Post # 1
so ladies… i was worried when i wrote this post. and i finally went in this morning because i couldnt take the pain anymore… and yep… sure is dry socket. 🙁 anyways im feeling a little better now… i got the gauze put in and i have to go back tomorrow to get it replaced… and i got a refill on my vicodin… which isnt doing me much good because when i take it on an empty stomach i feel like puking it up (and have a few times) yet i cant eat… im not hungry and it hurts 🙁 anyways thanks for all of your advice! and im glad i listened and went back to the dentist!
Post # 3
Awww. I missed your original post, but I had dry socket too and it is AWFUL. I had a c-section and didn’t take any of the Percoset they gave me afterwards because I didn’t need it, but I used all of it AND all of the Vicodin the dentist gave me when I ahd dry socket. It doesn’t sound like much, but can be intensely painful. I’m really sorry you are going through this.
Post # 4
Have you tried drinking some meal replacement shakes or drinks? Those will give you vitamins and minerals, fill you up a little bit, and give something in your stomach for the pills. I didn’t have any problems with my wisdom teeth removal, so I feel really badly for people who do.
Post # 5
Yuck that sucks! I hope it heals up soon!
Post # 6
@littlenikki: no i havent… any suggestions as to what to take?? i dont even know where to start? like ensure? or something else?
Post # 7
Ensure, absolutely. That’s what I bought for my husband when he had his four taken out in October. Just because you aren’t eating, you still need vitamins and to be healthy. You will heal faster.
Post # 8
Glad you went! It sounded like it was a dry socket, so you’ll be feeling better in no time.
You should be OK with a soft diet that doesn’t require much chewing. Ensure will be OK, but not through a straw.
Post # 9
Ouch ouch!! On a side note, I have a really scary story from when I had my Wisdom teeth removed. They couldn’t squeeze me in for surgery until 12:30pm on a Friday, so I went all night and morning without any food or water which was horrible. Then, of course they were running really late so I didn’t even go into the operating room until about 2:00pm, I almost gave up and went home.
So I’m sitting there with the nurse, waiting for the doctor to come in and I hear screaming. A patient in the room next to me is screaming bloody murder, extreme cries of pain. I asked the nurse what was going on and she just shrugged and said “Can’t take the pain I guess” so I asked what the person was having done and she said “Same thing you’re about to have done”. I am not kidding!!!
It ended up going okay though, I guess the other patient wasn’t given enough pain meds, but I was totally out for my surgery. Ugh!
Post # 10
Be careful with the vitamins though. Ensure is good, but don’t start taking a multi if you don’t usually because add that to the vicodin and you could end up feeling really sick. Good luck!
Also, I mentioned it before, but if you do super smooth mashed potatoes – like the powered kind, and top it with some chicken broth and butter you’re getting fat, protien, salt and calories and it’s easy to eat!
Post # 11
I forgot to mention that even if you aren’t hungry, try to eat just a little soft foods at least when you take the pain meds or your stomach will continue to be really upset. You dont want to vomit, because that can be bad for the “holes” in your mouth and potentially cause another dry socket. Good luck!
@moderndaisy: Oh my gosh! That’s horrible!! I would have jumped out of the chair and ran out the door. You are so much braver than me!! I was knocked out for mine, too. Wonder why that person was screaming? That’s awful!
Post # 12
@moderndaisy: that sounds horrible!!! omg…. 🙁 my experience was pretty good the day of… i really dont remember much haha! i was out too 🙂
i will try ensure… i know i need to eat its just that this gauze tastes like garlic/cinnamon/ass…. lol… its making me not want to eat at all! ew!
@lola2011: mashed potatoes sound good… i will have to go get some!
Post # 13
I remembered eating a lot of applesauce when I had mine out. And if it makes you feel better, I had 3 dry sockets. Boy they suck. Good luck!