Well yay for me, I suspect I have to have my wisdom teeth out. As if my recent dental work wasn't painful enough! :-|
Anywho last time the dentist told me (About two months ago) that the wisdom teeth on the left side of my mouth were almost ready to come out. Now I can feel them back there, it hurts to touch it with my tongue (I can feel them on my gums, ow...) and it hurts when I eat on my left side. On my right side I can feel a little tension but no pain or anything yet....
I dunno, I know nothing except for I get to be knocked out while they take the puppies out and then I get to deal with the aftermath...
So when you guys got your out, what was it like...? What's the biggest thing you didn't like...? How long did it hurt afterwards/how long before you could eat normally?
I panic with any dentist/oral surgeon/anybodyreally getting in my mouth....Hence why even teeth cleaning I take Ativan right before my visit, and the dentist has me put my ipod earbuds in. I'm a cryer and I cry over everything even if I'm not in total panic mode or not worried. Not for the regular doctor, stick a bunch of needles in me and do whatever you want, just don't get in my mouth! Good thing my dentist has accepted that...
Sorry, freaking myself out. Been whining about it all day. :oops:
I had all taken out all at the same time many years ago. Yup, got knocked out which was kind of cool actually. They really did tell me to count backwards from 100 and I got to 98 :lol: Mine were impacted and that wasn't expected so it took a second dose of anaethestic to get me through, therefore, my immediate recovery time was a bit longer than expected as well. A reputable place won't let you leave alone. Even to take a bus or a cab because you will be so stoned you won't be able to find your way out of the building. At least, that's how it was for me. Really funny stuff.
The next couple of days I ate yogurt, soft pasta, milkshakes and whatever else I could swallow without chewing. No chewing for at least 24 hours -- I think I went about 56 hours before I chewed. I had codeine for a few days, and with that, I really didn't suffer. It was nice to have someone around for the first day to "look after" me.
Then I got independent, sent my mom home and oh, about three days later took my last codeine around noon and figured I was good to party for the weekend.WRONG!!! Do not, absolutely, DO NOT drink any alcohol for at least 24 hours after your last codeine. Trust me. I won't tell the tale, but just trust me.
I think I took two days off work. I can't remember for sure, but that sounds right. I had it bad apparently, and really, it wasn't. Don't stress it. Just make sure you have lots of slippery mushy food and a nursemaid. :-) Good luck.
I've got to get mine out too.. though in NZ I have no idea how this works.. but I'm nervous.
I hope yours goes well!
Had all four pulled so knocked out. Awakened to the feeling of a lump in my throat which made me want to swallow. Nurse promptly told me not to swallow. Yea right. Felt "peculiar" for about 20 min. I had to remain for an hour then a taxi to my father's as my step mom was home all day. Got there about 11am. Had warm tomato soup thro a straw at noon. Removed the packing about 5pm and ate the most tender pork roast ever at 6. No jaw pain but the next day I hurt all over, apparently from the Pentathol which went away about 4pm. After that I was good to go. Even removed my own stitches when the time came. It was easier than trying to park within blocks of the surgeon's office. I thought that was the only way to fly.
I had the worst experience EVER when I had mine out. I was down and out for 9 days! Yes! 9 DAYS!
Everyone said..."Oh it's no big deal, I went out and partied the following night" HA!!!
I was knocked out for the procedure, no biggie. Well, On my way out of the Dr's office, they give me Vicoden. Ummm...When you go in for surgery, it's on an empty stomach. And of course, when you wake up from sedation, your so out of it, all you want to do is sleep. I had 2 people help me to the truck. LoL. And almost fell out of the truck. Ha.
I got home, laid on the couch and about 2 hours later, I was puking my guts up. And, I couldn't OPEN my mouth up except for maybe 1/2 inch. It was disgusting. I remember my dad chomping away on popcorn and looking over at me while I'm throwing up into a bucket and asking if I needed any help. Ummm...No, I'm good. NOT!
My mom ended up making a trip the pharmacy at 10 pm to get me these AMAZING pills that help with nausea. They give them to cancer patients on chemotherapy because that will make them really sick. They worked like a charm. $120 for 6 pills...AFTER insurance. And...If that wasn't bad enough...I swelled up like you wouldn't believe. I mean, just HUGE. Golfball's on each side of my mouth. I was sore. Couldn't eat anything except fudge bars (well, that part wasn't so bad) and applesauce.
It was not pretty. I was very sick and lethargic for a few days and it took me 9 days total before I was able to get up and do something.
Thank goodness I never have to go through THAT again...*sigh*
Hope that didn't scare you too much...LMAO. (Sorry...)
I need to get mine out too.... However, I'm terrified because the dentist people were all like "your wisdom teeth are in your mouth in such a way that you need to get them taken out by the best mouth surgeon around, in order to still be able to move/feel your face after they're out! :D lololololololol!"
Needless to say, I haven't gone back to the dentist since they told me that... It's been 3 years......... It's kinda an issue. I'm still super scared.
Anyway, I obviously have no encouragement for you...just hugs! :)
I get the feeling my whiny self is going to spend a lot of panic time in the waiting area before the people can even drag me into the room.....*Bites lip*
My friend told me hers are coming in too but shes 13. For me im 16 and still no sign of them coming in, dont know why. Other family *parents and all* by this time had them in, so its just dont really care.
Mine came in completely straight THANK GOODNESS!!!
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