Wisdom Teeth Mini Vent

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@FutureMrsSomeone:  I had 2 of mine out a year and a half ago.  Make sure to stick to soft foods for awhile.  Also no sucking on straws, etc.  The key is not to dislodge the clots that will form in the holes.  Dry sockets are definitely not fun.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@FutureMrsSomeone:  I had all 4 out at once about 4 years ago. It’s uncomfortable for the first couple of days but if you follow the recovery regimen your dentist recommends, that really helps (like taking your painkillers and doing a saltwater rinse, for example). Stick to soft, cool foods like pudding, yogurt, and ice cream. Actually, plain vanilla or chocolate ice cream is great because it’s frozen and can help alleviate swelling on the inside of the mouth. Mashed fruit is also great (like baby food, lol).

The mouth heals up incrediby fast. My procedure was pretty extensive because the had to drill out a couple of the teeth, but I was back to chewing soft foods like bananas and boiled vegetables in a week.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@FutureMrsSomeone:  Aww you poor thing! I had all four out at the same time but I had it done in hospital and was completely under for it -to be honest, it was actually a much more enjoyable experience than the infection I got a few weeks before because the teeth were halfway through the gum! That was honestly horrific.. I was passing out from the pain!

So trust me, getting them out is a great idea haha you’ll recover pretty quickly, I was as high as a kite for a few days from the painkillers (which was quite funny to be honest!) the worst thing was not being able to eat solids for a week!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@FutureMrsSomeone:  I had mine out about 3 years ago. Ugh  its the worst!! I had a huge bruise down the side of my face for a week and I couldn’t open my mouth to talk/eat for almost a week. One day it took me an hour to eat a slice of cheese and I was so proud (and starving!). LOL. It will get better… keep up on those pain meds! No straws!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Do you have to continue with normal activity (work/school)? I know I slept for about a week straight after having mine removed (plus 7 baby teeth… I was a super late bloomer at 15). It is absolutely disgusting, I know… just try hard not to think about it, get some rest, and take the meds if you can. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I had the worst wisdom teeth experience. I was told I only needed my bottom two out. Then I went back to the dentist (a different one) who told me I definitely needed the top two out, so I had them done two different times. The bottom ones were definitely worse than the top. Actually, one of mine was deeply impacted on top, and it definitely didn’t hurt nearly as much as the bottoms. Take comfort in that! My dentist said the top two are usually more mild than the bottoms because your top jaw doesn’t move when you chew, talk, etc. They will probably feel much better as long as you continue to take the pain killers as prescribed. Plus, the dentist said you really can’t get dry sockets on the top, and I had those on the bottom which were the worst!

Post # 9
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Worker bee

How ironic. I’m going Wednesday to get my bottom tooth out. This is the only wisdom tooth that has given me any pain. And it blows because its so expensive.

Post # 11
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222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Christmas Tree Farm

@FutureMrsSomeone:  You can absolutely get dry socket with upper teeth, so definitely follow all of the instructions your oral surgeon gave you! I work in the dental field, and we see it happen just as often with upper teeth as we do with lower teeth.

I had all four of mine out a couple of years ago, and it wasn’t nearly as bad as I’d convinced myself it was going to be. I do recommend avoiding pasta for a few days. It was on my list of suggested foods, but when I tried to eat a bowl it got stuck in my sockets and was a huge pain in the butt. Mashed potatoes were my favorite food for the first few days. Haha.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Christmas Tree Farm

@FutureMrsSomeone:  Well, I picked spaghetti, so that may have been my problem. If you’re using a shorter noodle, hopefully it goes better for you. :]

Post # 14
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4601 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I had all four of mine cut out last May and it was hell. I ate a Frosty from Wendy’s one day 1, and then I slept most of the day. I was taking phenergan and lortab though and both make me sleepy. I lived on protien shakes, soup, mashed potatoes and apple sauce for about a week. Even after I could chew, I couldn’t open my mouth wide enough to take a bite for almost a month. I think they had to dislocate my jaw or something… I’m just glad I went ahead and got them all out at once. 

I also suggest avoiding pasta for a while. The stiches on my socket opened before it was supposed to and I got a macaroni noodle stuck in there. I ended up in so much pain from that I thought I had a dry socket. 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@FutureMrsSomeone:  I had all 4 out at once in July. The worst part on the first day was not being able to spit. I sat there for hours drooling into a cup. If you want a good chuckle here’s me right after surgery 🙂

 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

@FutureMrsSomeone:  He said (and I agree) the worst part is probably just the cracking from them stretching your mouth open to operate. The little cuts I had on the sides of my lips killed, and they took like a week to heal! Hopefully everything goes smoothly for you, OP!

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