Having teeth removed
unpleasant as it sounds?
It is unpleasant and always uncomfortable
It’s sometimes a bit painful too
Not the end of the world though
Top tip: after it’s out don’t do any vigorous mouthwash routines, you do not want the congealed blood to get dislodged from the tooth socket
trust me on that onePosted 6 years agosweepyMember
Ive had one out recently, and all my wisdom teeth when I was younger.Posted 6 years ago
The injections in your mouth are the worst bit for me, not really painful, but uncomfortable. The teeth they just twist and pull with brute strength, but due to the jabs it feels weird rather than hurting.
Expect to be getting shards of bone coming out of the gum for a while.projectMember
2 years ago hit a tree in delemere, went to the emergency dentist, the pain was terrific, crying lioke a baby,had to have 3 out, 1 bad and 2 broken/split, no pain, until the next day, then real agony for a few days,
Strangely ice cream works well after an extraction.Posted 6 years ago
I have always insisted to be on a general for tooth extraction but the last one I had out was about 30 years ago* and I doubt they will do as the patient requests anymore.
*I did have all four (compacted) wisdom teeth out in one go about 18 years ago too, but that was a two night stay in hospital and a proper operation including dislocating my jaw. The night I got home (still reeling from the drugs) I watched Jacob’s Ladder. What a complete mindf**k that was.Posted 6 years agoflyingmonkeycorpsMember
Yeah – what PeterPoddy said. MORE DRUGS. I had a filling ages ago, which was the worst pain I’ve ever had. Or at least it felt like it at the time. A couple of weeks later, the filling came out and it was decided the tooth was to follow. I expected the pain to be tenfold.
My usual dentist was on holiday, so I had a different one. She gave me a gum injection (not as bad as I thought it would be) then after a bit poked my gum and said “can you feel that?” I said yes, so she gave me another injection and told me to wait in the waiting room for a few minutes. I did, and she asked me if I could feel the poke again. I tried to say “no”, but it came out as “nugh” with a bit of dribble.
Sat in the chair, mouth wide open, felt a gentle tug in my mouth and thought it was just the dentist getting purchase – until she showed me the tooth. Barely felt a thing. This was a molar right at the back on the bottom.
So yeah – make sure you have enough drugs!Posted 6 years agoandrewniMember
i had a wisdom tooth pulled last week. i put up with toothache for 3 months prior using bucketloads of painkillers. the last time i went to the dentist they could get me properly frozen so i was s**t scared of going for this one.Posted 6 years ago
eventually couldnt hack the pain any more so went to a new dentist and explained the issue with lack of freezing. they did loads of xrays to identify where the nerves ran and used this to target the injections (the nice young lady was so gentle i didnt even feel these). once properly numb it appeared to take all her strength to get the tooth out but it was painless. had a dull ache in my jaw for a few days afterwards but it was nothing compared to what i’d put up with for the previous 3 months.
going back this week for fillings on the other side
Yeah the pain of wisdom teeth is something to behold. When mine first flared up I was (quite literally) punching walls to focus pain away from my mouth.
All that went when my granddad gave me some of his prescription only extra strength co-codamol – ahhhhhhhhhhPosted 6 years agoRubber_BuccaneerSubscriber
I had a couple of wisdom teeth out a few years ago. It’s not nice but not that bad either. Just get it over with.
Have a watch of this video, the tooth extraction looks real to me and very much like my experience 🙂
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr2T-Rcgq1c&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL7A1B929AFBC745CA[/video]Posted 6 years ago
When I had my wisdom teeth done I went for a follow-up appointment and the doctor asked if everything was okay. I told him my jaw ached like a bitch and I was having trouble posting baked beans through the small aperture in my mouth that I was able to form.
He looked at the x-rays and operation notes and said ‘ahh yes, I remember you – they were a bit tricky to get out’ then laughed.
Posted 6 years agoyowserMember
who the f would be a dentist…. they’re probably the most feared profession (next to an undertaker of course)Posted 6 years ago
i snapped a tooth at christmas and had my nerve hanging out for 10 days until i could get to see a real dentist, i was sh+t scared after a bad experience prior but the extraction was painless… cauterizing the nerve however was not painless and is by far the worst feeling i have ever had!
at least i now have a spare set of dentures in my bike box… along side 2 set of dental moulds which look great on the shelf 😀
whats the worst that can happen, you feel pain for a day or 2 and then soon forget all about it.fluffykittensMember
Make sure they give enough local anaesthetic!
Tried having one of my lower wisdom teeth extracted by my dentist about 10 years ago – didn’t give me enough local so after prodding around for 10 mins or so she decided to leave it for that session. Sat in the waiting room whilst the receptionist was sorting out forms etc when everything started going spinny resulting in me passing out then throwing up when I came round – I remember the look of horror on the other patients faces 🙂
Anyway the result was that dentist refused to try again and referred me to the the local dental hospital which was fantastic – they give you loads more local anaesthetic than an ordinary dentist would – presumably because they have resuscitation teams on hand in case you have a bad reaction to the anaesthetic, plus the only thing I felt was the injection and it only took about 20 mins – definitely that way to go IMO.Posted 6 years ago
Don’t judge modern dentists by anecdotes like “well, when I last had a tooth extraction, they concussed me with a two-foot length of 2×4 to numb the pain before pulling it out using a pair of mole grips and a lump hammer. On the way out I got a kick in the bollocks to take my mind off the pain and then bled like a stuck pig for a year and a half. Mind you, this was in 1937.”
We’ve come a long way in dentistry in a very short space of time. My dentist is in a different league compared to visits ten years ago.Posted 6 years agometalheartSubscriber
I’ve had 2 (bottom jaw) wisdom teeth extracted.
Two completely different experiences.
First one was a 45 minute drillfest that had the dentist saying at one point “I’m just going to try and break the lip of the bone off…” !!! Ended up being drilled into quarters and removed that way. Ached and felt like shit.
Second one was by an oral surgeon. He said “I’m going to try pressing down on it as sometimes they just pop out” I thought aye, right mate. But what the hell… Didn’t work the first time but the second time (with his knee under my jaw!) it did just that. took longer to stitch up than extract!
As coincidence would have it I was at the dentist this morning. Looks like I need to get a top wisdom tooth taken out at some point. The dentist said that the top wisdom ones are relatively easy as they don’t have much bone attachment (or something). And I believe him 🙂
As others has pointed out make sure the anaesthetic has taken hold first. It sometimes takes a 2nd injection for me. I think its a bit hit and miss for the injection hitting the right nerves. The last extraction took about 15/20 minutes for it to take proper hold.
Good luck.Posted 6 years ago
Yack. When I had mine done I had a choice of ‘two at a time, local, at the dentist’ or ‘all four, general, at the hospital’.
So I decided it was best not to know what the hell was going on and to get them all done at the same time.
Over the course of my life I have had 10 teeth removed due to overcrowding (all perfectly healthy teeth).Posted 6 years agoThrustyjustMember
Wifes a dental nurse, so seem all kinds of teeth. She had a woman vicar in one day crying her eyes out.Wife said that not even gods devine intervention stopped her toothache and subsequent removal. Also has a mong from the local Coop come in. She had more metal work in her ears, nose etc than the local scrappy. Tattoos down both arms and other ‘visual’ places. Wanted my wife ‘ to hold her hand during the teeth work’ Mrs told her to ‘grow up’ 😆 LOLPosted 6 years ago
Dentist had to leave the room to ‘recompose’ herself………..dirtygirlonabikeMember
I’ve had all 4 wisdom teeth taken out. First out was at the dentist with the usual injection. It was pretty horrible so I asked for general for the next three as two hadn’t come through.
The general and removal of the other 3 was way worse – woke up looking like i’d been in a fight with finger print bruising on my neck etc, split lip etc. Truely horrific experience. I was told it would take about 30mins – it took 4! My blood pressure had dropped so low because I bled so much that they wouldn’t let me out til i ate something. They gave me biscuits. 🙄 I was a mess for about 10 days after the op. 🙁Posted 6 years agolungeSubscriber
On the other end of the spectrum, Mrs Lunge had all 4 removed under general (she also had the option of 2 under sedation or 4 under general). She had no bruising, a bit of an ache for 2 days but otherwise remained unscathed.
Amusingly, the things that knocked her about most were antibiotics that they gave her to prevent further infection. They made her feel like she was drunk for a week!Posted 6 years ago
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