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I'm getting my wisdom teeth taken out today.

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posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 04:29 AM
I won't be able to eat or drink anything for a while. What should I expect to feel like after my wisdom teeth are taken out? Will it be bad?

posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 05:20 AM
My G/F had hers out years ago and it didn`t look like a nice time for her.One problem she has even to this day now because of the removal is one side of her tongue is completely numb.

All the best with yours.

posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 08:22 AM
I had mine taken out about 12 years ago. It was no picnic, BUT it also wasn't as bad as everyone was telling me. I couldn't eat solids for about 36 hours and really had no yearning to. I had some soup, juice, water, jello..those sorts of things for the first day and a half. After that I was able to eat some "softer" solids like really fresh bread, tuna...those sorts of things. By I'd say day 3 I was back to normal eating, but being careful not to bite down too far back as harder foods poking at the extraction site will be a horrendous pain for the first week or so.

Just make sure to rinse your mouth regularly...and take all their advice seriously. No smoking or drinking from a straw for I think the first 24 hours. The "sucking" action will loosen the sutures and cause some discomfort.

You will do fine I'm sure and good luck


posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 09:35 AM
I had mine taken out last year and was actually okay afterwards, I hope you experience the same deal I did and it isn't too bad for you

I was actually up and about 25 minutes after, felt a lil groggy but no real bad pain to speak of.

The best advice I can offer you is to rinse often, very often, with rock salt dissolved into warm water.
I did that for most of the day when I got home and it really helped with the healing process. Liquids will be your best friend, I didn't try to eat anything and as Michelle stated also, had no desire to the day I got home but I was able to eat solid food the next day although they were of the softer variety of course.

They should send you off with some type of painkiller if the pain does get bad so rest assured and try not to stress about it

Good luck!

[edit on 21-7-2008 by ImJaded]

posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 09:53 AM
My son had a permanent molar pulled two weeks ago. He's around ten.
It made him queasy and he threw up until about midnight.
I had my wisdom teeth taken out a long time ago.
All four. I had to call back to get something for pain, but, I wasn't sick or anything.

posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 03:00 PM
I wont need to get them taken out of my teeth after all. They said it wasn't bad enough to be taken out but it is going to be filled. I'm disappointed.

posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 08:51 PM
Ohhh, did you have a cavity in one of your wisdom teeth? And why be disappointed?! Be happy that you have avoided tooth extractions
As myself and a few others have said, we had ours removed with very little pain and routine disruption. But I'm sure there are others that have had problems. I'd probably have let mine be if they weren't crowding my other teeth and causing me tons of pain.

Glad everything got resolved


posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 10:48 PM
It depends on the person, the dr,and other stuff how you will be after you have the surgery. I had all four cut out with just novacaine. Everyone I know had to go completely under to get them done. I had some bruising because the doc had to hold on to my jaw pretty tight and saw out a couple of them ( i have bid teeth, lol). Despite all of that, I really didnt have too much trouble, and i didnt have any pills except for some OTC pain relief. I got the stitches out and everything healed up. I have known others who had a lot of drama even after being completely knocked out and just getting them pulled, so really it is hard to judge. Do everything you can do aviod the horrific dry socket and you will be OK.

edit for spelling

[edit on 21-7-2008 by raven bombshell]

posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 11:10 PM

Originally posted by Frankidealist35
I won't be able to eat or drink anything for a while. What should I expect to feel like after my wisdom teeth are taken out? Will it be bad?

After I had mine out I tried to eat a bannana about three hours after, but I lost the damn thing in my mouth. I never found it either.

You'll have to be sure to get the gas and stay concious for the most fun.

Also, take as many Tylenol 3's as you can and make sure to go out to a lot of public places.

I had a lot of fun when I got mine out!

posted on Jul, 22 2008 @ 12:26 AM
reply to post by Michelle129

Me too. I was all worried over nothing. The specialist that examined my x-rays told me that as long as I don't have a problem with a root-canal that I can just get them filled. I guess that it's better doing that then having them extracted.

posted on Jul, 22 2008 @ 12:43 AM
reply to post by Frankidealist35

Had mine out in the early 80s. I had to keep spitting (throat hurt to the point where I didn't want to swallow saliva) and in two days lost 5 lbs.

For about two years I had little bits of tooth left in the gums migrate out in other places in my gums and protrude out and then I'd pull them out.

No pain pills worked. They gave me these big red pills and it was still hurting.

My wife was on the phone with the doc telling him the pain pills didn't work and I wanted codeine.

What was funny was I couldn't talk, so I was trying to swear with paper and pencil.

I'm standing there, teeth clenched tightly on the gauze packing, but was in such pain I was writing all these cusswords on a piece of tablet paper. (normally I don't even cuss).

I'm writing, pressing so hard that I was ripping the paper with the point of the pencil. So I'd write F...and the paper would rip to shreds, and then Go - paper would rip; Sonuva-rip, rip, rip.

I kept getting madder and madder cuz I couldn't even get one cuss word out.

It was hilarious, actually.

Hope yours is relatively painless.

[edit on 22-7-2008 by Badge01]

posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 09:36 AM
i just had my teeth out a few hours ago and it is the wors experience ive ever had!

posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 12:29 PM
reply to post by Frankidealist35

First they are going to smash their hand up on your face and then start wiggle and jiggle them out. Every time I had one pulled out I though it was amazing that he even got the damn thing out. I asked when he was done if they where hard ones to pull and he just replied, " Naw, just a little pursuasion, that's all!"

Then I got a face full of cotton stuffed in my mouth for 15 minutes. I ate what ever I wanted I just had to fully flush my mouth out when finished.

All I really remember is the taste of all the blood. It didn't bother me but it lasted half the day and was pretty strong! That might bother you the most!

[edit on 26-7-2008 by MrMysticism]

posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 12:59 PM
I had all four of mine out when I was 19, and I'm 33 now. None of the teeth had emerged above the gum line, so they had to make incisions in the gum, bust apart the teeth and remove bits.

Man, what a disaster the whole thing was. I was miserable for months after.

Doc gave me one Valium pill to take the night before (why?) and then another one the morning of the surgery. They asked me to bring along a cassette tape of something I'd like to listen to during the surgery, and I took some classical music. My choice was Scheherazade, which made for an interesting surgery!!

So I get there and they have me get in the chair, and I get the laughing gas. Stinky, but great stuff!! I'm high for a bit and then he comes at me with the needles to numb my mouth. I remember feeling the prick and saying "owww" but could care less because of the gas.

By this time the surgery gets underway and the music is going. You'd have to listen to Scheherazade to fully understand the meaning, but it was as if I was living out the music, on the ship and everything.

Anyway, the surgery went great, didn't feel a thing. But afterwards, when they took the gas off and I came "back to reality," the pain immediately set in. I was NOT a happy camper.

I was in pain for weeks, and had chipmunk cheeks for weeks. I couldn't even eat a sandwich for over a month. I was miserable.

Fragments of bone would work their way out and cause more pain.

I remember going back to get a checkup and as he's looking he says, 'what's this?" and pulled it out. Immediate pain.

It was a corn kernel that got stuck in the hole. He laughed and laughed, but I was saying put it back put it back! lol I didn't feel any pain until he removed it.

All in all I guess it was worth it, even though it took a long recovery period, because the roots of the wisdom teeth he said were growing into my jaw nerve line and I might lose feeling in part of my face when I got older, plus there would be tooth cramping due to lack of space.

So, it will be ok. Just give yourself time to heal.

[edit on 7/26/2008 by Ceara]

posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 02:23 PM
Memories! (singing)

I had all four removed when I was 28, am 47 now. I went shopping with my mother afterwards. Felt great despite the gauze still packed in my mouth.

The only retribution I hold from having them out is clunking sound my jaw does when I chew. People sitting near me can hear my jaw clunking, quite embarrassing I might add.

Oh, I also still have the teeth, hah hah. Don't ask me why. The dentist gave me an envelope with them in it and I kept them. Huge suckers too.

Not very lady like I know. (Shrug)


posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 07:44 PM
Uh... yes... by the way... I went to a specialist... and they said that I wasn't going to need to have my wisdom teeth taken out right away. That for now all they'll need to do is to fill it. I still might need to get them taken out sometime later in life though.

posted on Aug, 14 2008 @ 11:04 PM
I just went to see another specialist. This specialist said that I actually will need to get my wisdom teeth taken out, but, that I will not need to have them taken out right away, because they aren't so deep. She said that the dentists were just doing bad business practices-- just telling the patient what they wanted to hear. Has anyone else had similar experiences with dentists and them telling you stuff like that and telling you things that they expect that you just want to hear?

I'm going to see if it will be possible that they can take my wisdom teeth out over Winter break. The specialist I talked to said they won't start hurting until a very long time.

posted on Aug, 15 2008 @ 11:28 PM
Well, I got mine taken out in May, and for the entire month I was out of commision. The fact that I looked like a chipmunk would have illicited a few laughs from me if the horrid pain wasn't making my life miserable. I had ice packs permanantly on my cheeks for a week or so, then switched to heat packs. For a week all I could eat was soup. I couldn't even have mashed potatoes since I could barely open my mouth enough to get the tip of the spoon in. I took as many pain pills as I could, and was still feeling some pain on the fourth week. For a couple of days, at least, I couldn't brush my teeth, so I just swished with water. When I could brush my teeth, I didn't use toothpaste until the holes in my gums closed completely. By the way, if you play a woodwind instrument, leave it alone until the holes are completely closed. There was a passageway of sorts in one of the holes, where whenever I went to puff out my cheeks, they deflated. So swish with a lot of water, prepare to be sleeping a lot due to the pain meds, stay well clear of solid foods until the act of chewing doesn't send agonizing waves of pain through your jaw, and if it went as mine did, prepare to be miserable for seemingly the longest few weeks of your life. Good luck and ready those ice packs.

posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 11:39 AM
why did i read this???

My dentist has told me i need all 4 wisdom teeth removed, im in the uk and you are put to sleep for the procedure, which was the part that worried me the most, but after reading these posts, the WHOLE thing scares me!!......maybe i just wont go back to the dentist. ever!

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