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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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Demonrik Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had mine taken out about a year ago. For some reason I didn't grow my top two wisdom teeth, and for some reason I decided not opt to be put under; which was an odd experience to say the least. I couldn't feel much but the vibrations of the drill and the sway of my skull and jaw as the dentist broke the teeth out of my mouth in two to three pieces. I remember it smelling like burnt popcorn... Meh it was that bad, I regained the use of my mouth after about an hour or so and prescription Oxycontin helped with the soreness a bit. The ice cream and mashed potatoes for a week was also another bright side.

Oh I almost forgot to mention that there was a cat in a tree across the street staring at me during the procedure which was again.. odd; Anyway that's my story.
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:iconjadeshadow:
I had two of my wisdom teeth taken out many years ago, and they had to put me under general anesthesia. They had me hooked up to an EKG, and they'd given me some kind of injection so I was feeling pretty light headed. I got bored so I started breathing in really fast and exhaling really slowly, so the EKG machine went beepbeepbeep..beep.....beep.......beep..........beep...beepbeepbeep...
Then I remember going home and sleeping for pretty much the rest of the day.
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EmbodimentOfSin20 Mar 27, 2012
I was awake and responsive for the whole procedure, watched it through a mirror. Because of the drugs, my lower lip felt so huge that I thought it was hanging over my chin. Haha. Afterward, I had no swelling, little pain, and I sat and watched stand-up comedy for the next two days at home, laughing my butt off. Though I cheated with the "eat-only-these-solids-and these liquids" that they gave me on a list. I chewed with my front teeth, which was irritating and took a while, but I ate what I wanted as long as I gargled salt water afterward.

I see all kinds of stories of people getting knocked out, waking up from anesthesia and being miserable throughout the whole thing. I laugh at those stories a bit, because for me, it wasn't so bad.
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Ali-C-05 Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh i hate all things teethy, i think i have a fear of surgery and stuff like that becasue i've never had it done before. Hopefully the first time i have to it will go well :S And i was wondering, what's the difference between local and general anesthetic? I'm really scared that when i get a brace ill have to have teeth out, though they've said hopefully i won't :) But if i do, i'm not sure i could cope with a needle in my mouth :O
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Lidstir Mar 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I had to have a root canal in 4th grade, they did it with no numbing on the first day and not enough on the second. They were filing on my nerve in the root. Needless to say I hate hated dentists ever since.
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xxxHaru Mar 26, 2012   General Artist
I have a story about wisdom teeth...

Removing these to suddenly provokes an anaphilactic shock which sometimes kill...

:XD:

Be courageous ;)

Asian people whom jaw is smaller doesn't have this problem as they don't sometimes have these teeth!
And about what I said about death because of shock, it was real but a long time before. We doen't have this problem nowadays.
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RyuHigarashi Mar 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I find this quite a coincidence as I actually JUST recovered from my wisdom teeth removal...As in I got all four taken out six days ago. There was nothing wrong with them but they were starting to come in and the dentists were worried that they would impact my teeth if left alone for too long.
I had them do local anesthesia with novacaine and a conscious sedation through an I.V. and it was a lot easier then people said it would be. A lot of people get really sick because of the anesthesia but the only side effect I had was that my memory of waking up and getting home is really foggy and my face was really numb.
As for the recovery...I'm really sensitive to novacaine (when they give it to me for cavities my face goes numb for about five hours afterwards) so because they used a lot more for the extraction my face and tongue were completely numb for eleven hours after the procedure. Because of that...I didn't really feel any pain until the next day. (It also helped that I was exhausted afterwards and slept through the entire day.)
Once the numbness wore off I had to keep taking the pain pills they prescribed me every six hours...as soon as I was allowed to. It wasn't like the pain was excruciating but it was really annoying - like a throbbing headache in your mouth that didn't go away. Because it was a weird throbbing kind of pain that went from my jaw to my ears and I also had a foul taste in my mouth no matter what I did we were all pretty worried that I had dry sockets. Regular salt water rinses helped to make sure they didn't develop until I was able to brush my teeth again to keep them as clean as possible. In the end, I didn't have them so I healed up just fine.
It sucks...horribly sucks...to not be able to eat solid foods. On the third day I thought I'd try spaghetti. That's soft right? Thought I'd be ok right? Nope. It hurt. Like a stabbing kind of hurt. I didn't get to eat any solid foods until just yesterday actually - the fifth day. When I ate today it still hurt a little but it's not bad enough I can't deal with it. So yeah...Jellos, puddings, ice creams and smoothies will be your best friends when you get your teeth out. Stuff like applesauce is good too. Drink a lot of water and make sure to take all of your antibiotics and pain pills if needed...But stay away from straws and smoking (if you smoke). Apparently the sucking motion can cause dry sockets...Anyways...this is really long and I'm sorry if it's not helpful but good luck! :D
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:iconxxheartfullofpainxx:
I haven't had any wisdom teeth removed yet, and I really hope I don't have to but I have had 3 root canals. 2 of them were in the same day T__T Only used local anesthesia for all of them as well.
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:iconandailite47:
I have all mine. Sorry but I do know some one who genetically didn't have them!
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:iconkira1414:
i'm actually getting them all pulled out just next week, and it just so happens that I get all four of them pulled out THE DAY BEFORE EASTER. So I get to enjoy looking at a shitload of chocolate for about three days without being able to eat any of it.
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