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Wisdom Teeth

My husband is 21 and the dentist says he needs his wisdom teeth taken out. They are not impacted but they are growing in crooked and will not grow out all the way and are causing a bacteria build up. If we wait until they all pierce through the skin can he simply get them pulled and not have oral surgery.  
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Hi,
If he has them pulled at any time, it's oral surgery.  Waiting with wisdom teeth that are growing crooked can make the rest of your teeth go crooked as the wisdom tooth tries to push in.  It can also give you a terribly nasty infection, pain in the jaw and tmj problems.

All in all, I'd say have them out when there are no other problems but the simple tooth removal.  Why wait until there is infection and impaction?  If they can't get out because of other teeth and they are crooked, they are impacted.  They can only cause a problem.  It's advised that teeth like this be removed.

Hope this helps.
Best to you,
Gellia
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Hi. I can't believe I allowed the dentist to take out my wisdom teeth a week ago, they were all in perfect alignment & functioned like perfectly normal teeth, minus one which had grown in from the side & the other one which was impacted... But I probably only had pain twice whenh they were coming through, then after that I had no pain at all again.

Since getting them out I feel my face suck in when I swallow or eat, I keep biting (& cutting) the inside of my cheeks & Iam feeling numbness on one side of my face.

The dentist even threw them out, I wanted to retrieve them so he could put them back in but he wouldn't let me as he said they were in the bin, I'm going in there again tomorrow because I need my teeth back so they can be replaced...
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Having wisdom teeth removal surgery was one of the biggest mistakes of my life, they never caused me any real problems for 29 years, they only made me feel comfortable in the mouth... This has given me the worst depression...

I want to get the word out there about this to as many people as possible, it's not a necessary surgery!

Wisdom teeth are like a spare tyres, evolution made us this way for a reason!

I just wish I did the research sooner... :0/
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Hi,
Actually, evolution has shortened the lower jaw, thereby making wisdom teeth (or the third molar) obsolete.  Many people today are born without them at all.  Those of us that have them, if they are crooked or impacted, it's recommended for removal.  They can have a direct relationship to the alignment of your other teeth if they have no room to erupt.  Not to mention the possibility of jaw bone problems with a tooth trying to erupt directly into it.
If there isn't sufficient room they will impact and eventually push your other teeth aside or push into the jaw bone itself.  Some have erupted out the side of the gum.  All have had to have removal.  Opposing molars are generally removed at the same time to prevent supraeruption.

If your wisdom teeth were impacted or crooked (It sounds as though 2 out of 4 were, or 50%), standard procedure is removal.  

The feeling you describe should go away as the extraction site fills in and heals.

Please give yourself some time to heal properly.  

Hope this helps.
My best to you as your extractions heal and you feel better.
Gellia
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I had my wisdom tooth out Tuesday 3rd feb 15 it was in a funny place and has given me lots of pain for 3 years. it was growing on the outer edge on my gum close to my cheek and over lapping my very back tooth. I have had periods where the gum around the tooth swells and i get a lot of pain, the day i went for the extraction it was getting ready to swell again. I said to the dentist "It's swelling again please don' do it if the gum has come over the tooth" (Which it had) He said he would take a look at it, next thing i know the needle in in my gum, ten minutes later he is trying to force my tooth out in a way i can only describe as trying to remove the lid off a paint can with a screw driver. The pain in between my eyebrows was horrific and his hand was covered in my blood. It took almost 40 minutes for him to get it out and the sound was horrific. My mouth bled for 6 hours, i cried for six hours couldn't eat anything and couldn't sleep. I had to take two days off work as my body went into shock and i was vomiting all the time and my face was twice the size it normally is.  My face is still swollen and the pain is terrible i think he's dislocated my jaw as i can't open my mouth wide enough to eat as it clicks and there is a shooting pain through my jaw. Does anyone know if he has dislocated my jaw? I don't want to go back and see him, i never want to see him again
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Hi however its been a long time since you leave this feedback and i m repalying ..but anyway my story is same but lots more horrible my private dentist was also take them out all 4 for 400GBP i was so stupid that i gone ahead and take my normal teeths out witch cause me the very next day swell all my face plus head and left side body as well but it was only start the story was really start after a week i start having the worst axinety panic attacks depression plus dry eyes sayndrome ..its been a year and i still have and i m dealing with these things PLEAS FOR GOD SAKE DONT TAEK THEM OUT IF THEY ARE REALLY NOT CAUSING PROBLEMS!!!
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