smarts! (removed 6/26/02
Well I mentioned it on the front page
a while back... so I thought I would put something in about
my wisdom teeth removal.
had been putting off getting my teeth out for a long time.
I never did trust the rational for removing them. They never
bothered me, so what's the point. Anyhow, I recently went
to a new dentist and he said that it's a good idea to get
them out soon if I want. His lack of pressuring led me to
decide that I wanted to give it a shot. We set up an appointment
for the next week. I was excited about it and planned not
to get knocked out for it. I have always done well with tolerating
medical type pain, so I thought I would at least stay awake
and watch since I was going to have to pay all that money.
went in was all excited to go, and they gave me gas... which
I asked them to stop. They said it would relax me, but the
thing they give it to you through, makes it hard to breath.
They just turned it to oxygen, and gave me shots and numbed
up my mouth... That stung a bit, but not much. Then we waited
for my mouth to get all numbed up. Once that happened I got
them all out. 1 2 3 a quick break through to get the 4th and
that was it. Took no more than 15 minutes in all with the
numbing and stuff. I asked them to take the little oxygen
thing off at one point. I couldn't breath at all. I swear
someone was stepping on the hose or something.
got my instructions and asked for my teeth but they had been
thrown away :( I got my prescription for pain meds, went home,
and put frozen peas on my face. It must have done the trick
cause I was doing fine. Not a bit of swelling. The only thing
that hurt was the gauze that I had to put on my gums to keep
the bleeding down. It made me a little achy. I took a pain
pill for that, but it didn't do anything noticeable so I didn't
ever take any more. I did a day of spitting out gross gauze
and be the end of that day I was eating lots of pudding and
apple sauce and rinsing out with warm salt water (which I
actually found very pleasant).
two I thought I would wake up to chipmunk cheeks. But nothing.
I think it was because I was awake and started taking care
of myself. Even the impacted tooth came out smooth. 3 of the
teeth were completely through before they were pulled, so
that made it easy too. If I had gotten them pulled when I
was younger, they would have had to break through for all
of them. That 4th would have been a tough dig too. Two days
later I was eating wings and washing it back with a $2 Guinness
at Hokie House. Two days, that's it! I had a lot of grumpy
friends, since I got off so easy with this. Oh well. I suppose
my stubbornness would come in handy one of these days.
still have to wash out my mouth lots with salt water, just
to keep the sockets clean .. But like I said... I like it
a wisdom teeth story you would like to share?
it to me
Here's one I got in the mail:
Hello as I went on reading your story...let me tell you how
jealous I was....I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth taken out
about 3 weeks ago..Day 1 was also fine for me I actually stopped
bleeding like an hour aftre the operation.But then I decided
to take a nap and when I woke up ..I felt the pain OUCH>>>>>>is
all I have to say I was crying and telling my mother that
I would rather have another baby anyday then have the pain
I was having...I am serious as I say this for real I would
rather go through the pain of having a child then that.But
as the days went on I took the pain meds and felt alright
I looked like a chipmunk as of day two also.But the right
side of my mouth all the way down to my chin is still numb
not a nice thing let me tell you.Well anyways it was great
to hear your story.
Have A Good ONe~~~~
In Toronto Canada