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Do you have wisdom teeth?

  1. Ultimate Hubber profile image61
    Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago

    Do you have wisdom teeth?

    I am in the process and it hurts. My dentist has told me to get them removed and I don't want to go through all that.
    Is there a way out, or I will have to get them removed?

  2. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    I had mine removed when I was a teen to aid with braces.  I had four removed and it really wasn't that big of a deal.  None of them were thru, so they had to be surgically removed but I healed quickly and did not need pain meds, although they will give them to you so pain should not be a problem.

    If they need to be removed, keeping them can cause all sort of long term problems like headaches, jaw problems, and make your teeth crooked from lack of room.  You will be glad you did it.

  3. wisealthealth profile image61
    wisealthealthposted 7 years ago

    Mine have never come fully in, and I haven't had them removed.  It was suggested I get them removed 20 years ago, but I haven't, and I haven't noticed any problems associated with keeping them.  I think it's highly dependent on the individual, but it's probably a case of better being safe than sorry.

  4. framistan profile image56
    framistanposted 7 years ago

    I have all of my wisdom teeth.  Mine came in straight. Some peoples dont come in straight and then you would have trouble with them.   I have not had any trouble with mine and i am 55 years old..  I think i would not have them pulled if they grew straight.

  5. profile image49
    RyderMomposted 7 years ago

    I had my 3 removed at 19, because they were pushing other teeth and causing me pain. I didn't have room in my mouth for them. I went to an oral surgeon and was put out, which is best because if they are impacted (still within the gum tissue) then it could get scary hearing bone cracking, feeling the pressure to wedge them out, and not to mention the Dr's tools!  I know this because I later started working for an oral surgeon. If you leave them, they can settle and not move for a while   (or for the rest of your life, depending on how much room you have and how crazy the roots on them are. Some roots can be twisted around roots of other teeth next to them),   which will relieve the pain, however, they may start  moving again, probably dig themselves deeper, and the pain will come back. Look for a good oral surgeon with good history.

  6. surfrider profile image61
    surfriderposted 7 years ago

    I had all of mine removed because I had fever and headaches when wisdom teeth were growing. I know many people who still have them. wisdom teeth grows gradually so you may be able to take pain killers to get by, but if there is no room for wisdom teeth or growing wrong way, then you may have to have them removed. It is best to consult few dentists.

  7. Freethinker79 profile image57
    Freethinker79posted 7 years ago

    Yes , I have two, the other two had to come out. One came in impacted and the other had a serious cavity. Actually there was more cavity than tooth.

  8. gfarmer profile image77
    gfarmerposted 7 years ago

    I must have them deep in there somewhere, but haven't seen them yet. They show up on the X-rays and bring me grief from time to time. The dentist has been telling me annually now for about 4 years that they're coming out "real soon", but still no show...how strange...

  9. emilybee profile image86
    emilybeeposted 7 years ago

    Yes and I'm glad they are out. I have two friends now who have yet to get theirs out - one is in a lot of pain and the other ones pain has passed. Wisdom tooth pain comes and goes because they tend to grow (causing immense pain) and then stop for a while and the pain ceases too. My brother had horrible pain, dealt with it, and never had his removed, he is 27. My advice is to just get them out. Honestly it's not a big deal. I'm having jaw surgery this summer and now that is something I'm a little worried about. Wisdom teeth? Naw, no biggie.

  10. queenpoetica profile image61
    queenpoeticaposted 7 years ago

    I think I'm not a very wise person because I have no wisdom teeth.  I have asked the universe on many occasions, to give me the wisdom that comes with wisdom teeth, but I don't think the universe is listening.

  11. tritrain profile image83
    tritrainposted 7 years ago

    All my wisdom teeth were removed when I went into the Navy.

  12. Krissi87 profile image59
    Krissi87posted 7 years ago

    I had all four of mine removed when I was a senior in high school for I was going to have surgery so they needed to be taken out. Usually they need to be removed for there is no space in your mouth for them so they push your "regular" teeth around misaligning them. Most wisdom teeth, mine were an exception, are impacted and if not removed can cause serious damage.  The pain is not so bad if you take the medication. I'm not going to sit here and say it does not hurt but your so tired you sleep through it.  If your dentists says you need them removed I would get them removed. If it is only a suggestion I'd perhaps ask why they maybe suggesting it. will it be a problem in the future if you keep them?

  13. jonywoker profile image57
    jonywokerposted 6 years ago

    Yes,I have wisdom teeth,

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  14. michelleadams81 profile image58
    michelleadams81posted 5 years ago

    I have but I never experience the severe pain that most people felt when it was coming out. I think it helped that my dental coach is always there for me.