Patient Comments: Wisdom Teeth - Removal Complications

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Comment from: Stephonair, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 08

I was incredibly apprehensive getting my (3) wisdom teeth out. I don't regularly go to the dentist but I knew they were bad. I'm also a red head and studies show our experience can differ and not in a good way. My surgeon was great and under general anesthesia I don't remember anything, but the following 5 days were some of the worst I've ever had. I'm on day 9 now and it's not too bad. Other than my gums and chin still being numb, which may take weeks to months to return. He said a nerve may have been severed, so that's super. I'm glad I won't have to go through this again!

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Comment from: 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 23

I had my bottom wisdom teeth extracted on 4/16. It is 4/22 and one of the extractions is still throbbing. I'm beginning to think something went wrong. They prescribed me amoxicillin and tramadol for the pain. At first it was working, but 3 days into, no more. I iced everyday all day and night, no sleep since the surgery, can't get down on my food, chew only on one side, can't open my mouth wide enough and to top it off, by now that I'm in my right mind, my bill doesn't look right. I'm giving this thing one more day, then I will be marching back to the dentist office to take another look in my mouth and go over this bill with me.

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Comment from: Carrieg, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 05

I had 3 severely impacted wisdom teeth and countless numbers of sinus infections. I was told my wisdom teeth were kind of up near my sinus cavity and should be removed, by two different dentists. I decided to go to the oral surgeon for a consult. Seemed like it was not going to be a big deal. I had my surgery one week ago today; worst experience I have ever been through. I woke up 3 times screaming through IV sedation. My face was so swollen I have never seen anything like it. He said my surgery was extremely difficult. Removing the wisdom teeth punctured my sinus cavity on both sides. I was so bruised and swollen. I had a black eye, stitches and could barely open my jaw. Here I am a week later still swollen. I went back yesterday to see the doctor. He said I didn't have any infections. The pain is just terrible because of my swollen gums especially in one area. I am stuck with a constant toothache. Need to go back in 2 days to see if the swelling goes down more. All round this was the worst surgery ever.

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Comment from: Jul, 19-24 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 13

My daughter had wisdom teeth removed. The upper left tooth dislodged. They looked in sinus cavity and in her cheek area. He couldn't find it. He left it until her weekly follow up to re-x-ray and try to locate it. She's on a strong antibiotic. Wondering what the worst case scenario here can be. I just need to know so I can know what to look for in such an event.

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Comment from: donsmemory, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

I had a wisdom tooth removed on the 23rd of April. Today's date is the 4th of May and I'm still in pain. I have been prescribed co-codamol and it makes me sleep through the pain but until it kicks in my system I'm in pain with my jaw aching and awful earache. I just want it to stop, I wish I'd have left the tooth alone.

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Comment from: siddhu, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: May 13

My wisdom tooth removal was quite smooth, cared treatment, and was cool handling with experience.

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Comment from: 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 10

I had wisdom tooth removed and the dentist broke my jaw. I have had problems every day.

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Comment from: Jim-in-Creedmoor, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 28

I was apprehensive about my wisdom teeth removal. At age 61 I developed a cavity which my normal dentist did not notice. When I changed dentists, I was told my #1 wisdom tooth was decayed and needed to be extracted. I delayed having it done, but it was painless, quick, relatively cheap at $227 and quite the non-issue. I now have my 28 non-wisdom and not a cavity or repair in any of them.

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