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Title: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: tessspoon on September 18, 2007, 06:51:15 PM
Still have mine so far - well, three of them anyways, as the fourth never came in at all. :P
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 18, 2007, 08:41:11 PM
Yeap. I had mine taken out my freshman year of college. Hard to believe it's been that long!
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: PirateKingChris on September 18, 2007, 08:59:50 PM
And lose my wisdom? :P

Seriously though, I'm hoping they never push the other teeth, never become a problem.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: tessspoon on September 18, 2007, 09:10:44 PM
I have to get mine out at the beginning of next year, which will be (bad) interesting as I've never had surgery since I was 2.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Yonkey on September 18, 2007, 11:30:34 PM
I had mine taken out 9 years ago, when I was 16. 
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: hercrabbiness on September 19, 2007, 12:28:01 PM
I never got them for some reason. ::)
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: icarus on September 19, 2007, 01:12:12 PM
they were all taken out. That's the main reason I'm completely insane  :crugs:
the first time they took 2 teeth out  my face got all colors of the rainbow. It looked really bad. Luckily it didn't hurt.
The second time all went normal. I only had a lot of pain afterwards.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 19, 2007, 07:55:54 PM
I had mine taken out about a year after I got my braces. We figured it'd be best to go ahead and get them out than they start coming in after my braces were gone. Didn't want more dental work done :P
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Deloria on September 20, 2007, 08:26:44 AM
Oddly enough, the only reason (or so they say ::)) my parents even married was so they could see how many wisdom teeth their offspring would have since they each only had their top two. Though it shall probably be a few years before I need deal with them. :)
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Gilgamesh on September 20, 2007, 08:55:44 AM
And lose my wisdom?

No, they won't be pulled out.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Rosella on September 20, 2007, 04:46:27 PM
Haven't gotten them yet, but I think my brother had to get his removed. :P
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: racx_00 on September 20, 2007, 08:19:31 PM
I still have them! I'll never lose my wisdom!
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 21, 2007, 05:39:25 AM
Hey, I didn't lose my wisdom even though they were taken out.

Now...can I stand on a wobbly chair to change a lightbulb? :P
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: racx_00 on September 21, 2007, 08:27:28 PM
Hey, I didn't lose my wisdom even though they were taken out.

Now...can I stand on a wobbly chair to change a lightbulb? :P
Hmm... certainly *hands Cat a wobbly chair and watches anxiously to see her fall over* :P
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: TribeHasSpoken on September 22, 2007, 05:19:26 AM
I had mine taken out four years ago, and elected not to be sedated for it (obviously local anesthesia was still applied).
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 22, 2007, 05:30:14 AM
OUCH! I went completely under, but they also had to dig for mine :P
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: dew7 on September 23, 2007, 07:01:30 AM
Mine have been removed as well and I was under local as well and not completely knocked out --- It was not too bad considering all I have been through with cancer

 ::)
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Petra Rocks on September 23, 2007, 12:11:06 PM
Still have mine. :P
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: dark-daventry on September 24, 2007, 01:09:18 PM
According to my Orthodontist, I am due to have all four of my wisdom teeth removed before I'm twenty. My mom says she's going to set up the surgery sometime during a vacation or over the summer, so that I don't miss any school. And I am NOT looking forward to getting my teeth pulled out. I've never had to get teeth pulled before, so I'm just very scared about what may happen... XD
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 24, 2007, 02:49:24 PM
so I'm just very scared about what may happen... XD

Well, besides the orthodontist taking a hunk out of my cheek...and having one hole on the opposite side that didn't want to heal, so I was in pretty severe pain for about three days..I didn't have any problems :P
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Yonkey on September 24, 2007, 08:02:38 PM
I don't remember being in any serious pain when I had mine taken out.  It's more like a nagging toothache, and you're forced to eat slop like applesauce and soup. :P
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: hercrabbiness on September 24, 2007, 11:07:01 PM
I've never had to get teeth pulled before, so I'm just very scared about what may happen... XD
Although I never got wisdom teeth, I did have two of my other teeth pulled out (they were misshapen baby teeth that stayed in for years and years because the permanent teeth never bothered to show up).

The procedure itself is okay, albeit a bit long. It doesn't hurt too bad afterwards; it's only mildly annoying. The worst part, in my opinion, was how gross everything tasted the following week... how the heck can vampires stand blood?? :dead:
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: dark-daventry on September 25, 2007, 01:38:13 PM
Thank you SO much for these images!  ::) [/sarcasm] Well, I am not too fond of either soup OR  applesauce, so eating will be a big pain in the butt after getting all four of my wisdom teeth removed... XD I can just imagine the type of pain I'll be in... XD
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 25, 2007, 02:34:48 PM
That's what pain pills are for :P
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: icarus on September 25, 2007, 02:49:27 PM
Thank you SO much for these images!  ::) [/sarcasm] Well, I am not too fond of either soup OR  applesauce, so eating will be a big pain in the butt after getting all four of my wisdom teeth removed... XD I can just imagine the type of pain I'll be in... XD
that would be 2 visits. The first for the right side and the second for the left side. That way you can still eat a little bit.
Mine didn't hurt it only gave me a rainbow face. The second time was more annoying pain than really pain.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Delling on September 25, 2007, 03:06:02 PM
that would be 2 visits. The first for the right side and the second for the left side.

Hah! If only, I had all four of my wisdom teeth out and a normal tooth taken out in one go... oh, and they installed a chain on a tooth in the palate to drag it out... ... I should stop reminiscing about now...
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 25, 2007, 07:29:33 PM
lol, at least I'm not the only one who had the chain :P Technically, it was a baby tooth taken out and then the chain attached...and within the year, the four wisdom teeth :P
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Zelly on September 26, 2007, 04:57:45 AM
I had to have mine removed with two separate surgeries, the second worse than the first though because my teeth were completely sideways in my jaw. (pointed forward instead of up)
I was put on demerol (sp) and slept 20 hours of the day for an entire week.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: racx_00 on September 27, 2007, 01:58:24 AM
Well, besides the orthodontist taking a hunk out of my cheek...and having one hole on the opposite side that didn't want to heal, so I was in pretty severe pain for about three days..I didn't have any problems :P
Charming... really makes me wanna lose some teeth! :P
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: dark-daventry on October 02, 2007, 11:35:32 AM
Well, besides the orthodontist taking a hunk out of my cheek...and having one hole on the opposite side that didn't want to heal, so I was in pretty severe pain for about three days..I didn't have any problems :P
Charming... really makes me wanna lose some teeth! :P

I know, doesn't it? Well, the orthodontist said that if my teeth are compacted, it will be harder to get them out, thus I'd likely be in more pain. I am not exactly looking forward to getting teeth pulled, so I hope all goes well. And I've never been put under anesthetics, so that just makes me worry more... XD
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: racx_00 on October 04, 2007, 12:16:07 AM
My wisdom teeth are actually causing me a bit of pain at the moment... but yeah nothing to worry about. Anesthetics might make you feel a little sick but you shouldn't worry, you'll be fine.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: dark-daventry on October 07, 2007, 11:06:25 AM
I bet I'll be really tired after though. My mom got some anesthetics once, and she was so tired, she had to have me cook her a pizza. She couldn't get up off the couch she was so tired.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: racx_00 on October 09, 2007, 08:56:11 AM
YAY! An excuse to be lazy. XD
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: dark-daventry on October 10, 2007, 06:32:20 AM
That's always a good thing! That's the only upside I can think of, but it certainly is a good excuse. It's an excuse to watch TV all day and not get yelled at, and I can miss work for it too!
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Gilgamesh on October 10, 2007, 12:01:52 PM
I've heared in the hospital that all my wisdom has to be pulled out.

Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: PirateKingChris on October 10, 2007, 01:30:10 PM
Alas, Gilgamesh, you'll never be an owl.  ::)
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: racx_00 on October 11, 2007, 07:37:23 AM
After Cedrick, does anyone want to be an owl...? XD
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Deloria on October 12, 2007, 07:59:51 AM
After Cedrick, does anyone want to be an owl...? XD
I did! :P But that has more to do with family heraldry than anything else. ::)
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: PirateKingChris on October 12, 2007, 09:36:48 AM
Aww cmon, Owl from Winnie the Pooh is cool :P

And who would have thunk it, a post about teeth going so long.  :o
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: tessspoon on October 12, 2007, 09:59:36 AM
And who would have thunk it, a post about teeth going so long.  :o
Really. When I created it I was hoping at least a few people would respond to it, and it turned out I created a whole new conversation. :P
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: hercrabbiness on October 12, 2007, 12:50:31 PM
Aww cmon, Owl from Winnie the Pooh is cool :P

Anyone who spells their name W-O-L is automatically cool. XD
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: koko_99_2001 on October 14, 2007, 03:51:43 PM
Tessy, it's because we love you! :D
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Karygurl on October 15, 2007, 07:26:49 PM
I got my wisdom teeth out in August and my gums still have holes in them; my problem was that I got dry socket and was brushed off by my oral surgeon until it was too late to fix it, jerk. Ah well.

All four of my wisdom teeth were impacted, growing into my molars and into my jawbone too, and considering how bad it was supposedly, I guess it wasn't terrible. My problem was that the surgeon said to call if I had really intense pain, because that's a symptom of dry socket, which is more of a pain in the ass than actually painful. I called him and the nurse couldn't fit me into the schedule until over a week later, when he looked at me, said, "Well too late to do anything now" and sent me on my not-so-merry way. It's not painful, it just means that the holes in your gums heal VERY slowly. Like, I got mine out in August and they're still not closed up yet. I feel like sharing this, because no one told me WTF dry socket was, just to BEWARE! :P

Also, I like Owl, and owls in general. Just not Cedric. I left him on the island with the harpies the first time around and man, did that make the ending disappointing.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: tessspoon on October 16, 2007, 01:45:35 PM
Tessy, it's because we love you! :D
Aww, thanks. :)

I'll have to keep that in mind when I get mine done next year.

I *hate* harpies. They always kill me in Serious Sam. I wouldn't want to give them the pleasure of getting to eat Cedric anyways. :P
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: dark-daventry on October 19, 2007, 09:02:36 AM
I got my wisdom teeth out in August and my gums still have holes in them; my problem was that I got dry socket and was brushed off by my oral surgeon until it was too late to fix it, jerk. Ah well.

All four of my wisdom teeth were impacted, growing into my molars and into my jawbone too, and considering how bad it was supposedly, I guess it wasn't terrible. My problem was that the surgeon said to call if I had really intense pain, because that's a symptom of dry socket, which is more of a pain in the ass than actually painful. I called him and the nurse couldn't fit me into the schedule until over a week later, when he looked at me, said, "Well too late to do anything now" and sent me on my not-so-merry way. It's not painful, it just means that the holes in your gums heal VERY slowly. Like, I got mine out in August and they're still not closed up yet. I feel like sharing this, because no one told me WTF dry socket was, just to BEWARE! :P

I'll keep this information in mind when I get my wisdom teeth pulled. I'm hoping that I don't get dry socket, because it sounds pretty painful.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: copycat on December 27, 2007, 04:39:07 PM
I have four, yes, four, wisdom teeth, that's where my geniality comes from. Haven't visited a dentist for years now. But even when I was, they still look the same now than they did then, and she never said anything about taking them out. So if they never start acting up, I'm going to keep them. Especially now when I read all these posts. I think there's not one of them that has 'emerged' properly.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Storm on December 29, 2007, 06:51:01 AM
And lose my wisdom?!?!? :o

I also have all four of them, and they never gave me any trouble. Maybe it's because I have such a big mouth :P
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: tessspoon on January 21, 2008, 09:36:11 PM
Had my consultation today. Apparently I'm lucky as not only do I only have three, the one I'm missing is on the bottom which are harder or less painful or something. And the other two will be pretty easy to get out. I'll be put to sleep though (my mother wasn't, and she said she really wished she had been)

Gee, I just love to have surgery during spring break. ::)
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: koko_99_2001 on January 22, 2008, 05:30:59 AM
That's when I had mine. I said I would be in bed for at least four or five days...I was only needing to be in bed for a couple, but I stayed in bed those extra days just to rest up. If only I had known how easy that semester was in comparison to the other 10 or 11 I went through :P
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Shades2585 on January 22, 2008, 06:08:00 AM
I had all four of my wisdom teeth taken out and I was put to sleep. I wasn't in bed at all aft3erwords and no real pain really. I just played games for a couple days. Hopefully yours will go as well.  :D
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Tage7 on March 20, 2008, 09:17:04 PM
Let me tell you a story of a boy who said he would never get his wisdom teeth taken out!

He was in his late teens. A few visits, across several months, to the dentist resulted in three separate orders to get his wisdom teeth taken out. He refused. After all, they did not cause him any pain whatsoever. He kept hearing horror stories of wisdom teeth pullings. His resolution not to get his wisdom teeth taken out only strengthened. His wisdom teeth started to poke out through the skin. It was neat. There was no pain. He would not have to get his wisdom teeth taken out after all! :thumbsup:

One day, he woke up. This day was different than all the rest. He could not open his jaw all the way. Well, in truth, he could; however, the wider his mouth opened the more pain he received. Sure enough, it was his wisdom teeth. They had betrayed his trust. They apparently did not want to be part of the cool crowd that never caused pain. Little did those backstabbers know, late night parties with the molars and incisors would become a thing of the past. This boy decided to have them removed.

He and his mother arrived at the dental surgeon's office early. He could not wait to get these punks out of his mouth. When he was called in to the back, he was assured that he would experience no pain. They gave him an anesthetic through his blood stream. It burned as it went up his arm, and he told the surgeon so. The only reply he got was, "Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that." The next thing this boy knew, he was in his own bed at home. He felt woozy from the drugs, but he felt no pain.

Hours later, it hit him as the medication wore off. "HOLY CRAP! This hurts!" he said to himself. His mother, being the merciful person she is, gave him pain killers. As he inspected his mouth with his tongue, he noticed cotton balls wedged in the back of his mouth. They were soaked with blood. His mother told him the cotton balls were necessary to prevent dry sockets. So it became a daily routine of removing and replacing the cotton balls. It hurt at first when he took out the cotton balls because the wounds were not completely healed. However, later, this pain lessened as another one increased. His teeth were sore from clamping down on the cotton balls for so long. After a few weeks of this routine, his wounds were healed to the point where they no longer needed cotton balls. "HECK YEAH!" he shouted. No longer would he have to endure the taste of constant blood in his mouth. "WOO HOO!" he thought to himself.

But this was not the end of his problems. It was late at night when it happened. He was brushing his teeth. One little bristle merely tip-toed across one of his partially-healed wounds. :o "YEEEEEOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!" He yelled so loud he felt as if the neighbors had heard him. From then on, he became extra careful when he brushed his teeth.

Today, he will tell you that he is extremely happy that his wisdom teeth are gone. Well, technically, they are partying by themselves inside a little yellow envelope which is stored inside a drawer.

:suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer:
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: tessspoon on March 20, 2008, 09:42:42 PM
Lovely story to read when you're getting yours out in 3 days. :P
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Tage7 on March 20, 2008, 10:08:49 PM
Lovely story to read when you're getting yours out in 3 days. :P

:suffer: :suffer: :suffer: I am to entertain. ;D :P

Well, keep in mind the key points in my story. Always switch your cotton balls out, and as a side note, do not stop putting them back in until the wounds have mostly healed or you'll increase the chance of getting dry sockets. The worst part is not the wounds' pain. It's the tasting of blood constantly throughout the day as well as the pain your teeth will feel from clamping down on the cotton balls all day long. Once it's over though and they're fully healed, you will never have to worry about them again for the rest of your life. Keep that in mind when you're dealing with this ordeal. :)
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Shades2585 on March 21, 2008, 06:09:54 AM
Maybe I'm just lucky as I had all four taken out at once and never had a problem. I was back at school in three days.  :D
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Tage7 on March 21, 2008, 08:31:48 AM
Maybe I'm just lucky as I had all four taken out at once and never had a problem. I was back at school in three days.  :D

:o Lucky!
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: icarus on March 23, 2008, 08:13:15 AM
back in 3 days? I could have come back to school the day after. The trouble was it was done during my holidays.
As already told the second time was the worst time, and since I had some days off I stayed the second day in bed reading books. The first time only give me a rainbow cheek.. The surgeon told me the next time that that could be an effect of the local anesthetic.
Title: Re: Thy Newe Lost and Founde Threade
Post by: tessspoon on March 23, 2008, 08:52:30 PM
Haven't been posting much lately, and I don't know how much I'll be doing so the next couple of days, depends on how I feel after my surgery tomorrow for my wisdom teeth. :P
Title: Re: Thy Newe Lost and Founde Threade
Post by: Yonkey on March 23, 2008, 08:57:58 PM
Don't worry, you'll be in pain but it won't affect your hands or fingers. :D

Just kidding. :P  As long as you put ice packs on your cheeks and eat semi-solid foods or liquids, you'll be fine.

Title: Re: Thy Newe Lost and Founde Threade
Post by: tessspoon on March 23, 2008, 09:01:15 PM
I think I think it's going to be worse than it will be cause my sister had hers done really early, so her surgery was a lot more invasive and painful.
Title: Re: Thy Newe Lost and Founde Threade
Post by: Yonkey on March 23, 2008, 09:04:08 PM
I had mine done early as well (when I was 16), but it really wasn't that bad.  You just feel like you have a nagging toothache afterwards. :P  While they were doing the actual operation, I didn't feel anything.  You just hear a bunch of drilling machinery noises. XD
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Lenny318 on March 23, 2008, 09:12:37 PM
Mine haven't grown in... completely (after reading this thread, this morning I woke up, finding it a little... odd to chew my food, to check my mouth and find a little white peeking out from the back of my teeth)  currrseeeesss lol. 

I don't wanna lose my wisdom  :'(
Title: Re: Thy Newe Lost and Founde Threade
Post by: Lenny318 on March 23, 2008, 09:18:52 PM
Haven't been posting much lately, and I don't know how much I'll be doing so the next couple of days, depends on how I feel after my surgery tomorrow for my wisdom teeth. :P
drink lots and lots of smoothies  :)
Title: Re: Thy Newe Lost and Founde Threade
Post by: Deloria on March 24, 2008, 05:05:31 AM
Haven't been posting much lately, and I don't know how much I'll be doing so the next couple of days, depends on how I feel after my surgery tomorrow for my wisdom teeth. :P
:-\ I hope it's not too painful.
Title: Re: Thy Newe Lost and Founde Threade
Post by: Shades2585 on March 24, 2008, 06:27:32 AM
I think I ate pasta mostly.

They put me to sleep for the whole thing. I don't remember a thing tell they were wheeling me out in a wheelchair.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Shades2585 on March 24, 2008, 06:29:48 AM
back in 3 days? I could have come back to school the day after. The trouble was it was done during my holidays.
As already told the second time was the worst time, and since I had some days off I stayed the second day in bed reading books. The first time only give me a rainbow cheek.. The surgeon told me the next time that that could be an effect of the local anesthetic.

I probably could have too but my parents kept me home. After playing games for two days strait and not really needing the medication they decided to let me go to school.  :)

(Posted on: March 24, 2008, 08:11:16 AM)


Mine haven't grown in... completely (after reading this thread, this morning I woke up, finding it a little... odd to chew my food, to check my mouth and find a little white peeking out from the back of my teeth)  currrseeeesss lol. 

I don't wanna lose my wisdom  :'(

He he Noo Don't lose the Wisdom!! :no: XD
Title: Re: Thy Newe Lost and Founde Threade
Post by: koko_99_2001 on March 24, 2008, 07:14:18 AM
I was totally asleep...so I didn't hear anything. And I ate a lot of jello. And it was pretty invasive because mine were impacted. But I had to have them taken out since I had my braces, and we didn't want all the work to go to waste when the wisdom teeth came in.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: tessspoon on March 24, 2008, 09:34:49 PM
Went pretty good. Only one out of the three hurt. And now that I don't need the annoying gauze anymore, with Tylenol even that one doesn't really hurt anymore. Course, they say it hurts the worse 3-5 days after the surgery rather than the day of. :P
It was the first time I've had surgery and gone completely under since I was two, so that was a little strange. But I wasn't out of it as much as my sister was, who couldn't even remember what she was talking about on the ride home. XD

I just really don't want to get dry socket. :-\
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Tage7 on March 24, 2008, 10:06:26 PM
Gauze! THAT'S what it was! It wasn't cotton balls. :wall:

If you're required to keep swapping out your gauze, keep doing it. (I was required to) I had no problems with dry sockets.

Glad it went well for you!
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: tessspoon on March 24, 2008, 10:12:58 PM
Gauze! THAT'S what it was! It wasn't cotton balls. :wall:

If you're required to keep swapping out your gauze, keep doing it. (I was required to) I had no problems with dry sockets.

Glad it went well for you!
lol, I had to ask my Mom what is was called when I was making the post, I couldn't remember what is was called XD

Thanks!

The instruction sheet said until they stopped bleeding, which I think it mostly has, thank goodness. (Plus, I ran out of the gauze they gave me and nobody's gone to the store to get more yet :P)
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Shades2585 on March 25, 2008, 08:44:03 AM
Went pretty good. Only one out of the three hurt. And now that I don't need the annoying gauze anymore, with Tylenol even that one doesn't really hurt anymore. Course, they say it hurts the worse 3-5 days after the surgery rather than the day of. :P
It was the first time I've had surgery and gone completely under since I was two, so that was a little strange. But I wasn't out of it as much as my sister was, who couldn't even remember what she was talking about on the ride home. XD

I just really don't want to get dry socket. :-\

I'm glad you are doing well and that it wasn't as bad as you were dreading. yay !!!

I'm sure you will be careful enough that you won't have a problem with dry socket.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Yonkey on March 25, 2008, 04:46:12 PM
Dry socket? ???
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: tessspoon on March 25, 2008, 04:49:48 PM
"painful condition following a tooth extraction caused by a blood clot that does not properly fill the empty socket, leaving the bone underneath exposed to air and food"
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Lenny318 on March 25, 2008, 04:53:44 PM
"painful condition following a tooth extraction caused by a blood clot that does not properly fill the empty socket, leaving the bone underneath exposed to air and food"
aka LOSING THE WISDOM!!!  :'(
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Yonkey on March 25, 2008, 05:03:56 PM
Yikes!  Hopefully you won't lose your wisdom then. :) ;P
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: hercrabbiness on March 25, 2008, 08:28:09 PM
It was the first time I've had surgery and gone completely under since I was two, so that was a little strange. But I wasn't out of it as much as my sister was, who couldn't even remember what she was talking about on the ride home. XD
Wowwww, you went under? :o What's that like?

For some reason my family doesn't react very well to drugs and stuff like that... when I got my teeth pulled I had a bad reaction to the laughing gas so I had to endure the surgery completely awake.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: tessspoon on March 25, 2008, 08:33:56 PM
Weird... They gave me an iv and my doctor said "Tell me when you start to feel funny, ok?"

A few seconds later I did start to feel funny, and then the next thing I hear is him saying it's over. :P

I had to endure the surgery completely awake.
Ughh.. I hate being awake just during regular dentist visits.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Deloria on March 26, 2008, 04:20:53 AM
An IV? :o Oh great. *dreads it even more* :P
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: koko_99_2001 on March 26, 2008, 04:59:33 AM
I don't remember an IV for me...just the laughing gas. They said they'd count to 10...and I don't remember anything after 3 or 4. XD
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Shades2585 on March 26, 2008, 06:15:04 AM
It was the first time I've had surgery and gone completely under since I was two, so that was a little strange. But I wasn't out of it as much as my sister was, who couldn't even remember what she was talking about on the ride home. XD
Wowwww, you went under? :o What's that like?

For some reason my family doesn't react very well to drugs and stuff like that... when I got my teeth pulled I had a bad reaction to the laughing gas so I had to endure the surgery completely awake.

Ouch! So sorry!

For me I was given an IV and just fell asleep and remember waking up when they were wheeling me out.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Yonkey on March 26, 2008, 07:46:21 PM
For me they injected a local anaesthetic into my gums.  I was awake during the entire procedure, but really didn't feel anything.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Tage7 on March 26, 2008, 08:05:30 PM
I got the IV. The anaesthetic burned as it went up my arm. When the burning sensation got to my head, I was out.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: waltzdancing on April 02, 2008, 06:11:56 PM
I had the IV too to put me under, but I don't remember a burning sensation going up my arm. I had them removed when I was 14. All I can remember is waking up and having trouble walking to the car where my mom waited for me.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: waltzdancing on April 02, 2008, 06:45:42 PM
They are not a disease, but they can cause problems. I remember looking at an X-ray and I saw all my teeth being pushed forward because my wisdom teeth were coming in incorrectly and moving everything around.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: waltzdancing on April 02, 2008, 08:05:37 PM
It is just a human variation, god I did learn something in Anthropology! They are not any use to have a third set of molars. There is a growing trend of people being born without them. It is just a mutation in the chromosomes. Eventually, wisdom teeth will be a thing of the past.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Shades2585 on April 02, 2008, 08:40:59 PM
Back-in-the-day when people lost teeth the wisdom teeth crowd the others to fill the gap. Now-a-days losing teeth is not really a problem so when they come in they have no place to go and force your other teeth to do bad things.

I remember one of my wisdom teeth was growing at an almost 90 degree off vertical and another one was at about a 45 degree. Both bottoms I think so they told me I had to have the tops taken out as well as they would grow to far since they wouldn't have the bottoms to guide and stop them. Strange I know but that's how I remember it.  ???
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: racx_00 on April 02, 2008, 11:42:50 PM
Hmm.. I can only feel the top right wisdom tooth... the gum seems to end sooner on the left.

Err... anyway, I've never had trouble with the top wisdom teeth, but a couple of months back the bottom ones were coming through. It was painful, but not worth getting them removed.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Tage7 on April 03, 2008, 12:43:33 AM
I got them removed when I was a teenager; so being that my parents paid for the removal (thank goodness), I don't know how much it costed.

But on top of what has been said, wisdom teeth should only recommended to be removed if they are coming in at a bad angle. My wisdom teeth were coming in at a 45° and pushing my other teeth forward. It hurt a looooot to open my mouth.

If your dentist tells you to get the wisdom teeth removed even if they are coming in at an okay angle, I would have concerns about that dentist in particular.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Oldbushie on April 03, 2008, 06:53:10 AM
I'm 23, and my wisdom teeth still haven't shown yet. XD I hope that I won't ever need to have them removed.
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Dangling on April 05, 2008, 08:07:18 AM
I was lucky I only had 1 and I had it removed.  They told me I should go to bed and relax afterwards and not do anything strenuous.  Ofcourse my sister was taking her daughters down to the creak and asked me if I would come.  So I went with them and wound up carrying a kid home ::)
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: Delling on April 07, 2008, 09:31:20 PM
I don't know if I've chimed in on this yet... but I had all four of my wisdom teeth out at the same time... and another tooth... which they took out so they could pull another tooth into place with the chain they attached to it at the same time... my braces experience was... ... ...arduous... though that wasn't quite what I was going for :P
Title: Re: Wisdom Teeth
Post by: angel0fmus1c on April 07, 2008, 09:44:23 PM
I had all four of my wisdom teeth pulled out at the same time too. They were growing in on an angle and were going to rip up the nearest molars in the process. My mouth is too small for so many teeth. I had had four other teeth removed a couple years before that. 8 teeth! :'(