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post #1 of 24 Old 11-06-2011, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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The joys of wisdom teeth

I just got my wisdom teeth pulled out (2 on top and one on bottom). 1% pain from the top, 99% from the bottom. It feels like I didn't get the top ones pulled out, only the bottom and the stitching is killing me. I'm a one sided chipmunk but at least I have no bruises! The worst part I think is that I felt something unusual in my mouth, so I looked in the mirror, and lo and behold, I find that the outside gum surrounding my last molar on my lower jaw is unattached... well if you poke it in comes unattached that is. I just hope it all heals quickly because in 8 days are my grad pics.

Ahh the joys of growing up... anybody with wisdom teeth stories?

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post #2 of 24 Old 11-06-2011, 03:11 PM
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I got mine out a year and a half ago. I was supposed to go to my cousins graduation party but I couldn't cause I was so doped up. I also made a video on my sister's computer about how I wasn't affected by the drugs lol. Its pretty funny.

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Ah yes, bless those drugs... without them I'd be the most irritated and moody b**** ever. Whenever they wear out and I have to retake them the pain isn't only uncomfortable, but just so utterly irritating I find. Haha today I went to MacDonald for a soft serve ice cream with my dad after we visited my grand-mother, and I got a few stares since my lower cheek is so huge. Not that I blame them though. I'd probably stare out of curiosity too. ;)

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Oh yeah, I had lots of ice cream when I got mine out! Also lots of mashed potatoes :) It was also during the world cup so I spent a few days in bed watching soccer and I didn't even feel bad.

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I get all four of mine out next summer. I can't say I'm too excited, and I'm a bit nervous seeing as how when I had two teeth pulled a few years ago for braces, they didn't stop bleeding for 8 hours. Ended up having to have stitches and a pint of blood since I lost so much. I should of gone in much earlier but was trying to be a 'big girl' about it. See where that got me xD

Pretty sure they're just going to stitch me up immediately this time though, so I'm sure it will be fine.

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Endiku, yikes! I'm sure things will go better this time around.

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I feel like I'm the only person I know of that had a somewhat positive experience with getting my wisdom teeth removed. I only had two wisdom teeth, both bottoms. They were removed last spring. I got there in the morning, got to business, and woke up after. Since I they don't allow you to wear contacts, I have a very blurred memory of it (my vision is -8 or something like 20/2000), but I remember trying to rip the ice wrap thing off my head multiple times until they took it away. I just didn't know what it was or why it was on my face. I wanted it back after I completely woke up..

I went home and slept for the day, then went to school the next day. I was given percocet, which actually works on me thankfully (vicodin has very little effect for me). My face was a little swollen for a day, then went down. I never really experienced much pain, just a dull ache whenever my percocet started to wear off, so I took more.

Basically, I just go to spend 10 days completely doped up. Best part was, I was completely messed up in my last class of the day..and I hated it and the teacher. 'Twas fun.

And when I went in for the checkup afterwards when they give you that weird syringe to clean out the sockets, they said my sockets were already healed and I didn't need to clean them out. Woo.
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I put off getting my wisdom teeth out because I don't have insurance. But then they got impacted, or something. I was unable to open my jaw. At all. For like a week before I was able to get an appointment I was living off tomato soup and things I could poor into my mouth with a spoon. - Then because of they way they were in there, they decided that I would HAVE to be put out completely for it. No arguments there. However, I had a terrible reaction to coming out of it and was SO sick for the first day or two. Throwing up like crazy while your mouth is bleeding and filled with stitches is less than pleasant.

And I still couldn't afford it really, so I only got out the ones on the one side that were causing the most problems. The ones that are still in there occasionally cause my mouth/jaw to be sore and make me bite my cheek with every bite because they are not in straight.... *sigh* I suppose some day I'll have to fork out the money for that as well. Hopefully some day I'll have insurance!!


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Yeah, to Poseidon, I was given vicodin... which, for me, did not really do anything for the pain itself... it just made me "not care" about the pain.
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Yeah, to Poseidon, I was given vicodin... which, for me, did not really do anything for the pain itself... it just made me "not care" about the pain.
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I can tell when it's kicked in, but it does absolutely nothing for my pain. Because I've become ridiculously more accident prone lately, whenever I wind up at the doctor with an injury, I've started just saying vicodin doesn't work. Morphine is the same way. Last year when I messed up my neck (gave me the worst headache I hope to ever experience in my life), the second time I was in the ER for it, I told them morphine didn't help (the first ER trip, they gave me a couple shots of morphine and then sent me home with vicodin, claiming I just had a migraine). They gave me an injection of dilaudid..8x stronger than morphine. It was nuts. I finally got to sleep though. I was so doped and tired, they had to keep shaking my shoulder to keep me awake during the lumbar puncture I got. Definitely not feeling anything if you can't feel a lumbar puncture.

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ouch reiterin! I can just imagine your discomfort. :(

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Because I've become ridiculously more accident prone lately, whenever I wind up at the doctor with an injury, I've started just saying vicodin doesn't work. Morphine is the same way. Last year when I messed up my neck (gave me the worst headache I hope to ever experience in my life), the second time I was in the ER for it, I told them morphine didn't help (the first ER trip, they gave me a couple shots of morphine and then sent me home with vicodin, claiming I just had a migraine). They gave me an injection of dilaudid..8x stronger than morphine. It was nuts. I finally got to sleep though. I was so doped and tired, they had to keep shaking my shoulder to keep me awake during the lumbar puncture I got. Definitely not feeling anything if you can't feel a lumbar puncture.

The worst I've ever been to the ER for, was when I suddenly got all red (not swollen), just red and itchy, from eating a contaminated strawberry.

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