Do You Still Have Your Wisedom Teeth?

Hong Kong
September 3, 2007 10:31pm CST
My wisedom tooth is causing me pain in the mouth. And I talked with my friends and some of them have their wisedom teeth pulled out already. I think I will do the same thing when I have a budget for that. I am wondering if you guys are still having your wisedom teeth? What's your experience? Did they cause you any pain?
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@stealthy (8188)
• United States
4 Sep 07
I still have three and all of them are impacted, below the gums. The one I had taken out was that way, too and was taken out because I broke the tooth that it was crowded up against from below and the dentist said that fixing the broken tooth would disturb the wisdom tooth and that it would then cause problems. Since I have never had any problems with any of the others in spite of a broken jaw and no joint any more on one side, I have to wonder if he was right. It was not easy for the dental surgeon to take out since he had to cut it up to get it out which was what I chose over him cutting the bone around it up instead which would have been easier on him but worse for me.
• Hong Kong
4 Sep 07
Sounds scary to me! Yes I think I will see if it causes me more problem than this, if it does, then I really have to take it out.
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• United States
4 Sep 07
I still have my wisdom teeth but I think I should get them removed soon... because the bottom ones are coming in sideways! It's really annoying and it's only a matter of time before they start to cause more problems...
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• Hong Kong
4 Sep 07
Sideways? Didn't that hurt really bad?
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
4 Sep 07
Oh, yes, one was pulled when I was quite young and the dentist said I should take out all the rest or I would have trouble. But at that time we did not have money to spend of such things. It was about ten years before the rest started causing pain. I thought maybe I was turning into a werewolf or something because my eye teeth hurt the worst, like fangs...I wanted to go out and howl at the moon! Finally it got bad enough that the rest had to be taken out. However, I took lots of vitamin C before the surgery and a whole gram every hour afterwards and went to work the next day. This should make you feel better about having gone to work sick a day or two ago!
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• Hong Kong
4 Sep 07
Vitamin C, I will remember that! I am still think if I should get them pulled out! I will travel later and I want to at least wait after this month and see. I don't really have budget for that right now! Hopefully, they would come out fine and I could wait! *smiles*.
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
4 Sep 07
I still have 2 of my wisdom teeth.I had 2 pulled.The last one left me with a bad hole and i dont want to experience this again.I have no pain in the upper ones and no ones getting in there to frigg around!!!I saved my last wisdom tooth,its soo big i couldnt believe it.Im still half as smart though!LOL:)
• Hong Kong
4 Sep 07
A bad hole? Oh my god! I don't want that! *frowns*
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@nmw2005 (1197)
• United States
4 Sep 07
I had mince taken out about 9 months ago due to severe pain. I only took Tylenol for the pain. Overall my experience was a really good one, but of course it all depends on the person and situation.
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@subathra (3519)
• India
4 Sep 07
I still have all my wisdon teeth in good condition.But when it was in a growing stage i had lot of pain and consulted my dentist who peeled off the outer skin around the teeth.i suffered with pain for 2 days ..worst pain i ever had..But i have a friend in my neighbourhood who pulled her wisdon teeth a week ago as it was growing in a wrong side and pained her a lot.I could see her grieving in pain and it costed much for her to get it done with the dentist.
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@youless (94189)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Sep 07
Three of my wisdom teeth were pulled out in the past. It was a terrible experience and I don't want to even remember it. I still have one wisdom teeth and I hope it can stay with me forever. I hate being pulled out of the teeth.
@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
4 Sep 07
I had my wisdom teeth until I was 45!!! But they didn't cause me any problems. When they started hurting, I had them out. The dentist said its better because it is so hard to work on wisdom teeth since they are so far back in the mouth. But my daughter had to have hers out when she was seventeen because she had so much pain. It is just up to you, whether they cause you enough problems to go to the expense of having them out. I had some problems after mine came out with pain, but my daughter didn't have a bit of pain. I forced her to take one pain pill once the anesthetic wore off, but after that she didn't even take a tylenol or anything.
• United States
4 Sep 07
I still have my wisdom teeth, but I really need to get them pulled, since my jaw is to small to accomodate all the teeth I have, which is causing my teeth to squish together and look really awful. When they were first coming in they did cause some pain, but now that they are fully in I don't notice them anymore except for how jagged my teeth look. One reason I don't smile all that much anymore. But don't have the money right now to be going to the dentist and getting some heavy cosmetic surgery done on my teeth. Maybe one day I will, but right now it's a no go.
• Hong Kong
5 Sep 07
Oh oh oh! Don't quit smiling just because of the teeth! I have not really nice colored teeth (hhmmmmm too much coffee and stuff *laughs*). But I still smile and laugh a lot! I think the smiles count!
• United States
5 Sep 07
Oh I still smile and laugh, more than one would really think I do, but mostly it's a self-esteem thing. All through my childhood and teen years I was picked on and made fun of for weight issues and to boot I have a skin condition. So though I am working on getting my self-esteem to a higher standard and am an adult now, I still feel that I am being scrutinized for every flaw that I may have. Its a work in progress, but in time I may actually feel like a human being again.
@Ricko82 (585)
• Philippines
9 Sep 07
Wisdon tooth are always a pain in the rare. When mine was growing, it hurts like h___. I was contimplating on getting it remove and cost me so much money, but I took mefenamic acid instead to help with the pain and it worked. Evertime it hurts I just take the pain killer, it does help the trick. There's no point on taking it out really, only rotten tooth should be remove. However, if you can't withstand the pain. By all means have it taken out. I hope this helps.
• Hong Kong
9 Sep 07
Yes, I figured that it hurts like every 6 months and since I will fly somewhere and be away from home soon, I can't afford to have it painful again. I will see the dentist on Monday and seek for his advice! I woke up at 3am this morning because of the stupid pain!
@angela2006 (1846)
• China
8 Sep 07
yes,I have it also.and in the last several years,I endure the same pain every year.and the worst experience is that I can not eat food except drinking some water,it makes me feel so terrible.
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• Hong Kong
9 Sep 07
Oh why don't you take them out? I have made up my mind to take it out early next month. It really spoils my mood when I have that pain every half year!
@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
4 Sep 07
I have had all three widom teeth removed. Had them taken out when I was 17. I had one taken out one time the other three all at once.The one they did by itself was impacted and the root was wrapped badly around the peridontal bone and they had a dickens of a time getting it out. 17 years later I had to have my back molar (the one that was next to that wisdom tooth) removed also because it was damaged when they extracted the wisom tooth and had steadely gotten worse over the years. All in all though it is best to have them removed especially if they are impacted like mine were.
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• United States
5 Sep 07
meant all 4 wisdom teeth not all three widom teeth.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
4 Sep 07
My wisedom teeth caused me pain when they were coming in. After they came in, they were fine for awhile. If they had been really good, I would have kept them, but they were short. They were a little higher than my gums. A few years later, they wore down to even with my gums and started breaking up. The dentist kept patching them. Then they started to hurt at the base. Food had gone between the teeth and the gums and they were just no good in any way shape, manner or form. So over 10 years after they came in, they were pulled out.
• Hong Kong
4 Sep 07
I just hope that mine come out fine without being sideways or anything like that! That would be really painful *smiles*.
@aweins (4203)
• India
5 Sep 07
Hi wondericequeen, yes, i have my wisdom tooth still in my mouth. when it came,it caused pain but now it is not that very painful. my father was having two of them and they were very very painful. he use to suffer a lot because of them so he pulled them off. but i am not facing that much of a problem so.........
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• Singapore
5 Sep 07
I used to have wisdom tooth and at times it is very painful. It actually gives me headache. Luckily during my army days, I went to dentist to have them removed and it was free of charge.
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@AmbiePam (50245)
• United States
5 Sep 07
I had my wisdom teeth pulled last year at the age of 25. I knew I needed them removed, but I didn't have the money. Six months later I knew I had to have them removed. They weren't unbearable, but I guess an infection was imminent if they weren't removed. As for the removal, you're out of it, and when you're done, they won't show you your wisdom teeth. I asked because I wanted to see what they looked like. They wouldn't show them to me, they just disposed of them. LOL Anyway, someone has to drive you to and from the place when you have them removed. You're probably going to want to come home and sleep the rest of the day away. They'll more than likely give you pain medication, and although you'll probably use it, it is no where near as bad of a pain as a migraine or abscessed tooth that hasn't been treated.
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@bronie123 (4589)
• United States
5 Sep 07
I am one of those lucky people i guess i have no wisdom teeth at all and i never had them pulled my xrays show that there are none under my gums either WOOOO HOOOO im glad i didn't have to deal with that pain like my fiance and brother both have. My brother had to have his removed and my fiance needs to but doesn't have the funding right now to do so
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• Canada
4 Sep 07
I still have all my wisdom teeth but one . I had to have one taken out years ago when it was giving me a lot of pain because it was in my jaw . They told me at the time that I would have to have all of them removed eventually because they were all in my jaw ( because my mouth is to small for all my teeth ) but I have never had anymore pain from any of them yet and I had the other one removed about fifteen or sixteen years ago .
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@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
4 Sep 07
I got all four of mine pulled about 7-8 years ago. The top two weren't that bad but the bottom two were impacted and had to be surgically removed. Only one of my top ones ever hurt me. The recovery after having them out was not bad at all either. I didn't have dry sockets or infection so it was not all that painful.
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@wolflvr (336)
• United States
4 Sep 07
I had my wisdom teeth out before they even totally came in so I never felt any pain from them. It was uncomfortable for a few days after getting them out.
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