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Just Came Back From Dentist-wisdom Teeth Gone!  
User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

Just got back from the dentist. Got my widsdom teeth pulled. It wasn't as bad as I thought. A little advice for those getting their wisdom teeth pulled: just go for regular local anesthetic. It wasn't bad at all. The only thing that hurts like hell are the injections. He spent like 2 minutes per tooth. Total, he was working for about 10 minutes for the entire surgery. No pain yet, but its only been 20 minutes since I had the surgery done. I have my mouth full of gauze and tissue. My mom went out to get me penicillin and Lortab (i think the prescription said lortab)--for pain. Well, we'll see what happens. I got to see the teeth--they were big. One was all curved.

Take care, and thanks for the advice in the other dentist thread,
-FSP

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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

Glad to hear that your experience went well. It's terrific that the whole thing took only ten minutes ... although if you get a look at the dentist's bill, and compute it at an hourly rate, you'll be horrified  Wow!
But seriously, I have had nine teeth pulled over the years, and have never had any significant pain afterwards, in fact there's been almost no pain whatsoever. While yours were wisdom teeth, it sounds as if the extractions were uncomplicated, and you probably won't feel much pain either.



"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

Nine teeth pulled? Wow. Glad to hear you didn't have much pain. Yeah wisdom teeth are different from what I hear. He didn't have to cut, or at least I don't think he did. He just took some probes, pushed around, took this tool and pulled em out whole. My teeth don't numb easily, so he had to keep injecting the novocain. It's the injections that are the most painful. After that its okay.

-FSP


User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

Mine will need to come out soon also. I keep hearing all my friends tell me to be knocked out and not fuss with the local. Any other opinons?

User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

Nine teeth pulled? Wow. Glad to hear you didn't have much pain. Yeah wisdom teeth are different from what I hear. He didn't have to cut, or at least I don't think he did. He just took some probes, pushed around, took this tool and pulled em out whole. My teeth don't numb easily, so he had to keep injecting the novocain. It's the injections that are the most painful. After that its okay.

I didn't have nine pulled at once, that's for sure! One was in late 1982, another in the summer of 1983, five at once on February 9, 1984 (it was the day Yuri Andropov died, which is how I was able to figure out the exact date), and two in June 2000.
It sounds as if your wisdom teeth were non-impacted and could be pulled pretty much like regular teeth. Sometimes they have to be broken apart or even a piece of jaw bone removed, although even then it isn't too terrible a procedure, not as bad as it sounds.
I know what you mean about novocaine. My 16 y.o. stepdaughter is very resistant to it, and has to be given much more than the usual dose in order for the area to be numbed properly. Some people's mouths are like that, I don't know why.



"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6338 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1342 times:

Go for the general. I had all 4 wisom teeth pulled at once when I was 18. Inhibitions? What are they? That dental assistant was a great girlfriend for the next 3 years. And to think, I never would have asked her out if I wasn't out.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

oh man, the bad part just started a few hours ago. I've been in constant agony. It sucks so bad. I just threw up like a gallon of soup--then the bleeding started again and its painful as hell this time. Gosh, and I thought it wasn't gonna be that bad!

User currently offlineClipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

Just bite down on your blood soaked gauze and suck the blood out of it and spit. Thats what I did and let me tell you this...wait till you go to sleep tonight.
The good side is a dentist will never pull your wisdom teeth again.
Think happy thoughts!



"You Can't Beat The Experience"
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

I went to the dentist today to finally get something done about my wretched teeth. He said that five (not six) of them have to go, three of which are wisdom teeth, and two others need root canals and crowns. What he's going to do is take an impression next visit and have two partial plates prepared. Then he'll pull three upper teeth and immediately put the plate in, which makes the healing process much faster, and do likewise with two lower teeth a week later. He swore up and down that pulling the bad teeth will be no more difficult than when he pulled two front teeth in 2000. As there basically isn't much left except the roots, the extractions should be easy.
Now that's the good news. The not-so-good news is that all this will cost "several thousand dollars," while my dental insurance will pay $2,000 at most.



"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1317 times:

Why do people get their wisdom teeth pulled out???

I still have mine, and it's cool, nothing's up. I would understand if they were like rotting or something, and when they grow out, they hurt, but that's not a reason for getting them pulled, sorry I wasn't here for earlier discussions for this.

Explain.



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User currently offlineRacers22 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

Some people don't have room in there mouth for the teeth to grow in. When the teeth begin to come in, they can cause all of your teeth to move around and be very painful. I personally ended up with two dry sockets that took forever to heal. Was not a whole lot of fun.

User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

My wisdom teeth, like all my other teeth, are completely screwed up (I've done the pallette widener, had to have teeth extracted by cutting into my gums because my teeth have deep roots, braces, etc). My wisdom teeth in a very un-wise move have decided to come at an angle causing $3500 worth of brace work out to be ruined by starting to bunch up my teeth in front, and because they are coming in at an angle will have to be surgically removed. You can be sure I'm looking forward to that!  Insane

LH423



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User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

isn't lortab an a.net member?

User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2481 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

FSPilot747

When I got my wisdom teeth pulled, I used VIOXX as a pain killer. Tell your doctor to prescribe VIOXX (a once daily drug) and believe me, you won't have any pain.

Rojo


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