Wisdom Teeth are coming out! I'm nervous!!

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    12-18-2009, 12:10 PM
Wisdom Teeth are coming out! I'm nervous!!

So on Monday I am having all four wisdom teeth removed. They are putting me right under for the whole thing. I'm not too worried about the anesthesia as I had it before when I broke my arm but I'm more worried about everything after!! I've read scary stories about people throwing up a lot after, being really swollen bad and lots of pain. Ugh! Well hopefully mine won't be too bad. If anyone has any advice of things to do to make it all easier I'd be happy to hear it! Well, if I do survive I'll let you guys know how it went!
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    12-18-2009, 12:12 PM
Both mine and my brothers surgery went great. My brother didnt even use the pain meds at all. Get lots of yogert/ ice cream and ice packs.
    12-18-2009, 02:26 PM
If possible, I recommend laughing gas instead of going under. In my opinion it makes heal-time faster, but it's really dependent on the individual.

You really have no need to worry. I have been the dental assistant at a handful of wisdom teeth extractions. They are typically very quick.

I recommend stocking up on easy to eat foods that require little to no chewing. Do not smoke, suck on a straw, etc as that will cause problems with the healing.

You may do just fine. I had mine out (all four) and ate steak and potatoes that night for dinner. I had no pain and the healing time was extremely quick.

Definitely pack some napkins/kleenex/guaze for the drive home. Some people bleed like it's going out of style. And don't try to eat anything for a while, your lower lip will be useless and numb. ;)
    12-18-2009, 02:36 PM
Thanks for the advice! They already scheduled me for the general anesthesia so I think I'll have to go that way. They aren't coming through yet either so I think it may be a longer surgery. I'll be sure to get foods that are soft so I don't have to chew anything hard. I don't smoke so that isn't a problem and I won't use a straw. I hope I don't bleed too much but I'll take lots of stuff along in case.
    12-18-2009, 02:41 PM
Good luck! I still have to get mine yanked out one of these days.
    12-18-2009, 02:41 PM
Never herd of laughing gas for wisdom teeth. I went to an oral surgeon for mine, and I think they always put you out. Mine were kind of hard to get out, so I might have been freaked out if I was awake.
    12-18-2009, 04:28 PM
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Over here they usually do it in local anesthesia.

Can you ask some effective painkillers that you can take after the operation?
    12-18-2009, 04:54 PM
I got mine out this past spring and I was terrified. They put me out for it and I am SO glad! I don't think I could have handled the things they do to get them out otherwise. I'm a chicken though. The healing time wasn't too terribly bad. I had a bit of lingering pain for a couple of weeks but now they're perfectly fine. It was odd though with mine..they didn't stitch up the holes. I think I would have been much better off if they did because food kept getting stuck in the pits and it was very hard to get some of it out so I think that ended up irritating the sockets some because the bottom ones were the the only ones that bothered me, no issues with the top ones. Just my guess though. Just be sure to keep them clean and follow the directions they give you and you'll be back to normal in no time!
    12-18-2009, 05:11 PM
You don't get them fully closed usually, so they drain. I had to wash them out with salt water and a syringe till the holes healed. I had stitches around the gums of my other teeth, not sure why. But the stitches all came out on their own.
    12-18-2009, 05:49 PM
Originally Posted by sillybunny11486    
Never herd of laughing gas for wisdom teeth. I went to an oral surgeon for mine, and I think they always put you out. Mine were kind of hard to get out, so I might have been freaked out if I was awake.
I hope only an oral surgeon did yours! A regular dentist shouldn't be performing it. ETA: Some dentists DO perform it but hopefully they have the proper training for it.

I have to do laughing gas because nothing else works. My husband did laughing gas by request because I had such an easy time with it.

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