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  • robc84 19 Jul 2013 19:19:00 11,115 posts
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    Cool trying not to worry about it. Makes me feel better that its not all horror stories! To be fair I'm a bit of a wuss in general but more so at the dentist!
  • Errol 19 Jul 2013 19:20:31 12,980 posts
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    Basically, with the 3-4 injections you get you can't feel a thing anyway. The injections hurt more than the extraction.
  • robc84 19 Jul 2013 19:26:55 11,115 posts
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    Just the thought of them drilling and pulling at my tooth seems...... unpleasant.

    Time to man up I guess!
  • Jeepers 19 Jul 2013 19:32:23 15,745 posts
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    Weirdly, when I had mine taken out it felt like the dentist was pushing not pulling. And then three seconds later it was all over.

    As my wife often says.
  • robc84 19 Jul 2013 19:37:39 11,115 posts
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    3 seconds... she's a lucky lady. My wife gets 2 if she's lucky.

    Actually feel much better about it now. Thanks guys and gals!
  • teamHAM 19 Jul 2013 20:19:48 3,720 posts
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    robc84 wrote:
    @teamHAM 9 injections - ouch how was the pain afterwards?
    The roof of my mouth was sore for about a day afterwards, the other 8 jabs were only really painful at the time for a few seconds each.

    As for the procedure itself, there are a lot of variables that decide how painful it will be. Not least of all which dentist you have, the anesthetic, the state of the teeth, and generally how well your body has adapted to having/fitting the teeth into the mouth.

    My lower ones were impacted and I had them out about 5 years ago. Incredible amounts of heave ho applied by dentist, huge pressure on my lower jaw, disturbing crunching and grinding noises, followed by stitches (which required a follow up appointment to be removed so yet more injections). However in terms of real mind numbing pain.. not really. Just a lot of real pushing and pressure. The injections before hand were worse.

    As I said I had my upper two wisdom teeth out a couple of weeks ago. They were coming through when I had my lower ones out but decided at the time to leave them a while (with the recommendation of the dentist). However they then became decayed and my upper right one grew at a 45 degree angle facing outwards, causing swelling, ulcers etc. About a month ago a piece of the tooth broke off and I bit down hard on it while eating causing huge pain, which is when I said enough and booked in to have them out. As I said 9 jabs which were painful, and then he started working on the left tooth too soon, as the pain was unbearable. After a wait he started on the right one, which broke up because of it being so decayed, and to get it out he pressed so hard that he caused a lump/absess thing on the jaw at the back of my mouth which has only just gone down in the last few days.

    But yeah, the best you can do is just get in there and get it over and done with, once you have healed it's a better quality of life all round, especially if you have had trouble with them.
  • ronuds 19 Jul 2013 20:24:07 21,783 posts
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    Even after I have novocaine, I still feel that tingle when they start digging in there. Must be when they touch a root or summat.

    I'm getting queasy just thinking about it.
  • President_Weasel 19 Jul 2013 20:42:39 12,272 posts
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    I had a fucking horrible time getting my top two wisdom teeth out, one in particular had gnarled and twisted roots like a haunted tree. Took a bit of bone with it when it finally came loose, the fucker.
    Biting down on cotton wool pads and then rinsing with warm salty water for a day or two for each tooth. Pretty horrible.

    It doesn't really last that long though, and the other tooth went much better. You can look back on it after a couple of days and say "well, that was pretty horrible, glad it's over" and get on with your life.
  • robc84 19 Jul 2013 21:04:42 11,115 posts
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    I guess we'll see what happens monday.

    I'll be glad when they r out though. Always getting food stuck back there and every couple of months it gets all swollen and painful. Due to infection I guess.
  • robc84 22 Jul 2013 17:14:53 11,115 posts
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    Had my bottom right one out this afternoon. Very impacted so had lots of drilling and pulling to get it out. Unpleasant but no pain :) . Anesthetic not worn off yet but my jaw is already starting to ache.....
  • Jeepers 22 Jul 2013 17:34:54 15,745 posts
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    Good work fella!
  • robc84 22 Jul 2013 17:39:03 11,115 posts
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    I'll be whinging like a little girl in a couple of hours!
  • psychokitten Moderator 22 Jul 2013 17:43:29 7,795 posts
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    Did they give you a prescription for some painkillers? Over the counter stuff worked for me. And get some ice packs/frozen veggie packs ready :)
    You'll be fiiiiiiiine
  • boo 22 Jul 2013 17:57:38 12,970 posts
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    robc84 wrote:
    I'll be whinging like a little girl in a couple of hours!
    I'm sure you'll be fine.
    But if you get infected and die, can we have your games?
    Go and write it down on a bit of paper and sign it, just to be on the safe side.

    But like I say, you'll probably be fine.
  • robc84 22 Jul 2013 18:35:44 11,115 posts
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    @psychokitten

    No prescription, just ibuprofen and paracetamol alternating at 3 hour intervals.

    Anesthetic nearly worn off and so far so bearable!
  • robc84 22 Jul 2013 18:39:19 11,115 posts
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    boo wrote:
    robc84 wrote:
    I'll be whinging like a little girl in a couple of hours!
    I'm sure you'll be fine.
    But if you get infected and die, can we have your games?
    Go and write it down on a bit of paper and sign it, just to be on the safe side.

    But like I say, you'll probably be fine.
    I hereby donate all of my games to EG if I get an infection and die.

    That ok?
  • Deleted user 9 March 2015 06:50:16
    Had my bottom two taken out on Friday morning. It's now 1am on Monday morning and I can't sleep, as I've literally never been in this much pain before. I'm at the maximum dose of pain meds and I've had an ice pack basically attached to the side of my face for several hours, and it's not making a dent in the pain.

    Ow.
  • Gl3n Moderator 7 Feb 2017 20:03:45 6,505 posts
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    Ultra bump.

    Having top two wisdom tooth taken out. They don't seem to be impacting, just pointing out sideways like dopes.

    The quote I was given by the dentist was 500 quid with sedation! So i'm sacking it off for boring old local anaesthetic, 200 quid for both.

    Am I a cheap arsehole that will live to regret this?

    Edited by Gl3n at 20:05:29 07-02-2017
  • HarryB 7 Feb 2017 20:07:22 6,916 posts
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    Horizontally impacted wisdom tooth discovered after irreparable pulpitis nearly ended me. Much more fun to follow!
  • Gl3n Moderator 7 Feb 2017 20:12:50 6,505 posts
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    I have decay in both, particularly the right one - so much so that there have been small chips falling away over the last weeks.

    No pain at all, though 12 months ago I had a brief gum infection that wasn't much fun.
  • ZuluHero 7 Feb 2017 20:33:29 5,441 posts
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    I had one taken out on a local recently, can't remember it costing that much, something like 55?

    Was surprised how quick it was, I'm a real baby when it comes to dentistry, I thought they hadn't started but my tooth was in a metal plate on the side, maybe 5 minutes tops.

    It was a huge tooth, and had long roots, and even though my top ones are sideways, it came out with no problems, but it sounds like I was lucky going of some stories I've heard!

    If the other top one is the same, I'd have I'd done again no problem. tbh, I was more worried about it than I should have been, hopefully it'll be the same for you.
  • elstoof 7 Feb 2017 20:42:19 17,479 posts
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    Definitely get them done under local, if you're conscious then the dentist will have to use finesse. Under general, he's able to get up on your grill with a hammer and chisel
  • ZuluHero 7 Feb 2017 20:45:52 5,441 posts
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    I'd say that's true, my brother had two out on a general and he was black and blue, and took much longer to recover. I took the day off work, as advised, but tbh I could have gone back the same day.
  • cov 7 Feb 2017 20:55:57 1,606 posts
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    impacted and infected - took 2 hours per tooth to take out with small lady replaced by bloke then huge butcher on both occasions trying to rip them out only for them to shatter and having to have all the bits cut out.

    turned out they both had four roots sticking out like tent pegs

    what was left of them and the x-rays are in the dental hospital as a warning to trainees

    bloody horror show
  • ozthegweat 7 Feb 2017 21:00:17 1,333 posts
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    Had three taken out under local, the injections were the most painful part of the whole procedure. Stayed home for two or three days with some painkillers that I never took as it didn't really hurt.

    You'll live.
  • ZuluHero 7 Feb 2017 21:02:55 5,441 posts
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    @cov sounds awful, hope you're OK now?
  • cov 7 Feb 2017 21:14:34 1,606 posts
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    heh soz shld have said that was several years ago it just feels like it was yesterday!
  • ozthegweat 7 Feb 2017 21:15:47 1,333 posts
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    @cov Is your profile pic a photo of you being reminded of that day?
  • Dougs 7 Feb 2017 22:14:36 80,876 posts
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    Had all 4 out at once under general about 20 years ago. All impacted. Was definitely black and blue all over, took a week or two to recover, was in hospital over night. On the plus side, it was free.
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