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Old 12-01-2011, 08:07 AM   #1
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I'm 25, wisdom teeth problem, scared, need advice quick.

Hi,

I turned 25 yrs old in March this year. I've never had my wisdom teeth come in, I almost just assumed they had already and without complications. "lucky".

Earlier this year I started feeling a slight hard thing back behind my molars on my top teeth. It kept getting food stuck in that area, I'd be tongue-ing at it for minutes at a time just to get food out. I looked really well in a mirror with my mouth wide open, hand pulling one cheek side out and I saw the white tooth.

Okay, so my top wisdom teeth are finally coming in, great. no problem.

Over the last several months up til now, one tooth has stayed the same and hasn't come out further at all, its still just showing itself.
The one on the other side of my mouth, however, has kept coming out slowly.

It still isn't "fully" out I believe, because it's only out about half the amount of my molar. I'm guessing it's supposed to be close in length protruding as the molar...

I haven't had any pain whatsoever this year from these two wisdom teeth, I didn't even feel them "pop" through my gums,,, they were just "there".

Two days ago my mouth was a little sore on my right wisdom tooth, (the one that has come out half way).

I've had mouth sores before once in a long while and they just go away, so I didn't think anything of it. I thought maybe I tmj'd my upper cheek with that new wisdom tooth that my cheek hadn't been used to or something.
So I tried to keep my mouth still when I went to bed that night.

I woke up the next day, (yesterday) and the pain was still there.

I went on with my morning, Chick-fil-a drive thru , got to work, started to eat my biscuit, and realized it was hard to open my mouth.
It hurt to eat my biscuit, it was almost difficult to even enjoy it I love Chick-fil-a!

So that started to both me. Why is my jaw sore and harder to open?

lunch time comes around. I get a cheeseburger. Have same slight difficult time eating it /enjoying it.

During the rest of the day my throat is sore, sore like I have strep throat, not like when food burns your mouth. It's also kind of hard to swallow, and almost hurts when swallowing.

I also realized my lower jaw under my jawline was sore as well.

at 4 o'clock I got home from work and started researching all of these symptoms.

I have found stuff saying it could be "compacted" and my wisdom teeth need removed asap. this link was very similar to my symptoms:http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=204001

So I start worrying, got to my wife's work at 5 o'clock to pick her up, and told her all of this. She had some doubts, since I always over-exaggerate when it comes to illness and myself

I took 4 ibuprofen. got home. She looked up some info on the subject.
If it's a infection it can get worse and spread to my brain and kill me she says to me. ... .

Today I woke up and my symptoms are still all present, but maybe a little less painful in every place. but maybe as the day goes on they all get worse, kind of like they did yesterday?

So.... I have no insurance.

It's Christmas in like 3.5 weeks.

Don't have the cash to get my wisdom teeth pulled.

wife just got a promotion at work so we most likely will not qualify for any "free" teeth pulling clinics...

What do I do? Do I take some more ibuprofen today and see if the pain just goes away by tomorrow?

Do these things ever just work themselves out? like in cave man days ? lol.

What if my impacted tooth just fixes itself? is it impacted for sure or is it a canker sore on my cheek causing all of these symptoms?

or do all these symptoms only happen from a impacted tooth?

What if I take more ibuprofen, and tomorrow the pain is gone, but there's still an infection, and a month later I die ?

At this point I'm just scared. I don't know what to do.... I just don't want to die lol.

If I have to have them pulled, I'll just have to figure out some way to get the money. maybe try to get a loan. We don't have any credit....

Should I go see a dentist? I don't have a dentist. How much will that cost just to see one?

And how much will I expect to pay for the pulling of 4 wisdom teeth? the top two as I said are present, the bottom two I've never seen/felt. maybe they're already in? maybe they're stuck underneath ?

thanks, I'm very excited to see replies.

 
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:04 AM   #2
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Re: I'm 25, wisdom teeth problem, scared, need advice quick.

update I've been doing more research. I think I've just got a infection which causes swelling, sore stiff jaw, etc...

So heading to the cheap clinic for a prescription of amoxicillin

Since my wisdom teeth are outside the gums, that would mean they aren't "impacted" correct?

Hopefully the infection goes away and doesn't come back,, and that would confirm it was only an infection and not impaction...

make sense?

 
Old 12-01-2011, 03:36 PM   #3
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Re: I'm 25, wisdom teeth problem, scared, need advice quick.

update didn't go to the cheap doctor, because it's not cheap. $83-120 ... just to get a prescription.

Found a dentist locally that has a coupon for first time patients $49 for full exam and x-ray included

going tomorrow to find out what is up w/ my tooth and infection.

will post the results.

 
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Re: I'm 25, wisdom teeth problem, scared, need advice quick.

Hope all goes well ! Let us know what happened.

 
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Re: I'm 25, wisdom teeth problem, scared, need advice quick.

update

Okay, for the results. My bottom wisdom teeth are sideways. I'm 25 and they're still way under the gum and may never even come out... so I'm just going to hope they stay happy.

The upper wisdom teeth, they're just partially exposed,,, which make them vulnerable to infections since crap can get tucked inside the gum there more easily.

The doc said they're all "impacted" and that since the bottom ones are that way, that they wouldn't perform the surgery, and I'd have to go to a "specialist"... then I asked him, if I'm 25, they're sideways, and still way under my gums,, is it possible that they'll stay like that forever. he says yes. whew

So I said, then how about I just get the top ones pulled. Then he says they'd be able to do that since they're more normal and the top ones are much easier to extract.

So I'm feeling pretty good, just top ones need out.. yay.

I call my wife, and she says that's all they ever told her, that her's are impacted and need pulled, but nothing bad ever happened and she never had them taken out.

I flag the doctor down and ask him,, "from what I've researched online, I am going to be fine, it's just if it keeps getting infected, that I would chose to have them removed, correct?"

He confirmed yes. Technically nothing bad will happen unless your one of a million who gets a infection that kills you.

He says yes, if I brush well and often, mouthwash etc,,, to limit my chances of a infection forming, then I would be just fine.

So booyah!!

I'm going to brush like 3 times a day and mouthwash before bed.

If I get another infection in the next years time, then I'll start thinking about throwing down $500 for my upper wisdom teeth to be removed.

I got a prescription for penicillin for the infection.

Now,,, I have a question, my wife was telling me that she remembered hearing people who have their tongue pierced that they aren't allowed to drink beer for 6weeks, only liquor. because beer causes infection.

To be honest, I drink some beers every night. I don't do drugs. and to wind down after a days work and relax I drink beer.

So... With my "infection" is the beer making it worse or making it heal slowly?

Should I stop drinking beer until it's better?

the dentist never said anything about it.. but who knows.

 
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Re: I'm 25, wisdom teeth problem, scared, need advice quick.

I've been doing more research and now am wondering if I should go ahead and get my bottom wisdom teeth removed.

They're horizontal. I'm trying to find out if they can be left alone and be fine forever, or if they're very likely to cause problems later down the road.

surgery is expensive and I'd be at risk of nerve damage, so I don't want to just go and get it done, when it may have just been fine all along.

Any input?

Why is no one posting on my thread??? is it not good enough lol

 
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Re: I'm 25, wisdom teeth problem, scared, need advice quick.

Beer is so weak that it shouldn't matter in the least. Smoking impedes healing quite a bit.
Patients are advised not to smoke for 12 hours after their surgery.

 
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Re: I'm 25, wisdom teeth problem, scared, need advice quick.

I didn't have surgery. I asked if it was okay to drink beer while taking penicillin to kill the infection that my partially erupt wisdom tooth gave me.

Now I'm asking if horizontal bottom wisdom teeth that are still under the gums will cause problems later on in life or if I can leave them in there and they will be fine?

As far as I've found out so far, "crowding" the other teeth is what they do. My bottom teeth are all crowded and crammed together.

They were perfectly straight before braces, straight after braces, then started to crowd up. I didn't wear my retainer though....

So maybe its the horizontal wisdom teeth that have made them that way? so, the damage is "already" done, and if I leave them in there, it can't get any worse...?

correct?

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Re: I'm 25, wisdom teeth problem, scared, need advice quick.

Hi,
I don't think anyone can answer your question without a crystal ball. If your wisdom teeth are in a horizontal position it's "possible" they could stay that way forever. It's also just as possible that they will start to move and try to erupt and give you problems. No one can tell you what your teeth are going to do. Unfortunately, that's why most dentists recommend removal.

I'd go by what your dentist has told you. He told you they may not ever bother you.
I think you'll know if they do.

Wish we could be more specific, but it's impossible to tell what will happen in the future with those teeth. You can only go by your professional's recommendations.

GOOD LUCK. I wouldn't stress over it if they don't bother you.

My best to you,
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Re: I'm 25, wisdom teeth problem, scared, need advice quick.

hi, thank you for the advice

I'm mostly just trying to find the statistics on how often people w/ horizontal lower wisdom teeth develop into problems.

All I have found so far is that they make your other teeth crowd. My other lower teeth have already crowded.

is there any other reason they should be removed other than crowding?

One of mine is close to the jaw nerve. would that be another reason to remove? or another reason to leave alone and not have a chance at nerve loss. ?

 
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Re: I'm 25, wisdom teeth problem, scared, need advice quick.

hi, thank you for the advice

I'm mostly just trying to find the statistics on how often people w/ horizontal lower wisdom teeth develop into problems.

All I have found so far is that they make your other teeth crowd. My other lower teeth have already crowded.

is there any other reason they should be removed other than crowding?

One of mine is close to the jaw nerve. would that be another reason to remove? or another reason to leave alone and not have a chance at nerve loss. ?

 
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I am 35 and let me please SERIOUSLY advise you to get them all taken out. Over crowding leads to cracking and decay in the stressed teeth. Following that logic you have early tooth failure, spend tons of money on crowns and root canals.

With the other option being to ignore those issues for another 5-7 years and be faced with having 19 teeth extracted and a full upper, lower partial denture. I have a relatively high pain tolerance and ignored grinding my teeth at night all the way until I broke nearly all the rears and wore the 4 in the front top to the point of needing full cosmetic crowns. (4 teeth with insurance 3800.00) I have already spent 4500 on extractions and immediates, with all the adjustments and periodontal follows ups with another 4000 to finish off over the next year to make the final form fitting prosthetic (Dentures). Had I just gone to the dentist on the first cracked tooth and had a 200 dollar mouth guard made and roughly 700 for a crown, I could have avoided all of this.

Whatever it is going to cost you to have the surgery, and get the braces going, is far less than the pain, and adjustment to wearing dentures. Make your teeth a priority. You only get one set.

I hope you hear this as someone saying to himself.... Idiot you knew better! Don't let fear stop you from getting this done. Take care of yourself. I wish I had.

 
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Re: I'm 25, wisdom teeth problem, scared, need advice quick.

Hi again,
I really don't think statistics will help you. Teeth erupt on an individual basis. My teeth are entirely different than yours, my jaw bone a different size. Your teeth are different from anyone else. Your facial structure is different. They came in differently and will react differently. In other words, teeth erupt or don't erupt according to each individual. That's why statistics are meaningless, IMO.

You can watch them if you're not going to have them removed. Maybe you could ask your dentist for base line xrays done and then have them done on a yearly basis to see if there has been any change, just be aware of any discomfort or increased crowding.

The other choice is removal. Statistics won't tell you when and if YOUR teeth will react in the future or not. There are people in their 60's with their wisdom teeth.

What you are looking for is a calculated risk assessment. Your dentist gave you one. He said they may never bother you. One is close to a nerve. I'd go with that. Have them checked periodically WITHOUT FAIL.

Or, if you don't want to stress over that and a yearly expense, have them out.

Having them out will probably not do a thing to straighten teeth that are already crooked, though. You'd have to go the braces route again.

I understand it's a difficult decision. It has to be yours though. We're not the ones that could suffer with the future discomfort whatever you decide.

The statistics will tell you that impacted wisdom teeth "may" cause problems with crowding and possible decay (partially erupted) and it is "recommended" they be removed. It doesn't say it "will" happen.

I wish you luck with a difficult decision, but IMO, there is an old saying:
"Let sleeping dogs lie."

My best to you,
Gellia

 
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Re: I'm 25, wisdom teeth problem, scared, need advice quick.

thanks so much people

I think I will definitely have them all removed next year when i have more money to pay for it.

 
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Re: I'm 25, wisdom teeth problem, scared, need advice quick.

thanks so much people

I think I will definitely have them all removed next year when i have more money to pay for it.

 
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