Please don't be afraid of the dentist........I was for years and years and have only recently started going regularly in the last couple of years........it's never been as bad as what I was afraid of.......make sure you get a kind dentist.
Your wisdom teeth probably haven't popped out yet, have them?
I dont think so...I really dont know. I just know they are killing me!!! How can you tell if they are there?? I know like 3-4 yrs ago I was told they would need pulled, so maybe they are there. Goodness who knows, Im a dork....lol.
You will be fine! I decided one day to get mine pulled on a whim because they were bugging me! I went to my dentist office to make an appointment and they said they could take me right away! I had all four pulled (the top were inpacted and cut out) and no pain during the procedure! It will feel weird for awhile having holes in the back of your mouth! I ended up experiencing severe pain four hours after my procedure because I fell asleep and forgot to take a vicadin! Make sure to take the pain meds and you will survive! They didnt stitch mine so the only annoyance and painful part was replacing the gaws the first night! You'll do great! Definitley have them all done at once or you won't want to go back! I've been through many different procedures in my life and this one isnt so bad! They will numb you good! I didnt go to the dentist after that until just recently (almost 5 years ago) and I regret it. Now I am curing gingivitis and I have roots exposed on my teeth (painful and sensitive) I have great teeth (only one cavity ever) but my gums receed excessively! I now floss twice everyday... I realized putting the dentist off isnt a wise choice! Things could be worse... Because I have Mitral Valve Prolapse I have to take 2000mg of amoxicillin before the dentist will even touch me (could cause valve replacement and endocarditis if I dont take it) so I always have to go with a stomach ache!
* Impacted means they havent penetrated the surface (gums) yet! Theyre close but not quite there!
Yeah it is always hard to get into the dentist! I got lucky that they could take me that day since they are dental cosmetic surgeons as well as dentists! I loved that dentist unfortunately he is too expensive for me these days! I originally went to get my teeth cleaned a month ago ( I called my cardiologist and asked her if I needed to pre-medicate for my heart and she said no)! I told my dentist this and he was irrate that she didnt write me a prescription and he wouldn't see me! I had to wait another couple of weeks and pre-medicate before! My cardiologist is an idiot I swear! Some say you have to pre-medicate if you have MVP and some say you don't! Most dentists won't touch you unless they do (considering you could um... Die)!
Honey, call them back and tell them that's entirely too long.....they usually, at least my dentist, will try and squeeze you in........
I guess they dont care. They did put me on their umm, cancelation list though. And its not my normal dentist either. Nobody around here pulls wisdom teeth~so you have to go out of town for it....stupid, I know.....
I had all 4 of mine taken out a year ago and didn't get put to sleep and it really wasn't bad. And I am a big chicken! My main complaint was that the pain meds they gave me made me feel nauseous. Try to get them out as soon as you can and you'll feel so much better!
Aww honey! I am sorry! I had all 4 of mine cut out a few years ago. I was put out and don't remember much exceptwaking up in the truck. Here is a link that might help explain imactions and the different types and everything. http://www.animated-teeth.com/wisdom...sdom_tooth.htm
Oh I know there's nothing worse then teeth pain. If you are able or can get someone to make a quick run to a drug store, ask for clove oil it will come in a very small bottle but isin't very expensive. Put a little in the painful area, you won't believe how much relief! just rub a little around, its strong so you just need a little and might have to rinse but it's unbelievable how well it works. Now this is just a temporary thing but might make you a little more comfortable until you get to the dentist.
Sending light and vibes dear heart....
I know how you feel. Mine are impacted and I need to go get them out, but I just don't have the money to pay for 20% of it right now. I have one that is part way through and really crooked, one that just wont come through it just keeps poking through a bit and hurting and then my bottom 2 there isn't enough room for them to come out.
I have been getting major toothaches because of my wisdom teeth lately. Ibuprofen really helps take the pain away.