Impacted wisdom teeth, broke/chipped back molars and severe TMJ. What to expect to get wisdom teeth removed? : Dentistry
So I’ve been living with major jaw pains for years. I was told I had TMJ when I was about 10(I had ear infections all my young life and doctors wanted to put tubes in my ears but then someone told my dad to take me to a jaw specialist who told me I grid my teeth too much and had TMJ, not ear infections.). I had terrible experiences with dentists, the second to last one I went to wanted to remove 15 of my teeth because there was no room in my mouth for them but then the last one said I only needed 6 at most removed including the 4 wisdom teeth. I have terrible anxiety and when I told the last dentist about it she told me not to worry and they’d take good care of me, but then got very angry with me when I could get my heart rate under control and started to cry when she started to raise her voice telling me to calm down, then said she just wasn’t going to continue after drilling the holes and refused to fill the bottom cavity(I was getting 3 fillings done in one go, two on top and one on bottom). She said I wound open my mouth wide enough for her to get to the back molar which I can understand that. I can’t really open my mouth more then an inch and then if I hold it for more then a few seconds, my jaw starts to hurt extremely bad.
I’m very worried that my jaw will break or dislocate during the wisdom teeth removal. I’m scared that being asleep I won’t be able to tell them it’s hurting too much and I’ll wake up and just never be able to use my jaw again. I don’t wanna wake up to having to have to have my jaw popped back in place, I’m such a chicken that I can’t even get a back rub with out constantly complaining that it hurts…. I don’t know how I will react to someone man handling my face to fix a dislocated jaw and would rather it be popped back in while I’m still asleep if that happened if that’s even possible…. I just don’t tolerate pain very well and have a low threshold for pain.
My bottom back molars are in very bad shape and the two upper teeth have hurt ever since the dentist filled the cavities in them(they never hurt before that). I’m worried I’ll walk up with no teeth left in my mouth even though I know the doctor will talk to me and tell me everything before hand. I’m scared the medicine will make me extremely anxious so bad I’ll have a heart attack when I wake up.
What can I really expect getting all my wisdom teeth removed? What are the chances my jaw will break or dislocated? What’s it like waking up on the drugs they use? I know these are questions to ask my dentist but I just need to have some idea before going in the first time.