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Wisdom Teeth removal
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Got em removed a long time ago. I got to eat ice cream, soup and mashed po' for a few weeks and stayed home playing TF2 all day.

Got em removed a long time ago. I got to eat ice cream, soup and mashed po' for a few weeks and stayed home playing TF2 all day.
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#32
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Do not lie to the person giving you anesthesia. If you smoke weed errday you need to tell them that. This will make your anesthesia/surgical experience so much more pleasant.

Do not lie to the person giving you anesthesia. If you smoke weed errday you need to tell them that. This will make your anesthesia/surgical experience so much more pleasant.
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Shit, this is sorta scary, i have to do it in a couple weeks.

Shit, this is sorta scary, i have to do it in a couple weeks.
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#34
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Ok so i got mine , and it hurts to bite down for an hour straight to stop bleeding.

Ok so i got mine , and it hurts to bite down for an hour straight to stop bleeding.
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Only had one thankfully, so they didn't have to put me under, just numbed the area.

The next day I stayed home from work because the pain was the worst.

Around 3-4 days later, the pain was pretty much gone, but keeping food out of the area was a bitch.

It's healed up nicely at this point, can barely tell there used to be a tooth there.

Only had one thankfully, so they didn't have to put me under, just numbed the area.

The next day I stayed home from work because the pain was the worst.

Around 3-4 days later, the pain was pretty much gone, but keeping food out of the area was a bitch.

It's healed up nicely at this point, can barely tell there used to be a tooth there.
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I had to have all of mine out at once when I was nineteen. I was unemployed, uninsured, and had just moved to a new city. All four were impacted in the bone. It was gonna cost $1900, so I was legitimately considering getting it done with only painkillers and not getting put under. That woulda knocked off $700. Didn't end up doing that because the dental surgeon said I would remember it with horror til I was 70 years old...

Being a perpetual optimist, I was looking on the bright side: at least I'd get the weird high, right? I didn't. Thinking I might have just forgotten, I asked my boyfriend: "Did I get loopy afterwards?" He was like, "No, you were just pissed."

Besides the cost, though, the experience was not too bad. Definitely don't remember it hurting that much.

I had to have all of mine out at once when I was nineteen. I was unemployed, uninsured, and had just moved to a new city. All four were impacted in the bone. It was gonna cost $1900, so I was legitimately considering getting it done with only painkillers and not getting put under. That woulda knocked off $700. Didn't end up doing that because the dental surgeon said I would remember it with horror til I was 70 years old...

Being a perpetual optimist, I was looking on the bright side: at least I'd get the weird high, right? I didn't. Thinking I might have just forgotten, I asked my boyfriend: "Did I get loopy afterwards?" He was like, "No, you were just pissed."

Besides the cost, though, the experience was not too bad. Definitely don't remember it hurting that much.
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truktrukLunacideDO NOT DRINK OUT OF A STRAW AFTERWARDS

i was delirious as fuck after mine and that was the first thing I did

i got a dry socket and it hurt like fuck, painpills helped a lot with that though

My mom is dealing with a dry socket right now. How long did it take to recover? It's been about a week and her face is still swollen and she seems to be in immense amount of pain.

I think they're usually about a week. Should probably hit up your dentist by now

[quote=truktruk][quote=Lunacide]DO NOT DRINK OUT OF A STRAW AFTERWARDS

i was delirious as fuck after mine and that was the first thing I did

i got a dry socket and it hurt like fuck, painpills helped a lot with that though[/quote]

My mom is dealing with a dry socket right now. How long did it take to recover? It's been about a week and her face is still swollen and she seems to be in immense amount of pain.[/quote]

I think they're usually about a week. Should probably hit up your dentist by now
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When I got my wisdom teeth removed, I asked the helper lady for my teeth for some reason while I was recovering from the surgery. I woke up and she handed me the teeth and I was like wtf

Oh also I went home, got hopped up on painkillers, drank milkshakes and watched all three of the lord of the rings movies. Good times.

When I got my wisdom teeth removed, I asked the helper lady for my teeth for some reason while I was recovering from the surgery. I woke up and she handed me the teeth and I was like wtf

Oh also I went home, got hopped up on painkillers, drank milkshakes and watched all three of the lord of the rings movies. Good times.
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#39
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how common is it to get them removed?

how common is it to get them removed?
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cp_sunshine, cp_cardinal
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sopshow common is it to get them removed?

Plenty of people don't have them removed, but plenty of people do due to numerous health reasons. Impacted teeth, no space, infections, jaw pain, lots of things. Get an x-ray done by your dentist and they'll tell you if you need to have them removed or not.

Mine were impacted, shifting the teeth in my jaw, and were causing me pain.

[quote=sops]how common is it to get them removed?[/quote]

Plenty of people don't have them removed, but plenty of people do due to numerous health reasons. Impacted teeth, no space, infections, jaw pain, lots of things. Get an x-ray done by your dentist and they'll tell you if you need to have them removed or not.

Mine were impacted, shifting the teeth in my jaw, and were causing me pain.
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yukiHueyLewisWhen I had mine taken out they didn't put me under, just gave me shots in my gums. I was completely awake and could feel everything... but it didn't hurt at all. It was amusing to watch the dentist basically just grab a pair of pliers and pull my teeth as hard as he could (so hard his arms were actually shaking from the strain) until they separated from my gums. Did all of them at once. Accidentally dribbled blood on my shirt on the way home because I literally couldn't feel that I had a mouthful of blood rofl.
Did you not have gauze in?!?!

I did have gauze, but with all 4 holes bleeding my mouth just completely filled with blood and I couldn't feel it at all. Opened mouth>>blood all over shirt.

[quote=yuki][quote=HueyLewis]When I had mine taken out they didn't put me under, just gave me shots in my gums. I was completely awake and could feel [i]everything[/i]... but it didn't hurt at all. It was amusing to watch the dentist basically just grab a pair of pliers and pull my teeth as hard as he could (so hard his arms were actually shaking from the strain) until they separated from my gums. Did all of them at once. Accidentally dribbled blood on my shirt on the way home because I literally couldn't feel that I had a mouthful of blood rofl.[/quote]

Did you not have gauze in?!?!

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I did have gauze, but with all 4 holes bleeding my mouth just completely filled with blood and I couldn't feel it at all. Opened mouth>>blood all over shirt.
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When I went through the surgery they didn't exactly put me completely to sleep. I was "asleep", but I could still feel a lot of what was happening, and was aware that they were poking around in my head.

It hurt quite a bit. I remember grabbing the armrests a lot, and flinching when the poison got bad.

Overall, I made it out and wasn't too fucked up by the drugs (probably because they didn't give me enough which explains why I was able to feel everything).

Afterwards I used a warm oatmeal pack to sooth the pain. Unfortunately, no one told me that they sealed up the holes with stitches, and I was too dumb to realize this on my own. I thought the stitches were gauze stuck in my braces, and because of the anesthesia I still couldn't feel the damage I was doing when I started yanking them out.

Once I realized what I had done, I packed the area with gauze, and hoped it would just heal. I woke up the next morning, pulled out the gauze to find a big blood clot stuck to the gauze and a hole in my gums that I could feel. I had to go back and get new stitches put in later on that day.

Later on I had some trouble with food getting stuck in one of the holes and it got infected. Had to go back and have them blast all the crap out of there (it tasted disgusting), but after that everything went smoothly.

Still, the entire expropriation was nowhere as bad as the jaw surgery I went through a few years ago.

When I went through the surgery they didn't exactly put me completely to sleep. I was "asleep", but I could still feel a lot of what was happening, and was aware that they were poking around in my head.

It hurt quite a bit. I remember grabbing the armrests a lot, and flinching when the poison got bad.

Overall, I made it out and wasn't too fucked up by the drugs (probably because they didn't give me enough which explains why I was able to feel everything).

Afterwards I used a warm oatmeal pack to sooth the pain. Unfortunately, no one told me that they sealed up the holes with stitches, and I was too dumb to realize this on my own. I thought the stitches were gauze stuck in my braces, and because of the anesthesia I still couldn't feel the damage I was doing when I started yanking them out.

Once I realized what I had done, I packed the area with gauze, and hoped it would just heal. I woke up the next morning, pulled out the gauze to find a big blood clot stuck to the gauze and a hole in my gums that I could feel. I had to go back and get new stitches put in later on that day.

Later on I had some trouble with food getting stuck in one of the holes and it got infected. Had to go back and have them blast all the crap out of there (it tasted disgusting), but after that everything went smoothly.

Still, the entire expropriation was nowhere as bad as the jaw surgery I went through a few years ago.
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Had mine taken out a couple years ago. They put me under, it's really relaxing and you don't realize you're drifting into sleep. I was quite a drooler for the next couple of days, make sure to sleep with a towel over your pillow. My surgeon did a very good job of closing the wounds shut, and I really only needed to take painkillers the first day after and I healed quite quickly. Was great being able to eat yogurt, porridge, milkshakes, and smoothies!

Just make sure to not suck on straws or perform any sucking motion when you're eating, and keep the area clean with the water syringe they give you.

Had mine taken out a couple years ago. They put me under, it's really relaxing and you don't realize you're drifting into sleep. I was quite a drooler for the next couple of days, make sure to sleep with a towel over your pillow. My surgeon did a very good job of closing the wounds shut, and I really only needed to take painkillers the first day after and I healed quite quickly. Was great being able to eat yogurt, porridge, milkshakes, and smoothies!

Just make sure to not suck on straws or perform any sucking motion when you're eating, and keep the area clean with the water syringe they give you.
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I was in the operating room or whatever waiting for the doc. He comes in, explains the steps and concept of going under, puts the mask on and tells me to count up to ten sheep. I hit 3 and then I wake up with the removal done. I'm fucked up but doing just fine. That drug was no joke, buy I felt amazing. I float my way to the backseat of the car and then I just starting crying my eyes out over literally nothing. We get shakes at mcds and then I'm instantly fine. I get home and I guess immediately fell asleep and slept for fucking ever. The pain killers were basically heaven, though. Surprised me considering it was only hydrocodone.

Not a great story, but my experience with the removal.

I was in the operating room or whatever waiting for the doc. He comes in, explains the steps and concept of going under, puts the mask on and tells me to count up to ten sheep. I hit 3 and then I wake up with the removal done. I'm fucked up but doing just fine. That drug was no joke, buy I felt amazing. I float my way to the backseat of the car and then I just starting crying my eyes out over literally nothing. We get shakes at mcds and then I'm instantly fine. I get home and I guess immediately fell asleep and slept for fucking ever. The pain killers were basically heaven, though. Surprised me considering it was only hydrocodone.

Not a great story, but my experience with the removal.
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i got mine out like three weeks ago, when i was getting the anaesthetic i remember counting to ten and the weird taste, but i don't remember actually going to sleep, just waking up. then i went home, dribbled blood everywhere, and played a match while i couldn't feel my face

i stopped giving a shit the third day though, started eating normally, didn't do any of the saltwater rinsing/whatever, didn't take anti-inflammatories/painkillers. i'm pretty sure it fucked up the healing process because i still have big holes in my mouth. the dissolvable stitches are really annoying too

i got mine out like three weeks ago, when i was getting the anaesthetic i remember counting to ten and the weird taste, but i don't remember actually going to sleep, just waking up. then i went home, dribbled blood everywhere, and played a match while i couldn't feel my face

i stopped giving a shit the third day though, started eating normally, didn't do any of the saltwater rinsing/whatever, didn't take anti-inflammatories/painkillers. i'm pretty sure it fucked up the healing process because i still have big holes in my mouth. the dissolvable stitches are really annoying too
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Got them removed in pairs a couple months ago, with local anesthesia only. Surprisingly, getting a syringe in your mouth isn't nearly as retch-inducing as you'd think, guess there just aren't that many nerve ends in there. They tell you to put some music on so you don't hear the drill, but I'm not sure how high you'd have to turn up the volume to drown out a sound that reverberates through your entire skull.

It was still fine though and they were finished in about 10 mins each time. Second time the tooth went down to my mandibular nerve, which was funny because you basically start feeling pain in your chin, but not the rest of your jaw. Almost flinched and damaged something even further there. The numbness in my jaw was completely gone within a week though.

After the fact you get antibiotics and usually some painkillers. It's probably a good idea to prepare some soup and freeze it, you're not gonna want to do much cooking between drooling all over your pillows. One thing I cannot overstate is having good ice management - cooling your jaw pretty much all the time is key to recovery. For the right set of wisdom teeth, I neglected to prepare enough ice beforehand and felt like shit for a week, but the second time I made sure to have some ice cubes or a cooling pack on hand 24/7 and was completely fine two days after the event.

Got them removed in pairs a couple months ago, with local anesthesia only. Surprisingly, getting a syringe in your mouth isn't nearly as retch-inducing as you'd think, guess there just aren't that many nerve ends in there. They tell you to put some music on so you don't hear the drill, but I'm not sure how high you'd have to turn up the volume to drown out a sound that reverberates through your entire skull.

It was still fine though and they were finished in about 10 mins each time. Second time the tooth went down to my mandibular nerve, which was funny because you basically start feeling pain in your chin, but not the rest of your jaw. Almost flinched and damaged something even further there. The numbness in my jaw was completely gone within a week though.

After the fact you get antibiotics and usually some painkillers. It's probably a good idea to prepare some soup and freeze it, you're not gonna want to do much cooking between drooling all over your pillows. One thing I cannot overstate is having good ice management - cooling your jaw pretty much all the time is key to recovery. For the right set of wisdom teeth, I neglected to prepare enough ice beforehand and felt like shit for a week, but the second time I made sure to have some ice cubes or a cooling pack on hand 24/7 and was completely fine two days after the event.
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SearchlightGot them removed in pairs a couple months ago, with local anesthesia only. Surprisingly, getting a syringe in your mouth isn't nearly as retch-inducing as you'd think, guess there just aren't that many nerve ends in there. They tell you to put some music on so you don't hear the drill, but I'm not sure how high you'd have to turn up the volume to drown out a sound that reverberates through your entire skull.

Same for me (but ages ago). When the wisdom tooth can't just be cut/pulled, the surgeon drills it to pieces right in your mouth, while a vacuum tube directly sucks up all the tooth debris. Had it done with local anesthesia too; no pain, just big pressure on your jaw and your whole skull resonating with it. Although this type of wisdom teeth removal is a bit more "messy", I don't remember having much trouble afterwards with pain or bleeding.

[quote=Searchlight]Got them removed in pairs a couple months ago, with local anesthesia only. Surprisingly, getting a syringe in your mouth isn't nearly as retch-inducing as you'd think, guess there just aren't that many nerve ends in there. They tell you to put some music on so you don't hear the drill, but I'm not sure how high you'd have to turn up the volume to drown out a sound that reverberates through your entire skull.
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Same for me (but ages ago). When the wisdom tooth can't just be cut/pulled, the surgeon drills it to pieces right in your mouth, while a vacuum tube directly sucks up all the tooth debris. Had it done with local anesthesia too; no pain, just big pressure on your jaw and your whole skull resonating with it. Although this type of wisdom teeth removal is a bit more "messy", I don't remember having much trouble afterwards with pain or bleeding.
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I got mine out a little over a year ago. All 4 were impacted, so they put me under general anesthesia. Apparently mine went out smoother than anyone else's in my family. Got them out at 8 AM, woke up at home, watched truktruk do surf_omnific (I don't remember much of it but the colors were pretty lol) until the drugs wore off, then had stromboli for dinner at 7 PM. They gave me oxycodone but I only ended up using ibuprofen for a week until I healed up.

I got mine out a little over a year ago. All 4 were impacted, so they put me under general anesthesia. Apparently mine went out smoother than anyone else's in my family. Got them out at 8 AM, woke up at home, watched truktruk do surf_omnific (I don't remember much of it but the colors were pretty lol) until the drugs wore off, then had stromboli for dinner at 7 PM. They gave me oxycodone but I only ended up using ibuprofen for a week until I healed up.
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