(Closed) Wisdom Teeth Coming Out…..15 days before we leave for our DW!!

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 32
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748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You should be fine. I’m having gall bladder surgery 3 weeks before my wedding (I’m one week after you!). Fingers crossed for both of us 😉

Post # 33
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

All at once! 15 days will be fine. You can eat what you want, and you shouldn’t be swollen. You’ll still need to be careful (no drinking with a straw), but otherwise dandy!

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

@IUrebekah3RT:  Oh no! Emotionally, getting teeth pulled feels like a way bigger deal than it really is physically. No matter what you decide, I’m sure that everything will be perfect on the day of your wedding! If you get scared, just think of Bill Murray and Steve Martin in Little Shop of Horrors. Always makes me laugh!

Post # 35
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Do all 4 at once because if you swell, you swell just once. If you did it once, recovered, and then had the others removed, you have to wait longer to recover. I personally did not have to deal with a swollen jaw, I was even able to work a graveyard shift that night. I have also heard from others that a root canal is worse then removing widsom teeth.

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@IUrebekah3RT:  My surgeon told me I’d be back to work on Monday (having the surgery on Friday).  I wasn’t back to work until the following Monday.  He said that that the roots caused more complications to extract than he anticipated….by the x-rays he had previously told me it could be done in office, and only because I elected for sedation did he schedule for the hospital.  So, keep in mind (as you know), they can only give their best guess….which is why I suggested figuring out your “worst case scenario” and deciding from there, because nothing is guaranteed.

 

Lots of PPs have said that it’s no problem, but of all the people I know, about half have had complications.  That could be due to older age of procedure (we don’t heal well as teenagers do), but I can only go on my experience.

 

Best of luck!

 

Post # 37
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Bumble bee

Definitely option 2 – have them all out.  General anaesthetic has risks, and although the risks are small, you still don’t want to be having a general more often than you have to.  Just get it done the once, have them all out, and if necessary, eat mushy food for a while.

ETA: I say this on the basis of your seeming quite determined to be asleep when this happens.  If you were open to the idea of having it done with some local anaesthetic and a bit of IV sedation in the dentist’s office, then I would recommend just having the one out before the wedding, and then having the other 3 out after the wedding.

Post # 39
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hi, as a dentist, can I offer another option? If your dentist has said a root canal is possible, this tells me the decay is deep, but not too compromising of the tooth structure. He may be able to drill out the decay, and take out some of the nerve and put antibiotics inside the tooth, and a temporary filling. In Australia, this would cost about $200-$250 without insurance. Your dentist may know this procedure as an extirpation. This gets you out of pain, and would allow you to enjoy your wedding without worrying about extractions beforehand. When you return, then book in with the surgeon for all 4 out under general anaestahesia.

However, if the decay is too extensive, this may not be possible, but it’s cetainly what I would do in your situation! Good luck!

Post # 40
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@IUrebekah3RT:  Option 2: 2. Have all 4 taken out at the same time. I got them taken out last year and it took literally 15 min and did not even swell up…I spent some time finding the right oral surgon and the one I had found had even 30+ reviews telling the same thing (no swelling etc.). I would have all 4 taken out! Also you might loose even a bit of weight…no solid food in the first days…)

 

 

 

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had a terrible but very uncommon experience after having all four of my wisdom teeth extracted 4.5 years ago (at age 28).  Two were impacted, two were not.  I had them out the Tuesday before Thanksgiving in 2008 with the intent of just taking the long weekend to recover.  Initially everything seemed to be fine, to the point where Darling Husband (then BF) left me on Thursday morning to vist family for the weekend.  But somehow by Friday afternoon I had ended up with a cheek infection and had to be put on pretty heavy painkillers and antibiotics until the following Monday when the oral surgeon could finally get me in for an examination and to drain my cheek.  My recovery progressed pretty normally after that, except that my cheek remained crazy swollen for an extra week and I experienced jaw stiffness and pain that prevented me from fully opening my mouth for a couple months (that part’s not entirely uncommon though).

Like I said, what I experienced was very uncommon.  Most people I know who have had their wisdom teeth removed, even in their late 20s and early 30s, are fine in a few days.  But I would probably go for a temporary treatment now to stop the pain and deal with the extraction after the wedding, just in case.

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@StarryNight2011:  +1.

My wisdom teeth were severely impacted and hadn’t come in fully.  One of them was butted up against the root of another tooth.  I had mine surgically removed under IV sedation when I was 20 and by 2 weeks later (really, by the next week), the swelling had gone down completely and I felt pretty much okay.  I still had some pain, but they had to cut waaay down to get the aforementioned tooth out.  

Since yours aren’t that bad, getting all four of them taken out should be fine two weeks out from your wedding.  You may have to be careful of what you eat and you’ll have to keep the sockets clean, but other than that, you should be okay.

Definitely at least discuss alternatives to anesthesia with your doctor.  This may just be my bad experiences with it talking, but I would try to stay awake if possible.

Post # 43
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

15 days should be fine. I was back to normal in about 5. FH was eating solid food even sooner than I was I think. JUST MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW YOUR POST OP INSTRUCTIONS PERFECTLY.

No straws, no smoking, no spitting (just let water fall out of your mouth), etc. etc. Do everything EXACTLY as instructed. Wisdom tooth removal won’t cause any problems for your Destination Wedding, but dry socket sure as hell would.

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