I wish I'd had mine removed because as they came up, slowly and painfully, they crowded my teeth, which went from being nice and straight to being horribly jumbled. I mentioned it to my son's dentist last week and he said: "We don't take out wisdom teeth any more because it's too dangerous".
Cheer me up with your wisdom tooth extraction horrors.
had 2 out - one was a 2 min job with a few jabs of local for the pain.
Second one was impacted and roots were entwined in the nerves in my jaw. 4 infections later they decided it had to come out and I got sent to a specialist surgeon that did it under sedation.
I was in a LOT of pain after the sedation wore off but it was nothing compared to what was to come. Have a little google for 'dry socket' it's the most painful thing i've ever experienced by a long shot. I was supposed to have the other side out, I had to politely tell the dentist to **** off
Not a great experience, 4 out at once under GA in Newcastle. Took 10 days before I could open my mouth wide enough to get anything other than a pringle crisp in. I then got the worst case of tonsillitus that I've ever had.
All in all it was a rapid weight loss experience.
It also has left me with intermittent numbness in my lower jaw when I open my mouth too wide or swim front crawl for more than 30 mins.
Apparently my wisdom teeth were way too big to come through the gaps available and I was getting facial pain from them.
Well, that was surprisingly easy. Two minutes of ominous cracking sounds with a satisfying pop to finish it off.
Now wondering why the NHS dentist thought it suitable for a full referral to hospital (and was unable to x-ray it without a full jaw scan).
£85 lighter, though. Worth it to avoid a two month wait, I guess.
Now waiting for the anaesthetic to wear off and the horrifying pain to start.
Congrats, sounds pretty similar to what happened to me - lots of nerves beforehand, and the reality was nothing like as bad as I'd feared.
I don't recall any particularly massive pain the day after, the hole + blood was a bit icky, but not a major problem.
Just feels like I've been hit over the head with a shovel this morning. Very groggy.
Glad they're out ok. Have some paracetamol and brufen on hand and alternate the two. Keep on top of the pain before it starts and you'll be fine. (I'm no doctor or dentist so if you're not, don't come looking for me!!)
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