't experience much pain. The only discomfort I felt was when I got the stitches removed a week later.


    these are the types of stories i like to hear icon_smile.gif
    keep 'em coming, im borderline having an anxiety attack icon_confused.gif
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    May 15, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
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    dontknowwhy saidYea I have to get a root canal and wisdom tooth removal but I am too cool to care. #YOLO


    lol thats what I thought....until I woke up with a THROBBING pain in my jaw.....and realizing it's my impacted wisom tooth trying to break through, but cant and is killing the fuck outta me./ .
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    Don't give no shit about pain, it's all part of the game, the game that we all play, the game of life as they say #YOLO
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    May 15, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
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    MarkRoger saidMy dentist told me I didn't have to bother with removing them because they all came out perfectly straight... while my sexuality was not icon_neutral.gif


    u lucky fucker. so jelly right now!!!


    That's why I didn't want to say it first off... imo when I used to have to deal with the dentist before getting braces, I have to take 4 teeth out. Just go in and do it, don't worry about it because if you worry it'll seem worse. Just think of how much pain you won't be in after it's done and the fact that you'll never have to go through it again in your many more years of life icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 15, 2012 10:49 PM GMT
    Mother's insurance was running out right after Thanksgiving and so, it was decided I needed to get teh buggers out.

    So they took a look. The X-ray showed seven wisdom teeth.

    They couldn't put me to sleep, for they didn't know how to get the three extra teeth out of my mouth. I had to stay awake and, well, insurance, even though it was running out, had to send several witnesses to make sure that the dentist wasn't lying and putting teeth in and then removing them for more cash.

    Awake, I stayed in a chair for seven hours, with occasional pee breaks. I was doped, to be sure, but, well, there you have it.

    It was abject hell. I know you didn't want to hear that, but, well, here's the rub-you're lucky. What you have going on? That's going to be a breeze.

    Even worse was Thanksgiving. They had dinner. I had "frostys" from Wendy's. I watched football games from the couch and basically slept.

    You'll be fine. Trust me. If I can get out alive with seven, you can handle your four--crap, I think I was seventeen.

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    May 15, 2012 10:53 PM GMT
    Yeah, I had eight of those little suckers... all laying completely sideways. But I was out cold for the whole thing. When I woke up everybody looked tired and sweaty, and there were a lot of bloody rags in the trash. I'm kinda glad I slept through it all.


    I had been on vacation and got this sharp pain in side of my face that just grew and grew. At first I thought it was because I wiped out on a jet ski. Then after a few days, the whole side of my face went numb. icon_eek.gif So, it was time.
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    May 15, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
    The only part I would be worried about is being put to sleep and still feeling the pain...I hope that's just a myth because I prob have to get this shit done too :-/
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    May 16, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
    Had all 5 of them yanked.. the first 4 in the military (had an excellent Navy oral surgeon).. no pain, just some uncomfortableness for a day or two. healed fast.

    The fifth was removed when it was attempting to break the gum line about a year and a half ago.

    The oral surgeon at the VA prepped for surgery, did the local anesthesia thing and said he'd be back in ten minutes to see if I felt anything.
    I didnt.. after what I thought was him attempting to get ready to dig in there and yank it, he said to bite down on this 'thing', which I did.
    He then got up from his chair and I asked when he was going to pull it. He responded that he already had! And, that 'thing' I was to 'bite down on' was gauze to fill the hole to absorb the blood and to help it to clot!

    Dont sweat it.. just make sure it isnt some resident oral surgeon doin it!

    Oh yeah, ate tortilla chips and salsa later for a snack!icon_wink.gif
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    May 16, 2012 12:40 AM GMT
    i had mine removed last year, all four of them. Took the surgeon 5 minutes at least thats what they told my partner and was eating solid food the same night. Like a previous poster mine came in normal also (was always told i had a big mouth LOL). Dentist said i didn't need them to come out right away but if they're in for too long they can cause your other teeth to go bad.
  • dabcrt

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    May 16, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    Had em all out at once,,,,,,,,,,,,,easy peazy. Cooked dinner for guest that nighticon_lol.gif
  • unicoman1

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    May 16, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    I musta been one of the unlucky ones not to have gone through that.. My wisdom teeth never came in.. Hmmm.... now isn't that ironic. I guess i don't know what I am missing huh?
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    May 16, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
    i had all four taken out at 17, 1 got infected so they just decided to take them all out for symmetry. Was sedated and then local anaesthetic, went home, no pain, holes healed up in about 2 days. No stitches, not really much discomfort, was eating the same day even.

    Best decision I ever made, those wisdom teeth are fuckers!
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    May 16, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
    I had a thread about this a couple months ago that depicted my own experience of having my 3 teeth removed. (I only had three wisdom teeth, the fourth was apparently MIA in the xrays.)

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2275964/
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    May 16, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
    I had my cut out at 18.

    They were growing crooked.
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    May 16, 2012 12:56 AM GMT
    The only thing I have to say is no matter what, get yourself put under. I used nitrous and it was one of the worst experiences of my life. I could feel EVERYTHING. At one point in the surgery the local anesthesia wore off in the very back of my jaw, and I started shaking from the pain. So then they took this 8 inch needle and drove it all the way to the back of my mouth and tore it through my jaw so they could readminister the drug. OMFG was that not a happy experience for me, I could feel it ripping through tissue and ligaments and everything.

    And then I got dry socket and bled continuously for three days with terrible pain.

    Have fun!
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    May 16, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
    If you get put under it's not too bad. Just be sure you use ice packs like no other after the surgery. They'll keep the swelling down like you wouldn't even believe.