Trekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1175 times:
Well, i had very bad tooth ache on Firday night, kept me up all nite and VERY bad headache.
Finally managed to get a emergency appoitment today and i was SO not looking forward to it.
Anyway, the nurse was amazing. Kept me calm, even held my hand at one point.
The doc stuck a needle in me and i cringed. Then they put me back in the waiting room again while the numbness set in.
Went back in, and he showed me that it was all numb, by sticking a needle all over my gum, and could not feel it, even though he was pushing my jaw with it.
After a while he started scrapping my gum away, and finally yanked it out. I even have it. Not as painfull as i thought, but i am still numb, cant feel my lip, left side of my tounge, and gums. Cant talk. Tried eating a lolly and could not even feel it lol.
Now not allowed to work (cant do a call centre job when u cant feel ur mouth lol)
Speedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 933 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1163 times:
Awwww Poor Dan!!
I remember some time back in late 04 just before Christmas having severe toothache and i was crapping myself as i hadnt been to the dentist for 10 years previous. Well i plucked up the courage to go get an emergency appointment done.
Well £477 quid later, general anasthetic, I had a wisdom tooth removed and by god it hurt.
Best way to make it better?? Heinz Vegetable soup. Ive been hooked ever since. It really does the stuff..
By the way, PM me your MSN as i dont have it no more!!
Get well soon matey and if ya feeling low today, think of me stuck on sodding Airport Standby
Mhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1158 times:
Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 1): Get well soon matey and if ya feeling low today, think of me stuck on sodding Airport Standby
You are (presumably) getting duty pay while you post this, though!
I had an anaesthetic in my mouth a year ago - it was weird touching the skin around my mouth and feeling only through my hand! Eating wasn't too much of a problem, though I managed to bite the inside of my mouth a few times as I couldn't feel it!
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Rolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1821 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1015 times:
I absolutely hate going to the dentist.
It is a traumatising experience, no matter how much anesthetic he uses. The huge needle, all this pulling and wiggling and hearing the cracks you hear... then the hole where they used to be a teeth and all the blood... it is absolutely a traumatising experience, made even more traumatising by the fact that you went there and sat in that chair and endured this from your own free will.
Trekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 989 times:
Quoting Rolfen (Reply 7): it is absolutely a traumatising experience, made even more traumatising by the fact that you went there and sat in that chair and endured this from your own free will.
Yea, went there of my own free will AND paid for it as well
Dan (ply) Why do u wanna see the tooth, u have already seen it. The TR would be something like "I walked slowly in the morning heat shaking casue i was S**t scared, sat in the chair, got poked in the mouth with a needle, then something was yanked out of me while my whole mouth was numb. Got feeling back at 3pm and it hurts like hell now"
Hey in this day and age you'd think that they'd come up with a less painful way of numbing your tooth/gum ! Thought of that needle makes me cringe too - and me, a nurse !! Think I'll have the lot out and be done with it!!
ScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 896 times:
So is it true that you Brits have bad teeth?
You guys do realize that if you went to the dentist on a regular basis and got cleanings and stuff, you wouldn't have to have your teeth pulled, right? Take this from one who hates the dentist, but hates having major dental work done even more...had this happen twice after long periods of not going to the dentist. Never again! Now I go every six months.
Trekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 835 times:
Hey guys. Just updating u. In real pain rite now.
Its really hurting at the moment. Just looked in a mirror, and its all black where the tooth was, and have a weird metalic taste in the left side of my mouth, though im told thats noramal. Just taken some anadin so hopfully will clear up, but damm damm damm it bleedin smarts to high heaven.
Proberbly me but it looks like part of the tooth is still in there which i know its not as i have it in my hand, bit of white.
If this pain gets worse, goin to the docs to see what they can do.
Legoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3317 posts, RR: 38
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 829 times:
Quoting Trekster (Thread starter): Not as painfull as i thought, but i am still numb, cant feel my lip, left side of my tounge, and gums.
Ahh that reminds me of when I had 3 teeth out ages ago. When half of your mouth in numb, afterwards when you smile you think that your lip is just hanging there when its not really. It makes you feel stupid