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Journal Entry: Fri Mar 23, 2012, 2:27 AM

Fun piece of irrelivent trivia about me. I have been feeling rotten for a while...turns out one of my wisdom teeth is infected and I now have to get all four of them removed.  :icontearplz: I have also opted for local anaesthesia and sedation so the recovery time is shorter :la: And I am a total wierdo and I will likely enjoy the procedure..

Share your wisdom teeth stories with me :eager: or anything dental? Was it under local or general? and how long did it take to recover?

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Demonrik Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had mine taken out about a year ago. For some reason I didn't grow my top two wisdom teeth, and for some reason I decided not opt to be put under; which was an odd experience to say the least. I couldn't feel much but the vibrations of the drill and the sway of my skull and jaw as the dentist broke the teeth out of my mouth in two to three pieces. I remember it smelling like burnt popcorn... Meh it was that bad, I regained the use of my mouth after about an hour or so and prescription Oxycontin helped with the soreness a bit. The ice cream and mashed potatoes for a week was also another bright side.

Oh I almost forgot to mention that there was a cat in a tree across the street staring at me during the procedure which was again.. odd; Anyway that's my story.
jadeshadow Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I had two of my wisdom teeth taken out many years ago, and they had to put me under general anesthesia. They had me hooked up to an EKG, and they'd given me some kind of injection so I was feeling pretty light headed. I got bored so I started breathing in really fast and exhaling really slowly, so the EKG machine went beepbeepbeep..beep.....beep.......beep..........beep...beepbeepbeep...
Then I remember going home and sleeping for pretty much the rest of the day.
EmbodimentOfSin20 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I was awake and responsive for the whole procedure, watched it through a mirror. Because of the drugs, my lower lip felt so huge that I thought it was hanging over my chin. Haha. Afterward, I had no swelling, little pain, and I sat and watched stand-up comedy for the next two days at home, laughing my butt off. Though I cheated with the "eat-only-these-solids-and these liquids" that they gave me on a list. I chewed with my front teeth, which was irritating and took a while, but I ate what I wanted as long as I gargled salt water afterward.

I see all kinds of stories of people getting knocked out, waking up from anesthesia and being miserable throughout the whole thing. I laugh at those stories a bit, because for me, it wasn't so bad.
Ali-C-05 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student General Artist
ooh i hate all things teethy, i think i have a fear of surgery and stuff like that becasue i've never had it done before. Hopefully the first time i have to it will go well :S And i was wondering, what's the difference between local and general anesthetic? I'm really scared that when i get a brace ill have to have teeth out, though they've said hopefully i won't :) But if i do, i'm not sure i could cope with a needle in my mouth :O
Lidstir Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I had to have a root canal in 4th grade, they did it with no numbing on the first day and not enough on the second. They were filing on my nerve in the root. Needless to say I hate hated dentists ever since.
xxxHaru Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012   General Artist
I have a story about wisdom teeth...

Removing these to suddenly provokes an anaphilactic shock which sometimes kill...


Be courageous ;)

Asian people whom jaw is smaller doesn't have this problem as they don't sometimes have these teeth!
And about what I said about death because of shock, it was real but a long time before. We doen't have this problem nowadays.
RyuHigarashi Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I find this quite a coincidence as I actually JUST recovered from my wisdom teeth removal...As in I got all four taken out six days ago. There was nothing wrong with them but they were starting to come in and the dentists were worried that they would impact my teeth if left alone for too long.
I had them do local anesthesia with novacaine and a conscious sedation through an I.V. and it was a lot easier then people said it would be. A lot of people get really sick because of the anesthesia but the only side effect I had was that my memory of waking up and getting home is really foggy and my face was really numb.
As for the recovery...I'm really sensitive to novacaine (when they give it to me for cavities my face goes numb for about five hours afterwards) so because they used a lot more for the extraction my face and tongue were completely numb for eleven hours after the procedure. Because of that...I didn't really feel any pain until the next day. (It also helped that I was exhausted afterwards and slept through the entire day.)
Once the numbness wore off I had to keep taking the pain pills they prescribed me every six soon as I was allowed to. It wasn't like the pain was excruciating but it was really annoying - like a throbbing headache in your mouth that didn't go away. Because it was a weird throbbing kind of pain that went from my jaw to my ears and I also had a foul taste in my mouth no matter what I did we were all pretty worried that I had dry sockets. Regular salt water rinses helped to make sure they didn't develop until I was able to brush my teeth again to keep them as clean as possible. In the end, I didn't have them so I healed up just fine.
It sucks...horribly not be able to eat solid foods. On the third day I thought I'd try spaghetti. That's soft right? Thought I'd be ok right? Nope. It hurt. Like a stabbing kind of hurt. I didn't get to eat any solid foods until just yesterday actually - the fifth day. When I ate today it still hurt a little but it's not bad enough I can't deal with it. So yeah...Jellos, puddings, ice creams and smoothies will be your best friends when you get your teeth out. Stuff like applesauce is good too. Drink a lot of water and make sure to take all of your antibiotics and pain pills if needed...But stay away from straws and smoking (if you smoke). Apparently the sucking motion can cause dry sockets...Anyways...this is really long and I'm sorry if it's not helpful but good luck! :D
XxheartfullofpainxX Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I haven't had any wisdom teeth removed yet, and I really hope I don't have to but I have had 3 root canals. 2 of them were in the same day T__T Only used local anesthesia for all of them as well.
Andailite47 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I have all mine. Sorry but I do know some one who genetically didn't have them!
kira1414 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
i'm actually getting them all pulled out just next week, and it just so happens that I get all four of them pulled out THE DAY BEFORE EASTER. So I get to enjoy looking at a shitload of chocolate for about three days without being able to eat any of it.
leekbutt Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
wasn't all too bad...

except dry sockets... pray for no dry sockets
HollowDestruction Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I still have mine...I'm not usually very assertive at the doctors or dentists, and subsequently bad stuff tends to happen to me! But when the tentist started talking about taking them out even though they didn't look like they wouls cause any problems, I flipped out.
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It was a horror story...>.<
MusicontheFullMoon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I got all four of mine pulled at once six months ago.

All I remember was the dentist talking about his son who goes to my high school. He was sitting in a chair next to me. Then I felt like I blinked and he had disappeared, so naturally I was confused as hell. Then I felt nothing on my face. And I was so very tired.

But as soon as the anesthetics wore off, the pain was incredible. I had to wait twenty minutes for my prescription, but I'm a baby about pain so it felt like death.

After the first day, it wasn't too bad. But you really CAN'T eat anything. Just liquid stuff. I lived on Jello and banana smoothies.

Now I hate banana smoothies :noes:

The end :D
DragonVampriss Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i mostly only get drilled for cavities. but a lot of people call me crazy because, until my last one, i never let them numb me up because i hate needles more than i do drills. so i'd get my cavities drilled without being numb...and i never felt a thing :dummy: except for cold...but ah well. i'm actually going to wait as long as i can before getting my wisdom teeth removed...mainly because i'm sort of afraid to have teeth pulled...
SamTheDragonGirl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The wast thign that's happend to me in the dentists, is when I chewed the side of my tongue raw whiel it was numb. I couldn't eat without complaining forhree days traight. XD

I have very straight teeth. Mom says I'm lucky. Now I jsut need to either brush my teeth more, or get back to chewin' gum like a religion.
LotusQueen-Andi Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
The summer before I had braces I spent a lot of time at the dentist. I eventually got desensitized to the shots and the poking in my mouth. Then awhile after I had gotten my braces on, I was watching tv and I thought that my mouth felt strange. After some poking around I found that I had lost a bracket on one of my molars. So I went to the orthodontist and told them I had lost a bracket. Their response was "Uh, yeah, and like half of your tooth. Doesn't that hurt?" I had no idea, so for my birthday that year I got a major filling. It turned out I had a small filling on that tooth and underneath it had been rotting away. I suspect that it will eventually happen again.
hinatameerkat Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I had every tooth in my mouth, aside from eight, pulled at once. I was given a local, and a strong relaxer, and so I was almost carried out the place. It wasn't at all :P Felt everything despite the pain killers.
Cherrystarx3 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Um, what are wisdom teeth? D;
Is it a fancy name for molar teeth? >n<;;

I had some blue coloring on top of my molars for the longest time and the dentists always picked at it. Even though they were the ones that gave it to me. I still don't know what they were for.
If wisdom teeth are molars, then I got some of them removed once. But I was a bit too young to remember much.. I think that's a good thing..
filledwithmusic Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I might has to get a root canal in one of my molars >_< the dentist forget some of a cavity in my tooth and filled it. Well the cavity grew and i had to get the filling out and the cavity drilled out again and one of my wisdom teeth are growing in. :(
13th-ZodiaK Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, it's not a wisdom tooth story (because I don't have ANY at ALL), but I've only had one cavity in my entire life, luckily in a loose tooth. So we went to the doctor to get it pulled. She gives me a local anesthetic with her big needle, then, when my mouth is numb, starts to pull. But the anesthetic isn't working. She gives me a second one, it doesn't work either. She gives me a third and it's still not working. Finally, I decide that, painful as having my tooth pulled is, it doesn't quite compare to the needle. :iconfmlplz:
deidaraawesomeness Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That really sucks. I had to get 4 teeth removed (two on top and two on bottom) because my "jaws were too crowded". My dentist had to inject anesthesia with a sharp needle-ish thing into my gums and then take hold of my teeth with big pliers. It was quite horrible.
otakugamer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've only got 2 of them, one is fully out and hasn't bothered me in a year, the other is 2/3rds out and bugs me occasionally. I'm supposed to get them removed due to partial impacting but it's 1500$ so I'm not in a hurry.
UchihaMorwen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Mine were growing in perpendicular to the rest of my teeth, so I had to have all four taken out. But I have asthma and am allergic to asthma so I had to actually be admitted to the hospital and put completely under for it to be a safe procedure. Everything went really well.

Until I got home.

Turns out I had a slightly adverse reaction to the combination of high dose pain killers and anesthesia and wasn't ready to be released from the hospital. So my bladder went back to sleep and I couldn't pee (even though I REALLY had to) for 12 hours. I ended up in the ER holding my crotch with bruises all up my face looking like a rape victim. When they FINALLY got the catheter in so I could pee I peed a whole liter.

Fun times. And that was probably one of the two least complicated of my surgeries.
Torad Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I had my wisdom teeth removed a couple months ago, and I ended up with general anaesthesia and I wish I'd gone for local. I couldn't walk straight or for distances longer than 10 meters without crashing into something or falling over for two weeks. It wasn't until about 18 days after my surgery that I could walk like a normal person and didn't feel like I was constantly going to pass out. Good call!
(And may I suggest investing in large amounts of pudding and applesauce, chewing is pretty much impossible with stitches in your mouth, I ended up tearing mine in 5 different places within 7 days of my surgery)
Good luck!
Torad Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Forgot! Watch for the pain pills they give you, the ones they gave me did nothing and I had to use Tylenol 3's instead.
I got all four out at the same time, cause they were gonna damage my molars and it was on Christmas break when I had the surgery.
I only bled for the first couple minutes, but after that the only issue I had was with swelling.
Watch for any prolonged numbness, if it stays numb after the second day you might wanna call whoever did the surgery or whoever you can consult for post-surgery issues. Oh! And use warm compresses for the swelling, a damp heated cloth works best.
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why do you have to remove all your wisdom teeth just beacuse one is infected?
I removed four teeth when I got my braces. The first two on the right side, one above the other and a week later the two on the other side. I was bleeding for five hours both times, and when I ate rice it stuck in the holes. The week in between I was very tired and a bit down. I didn't think about it too much, but when I removed the other two it felt better. I guess my body was a bit sad that it lost the teeth, but then it got used to it ;)
niz649 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
my teeth have abnormally large roots so it took the dentists breaking each tooth into 3-4 pieces b4 they could get together to pull each of the broken parts out =[
but i was able to play soccer the next day =D (so yay for super fast recovery)
LotusQueen-Andi Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
This one kid from art class was telling me he had a root that went all the way up so that it was only about an inch under his eye.
TwilightRein Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
I feel your pain! I had one of my wisdom tooth pulled out a week ago and it was awful. And by awful, I mean it was okay, but my tolerance level for internal pain is severely low. It was local and it didn't hurt per se... I just felt the heavy pressure when he yanked that sucker out. I got to keep the tooth afterward. And the roots totally look like a dragon's mouth.

I just have three more to go, the one they pulled was 1st priority 'cause previous to the extraction, it decided to make my weekend painfully colorful by deciding to rip through my gums. There's one more, which, just my luck, is horizontally impacted, so I'm going to have to be sedated and knocked out for the operation. Hopefully, I can raise the money so that he can pull out the other two wisdom tooth 'cause I don't think I can go through two more extractions with only local anesthesia.
Timekill-Avisan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had the bottom 2 wisdom teeth taken out and had full anesthesia it didn't take me that long to recover *i don't remember how long* but I remember that I could eat regularly after about a few weeks...?
allicat323 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
>.> My teeth hurt like hell to cut but they haven't bothered me yet. It also tightened up a gap that had bothered me for years :)

I don't have any good tooth stories.
kinanna-Uchiha Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I got all 4 of my wisdom teeth exactly a month ago lol. As long as you do everything they say, it will go smoothly. Plus they give you some happy pills to relax you before the surgery. :D
buoy-boy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My wisdom teeth are actually still coming in. Right now they are erupted and have a layer of my gums still halfway covering them, which could get infected. (Dentist says.) And if it does I'll have to get surgery to remove them. /Cries in corner.
buoy-boy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's supposed to say impacted not erupted. LMAO. xD Volcanoooooooos.
randomfun12 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've only had one operation and that was ages ago, can't remember any details...
I also once had one of my front teeth knocked out, but still haven't replaced it.
Chaos-Sister Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My sibling had their teeth out this way... they kept spitting out blood into a bin when they got home... was gross
Eel-Skin-Beatrice Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy moly dentist stories where do I begin! mine were coming up under my back molars I had noooo room. I had all mine surgically removed when I was 18, it took a about 3-4 weeks to completely recover, Im sure mum has a pic of me in the hospital bed with my face strapped up in ice packs. I lost taste on the left side for a few years, its slowly coming back now and I'm 24 soon :S other then that I have had the pleasure of 5 baby teeth removed, 4 adult teeth, braces for 2 years retainer for a few years but my dentist got lax about it and my wisdom teeth pushed my teeth a little out again so it became to painful to wear. and finally after all that after more then 10 years of pain and discomfort it became the norm that my mouth feels funny now. I now clench my teeth to ease stress.. its all kinds of messed up... anywho :blahblah: I feel your pain, greatly.
Torchwood6 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Holy crapola I just had the exact same surgery!
It took me about three weeks to fully heal so that I could open my mouth properly again and it was under a general.
Jadegreenjr Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
For some reason I only had two wisdom teeth...maybe that explains some things...*COUGH*
Anyways, I went in and was going to get laughing gas, but instead of making me laugh I got reeeeeeeally light-headed and they had to quick switch it to oxygen before I passed out. Luckily I was so loopy pain didn't really register. I was conscious throughout the whole procedure and heard the sounds of what they were doing but it was like a half-awake dream where you realize what is happening is not real, but you like watching that movie play in your head. If that made any sense whatsoever...
Recovery was less than a week I think, I only had two pulled cuz that's all I got. I didn't really feel any pain either, they must have pulled them at just the right time, but my mouth was numb for a good while.

Funny story, I was not the only one to get my teeth pulled that day. My parents decided to have mine, my sister's and my brother's pulled at the same time. Fun times.
Chips13 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Reading these comments makes me even more afraid to go to the dentists'...

My teeth are fine, but I need braces because they are so crooked. I heard it's painful. D:
LotusQueen-Andi Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
It hurts for the first day or two, but after that you don't even notice them.
Chips13 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I had a friend who recently just got braces... she can only eat porridge and soft foods for the first few days. ;-;
LotusQueen-Andi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I didn't eat much either at first. But my sister had a hamburger the same day she got them on!
Chips13 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Wow, she must have a strong teeth! XD
Zaphy1415926 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
I got all 4 removed, it was an unpleasant experience. I am deathly afraid of needles, so I had them happy gas me before they put the IV in- turns out I'm immune to happy gas HOORAYYYY so I still cried when they put the needle in. But after that it was fairly benign; I was knocked right out and had some pretty trippy hallucinations on my way out of the anaesthesia. I called a friend of mine up, which I don't remember, but apparently I didn't even say anything crazy, just told her I was done with my surgery and stuff. Other than that nothing crazy really happened. My stitches hurt for a while, yeah, but it's definitely far from the worst pain I've ever had so it was all good :)
Skatora Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't have wisdom teeth (but even if I did, I have room in my mouth for them, so I wouldn't need to get them removed, anyway), but I did awfully-crooked teeth. They were so bad that my orthodontist had to cut away tendons and bits of flesh between the large gaps between my teeth so when my braces came off the flesh wouldn't push my teeth back into their original positions. It was painful, even with the pain meds. XD
Aprilstand Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I got two teeth pulled and my lower lip was numb for like 8 hours.. and my sister is scared of getting one shot in the mouth! Try 20+ cavity fillings. i brush my teeth SO much but it's that enamel.

My friend broke his two front teeth yesterday. Literally BROKE them. They are half the size they were. That's what you get if you skateboard lol
DatoBiscotti Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student General Artist
My wisdom teeth are just now coming in and I'm super nervous about (probably) having to get them taken out soon -_-
I will not read any of the other comments because my friends and family already feel the need to regail me with their dental horror stories (against my will -_-)
Good luck with your teeth! :<
Grim42 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i for some strange reason only had 3 widom teeth (two top one below) went for the general (health insurance ftw). went in got knocked out for an hour and didnt feel a thing. the doc did good work coz i was fine after 2 days later and the swelling was only noticible for a day :happybounce:
freaked out my anethitist though, cant remember myself but when he put the "gas mask" on and asked me to count to 10 i got to 8 before i passed out
good to get them out early. in my case the bottem tooth had grown close to the nerve cannal in my jaw, basicly constant pain even after removal if it had grown in.
thought i'd share my "positive" experiance with all the horror stories below. just dont go walking anywhere, made that mistake heading to the store.....nothin like having a dizzy spell whilst crossing the road. and make sure the tooth fairy pays full sticker price, i got shafted :grump:
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