(Closed) Wisdom tooth pain a week before wedding

posted 3 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

That’s bad luck. When I got mine out my jaw swelled and my mouth could only open half an inch. I had to live on protein shakes and jello for 14 days. I lost 10 lbs. I have a friend who was fine and went back to their life the next day, eating streak and corn on the cob… It depends on the person and severity that the tooth is impacted. See a dentist and get their opinion. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

Really, only an oral surgeon is going to be able to tell you because it is dependent on many factors.  My wisdom tooth extraction took 90 seconds total from the time I sat in the chair, no swelling, and pretty much normal in three days (though I stayed on soft foods and followed the instructions for a bit longer than I probably needed to because I was ridiculously afraid of dry socket).  But I know people who have had experiences closer to the PP and were out of commission for 7-10 days.

Also, from your post it sounds like the tooth is just finally starting to show and that’s what the problem is?  Or is it that he has the wisdom tooth already and it’s becoming impacted/infected?  If it’s the former, keep in mind that unless it’s actually crowding out his other teeth or is impacted, a dentist or oral surgeon likely isn’t going to take it out just for funsies.  Many people never get their wisdom teeth out.  Has his dentist ever mentioned them before?  They should have been visible on x-rays – I have a couple that never came in, but my dentist can see them below the surface on x-ray and commented that if they ever make an appearance I’ll need to have them removed because I do not have enough room. 

And also, if it’s just that a wisdom tooth is making an appearance – babies manage to survive the exact same thing – he may have some discomfort, but should be ok with some pain relievers and eventually be ok.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Ugh that sucks! You should probably get him to the dentist asap. Maybe it’ll turn out to be infected and he can take antibiotics, or even a cavity and he could get it filled. I’m betting the dentist can help. 

Also, is the tooth all the way in? Mine have come in and gone back down probably 20 times. It hurts for a few days, then it goes away and I’m fine for another few months. Is his pain like teething, or much worse than that?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I would do symptomatic treatment and do surgery upon return. Surgery is going to have too many risky post op complications I think and I would hate for him to be swollen (cause he probably would be) for pictures and in more pain for the trip. Maybe see the surgeon for medication stronger than over the counter stuff to get you by. 

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Swaneset Bay Resort & Country Club

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jessicaxo11 :  I’m not a dentist and I don’t work in that industry at all. But I am a nurse and that area you are pointing out appears to be a canker sore which is what’s causing his pain. They can be very painful. There isn’t much that can be done for them unless infected as the often go away on their own. Defined see a dentist for their opinion though! 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Ouch!!! I just wanted to say I agree with PP and think you should see if you can treat the symptoms and do an extraction when you come home. I had to have mine out and had swell and some bruising on my face (I’m very fair complexed). I hope you feel better fast.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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jessicaxo11 :  I have a slightly crooked tooth and on occasion I have bitten my cheek hard. When the sore develops you need to take action to heal it ASAP. Because the longer it is there the more likely you are you continue biting it. Rinse with salt water after eating. If you think it may be infected, put a little bit of Orajel on it to numb the area, rinse with Listerine and use a Q-tip to gently wipe away dead tissue and then rinse again. Then get some Vitamin C tablets and take as recommended. Taking Vitamin C is the best way to speed up the healing process of oral injuries. It won’t do anything to fix the tooth but it will help with the canker sore. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

for tooth pain from wisdom teeth coming in, i used baby oragel (what you use for babies teething, same thing), aleve(been told it works better for teeth than other pain relievers), orabase(if it is rubbing on the cheek that will numb up the area rasions in mouth), warm salt water rinse (did these when I had wisdom teeth partially in)

 

good luck, seeing someone on monday is a good plan, but scheduling an extraction can definitely take more than a week

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