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04-10-04, 21:50
well its time. i have to have my wisdom teeth out november 5th. i am SO nervous. i know this procedure is done every day but i hate the fact that im going to be put to sleep. it really bothers me :(

also i cant have earrings in so that means i cant get my ear pierced and my bellybutton pierced until after the 5th! errrrrrr http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-1.gif im going to be 18 on friday and i want these piercings done asap because i can now http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

does anyone remember getting this oh-so-lovely procedure done? does it hurt a lot afterwards? how long did it take for you to recover? were you even put to sleep?? [my dad said he wasnt.. but my doctor said i HAVE to be... theyll really have to drug me up with something to calm me because ill be soo wired and nervous]


05-10-04, 03:35
Oh ouch....yeah I had my lower ones taken out a few years ago. They never grew all the way in, they just barely poked through my gum, so the had to cut them out, b/c I was in a lot of pain....and I wasn't put to sleep, they just deadened the area w/ Novacaine, except it didn't take as well on one side as it did the other and I all but tried to run away when he cut into that side b/c it hurt like heck, lol...so they had to inject some more on that side. It didn't take too long to recover, I had to go back after a week and get the stitches taken out, and the day I had it done I could only eat soup of course, but after that I could pretty much eat what I wanted....all in all it wasn't too bad...

best of luck to you. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

also...i forgot to add they prescribed me Tylenol 3 for the pain, and that helped alot too....

[ 05. October 2004, 05:01: Message edited by: TombRaidingJenn42 ]

05-10-04, 03:54
I think I'm getting my wisdom teeth early, I'm 14. Sometimes I feel it, it hurts a little, but then it suddenly stops and acts as if nothing has happened. :confused:

05-10-04, 04:04
you know.....I'm not real sure when wisdom teeth generally grow in, I'd imagine it's different for everyone, I was in my early 20's when mine started coming it....but I do know that mine did the same as yours, they'd hurt for a bit then quit....up until they stopped growing in and then they hurt all the time, but it took a while for that to happen...

[ 05. October 2004, 05:04: Message edited by: TombRaidingJenn42 ]

05-10-04, 08:43
The wisdom teeths are totaly random on each of us, some onea have them, some others never have them, and they can grow in any age.

05-10-04, 12:28
Mine started growing when I was about 15-16, and they grew soooo slow!!!
Just a little bit every year...and now I haven't felt them growing for years and I'm 22 now, and it still doesn't feel like they are fully grown.
But still they are there, but I'm never bothered by them, they never hurt and my dentist hasn't said anything about having to remove them...at least not yet! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif
I don't know if everyone have to remove their wisdom teeth?? I hope I won't have to.... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif
Good luck to you TRchik I hope your november 5th will be as painless as they can make it....you know painkillers and all ;)

[ 05. October 2004, 13:29: Message edited by: Angelina ]

05-10-04, 13:29
{{{{{{{{{{{TRChik}}}}}}}}}}}}} don't worry sweetie, it will all be fine! I had mine taken out about 5years ago under general anaesthetic, I went into hospital early in the morning and I was home by late afternoon. Pain - a little - but painkillers took that away, and it only lasted a couple of days, I was a little bruised around my jawline and chin. The upside of it all was I got lots of pressies and cards, and taken care of, didn't get out of bed for two days.

BTW I know you have a great family who will take care of you, just be careful after the anaesthetic, can make you a little dizzy and sick, but it doesn't last long.

Good luck darlin'!!!! You'll be fine!!! :D

05-10-04, 22:07
thanks guys http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/grouphug.gif

mine actually havent even begun to grow in. i dont want braces again so thats 1 reason why im getting them out now. and the other is because the roots havent formed yet so itd be an easier operation i guess.

05-10-04, 22:12
My wisdom teeth if they ever do anything will probably wait for a few years more.

05-10-04, 22:29
Mmmm, mine are still growing at 18, but i have a very full set of teeth and big mouth, lol. :D

Why you having them taken out????

05-10-04, 22:48
my doctor thinks its time. and he doesnt want to wait til they grow in cuz thatll be a waste of over 5000 worth of braces. and as i said, i guess itll be easier to get them out if the roots havent formed yet.

05-10-04, 22:54
Yeah this sounds reasonable, but i always thought thatyou needed your wisdow teeth?

05-10-04, 23:08
nah i guess not. if they come in nicely why not have them. but theyre just an extra set of molars. i wish i was one of the lucky ones to either not get them, or have them come in perfectly.