Post # 1
hi ladies, yeah i went to the dentist today and they told me i should have the wisdom teeth removed. I told them i wanted to be knocked out but now i am thinking about the cost. I do have insurance but it is cigna dental ppo. I was told that is 400 dollars to be put under. I am really freaking out about the cost. I want it to have it done before the wedding though. Has anybody had their wisdom teeth out and so how did it cost and were you knocked out??
Post # 3
Ugh. I’m sorry! I’m afraid I can’t be much help though, I still have mine. If it’s any consolation though both my sisters had theirs out and they recovered in no time! Hope it goes well for you.
Post # 4
Oh hey, I wasn’t UNDER for mine. They gave me valium and laughing gas. It’s MUCH cheaper. I didn’t even have dental insurance when mine were out.
I know most people get put under under for theirs, but I wasn’t. I did have to be carried out of the dental office. The medication really makes you stupid and out of it. So ask your orthodontist if, for a few hundred bucks cheaper, there is another option. I promise you won’t even know they’re in your mouth if you’re awake. I mean you’re awake, but you’re not really there. You’re off in la la lollipop land.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Do you need all four pulled? I only had one(!) so they just used a local anasthetic and numbed me up pretty good. It hurt like a beeyotch once the meds wore off, though…
Post # 6
Are they impacted (that’s the right word right?) When I got my wisdom teeth taken out, I was completely under and you wake up wondering if they’ve even done the surgery and where are you, and why does your mouth feel like a cotton ball. haha. But two of my teeth were impacted and had to be broken apart for removal. Don’t know if I could have stomached the "noises" of having them removed. Does that make sense? But I’m a big sissy about teeth so if you can handle that and/or if you’re completely out of it like ejs4y8 says, I wouldn’t worry about not going under.
Post # 7
yeah i have to have all 4 of them out, they all came in though they arent impacted.
Post # 8
I had two impacted wisdom teeth taken out a few years ago. I just had laughing gas and novicane. It was about a 10 minute surgery and I don’t think it would’ve even been worth the trouble of being put under. I didn’t feel any pain and it was over really quickly. I would suggest just doing laughing gas and a good pain killer, the extra cost isn’t worth it for such a quick procedure.
Hope this helps!
Post # 9
I had two impacted wisdom teeth but they took out all four. I was under, but I actually woke up through the middle of the surgery! All I remember is trying to get out of the chair and the ortho saying "Whoa, not quite done yet…" and then I was asleep again. If your’s aren’t impacted, I would suggest the same as everyone else — just get a local or use the gas. With the ones that aren’t impacted, the swelling isn’t as bad and it won’t hurt as much afterwards.
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel
I had all four of mine removed, but I wasn’t put under – just saw novocaine and I was good to go. I’d recommend local anaesthetic if that’s an option!
Post # 11
I was definitely under for mine! There’s no way I could be awake for something like that. I don’t handle blood and stuff like that well. Eek!
Post # 12
I was put under for mine. Mine were completely impacted on the nerve. OUCH!
Good luck and I’m sorry about the extra stress!!
Post # 13
I had all 4 taken out all at once and one was impacted
You’re so out of it even if you’re not "under" that you don’t even HEAR them drilling around in your mouth doing God knows what. I don’t remember a THING. I was out. And teeth drilling gives me the heebie jeebies. Mom woke me up, gave me my pill, and came back to find me passed out on the bed. It hit so hard I couldn’t even put clothes on. She had to DRESS ME for my dentist appointment, get me to the car (i think dad carried me), strap me in, and she and my brother dragged me in there until the nurses took over. Then they dragged me out half an hour later. I called my boyfriend at the time apparently, too, and remembered nothing.
Then slept ALL day long. And then took vicodin for the next week. Oh it helped so much. It sucks, but there is definitely much worse pain. The wrost part is when you get food stuck in the holes….ew.
So if you can’t afford it, consider something like what I did. I really don’t know the difference. When I had some gyno work done, they gave me *something* like that via an IV and apparently I was totally cool with whatever they were doing there. I was totally out for that one. Felt nothing. Hubby said I looked drugged up something fierce. Plus, have you ever been put under? You wake up so out of it and nauseus. Oh, man. It’s bad.
They definitely have stuff strong enough to knock you out without putting you under. Save your money!!! Go buy yourself someting pretty afterwards since you can’t eat basically =].
Post # 14
This is my experience:
Went into the dr., went under, opened my eyes a little while later and was all done! My mom drove me and took care of me. Healing was THE WORST and I was swollen, sooo sooo swollen.
Oh and mine were impacted
Post # 15
I was put under. Mine were impacted so it was a longer surgery, but my brother just had his pulled with novacane and laughing gas, much cheaper!
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)
I wasnt under for mine either… and it went pretty well.
I dont remember how much … it was 8 years ago