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I Had My Wisdom Teeth Removed

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    Now that I think about after my wisdom teeth were removed is when I made some stupid decisions. I got messed up one night and I don't remember it all. I got with my abusive ex...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F Mar 9

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    4 Hours Later - I was 26 and I realize I should've taken care of this when i was younger but to be completely honest I didn't even think they'd grow in. My mistake. I didn't...
    crimoon crimoon 26-30 2 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    Getting my wisdom teeth removed was the most painful experience of my life. It took hours to get through. They gave me 2 oral sedation pills and the moment they started to add...
    k80lawrence k80lawrence 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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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...
    caitilie caitilie 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2006

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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...
    Shad0wM Shad0wM 19-21, F 4 Responses Aug 10, 2006

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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...
    denaellis575 denaellis575 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 25

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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...
    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...
    Blueeyedaquarian Blueeyedaquarian 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 11, 2010

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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...
    Nasaplt Nasaplt 18-21 1 Response Jan 6, 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...
    NotWilliamShatner NotWilliamShatner 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 10, 2006

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    I was so nauseated after I got mine out lol I looked like a chipmunk.
    lolaaa12345 lolaaa12345 22-25, F Mar 24

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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...
    lefty lefty 19-21, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2006

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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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    The stupid guy didn't numb it right and just pulled it right out as hard as he could
    PerryC PerryC 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 9

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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 4 Responses Jan 9

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    I got them taken out when I was only 11 years old in 6th grade before they even started growing in. I had to sit in the chair and they made me breathe through a plastic tube...
    darkanddesolate darkanddesolate 16-17, F 2 days ago

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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...
    nordicgirl nordicgirl 18-21, F Mar 24

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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...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 25, 2012

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    It was pretty cool I guess. Once I was knocked out and woke up I didn't remember ****. The post op drugs had me......GONE. I was a player then and had rotating chicks cooking broth...
    Mckinney22 Mckinney22 31-35, F Mar 13

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    So I just got 2 of my lower wisdom teeth removed yesterday under general anesthesia. I was panicking a lot before hand reading up on everyone's experience as I have never been...
    thecabbagebeast thecabbagebeast 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Gone but the hike makes them not forgotten!
    Tial Tial 26-30, F Feb 26

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    Nice, I had mine out last year. I was conscious 4 it all. Dr. Just numbed my face really well. 2 of mine were impacted severely, took 3-5 minutes of digging in each of those. But...
    taiterz taiterz 26-30, M Mar 13

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    Nothing Like Pulling Teeth! - I had my wisdom teeth taken out just 4 days ago. Right after the surgery, when the nurse told me it was all over, I just began to ball like a...
    kmsbug89 kmsbug89 16-18, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2007

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    I had three wisdom teeth that were needed to be extracted. While my mouth decided to not develop the fourth wisdom tooth it also decided to not develop an adult second premolar so...
    AnythingQuiet AnythingQuiet 26-30, F Feb 27

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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 2 Responses Mar 18

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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...
    trixxie89 trixxie89 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2007

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    Not Bad At All! - I had three wisdom teeth.  Two on the top and one on the bottom.  The two on the top were not impacted but the one on the bottom was slightly...
    lovelylady626 lovelylady626 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2007

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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...
    Sarahlouise1 Sarahlouise1 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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...
    Sioko Sioko 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 19, 2007

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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...
    ABittersweetTragedy ABittersweetTragedy 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 1, 2013

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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...
    YouBeTheAnchor YouBeTheAnchor 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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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...
    margauxknits margauxknits 21-25, F 4 Responses Aug 14, 2007

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    Advice For Those That Believe the Bad Hype! - I had all four wisdom teeth removed yesterday. I'm not feeling great yet, but I'm sharing my experience, because I really had a lot of...
    objectLIttleA objectLIttleA 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2008

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    I got all four of my wisdom teeth pulled at once with just heavy freezing and it wasn't to bad at all. I was in quite a bit of pain for a day then all good until I noticed I had...
    Rawr1807 Rawr1807 18-21, F Feb 11

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    3 Came Out So Easy.... - The 4th was hell.... I was about 23 I guess when the 4th wisdom tooth decided to put me in dental hell. I had no dental insurance and a lousy job so no...
    WendyWanderer WendyWanderer 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 15, 2008

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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...
    angelfire angelfire 16-18, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2007

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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...
    sharksandlattes sharksandlattes 18-21 8 Responses Jul 26, 2008

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    ... and it was not a particularly pleasant experience! I was having all four pulled at once. They knew one of 'em was impacted – but apparently until they actually got in there...
    Outdoorsman1965 Outdoorsman1965 46-50, M Mar 13

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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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    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...
    Rogersung Rogersung 21-25, M 1 Response Apr 27, 2007

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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...
    purplesupernova purplesupernova 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    And that **** hurt. My gums bled for hours afterwards.
    Booyeah80 Booyeah80 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    Just a few hours ago with my older sister. We have taken one round of meds and a yogurt. I feel fine with a little but of welling pain and 2 massive sockets. My older sister has...
    MafiasHeart MafiasHeart 13-15, M Mar 20

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    cronin43 cronin43 46-50 Mar 14

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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...
    LordChronicus LordChronicus 22-25, M May 26, 2013

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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...
    osme osme 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2008

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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 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I didn't get mine pulled yet but I need to I'm in so much pain and I'm so scared!!
    k8tey k8tey 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 25

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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 13-15, F Mar 29

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    I got mine out I had 2 exter w teeth I had 6
    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F Mar 20

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    I had what I believe to be a sort near death experience when I was under twilight sedation when I had my wisdom teeth pulled.
    emflo1087 emflo1087 31-35, F Mar 15

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    U2 - I had my wisdom teeth pulled the morning of a U2 concert. I went, mouth stuffed with gauze. The percocet my have interfered with my experience, but it was my most treasured...
    Mmm Mmm 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2006

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