Ugh!

@cortjo73 (6500)
United States
April 23, 2008 1:37pm CST
I will be knocked out, go under the knife and have 3 bones removed from my face on May 2nd. I have to have my wisdom teeth pulled. Yippy! Fortunately, I only have 3. Yes! I was blessed with only 3 out of 4 wisdom teeth. The fourth was just never there and, no...it isn't impacted or waiting to grow. It just never existed. I guess God thought I had enough issues what with having to have open heart surgery when I was 5 because I was born with 3 pretty bad issues with my heart! LOL! So, I will be getting those teeth removed. I have always dreaded it. But, now I just feel it is time. I put it off long enough. I am not looking forward to it. I am afraid of anethesia (sp) and not looking forward to the potential pain. But, I will soldier through it! Can you all give me encouragement? Please refrain from scarring me any more by giving me horror stories. That is not what I need right now. If you have had your wisdom teeth pulled and found it not as bad as you had anticipated, would you please offer words of encouragement with your less than horrific experience? Please and Thank you!
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20 responses
• United States
23 Apr 08
I feel for you cortjo, i just had some major dental work done, so I might not be the one to encourage you here.... At least you are being put to sleep, trust me when I say that is the kindest most humane way to have any dental work done. You will be fine afterwards the horror itself is in the pulling and since you will be dreaming you will miss all of that :))) You will do just fine.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Thank you Angelwhispers! I had a root canal done a year ago so, trust me...I know the pain of dental work when you are awake! 6 hours total in that chair is enough to make anyone cringe at the thought of it again. It wasn't really painful on my mouth so much as my neck. And, the time spent having it all done. What did you have done? I am glad I get to sleep through it and I hear that it is really quick. Something like 15 minutes total was what someone else told me. I forgot to ask my doc how long it would take but I will find out in less than 2 weeks anyway! LOL! I should just keep it in the back of my mind that I had Lasik done so, this should be a snap! LOL! Thank you again for your encouragement! You were helpful!
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• United States
23 Apr 08
Dreaming? You dreamt while you were knocked out? I didn't dream anything, didn't feel anything. I was just knocked!!! They must have put a double whammy in mine lol.
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• United States
23 Apr 08
Cortjo, I had 6 teeth pulled and 4 implants put in over the course of 2 and half weeks, and three dentists. The first one about killed me and I felt like I had been beat in the face with a baseball bat.. Second one I would not let touch me as he did not use any kind of sedation and by golly they were going to make me numb. The third was ever so wonderful, Valium, and nitrous oxide, he took his time and I did not feel a thing until the meds wore off and then it was not as bad as the first dentist at all. The only way to go if you have extensive work to be done is knocked out or at least in happyville.
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I only had three wisdom teeth too, and I still don't feel that it meant that I had less wisdom than someone with all four - LOL! Just think, if you only have three, like me, your not under as long, you have less pain, but you still get the same amount of happy pills to numb the pain when you leave the office. Just a note, you don't have to physically go into the pharmacy to pick up the prescription even though it's considered a narcotic. As long as the person getting for you (which is probably your driver) is over 18, and can show ID, it's OK. I made my hubby walk into the pharmacy with me, so I found out the hard way. You'll be fine! Don't worry about it. It's not as bad as it sounds!!!
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
29 Apr 08
LOL! You know, I don't really feel like I lack any wisdom either! LOL! And, it is good that I only have the 3 of them which means I will be under for less time and in 1/4 less pain! LOL! My hubby is planning on dropping me off at home and going back out to get my pain meds. I did the same for him when he had surgery about 2 months ago. I have heard a lot about the "Happy pills". LOL! Thank you for your encouragement!
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
29 Apr 08
Hey, not a problem. Keep us posted so we know how things come out, I mean turn out - LOL!!!
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
6 May 08
LOL! Sorry! I only just saw this now! And, it all "came out" well! LOL!
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@minnie_98214 (10572)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Well I was even luckier than you I only had one but it was impacted so that sucked but it wasnt to bad the worst part was getting sick off the pain killers they gave me. My body just couldnt take the pain killers so it would have been better for me if the pills worked for me lol. But over all I remeber nothing till I woke up at home puking which shouldnt happen to you.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Oh! That is sort of both lucky and unlucky! Lucky that you only had one. And, unlucky that it was impacted and that the meds made you sick. I think I handle meds pretty well so, I am hoping they won't make me sick. Plus, they have some anti-nausea meds that they can give me...I think, since they gave some to my hubby before his surgery he had a little over a month ago, and hopefully if I were going to get sick, I won't because of the anti-nausea meds. Thank you for our encouragement!
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• United States
24 Apr 08
Well I of course hope it all goes smoothly and easily for your sake. Hope to she you up on Mylot soon. Oh and got you again hehehe youve been plussed.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
LOL! Thank you for the well wishes...only 9 more days before my surgery. Ugh! LOL! And, Thank you for the "+" too and, back at ya! LOL!
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@kezabelle (2985)
23 Apr 08
Good Luck! Make sure you have someone to look after you when you get home, my sister had all four of hers taken out she was ok though obviously there was some pain and bleeding but you have to expect that. But she had some stiches and even they didnt cause her many problems she was eating normally quite quickly. She did pass out one morning about 4-5 days after it was done but the doctor said that was because she went back to work too quickly and it was all too much for her she is rather dramatic she faints in any amount of pain so dont let that scare you! Good Luck and I really hope it goes well xxx
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Thank you for your words of encouragement! My hubby will be taking care of me all day and through the weekend. And, while I am a bit of a wimp with pain, I have never passed out from it! So, hopefully that won't be my case. I will be going back to work the following Monday but, now I am wondering if it might not be a good idea for me to request that day off as well. Thank you for your encouragement and for not giving me a horror story! You helped ease my mind a bit!
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• United States
6 May 08
As a dental assistant, I can tell you what my boss always gives his patients. Two Tylenol Extra Strength (500 mg each) with two Advil (500 mg each). Take them all at the same time. It's the equivalent of a narcotic w/o the loopy side effects. (You still need to eat though...lol)
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
6 May 08
Hey Ihearttinytim! I am pretty much pain free now. I only had to take the pain killers the day of my surgery and, I am not even sure I would have been in any pain if I hadn't taken them. I am still healing as far as the holes but, I really barely feel any of it now. Although, by the time bed time rolls around, I am a little stiff in my jaw and I have been taking my pain meds to make sure there is no pain when I lie down on either side to sleep. Thank you for your response!
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@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Don't worry you will be ok I had to have my front 3 pulled due to being in an acceident an it hurt but I just laid down an relaxed on the counch an within a couple days I was myself again an you will be to good luck
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Yikes Enola! I hope the rest of you was ok from the accident! That really stinks! But, it is good to know that you were better in a few days! Thank you for your encouragement Enola! I hope you are all healed from your accident!
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@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
24 Apr 08
no my back got messed up to had to have surgey on that to but I was worrying about your teeth so didnt bring that part up
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@whiteheron (4223)
• United States
2 May 08
You are a couragous person and will deal with this. I must say that I am more of a whimp than you... I have four wisdom teeth and have refused to allow them to be pulled out saying that "I need all the wisdom I can get" lol. You have been through a lot and will survive this too. I am hoping that you will have someone drive you back and forth and also that you will have someone purchase your favorite soft foods as you will want to have those. You may also need someone to monitor you after the surgery a bit. You will do well with it. My thoughts and prayers are with you now for it to be easy for you... much easier than you now expect.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
5 May 08
Thank you whiteheron! I didn't see this response until today so, I am sorry I am a bit late! Thank you!
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@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
29 Apr 08
Couple of years ago I had ALL my teeth removed and it was as painless as it could have ever been. I am glad I had them removed and have been happyer ever since. Have a great day from Deeeky
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
29 Apr 08
Thank you for your encouragement deeeky! Do you mean all of your wisdom teeth? Or, literally ALL of your teeth? Yikes if the latter! But, either way, I am glad that it was as painless as it could have been. That is good to hear. And, I think I will be glad when mine are removed too because I won't have to worry about them. I learned from my doctor that most of our infections in our gums and teeth started in our wisdom teeth and moved forward. I also found out that all 3 of mine have had fillings. I just don't remember the other 2 being filled. So, I will be happy when they are gone because I do just fine cleaning the rest of my teeth. It is those stinkers way back there that make me gag and I can't get to them with the toothbrush. Better gone and I will be better when all is said and done! Thank you again for your encouragement!
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I can sense your fear in this. I haven't had my wisdom teeth pulled yet--- Only 1 is bothering me so far and it's only once in a great while. Just think- millions of people have hd this procedure done- I'm sure it's done several times a day in all parts of the states. You will be fine :) Just take care of yourself when you are through--- be sure to follow the dentists orders and have someone with you to check on you. I'm sending you happy thoughts and well wishes! : ) It will be done and over before you know it-- then you won't ever have to worry about it again :)
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
29 Apr 08
Thank you KrisNY! It is comforting to think of how many people have had them out probably even each day. LOL! It does make me laugh at how very useless those teeth are. Sheesh! Couldn't we have done without them? LOL! My hubby will be taking care of me. He keeps trying to calm me down when I get a little torqued! LOL! Which I do a couple times a day. And, I actually think he is looking forward to taking care of me. LOL! Thank you for sending me happy thoughts and well wishes! They have a calming effect on me, believe it or not! I know I'll be fine. I just don't handle doctors very well and, ones that deal with the mouth make me really nervous. Even when they are just cleaning my teeth! Ugh! LOL! Thank you again for your encouragement! And, I look forward to never having to worry about it again! You should do the same! Just get that one that is bothering you and the rest out and you and I can both be worry free!
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@magrylouyu (1632)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Good luck to you. Everything will be just fine. It's just getting teeth pulled lol. It wont be that bad. Just think you wont have to worry about brushing extra teeth anymore.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Thank you! And, that is true that I will have less teeth to brush! But, my favorite part about them being gone will be that I won't have to reach as far back to floss. It causes me to gag and I HATE gagging! LOL! Thank you for your encouragement!
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• United States
24 Apr 08
You will be fine dear. espically since you went through a root canal, this will probally be a breeze. Make sure you have a good person to rely on that day because you will prbally want to sleep the day away. If your a smoker dont smoke! You dont want to get dry socket. When I had mine pulled I ate soup and yogurt, and I had 3 also, and in a couple days I felt a lot better. You will be just fine!
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Thank you Sophiasmom! And, you also helped me remember the name of the thing my doc warned me against. Dry socket. He told me that is why I won't be allowed to spit for a few days. He said it might pull out the clot and that would be bad. And, I don't smoke! So, there will be no problem there at all. Thank you for the encouragement and for helping me remember the name of the term dry socket! And, congrats on your 400th post! 100 more and you can copy and paste!
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Best wishes with this, cortjo. I had all four of my pulled without incident at all. I believe that having only 3 is a little more common than you might think. Such is the case with my husband as well and his mother was told that they saw it frequently. Be sure to let us know how it went.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Thank you! That is really encouraging to know that it was an easy experience for you! Everyone I know had all four of theirs so, whenever I have told them that I only have 3, some of them actually didn't believe me. They actually thought either the fourth was impacted or just hadn't grown in yet and some have actually argued with me that it isn't possible to only have 3 wisdom teeth! LOL! Only a few people have argued with me about it. Perhaps they were bitter that they had to have all 4 removed! LOL! But, I believe it is more common than not as well. I just don't happen to know a lot of people who had less than 4. My hubby jokes with me and tells me that I am not very wise! I say I am only 3/4 wise! LOL! Anyway, thank you again for the encouragement and, when I feel up to it (maybe May 3rd or 4th) I will let all of you know how I did! Thanks again!
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• United States
24 Apr 08
My personal experience with having my wisdom teeth out (all four at once, under anesthesia) was not particularly good, mainly in that it took me a long time to heal. However, I've seen several people get theirs out and be able to go out that same day, or really soon after. Depending on how deep they have to dig for them, you may end up with some swelling and such, but they do give you pretty good pain meds afterwards. :)
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Were yours impacted? Mine are all fully grown out and nothing is under the surface but the root so, hopefully they won't have to dig very deep. I am sorry to hear your experience was pretty bad but, it is good to know that you have known others whose experience was pretty easy. Thank you for your encouragement!
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• United States
24 Apr 08
Hi cortjo-I had to have my wisdom teeth taken out when my first child was 5 months old and I was nursing her. Because of that, I couldn't take any of the main pain pills because it would not be good for the baby. I survived on Tylenol after having my teeth pulled and honestly, it wasn't that bad at all. Hope it all goes smooth for you. Good Luck!
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Thank you soccermom! That is very encouraging to know that you can make it through the pain with only Tylenol. I am a bit of a wimp about pain and, the fact that it was manageable with Tylenol, that is really good to know! Thank you for your encouragement! You were really helpful!
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@mmiller26 (1932)
• Canada
24 Apr 08
Two years ago, I had all four wisdom teeth pulled. Like you, I was put under for the surgery and really, that's the only way to go. I didn't want to watch them take it out, and I sure as heck didn't want to feel the pressure of it while they did it. So they put me under, and a little while later, they woke me up. I was put in a side room for about 20 minutes til I was more fully awake, and then my husband took me home. They'll likely give you a prescription for pain killers. Fill it immediately. I won't lie to you. It's not going to feel good. The first two days kinda suck, but if you have someone to take care of you it's not so bad. The first two days, I ate a lot of ice cream/shakes. The coldness of it helped numb the area. Sleep if you can. After a couple of days, it's not bad at all. They'll do a follow up, and give you this plastic syringe thingy to wash out the area where your teeth used to be with salt water. By the end of the week, you should be feeling really back to normal. It's not a big deal. It seems scary and it sucks, but you're over it pretty quickly. You'll totally be fine. Good luck, and let us know how you're doing once it's over.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Thank you! I figure that I will be in some pain. I am not looking forward to that part because tooth pain is one of the worst pains. Or, should I say, gaping holes in your face where teeth used to be pain is one of the worst pains? LOL! The salt water thing sounds sort of dreadful because my doc told me that I won't be allowed to spit for a couple of days because it could throw a clot and that would be very very bad for me. Fixable, but very bad nonetheless. So, if you can't spit, that should be a really nasty tasting experience! LOL! Anyway, Thank you for your encouraging words. You did make it sound less than terrifying. Thank you very much!
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@gemini_rose (16194)
23 Apr 08
I have never (touch wood) got any of my wisdom teeth through, last time I went to the dentist I think my exrays showed they were well down in my jaw and so I might not get them. I would say that if you can get through heart surgery then this will be a walk in the park!! You will be fine I am sure of it, I will be thinking of you though.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Thank you gemini_rose! I agree that I should be able to handle it since I made it through heart surgery! I know I seem a bit wimpy given what I had done 30 years ago! LOL! I barely remember anything from back then though. That is probably why I am sort of terrified now. I have basically no memory of that drama so, I don't really know what to expect with oral surgery! LOL! Thank you for your encouragement and, thank you for keeping me in your thoughts! I need all the encouragement and good calming thoughts I can get! Thank you again!
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• United States
23 Apr 08
I have had a wonderful experience getting my wisdom teeth pulled. I didn't feel a thing. The problems didn't come in until after the surgery, but that was my own fault so don't be scared. I will tell you the story. I was having a lot of pain in my back teeth at the top, and one at the bottom. I had one of those mirrors they use to view awkward angles of teeth, so I looked inside. Luckily there were no cavities. But still the pain bugged me. So finally I went to the dentist to see what was the matter. After the dentist took an x-ray of my mouth, they found out what it was. My wisdom teeth were starting to come in. Problem is, they didn't have any room to come out. They were pushing against three of my teeth (The fourth one didn't have a tooth in front of it. That had already been pulled) So I had to have surgery so they could go in and get the wisdom teeth out of my gums before they caused any more problems. I had to schedule this with an oral surgeon, because the wisdom teeth hadn't even started to peek out yet. The surgery was very easy. They had to put me to sleep, and man is that gas strong!!! Most people have to count backwards from 100, I never got that far. I went to sleep so fast that I don't even remember closing my eyes!!! After waking up I was extremely groggy, but I didn't feel any pain at all. The grogginess wore off after I went home and took a small nap. I even went to work the next day, although I was promptly sent home. When I got there, the manager looked at me crazy. "I thought you had your wisdom teeth pulled?" I replied, "Yeah, that was yesterday, but I'm here now!" He wouldn't let me work, so I rode the rides for a few hours (worked at Kings Island, an amusement park) and then went home. Here's the problem I had, just a warning of what not to do. The day I actually went back to work, I had taken the pain medication they gave me without eating anything beforehand, stupid me. I felt fine all the way until I got to my stand, Coney Skyline. I walked in and the smell of the chili hit me, I was instantly sick. I tried working the register, but it wasn't too long before I had to give it up. I told the supervisor that I had to go home, I didn't feel good. She also knew that I had my wisdom teeth pulled a couple of days ago, and asked me what did I take. I told her the name of the medication, and told her I hadn't eaten. Her remedy was to get a milkshake from a couple of stands down and have me drink it. Second bad idea. I sipped on it, and it made me feel even worse. Other workers were walking around, fussing. "When I say I'm sick, all y'all tell me is to go to first aid. She gets sick, she gets a milkshake!!! I want a milkshake too!!! I'm sick!!!" I would have laughed had I not felt so bad. After a while I told her it wasn't getting any better, I couldn't even finish the milkshake. I need to go home. She let me go. So I go back to the employee locker room, because in front would be the yellow bus that took me back to town. The bus showed up, and I went to sit on it to wait for him to pull off. Now my stomach does a double flip. I tried to open the window because I knew I wouldn't make it off, but you know how hard it is to open those windows. Throw-up all over me, the seat and the window. I had to go into the employee store to borrow a shirt, and he had to take the bus back to the lot to trade it out so it could be cleaned. Yep, never take your meds on an empty stomach when it tells you to eat beforehand.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I am familiar with King's Island. I was born and raised, and lived in Ohio, until I moved to Georgia at 25 years old. I worked at Cedar Point for a summer and oddly enough, I worked the Skyride Refreshments. It sounds like we both worked the same basic area of our Ohio amusement parks! LOL! Anyway, thank you for the warning to take my pain meds on a full tummy. I do tend to ignore some of those warnings myself! Also, my doc told me that they warn their patients not to drink from straws so, you might have been lucky if you were drinking from a straw in that you didn't throw your clot that might have ended up in dry jaw or something which my doc explained is fixable but, really painful and not at all good! LOL! Yikes! He told me to take a few days to recover so, I am hoping that the weekend will be enough. I might call and ask them if I should request the Monday after my surgery off as well. I hate to do it as I only have 10 vacation days and I have already taken 3 leaving only 7, minus the Friday of my surgery will be only 6. If I take the Monday after my surgery, I will only have 5 days left. Ugh! I need more vacation days! Sheesh! LOL! Thank you again for your warning and, I am glad to hear that the surgery itself, and for the most part, the time after your surgery, was pretty easy and would have stayed that way if you hadn't pushed yourself! LOL! Thank you for your encouragement!
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• United States
23 Apr 08
Hard-headed, just hard-headed. That's all it was. I didn't, and still don't usually eat breakfast, and I figured I would be alright if I didn't that morning either. The milkshake was what really tipped it off. Should have known not to put milk on an upset stomach. You lived in Ohio? What part? I know not Cincinnati, because Cedar Pointe is a ways from here. They bought out Kings Island not too long ago, so they're no longer Paramount.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I grew up in Elyria which is about 20 minutes west of Cleveland. And, I went to King's Island as a trip with the Marching band. We had a blast. Have you ever been to Cedar Point? That is the best amusement park ever! LOL! No offense! LOL!
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@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
11 May 08
Hey cortjo, how are you doing? Well you asked about wisdom teeth coming out. Well I will tell you my story. I was around nineteen when they started coming in & my dentist said I should get them out because my mouth was too small. He really was right because my mouth was just too small and in fact they were coming in sideways, isn't that crazy? Well, I really thought they didn't put you to sleep because I don't like too much the grinding when they do the cavities so I put it off for a while, then around 2005 I finally got it done. At that time I went to an adult dentist and she recommended it, too. So eventually I got a referral to an oral sugeron. He was really nice and he told me all about the procedure. He took X-ray of my teeth as my dentist hadn't taken full dental X-ray in a while. He told me as my other dentist did that they were in sideways and they definitely had to come out. I asked him how he would have to take them out. ..he even drew me a picture! Can you believe that? He said he would have to cut my gums and then use his tools to break the teeth each into four pieces..can you imagine being awake for that? I couldn't. Well bascially I asked him did I have to stay away for that, and he said that if I wanted to I didn't have to be. He said I could be put to sleep and since I don't have any medical issues or am allergic to the medicine he said okay. My dad's insurance still paid for it because I was full time with the university. His insurance only paid the oral surgeon 1000 US dollars and I think the costs were like 1600 US dollars plus. Well he sent us a statement that he accepted the insurance and he would use the rest as a tax right off! I couldn't believe it because my other dentist always makes us pay what the insurance doesn't cover. He gave me temporary stiches, and guess? I actually have 5 wisdom teeth, hehehehe! He perscribed to me some medicinal mouth wash (I forget the name it is actually for gingivitis) it kills germs and it only cost 10 US dollars. Well....he had me do a follow-up he gave me a little plastic tool (someone else on here described it) and he told me to use the mouth wash with it. I called off work the one day and told them I got my teeth out and I couldn't go. It bleed somewhat bad and I had to use gauze in my mouth. He told me not to drink out from straws and to only drink and each soft things like jello, milk shake, outmeal, water, apple sauce for the first few days. The diet was so boring, but I was so glad to get milkshakes! I got one from McDonalds, one from Burger King, and some from Wendy's. They were soooo good. I normally don't eat so many milk shakes but they were so yummy! So I would definitely suggest to ask questions to the oral surgeon, ask if you can be put to sleep, and ask about the care, etc. Pablo
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
10 May 08
Im a little late on this discussion and I really hope everything went good with getting those wisdom teeth out. Ouch! I had mine out too. I woke up crying and dont know why.LOL I wasnt in that much pain. I guess it was the anethesia. I dont like the stuff either. But hey sometimes we need it. Right? Wow cortjo you have been through some tough things with your heart. You have a great outlook on life. Stay that way. I hope everything is okay with your heart now.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
11 May 08
Thank you TerryZ. It all went really well! And, I didn't have any adverse reactions to the anesthesia. None at all. But, I have heard of people who wake up crying from the anesthesia so, you aren't unusual. And, I didn't have any pain. I took the pain pills on Friday after the surgery and then the second dose before bed. Than I didn't need them at all Saturday. It was really amazing. I don't know if it is because mine were all fully grown in or if I was just lucky but, I literally didn't have any pain. I felt something but, I can't call it pain. I can't even call it irritation. I just sort of felt like something had been done but, only every once in a while...not all the time. They are still healing but, even a week and a day later, I have really only had some tightening of my jaw, one or two days where I was a mild bit headachey for a little while and, not much else. Yay! It was not at all what I had expected! And, as for my heart...I am really lucky. It is still fine 30 years later. My doctor did a really good job and saved my life. And, I think that it is because I am lucky to be here that I have my outlook! Thank you for your concern and your kind words!
@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
7 May 08
I'm glad it is all over with now. There are always so many horror stories about wisdom teeth removal, but it really isn't as bad as it sounds.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
8 May 08
Thank you! Me too! It really wasn't at all anywhere near bad. I really made it out to be a bigger deal than it was. I was in virtually no pain at all and am practically healed now. The holes are still healing a little but, since it was only this past Friday, I can't complain! Thank you for your response!
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
28 Apr 08
good luck on that, i know you can do it. it would just only take time and before you know it, they're done
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Thank you! I am nervous today. Every day I get more and more nervous in anticipation. LOL! Thursday won't be fun because I will probably worry myself sick and, Friday, ugh! I don't even want to think about how I will feel when I wake up and realize that I will be having my surgery. That is, if I even get any sleep that night at all! LOL! But, thank you again for your encouragement! I know it will probably be a lot less horrible and scary than I think it will be but, until it is all over, I can't stop freaking out! LOL!
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