Have you had your wisdom teeth removed? Tell me about it!

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I want stories too! I’ve had some major jaw pain recently and two days ago realized it was coming from the area of my only wisdom tooth to have not grown in. I’m dreading hearing that it needs to be removed!  I’ve heard too many horror stories. :X

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yes, I had all for taken out at the same time!  honestly.. best drugs Ive ever had! lolol It wasnt really that painful to me, the only thing is.. is that some thing they gave me to go to sleep has an affect on females that can make them cry after its over.  I cried like a baby and had no idea why! lol  Cheeks were swollen for about a week and I couldnt eat anything solid.  Glad I did it!  Good luck!!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I had all four impacted and was a nervous wreck getting them out!  I wish I hadn’t been…it was no big deal!!  I was one of those weird people who had the easiest time with it.  I ate CHINESE FOOD the next morning (yeah, gross…I know.)  Very little to no pain, hardly any swelling, back on my feet in no time.

On the other hand, I did have prescription drugs and my cell phone…I made a lot of “druggie texts” to random people about how much I loved them…like my boss, my old professors, cousins I don’t typically speak to.  There was no rhyme or reason.  I just wish someone had taken my gosh darn cell phone away from me!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I had all four of my wisdom teeth pulled and it went perfectly. I didn’t have any problems and the pain was minimal. I think I took the pain killers the first day or two but after that, I just took advil if I felt pain. I did swell a bit and one side of my face bruised a little but other than that, I had no problems at all. Just make sure you do what the oral surgeon tells you to do after your surgery and you should be fine.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I lost 10 pounds in 4 days.  I am part of the population that reacts badly to vicodin so as long as their was pain I couldnt eat.

My wisdom teeth were still under the bone when they were removed.  I had stitches and everything.  I am sure you will be fine and when it is done you never have to deal with them again.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i had two that were impacted and honestly taking those two out were way better than taking out the ones that were growing straight out. the pain killers really helped. it really isn’t as bad as you’re thinking. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

My mom has terrified me because they broke her jaw when she was under, getting her teeth removed.  She woke up and her jaw was wired shut.  She was in pain for weeks.

 

Talk about a horror story.  Most other people I know who had them out just were in (a lot) of pain for a few days.  I hope I’m in the latter camp.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had all of them taken out at once.  My biggest advice to you would be to take some painkillers BEFORE the anesthesia wears off.  I made the mistake of waiting, and the pain set in before the pain killers took effect and I never really got full pain relief!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had my wisdom teeth out in october last year. I dont remember anything about the operation, part from being wheeled into theatre and they telling me to count to ten, I got to 1 and I dont remember the rest.

I found as long as I kept changing icepacks and keeping them on 24/7 I was fine and took the medication that they gave me religiously.  However, my only downfall was that I bit my tongue during surgery… and the left side of my tongue is still tingling 3 months later… I damaged a nerve. But its not too serious.. the feeling is coming back ๐Ÿ™‚

Other than that I had a good recovery and I got great service at my dentist. Including 2 checkup appointments after. A follow up phonecall the day after the operation to see how I was going.

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I got mine removed in high school so that’s been awhile ago. Didn’t have any pain when the first started to break through the gum but it felt like a popcorn kernel that was stuck there. Mine is a borderline horror story according to some people who have heard it. The dentist refused to give me general anesthesia since they said they don’t do that for any reason so it was all localized, thus I was awake the whole time. I have a phobia of needles and other surgical procedures but I was fine during it. In my mind, it was good that I was awake because I was aware of things that were going on that the dentist staff later denied doing. Toward the end of the procedure, they said they were almost done. At that point, I happened to glance at their tray where they said they all the teeth extracted and sitting there but there were only 3. Meanwhile I feel something lodged in the back of my throat but I can’t do anything about it because my tongue is numb and I have no way of communicating with them. Eventually I swallowed the 4th tooth which they claimed even weeks later was on their tray the whole time. That wasn’t near as bad in my opinion as when they sent us to the pharmacy to get a prescription for pills the size of my thumb that I could not even to open my mouth wide enough to get in, much less swallow. My grandma (who raised me) was on the phone demanding that the dentist get me some type of liquid Tylenol with Codeine that they were doing everything not to give me because that would be too easy. Once I was able to get that, I was out like a light for a week. When I was awake, the only things I was able to eat were jello and pudding and any beverages that I could drink through a straw.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

It’s not bad! I had all of them taken out at the same time, and it wasn’t horrible. My fiance just made sure that I was constantly drugged up (on my pain medications, of course, lol), and to be honest, I don’t really remember much! I don’t remember any pain or anything! I couldn’t eat much for a few days, but that gave me a great excuse to request tons of malts and soup! 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s been a while, but here’s what I remember – the drugs were awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ I was absolutely out cold for the entire surgery and when I woke up, I couldn’t feel a thing. I had all four removed at the same time, and my bottom two were impacted. My face was swollen for a while and I couldn’t eat solid food (yay for mashed potatoes, pudding, and Jell-o) for a few days, but it really wasn’t that bad. The most annoying part was the stitches for the impacted teeth – having suture material in my mouth just felt bizarre.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had my two bottom wisdom teeth taken out, both were impacted.  I actually had a bad reaction to the antibiotics they gave me, they made me nauseus for days!  The pain was no big deal, I didn’t even need the vicodin they gave me, I did fine on Advil.  I wasn’t even put under for the surgery at all, just had novicane and laughing gas, it was over in about 10 minutes.  No big deal…..good luck and don’t stress out about it.  You’ll feel fine after a few days.  Worst part is the swelling…it’s no fun looking like a chipmunk! haha =)

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

my experience was more like mrs caniche.  i lost 7 lbs in a week.  i had all 4 – impacted – removed.  terrible.  the roots were near my nerves so they were more difficult to get out.  i was miserable.  i just had this done 3 weeks ago and Im just back to eating solid food.  the worst part is the wholes that are left.  every time i eat i have to flush food from the wholes for the next 6-8 weeks.  its pretty gross.

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