I'm 23 and it's the age where my wisdom teeth come out. I have noticed 3 of them growing a few months back and looks like 1 is also in the process of emerging. A couple of months ago they were growing very slowly, I just noticed them when I felt some weird hard thing at the back of my mouth. I'm not sure when exactly I noticed them but I think the growth was pretty slow (or probably because it's impacted?)
During those times I didn't worry cos it didn't hurt at all despite seeing the tip and even tho they were growing I didn't feel anything at all. Just a month ago, I felt random headaches. That was weird cos I rarely get headaches. That feeling was like hmm, getting your head pressed or something. I also felt pressure in my jaw so I instantly connected it to the growth of my wisdom teeth.
Just 2 days ago, the gums around my growing wisdom tooth at the lower left started swelling. I thought it's just a normal process this time since there's gonna be some gums (normally) getting torn cos of the growth. But now it looks like it's not normal at all cos the pain is intensifying and feels like it's spreading to the back of my throat and the whole left jaw. It's now getting unbearable that even when I'm not chewing or doing anything, I can feel the pain.
I haven't called my dentist for an appointment yet but hopefully I can walk in tomorrow. Pretty sure she'll advice me to have an xray but for that I will surely do an xray for all of the 4 wisdom teeth growing, I have no time to feel the symptoms in different time bruh. If this is indeed an impacted wisdom tooth (or teeth :() then it's a pretty great timing to get a surgery or a tooth removal. Doesn't help too that my dentist was one of the first covid patients back in March. But I guess I shouldn't worry by now since she got it already, and instead of going to a dentist that I don't know and risk getting the virus, I'd rather go to my dentist of 10+ years. It's just my mom overthinking about getting it from an ex-covid patient lol.
If I just got a gum infection (and not necessarily impacted tooth) then hopefully I will just have to take antibiotics and this pain goes away soon as I can't afford to not work. To many expenses. :/
How about you, what was your experience when you had your wisdom teeth? Is the removal expensive and painful?