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I am so scared of the dentist so I had always avoided going. At 30 years old it was time to get my wisdom teeth out. I was in agony. i was still so scared I had to take valium to go. It was over quickly. The recovery was quick too.
i have to say, this is the very best thing I have done in a loooooong time!!! This is so worth it! i instantly felt better and i am so happy I did it!!! 5 months ago
not until next year! otherwise im going to have to pay out of my pocket (no way!); whats worse is that im going to have to wait until the summer. well, i could get it in january or spring break, but no thanks. 6 months ago
i am proud to say that i take excellent care of my teeth; yup, i floss, i brush, you name it…but the dentist said i need two fillings! How could that have happened? well, my wisdom teeth. damn our ancestors. my wisdom teeth are the ones that are causing problems with the back of my teeth! I want those things out ASAP!!! 8 months ago
I’m sitting here 5 days after the surgery and all is good. The only lingering side effect is that my tongue is still numb (nerve damage) which means I’m still talking a bit funny and eating some things is still a bit difficult. The surgery itself was nowhere near as bad as I expected. Take an ipod and you’ll be fine!! 12 months ago
Dentists have been telling me to do this for years because they will start to give me grief. They were right. I haven’t had any problems up until about a month ago but one tooth in particular has been playing up so as soon as I’m back from holiday it’s off to the oral surgeon I go. I can’t claim this on my medical insurance since it’s a pre-exisiting condition so this is going to cost $$. Double ouch. 16 months ago
How I did it: I got a teeth cleaning a few months ago and they suggested I get my wisdom teeth out before they move and crowd my bottom row of teeth any more, and since braces were expensive and there's no way I can do them again I knew I had to get the wisdoms out.
The procedure was an interesting experience. I'm still on day one of recovery, and I'm sure it'll get worse before it gets better, but at least I don't have an IV in my anymore - I think that was the strangest part. I didn't think I'd be freaked out by it, but I got kind of nervous. It helps to just relax and listen to the nurses telling you what a good job you're doing, lol.
I was completely knocked out for it, except for the two or three times I groggily awoke before the procedure was concluded. I remember feeling pressure, but not pain, as Dr. R worked on my bottom left tooth; and there were some times where I think I tried to kick my feet (yeah, I don't know either) and there were some dream-like thoughts going through my head...It was very, very strange. One minute I was congratulating myself on not having a total meltdown as they put in the IV, the next the nurse is all "Do you want to keep your teeth?"
...Though I'm not sure if that last part was real or not, don't take my word for it
My procedure took about an hour, as far as I can tell. My dad took me and helped with all the finances, because I'm under his insurance. I only needed 3 taken out (which is apparently pretty routine, as compared to people with nine wisdoms....I didn't even know you could get that many). They went over some of the after-care stuff: ice your cheeks for a few hours, change the gauze out as long as necessary, and other various (mainly food-related) instructions.
I'm not in a lot of pain right now, but I'm anticipating swollen cheeks come Wednesday. It's a good thing I have plenty of pudding and Supernatural to entertain myself with. Read how I did it… 2 years ago
I resisted doing it because my parents never had theirs removed, but for a few months, my teeth were just KILLING me. I figured it could be nothing else but my wisdom teeth pushing in. The dentist said I was correct and told me hi figured my parents just stuck out through the pain when they were my age because they were from a poverty stricken nation and didn’t have money to go to the dentist like we do now. I thought that made a lot of sense and decided that was the truth rather than thinking my whole life “my family doesn’t NEED wisdom teeth removed, psshhh”. My mom agreed that he is right she was only able to visit the dentist once before she came to America.
Well, I was very scared, but there is nothing to fear. You don’t feel anything because they gas you. If you are afraid of the doctor being innappropriate (there are a few reported cases and I also watched Horrible Bosses, lol, which made me very nervous about dentists LOL! And made female professionals look like we are not so innocent) just get a dentist with good reviews.
Well, anyway, afterwards, you are sleepy for 30 minutes and then you gain conciousness and know what is going on. You are bleeding a lot and it may hurt to chew food (as in your jaw is sore) so just eat soupy things and icecream or wahtever is easy to swallow and you don’t have to open wide. Don’t be afraid that food will get in the holes yet. There is blood coming out so it will just push everything out anyway. Wear your ice pack as often as possible.
For about 3 days, I was eating vegetable soups and ice cream and ate a few soft chewy things. My mom was scared I am not supposed to, but it was fine. I enjoyed practicing moving my jaw and hoped it will help.
The 4th day, I could eat more normally, but not fully and it hurt to eat thigns that needed a lot of chewing or was hard. My cheeks were also very big and people said I looked like a cute chickmunk.
About a week, it is okay for me to start eating normal foods but eat slowly.
2 weeks, I can eat normal foods and eat almost normal. Cheeks still big. Also, at this time, I have to wash out food from the holes to make sure that when they heal, food particles are not stuck there. It is kinda gross and weird to think about washing out holes in your mouth and a lot of food comes out!!! But it is okay, just do it and don’t think about it. Just like you brush and floss your teeth which you can think of as equally as gross, lol.
Well after a month, everything should be totally back to normal. Now it is several months later and its like nothing ever happened. This was INCREDIBLY WORTH IT because there is no longer any pain in my mouth!!!! YESSS! 22 months ago
I am so scared!! In fact, I have been really panicking for a few days now :( Athough I had been on the amoxocillan antibiotics, i had become resistant to them So i was still in some major pain. I didnt think that was right so i went to the doctor to make sure i was doing all the right things. He said i had become resistant to the antibiotics and put me on some different stronger ones. I can still feel pain and it hasn’t worked as well as i had hoped. I found out that an infection can stop the aneasthetic from working so i am really worried about that too. So the plan for tomorrow is to take my final antibiotic in the morning, take some vallium half an hour before the surgery and perrhaps some pain killers too, My appointment is at 11.30. The dentist said it would be about 20 mins per tooth and I’m getting out 3 of them. So an hour all up. God I feel sick even thinking about it. I have found that I am a bit dental phobic 23 months ago
after my entire life of my wisdom teeth not bothering, pinching, budging, or making themselves known in ANY way in my mouth…
WHAM! they start moving, pushing, & being completely unbearable little assholes after i lose my job & health insurance. how convenient of them!
the ever so gracious and selfless man in my life took me to get them taken care of (i love you, doll!). after a 20 minute morphine + valium nap, a very interesting ride home, & a fuzzy trip to rite aid… everything went well, i healed within a few days, and it’s been great ever since! and the best part of all… NO DRY SOCKET!!!
i will admit that i do miss the puree’d mac & cheese, frozen yogurt, and fruit shakes diet & the week long vic-buzz! _23 months ago
I have already had 1 out as an emergency. Now another one is starting to hurt so I am getting the last 3 out. 2 bottom ones that have erupted and a top one that has not. The oral surgeon said that the bottom ones are worse so I am really scared. I am having it done under local anesthetic by choice as I am more scared to have a general. He said it will take about 20 mins per tooth so thats 1 hour. anyway, Im just pretty scared about it 1 year ago