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is it safe? well yeah, probably, but I still don't want to do it.

My son (age 20) has one impacted and one soon-to-be-impacted bottom wisdom tooth so they need to come out. His top wisdom teeth have come in fine. Dentist recommends pulling all four. Why can't he keep his top teeth?
posted by headnsouth on Dec 3, 2014 - 39 answers

Should I have my wisdom teeth extracted?

All of my wisdom teeth are impacted. I only have one that's even slightly erupted, but the rest never erupted at all. My old dentist used to recommend having them pulled, and now my new dentist also recommended extraction after I had problems with my slightly erupted wisdom tooth, i.e. gum swelling and pain due to a food particle getting stuck in the gums. [more inside]
posted by hazel79 on Sep 3, 2013 - 31 answers

Wisdom teeth woes: my mouth smells like roadkill.

I had all 4 wisdom teeth taken out on Friday morning under general anesthetic. I'm still dealing with some adverse side effects (am I being neurotic?) The most troublesome one is that my mouth tastes/smells putrid. I cannot get this under control. HELP. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2013 - 26 answers

Teeth Need to Come Out, Not Come In Feet First

I've waited too long, I need my wisdom teeth out now. They have just started hurting. Complication, no dental insurance or really any money. Help? [more inside]
posted by Garm on Nov 19, 2012 - 10 answers

I feel like my body is falling apart.

Boston Area student looking for medical help - specifically, I'm developing tinnitus, cloudy vision, and I think maybe my wisdom teeth are coming in. All of these problems are giving me severe anxiety, and I have no idea where to start getting medical treatment. [more inside]
posted by JimBennett on Oct 11, 2012 - 12 answers

What should I eat after I get my wisdom teeth out?

What are the best, funnest, most satisfying foods to eat after I get my wisdom teeth out? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Sep 27, 2012 - 34 answers

When can I let go of my dry socket fear?

Wisdom teeth were yanked out Friday- when can I quit being paranoid about developing a dry socket? [more inside]
posted by shes_ajar on Jun 24, 2012 - 6 answers

Maybe I wanted to keep my wisdom (tooth).

Why not let my dental nature take its course, regarding my wisdom tooth extraction? [more inside]
posted by Lt. Bunny Wigglesworth on Jun 20, 2012 - 15 answers

Words for Wisdoms

I am having my top two wisdom teeth out on wednesday without general or "twilight" anesthesia. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by arveale on Jul 20, 2011 - 26 answers

What to expect when you're extracting

Wisdom tooth extraction tomorrow. Definitely want sedation, but I have a few specific questions about how to minimize the unpleasantness of the procedure. Help me figure out what I'm looking for and how to express this to the oral surgeon! [more inside]
posted by mthomps00 on Jun 23, 2011 - 40 answers

stand back, he bites

What happens when the tooth fairy visits grownups? My SO who's in his 30s is finally getting some gnarled-ass old wisdom teeth pulled. I am looking for hilarious (or sweet) (or hilariously sweet) ideas for what a cohabiting Tooth Fairy might leave under his pillow the next morning. [more inside]
posted by sestaaak on Apr 11, 2011 - 21 answers

Self-hypnosis downloads for oral surgery healing?

Recommend a self-hypnosis tape (online download preferred) to listen to in preparation for wisdom tooth extraction. [more inside]
posted by pants on Sep 3, 2010 - 12 answers

Pre-op antibiotics, yay or nay?

I'm getting all four of my impacted wisdom teeth out tomorrow. In a study done in 2007, one dose of pre-op antibiotics has been shown to lower infection rates by 50%, and might do more good than several days of antibiotics post-op. My oral surgeon's office apparently does not follow that practice. Is there any danger in me taking one of the doses of amoxicillin that has already been prescribed for this procedure the night before? [more inside]
posted by wending my way on Aug 19, 2010 - 16 answers

Can someone recommend a good oral surgeon/and or place to get wisdom teeth removed in Bangkok?

Can someone recommend a good oral surgeon/and or place to get wisdom teeth removed in Bangkok? [more inside]
posted by bertrandom on May 20, 2009 - 7 answers

Pre-extraction wisdom teeth pain management

I'm getting all four wisdom teeth out on May 29th. For the last month or so I have felt intense pressure in my mouth from the teeth coming in. It's been getting a little worse each week and is now causing headaches. It's only May 6th. How should I manage the pain? [more inside]
posted by prozach1576 on May 6, 2009 - 10 answers

never trust anyone with bad teeth

I have a carny mouth. Should I get dental insurance before I decide to take care of it? No pain, but several cavities and a few teeth (including two wisdom teeth) have been rotting and falling apart for several years. 4-6 years ago, a dental school said that it would cost 4-5 thousand dollars and take 3-4 visits to fix. That doesn't include getting them whitened or anything cosmetic. Today, one of my molars broke in half and I swallowed it with some wasabi trail mix. That tooth only had a little speck of a cavity yesterday. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2009 - 19 answers

Help my gum sockets stop itching (or at least itch a bit less)

How can I calm my itchy wisdom tooth sockets? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Feb 19, 2009 - 10 answers

Do I have the ear miggly due to my wisdom teeth?

Ever since having my wisdom teeth removed last summer, I've been experiencing persistent crackling in my right ear. Is it related? [more inside]
posted by scarykarrey on Jan 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Should I set these wisdom teeth clots free?

WisdomTeethFilter: I had my bottom two out yesterday afternoon. After changing the gauze the first time, I noticed I had little stringy, thin tissues hanging from each hole. I called my surgeon, who said losing these initial clots was normal and not dry socket. Problem is, they haven't dissolved or broken off like I hoped. I'm worried they'll end up pulling up my real clots out. So, should I cut them? Pull them? Leave 'em be? [more inside]
posted by miniminimarket on Jan 11, 2009 - 11 answers

WisdomTeethFilter: How do i NOT play around with the holes?! Its been 14 hours since the operation and i cant sleep.

WisdomTeethFilter: How do i NOT play around with the holes?! Its been 14 hours since the operation and i cant sleep. [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Jun 12, 2008 - 22 answers

How do I report this mistake?

My oral surgeon took out the wrong tooth--now what? [more inside]
posted by Meg_Murry on May 7, 2008 - 25 answers

Why are my wisdom teeth brown?

Satisfy my curiosity: why are my (extracted) wisdom teeth multi-colored? [more inside]
posted by puffin on Mar 24, 2008 - 3 answers

How long can I put off getting my wisdom teeth pulled without ruining my teeth?

How long can I put off getting my wisdom teeth pulled without ruining my teeth? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Jan 21, 2008 - 38 answers

Dentist/Oral surgeon recommendations in the Buffalo area?

I need to get my wisdom teeth out this year. Can you recommend me a good dentist/oral surgeon/whatever somewhere in Western New York? [more inside]
posted by Verdandi on Jan 4, 2008 - 2 answers

Mmm, blood jelly...

Dentistry Filter: You are not a dentist; if you are, you are not my dentist. It being Sunday, though, and my surgeon being out of the office, I've got a question about my recent extractions. Rather unpleasant descriptions inside. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on Jun 10, 2007 - 12 answers

pain control

Vicodin is not working for my post-wisdom tooth holes, what do I do? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on May 24, 2007 - 33 answers

Wisdom teeth extraction: local or general anesthesia?

My wisdom teeth need to come out and my dentist referred me to an oral surgeon that only uses local anesthetic--no gas. Should I ask for another surgeon? [more inside]
posted by awesomedude on Apr 25, 2007 - 59 answers

Post-surgical fevers and infection

Post-surgery, should I be more worried about the frequency of fevers or how high they go? [more inside]
posted by bitter-girl.com on Jan 18, 2007 - 12 answers

Look into my mouth, tell me what you see

After an uncomplicated lower wisdom tooth extraction, what can you see with an ordinary flashlight & mirror? [more inside]
posted by spacewrench on Dec 27, 2006 - 9 answers

How do I get cheap healthcare fast?

My cousin appears to have an abscessed tooth. She's uninsured, broke, and in desperate need of a prescription for antibiotics so she can sleep and work. How can we do this as quickly and cheaply as possible? [more inside]
posted by polyhedron on Dec 13, 2006 - 13 answers

How do I go about finding an affordable dentist in San Diego to fix this tooth?

How much would a dentist charge to remove a mostly collapsed wisdom tooth (in San Diego), and how do I go about even finding the proper one? [more inside]
posted by Stunt on Nov 25, 2006 - 11 answers

Tips for recovery from tooth extraction?

Care to share your tips for coping post-tooth removal? [more inside]
posted by Dreama on Oct 16, 2006 - 20 answers

What in the world did my dentist twin with the vicodin? I was floating in a timeless void.....

I can't remember the name of the second drug that my dentist gave to me with Vicodin following my wisdom tooth extraction, and I suspect it might been what hurtled me into an abyss beyond the reach of time, concepts digestible by the human brain, any higher synaptic functions, or the vital organs' basic need for sustenance. So what was it? [more inside]
posted by dogandponyshow on Jun 7, 2006 - 14 answers

Dental sedation anxiety.

Help me allay my specific dental fear: sedation. [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Apr 27, 2006 - 26 answers

For four less choppers.

Should I have my wisdom teeth removed? [more inside]
posted by sohcahtoa on Sep 27, 2005 - 36 answers

What do you give a host who has just had his wisdom teeth out?

What would you bring to a dinner party when one of the hosts just had his wisdom teeth out? [more inside]
posted by autojack on Jul 23, 2005 - 20 answers

Tooth abscesses

This is kind of a big one: Tooth abscesses, wisdom teeth, and finding doctors in Southeast Asia. [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa on May 26, 2005 - 13 answers

Holes from wisdom tooth extraction

WisdomTeethFilter. My wife had two wisdom teeth removed - not the first she had taken out, but some differences this time. She's wondering if things are normal. [more is inside] [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Nov 24, 2004 - 14 answers

Extracting Wisdom

Extracting Wisdom: I've been putting it dodging it for years, but it's looking (and feeling) like I'm going to have to get my wisdom teeth pulled. I do have insurance, but I have to go to a specific provider - a provider I've never actually been to before. Any advice on questions I should ask or things I should look for? Is one oral surgeon as good as another or should I shop around and/or pay extra if needed?
posted by aladfar on Jun 7, 2004 - 24 answers

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