Out of the Blue

My appointment to get that wisdom tooth that I thought I was going to get pulled last month had been scheduled to tomorrow night, but fearing the patient before me would run long, Dr. Toothy's office rescheduled me again for a couple of weeks from now. Of course as luck would have it, this tooth really started bothering me last night, so if nothing changes with that and I can't get my appointment changed, I have plans to pick up a pair of ice skates and take a shot at the Tom Hanks school of dentistry. Wilson!!!

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Not to scare you...
Jun 19, 2002, 09:12
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Not to scare you... Jun 19, 2002, 09:12
Jun 19, 2002, 09:12
 
I had to go to the surgeon twice.
One for each side so I would still be able to eat after the operation.
It was a weird experience.
The drugs weren't so painful (5 shots, 2 on the top, 2 on the bottom and 1 in the top (gehemelte in Dutch) and in went the scalpel. Right between my gums and the teeth.

At one point he put his knee next to my head and had to pull really, really hard to get 1 out

Didn't hurt so bad. Sat on bad drooling and when I looked down I saw a puddle of thickish blood had collected on my chest. Painkillers were great, until they wore off.

Be sure to use an icepack otherwise you'll end up with a cheek the size of a tennisball

good luck!

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It ain't that bad
Jun 13, 2002, 18:37
anon@194.82
26.
It ain't that bad Jun 13, 2002, 18:37
Jun 13, 2002, 18:37
anon@194.82
 
I've 8 teeth out in my time. My mouth is too small and my teeth are too big - go figure.
Anyway. Wisdom teeth? Had them out under general anaesthetic. I felt rough as hell when I came to, but I was out of hospital the same day. Slept terribly that night as I kept having to get up to spit out all the blood in my mouth. Was fine after that though. Mouth was slightly bruised, but it didn't hurt too much. Hell, I even had dissoling stitches so they just slipped away without me noticing.

If your dentist is any good it shouldn't be any worse than that. Try to ignore the horror stories people come up with, they've usually just been unlucky.
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Re: jesus
Jun 13, 2002, 07:02
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Re: jesus Jun 13, 2002, 07:02
Jun 13, 2002, 07:02
 
Ugh, I hate...all of you.

All four of my wisdom teeth are in and they should all really be pulled out. I have one in particular that is a problem tooth (no pain at all, but obviously better off not being there), but I have not had the courage to get it done.

I HATE dentists! Besides being a big coward as it is :), a few really terrible experiences with dentists have made me incredibly leery of the whole industry.

Closing my eyes, hoping it all goes away %),
Ray

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First purely social avatar prog?
Jun 13, 2002, 06:59
anon@66.156
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First purely social avatar prog? Jun 13, 2002, 06:59
Jun 13, 2002, 06:59
anon@66.156
 
...was AlphaWorld. Circa 1995.
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jesus
Jun 13, 2002, 04:40
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jesus Jun 13, 2002, 04:40
Jun 13, 2002, 04:40
 
I really fear the dentist. I need to get 2 wisdom teeth pulled. There is no way I can make my own appointment so my wife is having to drag my ass to the dentist.

Im shitting it big time.

Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
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Re: Wisdom Teeth
Jun 13, 2002, 04:09
anon@68.65
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Re: Wisdom Teeth Jun 13, 2002, 04:09
Jun 13, 2002, 04:09
anon@68.65
 
just dont ask Tom Levy, he's been through enough
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Re: No subject
Jun 12, 2002, 22:01
WarPig
 
21.
Re: No subject Jun 12, 2002, 22:01
Jun 12, 2002, 22:01
 WarPig
 
Prepare for pain.

Well maybe, but not in my case. I had four removed at once and was playing football two days later.

Even though I was gassed, I still remember the dentist putting his forearm across my forehead while he pulled so hard that sweat was dripping from his brow onto my face (not that I cared - the gas is good!). Anyway, once the tooth finally let loose he almost landed on his butt, and I remember laughing (like I said, the gas is good). Somewhere I have a little envelope with those teeth in them and two of them have jaw bone still stuck to them.

It seems like I've heard that the roots of the wisdom teeth can actually grow deep into and some times AROUND the jaw. That's why sometimes having them removed can be a pretty big deal.

*** As usual, I could be wrong. But really, what are the odds of that happening twice? ***
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Re: My wisdom teeth
Jun 12, 2002, 18:00
anon@24.167
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Re: My wisdom teeth Jun 12, 2002, 18:00
Jun 12, 2002, 18:00
anon@24.167
 
Even if you don't have pain from the wisdom teeth, they can still move all your other teeth out of wack. I had mine taken out about 4 years ago because of this. The teeth on the front of my lower jaw were being squeezed together and the pointy ones are now slightly infront of the others at an outward pointing angle. I'm sure pain would have developed later because there was no room in the back. My wisdom teeth were coming in aimed 45 degrees forward instead of straight up
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Re: Wisdom Teeth
Jun 12, 2002, 17:55
JM
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Re: Wisdom Teeth Jun 12, 2002, 17:55
Jun 12, 2002, 17:55
JM
 
So tell me, Blue... is it safe?

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Re: My wisdom teeth
Jun 12, 2002, 16:27
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Re: My wisdom teeth Jun 12, 2002, 16:27
Jun 12, 2002, 16:27
 
I can feel them at the back of my jaw, but they're partially overgrown with flesh.

Ok, I'm an unwilling participant in this dentist discussion.

Unmaker, you have exactly what I had with the wisdom teeth on one side of my mouth.

Eventually I started to get low grade infections back there as food would get caught between the tooth and that 'flap' of skin. If I had ignored it, it would have resulted in the decay of the wisdom tooth and the tooth next to it.

Yep, you guessed it, they had to come out.

Next day after extraction I started to feel this amazingly powerfull pain radiating out of the socket. I put up with it for 48 hours, taking tylenol, etc....

Turns out I had dry socket, which can only be fixed via a special medication (which looks like Copenhagen Snuff) packed into the socket.

So, If you feel that pain, run back to the dentist and get that medicine packed in.

There, now I'm a party to the sado-masochism that is modern dentistry



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Re: The only time...
Jun 12, 2002, 15:32
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Re: The only time... Jun 12, 2002, 15:32
Jun 12, 2002, 15:32
 
Are you all just joking or is it really normal for US dentists to let their patients suffer? In Germany it is usually no problem to get an appointment within the next two days when you've got acute pain. They will squeeze you in somewhere or stay longer in the evening. Or, if nothing else works, they will find a colleague for you to go to.

If a dentist told me I'll have to put up with the pain for weeks I'd immediately go to someone else. This is not how it should be.

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My wisdom teeth
Jun 12, 2002, 15:18
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My wisdom teeth Jun 12, 2002, 15:18
Jun 12, 2002, 15:18
 
My wisdom teeth have sorta come in. I mean, I can feel them at the back of my jaw, but they're partially overgrown with flesh. Sometimes the actual skin near there flares up a bit, but nothing major. I can click my jaw though, and I suspect that's caused by my wisdom teeth. They don't really cause me any pain though... so what, am I safe? Or will they just up and turn on me some day?

Unmaker

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Needle Nose
Jun 12, 2002, 15:12
anon@65.100
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Needle Nose Jun 12, 2002, 15:12
Jun 12, 2002, 15:12
anon@65.100
 
Instead of ice skates, try a good pair of needle nose pliers. They work great. I've done two teeth that way. Yes, it hurts. And yes, it is a bit messy. But it gets the job done.
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Re: The only time...
Jun 12, 2002, 14:10
anon@65.70
14.
Re: The only time... Jun 12, 2002, 14:10
Jun 12, 2002, 14:10
anon@65.70
 
Humm is it really hard to find a dentist in New York, or is it a trust issue? Cause I would never put up with being rescheduled once, this is a pain issue the Dr, should have more consideration and respect for that. I humbly suggest you get your @ss on the phone and get recommendation from a friend to day and call the Dr tell him your in pain and get your appointment for tomorrow. They all use pain medication and gas just call and ask please dont sit there in pain =(

Heh a guy from Texas telling a guy from New York how to get pushy, gezzz =)

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Subject change please!
Jun 12, 2002, 13:02
13.
Subject change please! Jun 12, 2002, 13:02
Jun 12, 2002, 13:02
 
All of these dental horor stories have me ready to swear off this thread.

How about we talk about all of the but cracks that will be covered by the long tailed T-shirt company.


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No subject
Jun 12, 2002, 12:32
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No subject Jun 12, 2002, 12:32
Jun 12, 2002, 12:32
 
Nothing quite like dental pain. I had a bad tooth (back molar-type)that was bothering me several weeks ago. I progressed from applying Anbesol™ gel (OTC local anesthetic) a couple times a day to actually pouring the liquid directly on the tooth with an eye dropper every 10 minutes. Drinking anything that wasn't body temp would set up a chain reaction of pain so intense I almost went to the emergency room several times (at this point the pain wasn't just one little spot, it was the whole lower left side of my face). When I finally got to my appointment the dentist said he'd have to do a root canal to save it. The pain had just worn me down so badly that I had it extracted just to get a nights sleep and a clear head. I can live without it.

Take care of your teeth kiddies

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Re: curious...
Jun 12, 2002, 12:24
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Re: curious... Jun 12, 2002, 12:24
Jun 12, 2002, 12:24
 
all of mine are in...can't feel it though =)...think it's kinda chance whether or not your teeth grow in straight naturally or not...

10.
 
Re: curious...
Jun 12, 2002, 12:04
10.
Re: curious... Jun 12, 2002, 12:04
Jun 12, 2002, 12:04
 
eh, Im 19, Im going to my ortho today actually.. haha

I just never bothered to ask, in my anthropology 201 course they talked about wisdom teeth in old human related fossil finds, and they mentioned pain, etc.. I was wondering it was still holds true for today ...at any rate.. sounds nasty.. phew.. thank good ness me got a long jaw!

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Re: curious...
Jun 12, 2002, 11:48
anon@65.171
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Re: curious... Jun 12, 2002, 11:48
Jun 12, 2002, 11:48
anon@65.171
 
Yes, there is a medical reason for it. Most people's jaws aren't long enough to accomodate the wisdom teeth. As a result they often come in crooked and grind into the back molars, resulting is really terrible pain. How old are you to have all your wisdom teeth grown in and not know anything about them? Do you not go to the dentist?
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curious...
Jun 12, 2002, 11:40
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curious... Jun 12, 2002, 11:40
Jun 12, 2002, 11:40
 
I know im naive here.. but is there a medicinal reason for having wisdom teeth taken out???? I have all my grown in, and they dont bother me the least... *shrug* ..any insight would be helpful

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