Posted on Jul 29, 2020
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I have to have all 4 wisdom teeth pulled. It’s happening after I ship. I have various questions about it. In depth answers are preferred thank you.

1. Will they be pulled in BCT or during AIT (and is it free or does it cost me anything)
2. Will they be pulled by a dentist, oral surgeon, or a corpsman
3. If it’s a corpsman, can the corpsman cut open my gums surgically to remove a tooth that isn’t grown in, or are they not authorized to do surgery
4. Will I be given antibiotics after they’re removed or no, because I have a small infection behind one of my wisdom teeth right now that will need antibiotics to kill later on
5. Will they be cut out or popped out
6. How long will I get to recover and where will I recover at
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AIT, free, oral surgeon, pain meds, not antibiotics unless infected, cut out, 48-72 hr quarters, usually done on Friday. 7 days no pt
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Is it possible to have them taken out in BCT? Like I said, one of mine has a slight infection behind it right now. It isn’t a huge problem at the moment but it will eventually be the longer it sits
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No, they won’t do it during BCT given the physical demand, if they do, you will be for sure recycledPFC (Join to see)
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1) Generally they will only be removed while you are in an IET status if the dentist feels they will become an immediate problem. It won’t cost you anything.

2) It depends on the X-Ray. If it isn’t considered that complicated a case then a general dentist can do it. Complicated cases may require an Oral surgeon.

3) It will either be a Dentist or an Oral surgeon. No medic or corpsman will be cutting into your jaw.

4) Potentially. It depends on the provider’s recommendation.

5) It depends on how they sit in your jaw. I’ve seen some teeth be removed in under 10 minutes with just an elevator and others have had to be drilled in half and removed with forceps.

6) It’s been too long for me to remember the specifics but the provider will write you a profile and a prescription for pain meds on the spot. Ask any questions you have before you leave the clinic to ensure you are tracks.

I used to be a brigade 68E.
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I had a couple of wisdom teeth removed during AIT (there was nothing wrong with them; Army just wanted to make sure nothing ever did go wrong with them). It was good timing, because I was on a 10 day hold-under to class-up, so I had the recovery time. I got 3 days on quarters, and a big bottle of percocet that I never touched (Drill Sergeants had to keep it in the office, as it is a controlled narcotic) and left the holding company without reclaiming them (didn't need them). I still have one wisdom tooth remaining (and I'm 50 years old)
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