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    i'm terrified :( having my impacted wisdom tooth out tomorrow afternoon :(


    Wish me luck!
    my wisdom tooth is impacted and only barely out of the gum so thinking they are probably going to have to cut my gum open i'm only having a local and was wondering how painful it will be as i've only booked one day off work afterwards.

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    Geez, that's gonna kill!

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    JonnyTwoToes

    Geez, that's gonna kill!



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    jellybaby22

    i had the same thing done this time last year... was a bit painful … i had the same thing done this time last year... was a bit painful afterwards... but painkillers sorted it.. ( had stitches in my gum too ) was no worse than a mild toothache really...good luck



    thank you

    It will be fine, honestly.

    http://www.webwombat.com.au/entertainment/humour/images/312evil-dentist.jpg

    The recovery is worse than the procedure in my experience. You'll have a stiff, sore and achey jaw for a couple of days but honestly, it's not as bad as you've been leading yourself to believe. It's a shame it's taken so long for you to get to this point, it can't help with the dread!!

    I'm bricking going to the dentist.

    I had a really bad filling a few of years ago that cracked my tooth so ended up having to replace 85% of it ending up with a metal nub. Final bit of my tooth broke off a few months ago and I really don't want to get it sorted as they will doubtless have to pull the whole thing.

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    Last time I went to the dentist, he died two weeks later from a heart attack (true story).

    Says it all really.

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    cookiemonster83

    It will be fine, honestly The recovery is worse than the procedure in my … It will be fine, honestly The recovery is worse than the procedure in my experience. You'll have a stiff, sore and achey jaw for a couple of days but honestly, it's not as bad as you've been leading yourself to believe. It's a shame it's taken so long for you to get to this point, it can't help with the dread!!



    not good news about the jaw as i have a very clicky and painful jaw anyway

    i had three out including a broken wisdom tooth on friday didn't hurt though a few stitches - just make sure you get some soups in

    One of mine is growing the wrong way (into my other teeth).

    Got a consultation the 1st week of Jan that I'm not looking forward to either.....

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    ChrisUK

    One of mine is growing the wrong way (into my other teeth).Got a … One of mine is growing the wrong way (into my other teeth).Got a consultation the 1st week of Jan that I'm not looking forward to either.....



    mine is like that, it's stuck against the tooth in front and can't grow anymore, i've waited forever for this appointment and wish i could wait a little longer, lol

    you'll be fine chris on your first appointment all they'll do is give you an xrary and have a consultation

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    Charlie Scene

    i had three out including a broken wisdom tooth on friday didn't hurt … i had three out including a broken wisdom tooth on friday didn't hurt though a few stitches - just make sure you get some soups in



    already got my soup, lol! did you have a local? they didn't even offer me a general

    missp27

    already got my soup, lol! did you have a local? they didn't even offer me … already got my soup, lol! did you have a local? they didn't even offer me a general



    yes i had local and it went really quick for all three no pain during,just the usual soreness after they gave me painkillers and a mouthwash for afterwards to take home - i was nervous beforehand it's natural they were really good though

    missp27

    already got my soup, lol! did you have a local? they didn't even offer me … already got my soup, lol! did you have a local? they didn't even offer me a general



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    missp27

    mine is like that, it's stuck against the tooth in front and can't grow … mine is like that, it's stuck against the tooth in front and can't grow anymore, i've waited forever for this appointment and wish i could wait a little longer, lolyou'll be fine chris on your first appointment all they'll do is give you an xrary and have a consultation



    Had the Xray in the dentist, which has spawned this consultation with the dental hospital. Pain in the ass & not looking forward to it one bit.

    The only 2 people I've known to have them removed have ended up with broken jaws

    Apparently they need to take a little bit of bone out on mine as well.......

    The locals should allow the extraction to take place painlessly but it might be sore afterwards where the stitches are. Painkllers will do the job and I was told to rinse my mouth out with salty water when I had mine out.

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    Good luck to all involved xx

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    vibeone

    Good luck to all involved xx



    thanks vibe

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    I had this done under local about 10 years ago. They had to use a circular blade to cut into the bone to allow them to get a good grip. They had several attempts at pulling and I ended up with 5 injections. Eventually it came out, but it seriously felt like my lower jaw bone was going to snap down the middle. I wouldnt want to go through that again. Masses of blood too.

    You should be fine though. That was pretty extreme according to the hospital. Cant believe the buggers kicked me out within 20 minutes of extraction with blood still ousing and a hand full of tissues.

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    guv

    I had this done under local about 10 years ago. They had to use a … I had this done under local about 10 years ago. They had to use a circular blade to cut into the bone to allow them to get a good grip. They had several attempts at pulling and I ended up with 5 injections. Eventually it came out, but it seriously felt like my lower jaw bone was going to snap down the middle. I wouldnt want to go through that again. Masses of blood too.You should be fine though. That was pretty extreme according to the hospital. Cant believe the buggers kicked me out within 20 minutes of extraction with blood still ousing and a hand full of tissues.




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    guv

    I had this done under local about 10 years ago. They had to use a … I had this done under local about 10 years ago. They had to use a circular blade to cut into the bone to allow them to get a good grip. They had several attempts at pulling and I ended up with 5 injections. Eventually it came out, but it seriously felt like my lower jaw bone was going to snap down the middle. I wouldnt want to go through that again. Masses of blood too.You should be fine though. That was pretty extreme according to the hospital. Cant believe the buggers kicked me out within 20 minutes of extraction with blood still ousing and a hand full of tissues.



    No private medical coverage? Surely not?

    Don't worry, its not as bad as some like to make out ^^^ listen carefully to what the Dentist advises over the next week, to avoid a dry socket (the blood clot that forms after an extraction detaches itself from the socket walls)

    Had four of mine out in october over in 15 mins no pain after just a little hard to eat
    I was terrified beforehand i put it off twice before i eventually went wish i had done it sooner

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    guv

    I had this done under local about 10 years ago. They had to use a … I had this done under local about 10 years ago. They had to use a circular blade to cut into the bone to allow them to get a good grip. They had several attempts at pulling and I ended up with 5 injections. Eventually it came out, but it seriously felt like my lower jaw bone was going to snap down the middle. I wouldnt want to go through that again. Masses of blood too.You should be fine though. That was pretty extreme according to the hospital. Cant believe the buggers kicked me out within 20 minutes of extraction with blood still ousing and a hand full of tissues.



    Love that bit.

    "Certain death! But you should be fine."

    Had the same thing done ooo .. about fifteen or so years ago, bottom two slanted - they said that they'd either come out or be cut off. Never did find out which, under the general - no real problems

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    spritey

    No private medical coverage? Surely not?



    What are you blabbering about now? And stop calling me shirley.

    My 2 were taken out under a general anaesthetic 20+ years ago. I couldn't shave for 2 weeks because of the bruising

    I had a compacted wisdom tooth about 10 years ago, holy moo.

    Having it out was lots of fun, had a nurse more or less in my lap holding me down while the dentist was trying to pull it out. They cut into my gum and I had a few stitches, but the pain after wasn't so bad considering. And the relief of knowing I wouldn't have that tooth ache again more than made up for it.

    Lots of pain killers...

    Good luck xxx
    Edited by: "ChipSticks" 13th Dec 2010

    The thought of it will be worse than what it really will be like! I am such a big kid when I go to the dentist - I get them to rub on that numbing gel thats normally reserved for the kids when I have had a filling!

    Good luck

    aww big hugs. good luck had mine out under general.....was not a fun recovery.... redy brek via straw FTW!!

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    just beg them not to do it, it's what I did when I got there and they said okay. I've been fine ever since and that was a few years ago now.

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    thanks everyone i just hope i can eat normally again by christmas!

    Good luck, will be thinking of you..............also not in a sexual way!

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    My dentist used pliers to extract my wisdom teeth, sounds weird in this age of technology

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    GAVINLEWISHUKD

    Good luck, will be thinking of you..............also not in a sexual way! … Good luck, will be thinking of you..............also not in a sexual way!



    lool thanks gav

    missp27

    lool thanks gav



    Well if you need something to take you mind off the pain you know where I am!

    Haha! Everyone's so scared of dentists and this procedure, it's really not that bad. And it's quite okay to do it under local anaesthetic. I've done it on some patients and they've not felt a thing. You as a patient, just need to go in with a little bit of confidence in the dentist. Dentistry's changed so much, even in last 10yrs, that things are a lot smoother now. Yes removing wisdom teeth still requires a little bit of pressure or movement in the actual jaw, but don't worry about it. It's slight movements and if you tell your dentist you're anxious they'll do it at your pace. The dentist has evaluated what needs to be done and is def happy that he/shes capable of taking it out under LA. So you'll be fine. Don't worry, the calmer you are the easier it'll be for the dentist and in turn more pleasant experience for you.
    Make sure you have plenty of food in the morning (unless advised not to by your dentist) and follow the post-operative instructions given by your dentist. pm me if you need help with them instructions.

    PS LET US ALL KNOW HOW IT WENT!!!

    zermattbusby

    Don't worry, its not as bad as some like to make out ^^^ listen carefully … Don't worry, its not as bad as some like to make out ^^^ listen carefully to what the Dentist advises over the next week, to avoid a dry socket (the blood clot that forms after an extraction detaches itself from the socket walls)



    I had that after a tooth was extracted a couple of months ago and it was agony!!!

    I had my wisdom out under general and it was fine afterwards.

    I went with an ex to have his tooth taken out under local and they sedated him too. He loved it as the lamp above him was motion sensitive and he was trying to switch it on and off by waving his foot at it!! pmsl. I, on the other hand, had a very sore hand from where he was squeezing it hard (he is scared of the dentist) and had to watch them cut his gum and stitch it up. It took three of them to work in rotation trying to extract it before they cut the gum. This was just before they were due in theatre to do dental work on other patients and they all had sore arms from taking my ex's tooth out! He was fine post extraction with painkillers and mouthwash.

    Good luck Missp and don't let Gavin anywhere near you!! His idea of 'open wide' is not the same as a dentist's!!

    Good luck Missp27, its not as bad as some people are making out, it'll be over before you know it and then you can enjoy christmas
    I had my wisdom tooth out last week for the same reasons as you, the dentists (NHS) were great and I honestly didn't feel any pain at all.. good luck

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    thanks all, the bit i'm worried about most is having to keep my mouth open because i have jaw problems which i'm being treated for at the mo
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