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August 24th, 2007

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07:49 pm - Wisdom teeth
I think one of my wisdom teeth's growing in.  It's been hurting back there for the past few days, at first I thought it was a cavity, but today I stuck my finger back there to see which teeth it was that was hurting and found out it actually wasn't a tooth, but the gums behind my teeth.

I know several of my friends have had their wisdom teeth pulled, but I was wondering if I just let it be, will it just grow out and then the pain will be gone?  Does anyone know?  If letting it just grow doesn't harm anything then I think I'll just put up with the pain for now and leave it.
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Date:August 25th, 2007 12:29 am (UTC)
I have no idea since my wisdom teeth didn't hurt as they were growing in, but I had all 4 pulled anyway because they can "cause problems later" (or so I was told).
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Date:August 25th, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
i've got two of them coming in.
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Date:August 25th, 2007 04:30 am (UTC)
I'm not sure DDD:

Since..mine are currently growing at the moment..too DDDD:

Some people I know kept theirs, since it didn't prove to be a problem...
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Date:August 25th, 2007 04:55 am (UTC)
as long as your teeth growing in aren't causing a problem, and you remember to brush way back there (to prevent decay and infection) then it's fine to leave them in. that is what my dentist told me three weeks ago. lol. cause i have two growing in at the top; they're mostly done growing now. but yeah i had periods of pain over the last year.
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Date:August 25th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
I had all four yanked. They grow in, but then you have to worry about a) decay and b) them pushing your other teeth around - remember those teeth are HUGE and that's why a lot of people get them pulled.

If you can manage it, I'd get them yanked asap. I waited a bit too long and it was awful to go through, but alas, NO MORE PAIN ever! :) YAY!

I had really good health coverage living here in Ontario though..
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Date:August 25th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
=0!!! You need to get your wisdom teeth removed! The pain will only get worse. I got my wisdom teeth pulled back in December 06 and the recovery time for me sucked ass.
Date:August 26th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
I would go for getting them pulled.

If you leave them to come in, they may shift your teeth forward or wherever. And while crooked teeth aren't a problem for some people, an overcrowded mouth with misaligned/shotty-aligned teeth can wreak havoc on your bite and subsequently cause problems down the road.

As well, you have to watch for impacted wisdom teeth as well. :/ Those aren't fun either.

I can't remember if you had braces or not.

Anyway, if they're coming in and not crowding, then I say to leave them. If they're bothering you and you do have to have them out, then just go and get it done and over with.

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