Wisdom Teeth!

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    Mar 04, 2014 5:52 PM GMT
    Removed! Still painful. Took ibuprofen and paracetamol. Only been drinking water so far. I hope I am still alive tomorrow. icon_biggrin.gif
    It was over in 45 mins says my mum, lol.
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    Mar 04, 2014 5:55 PM GMT
    I have one grown so far, it grew in completely straight and doesn't bother me at all. Hoping the others will follow suit.
    My dentist did tell me my jaw was more than big enough to fit them. Being a cave man is sometimes awesome.
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    Mar 25, 2014 8:19 PM GMT
    The wisdom teeth story in this clip cracks me up (never posted a video clip so hopefully it'll work)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRdjDTMSTtY

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    Mar 25, 2014 9:23 PM GMT
    let me tell you something... I had six wisdom teeth! I had a mutation... Pain? Nope, not really and I had no chipmunk cheeks at all! Lucky me hahaha
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    Mar 25, 2014 9:58 PM GMT
    My upper 2 started coming in when I was in college. Dentist said there was plenty of room in my big ol' mouth, they weren't impacted or anything... so he said to just let 'em grow in.

    Thing was, I didn't seem to have any lower ones. so the upper ones grew in, but wound up chewing against the backs of my lower gums. So I had the uppers pulled.

    Little novacane, 2 simple tooth extractions. Tylenol w/ codine for the pain was niiiice...
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    Mar 25, 2014 11:04 PM GMT
    ComeAndGetMe saidlet me tell you something... I had six wisdom teeth! I had a mutation... Pain? Nope, not really and I had no chipmunk cheeks at all! Lucky me hahaha


    I had six as well. The operation went smoothly. No issues.
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    Mar 25, 2014 11:56 PM GMT
    All my wisdom teeth were pulled. I had 3 remaining when I was commissioned an Army Officer. I was already in the Army 4 years at that point, but when I went to an Army dentist for an unrelated cavity, I was informed I would be getting all my wisdom teeth pulled, even though 2 weren't bad, and 1 was slightly impacted.

    That was Army policy in 1973 (I have no idea what it is now). They considered it preventative dentistry, to make sure no Officer would be sidelined by a sudden wisdom tooth problem during combat or other remote deployment, in a location where full dental care would not be available. And a wisdom tooth problem can require major dental surgery.

    They were removed over several weeks, and the pain was never an issue. I didn't bother using the narcotic drugs they gave me, I was too busy with my duties to allow myself to be impaired in any way. But with one removal it wouldn't stop bleeding.

    That night I kept stuffing rags in my mouth (don't even say it), and they'd come out soaked with blood, one after another. Finally I asked another Lieutenant to drive me to the ER, where they repacked the socket, and that solved it.

    Other than that it was pretty routine, even back in 1973. I'd recommend following the doctor's guidance.