(Closed) Just got Wisdom teeth out 4 hours ago and in horrible pain. I need kind words :(

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Post # 16
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Blushing bee

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Post # 17
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Blushing bee

Like a previous poster said, call back and ask for vicodin instead of tylenol 3.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I would contact your oral surgeon to make sure everything is normal. To me it doesn’t seem like you should be bleeding that much that long? Isn’t there something where you can put tea bags on the area to try to stop the bleeding instead of the gauze? I remember doing that but not the exact instructions. Might be worth a try.

I just remember getting mine out was the worst experience ever. So sorry you’re going through it, I hope it becomes much more tolerable for you!

If you need something stronger, ask for it. Theyll only prescribe it for a short amount of time. And if at any point you think you can just use Advil instead then just take that. No reason for you to be taking something still that isn’t working and being in unnecessary pain.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I’m so sorry bee! I got all 4 of mine out 10 years ago but I definitly was not in as much pain as you are. I remember being able to drink a bit and eat soft foods like jello, mash, soup and rice. I was prescribed Vicodin and I remember taking half of one and knocked out but hey it made me feel better just sleeping it off. I strongly recommend calling the doctor and getting some better pain meds and discussing wether this much pain is normal. Sending lots of hugs your way! 

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

My oral surgeon said no gauze after the first hour because if a clot starts to form it can stick to the gauze, which wouldn’t be fun.  They recommended using a tea bag instead because it won’t stick to the clot, it helps stop the bleeding, and for several other reasons.  Here’s a link that has more info: http://adelaidedental.ca/blog/tooth-extraction-toronto/how-to-use-tea-bag-to-stop-bleeding-after-a-tooth-extraction/

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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yourhandinmine :  I’m surprised they only prescribed Tylenol with Codeine in it. For that major of a procedure, most prescribe Vicodin. I think you need to call (or have your husband call) the office to let them know how much pain you’re in and that the meds they prescribed aren’t working. Surely they can prescribe something stronger.

Post # 24
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

DH was told to remove the gauze after the first hour or so. Is it still actively bleeding?

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I had them taken out 13 years ago and I still remember how awful the pain was. I bled for a little over a week and I had such a hard time focusing at work two days after I had the surgery. I’m a little bitter about this topic because I was 17 and my mom didn’t come to the hospital (I was totally put under with an IV and the works) and I had to take a cab home alone when I was released. She was also supposed to pick up my pain meds but told the pharmacy to deliver them to the house so she could go to bingo. They never came so I was in a ton of pain once the pain killers wore off from the hospital. To boot I had to watch my 7 year old sister once she got home from school. Anywayyyyzzzz I guess this was a vent for me haha 

 

What I did was drink water from a straw and I pretty much lived off of apple sauce for the first few days. Oh and cold freezies helped too. It sucks but every day the pain will lessen. 

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

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yourhandinmine :  oh dear Lord I have to get this done in a few months. Feel better soon  x 

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017 - Nepal

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yourhandinmine :  What, Tylenol with codeine?!?! No wonder you are in so much pain. I’ve had my wisdom teeth pulled and a root canal and was given Vicodin or Norco for the pain. You should call the oral surgeon and get something stronger. I’m having a tooth extracted in 1.5 hours so I sympathize with you 😩

Post # 28
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Blushing bee

Another tip–don’t wait until the pain mess have worn off to take more. Both my doctor and my boyfriends doctor said it was okay to take a dose about 30 minutes before it was due. And ice packs helped a lot. But neither of our pain was anywhere near what your saying, maybe they hit a nerve? Things took a turn for the better after the second night for both of us. 

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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yourhandinmine :  yes, even water hurt mine for the first day and a half. Those two days were the worst for me until I got dry sockets a week later. About 36 hours post op was when I was able to eat and all I ate was ice cream as it was somewhat soothing. I don’t remember bleeding as much as you’re talking about. I slept a majority of the day because of the pain medicine. Yes you are right about pain killers being addictive, but your doctor will only give you a few days worth. I understand your concern though. I would at least call your doctor and let him know how awful you are feeling. I waited too long to call about my pain because I hoped it would improve. By the time I went back I had two very severe dry sockets, even though I never drank from a straw or did anything to cause them..you don’t even want to know what they do to treat them..I still get sick thinking about that pain 12 years later!

Post # 30
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can check with a pharmacist but Tylenol with Codeine can normally be taken every 4 hours.

Many dentists also feel that Ibuprofen helps more as it is an antiinflammatory. You can also take it every 4 hours. Take T3, 2 hours later take Ibuprofen etc.

As I said, check with a pharmacist.

 

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