Just had an x-ray, this very morning, keeping tabs on a wisdom tooth which is aimed forward, impacting on the molar in front. Hasn't changed much in years and with luck and good cleaning should stay that way.....|
Stepping into the dental x-ray machine and having it spin around me brought back fond memories of the MC getting his shield in the first HALO game!
Wisdom teeth • Page 7
barchetta 2,411 posts
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BigOrkWaaagh 9,365 posts
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500 quid, 200 quid? Haven't you lot heard of the NHS?!
Blurp 1,447 posts
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I had a wisdom tooth taken out this week. About £50 I think on NHS. I was dreading it, but it was out in about ten seconds. The dentist put some pressure on one side, and then pressure on the other side and it popped out.
Are you sure it wasn't a zit. Sounds like a zit
Extractions are a band 2 charge £53 (prices due to rise on April 1st)There are strict guidelines as to when your dentist can refer you to the hospital to have them taken out,so if you do get referred play on it ,tell them you're in agony.They usually refer you for lower wisdom extractions if they think it going to be tricky as there is a risk of nerve damage.
Say you need both upper wisdom extracted and don't fancy being numb on both sides all day as long as you return within a 2 month period you should only pay a single band 2 charge.
If you need any dental treatment done I strongly urge you to get it carried out asap as NHS dentistry is declining rapidly,it will be going the same way opticians have gone meaning if you're over 18 you ain't getting shit unless you pay privately.
We already have an SME on defrauding the NHS thanks
Yeah this is private, not my preference really but the upper right one is coming to bits and it would take too long to find a decent NHS dentist. So bollocks to it.
I'm a bit worried that on googling my dentist, he lists himself as a dental surgeon/entrepreneur, with several failed attempts at Facebook-for-dentists littered across the web. Worse still it's like Geocities or some shit.
What did he cal it, MouthBook or something
I suppose comparing it to Geocities was harsh. And weirdly complimentary. This is just boring abandoned toss.
FaceAche would be a brilliant name for such a service.
Where are you based? If London, you can refer yourself to Guys and St Thomas I think.
You can search the gdc register to see if your dentist is actually registered or been up to any naughtiness.
@Dougs Brighton & Hove, I've a few NHS dentists in the area that friends have recommended, I just need to get these two out in the mean time though.
Urgh. Had my wisdom tooth removed along with the molar in front this afternoon.
Anaesthetic has now worn off and iím in pain. A lot of pain
Looking back at the previous page to see my whining from 6 years ago. Canít believe itís been that long since my last one came out.
Canít have too many left now
Two top ones. They seem ok though. Bloody bleeding now.
sport 15,989 posts
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I had a great time having 2 out a week before Xmas last year. Of course 1 got infected and had to go dental er on the 23rd.
Edited by sport at 19:47:51 11-10-2019
So they say bite down on the gauze for 10 minutes if it starts bleeding. Repeat as required.
They gave me one gauze. Fuck sake.
My wife had to go for an op last month to have 3 removed. She was in a lot of pain once general had worn off. On the plus side it kept her quiet and she had an early night so GAME ON!!
I had all 4 compacted wisdoms out under general when at uni. Unfortunately it was during the Easter break so didn't get to skive off as much as I'd hoped.
Theyíve not showed any concern about the top two so hopefully iím done now. The fact they took out the tooth in front (which was decayed) actually made this extraction a hell of a lot easier than the last. Still painful but it certainly came out a lot easier.
Ok, so laying down is a no no (extremely painful!). Got to try to get some sleep sitting upright which will be fun.
Had my bottom left wisdom tooth pulled yesterday as well. She had to cut it in pieces and remove it bit by bit. Hurt surprisingly much despite the anestesia. I really hope no one ever decides to torture me by pulling my teeth or nails out. Luckily, I donít know anything of value except some Linux commands.
But right now Iím golden. Went to bed early, had a pretty good night, Iím almost in no pain at all. Didnít even take the pain medication she prescribed.
Edited by dominalien at 05:57:21 12-10-2019
Oh, and apparently top teeth are easier to extract as a rule. Less dense bone or something. Iíve had both done and one was out in 30 seconds, the other not so quick but better than what I had yeasterday.
I had a bit of pain during the procedure wit the molar which I think was due to pressure on the tooth in front. Once he had cut the first bit out it wasnít so bad. Other than being uncomfortable and looking terrified as they used their tools of torture.
Didnít have a great night, but could have been worse. Still hurts but the paracetamol and ibuprofen are taking the edge off.
Friday is definitely the day to have one's teeth pulled. I hope you don't have any plans for the weekend. I'm going to feign worse off than I am so I don't get dragged anywhere.
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I had four done in one go a few weeks ago. The worst part was getting the aesthetic into the roof of my mouth. It was funny hearing all the crunching but not being being able to feel it. The recovery part wasn't funny though. Learning to eat without getting stuff in the sockets was tricky.
I got Difene and Solpadine (paracetamol + codeine). The Define really works well. Paracetamol is a shit pain killer. My surgeon was really good. Everything was done in twenty minutes. Very little bleeding during or after.
Edited by MrFlay at 08:23:47 12-10-2019
Edited by MrFlay at 08:26:31 12-10-2019
I was handed the baby at 5am (to be fair, the wife had been up with her most of the night). Then the other two were up at 7. Soon off to take the boy to football in the rain.
To be fair the pain isnít actually too bad. Although I may play on a bit to get a bit of a rest later
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Iím always envious when I see that in the US they knock you out completely with N2O when they do this stuff.
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