Oh BTW, the all 4 of my wisdom teeth are growing in as we speak. I can see and feel the tip of the each tooth pushing through my gums. Its painful at first, but you get accustomed and forget all about it.
From what I hear, getting them pulled is quite the painful process. Here's hoping they grow in straight!
Edit: Perhaps I should have typed this response a bit more quickly.
I've had oral surgery three times, that doesn't scare me a bit.
I don't think it's an abscess, 'cause I've never had much problems like that. Plus when I do get something like that, I can usually feel it & get it out with gum. It feels perfectly normal back there, except that it hurts like a motherfvcker. Plus, there's no bleeding (I put a napkin back there & pressed hard, no blood).
Yeah those are wisdom teeth viper. And as I can tell you from recent personal experience you'll have a few very sensitive times, but they'll be gone within a couple days. I've gotta to get mine removed before long, not because they're crooked, but because there isn't room and it would make my teeth get crammed together and look crooked.
I had all my wisdom teeth broken in two or three pieces and then pulled. Makes a smaller hole this way. Two days before christmas, too. But I healed quickly and chowed down on turkey dinner. They knocked me out though. Working that junk out of my system was worse than having to eat jello and pudding for the next meal. I think the very next meal I could eat real food again.
Its not bad at all.
I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled out last year. They gave me some drug IV. I was really happy, and asleep by the time the thing was over. After the surgery, There was almost no bleeding, my face didn't swell up and I wasn't in any pain at all. Apparently I got lucky cause most people get a bunch of pain after the operation.
So ya... Its your Wisdom teeth. I heard somewhere that 90% of people need them removed. Sweet dreams Viper
<< If they grow in crooked, then they'll need to be pulled. >>
Uuuuuuugh. All four of mine were impacted, the oral surgeon had to break them into bits to get them out, then I had two of them develop dry sockets from my sucking shakes thru a straw. BTW, I was 25 when mine came in.
Now you know how babies feel, when they are cutting teeth. It helps to chew on stuff.
I had all four of my wisdom teeth pulled (Plus the two on top, that they broke when coming in crooked. I didn't get them looked at soon enough. Stupid me.), and it really wasn't that big of a deal. I hear it's a nightmare for some, though. (Weenies! j/k )
The dentist didn't put me under. He just rubbed the novacaine on my gums and then injected novacaine (the most unpleasant part really). He was able to easily pull three of them, and the 4th he had to cut the gum away, and some bone, and then cut the tooth into two parts and then pull it. That last one took a month or so to heal completely, but it only hurt if you pushed on the jaw.
ICE is your best friend. Also, if they give you Tylenol with codiene, skip it. Use Aleve, it doesn't thin your blood, so thats not a problem. Plus it works way better than the Tylenol crap. But ICE your jaws from the outside, this will be the #1 thing that will prevent it from hurting too much. Secondly keep moving your jaw after you are allowed to take the gauze out.
I recommend being awake through it, just have them numb you up good. The novacaine is way better than the being out, because at least then you aren't a walking bean bag. Being out is not fun afterwards. Only thing when they give you the novacaine in a syringe is to RELAX.
hehe, i had mine taken out and i was awake(mom wouldn't let me have general anesthesia) Course surprisingly there is no pain at all I was scared as hell but unlike a filling, no pain as i said. He told me everything that was happening, kinda freaky, he had to first cut a flap in the gum, the saw through a layer of bone to expose the tooth, then pry out the tooth. There was a little pain after .. but not much. Potentially addictive Painkillers are great
mine came in at like 17 all 4 of them came in pretty much perpendicular to the rest of my teeth, the nitrous and vicodin were fun :). My 15 year old sister just had her 5, yes I said 5 wisdom teeth pulled, along with 4 other teeth. She looked like a chipmunk for like 4 days. You're still in that target age when the normally arrive. Have fun. The anesthesia made me sick for like 2 days ,it was not a good time. My sis was the same way. But I also had friends who went out the night they had theirs taken out and didn't have a problem at all.
Get that shit checked out by a dentist, keep us posted :)
oh come on, any real answers to what happens if you leave crooked wisdom teeth alone?
<< Yeah I was pretty lucky too.. all 4 of mine came in fine as well.. what was also strange is that they came in when I was like 12 years old! >>
is that even possible? if so, then I think I have 2 wisdom teeth too - it'a all the way in the back of my jaw...and only about 1/8 of an inch is above the gum. I've had it for several years now and it hasn't been growing up towards the top of the gum ever since.