Wisdom Teeth!

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    Aug 30, 2008 11:38 PM GMT
    I had mine removed a few months ago. First the left side, then the right. 3 of the teeth came out fine. No pain and hardly any blood. The last tooth however took the dentist nearly 2 hours to remove. Afterward I had to be rushed back at 1 in the morning because my mouth wouldn't stop bleeding, and I eventually fainted.


    NOT FUN!
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    Aug 31, 2008 2:04 AM GMT
    Not helping Gregg. icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 31, 2008 7:03 PM GMT
    lol forgive me. The realist inside me took over.
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    Aug 31, 2008 7:18 PM GMT
    Tiran saidNot helping Gregg. icon_eek.gif


    One of my friends lost some clots and got a dry socket which can be extremely painful.
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    Sep 07, 2008 7:48 AM GMT
    All seems to have gone well. I was fine, not even groggy or anything from the anaesthesia. Little sore on one side, very minimal swelling, no bleeding. Cleaning after eating is a bit of a pain, and figuring out what I can eat for lunch at work this week looks interesting since I am still trying to stay to soft food. But no where near as bad as you guys made it sound.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 07, 2008 4:26 PM GMT
    Funny story... I had my wisdom teeth out at 16. My BF at the time was 24. He took me to the surgeon who was fundementalist with crosses all over the place. As soon as he administered the laughing gas, I start gushing about how much I loved my BF and what I wanted to do when the surgery was over... graphic sexual detail.

    The surgeon stopped the surgery and called my Mom to make sure she "knew." She did and told him to finish. Afterwards, he refused to see me for the post-care. Had to go to someone else. That was in CA in 1983. I don't think the law would allow that now.
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    Sep 07, 2008 4:42 PM GMT
    I had mine out when I was 18, and it required general anesthesia due to the severe impaction. The only problem I encountered was that I could not sleep flat on my back for a month because it made my head throb. I happened to have a beanbag chair, so I put it at the head of my bed and slept with my torso elevated.
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    Jun 18, 2009 1:22 PM GMT
    bah!
    I'm going to the dentist in 30 min to have my wisdom teeth assessed. There is a chance I wont have to have them taken out (fingers crossed). I hate wisdom teeth.....icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 18, 2009 1:29 PM GMT
    I had my wisdom teeth removed when I was 16 as a preventative measure. I was having some cosmetic type stuff done to my mouth so my doc suggested I have them removed so they won't be a problem later. It was simple, not really any pain and surprisingly barely any swelling.
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    Jun 18, 2009 1:32 PM GMT
    I was LUCKY.....was born without wisdom teeth!!!! icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 18, 2009 9:00 PM GMT
    My previous dentist suggested I have my upper wisdom teeth removed. They were not bothering me at all and I had no desire to have them removed. I went to another dentist and she agreed there was no reason to remove them. I am so glad I switched dentist - I plan on keeping my wisdom teeth as long as I can icon_biggrin.gif




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    Jun 18, 2009 9:05 PM GMT
    eh, wasn't that bad.. had pizza for dinner the next day, lol.
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    Jun 18, 2009 9:05 PM GMT
    For me, it wasn't bad at all.

    My cheeks didn't even swell up, just alot of bleeding

    If you bleeding alot, my surgeon said stick tea bags back there, something in tea helps slow down bleeding.

    And make sure you don't get dry sockets!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 18, 2009 9:10 PM GMT
    I've had to do a heck of a lot to my teeth over the years, including braces for 4.5 years..... but still have my wisdom teeth and they are cool.

    No yanking them here... lol
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    Jun 18, 2009 9:25 PM GMT
    BigSETXjock saidFunny story... I had my wisdom teeth out at 16. My BF at the time was 24. He took me to the surgeon who was fundementalist with crosses all over the place. As soon as he administered the laughing gas, I start gushing about how much I loved my BF and what I wanted to do when the surgery was over... graphic sexual detail.

    The surgeon stopped the surgery and called my Mom to make sure she "knew." She did and told him to finish. Afterwards, he refused to see me for the post-care. Had to go to someone else. That was in CA in 1983. I don't think the law would allow that now.


    Fuck, Jim! You pissed off your dentist!

    Actually, here in Texas (DFW), Jim, I've run into this situation twice. It's called being "dismissed" by your primary care physician. The first time, I told the doctor he was crazy when he told me that he wanted my blood pressure at 115/70. At over 200# of muscle that I carry, it's not happening. He wanted me to take beta blockers and and I refused. He pitched a fit, and within a few days, I had a certified letter from the doctor saying he wanted nothing to do with me.

    I had another doctor, last fall, that I took flex89 / Logan and I, too. I mentioned some things in front of the nurse that she "ahhed" about and just a few days later, my GP of many years had dismissed me.

    In Texas, that don't think much of musclehead queers.

    I got Logan to two new doctors, and I have a new doctor, two, who is cheaper, and better.

    Fuck the fucking fuckers.

    And, just FYI, Mr. Jim News, any doctor can pretty much refuse unless you're dieing.

    Over the years, I've met doctors that were grossly incompetent.

    When it doubt, find another doctor.

    As a routine matter, the military used to extract the wisdom teeth of service men. I don't know if that's still the case. If you can keep them great, I suppose. I got rid of mine.
  • mynyun

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    Sep 12, 2009 2:18 AM GMT
    I just had a wisdom tooth pulled about a week ago on my left side. It was compacted but it didn't really swell that much. Just kinda hurt. And it's hard to rinse stuff out of the hole when I eat. But it's better now. Well it was then I had to fillings put in. So now bottom back left side of jaw hurts a little less and upper part of left jaw hurts more.icon_cry.gif
    I have a good job with good insurance and getting as much as I can stomach done because I haven't had the chance for a long time. And I see it ending with braces. Not looking forward to it but it is needed.
    No other wisdom teeth to worry about though. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 06, 2009 11:10 PM GMT
    Just had mine pulled this afternoon. I'm still a bit numb so I can't tell yet how I'll feel when the anesthetic wears off, but it went better than I expected and right now I feel perfectly fine.
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    Nov 06, 2009 11:19 PM GMT
    mine have been coming through the last couple years....I am supposed to get them out, but am terrified...I have never even had a cavity or anything...I cant imagine them pulling anything out of my mouth...omg.
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    Nov 06, 2009 11:28 PM GMT
    Global_Citizen saidJust had mine pulled this afternoon. I'm still a bit numb so I can't tell yet how I'll feel when the anesthetic wears off, but it went better than I expected and right now I feel perfectly fine.


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    Nov 06, 2009 11:42 PM GMT
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    Global_Citizen saidJust had mine pulled this afternoon. I'm still a bit numb so I can't tell yet how I'll feel when the anesthetic wears off, but it went better than I expected and right now I feel perfectly fine.


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    Thank you. If anything I'm probably overly cautious. The doctor told me I can eat soft foods tonight, but I'll probably go to bed without eating just so I don't risk dislodging the clots. Dry socket is the worst thing I fear about this now.

    Prior to the extraction my worst fear was nerve damage, but the dr. said it went well and there were no complications.
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    Nov 06, 2009 11:46 PM GMT
    ANFJock21 saidHey...Just had my wisdom teeth removed...have any of you guys had yours removed, and what did you do for those few days you had chipmunk cheeks? icon_eek.gif


    i had 3 taken out at once..i didnt get the swollen cheeks..theres only heavy bleeding the 1 st day..then second soft foods..then about the 4th day i was eating steak..

    didnt do much physically because you dont want to do any exertion since its not good for the sockets..could cause them to bleed..
    So just chilled, watched TV and slept like a bastard..

    You really just need 1 week and you're back to normal..
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    Nov 06, 2009 11:57 PM GMT
    I had all four wisdom teeth removed when I was 20, I was back to normal in just under a week with no issues.

    When ever I eat tuna, I always get small bits caught in the void where my teeth were at, really irritating.

    Anyone else have that issue (with food in general)?
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    Nov 07, 2009 12:00 AM GMT
    I had a friend that had his out...he woke up in the middle of the night, blood everywhere, almost passed out driving himself to the E.R. the dr said if he hadn't have woken up he probably would have bled to death...dont think I will be taking mine out anytime soon.
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    Nov 07, 2009 1:45 AM GMT
    redbull saidI had a friend that had his out...he woke up in the middle of the night, blood everywhere, almost passed out driving himself to the E.R. the dr said if he hadn't have woken up he probably would have bled to death...dont think I will be taking mine out anytime soon.


    Brian, I thought you were due to have your wisdom teeth out soon. You can't use one friend's horror story to avoid something you've dreaded all along! That said, I know you have a lot on your plate on the moment, so this may not be the best time. But most people get through having their wisdom teeth out with several days of manageable discomfort. Letting them get severely impacted can cause damage to your jaw and require much more extensive surgery to remove the teeth and graft bone, etc to patch things up.
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    Nov 07, 2009 1:58 AM GMT
    I had all 4 out at once... worst experience ever! 3 of them healed up just fine. But one had the most intense pain ever. I went to bed with my face throbbing every night. For about a month couldn't chew. Man... it was hell. But if that one would have healed the way the other 3 did I think withink 2-3 days everything would have been fine.

    So hopefully you don't have complications, and if you do, I hope you like mac n' cheese, mashed potatoes, and cheese enchiladas and stuff that is soft. haha!