(Closed) For those who've gotten your wisdom teeth out…

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: What did you choose?
    Just local : (17 votes)
    18 %
    Nitrous Oxide : (20 votes)
    22 %
    IV Sedation : (51 votes)
    55 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I did the IV, and they couldnt find my vien, it took them an hr to put the IV in. It took another hr and a half before I woke up after they were done. But of course I didnt feel a thing while they took all 4 teeth out.

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I had just local, because the dentist was like, “oh that’s really all you need, NBD.”

    Well, I reallly wish I’d had nitrous. I mostly didn’t feel pain, but I was very, very aware of what was going on, and I did not like the feeling when they were struggling to get one of the teeth that was being stubborn.

    Post # 5
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    5475 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I didn’t really “choose” to have IV sedation, but all four of my wisdom teeth were impacted and they had to surgically remove them, so I had to be under for that.  It really wasn’t that bad, I looked like a chipmunk for about a week but I recovered quickly.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @doxielove:

    @doxielove:

    I had local but your dentist has to wait until you are completely numb. If you wait long enough, it should be painless

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I got mine out about 4 years ago, when I was 24.  I was fully sedated, I guess by nitros oxide.  There was no IV involved but I was definitely, fully out.  I remember when I started coming out of it thinking that there must be a problem… surely they didn’t finish that quickly.  I just fell asleep, afterall!  But lo and behold I was out for a solid 3 hours.  I was able to walk to the car with some help of my mom after maybe 10 minutes after waking up.  It kind of felt like being pretty drunk.  I was then mostly in bed recovering for about 3 days straight.  I got this icepack head wrap thing that helped with the paint

    Be super careful around the area for a long time.  A week after the operation I got ‘dry socket’ which was pretty painful and had to go back to the dr.  He stuffed some smelly material that tasted like dirt into the wounds and it relieved the pain.  It stayed in there for about 3 days.

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    I had impacted teeth so I had IV sedation. I was out right away and they were done and I was leaving in an hour. I was groggy for an hour or two after that.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I had nitrous and it knocked me out pretty well haha Didn’t feel a thing. I vaguely remember my mom waking me up after and walking me to the car and then I went home and slept for a few hours and woke up feeling fine. 

    Post # 10
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    179 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    IV. Hmmm I didn’t get a choice, but I wouldn’t want to be awake..

    Post # 11
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    680 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    @headoverhighheels:  Same for me! I didn’t choose, but I was happy to be knocked out for that.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    IV sedation….didn’t have a choice.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I was knocked the eff out. It’s the only time in my life I have ever been put to sleep like that and it was totally surreal and bizarre.

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @peasantsong:This. But I’m really glad I was out, I know I wouldn’t have been able to handle hearing and seeing them yank and pull at my mouth. No thanks!

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I had nitrous plus a local plus a pill sedative of some sort. My lower wisdom teeth were growing basically right back into my jaw and it was (according to the oral surgeon) a messy procedure.

    During it— what I remember of it– I was “awake” but really not alert. I was zonked out of it, and I only remember bits and bobs.  It was not painful but I do remember some weird noises (they had to pretty much break the tooth in 6 chunks to get it out). I really lost the concept of time— felt like I’d been in there for a few minutes but it was really over an hour. The nitrous wore off almost as soon as they stopped giving it to me; I could walk out of the room about 10 minutes after it was done, although I was in no shape at all for driving. The doctor gave my Mr all the after-care instructions because he said one of the side effects of the oral sedative was loss of memory, and he was right. I remember the Mr drove me home but I don’t remember a thing at all about being in the car.  As for the pain, I could tell the local and the pill sedative were wearing off about 30-60 minutes later; I drooled a lot lol but it never was an intense pain, more like a deep achy throb that was under control with a Rx for codeine for a day, then advil after.

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