Patient Comments: Wisdom Teeth - Pain


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Comment from: Felix , 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 11

I am glad I am not alone. I had my bottom right wisdom tooth pulled out on the 31st January. It is 8th February, I am still in pain, and it feels worse than when I got it cut out, with stitches. It is the worst pain I ever had. They did not give me a follow up appointment at the dental hospital. I am doing the after care. I am on pain killers and it is driving me mad, the pain.

Comment from: B, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 12

I just had my wisdom tooth taken out 4 hours back. I am in extreme pain, could cry. It feels like a broken jaw, I am not sure this is normal.

Comment from: Minki, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 02

No, the removal of my wisdom teeth didn't cause pain. Thankfully my doctor was so good. He gave anesthesia and handled my case well. It's been 3 hour from removal and I am still feeling no pain. If you have a painful wisdom teeth just remove it before it starts hurting much. Go to a good doctor.

Comment from: Susan, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 19

I had lower left impacted wisdom tooth surgically extracted under local anesthetic on a Wednesday. The procedure was tolerable and went well. Bleeding stopped later that day and I had no trouble sleeping. I was taking ibuprofen and paracetamol. Next night was agony. It's now Monday and I am still in pain. I feel it in the other lower left teeth and ear. I am trying to cut medicines down. Ice seams to help for a while.

Comment from: jaimi, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

I had 3 wisdom teeth extracted under general anesthesia, 2 were impacted. It's been 8 days since the surgery and there is still so much pain along my jaw and terrible headaches. I was taking painkillers for the first few days but they were making me sick. I am not sleeping and so tired of the constant pain, feels like it will never end. I didn't expect it to be this bad.

Comment from: Glema, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 30

Having two teeth on my lower right side pulled caused me the worst pain I have ever had since giving breach birth to my oldest daughter. the tooth next to my wisdom tooth was broken into two pieces and I had to have seven shots of medicines put into it. It has been 22 days, and my jaw is so sore, it hurts really bad all the time. When I talk or try to eat, it is worse though. I have four teeth on the left top. One is a wisdom tooth, the others are broken or erupted. I am so scared to have them pulled.

Comment from: Missp, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 23

I had my two left wisdom teeth removed 6 days ago. I was fine straight after and for a few days after surgery but the last 2 or 3 nights I have had terrible pain and keep waking up with headaches. All I've had is paracetamol and ibuprofen as relief. Today bruising appeared on my face. My face and jaw ache constantly and I feel so tired and dizzy all the time. My doctor said it does take about 10 days to feel alright. Don't rush your body. You've had quite a bit of trauma happen to you. Rest up and keep up the salt rinses.

Comment from: June, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 26

I had my last wisdom tooth pulled on Tuesday (48 hours ago). It wasn't impacted or anything; just found it was loose when I got my checkup a few weeks back. I was extremely nervous when the Novacaine wasn't working so well (apparently the stress was making my body metabolize it very quickly) so I had to have a few shots directly in to the tooth area after she started. Once it was out though apparently the clotting started immediately according to her and there was no bleeding after that first go. I never had to use gauze again. I had pain when it all started wearing off but I took only one pain pill and didn't have to take another. I took ibuprofen that night before sleep and once yesterday just as a precaution. I think everyone is different as to how it goes; but if you take the recovery seriously hopefully that will pay off.

Comment from: leggy, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 08

I got 2 wisdom teeth removed in the chair yesterday. Procedure itself was relatively painless, but since local anesthesia wore off, I have been in a lot of pain. I got minor swelling, but struggle to open my mouth for food, and talking is a problem. Just hoping the next few days calm things down.

Comment from: suzie43, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 15

It's been 2 days since I had my bottom right wisdom tooth removed as well as the one in front of it. It was so impacted that the surgeon used a drill. It was so quick that I couldn't believe that it was done (even under general anesthesia); until I got home. My face is swollen and I do believe that I have some nerve damage. I have pain reaching up to my ears, I hope it doesn't get any worse but it sure seems like it's not getting any better. I don't want to get hooked on the pain medication. I have to wait and see what happens.


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Comment from: Lisa2020, 25-34 (Patient) Published: February 17

I had my wisdom teeth cut out about a week ago. I had 3 done at once but they put me to sleep which was the only way I would do it, but after ever thing wore off I was in pain. After a week later one side of my teeth, the ones they did not pull though, are killing me. I never had pain with them before, so I am hoping it stops soon. I am going crazy, about to lose my mind with all my teeth hurting.

Comment from: cks, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 10

I’ve had my wisdom teeth removed December 3rd last. Before surgery I had to take 2 paracetamol or ibuprofen, but because I had to take medicines for my acne it was suggested that I take paracetamol. The surgery wasn’t painful. After surgery I had to take the 2 paracetamol after every 4 hours. The next day there was no pain so I stopped taking them. I only couldn’t talk or open my mouth for 3 days. I ate soup or any soft foods. Apply ice on your cheek, as that helps with the swelling. Don’t use straw, or chew the first 3 days, just rest. After each meal clean your mouth with salt water. Just do what the dentist instructs you to do and all will be fine.

Comment from: Red, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 03

I had my wisdom tooth vigorously removed last Saturday I have been in severe pain since then. I visited the dentist twice already and was given amoxicillin, but no improvement. It is followed now by metronidazole which gives me stomach pains and loss of taste buds. I hope to recover for 31st.

Comment from: 1bigbadmam, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 30

I had wisdom teeth removed 15 1/2 years ago and I got a dry socket. My son just had it done today, 18 1/2 years old. Vicodin made him vomit 3 times so they want him to take Motrin/Advil 600 - 800 mg instead. They really had to dig one out they stated; he says 3 didn"t really hurt, just that one! It is so worth doing all 4 at once though! Keep ice on too as directed.

Comment from: steven, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 18

Yes, I don't care what the dentist says, it is painful. After the anesthetic wears off there is a constant throbbing pain in the mouth for 24 hours. I had to take two days off work to recuperate.

Comment from: carlthea0315, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: August 18

I am 22 years old and I’m 2 months pregnant. I am suffering so much pain in my wisdom tooth.

Comment from: AM, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: May 22

The removal doesn’t hurt; it’s the recovery when you feel pain. Personally, I had an awful experience. They started me on nitrous to calm me down and I started seeing black dots so that was a no-go. Then they gave me a calming medicine through an IV as well as the medicine used to make me unconscious. The surgery took roughly 20-30 minutes. I only have stitches on the bottom and I am in pain – although not excruciating pain – now that the numbness is wearing off. They prescribed me oxycodone (5 mg) and it's helping. The first two days I suggest using ice on your cheeks for swelling. After that, use moist heat for pain.


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