The older you get the further your wisdom tooth roots will grow and possibly wrap around the canal that your nerve is in. So even if they haven't come in, which some may never come through, it is important to have them removed to avoid pain as you age and the roots grow. After age 25 wisdom tooth complications are 1.5 times more likely
Gas prices SUCK!!I just wanna make it clear I'm not sitting around just pondering the what ifs.Thanks to all of ur responses I shut them up LOL.I was actually just wondering for me if I'm really old/if its out of the ordinary not to have gotten them n that's all because everyone I know had there's come n years before they were my age.THANKS
It must be, Sara, cuz it sure as hell ain't the pills!!
Is that why you are so wise then?
Sara!! HaHa! We all have our stuff that we fuss about!!
I still have my wisdom teeth. They seem to be working okay! The thing about having them removed is all the swelling. If you can control that,the pain is alot less! So,if the day arrives just remember: ICE ICE ICE!
I would be more concerned about gas prices right now!!
I'm 52 and my wisdom (tooth so far) just came in last year. It came in when I had the tooth next to it pulled out. Since it's perfectly good I'm not bothering to get it pulled out, It serves a usefull purpose! I guess it just sat there dormant until it had a place to go. Weird. The other one doesn't show any signs that it is doing anything, I guess it's waiting for the other tooth to be pulled too. I guess my jaw was too short or something, or weird genetics. I remember my fathers didn't bother him until he was in his 40's either, but my sons had to be pulled when he was 18. (Has his mother genes I guess)
I would not worry about things that haven't happened. You could go crazy like that!!!
My sister got dry socket because she smoked...so silly.Yeah it was supposed2make u laugh a bit that I'm worried about something not happening yet.I hadn't thought of it at all till these2started talking about it.I'm getting a lot of reassurance here though cause I don't wanna stress this.Thanks so much.
Gotta admit, I kind of chuckled while reading your post. It's just like us addicts to obsess on something that hasn't happened and might not happen. I for one can certainly relate to your thoughts.
Anyway, mine were removed two at a time, top first followed by the bottom and like others it was just novacaine during extraction and over the counter Tylenol afterwards. The worst pain for me was actually in the jaw muscles from being held open while the teeth were pulled. The actual "hole in the mouth pain" was pretty much nothing. Don't worry about it, if it happens you'll be fine.
One last thing. If you smoke cigarettes plan on stopping for at least a week after a tooth extraction! There's a condition called "dry socket" that smokers are much more susceptible to than non-smokers. I've never had it but that's supposed to be some intense pain, strong enough to possibly tempt you to use again. Avoid it by laying off the smokes for a while if you're a smoker.
@Todd Yes I definitely have some1my husband who would hold+dispense the bare minimum to me if I get n2a situation where I have2take something that's narcotic but I really dnt wanna take them EVER unless I'm dying.I gave birth w/an epidural but no narcotics at all b4,during,after so I'm tougher than I give myself credit for.
DO ALL PEOPLE GET THERE WISDOM TEETH N+THEY NEED TO B PULLED?What's the normal age people get them n?I come from a odd tooth family like my uncle had3sets of teeth.He got his adult teeth pulled because a new set were growing n when he was n his30's(WIERD).At least we all have good looking teeth LOL
I am also a recovering drug addict, alcoholic and co-dependent.I may have to have surgery on my back so I know the fear you are going through. My advice is the what my sponsor told me, If you have to have a narcotic make sure someone controls the dosage it says in the NA book that medication take properly for physical pain is not a relapse. You just have to be honest about your pain, do I really need pain medicine? When I have surgery and am in extreme pain I am going to take it with my wife controlling the dosage. Just because we are addicts we don't have to suffer. Good luck and "keep coming back it works if you work it"
Thanks for taking the time to ease my mind(about something that others worried me about).I really appreciate it.I am at ease now and can tell both of them to shut up LOL.I'm waiting for the "hey if u get ur finger cut off u will b n a lot of pain" convo next LOL
I had all 4 pulled on my lunch hour - I was 19 at the time and the only thing the dentist gave me was novacaine - does that count? When it wore off, my mouth ached aLOT - I won't lie, but it wasn't that bad - I took one tylenol w/codeine and it made me sick to my stomach so I stuck with plain old Tylenol for 2 or 3 days. And I'm not a hero when it comes to pain - so when I say it wasn't bad, it really wasn't that bad. And one of my teeth was impacted. So, no worries, it should be fine.
I had mine out without anything stronger then tylenol,at the time I hadn't discovered Vicodin yet and other opiates make me pretty sick. So i did it and it can be done. Just tell yourself you can do it and you will be able to. :-)