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Have you had your wisdom teeth extracted?  if so, what was the recovery time?




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      UK Girl wrote Jul 1, 2011
    • I had mine done 25yrs ago and it’s painful for the first few days and then you notice a difference - but she will be very puffy faced and she will be in pain for the first day or two - best to just sleep if off .......

      Hope all goes well




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      Mztracy wrote Jul 1, 2011
    • I was 17 and had all 4 removed at once. It was painful for 2 days or so then it got better. It was around a week for complete recovery if I remember correctly.




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      Daphne wrote Jul 1, 2011
    • My daughter had all four removed about a year ago.  The hardest part for her was coming out of the anesthesia.  She’s just like me in that regard.  Anyway, as long as you follow the Dr’s instructions (heat, cold, heat, etc), especially for the first 24 hours, the recovery isn’t that difficult.  She was eating spaghettio’s that afternoon, believe it or not!




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      Daphne wrote Jul 1, 2011
    • Oh...and i had mine out about 33 years ago.  I was hospitalized overnight and i do remember throwing up blood right in front of my boyfriend.  Sounds fun...




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      Tuliplady wrote Jul 1, 2011
    • I’ve had 3 out at different times.  The two on top were abcessed and came out very easily.  Took the same amount of time to heal as pulling any tooth.

      Had to have a bottom wisdom tooth pulled a couple years ago.  It came out harder, but still, no worse than having any other tooth out.




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      Cathie Beck wrote Jul 1, 2011
    • I had mine surgically removed for my 29th birthday present to myself. A friend of mine came to pick me up from the oral surgeon office to drive me home and tuck me into bed since I was so dopey from being “put under“. I was fine and didn’t need pain killers or have any problems with eating. For a joke, my girlfriends in the office brought me an apple that I was able to eat. My jaw was locked up from the swelling of the impacted wisdom teeth and the surgeon had to pop my jaw out to get my mouth open to remove my wisdom teeth, and that was sore for a few days. Gums healed up great.  

      Cathie




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      Allinet48 wrote Jul 2, 2011
    • My son just had all 4(2 very impacted)removed a month ago. He stayed on cool,soft diet for a few days. Needed a little pain medicine-Ibuprofen worked fine. Got quite swollen on third day, was supposed to sleep propped up at head. Saline rinses were ordered to rinse food and as an antiseptic. Doing fine now. estatic




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      Marya1961 wrote Jul 3, 2011
    • I had one removed 20 years ago and it was horrible for me, went right into an ear infection.  Hub had all four removed in his late 20’s and he bled for three days straight...every time I called the surgeon, they told me to rip up sheets and apply pressure, finally I rushed him in and they put in gel packs to stop the bleeding...he was traumatized by that whole thing...luckily, he still lets the dentist clean his teeth.

      Our son was told he has a couple to come out, but they do not bother him, so he is waiting on that one, since his parents had such trouble, I guess when it bothers him, he will have them removed.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jul 3, 2011
    • I had mine out forever ago and I don’t remember anything outstanding happening tongue out




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      Tuliplady wrote Jul 3, 2011
    • I always wonder about dentists who say wisdom teeth HAVE to come out.  If a person is in a lot of pain or their jaw is locked up like Cathie mentioned, it’s one thing, but why do dentists get so all fired up about taking out normal wisdom teeth that we‘re meant to have?




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