Wisdom Teeth

United States
June 13, 2010 2:51pm CST
Hey Everyone, I'm 28 years old and going to get my wisdom teeth out June 17 all 4 of them. If anyone has gone through this can you tell me how bad it hurts and how long the pain lasts? What kind of Pain killers they give you and what kind of food you can eat after you get them out thanks everyone.
15 responses
@rosie230 (1674)
13 Jun 10
I had 1 of my wisdom teeth taken out a couple of months ago and my dentist did it whilst I was awake. I tell you the truth it was awful, the feeling of him pulling it out, but I was glad when it was gone as it had been causing so many problems. I hope that you are having all 4 taken out whilst you are under, because it really put me off. As for the pain I did not feel any pain once it had gone, but you can take general pain killers if you have any pain. The pain won't last long because as soon as they come out the gaps start to shrink where your teeth once were. Avoid eating anything too solid, that might cause food to get into the hole, as this could cause infection. You will be advised to rinse your mouth were your teeth have been removed with warm salty water because this will kill bacteria which could cause infection. I also used mouth wash, the salt was yucky and did sting. Good Luck and I am sure that you will be fine, and relieved when they have gone.
• United States
15 Jun 10
OMG wow while you were awake that would be scary. I'm gonna be put under. Thanks for the advice
@mturacom (634)
• India
14 Jun 10
he he, you are so late in getting them. I am just 18 years old and have got all four of them. It didn't hurt at all as the gum above the teeth was not that hard and as it generally becomes harder in late 20's, you should be feeling some pain. But don't worry it will be not that painful.
• India
14 Jun 10
hi there, i know how it hurts.. i had id for merely two weeks but that depends upon the person that how long it persists... i got it when i was 17yrs old.. but i wonder u r getting it only now?!
@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
14 Jun 10
Wisdom Teeth can be painful - So remove it ,some just ignore it.
i never remove the wisdom tooth manually,just let it be,maybe i was lucky,but sometime it cause some fever and also sore on my cheek and gum in that area.The gum flesh also sometime like want to come out but still hangging there.There were some light bleeding when i brush my teeth in that area.But so far nothign happen, maybe it drop off and i swallow it when i was sleeping.
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
14 Jun 10
I'm not sure if that would be a good idea. I've had mine out and regret it now.
14 Jun 10
Hi! I've had just one pulled out, but it still hurt real bad. =( I'm sorry to hear you're going through this. The good news is most of the pain kicks in before your tooth is pulled out - for me it got to the point I couldn't talk anymore 'cause it was too painful to open my mouth. The sooner you get it pulled out, the sooner the pain goes away! I remember during the surgery, they had to use pretty strong anesthesia that not only numbs the area near your teeth (don't know what it's called), but also your tongue. That was probably the most uncomfortable part about it. After the surgery, you'll be happy you had gotten it 'cause that throbbing initial pain you had before really does go away. It'll still sting a bit after, but no biggie!
@advokatku (4037)
• Indonesia
14 Jun 10
pain from teething molars the youngest? huuuu .... very torture, the pain can running in a week .... hmmmmm ... the pain really got to the fontanel head
@manojt2 (179)
• India
14 Jun 10
Hi there. All the best for you. I really don't remember what pain I had undergone at that time. But I didn't needed any surgery or to go to a surgeon for that. It just came up and I can just remember some pains in my jaw. But after coming out, I can see my face broadened at the jaws, I mean my face shape just changed, it became a little broader.
• Estonia
13 Jun 10
I haven't gone through this procedure yet, but some of my friends have. That's what they say: the pain level depends from the particular case. Some of my friends claim that it was terribly painful, while others didn't have such strong pain during the procedure. The pain will last from a couple of hours to couple of days. I think that you shouldn't eat solid food, because it can tear the wound apart or clog it up, so the infection will start to develop. That's all I know, I wish you best of luck and hope you'll be okay :)
@ndubose (418)
• United States
13 Jun 10
One of my wisdom tooth came in the back it hurt like hell for the longest time and then it stopped the funny thing is that it barely reached the surface yet it caused all that pain but make sure you have it checked out you dont want it to cause an infection....As for pain I have tried orajel it works for temporary relief they also have other products in the medicine and toothpaste aisle....And the pain varies for some days and others weeks or monthsI had pain for weeks and then nothing and that has been about 12 years now....and nothing no pain, no tooth
@nobbsy123 (852)
• Australia
13 Jun 10
Im 29 now I had my wisdom teeth removed 2years ago. The first one I quite enjoyed getting it ripped out because the anaesthetic needle numbed it and hence the tooth ache went away however It did hurt a fair bit afterwards because the tooth penetrated the nerve. The reason I had to wait for ages was because no dentist would touch the tooth due to fears of being sued. Only when the tooth went septic that the hospital had to remove it. Septicemia is a form of blood poisoning and can be life-threatening. The other 3 wisdom teeth weren't that bad just had to get them out because there wasn't enough room on the jaw to have them. So i've lost all my wisdom now lol.
@cupkitties (7494)
• United States
13 Jun 10
I haven't had mine removed yet but I did sit with my dad once when he got his removed and then we went out for chocolate milkshakes. I don't remember him ever complaining of any pain then. I don't remember what pain pills they gave him if they gave him any at all. He didn't show me.
@rowantree (1190)
• United States
13 Jun 10
Pain killers - you'll definitely want ibuprofen, because you want an anti-inflammatory to stop the swelling. Ask your dentist for painkillers, he or she should give you a prescription for some, around my area the most common is Vicodin. I have to agree with a few other MyLotters on this, it would be best if the dentist puts you under while taking out all 4...I'd call and ask in advance. That's a lot of novacaine to use if the dentist isn't putting you under. I'm sure you can eat soup, soft foods, you don't want anything hard or chewy & you want to make sure you keep the 4 spots where your wisdom teeth were nice & clean to avoid infection. Good luck!
@alaskanray (4642)
• United States
13 Jun 10
I had one of my wisdom teeth go abscessed on me and the dentist gave me the gas when he pulled it out. It was pretty nasty and my jaw was swollen for something like two weeks. They give you some pretty good pain meds though and I don't remember it hurting much. The rest of my teeth all came out at once, though, and I had to go to an oral surgeon who put me under completely. When I woke up I wasn't allowed to drive so my sis came and got me. Before we made it all the way to the pharmacy the pain meds were wearing off. I remember groaning and my sister whining in sympathy. We got the meds and I took one right away. Once we got to her house, I laid down and was zonked for the rest of the day but the pain was pretty well gone within a few days. Of course, one of those three was impacted, which meant it was growing in sideways against my other teeth and had to come out in five pieces. Still, I made it. I survived and was much better for it. Best of luck on your surgery!
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
13 Jun 10
I have done it, and while I thought the procedure itself was quite unpleasant it really did not hurt as much as I thought it would. It hurted for a day afterwards, and was a bit sore for another day after that and then I was fine! I was told I shouldn't chew anything for a few days afterwards, so I drank soup and diet drinks for a couple of days. I think each case is individual though, so the best thing is really to consult with your dentist.