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Wisdom teeth

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URGH. I've got one coming through on the bottom right and its killing meeeee :( Seriously, it hurts when I talk, when I chew any food. It just painful like.

Also, how long do they take to come through?

I felt no pain when my top 2 came through. They are only half way through though and have been like that for a year. Is that normal? When will they come through properly?
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  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    My dentist says they sometimes stop coming out although they've begun, and may not start moving again.
    I just have one on the bottom right beginning to show through. It happened a few months ago and used to bother me (not hurt thanfully) a few months ago, but now it's stopped...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have one coming up on the top and sometimes it hurts and also it feels like to coming in odd as there is a sharp bit but now also it seems to have stopped. grrrrr
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Apparenly, I don't have any wisdom teeth. I did get some big teeth come through at the back when I was 16 and I thought they were my wisdom teeth but they were second molars or something. Anyway, it hurt a bit so I got a compass and dug out all the gums from on top of them. Rather have a short sharp pain then a prolonged ache...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    katralla wrote:
    Apparenly, I don't have any wisdom teeth. I did get some big teeth come through at the back when I was 16 and I thought they were my wisdom teeth but they were second molars or something. Anyway, it hurt a bit so I got a compass and dug out all the gums from on top of them. Rather have a short sharp pain then a prolonged ache...

    yeah i got second molars too, i am glad it wasn't just me.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mine have been coming through for the past 5 years and have become the bane of my life.

    I think generally wisdom teeth are a law unto themselves.
  • littlemissylittlemissy knit chick Posts: 9,972
    katralla wrote:
    Apparenly, I don't have any wisdom teeth. I did get some big teeth come through at the back when I was 16 and I thought they were my wisdom teeth but they were second molars or something. Anyway, it hurt a bit so I got a compass and dug out all the gums from on top of them. Rather have a short sharp pain then a prolonged ache...

    I don't have wisdom teeth either. Nothing has ever come through. In fact, I don't have anything to come through at all. Nowt there, apparently. w00t.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    URGH. I've got one coming through on the bottom right and its killing meeeee :( Seriously, it hurts when I talk, when I chew any food. It just painful like.

    Also, how long do they take to come through?

    I felt no pain when my top 2 came through. They are only half way through though and have been like that for a year. Is that normal? When will they come through properly?

    I had all 4 removed by general anaesthetic. My doctor was a specialist operating in a private clinic, who splits jaws in half and unhinges them, to perform surgery on the larynx, or rolls out yourtongue like a tie (no joke!), damn that guy removes eyeballs to perform little operations in the eyesocket, and that guy told me after the surgery, that my case of wisdomteeth was something he hadn't seen in a LONG WHILE.

    I wish I had the x-rays on the comp (just on cell phone), but they basically were growing 45° against me 7th molar, and the NERVES of the 7th molar was entwined with the root of the wisdomtooth, which were spreadangled like an anchor in my gums.

    He basically needed to grind those teethes to dust to get them out. I learned it the hard way: Don't wait for your fuckign wisdom teeth to start hurting, get x-ray beforehand and see if they will cause problems. I ate soup and spinach and mashed potatoes for two weeks and couldn't speak properly for a week. I still have a cavity (it's 3 months and 4 days now after the surgery), where one of my WT was and I have to clean it with the jet of a syringe.

    I have the pics still on my cell, but I basically looked like if Evander Holyfield was manhandling my left, while Cassius Clay (in his better years) was working on my right cheek.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I had my bottom ones out by general anaesthetic. My consultant said they where pretty bad, lucikly the sewlling went down quite quickly, although I did get a secondary infection in one of my sockets. :grump: Just eat soft foods and lots of liquids, and take painkillers as much as possible, if its that bad you can take parcetamol and ibropufen together when timed properly, I had too for a nearly a week after I had mine out as the painkillers they gave me turned into a complete zombie. PM if you want more details as I wont put it up here for obvious reasons or ask NHS direct.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I don't have wisdom teeth either. Nothing has ever come through. In fact, I don't have anything to come through at all. Nowt there, apparently. w00t.

    So, either we were born wise or we'll never be...
  • littlemissylittlemissy knit chick Posts: 9,972
    katralla wrote:
    So, either we were born wise or we'll never be...

    I believe the former is the case ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    URGH. I'm in agony :(

    The gums around this tooth has really swollen up and keeps bleeding.

    Its stopping me from sleeping and everything.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeah, it hurts once, for a week....

    but not gradually for years. So many jaws are too small for wisdomteeth, and it's very frequent that they are misplaced and not coming out 90° upwards, ruining your bit by pushing them together.

    Are you brits health insured? I wouldn't know a single reason NOT to go to the dentist.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    sophia wrote:
    I'd never have them removed though, as I know some people who have and found that more painful than the teeth ever were.

    Good god, I would. I've had two of mine out already, and would love to get the other two out too.

    Then again, the two that were taken out were so infected (not just the gums, but the actual teeth, and part of my jawbone too) that I was in absolute agony for months before they came out, and if I could have got to them (only the tiniest amount was peeking out of my gums) I would have pulled them out myself with pliers, no word of a lie.

    The operation was such a relief for me that I stopped taking my post-op painkillers after 2 days cause compared to the way I felt before, the pain was minimal. And it was good, healthy, healing pain, not horrible, eye-stinging, throbby, evil pain. Happiest day of my life, I shit you not. I looked like a mental lopsided chipmunk for 2 weeks, but it was so, so worth it.

    They left my left ones in, cause the top one was coming in normally, and the bottom one was buried in my jaw, 90 degrees to the rest of my teeth and too near a major facial nerve to risk digging it out, but they've both started to cause problems now, and I would happily see the back of them too.

    Anyway, you'll have problems having your wisdom teeth taken out with a general anaesthetic on the NHS unless you are having major problems with them. Even then, the waiting list is LONG. They wanted me to wait 18 - 24 months to have mine done. Fook that!
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,249 Skive's The Limit
    I had two come through over the course of a few months I think, and they wern't any bother at all. When I broke my jaw though and had an operation, they removed them anyway.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    kaffrin wrote:
    Then again, the two that were taken out were so infected (not just the gums, but the actual teeth, and part of my jawbone too) that I was in absolute agony for months before they came out, and if I could have got to them (only the tiniest amount was peeking out of my gums) I would have pulled them out myself with pliers, no word of a lie.

    yeah, you remind me in addition to my post that 2 of my WT were infected like hell as well, as much as one had a cyst, which is just an festering infection to happen. So mine were a emergency as well.
    I say it only once more: please get them checked, my father had nearly heart attack because of an strong infection, because of his teeth (pus came in the bloodstream)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Corsydol gel, or failing that the mouthwash. Brush them really well, even if it hurts to do so.

    You can take paracetamol and ibuprofen at the same time, but you'll get better effect from taking one, then 3 hours later taking the other etc.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I had all four of mine taken out!! it was the best thing i ever did!! Mine would hurt like crazy for a couple of weeks then i wouldn't have a peep out of them for a month or two then they would start hurting again!!!

    Getting them removed sucked but in the long run so much better!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mine didnt hurt that much, odd bit of pain every now and again. I got reffered and done before I had any problems, would happily have the top ones out as well I needed it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    URGH.

    This is so proper ming. Like, really.

    The tooth has come through my gum and like, a gum flap kinda thing is there. I've got this big flap of gum and stuff keeps getting trapped innit and stuff.

    Will this go away by itself or do I need it to be cut out?

    Its proper ming. I'm paranoid its gonna give me bad breath too as I've read that they do.

    ADVICEEEEEEEEE :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thats the problem, I don't have one and all the dentists in my area are full :(

    I can't find a dentist anywhere that uses the NHS charges rather than the ridiculous ones.
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  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    That's a bit like mine is, though the gum isn't that free. My dentist said it would have to be removed if it becomes a problem (the gum, not the tooth) but it hasn't so far.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The tooth has come through my gum and like, a gum flap kinda thing is there. I've got this big flap of gum and stuff keeps getting trapped innit and stuff.

    Will this go away by itself or do I need it to be cut out?

    How big is big? I had a flap about the size of the top of the tooth on one of my remaining ones, and had the food getting stuck under it thing. It went away on its own, although tbh I think I bit a bit of it off accidentally while chewing - tres rank.

    It's impractical, but the best thing for the soreness and for the shit getting under your flap (ooh err) is to rinse your mouth after every meal, and a couple of those should be salty water (just a pinch of salt in a cup of boiled, warm but not hot water). Tastes a bit gross, but does the job :thumb:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The flap is massive tbh. I can stick my tounge under it and move it. It goes above my tooth! Its just this big flap of gum coming away from my tooth. How long did it take to go away?

    I've had to buy some toothpicks because shit keeps getting trapped under it. Its minging. My Mum suggested the salty water thing too.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If the flap is the gum that used to cover the tooth then is should go away by itself, brush it really well and rinse with mouthwash to help stop gunk accumalating underneath.

    There should be something in your area that tells you where your nearest NHS dentist is, try NHS direct.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Wisdom teeth are the last to show, but are also among the first you'll have trouble with. It's not a rule, but it can happen quite often. Unfair, yes, but the best thig to do about it is go to your dentist, have him maake a small incision on the tip of your gum so that they come out easier and after a while have them taken out. It sounds like a stupid idea which to take out your teeth voluntarily but eventually you might have to do it.
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    Mine have been coming through again, inch by inch.

    Ouch.
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