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Wisdom Teeth removal - anyone had it? UPDATED

amcol Avatar
7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
I went to the Maxillo Facial clinic at the hospital today about removal of 2 wisdom teeth, well they want to remove them next week and im reallllllllllly scared, they want to chisel it away out of the gum, maybe remove tad of jaw area, all under a normal injection, no sedation, no general and im scared rotten.

Has anyone else had this whilst awake? I dont know if i can go through it twice in 2 different appointments, it is really bad, im half tempted to completely back out the whole thing even though im in pain with the pair of them.

Call me a wimp or whatever but thats me lol...i also suffer panic attacks as well which isnt helping the situation :S
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
be afraid....


be VERY afraid...
#2
Serious or you just winding me up ARGHHHHH lol
#3
i had to have this done. as long as you have a nice dentist its fine. i only needed one out but opted for two :)
#4
I dont know the bloke, the reason my normal dentist cant take it out is because of the way the roots are, so have to have them removed at the dentist as its to complex for a normal dentist.
#5
I'm serious. lol

I had a compacted wisdom tooth and the dental nurse was in my lap holding me down whilst the dentist was tryna yank it out... lol

BUT... I nearly overdosed on pain killers a few months before due to having an infection under that wisdom tooth, so the relief of knowing I wouldn't have that problem again out weighed having it taken out.
#6
ChipSticks
I'm serious. lol

I had a compacted wisdom tooth and the dental nurse was in my lap holding me down whilst the dentist was tryna yank it out... lol

BUT... I nearly overdosed on pain killers a few months before due to having an infection under that wisdom tooth, so the relief of knowing I wouldn't have that problem again out weighed having it taken out.


Im tempted to ring the clinic and refuse to have it done unless sedated or general.
#7
ask for a general...will taje longer but ur within rights to ...i did as my dentist (my hubby!!) said he couldn't do it (ok basically he knew id do his head in and he jus had to say to hospital that it would be too tricky for him....and to be fair it was as it was very slightly erupeted thru my gum...)
#8
amcol....the flip side is that my hubby does loads of these and ppl have it done..i think ur freaked out because u KNOW that they are gonna do this and that to u...trust me ive seen what happens when u have a filling and its scary...!!

my point is if ur in pain then a general will take longer ... so under a local isnt bad!!
#9
Thanks magicbeans, my hands are all clammy thinking about it, i wanna cry im soo scared how silly :(

My teeth are through but very badly decayed, one is in half and hollow, the other is gumline.

I think i will ring the clinic tomorrow and explain the situation about it all just not sure how to ask lol
#10
I was offered this but had to be done as an in patient and was to be booked in for a minimum of three days. Perhaps they are telling you the worst scenario as if they know they have to chisel the jawbone they never do it as an outpatient.
P.S I bottled and the pain settled down, it took about a year but had read about nerve damage and scar tissue as mine was a very serious op. I am sure that yours is routine or they would not attempt it without admitting you.
#11
If i have a filling i shake stupid enough, i had a tooth removed last week and i felt really sick last week before it was done, my whole body was jerking in the chair and thats a normal tooth not a wisdom which is gonna take longer and be more complex, i have been warned my tooth roots is a bit close to the nerve so possible nerve damage from a few weeks to forever as well.
#12
Had a top one done , 1 jag, numbed up, pulled it out in around 10 seconds.
Doddle. :thumbsup:
Nothing to worry about.
#13
I had 2 taken out but 6 months apart due to 1 being from either side of my mouth and they would not do that, due to needed a side of the mouth to eat on. It took 2 mins to take it out, and the worst bit was the 3 injections in the gum but thats not that bad. Then just just scopped the teeth out. I was not looking forward to it as i was 28 and never had a filling or tooth out (quite good teeth).
When they took each out it was fine and i was advised to be cqreful and not smoke but first thing i did was have a fag and it was fine lol
The 2nd bit i did not like was the cotton wall they put in your mouth to me its like touching velvet or scratching a blackboard lol it bleed a bit for a day but was fine.
Dont worry about it and let us know how it went. :)
#14
I had four taken out about ten years ago - perhaps a little longer. Apparently they were impacted, so they had to be cut out - heard some horror stories (jaw dislocation being one and I really can live without that being confirmed BTW :)

.. But it went well, better than that actually, was discharged fairly quickly. V.Little discomfort at all.
#15
i had mine out under general. All 4 of them, it was painfull after and my face was swollen for about a week. My advice would be to ask for a general, at least your out cold while they take them out. Good luck, try not to worry.
#16
Yeah i have been warned no smoking for 3/4 days after the procedure as infection pain is worse than tooth ache. Its both my bottom wisdom teeth, they offered to do both on same day but im not brave enough for that unless i was under lol
#17
Yeah i have been told mine will have to be cut out as well.
#18
I had two out a few years ago as they were growing sideways. I was an out patient at hosptal and was only in for around 8 hours. They did cut my mouth open at the sides though! Worth it in th end!
Good luck.
#19
Mate of mine got a couple taken out a few weeks ago. Turns out, if you're struggling to find funds for a dentist trip, having a woman's drunken husband beat you up for thinking that you're sleeping with his wife works very well.
#20
amcol
Yeah i have been warned no smoking for 3/4 days after the procedure as infection pain is worse than tooth ache. Its both my bottom wisdom teeth, they offered to do both on same day but im not brave enough for that unless i was under lol


I had one of mine out about 4 weeks ago, it was impacted and took them an hour to get it out!! He gave me 9 injections and then had to go and get the consultant as i could still feel pain, he then finished it off. It was horrible.

I was warned not to smoke for 48 hours, left it for about 3 and had one, unfortunately i got a 'Dry Socket' which hurt like hell, much more than just after the procedure. It has still not fully healed now, i would advise not to smoke!!

But then again if you go to the hospital with a broken arm they say it's due to smoking :roll: :)

I only had local anaesthetic (sp?), no general or sedative, wish i had asked for a sedative though, my heart was racing for the duration.

Good luck with it, i'm sure yours won't be that bad, it's worth having done, but i wouldn't have said that a few weeks ago!!!
#21
make sure they give you plenty of antibiotics after the work.

I had an impacted tooth taken out and they forgot to give me the antibiotics. I was in hospital 3 days later with Septiceamia. I have also spent the last 18 months having bits of broken tooth and jaw bone working their way out through the gum. no real pain in this (except scratching your tongue) just incovenience.

as a ray of hope for you, if yours are showing, then there should be less cutting and sawing to get them out, so you might be lucky.

:thumbsup:
#22
My dentist told me just to have local anaesthetic - the guy taking them out kept saying "Are you sure?" I then asked for his advice - he said go general anaesthetic. I did - woke up - jaw had to be dislocated couldn't move my mouth for weeks (Weetabix & Ready Break were a Godsend). But - I really didn't feel a thing!
Are they top or bottom? Mine were both bottom!
#23
Crikey, some right horror stories lol

can't you ask to be knocked out and just have all 4 taken out at once?

If you panic at having a normal filling, removal of a wisdom tooth will be quite traumatic.
#24
ChipSticks
I had a compacted wisdom tooth and the dental nurse was in my lap holding me down whilst the dentist was tryna yank it out... lol


Was there a film crew on scene:whistling: :lol:
#25
These are both bottom wisdom teeth, there seems to be more bad than good, im ringing the clinic tomorrow im to fricking scared lol
#26
amcol
If i have a filling i shake stupid enough, i had a tooth removed last week and i felt really sick last week before it was done, my whole body was jerking in the chair and thats a normal tooth not a wisdom which is gonna take longer and be more complex, i have been warned my tooth roots is a bit close to the nerve so possible nerve damage from a few weeks to forever as well.


This might not apply to you but I used to react just like you describe, I was extremely nervous and reacted very badly Then one time I went for a filling I was taking some prescribed drugs, the dentist asked if I was taking any, so I told him. He then gave me an anaesthetic without adrenaline in as it might have reacted with the prescription drugs. The difference was amazing, no shaking, no sweating. It turned out I am allergic to the adrenaline in the injection. Its a known though unusual allergy, due to the very small amount involved, but ever since then I have the injection prepared without adrenaline and I'm just fine, like everyone else now.

It was the allergy and the reaction that was making me so nervous, the anticipation of my bad reaction. I had two wisdom teeth removed at the dentist last year and it was no worse then having a clean and polish.

When I move dentists I explain, and they always understand and give me the alternative anaesthetic without any problem.

Could it be you have the same?
#27
I had 2 taken out in one go and a 3rd at a later date. Mine was similer, as I had the 2 point root parts of the teeth that are supposed to point down into the gum and jawbone, well mine curved outwards. Abit like looking at an anchor face on. My first 2 removed were done at a student hospital, so I had about 15 trainees looking on. The main guy asked me why I didn't want putting out and why I just wanted a local injection. The students fell about laughing when i said, they would have probably made a c*ck up and I'd wake up with no testic*es . :-)

Seriously though, the secret is to tell them the 1st injection of novocaine is not working and its still not numb. Make them give you about 3 or 4 doses.

After that its a doddle. I was in the pub 3 hours later, having a pint, high as a kite with a big grin on my face . ha
#28
Shengis
Was there a film crew on scene:whistling: :lol:


no! lol

it was horrid, she was in my lap hanging on my shoulders lol
#29
if you can, take an MP3 player and turn the music up really loud. I found that helps, although with the injection, you don't feel much.
#30
My daughter had to have six teeth out at 14, she is a very nervous patient and I insisted on a general, they did it no probs but I had to pay a deposit which was refundable. Was first going to be done in hospital but too much of a waiting list so sent by the hospital to a private clinic.............Took a week or so to get better but not the same situation as very impacted wisdom teeth.
#31
if u can deal with pain...wait...if u cant then seriously amcol it cant be that bad...the noises will freak u out but u wont feel anything.... x
#32
I can cope with pain i had to have for few mths now, so few more waiting for a general appointment wont hurt lol...i have clove oil, whisky for rubbing on, orajel, all sorts of dental things here lol

Robbie thats exactly how my roots are, they are pointing outwards.
#33
Well went to hospital yesterday and im allowed sedation.

It was booked for 18th May just had a phone call now been rescheduled to THIS monday, OMG im scared now lol

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