Wisdom tooth removal

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
1154 posts
Bumble bee

When I got my wisdom teeth out I felt zero pain. I took regular ibuprofen like clock work for a few days because I didn’t want to feel any pain. 

I think if you end up in a lot of pain that could be an indication but if your not taking anything and just have a bit of pain I wouldn’t worry. 

Post # 3
9992 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Everyone I know who ended with a dry socket felt quite a bit of pain and had been using a straw to drink things. Don’t use straws.

Post # 4
2694 posts
Sugar bee

In my experience (from my own wisdom teeth as well as friends/family), if you have a dry socket, you will know.  It was a pretty intense sensation.

And definitely ensure you’re not using straws!

Post # 5
1404 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

I didn’t have much pain, but did lay easy on what I ate for a week. Don’t do berries that could get their seeds stuck in there! But I don’t think you have to worry. Just keep it clean 🙂

Post # 6
283 posts
Helper bee

I had dry socket. It can definitely happen even if you don’t do anything wrong (I followed the oral surgeons directions to a tee) but it definitely wasn’t a little bit of pain. It came on pretty fast and hurt so much that the vicodin the doctor had given me couldn’t even touch the pain. I just sat on my couch crying until my mom called for an appointment that day.

If it is dry socket, I wouldn’t worry too much though. As long as you can get into the doctor pretty quickly, they will pack the cavity and the relief is immediate.

Post # 7
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

You will know if it’s dry socket. The pain medicine stopped working and tears were streaming down my face. I couldn’t eat and my face was hot. Believe me, it’ll be obvious.

Post # 8
2220 posts
Buzzing bee

I had all 4 wisdom teeth taken out at the same time, and did not get dry socket. And I used straws, which was recommended at the time, but not any longer. Are you rinsing your mouth with anything before and after eating?

Post # 9
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I’ve had all 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed, and also work in a dental office and see a lot of extractions. Usually soreness peaks on day three, so it’s very normal to have some discomfort now. Also, dry socket usually happens earlier than day three if it’s going to, and the pain would be unbearable if you had it. If the pain is managable with mild pain killers at this point and you’re following the dentists post-op instructions, you should be just fine. If you’re still having pain on Monday that hasn’t improved or is getting worse (I’m assuming their office is closed on weekends), give them a call to find out if you need to schedule a post-op visit.

Post # 10
710 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - Dracut, Massachusetts

I had my bottoms taken out quite a few years ago now, like probably 10 years ago at this point. I remember not taking much drugs except on the 3rd day like you said because my jaw was soooo sore. I was eating pretty normally and made sure I used those disgusting syringes to clean out gunk. I too was afraid of dry sockets but you’ll know when you have one. It’s incredibly painful and nothing will take away the pain unless the dentist packs it and I heard clove oil works wonders. 

As long as you can still see the blood clot, you’re good. And don’t get freaked out if it starts looking white-ish. It’s just healing. The bottoms will take signicantly longer to heal than tops. Especially if they were impacted. It has to heal from the bone up.

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