Hey everyone, I noticed the other day that I have what I think is a wisdom tooth coming in (well, what else could it be) BTW I'm 20. I felt nothing and its about 1/4 of the way out and I still fell nothing at all. I looked back there with the mirror and there seems to be enough room for another molar. I thought they were supposed to be painful. Is it possible to get wisdom teeth with no pain? If so, do I still have to get it removed?
hi your sooooooooooo lucky http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/bang.gif and as long as you have no pain you do not need it out wish i could say the same but i will NOT go get mine out lol to scared good luck
Thanks! I have been SOO nervous since I was about 15 that I would get them b/c I knew it invloved a lot of pain. I hope I stay pain free and hopefully only that one will come in!! I have never even been to a hospital b/c I am terrifed that they will tell me they have to remove something from inside me or something...lol I have even fought with a doctor for just wanting to check my heartrate =)
Some people will argue that one should automatically have their wisdom teeth removed when they are young. I've seen this discussed before. However, I'm one of those that disagree. I'm never going to have them removed unless they hurt or cause problems. I've had these wisdom teeth for about 30 years - or maybe more.
I'm not positive, but I believe in some rare cases, wisdom tooth removal has led to TMJ jaw joint problems. In my opinion, I say in this case, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".
I am by no means a dentist...but nor is anyone who has commented on your question. You stated that one wisdom tooth is comming in...what about the other 3? I never felt any pain from wisdom teeth, and everything looked good back there. However, once I saw an x-ray of my back bottom jaw, it was more than clear that they needed to come out (the bottom two were growing sideways and would eventually crowd my lower teeth).
Chances are you are fine keeping them in, but I think that is a decision better made by a Dentist. It can't hurt to go get them looked at. You never know what is going on under your gums. If anything, they are hard to clean and floss being so far back in your mouth.
Thanks again. I have to go for a check-up anyway so he might as well check it out. And yep, only 1 is coming in, I looked at where the other 3 should be but I saw nothing. I dont know, I guess I should get an X-ray. But if I get bad news I dont care, those suckers are staying put!!! lol
You are making this an all or nothing situation it is not. If the dentist determines (he is the one who can judge whether there is enough room) that the tooth is OK then you should leave it alone. If the other teeth look OK then leave them alone too. If the other three teeth are impacted then you need to get them out. Ask the dentist to show you the xrays!
If your tooth came through then it is not impacted.
People can have wisdom teeth pulled under anesthesia with little or no problem. I had four teeth pulled in March, I never took anything stronger then an Advil and was fine the next day. I dont think it is constructive to try to scare people out of going to the dentist.
You said that it would take a bullet to get you back to the dentist. Thats not a very good way to look at it. EVERYONE should have regular dental checkups.If dental problems are caught early enough they are easily fixed. If you let them go, you will need a lot of work and a lot of expense to fix your teeth. Ten years from now you will regret the fact that you did not keep up with your dental exams.