Post # 1
Anyone want to share their positive and up lifting removal stories!??!! being sarcastic of course. I’m terrified at the thought of having the surgery before the wedding! Two of my friends had tongue numbness and one had a lisp after their surgeries! ekkk!
I think the universe is punishing me for putting the surgery off for so long by all of a sudden having a bunch of problems with my teeth, 3 months before the wedding!
Post # 3
Are you getting them all out at once? Get put to sleep and you won’t know anything about it, follow the post op instructions they give you, and you’ll be fine.
Oh…and don’t use the same oral surgeons your friends did!
Post # 4
I think with 3 months to go you should be fine.
Just make sure for a few days after you have someone to take care of you.
Post # 5
@ItWasntMe: lol, yes, staying clear of their dentist!
I want to be put to sleep but the thought of waking up and having all this crap in my mouth and being in pain really freaks me out, it’s kind of a control thing! Plus, I don’t do well with the anesthesia, it does a number on my system.
PS. My mouth hurts at the thought of this!
Post # 6
The only thing that will be in your mouth is cotton gauze to bite down on to stop the bleeding. Its nothing. They’ll give you icepacks for your face and a few prescriptions for pain and possible infection. Your mouth will be numb for several hours, so no immediate pain either.
If they know you have a problem with anesthesia, they can use a smaller amount…depends on the problems you have,tho. They can also use nitrous oxide, but that’s a conscious sedation/twilight and you’d be semi-awake. Most people don’t want to know anything about what’s going on, so will opt for general.
If they are simple extractions (through the gum already/fully erupted,not impacted) you can just have a local, but again, it depends on the position of them.
You’ll be fine. The anticipation is always worse then the actual event.
Post # 7
OMG … i am not alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Honestly, I am in such pain right now!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WANT TO DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am going for a consultation tomorrow. I really hope that they decide to take it out right then and there!!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 8
I got mine out in February after almost 4 years of pain and torture (no insurance). When I finally went in to get them out, I had SIX! Not two, or four like a normal person, I had SIX! I had three wisdom teeth on the top right side! And he yanked them all!
I actually had a pretty good wisdom tooth removal experience. It took less than an hour, I had little to no pain, but the drugs did make me sorta loopy for 4 days. But!!! I got my wisdome teeth out on February 12, and Fiance propsed 4 days later!!
So I guess that’s a good story, right 🙂
Just make sure not to eat rice or nuts, and make sure to swish often with salt water, and get a tool that helps to extract food using water. The holes will close up soon enough, the top ones won’t be a problem at all, the bottoms, just rinse lots! And remember that dry socket is a bitch! So no smoking, on soda, and NO STRAWS for at least one week!
Post # 9
I just had mine done a couple weeks ago. Just had the laughing gas and that didn’t even feel like it was much effective but I didn’t have any pain at all. I probably could have eaten normally the same day if it wasn’t that my mom that was taking care of me wouldn’t let me have regular foods. Had the quickest recovery ever. Had stopped bleeding about 3 hours after getting them pulled. Only 1 pain pill the entire time because they rather you head off the pain before it becomes major and it never became major for me.
And adding to the list of no foods beside rice and nuts, oats is another one. I had granola a couple days later and it got stuck in the bottom hole.
Post # 10
Sorry I don’t know how it double posted even though I only hit submit once.
Post # 11
It’s not as bad as people say and I wish I had not worries or put it off cause the dear. I procrastinated for way to long! Went through a couple years of pain and random infections until I decided it was enough. I ended up doing it at age 29 a couple years ago. I was already terrified cause they say the younger you are the easier you heal.
Well I had no issues whatsoever. I went under (you must do this), you’ll wake up a half hour later and it will be all done and you won’t even of known, except for the gauze in your mouth. I had all 4 removed. The bottom two were bony extractions, so were on the bone and more difficult. I was given painkillers and I didn’t even need to take them at all and I’m the biggest wimp. My mouth was a little sore the next day but I was still eating full meals with caution and doing fine! The only thing I’d say was a pain was having food get in the sockets, the dentist will give you this plastic syringe thing though that worked like a charm. I had mine out on a friday morning, was out and about all weekend and returned to work on monday. No pain no swelling or issues.
Good Luck! You will be JUST FINE!!!
Post # 12
You’ll be fine in three months for the wedding.
I got three removed last November. They tried to give me gas but it made me feel very anxious, so I just went with the novocaine. I have a very small mouth but large teeth so it took them a while to finish up, I think I ended up being there over 2 hours. Afterwards I was a little out of it so Darling Husband had to come pick me up.
I actually felt OK right after. Make sure you are good about biting down on the gauze. About 6 hours after I got home I took the prescribed Vicodin. I’m not sure if it was the meds or the blood I had probably swallowed, but I threw up about half an hour later. Then again at 10 p.m. And at 1 a.m. Needless to say I didn’t get much sleep that night.
I was still bleeding a bit the next morning (probably due to throwing up) but that stopped by the afternoon. I decided against taking anymore Vicodin but I didn’t really need it. Actually, I was able to work two days after the extraction (had to work, no choice).
The only thing that sucked was that it took me 2 full weeks to eat solid food. Even after my gums began to heal, I couldn’t open my mouth wide enough to get food in there.
Following the surgery I also had a small amount of numbness on the roof of my mouth. But that went away about a month later.
Post # 13
@tranquility: Awww! I’m sorry you’re in pain! I think I have a bit of infection going on from the tooth trying to break through my gums and that’s what’s gotten me into action to have them taken care of, but I don’t have my consults for another two weeks and I have to get a filing done before than so… not fun at all!
Post # 14
@Mrs.Mittens: That is what I’m worried that I have (tooth infection). I have an ear infection on the same side. So basically I am just a huge wreck!
Post # 15
Hey Mittens-I had all four of my wisdom teeth pulled at the same time. I did not have surgery…just a numb shot. It was not horrible but it was not fun either. One of my friends just had one surgicaly removed and its really after the surgery that sucks. She is on a soft foods diet for like 3 weeks! That is really hard. plus her mouth is pretty sore. But, she has MS and this kind of thing is tougher on her.
I hate dentistry! I just had a crown and am getting another one this month 🙁 Getting the crown itself didnt hurt but when I went back for them to remove my temp and put in the perm one it was the most painful experience! They could not get the temp out. he was literaly pulling his hardest with plyers. it would not budge. so he started ripping it out. it was soo extremly painful. and then he blew air on it to dry it out and I screamed when he did that. it was awful. I cringe just thinking about doing that again soon. now that whole side of my mouth is sensative to cold and hot! its been like 2 weeks. UGH!