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I Had My Wisdom Teeth Removed

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    It Was A Horrible Experience

    When I was 17 my dentist said I had my wisdom teeth out and they were impacting the other teeth so therefore would have to be removed. I'm not normally a person that is scared of pain or a cry baby. I thought I was going to be in and out...nothing too serious. I was SOOOO wrong...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 25, 2012

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    panthrax00 panthrax00 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 4

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    the Race

    I'd say I was about 16 when I got my wisdom teeth removed. My father was retired military, and my brothers free medical benefits were just about to run out due to his age, so they figured they'd go ahead and get them removed now so he wouldn't have to pay later. And hey, one...
    lefty lefty 19-21, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2006

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    Randomology Randomology 41-45, F Mar 5

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    Just like, 2 weeks ago.

    Painful as all hell.. Felt like my jaw was broken
    freeebird freeebird 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I'm avoiding having my wisdom teeth removed

    even though they are impacted. I had surgery once and it was a terrible experience that I don't want to go through again...
    binks13 binks13 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    My Wisdom Teeth Experience...

    Having your wisdom teeth removed in the near future?  Feeling a little anxious or uneasy about the procedure?  I felt the same way too.  Now that the procedure is over, I thought I'd share my experience with you... maybe it will help? I had my wisdom teeth removed...
    JGarner26 JGarner26 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 29, 2007

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    Removal Of My Teeth

    I have read a couple of stories on here about having your wisdom teeth being removed and how it is not so bad. I beg to differ. When I was 19 my dentist told me that all four of my wisdom teeth were growing in sideways and were starting to run into my molars! They would all...
    Blueeyedaquarian Blueeyedaquarian 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 11, 2010

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    Hooray For Gaping Wounds In My Face!

    Never thought you'd hear someone shout for joy about having deep, bloodless pits of agony carved in their jawline, did you?  Well, I can tell you that my ninja-of-the-mouth dentist is getting tired of hearing about it.  (I had quite a morbid fascination with the bits of...
    NotWilliamShatner NotWilliamShatner 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 10, 2006

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    bethany444 bethany444 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    1 of the worst resulting experiences of my life.

    1/2 my face swelled up, 2 sites got infected.
    taiterz taiterz 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    I had my wisdom teeth removed 2 days ago on

    Tuesday and by far one of my worst teeth extractions EVER!
    Fetish4life Fetish4life 18-21, T 1 Response Apr 17

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    I need to get my wisdom tooth pulled in a few

    weeks or so... It's kind of impacted. One side is out, and the other side isn't, and it's coming in crooked... Do they cut into my gums for this? I'm by going to be sedated, so I know I have to be numbed.. But do they numb your jaw bone? Or just your gums? (Also thinking...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    A Big Gaping Hole

    On Apr.2 this year I got the upper 2 wisdom teeth removed. He pulled them right out with his plier things, no probs. I begged the dentist to stitch them up and he complied. The first day I drank some broth, then went to bed. The next day I ate mashed potatoes and the third I was...
    Sioko Sioko 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 19, 2007

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    All 4

    Happens when you don't go to the dentist for 10+ years.  I use it now as a lesson to my kids that they should always brush their teeth, and need to visit the dentist.
    pilotjess pilotjess 36-40, F Jun 20, 2008

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    And I got paid $350 for it!

    !!!! Gotta love JeanBrown research!
    emeraldtriangle420 emeraldtriangle420 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    When I was 22 I had all of my wisdom teeth

    removed and I was glad they were all removed. It seems weird sometimes to not have them and probably glad since it was a problem they got removed. I got lots of ice cream when the dentist removed them and my mouth stayed swollen for several days
    denaellis575 denaellis575 46-50, F Mar 25

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    http://footstepsintheforest.

    weebly.com/balloons-or-anchors/category/wisdom-teeth I just had mine removed two days ago. I wrote my story On my blog, I wrote a very detailed account of my experience. If you're interested check it out. :) I am updating it each day
    Gainingsmileslosingweight Gainingsmileslosingweight 18-21, F Jun 28

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    A Miserable Experience

    I had to get my wisdom teeth removed when I was 15. Apparently they were inside the nerves in my gums, and if they were to be pulled, it could affect my nerves and I would lose feeling in my jaw...or something like that. Anyway, I went to get my wisdom teeth checked out and they...
    ABittersweetTragedy ABittersweetTragedy 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2013

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    I had 4 of my Wisdom teeth removed about a

    month ago, and honestly, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I chose to be put under, as oppose to being just numbed up. For two reasons: 1. Apparently they were going to be sawing through my gums, to get two of the teeth out, and I didn't really want to be awake for that...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M Jan 6

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    Just had 4 of them removed today!

    I feel pretty exhausted, but otherwise, I'm fine. I still miss chewing on good food though; for now, I guess congee will do =/
    RadicallyGreen RadicallyGreen 18-21, F Jul 7

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    Had my wisdom teeth out a week ago today,

    and let me tell you. The 2nd night I begged to go the hospital but ended up not. One of the most painful things and it was really overcrowding my teeth. I am still swollen and can't fully chew right now. But once I am healed I know I will be thankful.
    purplesupernova purplesupernova 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    Pain, Pills, And Catering.

    I ignored my dentists and orthodontists for years. "You're going to have to get your teeth removed!" "Make the call, Lacey!" My wisdom teeth were all coming in crooked. I had braces at the age of 14 and my teeth were perfectly straight afterwards. But I was warned that I would...
    YouBeTheAnchor YouBeTheAnchor 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    Tackling the Terror

    My biggest beef with wisdom teeth experience stories is that none of them really console the fears you may have over the ordeal, and the more stories you read, the more afraid and hesitant you'll become to have the operation done. So I hope my words of wisdom (no pun...
    sharksandlattes sharksandlattes 18-21 8 Responses Jul 26, 2008

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    Wisdom Teeth Extraction

    Well I had all four wisdom teeth out 2 days ago (April 25th 2007), the days before the surgery I was really nervous and really scared of having a dry socket. I was put to sleep for the operation when I came around I did feel abit of pain but it was managable. When I...
    Rogersung Rogersung 21-25, M 1 Response Apr 27, 2007

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    I Never Want This Again.

    i am very frustrated right now because i had all four wisdom teeth removed and i have to go in again tommorow for a second procedure. my left cheek starting swelling up again because it got infected. the surgeon told me that the wound healed up over food and that's what caused it...
    soulsadriftx soulsadriftx 16-18, M 1 Response Jun 28, 2007

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    I have never been afraid of the Dentist,

    I had a wisdom tooth that was coming up and I was really hurting so I went to the dentist he did an x-ray and told me that I needed surgery, the experience scar me that **** hurts, I thought I was getting my brain pull off I thought he was going to break my jaw.
    ForeverShades ForeverShades 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Whoo~ That was super easy.

    The worst part was probably going there. I was very nervous and had to go into the surgical room all by myself. It was a little scary. They gave me laughing gas and let me relax a little bit. Once I was relaxed my doctor came in, greeted me, asked me if I took my meds and if I...
    the1undonly the1undonly 18-21, M Jun 26

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    There Is No Happy Place, There Is Only Zuul

    I had my wisdom teeth taken out last Friday. The weekend was a piece of cake. My boyfriend came down to take care of me. I had to get up on 4 hrs sleep (it was too hot that night to sleep, so I just sat in my air conditioned kitchen knitting and writing down notes to AJ for...
    margauxknits margauxknits 21-25, F 4 Responses Aug 14, 2007

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    I look like a blowfish,

    my mouth's numb and sore. Mmph. :(
    ChiMasta ChiMasta 16-17, F Aug 12

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    lolaaa12345 lolaaa12345 22-25, F Mar 24

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    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F Mar 20

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    Was sedated but remember everything

    so clearly! Even crying and screaming when one on my top right took an extra tug on to come out! I remember hearing the Dr say "she's already had (so many) mls, she shouldn't be feeling anything!"
    Whinny00 Whinny00 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 24

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    Weird request, y'all.

    .. So I collect human teeth. I have teeth from various friends and exes and strangers from the internet, but I need to have more teeth to be a real collection. If anyone gets their wisdom fangs out and wants to donate them to my collection I would be so so grateful! Just ask...
    melanchollie melanchollie 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 23

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    It Is Done...

    24 hours into recovery for having all 4 pulled under local anesthetic. All in all the hype had me way more terrified then was really necessary. Granted I seem to have a decent pain tolerance and I usually tend to heal quickly. Aside from the interesting noises of the procedure...
    LordChronicus LordChronicus 22-25, M May 26, 2013

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    Had my wisdom teeth removed,

    oral surgeon broke my jaw in the process. It was terrible. My jaw will always have problems because of it.
    ke2717 ke2717 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 9

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    Getting my wisdom teeth pulled wasn't too bad

    for me. It was the most painful thing ever, but my cheeks didn't swell and I didn't get any infections or anything. The worst part of having my wisdom teeth pulled was not being able to eat for like 2 weeks, that was ******* terrible.
    nordicgirl nordicgirl 18-21, F Mar 24

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    Is It An Infection?

    I had one upper wisdom tooth removed two days ago. The dentist gave me NO pain killers! (Everyone else on here seemed to get percocet or vicodin.) When I called the next day (after a pain-filled, sleepless night) and asked for some he told me most people didn't need them, I...
    trixxie89 trixxie89 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2007

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    I had all four removed

    as a kid :-o
    Roz2014 Roz2014 41-45, F Nov 12

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    8 of them, to be exact.

    i was filled with anxiety prior to the actual day-of, mostly due to being put to sleep as that itself makes me nervous. I'm not quite sure why but then again i dont think anyones thrilled to be put to sleep. I had my teeth removed Tuesday and it is now Friday and i am still in...
    legendsofpain legendsofpain 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    When I got mine out I was completely fine.

    No pain and I didn't take any pain killers, just swelling!
    iflipppppp iflipppppp 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    All 4 At Once

    I had been putting this off for months and finally one of them got infected so I had no choice, it was time to get my wisdom teeth pulled.  I went the route of having an oral surgeon knock me out and pull them out.  It didnt hurt much, I didnt swell up.  It is just...
    Shad0wM Shad0wM 19-21, F 4 Responses Aug 10, 2006

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    This Story Should Calm Anyone's Fears :-)

    First of all, I'm terrified of needles. I always pass out when I get shots, and naturally have Hyperalgesia which is an extremely acute sense of pain. So, just like whoever is reading this, I too searched far and wide on the Internet for others' stories because I was so...
    Nasaplt Nasaplt 18-21 2 Responses Jan 6, 2010

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    3 At Once...

    I remember trying to feel up the dentist. They used gas and an I.V. on me. I was sooooo gone. I was trying to tell the dr. thank you and I was reaching out. I think I got his butt. Good thing he was cute. And he gave me percocet. :D
    caitilie caitilie 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2006

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    Just Breathe

    I got all my wisdom teeth extracted today. I have to say that the fear of the unknown can get a person to work themselves up to a state of fear or anxiety that isn't necessary. I woke up with a really bad migraine so was actually looking forward being sedated to get out of...
    angelfire angelfire 16-18, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2007

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    My wisdom teeth never bothered me,

    even though they grew in sideways, underneath the gums. I was strongly advised to get them removed to avoid future problems, so I did.
    djag2007 djag2007 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    I felt on the verge of exsanguination

    for at least three days after the first got removed a few months ago. I'm now looking for evidence for or against prophylactic extraction of wisdom teeth before I let my dentist touch the other three.
    twelves twelves 22-25 Oct 24

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    I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed this

    morning. They insisted on knocking me out. I don't remember much about the procedure, but my mom told me that I woke up sobbing, insisted that I needed my puppy, and called for a llama to be sent to me immediately. Ayayayayay
    Leopard3487 Leopard3487 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 31

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    samiaboud9 samiaboud9 16-17, M Oct 10

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    When I got them token out like 4 years ago I

    had to get wheeled out in a wheel chair. And those things hurt once you get out to cold air.
    VictoriaHall VictoriaHall 16-17, F Mar 29

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    NOTHING to Worry About!

    there are 2 parts to this story and a happy ending, so don't freak out after reading the first part! also, my wisdom teeth were slightly impacted, and i'm also in moderate health and had them out at 22 ok, so my first attempt of having my wisdom teeth out didn't go so well i...
    osme osme 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2008

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    If you're so scared to get your wisdom teeth

    removed, if you've been searching on the internet for peoples experiences, read them and then freaked out then I think you should read my story because I had them out 4 days ago. Okay so, 4 days ago I had 3 wis