Post # 1
So I was told a a teenager I needed my wisdom teeth out. At that point in time it would have been a simple procedure since the roots hadn’t fully developed but I chickened out. Then I went back to the dentist as an adult and she told me my wisdom teeth had developed cavities And needed to come out sooner. Fine, i was a big girl, I could handle it. She then went on to tell me that my teeth had grown hooked roots since I waited so long instead of getting them removed as a teen and the extraction procedure would be highly difficult. They weren’t bothering me at the time so I chickened out. Now one of them is really painful. Because of my particular situation they may have to chip away jaw bone to get it out. This holds risk of nerve damage and paralysis. I know normal rooted extractions are fairly simple and I wouldn’t be afraid of them. I don’t need advice from people who’ve had normal extractions. Good for you. if anyone’s had experience with hooked root extractions I’d really appreciate any input, stories, or advice. My surgical consult is tomorrow and I’m scared out of my wits. I just want it to be over with.
btw I need all 4 out, but only 2 are hooked and only 1 is causing pain at the moment.
Post # 3
@Aquaria: That is an unfortunate situation you are in bud it will get better! I know, you did ask for advice of people who had hooked root extractions, I didnt have those but I had a fair bit of work done with my teeth. I had my wisdom teeth removed as a teen but because some of them were still so “deep” in the jar, I had a full anaesthesia and a proper surgery where I had also some jar bone removed. It wasn’t that nice and the weeks after the surgery hurt like hell… It was a pain to keep the wounds and stitches clean, I only ate babyfood for weeks and looked like a hamster.
Anyways, the reason I am telling you this it that the surgery wasn’t the easiest as the teeth were so deep and I also had some bone removed. Unfortunately I lost a grinder last year and now have a gap. I am going to get an implant which requires quite a bit of a procedure. Similar thing to what you have mentioned, there needs to be bone removed and there are risks involved because of the nerv tracts and what not. My dentist has a 3D X-ray machine, those x-rays are fairly expensive but really worth it. They will show her where the nerv tracts run, how deep she can drill and so forth, without damaging anything. Maybe you could get a 3D X-ray done too?