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How bad does it hurt to get wisdom teeth out?

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So I have been having jaw pain for about a week and went to the dentist today. He said I needed to get both my wisdom teeth out but sadly he can not do either and I need to see a specialist.

Out of the 2 wisdom teeth in the lower jaw, one of my wisdom teeth is with a bunch of nerves and the other is laying on the side.

In terms of the upper wisdom teeth both are coming in normally.

Now with school and stuff I am obviously going to request the specialist to do the 2 that are painful (lower ones) first and the upper ones at a different point.

So having said all of this, how bad is getting your wisdom teeth out? Anyone have surgery or whatever have you as I am going to go through. I heard it is very painful after the procedure and during its fine. However, how long does recovery period in general tend to be? The receptionist who I booked a pre operation appointment with was telling me its 2-5 days.

All of this sucks because I have mid terms and stuff coming up so earliest I will be able to get the procedure down is 2-3 weeks from now. Until then I guess I will use amoxycillin which apparently is supposed to get the job done.

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getting them removed doesn't hurt at all, it's when you wake up and the medication wears off where it starts hurting.

i didn't find it too bad, i didn't even take the prescribed vicodin.

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It doesn't hurt at all... if they put you under, and as long as you take your painkillers.

The recovery varies greatly from person to person. Some people have complications, others do not.

The best advice I can give you is:

Stay on your painkiller schedule. Even set an alarm to wake up at night to take them, then go back to sleep.

Keep the sockets clean. If food gets lodged in the holes left behind after your teeth are gone, that can cause problems.

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It all depends on the person. I was out of commission for a 4 days but my brother was only out for a couple days. Painkillers are definitely your best friend during the recovery period.

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It doesn't hurt at all... if they put you under, and as long as you take your painkillers.

The recovery varies greatly from person to person. Some people have complications, others do not.

The best advice I can give you is:

Stay on your painkiller schedule. Even set an alarm to wake up at night to take them, then go back to sleep.

Keep the sockets clean. If food gets lodged in the holes left behind after your teeth are gone, that can cause problems.

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So basically stick to water and soft foods I guess.

Out of curiosity did any of you get them done through a specialist because obviously its slightly different for me as I am getting it done via specialist.

Also is there a problem in terms of dropping weight as you tend to eat a lot less or is it not that big of a deal.

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I got all 4 out at once. Painful? Not really. Uncomfortable? Very.

- Dont get a dry socket.

- Rest if you can

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So basically stick to water and soft foods I guess.

Out of curiosity did any of you get them done through a specialist because obviously its slightly different for me as I am getting it done via specialist.

Also is there a problem in terms of dropping weight as you tend to eat a lot less or is it not that big of a deal.

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Not at all. It's a little uncomfortable afterwards, for up to a few weeks, since a few teeth were just removed. Bleeding, etc, food getting caught where your teeth use to be. But it's all fairly easy to deal with.

I had never been ''put out'' like that before some sort of operation or procedure. It's weird. You're awake one second and talking with the assistant. Next thing you know you're waking up and all drowsy and don't even remember falling asleep. Strange feeling.

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I had one of mine pulled out in the chair, and I didn't feel a thing.

If any of you guys have your wisdom teeth already exposed and seemingly fine, but need them removed at some point for whatever reason, your dentist can just extract it in his office. If the tooth is exposed, it shouldn't be a problem at all, and no oral surgeon is needed, or recovery period, etc.

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Thanks for all the responses. I am feeling a slight sense of relief.

I guess from what all I can gather, it wont be as bad as I think it will be. Odds are I will have my mouth numbed rather than being "put out" and I will have to stick to my painkiller schedule if I want to be up and jumping as soon as possible. Though earliest I will be able to resume normal activities is 4-5 days later

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I had all 4 of mine done at once when the specialist was able to make it to our town. They told me it should only take half an hour but it ended up being over 2 hours. I was under for the whole procedure so that was fine but afterwards was pretty awful. Mine got really infected because of all the damage the specialist did trying to extract them. I was not able to play rugby or hockey for about 5 weeks....which at the time was pretty upsetting. Hopefully your surgery goes a lot smoother than mine.

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Don't let them put you to sleep. Just get the needle. When it wears off, it'll hurt more than putting a toothpick under your toenail and kicking a wall really hard. But it'll hurt for no more than 30 minutes. Then you're good to go. No PAINKILLERS! Just endure it.

I'm not trying to sound like a badass or anything, it's just that the people who get only the needle, and go through the intense pain without any painkillers, usually have an instantaneous recovery in my experience. I'm obviously not a dentist, but that's just what I noticed. The people who get scared, and ask to be put to sleep and go on a heavy painkiller schedule, feel like crap for days.

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The operation is painless but I won't lie, the weeks afterwards can be excruciating at times, especially initially. I had all 4 of mine removed at once, though.

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The operation is painless but I won't lie, the weeks afterwards can be excruciating at times, especially initially. I had all 4 of mine removed at once, though.

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i was supposed to get 4 pulled, awake in chair and all. the first one came out in 5 mins. the second one took an hour and half, they tugged for like 30 min, then halved the tooth, then ended up quartering it. no lie i was gonna punch my dentist in his mouth when i took all that pain then having to pay for it afterwards

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