(Closed) when you got your wisdom teeth out……

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Calgary Opera Centre

I used a heat pack a LOT. Having the dentist’s hands in my mouth for however long really stretched my jaw muscles, which then retaliated by scrunching down really tight after the surgery.

Now that I’m saying that, I think they told me not to use heat for a few days after the surgery, just ice. It was definitely the heat pack in the two weeks that followed the op that got me back to normal.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’ve never had my wisdom teeth out so I can’t give advice on what to do.  But I work in a group home and have seen three kids there get all their wisdom teeth out and yes, it did hurt like hell for them.  All three of them were pretty much out of commission for at least two or three days afterward.  Hopefully that helps some, sorry I can’t help besides just telling you that when they hurt, they took their medicine and went back to bed.  

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I had all 4 out and I was in pain for a week.  I took a lot of Advil to help.  Waking up in the morning was usually the worst for pain.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

When I got mine out, They said dry socket was pretty rare.  MIne didnt hurt so bad but I has pain meds lol

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Umm I ate a cheesesteak the night I had mine out and did not take a single pain killer, but I was also starving because I had my appendix out less than a week before…

However that being said I know plenty of people, including Darling Husband, that were in a ton of pain after having their wisdom teeth out! Everyone is different and it just depends on your pain tolerance and sometimes the real pain doesn’t set in for a day or two after. Give it a couple of more days and see how you feel on Monday or Tuesday. If you still in a lot of pain a call to the doctor wouldn’t hurt.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Mine wasn’t that painful.  I would call the doctor about getting some more medicine to help with the pain.  I don’t think you have a dry socket, those usually take a bit more time to form.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@stephanie63087: That does suck.  They were lucky they were young when they got it done because they got to just miss school for a couple of days with a doctor’s note.  Watching them makes me worry about the possibility of my wisdom teeth hurting me someday. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Sorry to hear about your pain!  I was pretty lucky the two times I got mine taken out. My bottom ones were taken out first and my dentist only used local anesthetic.  The worst part of it was when he was using significant pressure to dig them out of my jaw (I was tearing up and the dental assistant dabbed at my eyes with gauze!!).  Fortunately, I wasn’t swollen after and I took one Tylenol 3 from my prescription just in case, but I didn’t need it.  When I got my top wisdom teeth removed, it was a much faster and easier procedure and again I didn’t need any pain meds.  Keep on following your dentist’s instructions and hopefully your pain will go away soon!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Being up and moving a lot makes the pain last longer that was my mistake. Warm wet rags made my life so much better. And Popsicles, I couldn’t eat regular food for like 2 or 3 weeks after. But then again my lip just got the feeling back and it has been over 2 months LOL. I hope you feel better, I know it sucks =(

Post # 15
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Worker bee

The pain if you have dry sockets you can definitely tell. There is jaw pain and there is dry socket pain…pain pills don’t help the dry sockets. I threw up from whatever they used to put me under, and that caused me to get the dry sockets.

My guess is they won’t refill your pain pills with more vicodin either. Tylenol 3 maybe, but I was only given about 10 vicodin (and I really didn’t even use all of them ore the Tylenol 3 they gave me). Only thing that helped the dry sockets was going into the surgeon and having them stuff something into the sockets themselves. It was instant relief but a pain having to go there everyday for then next few days (cause those things had to be changed every few days). I know I only actually used the actual pain pills a few times and most of that was the first day. I was swollen and in pain but still functioning…although vicodin definitely knocked me out.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@stephanie63087: I’m sorry your in so much pain. I do think it is too soon for dry sockets so I would try not to worry too much right now (I know easier said and done). Try to get some rest! And hopefully things start to calm down for you in the next day or two.

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