Wisdom tooth?

United States
July 2, 2008 1:24pm CST
So a while ago I thought that my wisdom tooth was growing and then I though that it was not possible. I though that maybe I was imagining things or something and that was I was feeling was probably part of my other teeth. Now on this week I reach up there again because it hurts a little and I touch it and I am sure that it is my wisdom tooth. It is big already. Only one side has grown so far. But it hurts a little. It's growing in the upper right side of my mouth. I've heard stories about how much it hurts and stuff and I actually studied a bit of this while I was taking my Forensic Anthropology class. So I want to know who else had their wisdom tooth already? Did it hurt a lot? When did you guys take it out?
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@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
2 Jul 08
All four of min came in when I was 17. They didn't come out all the way and I had them pulled. My mouth - even minus the wisdom teeth and 4 adult teeth - is completely full. I don't remember it being really painful, but I thought I had an ear infection before I found out it was the teeth. The surgery wasn't bad either. I was swollen but eating that night.
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• United States
2 Jul 08
Well as long as as I can eat i'm okay. I guess it's just the same as when our teeth came out when we were children. Happy posting!
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• United States
2 Jul 08
I was lucky and I have only 3 wisdom teeth! One of them has already been taken out so really I have two wisdom teeth still in my mouth. I got my lower right tooth removed last year, and I was awake for the procedure. The worst part of the procedure is the initial shot in your mouth that deadens the area so you don't feel anything. After that it's all gravy except for when they're actually pulling the tooth out. It doesn't hurt at all! However, you can feel a strong pressure right by your ear! It feels like you went underwater and the pressure is in your ear. Also recovery is painful, but the doctors give you a lot of pain medication. Just be careful what you eat so that you don't get food stuck in the cavity before it heals, and don't drink from a straw. I didn't have any problems excepy my stitches fell out kinda fast, and I thought that you could see the bone! However when I went to the dentist, he pulled out a huge chunk of food that I thought was "bone" it was green and moldy and absolutely DISGUSTING to look at. But, I did't get any infections and the two wisdom teeth that I have aren't causing me any pain so i still have them.
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• United States
2 Jul 08
OMG. You have scared the sh*t out of me. LOL. But i'm pretty brave so when it's time to take it out I'll just pray or something. Thanks for telling me all of this. Now I know what I have to look forward to and what I have to do. Thanks a lot. Happy posting!
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• Canada
2 Jul 08
My husband just sent this discussion to me. I am having that problem myself, and it is the exact same tooth. My wisdom toth is not only painful, but it is affecting my sinuses and doing weird hings to my head. I feel like total crud, today.
• United States
2 Jul 08
Wait is your husband that above poster? Well I hope that your pain goes away and that you get better from it. Mine hasn't fully grown so that's maybe why it's not hurting too much. Right now it's just little bursts of pain once in a while.