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Getting my wisdom teeth taken out... - February 17th 2009, 04:05 PM

So I have an appointment to get all four of my wisdom teeth taken out tomorrow.

I'm so scared. -_-

It's surgical, none of the teeth have even come in yet...but they're growing in side ways, and they are just under the surface of my gums. I hate needles and I'm a complete baby when it comes to pain. I think they're putting me to sleep (they said not to eat or drink anything after midnight tonight, so that if I throw up during the procedure there won't be much).

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Re: Getting my wisdom teeth taken out... - February 17th 2009, 04:19 PM

Hey there, Jessi

I understand you are nervous, a friend of mine went through a very similar procedure, but the person carrying out the procedure will do all they can to put you at ease and make things as comfortable as possible.

You have our full support here, and I hope all goes well for you. According to the British Dental Health Foundation you may experience some "discomfort and swelling" afterwards. Your dentist will give you advice on how to combat that and the article below gives a few hints too: http://www.dentalhealth.org.uk/faqs/...p?LeafletID=43

Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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Re: Getting my wisdom teeth taken out... - February 17th 2009, 07:48 PM

You will be put under so that should be nothing to worry about. The amount of pain depends on the person but everyone I know, and from my own experience have said it was more a discomfort than pain. You'll be given pain killers and after a few days of relaxing and eating soft foods you should be completely okay.


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Re: Getting my wisdom teeth taken out... - February 17th 2009, 10:37 PM

Hey,

I've had numerous needles. The only quality tip I could give is when the doctor gives the needle, if you have the option and the stomach look at him while he does it. When you don't look, it hurts more because you don't expect it. I've had probably 20 needles in my big toe before so... I know. And I've had a few dental needles, they hurt less if your gums are moist.

Hope all goes well and you inform us of how it goes

Make sure you stock up on pain killers- Basically Tyenol 3 will work



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Re: Getting my wisdom teeth taken out... - February 17th 2009, 11:03 PM

I had mine out this summer. It was not all that bad. It was fast and it didnt hurt a whole lot.






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Re: Getting my wisdom teeth taken out... - February 17th 2009, 11:46 PM

Hey Jessi.
I actually had the same exact kind of thing a few years back.
They had to do surgery in my mouth and pull out some teeth so they gave me an IV and put me to sleep... if you're really worried about the needle maybe you could ask them to give you some laughing gas.. :P That helped me a bit.. I felt to stupid to ask, but when my mom told them I was nervous about the needle they offered themselves. So that's always an option, if they let you do that.

Oh, and, I talk from experience (I had six IV's in one day because they couldn't find my darn veins) don't look at the needle... but I'm sure you knew that :P

It's really not so bad though, I don't think it will hurt as much as you think.





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Re: Getting my wisdom teeth taken out... - February 17th 2009, 11:50 PM

I had all four of my molars pulled out. It was highly uncomfortable. But you'll be asleep, so you won't remember a thing.
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Re: Getting my wisdom teeth taken out... - February 18th 2009, 02:08 AM

that sounds like it will suck me and needels no mix either when i was 6 the doc tried to give me a shot i nailed him in the area then thay straped me down *frowns*
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Re: Getting my wisdom teeth taken out... - February 18th 2009, 02:35 PM

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So I have an appointment to get all four of my wisdom teeth taken out tomorrow.

I'm so scared. -_-

It's surgical, none of the teeth have even come in yet...but they're growing in side ways, and they are just under the surface of my gums. I hate needles and I'm a complete baby when it comes to pain. I think they're putting me to sleep (they said not to eat or drink anything after midnight tonight, so that if I throw up during the procedure there won't be much).

Any advice?
I had that exact same wisdom teeth situation & the same surgery. I was given a pill to take in the morning that basically put me out by the time i got to the doc's office. You'll be waaaaaaay unaware of what's going on before they get near you with needles. (Or at least I was)

*hugs* hope everything goes well for you

OH! and don't forget to bring a notepad and pen so that you can still communicate with people while your mouth is filled with gauze.
   
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Re: Getting my wisdom teeth taken out... - February 18th 2009, 05:16 PM

Just got back from the oral surgon's office...everything went well.

They gave me a shot of the anesthesia (sp?) with a butterfly needle, so I hardly felt that. Then my mouth started to feel all warm and I was going to ask the doctor why, but I passed out before I could. I somehow got out of the chair, into a seperate room, and into the car...I don't really remember that, except that I was in a wheelchair.

Coming off of it was awful...I couldn't talk or swallow, and was in so much pain...I kept starting random bursts of sobbing on the way home, whenever I would try to swallow or say something.

I'm feeling a lot better now...I'm in terrible pain, but it's better than I was coming off of the anesthesia. I'm trying to drink some milk at the moment so I can take some oxicodone.

Over all, not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. <3


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Re: Getting my wisdom teeth taken out... - February 18th 2009, 06:11 PM

I'm glad everything went well.


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Re: Getting my wisdom teeth taken out... - February 18th 2009, 06:12 PM

Eek, I sympathize with you, I have to get mine out in the next year or so. Tell me how it goes!


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Re: Getting my wisdom teeth taken out... - February 18th 2009, 09:41 PM

Thread closed, questions seem to have been answered and the appointment has passed.


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