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Wisdom Tooth Question

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dchodge23

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After years....and I mean YEARS of not going to the dentist due to extreme fear I recently did it, and even got a deep cleaning! With the help of valium lol.

Doc referred me to oral surgeon for removal of all 4 wisdom teeth. Sounds like 2 are blocking their view of the neighbor teeth, the other two maybe not so bad.

I am terrified and just easing in to dental visits. Am I wrong to just hold off a bit and take my time here? I'm almost 43 tears old, and they are not causing discomfort.

Any thoughts?

I'm afraid if I struggle in the slightest with the removal. I will lose all momentum I have gained with my recent deep cleaning.
 
I am terrified and just easing in to dental visits. Am I wrong to just hold off a bit and take my time here? I'm almost 43 tears old, and they are not causing discomfort.
Can't answer for definite without looking at some x-rays. If they're genuinely causing no problems at all then there's no reason to remove them...
 
I was in junior high when I had dental issues which if I recall ended up being like wisdom tooth/teeth issues. I was scared so badly and nervous back then as I heard all the horror stories and negative stuff. I had a good dentist and dental team in general who reassured me and then referred me to an oral surgeon where I was knocked out. I went a few times afterward for follow up etc, but then stopped going stupidly. I was a minor at that time, and it was outta my hands.

It is normal to feel and be scared of a dentist. You're not the only one! Ask questions and do not be afraid to ask what they're doing and why.
Can't answer for definite without looking at some x-rays. If they're genuinely causing no problems at all then there's no reason to remove them...
This is how I felt about my experience a 2-3 years ago. I apparently have right upper wisdom teeth or so that need/needed removed. There's zero pain, no discomfort... I passed on that... I am with you on if there's no pain, swelling, etc then no need to remove?
 
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