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    So i got the 2 wisdom teeth removed on my right side. Top came out easy, bottom...it was war I promiss you that. Its been 2 days ( they were removed wed. ) and im STILL in pain on the bottom. Im on meds for it, but they only last 2 hours at most and im only aloud to take them every 6 thoughts?

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    Re: Wisdom teeth removed - how long is the pain suppose to last??

    I forgot actually, I got my done when i was 14. I usually put ice on my face or the side it hurt on. didnt talk much or move my mouth. pain in the butt when you gotta clean it out lol
    I have a high pain tolerates so I never really know.
    I just got my whole nail removed from my toe yesterday. doctor was surprised and so was the nurse who changed my dressings today.

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    Re: Wisdom teeth removed - how long is the pain suppose to last??

    Mine didn't actually hurt much (don't hate me! *ducking flying objects*) so I'm not sure. But mine were surgically removed from the gum, not pulled. . .were yours emerged already, roots and everything? I had some root growth but none had attached to the bone (I was 21 when I had them out but I was a late teether anyway). I ate soft foods for a week but only because the doctor scared me about what could happen if I got hard food bits in the incisions. I never filled the prescription for painkiller. I would guess the pain will last around a week but if you're badly bruised it could be a bit longer. But hopefully more manageable.

    Ask your doctor if there's an OTC painkiller you can take in between the prescription pills. Like, if you're on Vicodin you could probably take Advil in between. But ask the doctor! You don't want to poison yourself.

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    Re: Wisdom teeth removed - how long is the pain suppose to last??

    It's different for everybody; like Willowy, mine actually didn't hurt at all.

    Where is the pain coming from - is it the gums, the jaw, or the tissues around the incision? Is it still swelling?
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    Re: Wisdom teeth removed - how long is the pain suppose to last??

    Thanks guys! The bottom had the gums cut as it wasn't really broken threw the skin and pulled....the dentist is a monster (LOL) he pushed my jaw to the back of my throat, i couldnt breath( seriously a nightmare).
    The pain is on the bottom, and coming from the hole. Its VERY sharp pains,almost like when you have sensitive teeth and pour ice cold water on it ( OW! ) I normally can tolerate pain, but this afternoon I was in tears.


    Edit: Very swollen on the inside! Ive been living off out jello for 2 days and counting.
    He did not stitch me up, so my gums are 'lose' and not very comfy!!
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    Re: Wisdom teeth removed - how long is the pain suppose to last??

    OMG, just imagining fro you description makes me cringe!

    I had two wisdom teeth removed in one go but under anesthesia. (I am a big ol' chicken)

    They cut my gums open and stitched me back up while i was a sleep, and it seems like my dentist prefers to put you under because you dont resist and squirm too much if you are asleep.
    I was swollen like a possum with a face stuffed with seeds for about a week.
    The pain only lasted about...two days.

    So from the very little pain i experienced I would say...
    If you are in serious pain, i suggest you go get a second opinion from another dentist.

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    Re: Wisdom teeth removed - how long is the pain suppose to last??

    I had the top 2 out in the chair, and had awful trouble, pain lasted nearly 10days, black and blue, and swollen bigtime.

    The bottom one the dentist refused to take out in the chair because the facial nerve ran too close. I went under and had it cut out, no real pain at all, uncomfortable yes, but definately WAY better than the chair. Cost me a fortune to do it that way, my last one i hope to get out the same way. Much much better

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    Re: Wisdom teeth removed - how long is the pain suppose to last??

    So, yesterday I was in tears from pain...and hunger and took a dart up to the ER at 1am.
    Turns out the dentist really messed up the muscles in my jaw, and hacked my gums ( the doctor said this )
    I have an infection in the bottom wisdoms hole where the bone is fully exposed ( thats why it hurts so much )
    Im now on 3 different meds, and.... they really surprized me as they came in with a needle that wasn't going in my arm but my butt ( i really wasn't mentally ready for that)

    Also, on that note the doctor looked my xrays from my mouth and they mentioned that my teeth had room to come up and didn't have to come out. Looks like the dentist wanted to make a quick buck ( $600 for 2 teeth....thank God I have insurance!)

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    Re: Wisdom teeth removed - how long is the pain suppose to last??

    omg! D: im sorry to hear about that. wow! I would go back to my dentist and do the same to him!! its only fair
    im glad you went to the hospital and hopefully you wont be in any pain anymore.

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    Re: Wisdom teeth removed - how long is the pain suppose to last??

    Call your dentist. He can give different meds or suggest safe options.

    You were awake? Everyone I know was given sedation in the office. I slept through mine, woke up crying from pain that lasted two months. Three of the four were encased in bone. I also ended up with cellulitis in both sides of my face so I swelled up HUGE, almost hospitalized, turned all sorts of shades of green & yellow. Lived on soups for 7weeks. Was a joy.

    Eta...I just saw your update, I'm glad you got help.
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    Re: Wisdom teeth removed - how long is the pain suppose to last??

    I was just going to say it could be an infection, Im glad you went in. I was dumb and got all four of mine done two weeks before my wedding, bc I was still on my parents insurance. Mine got infected, my face ballooned, turned green and black from bruisng, and I spent two weeks crying thinking I would look like that for my wedding lol

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    Re: Wisdom teeth removed - how long is the pain suppose to last??

    $600 for 2 teeth....thank God I have insurance!
    A couple of thoughts and, as a friend of mine is fond of saying on another forum, "Take what you can use and leave the rest."

    $600 is actually cheap, and another possible sign that the dentist did not do everything he should have. (Was it actually a dentist or an oral surgeon? Impacted wisdom teeth should normally be extracted, under sedation, by an oral surgeon.)

    As you have already discovered, severe pain that cannot be controlled by meds is not normal for this type of procedure. If the dentist truly botched the procedure, you may want to consider some legal action against him.

    Also, regarding the insurance: If you are the cardholder, or even a dependent age 18 or older, you should contact your insurance company and explain what happened. If the procedure was unnecessary, that's insurance fraud and it's felony. You may not care, because you figure the insurance will pay for it regardless, but who is paying the premiums? Do you think your premiums are too low? I doubt it. Insurance fraud costs each of us (who pay premiums) hundreds of dollars each year. Nationally, it is a growth industry because too many people assume that the insurance company is the only real victim. Think of it like shoplifting. Ultimately, the costs are passed on to the consumer. They have to be, or they won't have the money to pay the legitimate claims.

    I have more than a passing interest in this area. I make my living investigating cases of health insurance fraud, abuse and waste. Your insurance company will have a whole department (probably a very large one) of people like me who investigate these things and, when necessary, work with law enforcement to keep it from happening again.

    Last year, the investigative department I work for recovered $120,000,000 in fraudulent claims. That's 120 million less that needs to be collected in premiums.

    The dentist may not be fraudulent, but he may be inept. Either way, it needs to be reported.
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    Re: Wisdom teeth removed - how long is the pain suppose to last??

    Quote Originally Posted by RonE View Post
    A couple of thoughts and, as a friend of mine is fond of saying on another forum, "Take what you can use and leave the rest."...................
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    Im 19 and im on my dads, moms and university insurance so i didnt have to pay a cent ( the way I grew up $600 was alot so im very conservative with my money )
    I'll talk to my dad about reporting my dentist as I don't have any 'experince' in that field, I rather it be done the right way. Thanks for mentioning that

    Just my normal dentist took out my wisdoms ( top pulled, bottom surgically removed while I was only under the influence of numbing needles ) as I mentioned above the bottom wasn't fully numb...owwie!

    Bottom line, I've been going there since i was 2, and now this was the last time.

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    Since wisdom tooth removal is generally considered a prophylactic procedure unless they're causing some big trouble, I don't think it could be considered insurance fraud if it was done "unnecessarily" (if your insurance covers prophylactic dental procedures, anyway). My insurance doesn't cover any dental (unless you get in an accident and mangle your face) so I don't know how any insurance works for that.

    But if the dentist did a bad job he definitely should be reported to the dental board. He should stick to what he's good at and refer anything else to a specialist.

    I had mine done under sedation by an oral surgeon. All 4 at once, and I think it was around $2000 (my parents paid so I'm not sure). My brother was scared to be sedated so had it done with Novocaine (same oral surgeon, though), and he said it was pretty intense to be conscious for that. No thanks!

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    Re: Wisdom teeth removed - how long is the pain suppose to last??

    Due to complications from poor judgement of the dentist the issue should still be reported, she may be able to recoup her ER copay & added expenses & the dental care gets investigated. Every insurance co has a very strict QA dept that investigates these issue.
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    Re: Wisdom teeth removed - how long is the pain suppose to last??

    I'll talk to my dad about reporting my dentist as I don't have any 'experince' in that field, I rather it be done the right way.
    If your dad calls on your behalf, you should be close by to give verbal consent for them to talk to him since you are over 18.

    Since wisdom tooth removal is generally considered a prophylactic procedure unless they're causing some big trouble, I don't think it could be considered insurance fraud if it was done "unnecessarily" (if your insurance covers prophylactic dental procedures, anyway).
    It wouldn't need to be fraudulent to report it to the insurance company. They will also have a process to investigate complaints about the quality of the service.

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    Re: Wisdom teeth removed - how long is the pain suppose to last??

    Quote Originally Posted by stacey101 View Post
    So, yesterday I was in tears from pain...and hunger and took a dart up to the ER at 1am.
    Turns out the dentist really messed up the muscles in my jaw, and hacked my gums ( the doctor said this )
    I have an infection in the bottom wisdoms hole where the bone is fully exposed ( thats why it hurts so much )
    Im now on 3 different meds, and.... they really surprized me as they came in with a needle that wasn't going in my arm but my butt ( i really wasn't mentally ready for that)

    Also, on that note the doctor looked my xrays from my mouth and they mentioned that my teeth had room to come up and didn't have to come out. Looks like the dentist wanted to make a quick buck ( $600 for 2 teeth....thank God I have insurance!)
    I'm sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. I had all four of mine surgically removed June 2nd, 2011 ($4,000 and I have good insurance too!!). I would recommend calling your Dentist and asking for new pain meds.
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    Re: Wisdom teeth removed - how long is the pain suppose to last??

    Just a quick update, its been a week and im still in pain, but the swelling has gone down and....I can sorta chew! weoooo
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    I can taste...metal? from the area the teeth were in? well, i know that blood taste like matal because it has iron in it but i dont think my gums are bleeding? thoughts? ( no infection either as the ER doctor put me on amoxicillin just in case.

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    Re: Wisdom teeth removed - how long is the pain suppose to last??

    My God, that just sounds awful. I agree with RonE - you have to consider legal action against the Dentist. At the very least, contact the provincial licensing board and report him - he put your life at risk from the procedure. Post-op infections are deadly serious business, and if he did this to you, he's going to do the same to someone else, possibly killing them.
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