wisdom tooth growing what to do/avoid ?

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  1. PACMAC macrumors regular

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    yeap my wisdom tooth is growing and I'm felling a bit pain not much well just a bit were it bugs me.. What do I need to avoid or do or get to make this lil pain go way..I'm not getting it pulled out..no way..
     
  2. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    May I ask why you're not getting them removed? They can really cause some problems with shifting other teeth.
     
  3. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, don't mess with this. Get it pulled before it starts growing into your back teeth.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I had all 4 of mine pulled. They never caused me any pain the few years I had them either.

    On a lighter note I can't stop talking when sedated.
     
  5. PACMAC thread starter macrumors regular

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    I never had wisdom tooth remove before plus I don't have dental plan.. How much would it cost with out insurance ? How long does the procedure take? And does the tooth have to be visable for them to take out?
     
  6. heehee macrumors 68020

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    Get it pulled, there is no way to avoid it. It doesn't hurt that much, you will be all drugged up. :)
     
  7. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    haha, at least that's better than the sedative wearing off and regaining consiousness while they are breaking your teeth apart :eek:
     
  8. 7on macrumors 601

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    I'm twenty three and haven't got a single one pulled.

    Honestly they only hurt for a day about every month or so. And my mouth is pretty big so I think I can handle it ;-)
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I knew what they were doing even when sedated. I couldn't feel anything besides the pressure against my jaw though and the copious amounts of blood.

    They kept telling me to stop asking questions and talking. :rolleyes:
     
  10. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    My wisdom teeth were roughly $1200 per tooth. I had four removed, and it took less than two hours.

    It took roughly 20 or so hours for the "gaps" to stop bleeding, and I had severe pain for 48 hours. After 48 hours, I was OK. However, had some minor pain for the next few weeks as the "gaps" closed in.
     
  11. letsgorangers macrumors 6502

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    I used orajel on the gums where the tooth was coming in and that worked pretty well. I had one that hurt for about a week but it doesn't hurt anymore.

    Also if you have enough room, I don't see any reason to have them pulled. I had 5 teeth removed years ago, so I have plenty of room for a few more.
     
  12. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    If you live in a large city with several colleges and universities and want to roll the dice, most dental schools will pay YOU to remove them for you.

    Like, $100 a tooth.

    Plus - obviously - the surgery and all mediations are free.
     
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    If you have the room in your mouth and they are coming in straightish then dont bother removing them.

    remeber to keep the area clean. might even have to get small toothbrush to reach that far back into small space.

    sucking on ice cubes helped me alot to deal with apin when they were ripping through gums...
     
  15. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    that is what happened to me-- let me tell you, not fun to wake up with your dentist on top of you and in severe pain
     
  16. Antares macrumors 68000

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    You don't have to get them extracted unless they are causing pain. If they get compacted, you will then need to get them removed. They are one of the various leftovers from our evolution..from when we had larger jaws which aiding in the chewing of plants. Not everybody develops these vestigial third molars. Some develop 4, some only 2, etc.. They typically develop between the ages of 16 and 24.

    Personally, I developed two. One was partially compacted. The other was causing no issues. I had them both removed for preventative purposes. I had local anesthesia but you can also get general anesthesia. The choice would be up to you. General might be the way to go if you don't want to hear the extraction process....which involves cracking the molar and pulling out the pieces. The sound of the tooth cracking and being split as well as the associated "squishy" sounds of the removal can be off putting to some people.

    Pain is all dependant on the person and is difficult to classify. Typically, you will just feel a long, dull pain in your mouth. But you will normally be prescribed pain medication if required. For me, there was pain the first day but it was extremely nominal on all subsequent days.
     
  17. jay1097 macrumors member

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    You should go see your dentist and find out if your wisdom teeth need to be removed. Only 5% of the population can keep them.

    I had 4, all of them had to be removed. I don't remember the surgery but I didn't have much pain after, I was just swollen for a week. It cost 300$ per tooth but the cost depends on the area and the oral surgeon. If you live in Canada you can have them done at the hospital for a much lower cost, but thats the worst way the have them done because it is not done by a specialist.

    Getting a good oral surgeon is the key to a good recovery and a good experience. Also don't be fooled it is not like getting a tooth pulled it is surgery.
     
  18. smokeyrabbit macrumors 6502

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    <sarcasm> Definitely DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES see a licensed professional regarding your health. All of us on the internet are so much better at diagnosing your medical conditions just from one or two symptoms and no examination. Save yourself lots of cash and just ignore all the symptoms because that's what I did and now I'm rich and pain free!!!! </sarcasm>
     
  19. PACMAC thread starter macrumors regular

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    well its seems good that its growning strait i have no major problem back then with my tooths i think its just the part were the gum are opening up to make room for the tooth..no big deal thoe im not in major pain just a minor pain that anoys me some what..

    when the best time to remove it? when its shows sings of growing or wait a bit more were it pops out were you can see the tooth?

    i looked it up on youtube and found this..seem like easy stuff..:eek::eek:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc6hwiRbyn4
     
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