(Closed) Need some reassurance-wisdom teeth.

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

When is the soonest you can get an appointment for them to be removed? It took about 3-4 days for my cheeks to un-puff. I had mine under general (if that makes a difference). 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I didn’t bruise with mine, and my puffiness only lasted a couplle of days. If you could get yours removed very soon, I would!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@sheepandbear:  Why don’t you see if you can get them removed ASAP? They will be all healed up within a week and you wouldn’t have to worry about them!I put off having mine pulled for at least 5 years, and two f them were impacted- I’m SUCH a chicken shit! Ifinally had mine out 2 years ago via surgery, and every worst case scenario played out ! I had to be put under, then they had to remove some tissue, then I got dry socket, and even after all that I was absolutly fine after 10 days, like nothing happened. The pain didn’t actually start until the second day, and the swelling started after the 3rd day and lasted for about 2 days. 

 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@sheepandbear:  It sounds like you’re imagining things. My wisdom teeth are still in my mouth and yes there is sometimes a little pain when they’re breaking through the gums, but according to my x-rays they’re not pushing my teeth or anything like to make them crooked (that’s the only reason I’d have them out voluntarily unless I start to experience some SEVERE pain). I think you’re just fixating on this particular thing to worry about. It doesn’t really make sense that they would all of a sudden be pushing your teeth and you’d actually feel it. These sorts of things happen very gradually.

 

Just like tonsils coming out used to be the done thing, I’m wary of the wisdom teeth being removed trend. My dentist has been pestering me to have them out for years now, but i asked him why. He couldn’t give me a good reason. Just because I “may” have problems down the line somewhere isn’t a good enough reason. I will deal with that if/when it happens.

 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@sheepandbear:  I would leave them alone for now unless you get severe pain. If you do, your dentist can give you an injection of Marcaine which is a long-acting local anaesthetic.

Post # 11
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8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@sheepandbear:  Yup, that sounds like another possibility. Honestly, this close to your wedding I wouldn’t chance having them removed unless you do it like in the next week. Your dentist dropped the topic so I think you’re probably safe. With that said, you probably should have more discussions with your dentist to see if you should have them out at some point, but from what you describe, in my not so expert opinion, I think you’re fine lol.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

When I had my wisdom teeth removed, I was able to get an appointment for the consultation and tooth removal on the same day.  That was after calling my dentist and letting them know I was having them removed.  I would tell you try to get them out next week if you’re convinced it will bother you, because even with the recovery time, it was certainly worth getting them out for the peace of mind.  My recovery was probably about two weeks to feeling normal again, but I understand that is highly unusual for most people.  Good luck!

Post # 14
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483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@sheepandbear:  6??!! Are you a shark? lol kidding!! No mine weren’t bothering me, but my dentist warned me about them FOREVER, and what finally got me was when he said ” those teeth are like a time bomb in your mouth, and they could abses any minute, what if it happens while you’re abread?” ( I travel internationally ALOT), and all I could think of was some Cambodian “dentist” strapping my arms down and pouring whisky down my throat and yanking those suckers out in the middle of vacation. I was a big chicken and I just kept putting it off! 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

@sheepandbear:  You will know if your wisdom teeth are giving you cause for concern – infection, swelling, a lot of pain. If they’re not bothering you right now, don’t even worry about it. I had all 4 out under general anaesthetic – one was partially erupted and causing me a lot of pain, and the other 3 weren’t even close to erupting. I had them all out at once because I didn’t want to go back for seconds! I did swell up (I was really skinny when I had them out, so I kinda liked having a bit more ‘padding’ on my face) and I had one bruise on my jaw bone. Recovery wasn’t fun, but I got through.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I stressed out about mine for ages but was eating in a cafe within 3 days and un-puffed totally within a week! (if you do get them out go to a really good dentist/surgeon…it makes all the difference) That said I only got them out to do adult braces (yeah…eye roll) and they hurt a bit as they came through but were in my mouth for 5 years before I did anything about them.

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