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    04-27-2012, 06:33 PM
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The name of the Dr. Who did mine was Dr. Slaughter(in Medford).....how reassuring...

I had all four of mine done at the same time. The anesthesia made me goofy, apparently I told my mom that "it was fun having teeth pulled"...yep, real fun.

Make sure you get your painkillers fast so you can get them in your system. I was pretty sore for a couple of days and had an incident of puking, passing out, getting stuck between the toilet and the wall and my mom had to pull me out..LOL, that was due to taking too many pain killers and it made me sick.

Good Luck, best to get it now rather when your 40 like my dad, bad deal, I never seen him in so much pain.

Aha! My Dad uses Dr. Slaughter! I like him, but unfortunately our insurance won't cover anyone but the creepy people at Willamette Dental near Ashland doing it. *pout* The last time I got a really creepy old lady assistant who talked with her eyes closed....She even looked in my mouth WITH HER EYES CLOSED. Do you doubt why I'm scared to death? LOL

Thank god the actual dentist isn't so bad....She pretty much just ignores me panicking (Which is good, I would probably go into total meltdown mode if anyone tried to "comfort" me beforehand) and is pretty reassuring about everything. She says things like "Honey, you get on 1200lb animals every single day....Trust me, you're already the bravest of any of my patients."

Lol I'm such a little kid about the dentist. Seriously. I once got potentially the biggest needle I had ever seen stuck into my toe whilst I was practically falling asleep. Apparantly I was the first person who hadn't at least flinched at that procedure. Stick IVs in me, shove pills down my throat, take my blood, But dear god, don't stick those stupid little x ray cards in my mouth, don't come near me with a mini mirror, and if you try and touch me with that stupid water sucky thing, you're lucky to make it out alive....
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    04-27-2012, 07:43 PM
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P.S. You don't have to go to oral surgeon for that, a knowledgeable dentist can do it perfectly well and with less pain.
That depends, KV, on each person's individual situation. I needed a surgeon and I had a very good dentist. MDH had a dentist take out his.
     
    04-27-2012, 08:48 PM
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That depends, KV, on each person's individual situation. I needed a surgeon and I had a very good dentist. MDH had a dentist take out his.
NM, from my experience with american dentists (for myself, my family, and several friends) they refuse to do even the simplest removal (I'm not even talking about something tough, like the need of the surgical removal), but send you directly to the oral surgeon. My problems with oral surgeons though are 1) they use gas (that's not needed really) and 2) they charge A LOT even for the simple stuff. I'm very lucky to have a dentist, who has eduction and long-time experience from 2 countries, and he has no problem to do surgical removal as well as the simple one. BUT I perfectly understand that not everyone is that lucky.
     
    04-27-2012, 09:03 PM
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I went to an oral surgeon for my wisdom teeth, but I told them I didn't want the injection that would knock my senses out of me. I chose to stay alert. :P He wasn't used to people not taking it but didn't force me... I made sure he wouldn't end up regretting it and didn't say or move a bit during the whole process.

The whole process wasn't so bad and besides feeling numb, I hardly felt any pain and wasn't swollen. I didn't understand why people got so bloated... then the advil wore off, so I started swallowing them like candy; then I woke up the next day, my face tripled in size. :P
     
    04-27-2012, 09:12 PM
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KV, I think in Canada anyway, there are different qualifications required for surgery. And gas??? Really??? My surgeon used an intravenous anaesthetic. I didn't know gas was still used for anything. With the IV, they can quickly extend the sedation.

Interesting stuff, it is...

Oh and to the OP -- I do remember that my jaw was sore for a while afterwards, just from having my mouth open so wide for so long. I think all that you can take from everyone's experiences is that everyone is different and so you will be too. The more you stress over it, the harder it will be so just give up the control and if mentally you can deal with it, then physically you will be more easily able to heal up.
     
    04-28-2012, 10:14 AM
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Depends on how old you are.

They should show up on dental x-rays. I had all of mine removed at about 21, they hadn't started growing in, because they were on a collision course with the rest of my teeth.
Im 16 but I know lots of people younger down to 13 that have had them come in already.
     
    04-28-2012, 11:07 AM
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KV, I think in Canada anyway, there are different qualifications required for surgery. And gas??? Really??? My surgeon used an intravenous anaesthetic. I didn't know gas was still used for anything. With the IV, they can quickly extend the sedation.
Sorry going OT, but do you pay for dental or medical work in Canada? Or it's part of "free medicine" there?
     
    04-28-2012, 12:13 PM
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rry going OT, but do you pay for dental or medical work in Canada? Or it's part of "free medicine" there?

I'm pretty sure dental isn't part of medical insurance (or "free medicine" as you call it lol :P). Going to the hospital and getting a tumor out of your jaw is (in example), but not getting your wisdom teeth extracted. You need to buy an insurance for that and they cover wisdom teeth, cleanings, cavities, braces, etc (not all plans though.. the more you pay the more you get of course). The company my father works at gives him this insurance. Because it's a big company, the benefits are good and he only pays a small amount for it.
     
    04-28-2012, 12:20 PM
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I'm pretty sure dental isn't part of medical insurance (or "free medicine" as you call it lol :P). Going to the hospital and getting a tumor out of your jaw is (in example), but not getting your wisdom teeth extracted. You need to buy an insurance for that and they cover wisdom teeth, cleanings, cavities, braces, etc (not all plans though.. the more you pay the more you get of course). The company my father works at gives him this insurance. Because it's a big company, the benefits are good and he only pays a small amount for it.
Thanks, Hidalgo! Interesting to know! :)
     
    04-28-2012, 01:25 PM
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Thanks, Hidalgo! Interesting to know! :)
No problemo. :)
     

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