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Wisdom teeth

Postby Bend it like Repka on Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:21 am

Bastards aren't they? For the second night in a row I've just been woken up by the pain.

Nothing like a 1am post on KUMB, while I eat a bowl of cornflakes so I can get some food in my stomach to go with the Nurofen Plus I've taken. As a short term painkiller I'd thoroughly recommend them by the way, in about 20 mins I'll be fine.

I assume I'm in the middle of some random tooth movement event. It's through and has room, so should be ok when it settles down. Seems to happen maybe once a year for a few days, but a pain in the butt as I'm knackered and want to be asleep.

The downside of evolution in modern man I believe, wisdom teeth. Because Cavemen wore out their teeth it was useful having some new ones come through in later years. With modern life they are a bit more redundant.

How humans coped without decent painkillers I don't know. Probably alcohol or magic mushrooms I suppose.

Random musing over. See you in the morning. :asleep:
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Re: Wisdom teeth

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:10 am

You're lucky. I had to have mine removed and root canal done afterwards. The pain was unbearable at times. I lived on a diet of Nurofen and Guinness for three days until I threw up so bad that I decided it was time to get my fat arse down to the dentist. £550 later and all was well.
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Re: Wisdom teeth

Postby sendô on Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:20 pm

Had 2 of mine out at 17. The other two give me a bit of gyp from time to time but nothing worth getting too excited about.

They seem to serve no use, like the appendix or nipples on men.
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Re: Wisdom teeth

Postby RichieRiv on Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:59 pm

Get yourself to the dentist and have it ripped out. Shouldn't cost you more than 150 quid.

I've got one left, but that's behaving itself, but the year before last I got a root to tip fracture on a root canal. The entire tooth buckled and couldn't be saved. Took two dentists and a nurse 1hr 40 to get the thing out. It ended up being sectioned where they had to drill it, saw it, chisel it out in bits. It was so difficult to get one of the roots out they had to scalpal my gum open to pull it out.

Once that had healed I went back to the dentist could prepare for an implant. That meant opening up the wound and scraping out the scar tissue, building the bone up, then putting in an abutment and then finally the crown. All in a 14 months process and just over 2 grand.

I love the taste of Novocaine.
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Re: Wisdom teeth

Postby Bend it like Repka on Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:38 pm

RichieRiv wrote:Get yourself to the dentist and have it ripped out.


There is already a gap in front of it where one was taken out, If that one is removed I'm not going to have a lot to chew with on that side.

I think the tooth is fine, it's just moving forward to fill that gap. It's definitely closer to the next tooth than it was say 3 years ago.

Had another Nurofen about 9.30 this morning, but they tend to last for about 3 and a half hours max, so half an hour ago the pain has kicked in again. The temptation is just to keep shoving down the Nurofen but I'm trying to stick to the recommended max dose per day.

Had some paracetamol instead plus rinsed with warm salty water and has taken pain down from 6/10 to about 3/10.

Been a day and half so far, hoping it settles down soon. :x
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Re: Wisdom teeth

Postby Monkeybubbles on Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:28 pm

Your timing is immaculate.

I had one removed just before Christmas, and another last Friday.

The first one, there was an abscess attached which didn't react to the anaesthetic, and then the tooth broke while the dentists was yanking on it. I ended up having to have a section of my gum peeled like a satsuma and then the dentist ground away some of the bone to get to the fragments of broken tooth. Genuinely the most unpleasant experience of my life, other than Warp's mum.

Friday's was a breeze in comparison. Cocodamol helps a lot, but it doesn't half bung you up. I'd rather the pain than the strain.
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Re: Wisdom teeth

Postby S-H on Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:31 pm

My old dear had hers removed when I was a kid, something went wrong and her whole face ballooned up, looked like she'd done a few rounds with Tyson.

Well that's what my old man said happened, anyway..
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Re: Wisdom teeth

Postby warp on Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:53 pm

Monkeybubbles wrote:Genuinely the most unpleasant experience of my life, other than Warp's mum.

think you had it bad? i've been there nine months dude! and all for likely less than 9 seconds fun. or "fun", being my mum...
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Re: Wisdom teeth

Postby Monkeybubbles on Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:33 pm

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Re: Wisdom teeth

Postby pablo jaye on Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:22 pm

The missus had a couple of wisdom teeth out and then sufferered ‘dry socket’ which is when the blood doesn’t clot, so you just have a hole, with exposed jawbone and nerves exposed to air .... the fragrant Mrs jaye compared the pain to childbirth....I winced at the sight of her jawbone....
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Re: Wisdom teeth

Postby southbrishammer on Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:50 pm

I've never had any come through, I even checked last time I went to the dentist.

Why do so many people have to have them taken out, are they particularly weak, or do you not brush your teeth properly?
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Re: Wisdom teeth

Postby -DL- on Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:04 pm

sendô wrote:They seem to serve no use, like the appendix or nipples on men.


Excuse me, nipples on men serve a great purpose.

They were made to be pierced, so some filthy sort can then tug on the ring with her teeth while you're banging away at her.

Warp's mum is brilliant as it.
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Re: Wisdom teeth

Postby Monkeybubbles on Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:13 am

-DL- wrote:
Excuse me, nipples on men serve a great purpose.

They were made to be pierced, so some filthy sort can then tug on the ring with her teeth while you're banging away at her.

Warp's mum is brilliant as it.


Even better if she keeps her teeth in her mouth.
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Re: Wisdom teeth

Postby Bend it like Repka on Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:07 am

MMMMnnnn. Night number 3 up gargling salt water and shoving down the tablets.

Absolutely loving this.

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Re: Wisdom teeth

Postby Samba on Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:00 am

southbrishammer wrote:I've never had any come through, I even checked last time I went to the dentist.
So you've got 28 teeth? Some people just don't grow them. Perhaps you're more evolved!
Why do so many people have to have them taken out, are they particularly weak, or do you not brush your teeth properly?

No, it's not that they are weak, sbh.
It's more that they often cause problems, coming through. There's really not a lot of room back there so very often they come through, at a problematic angle (or are impacted) & seem more prone to getting infected.
They are more difficult to clean & are very susceptible to developing cavities, because of it.
Then there's the effect they often have that their presence at the back, causes the front teeth to overcrowd & overlap.
Also, being so far back, we probably don't really even use them, when chewing.
All in all, most dentists are quite keen for people to have them out. It's also better to have them out young.
If all 4 are completely through, perfectly positioned & are not causing crowding or infections, it's probably far less likely that they need to come out. Far less likely to have no problems, though.
It's an interesting question as to why we're still born with them. Like the appendix, as well.
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Re: Wisdom teeth

Postby chigwells finest on Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:53 am

sadly, its not as simple as popping down the dentist and having them taken out , lower wisdom teeth are especially difficult as they can run very close to nerves in your face , usually most general surgeries will not take these out and refer to hospital , and this can take months to get an appointment
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Re: Wisdom teeth

Postby RichieRiv on Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:30 am

chigwells finest wrote:sadly, its not as simple as popping down the dentist and having them taken out , lower wisdom teeth are especially difficult as they can run very close to nerves in your face , usually most general surgeries will not take these out and refer to hospital , and this can take months to get an appointment


I had a lower one extracted by my dentist. It was a b*stard to get out mind. I had had 4 injections and thought I could tough it out. That was yo until he pushed this miniature crowbar deep into the gum. More injections were needed. He had to smash that one out with a hammer.

It's an odd feeling spitting bits of teeth out.
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Re: Wisdom teeth

Postby Bend it like Repka on Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:38 am

Because I know you're all concerned for me, the good news is it has settled down, and although my jaw was sore and the area still pretty tender to touch, it was miles less painful yesterday. Managed to get through the day with just a couple of paracetamol.

Today it's even better, but probably because I've had such poor, broken sleep all week, I've now come down with a bug, and feel hot and bunged up instead. :cry:

What a fantastic week. Been a blast. :x
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Re: Wisdom teeth

Postby chigwells finest on Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:49 am

richie, what did it cost you ? normally the extraction charge is £ 59.10 on NHS , the fun and games your dentist had is mainly the reason most of these are sent to specialist clinics
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Re: Wisdom teeth

Postby RichieRiv on Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:17 pm

chigwells finest wrote:richie, what did it cost you ? normally the extraction charge is £ 59.10 on NHS , the fun and games your dentist had is mainly the reason most of these are sent to specialist clinics


I'm private, but at the time I think it was 120 notes.

But I have a good dentist. He is qualified to sedate as well as perform oral surgery. Plus he's not a pisstaker.
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