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Share your pain!

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 23, 2012, 2:27 AM


Fun piece of irrelivent trivia about me. I have been feeling rotten for a while...turns out one of my wisdom teeth is infected and I now have to get all four of them removed.  :icontearplz: I have also opted for local anaesthesia and sedation so the recovery time is shorter :la: And I am a total wierdo and I will likely enjoy the procedure..

Share your wisdom teeth stories with me :eager: or anything dental? Was it under local or general? and how long did it take to recover?


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TheRobberBaron Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
When I was a kid, I went to the dentist to get a loose tooth removed and while waiting for the procedure to start, I wiggled the tooth a bit with my tongue and it popped out right there in the dentist chair. Needless to say they didn't charge us for the visit and I got to stay home that day from school without actually needing anything done :dummy:
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Adara011 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
I had mine pulled years ago. I was under general anaesthesia and it was horrible when I woke up but I don't know about local. I've had that a few times on small stuff just make sure you can't feel it before they start. Get the magic bullet blender or something like it so that you can blend food easily and eat. It took 3 days or so before I started eating solid food. Make sure you have plenty of pain killers!!
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Yukihana-chan013 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Youre not the only weirdo i kinda enjoyed my root canal procedure, though i didnt enjoy the weird smell when they drilled in my tooth or the pain in my jaw after 2 hours of keeping my dislocated jaw open~
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monkiey Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had my wisdom teeth taken out before they grew in because they would have messed up the 5-years of straightening my teeth with braces :P

It took about 4 weeks for me to finally open be able to open my mouth all the way.
I wasn't allowed to drink through a straw...which wasn't bad. About a week and a half after the operation I did use a straw by accident but I caught myself. Nothing bad happened though.
I didn't have many problems with bleeding, and as long as I ate slowly, everything was fine.

I suggest for the first day and beginning of the second day use ice packs. Then start alternating hot and cold packs. It feels really really good on the jaw and keeps swelling and pain down. (You'll need two pairs of ice packs, one to freeze and one to heat up)
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TheOtherSarshi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
I had all 4 wisdom teeth full of cavities.

3 got their asses drilled like no tomorrow. One just got pulled out, with local anesthetic. I spent 2 hours or so squeezing down hard on it with a bit of whatchumacallit-clothy thing to stop the bleeding. It hurt that night enough for me to grab a pain pill (I had it done in late afternoon, so that's about 3-4 hours later). I was fine two days later and I didn't brush around the area for a few days just to be sure I'd be fine and didn't accidentally start bleeding again.

The most annoying dental thing was one of the teeth being so horribly affected by a cavity that the nerve from inside had to be removed. That was long and annoying and painful - a lot more than having teeth pulled out. Painful because cleaning out the nerve from the canal is fucked up when it's supposed to be dead, but isn't really, so the dentist accidentally stabs it with the cleaning needle. And the killing procedure isn't nice and pleasant either.

My mum had an extra tooth growing in her mouth that the dentist said hadn't existed in human beings for tens of thousands of years, except the rare unlucky individual. She had it pulled out, which would've been so much better had the dentist not ignored the fact that she was complaining the anesthetic hadn't kicked in - so she got it removed live.

I once had a baby tooth removed just under numbing spray. It was rotten, not about to fall. Don't do that. Bad idea. If the tooth hangs on and it needs to be pulled just a little longer the numbness goes away too fast.
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Wolf-Hinata Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
doesn't hurt until the gas wears off and then comes: drooling everywhere until you dont need the gaz any more...as you can tell I did not enjoy one bit of it except not seeing/feeling it until afterwards
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aquadragon752 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
i'm getting all mine out april 12... ;.;
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danujadevil Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I actually loved goin to the dentals...lots of cute guys and dentists. hehe... I had frequent trips there when i was still wearing my braces...well, I'm supposed to be wearing it now too, but arggh, i missed my dental appointment once and kept replacing it then until i just completely forgotten bout it. THANK YOU STUPID BUSY ART COURSE, ruined my time management for my whole organized life...anyway, there's once when i had these weird extra tooth behind my front teeth, it didn't hurt that much when they took it out coz there were pain killers. So yeah, chill, it's not gonna hurt that bad, i guess...
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Namida1551 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've chipped every single one of my wisdom teeth.. *3*
One day, I was eating my rice in the morning with some fish, and I supposed I might have crunch on a bone and chipped a wisdom tooth.
After that, my mom looked at it and saw that I had chipped every single one, and the top, farthest on the left side is chipped the worst, with half of it still there along with the other half's base.
Getting em all fixed next week too :ohnoes:

Sad thing is though I gave up sweets, watch how much sugar I consume, and the acid I consume as well (I'm IN LOVE with Fruits.. bad choice for teeth enamel..).
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Tessiie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
...I suppose this can be considered dental, since it's in my mouth.

I have to wear a retainer, and there's this little piece of plastic hanging off of it that's irritated the inside of my lip. There's a sore there now, and it gives me excruciating pain when I move my lip or touch it. I haven't worn the bottom piece to my retainer for days. XD It's not as big as it used to be, but it still hurts. So I'm just leaving it alone, because I can't stand putting anything in my mouth that I can't chew or swallow. It's wierd, and I go through so much just trying to tolerate my dang retainer. XD
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