Wisdom teeth extraction late 30's?
Hello everyone. 10 days ago I was told I needed to get my right side wizzys out. The bottom one is impacted. Four years ago I had my left side out, and I had no right ones at the time. I'm 37 now and hear the later you wait the worse it is. It took two years for a nerve to heal from the impacted wisdom when I was 33.
Well I don't really have any pain this time around or didn't even feel them. As soon as I found out I have an impacted tooth, I scheduled removal for last Thursday. Well that got cancelled due to sick nurses, and resheduled for this Tues. In the past week, I've noticed my gums feeling funny and my teeth not aligning like they did all my life.
My lower fronts on the right side (where the impacted tooth is) are colliding with the upper fronts and not allowing me to bite or close my teeth. This seemed to happen almost over night and is very annoying. I'm even mispronouncing some words here and there. Chewing has become a challenge to figure out which way to close my mouth on the food. Sleeping is a problem, because my bottom tooth is pushing on my front top. It might end up pushing that out of alignment!!
After the appointment was cancelled, I called everywhere hoping to get in ASAP- insurance or not. But no one could take me any sooner. So I have to wait 'till Tues.
I'm worried about a couple things. Is there any chance my teeth will go back to how they used to be? Am I going to need braces? What options are there to make those couple teeth on the bottom less protruding?
The 2nd worry is the nerve took years to heal in the previous impacted wisdom removal, but I also had a lot of pain prior to the surgery. This time around, I feel no pain with the impacted tooth. But I am older.