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originally posted by: cynicalheathen
I was stubborn as well and had mine pulled at 32, almost 34 now and I'm glad I had it ( finally ) done.
Had an excellent oral surgeon, pulled 3 of them ( 4th one didn't need it ) in less than 30 mins under general anesthesia. Only bad part was the anesthesiologist didn't listen to me when I told her my body processes drugs quickly. I started to wake up while he was stitching me up and heard "Crap, he's waking up.", then got knocked out again.
Followed all the instructions to a tee, and was back at work 3 days later. Took about a week for all my swelling to completely subside. Those suckers were stuck in there good.
No dry socket or complications, even at my age. As resistant as I am to being cut open, I'm glad I had it done.
originally posted by: drewlander
I have never known anyone to get a dry socket or infection if they were not a smoker -- from cheating and having cigs before they healed. It's probably much more likely you had infection in them from time to time over the last 14 years. My wife didn't have hers removed until she was 34. She kept complaining of symptoms similar to vertigo and motion sickness with increasing frequency. After about 6 months her gen med sent her to the dentist. X-rays indicated infection and they were removed same day. Never had a problem with those symptoms since.