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Subject: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: MrCleveland on 12/31/10 at 9:17 am

The 1st Monday of the year, I'm going to the Hospital to get my Wisdom Teeth removed and a Molar removed. I'm VERY worried about this because I could get...Dry Socket!

Anyone had to get their teeth removed and was it painful?

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: LyricBoy on 12/31/10 at 9:24 am


The 1st Monday of the year, I'm going to the Hospital to get my Wisdom Teeth removed and a Molar removed. I'm VERY worried about this because I could get...Dry Socket!

Anyone had to get their teeth removed and was it painful?


I had my wisdom teeth taken out a long time ago.  I can't say that it was really painful because I was completely knocked out while they did the job.  :P

But for a few days my face was swollen big-time; I had the jowls of Richard F. Nixon.  And yeah, I had a major case of cottonmouth the first day.  Since I still had major novocaine going on, I was drooling all over the place.  ;D

The most distasteful aspect of the job (as I was in a hospital when they did it) was that my hospital roommate was, uh, how shall I put this delicately, "taking the dog out for a walk" several times that night.  8-P

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: Dagwood on 12/31/10 at 9:24 am

I had all my wisdom teeth removed at the same time.  It hurt a little, but it wasn't too bad.  I had dry socket and it isn't as horrible as they make it sound.  Don't worry, MrC.  You will be fine. :)

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: danootaandme on 12/31/10 at 9:25 am

This is pretty routine, I wouldn't worry about dry socket, just do what they tell you and be sure to rinse with salt water.  ;)

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: LyricBoy on 12/31/10 at 9:27 am


This is pretty routine, I wouldn't worry about dry socket, just do what they tell you and be sure to rinse with salt water.   ;)


Yep, I agree.  the dry socket thing is no biggie.  :)

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/31/10 at 9:31 am

Good topic.  I suggest moving it to the Tenacious Tuxedos board.

Back when I had mine out about 20 years ago they gave me IV Valium.  I didn't feel a thing.  In fact, when they started the drip, I stared at the seascape on the wall for a moment and asked when they were going to begin.  The oral surgeon answered, "We're already done."  Amnesia from the Valium.
;D

I was fortunate.  The bottom wisdom teeth never developed so they only had to remove the top ones.  They gave me some painkillers.  I was sore for a few days.  Nothing excruciating.  Healed pretty quickly.

I know others who had nightmare experiences with wisdom teeth removal.  I was nervous about it myself.  However, great pain is not necessarily the case.  Improvements in dental medicine have reduced the risks over the years.  

Medical providers tell you all potential risks even if the possibility of it happening to you is one in a million.  You are going through one of the most common dental procedures.  There is some pain involved but the health hazards are minuscule.  I wouldn't worry about it.  The worrying is far more upsetting the procedure itself.

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/31/10 at 11:43 am

I had 3 removed. They knocked me out to do it. I did develop dry socket which was painful but then they packed it with some awful tasting stuff. Everything I ate tasted like it but the pain was gone. They had to pack it twice. They also gave me Tylenol 3 with codeine. 



Cat

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: whistledog on 12/31/10 at 12:06 pm

I had to have all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed as they ended up becoming cracked and were theatening infection to other teeth.  I felt no pain during procedure, as I got the gas, then got Tylenol 3 for the afterpain, which was minimal.  I went to a specialist to have this done, only instead of removing 4, they removed 3, and sent a letter to my dentist confirming 4 had been removed.

I was not even aware there was still one wisdom tooth in there until about a half a year later, when I felt pain, and was informed by my dentist, that it was indeed still there, and spread infection to a neighbouring tooth that will now need a root canal.

So, I get to have that 4th wisdom teeth (under the gas) removed free of charge, but that root caanal will be on my dime.  Lovely ::)

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: nally on 12/31/10 at 12:31 pm

I had all four of mine removed 10 years ago. It wasn't painful at all; that's because I, too, was "knocked out" while they did the operation, which was completed in a flash. And I healed up in just a few days' time. I'm sure you'll be fine too.

About a month or so before the operation, I was shown a video of what the procedure would be like, so that I'd know what to expect, and the doctor assured me that I'd generally have nothing to worry about. I needed to have them all removed because they were growing into my mouth very crookedly, and having them surgically removed was the only way the problem could be corrected.

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 12/31/10 at 2:52 pm

I too had 4 wisdom teeth removed about 10 years ago, and I was also put under anesthesia. It only took about an hour, then my brothers and a friend took me home. I felt like pure ass and slept for about 4 hours, but after the first few days I was feeling a lot better. They gave me this syringe with a plastic tip that was curved at a 90 degree angle so I could rinse out any food that might have worked its way down into the sockets, and I had to be careful about what I ate for a bit but after a month I was good to go.

You'll be fine, Mr. Cleveland.  :)

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: ladybug316 on 12/31/10 at 4:34 pm

I had my upper wisdom teeth taken out in one shot.  They tell you not to smoke or drink from a straw (any type of "sucking" action) because a dry socket might occur but I just NEEDED a cigarette afterward - stupid move! - as I developed a dry socket!  OUCH! 

Good luck to you and don't suck ANYTHING  ;D

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/31/10 at 5:30 pm


I had my upper wisdom teeth taken out in one shot.  They tell you not to smoke or drink from a straw (any type of "sucking" action) because a dry socket might occur but I just NEEDED a cigarette afterward - stupid move! - as I developed a dry socket!  OUCH! 

Good luck to you and don't suck ANYTHING  ;D



That's probably why I developed it, too. Had to have that cig.



Cat

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: Howard on 12/31/10 at 6:25 pm

I've had teeth removed because I needed braces and a retainer,this was 25 years ago.

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: LyricBoy on 12/31/10 at 8:02 pm


I've had teeth removed because I needed braces and a retainer,this was 25 years ago.


Which ones did they take out Howard? Were they wisdom teeth or ones towards the back of the mouth? ???

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: Foo Bar on 12/31/10 at 8:04 pm


Anyone had to get their teeth removed and was it painful?


Getting your wisdom teeth removed sucks, but (depending on the reason you're having them removed and the luck of the draw) it either sucks as much as or less than the alternatives.  I'm not your dentist, so I can't second-guess him.  But as one who had 'em removed without symptoms, and who's been complimented on the condition of his teeth by every dentist since then, I'd say sack up and git 'er done.

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: Howard on 01/01/11 at 6:37 am


Which ones did they take out Howard? Were they wisdom teeth or ones towards the back of the mouth? ???


I think it was the front teeth,I was knocked out for a while,My parents had to carry me to the car and drive me home so I can rest.

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: MrCleveland on 01/07/11 at 10:15 am

I only got 3 out of 5 teeth removed. They stitched one area where one wisdom tooth grew on its side...but they also sewn part of my cheek. When do those stitches dissolve and when can I start eating real food again? I've been on the soft diet for four days.

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: nally on 01/07/11 at 11:14 am


I only got 3 out of 5 teeth removed. They stitched one area where one wisdom tooth grew on its side...but they also sewn part of my cheek. When do those stitches dissolve and when can I start eating real food again? I've been on the soft diet for four days.

well, I don't remember how long it takes for the stitches to fully dissolve, but I remember that I, too, was on a "soft diet" for a few days. I hope it isn't too much longer for ya.

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: danootaandme on 01/07/11 at 12:10 pm


I only got 3 out of 5 teeth removed. They stitched one area where one wisdom tooth grew on its side...but they also sewn part of my cheek. When do those stitches dissolve and when can I start eating real food again? I've been on the soft diet for four days.


After 4 days you should be pretty much good to go.  Try something.  Just make sure you rinse with salt water after so that food doesn't get caught.

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/07/11 at 6:33 pm


I only got 3 out of 5 teeth removed. They stitched one area where one wisdom tooth grew on its side...but they also sewn part of my cheek. When do those stitches dissolve and when can I start eating real food again? I've been on the soft diet for four days.


How come they took out only 3?  Will they be doing another procedure, or are you all done now? ???

I hope you are feeling better, Cleve.  :)

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: Howard on 01/07/11 at 6:56 pm

I remember having 8 cavities 10 years ago and had to get all 8 teeth filled,Boy was I out,that novocaine really wore me to sleep. :o

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/07/11 at 8:24 pm


 I'm not your dentist, so I can't second-guess him. 


If Foo Bar tries to put anything in your mouth, just say nooooo!!!
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Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: 80sfan on 01/07/11 at 9:21 pm

I'm not even wise enough to have wisdom teeth.  :-\\

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Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: Howard on 01/08/11 at 6:53 am

Was anyone heavy novocained after the removal?

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/08/11 at 10:41 pm


I'm not even wise enough to have wisdom teeth.   :-\\

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They should call them idiocy teeth so you don't feel bad about getting rid of them!
:D

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: 80sfan on 01/08/11 at 11:43 pm


They should call them idiocy teeth so you don't feel bad about getting rid of them!
:D


Yes, we should interpret things to fit our emotions.  ;D

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: Howard on 01/09/11 at 7:05 am

Just call them "smart teeth"? ???

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/09/11 at 12:15 pm


Just call them "smart teeth"? ???


How smart could they be? They're always getting removed.  ;D

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: Howard on 01/09/11 at 12:34 pm


How smart could they be? They're always getting removed.  ;D


dumb teeth?  ???

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: 80sfan on 01/10/11 at 6:27 am


Just call them "smart teeth"? ???


Why not? If it makes me and other people feel better.

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/10/11 at 5:27 pm


Why not? If it makes me and other people feel better.


But it makes the other teeth feel dumb!
:(

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: Howard on 01/10/11 at 6:45 pm


But it makes the other teeth feel dumb!
:(


Never heard of dumb teeth.

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: 80sfan on 01/12/11 at 2:52 am


But it makes the other teeth feel dumb!
:(


  :-\\

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/14/11 at 8:31 pm


Never heard of dumb teeth.


You've heard of Sarah Palin's teeth.
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Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/14/11 at 8:44 pm


You've heard of Sarah Palin's teeth.
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I would consider them to be obstacles in a game of tonsil hockey with her.  :P

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: 80sfan on 01/15/11 at 2:19 am


You've heard of Sarah Palin's teeth.
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Lol, KARMA.  :D

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: Howard on 01/15/11 at 6:49 am


You've heard of Sarah Palin's teeth.
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What about her teeth? ???

Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/15/11 at 8:49 am


I would consider them to be obstacles in a game of tonsil hockey with her.   :P


GOOOOOOAAAAAL!
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Subject: Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal...and a Molar

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/15/11 at 8:54 am


GOOOOOOAAAAAL!
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Heeeee shoots and scores!!!!!!

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