Originally Posted by missread
Just got the word from my dentist today: I officially need them out and he referred me to an oral surgeon. None of mine are impacted, they're all pretty much grown in except for the two wisdom teeth on the bottom, which are partially covered by the gum (and that's why they're getting infected). So if I need both of the bottom one's out, there's no point in keeping the top ones, so I will also most likely need all four removed.
Thanks for sharing your story and advice! I feel a little bit better about it now. I'm still scared of the procedure but I'd rather get them out than risk complications in the future.
You're welcome and good thing the bottom two have been caught early. That can get considerably worse and lead to a lot of misery for you. You're better off getting all four removed and if they do them all at the same time, at least the recovery period won't be as long. Wife had hers taken out and they did them two at a time. She healed pretty quickly too but the sad part was that when she healed from the first two, she then had to go through it a second time so that part sucked.
Best part is when they're done, they're done and you won't have to go through that again. Hope all goes well and you heal quickly. (When healed, celebrate with something really nice for yourself as a reward for getting it done.