Post # 1
Our photographer was scheduled to take our ‘engagement’ pictures on May 5th and I ordered a super cute little dress from Anthro and am really excited about it… until…. My dentist said that I have to get my wisdom teeth out, I can do it next week! EEK! or wait until November! Not ideas sitting around with a sore jaw for 7 months so we decided to do it now… May 1st I will be going in to get them out and I am terrified that I will look like a chipmunk for our pictures.
We have allready had to postpone these pictures twice due to deployments and military nonsence and I feel like my photog might shoot me if we postpone again. What do you ladies think, Will I still look like a chipmunk after 4 days? Should I call and see if we can push it back again?
Post # 3
I would NOT get e-pics 4 days after getting wisdom teeth out. The chipmunk cheeks are definitely still in effect. My sister also got infected after (which I don’t think is too uncommon) and looked pretty bad for much longer! I wouldn’t take the chance.
Post # 4
That’s REALLY close. On day 4, mine started to (gross alert here) just gush blood for no reason. Im’ talking about literally a mouthful of blood within 2-3 minutes if I wasnt hanging over a sink spitting it out. And when I did that, it was so much blood it look like i just slaughtered a cow. But of course this was a rare case and the doctors said that had no idea what happen and that my stitches were fine, so I just sat in a ER for 9 hours until it clotted. I’m pretty sure I was still a little swollen and in pain though after 4 days. If you dont mind it though, it probably nothing a little photoshop cant fix up.
Post # 5
I had all four teeth pulled and a root cannal with just normal numbing shots and never got swollen… Maybe you won’t either?
Post # 6
Depends, are they all the way through?
Post # 7
I got all four of mine taken out and I never got swollen maybe it is different for everyone, hope it all works out for you.
Post # 8
It really, really depends on how much work they’re going to have to do. Can you give us some more details? Top teeth, bottom teeth, both? Are they impacted? Is this just a tooth pull or are they opperating?
Personally, I think that rescheduling your shoot or finding a dentist who can take your teeth out on another day are your best bets. Personally, I had to have surgery and I was miserable for weeks. (I had an extreme case and also had pieces of jaw bone removed, just keep that in mind.) So even if your face looks fine, there is a BIG possibility that you will feel crappy. Who wants to take pictures when they feel bad?
However, I’ve had friends and family just have their top teeth removed or just their teeth pulled and they were back to eating steak and running around just a day or two after.
I’m sorry that this is so frustrating. I hope it works out!
Post # 9
Four days may be cutting it close, but I think it depends on what type of healer you are. My cheeks were back to normal the second day and the third day I was off the meds. Of course my jaw was tender, and I was still careful, but all outward apearances were back to normal and I could talk and smile. I realize this is probably not a normal type of reaction. I think by the third morning you should be able to tell for sure if you will be able to make it or not and like pinkshoes mentioned photoshop can work wonders if you’re just a little puffy and not in too much pain to smile. Good luck getting it all worked out.
Post # 10
I didn’t have mine out… but my Fiance did. He was really swollen for more than a week. After a week the swelling started to go down. He looked almost normal two weeks after. But his were impacted into his jaw on both sides, so his were more “difficult” than most people’s wisdom teeth I think. But I wouldn’t want to have my photos taken that close to having them out.. just because everyone reacts differently and there’s no way to know until you have it done!
Post # 11
I had all four of mine taken out and never had significant bruising or chipmunk cheeks BUT I felt like crap for nearly a week. I had to take percocet and while I wasn’t in pain I was in a coma pretty much all the time. Even if you physically look normal you want to feel fantastic that day too.
I say reschedule and give yourself at least two weeks or more depending on any possible complications.
Post # 12
I would not cut it that close on pictures. If you have any sort of compliation with your healing process, you might not only look puffy, but you might still be feeling miserable as well, which will really effect the overall moods in the photos! You’ll want to be comfortable while taking them, I imagine!
Post # 13
ugh, thanks ladies, I am not looking forward to this but I am going to call our photographer again tonight and asker to push it back another week just to be safe.
two of them are just extractions but the top two need to be surgicly removed so I am guessing that is what causes the swelling, but I don’t know. When my sister got hers out a few years ago she was swollen for a week and was farily miserable. I really hope that doesn’t happen to me
Post # 14
Yea I’d definately push it back. PP said photoshop can work wonders, but altering the shape of your face is something not all photogs can do! Especially because you can see your mood in photos, its in the eyes & you can’t really change that.
My mouth was numb for at least 1 week, I couldn’t smile if I wanted to. I don’t think I had too much swelling, but I was really sore & bruised for about 2 weeks. My friend had his wisdom teeth removed a few months ago & it was like nothing happened, I was so jealous!!
I would just email the photog & tell them what happened. That they have a last minute opening to remove your wisdom teeth or you have to wait until November & your mouth already hurts. Anyone who has had to get their wisdom teeth removed will understand!
Post # 15
@globalmargaret: good idea to push it back, just to be on the safe side! maybe you could give your photographer a little extra $, flowers, or just something for being so flexible with the date constantly changing
Post # 16
lol, i can’t believe i’m going to do this… but to give you an idea of what chipmunk cheeks actually look like… (incase you have second thoughts on moving the date) this was me… on day 4.
(runs away and hides)