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Wisdom Teeth To Get Them Out Or Not To Get Them Out


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#1 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 01:43 PM

I went to the dentist and was told I had 5 cavities. I got them all filled but then was told my wisdom teeth need to go. He showed me my x-ray and showed all 4 of them are coming in at a angle and not straight. This is called impacted teeth.

He said them sitting on top of each other can cause wear and they need to go.

They dont hurt me now. Only 1 has shown through and not even all the way.

I may never need them out. The thing is I am on my parents insurance now and it will be free.

If I wait till after 18 and they need out it will be like 1000 bucks.

I am very very afraid of being gassed out or even having this done.

Eating slop for a week is not that exciting i'm sure.

I have had 3 teeth pulled and several drilled. I can choose not to get gassed out at a hospital and let the dentist pull them or cut them out with just a few shots. But some say this is worse.

I just dont want to do it period. I hate people messing with my mouth.

Have you had your out? Was it bad?

What should I do?

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:19 PM

Hey cowsgonemadd3,
If you can get them out, paid for by your parents insurance plan now...go for it!
As for the type of procedure you choose, just remember when you are fast asleep on that hospital bed,the dentist may tend to pull a bit harder than he or she would than if you were sitting in their dentists chair in the office!
I had all four of mine out in the dentists office, just with freezing.Ya, it hurt for the better part of a week,but like yours,they had to go.
Let your Mom take care of you and make you some soups,so you don't have to eat slop. :thumbsup:
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:17 PM

Have them taken out now CGM3.

Many other problems might come up just a few years down the road to
complicate the procedure. I was almost 30 when I had to get mine taken out.
I was sick for almost two weeks because an infection had set in on one of the impacted WT's.
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 06:33 PM

Yes, CGM, the others are right - having them out now is not nearly as bad as waiting for problems later (and having it done free is wonderful!).

I dithered and dithered about having mine out - long enough for them to start pushing my other teeth out of perfect alignment - drat!

Perhaps if you speak with your dentist about your concerns, he/she will let you opt for simply taking a pill they give you prior to the procedures (such as a 'Valium'). Our daughter had it done this way and because she was awake throughout the procedure, it was done as gently as possible - and believe it or not, very little swelling or even pain later - and was back to school the very next day!
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 06:40 PM

To Keep or Not to Keep: Wisdom Teeth

When is the Best Time to Have my Wisdom Teeth Removed?

It is now recommended by specialists that impacted wisdom teeth be removed between the ages of 14 and 22 years whether they are causing problems or not. Surgery is technically easier and patients recover much more quickly when they are younger. What is a relatively minor operation at 20 can become quite difficult in patients over 40. Also the risk of complications increases with age, and the healing process is slower.


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Posted 19 October 2006 - 07:21 PM

I know You dont know me & I dont blame You if You dont trust My opinion. But I,m in My 50,s never been to a dentist , allthough I take very good care of My teeth. my wisdom teeth have caused Me more problems than You can imagine , not to mention have forced some of My other teeth to cause more problems. Which I have pulled Myself. ( not fun trust Me ), Now I,m in total pain constantly, cant even eat steak. I only have 2 wisdom teeth left. the rest I pulled myself. (not a good idea). I guess My point is. Please , Please get them out now, while its free. & trust Me it will be much less painfull than what I,m still going thru. Just My opinion. Good luck. Cowboy
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 07:23 PM

DIfferent people react differently to having their wisdom teeth extracted. For some, there is very little pain afterwards, for others considerably more. But if any get infected or impacted, it will be NO FUN, and you will have NO OPTIONS. I would certainly talk to your dentist, and perhaps schedule TWO sessions, so he could use locals instead of putting you completely under.
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 08:18 PM

My opinion is before any surgery get a Second opnion from another DDS.
Some info from the Mayo Clinic

Impacted wisdom teeth
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 10:30 PM

Austin get them OUT. It's worse if you wait. The older you are the worse it is. My brother waited til he was past 35 and he suffered a terrible time with it. Do it now while you are young. Then it will be over.. history. Don't do like I did and get one side out and then the other.. do them all at once. It REALLY REALLY might not be as bad as you fear. It really might not be.Be strong and brave and it will be over and done. Just git er done hehehe

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 10:32 PM

Wow 7 replies...very fast

I have had teeth pulled before with just shots. But not impacted ones where the thing has to be maybe broken out.

I was able to eat even with 3 holes in my mouth.

Needles are ok for me.

Not that I like them but the "not knowing whats going on" feeling I dont like. You get gassed out and you wake up...Well I am not sure.

I'm going to the dentist november 11 for teeth cleaning. I have till june 3rd before i'm 18 so I have a while to think about this.

I will prob have it done in may so I can eat cake on my B day lol

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 03:18 AM

I would recommend getting them pulled now. I had mine pulled in the Navy, by a wanna be dentist. It's not fun, but if you get them pulled now, you'll be better off down the road.
And if it's free now, it might not be later and it ain't cheap. :thumbsup:
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Posted 20 October 2006 - 05:44 AM

Having gas is not bad. Most likely it won't be gas but an iv of nitrous oxide. I have had it before myself and it is not bad. When I woke up I was very giggly. It was funny. For me I could not stand the idea of being awake and having pan. So, to each his own. But if it's covered by insurance now.. It really is best to get it over with.

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 09:26 AM

I'd get them out now IMHO. I had all 4 of mine pulled at the same time (took about an hour if I remember correctly). No gas, no nitro oxy clean stuff, just a few shots of novicane did the trick. I was sore the next day, but that was it. It didn't hurt any more than any other other dental procedure that I've had done either. Just some pulling is all I felt. Of course, I was in the Army at the time, was about 19 years old, so maybe they were suffering from budget cut backs and couldn't afford to knock me out? :thumbsup:

You may very well be awake the entire time. TBH (and this is somewhat funny), I fell asleep when the dentist was pulling my teeth! I woke up to find him poking me in the chest with his finger.....when I asked (and drooled on myself) what he was doing, his reply was "I thought you were dead!". Great, he thinks I'm dead, and instead of calling 911 or starting CPR, he uses his finger to poke me in the chest!

Honestly, it's not that bad. You'll be up and running in a day or 2 after you have it done. The day after I had it done, I had to go do parachute recovery in the field.....not fun though.
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Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:30 PM

From what I've read, (and what my oral surgeon told me) how easy/difficult the extraction is, or how badly they are impacted, all can have an effect on how much pain you experience, and how long recovery is. My teeth were very badly impacted. The extraction was difficult, and I couldn't eat solid foods for a week. My mouth swelled like crazy, and I was in a lot of pain. But, not everyone has that experience. It may not be that bad, or even no big deal (I envy you people who had little to no pain!!! :thumbsup: ).

But, even with all that pain, I'm still glad I got them out before a infection, tooth dacay, or a tumor (yes, a tumor!!! It apparently has happened!) set in. And...let's see...free, or $1000 out of your own pocket...gee, which would I choose? (sorry...couldn't resist! :inlove: )

I myself am very squimish when it comes to sugery...and I did not like the thought of someone cutting open my mouth, digging into my jaw, and yanking out my wisdom teeth! So, I was GLAD when the doc put me under!!! I did not want to be awake for that!!! But, if it is true that they are more gentle when you are awake (And you don't have "issues" like me :flowers: ), then I agree with everyone here: talk with your doc, and work something out. The insurance company probably won't mind, because it'll be cheaper than anesthsia!!! :trumpet:

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 10:58 PM

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