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Originally posted by snowspirit
Originally posted by britelite1971
reply to post by dankety
I really don't know alot about this because I didn't have to have mine removed. I've heard from others though that you don't need to have them removed unless they are causing alot of pain because there isn't enough room to come in, or if they get infected. Your post made me wonder if dentists are removing them even when they don't have to be removed. If so, I'm sure it is for the sole purpose of profit.
Mine never came through at all.
When I got a full dental plan though, the dentist told me they had to come out because they were impacted, so they went in and got them. I was never told there were any risks. I wonder if the risk is less when you're older? I was in my 30s.
I don't think they needed to come out, I didn't have any pain, there was room in my mouth for them, if they had ever come through the gums. They weren't infected either.
I think my dentist just looked at my dental plan as an easy way to get paid.
Originally posted by amazed
I had no problems with my wisdom teeth UNTIL I had a dentist talk me into having them removed at the age of 35.
I was 16 when I realized I had new teeth in my mouth, no pain, no nothing, just the realization when brushing one day that they were coming in earlier than most. *laughs I guess that means I was very wise at a young age
My jaw has not stopped hurting for one single moment since I had them removed. I have been told it's "phantom" pain and to learn to live with it.... phantom my ass. I believe he did some real damage to the nerves in my jaw as no amount of pain medication or any type of pain medication has done any good what so ever.
I really wish I had gone with my instincts and left them alone.
The dentists are now trying to talk my teen daughter into getting hers removed. I certainly am not moving very fast on this one let me tell ya. I may just leave it be unless they give her problems when they do come in.
Originally posted by MastaShake
Well, damn. i have a dentist apointment for tomorrow because my gum is growing over one of my wisdom teeth. guess i wont be getting the tooth removed and ill just have the gum cut lol
Originally posted by woogleuk
Why on earth would you have your wisdom teeth removed? Is that an American thing?
More to the point, how the heck do people die from it? Bit of local anaesthetic and bobs your uncle.