I have recently cancelled my surgery appointment to get my wisdom teeth removed. I have impacted wisdom teeth. I am 41 years old, and I am deathly afraid of dentists, although I do take good care of my teeth. I haven't had a cavity in over 15 years, and I do get my yearly cleaning. This surgery scares me, and I would like to know about the procedure for getting them out. And please tell me, does I.V sedation put me right out, because that is what I prefer. If not, I probably will never get them out. They do give me pain at times, as they are trying to push their way out. One is partially out, and the other is in sideways under the gum totally. I have had a bad experience with oral surgery in my past, so I am really afraid of dentists now. Can you ease my mind??? Thank you.
I'm a bit younger but I've had mine removed and I have TMJ (a messed up jaw). The best thing to do is have them removed because they can cause your teeth to shift and possible other problems. I don't remember much of the whole thing. I don't remember going under, and a little about waking up. I wasn't in a whole lot of pain either. As long as you follow the dentist's advice (no sucking or smoking) and take it really easy for the first few days you'll be good as new. In fact, I'm sure they will give you some good pain medication (civilian docs/dentists are the best about that stuff) and you will just sleep for a day or two. No worries, it's a simple procedure and way less painfull then a root canal. Those can be a pain. Any other questions let me know.