(Closed) Wisdom Teeth

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Mine was simple, had the IV put it, pulled into the room, given some anesthesia that made my arm cold and I was knocked out.  I was a little bruised afterward but was more afraid of a dry socket than pain during eating.  I had to rinse my incisions for a month or so afterward.  Mine are completely healed and level (you should have full holes in your mouth, you have sutures covering them up.  I think I ate solid food within a few days but things that required less chewing.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

One of DH’s friends said “If I could have been wisdom teeth taken out again, I would.”  I could kind of see where he was coming from.  I had a couple of days off of work for a 4 day weekend, felt fine the next day and wasn’t in any pain at all. Just loopy that first day.  You’ll be fine!!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

*****WARNING hisgoosiegirl, my story isn’t a positive one, so you might want to read it after your surgery, lol.  Just remember, my situation is uncommon, not the norm.  I’m sure you’ll have no problems, aside from the usual minor swelling and soreness.******

Oh and one more thing:

My friend swears that if you eat a ton of pineapple before your surgery then your swelling will be reduced after the procedure.  I’ve never tried it but if you like pineapple then it can’t hurt, right?

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I only had one wisdom tooth.  It should have been simple.  It turned into a month of recovery.

The surgeon didn’t give me antibiotics after the surgery, although my Dad asked for them (I don’t remember this, I was still coming off anesthesia).  The surgeon said I wouldn’t need them.  He botched my surgery.  The stitches didn’t take and I still have a scar.  Of course I got an infection, complete with draining and swelling that lasted for a MONTH post-surgery. I lived on smoothies, milk shakes, and anything that could be overcooked into a mush.

Said surgeon has since retired.  Thank goodness.  I was probably his last patient.

ETA: I got antibiotics after the surgeon saw the infection. But I don’t think it’s normal to get antibiotics otherwise.  My Dad just had a feeling I guess.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you are worried about bruising, take it easy on the ibuprofen. i wanted to drive again, so to get off he vicodin i took more ibuprofen. the only problem is that it thins your blood and will cause more bruising. good luck! you’ll be fine ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

“Every little thing… is gonna be alllllriiiiight”

I had swelling & bruising for about 4 or 5 days.  Nothing a little ibuprofen & an ice pack couldn’t handle.  Enjoy the pudding/ice cream/jello/applesauce.  You’ll be ok ๐Ÿ™‚

Edit- all four of mine were impacted, so they weren’t ever going to break through my gums.  I have no scars.  They had to cut under & behind my back molars to surgically remove my wisdom teeth, but since I was completely under I have no recollection at all.  My recovery was easy.  My jaw was sore for a few days because the surgery took a while (all four at once) but I had no ill effects.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@hisgoosiegirl:  Honestly, the amount of pain andassembling after the procedure is going to be related to the amount of work they have to do to get them out. I had all four of mine removed at the same time under conscious sedation. I remember nothing! It was great. Ihard very minimal swelling and was back to normal basically the next day. None of mine were impacted. 

Do you know if yours are impacted? If so, just plan on taking it pretty easy for the next three to four days. I’ve seen so many different outcomes it’s hard to tell what any patients will be, but really it’s not that bad. Lots of ice cream and soups!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MapleMoose:  You really shouldn’t need antibiotics after a routine 3rd molar extraction. It is very easy to get an infection or dry socket if care isn’t taken. If the tooth had an abscess or other anomaly, that’s different.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@hisgoosiegirl:  you will probably have some swelling and discomfort, but not nearly as much with someone whose teeth are fully in their jawbone.

p.s. I just graduated dental school. That’s why I’m so into this thread ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 14
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6247 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

@yellowbird:  Like I said, I wasn’t the one asking for antibiotics, and the doctor said I didn’t need them so I didn’t get them. 

I did the mouth rinse multiple times a day, brushed what I could without disrupting the site, tried to prevent food from going to that side, and avoided touching my mouth.

A botched surgery is a botched surgery.  I have the scar (and memories of my month of recovery) to prove it.  =(

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

@hisgoosiegirl:  Aww sorry!  No, I didn’t think I was supposed to get antibiotics for something as routine as wisdom teeth removal.  And the doctor said I didn’t need them.  Plus they give you after-care instructions to prevent infection, like rinsing with mouthwash.

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