Wisdom teeth, Vicodin, and puffy cheeks

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    Oct 25, 2011 8:10 PM GMT
    So I just got my wisdom teeth out and am currently drinking my own blood practically...

    Anyone have any suggestions on what they ate the first few days when their mouths couldn't handle anything solid?
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    Oct 25, 2011 8:12 PM GMT
    Jamba Juice with a protein boost.

    Also, when you are resting instead of sleeping and then putting ice on your gums you can put soft peas (frozen) on one side, then flip every 30 minutes. You will be passed out/on drugs but your parents should be able to help.
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    Oct 25, 2011 8:18 PM GMT
    You had me at Vicodin!
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    Oct 25, 2011 8:28 PM GMT
    I wish I could give advice, but when I had all 4 of mine taken out, I didn't even take a Vicodin. I was eating solid food two days later.

    The guy was a surgical genius... My teeth were almost fully grown and gave me crazy headaches. It's like he just made them disappear with no consequences. I think he may have been a sorcerer...
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    Oct 25, 2011 8:38 PM GMT
    swmrh911 saidSo I just got my wisdom teeth out and am currently drinking my own blood practically...

    Anyone have any suggestions on what they ate the first few days when their mouths couldn't handle anything solid?


    Ouch icon_sad.gif

    The more I hear about stuff like this the more I realize how fortunate I was to have avoided it all.
    I was eating solids the very next day. Barely had any swelling either.

    I'd recommend smoothies! Like booster Juice...... so good.
    But don't use a straw!!! Eat it with a spoon. Sucking causes unnecessary, and unwanted tension on the wound, slowing down the healing process slightly.
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    Oct 25, 2011 8:39 PM GMT
    ThePenIsMyTier saidI wish I could give advice, but when I had all 4 of mine taken out, I didn't even take a Vicodin. I was eating solid food two days later.

    The guy was a surgical genius... My teeth were almost fully grown and gave me crazy headaches. It's like he just made them disappear with no consequences. I think he may have been a sorcerer...


    Me too. I had eight removed. Four horizontally impacted plus four supernumeraries. When I woke up, the oral surgeon looked like he'd just run a marathon and there were a lot of bloody rags in the bin. But I felt OK. I think maybe I had two codeine and ate soup for a day, then things were pretty much normal.
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    Oct 25, 2011 10:05 PM GMT
    You got Vicodin...mine have been gone just over a week and all I got solfadil and ponstan. Thats what you give a women with PMS

    I did get a whopping dose of temazapam and just passed out for 8 hours with a mouth full of cotton pads. it had stopped bleeding by the time I woke up

    Lived on yogurt, overcooked pasta and ice cream for about three days
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    Oct 25, 2011 10:09 PM GMT
    I tried to eat yogurt, cottage cheese, and protein shakes till I was able to start eating more solid foods. Ice cream was also good.

    The bleeding will subside over time, mine lasted about a week after the surgery. If it gets really bad, the dentist might be able to give you some really nasty tasting brown medication to help with bleeding.

    Good luck!
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    Oct 25, 2011 10:09 PM GMT
    oooh! ... i know about this! :-)

    but when I went to the dentist, he advise me to have a root canal instead of taking out the tooth, because I had a little cavity on my wisdom tooth and I wanted it out but he gave me a root canal instead.

    Gotta love vicodin though icon_razz.gif and I was having soups and shakes and that kinda thing.
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    Oct 25, 2011 10:11 PM GMT
    Im good with pain so I ate a regular meal and went out with friends a few hours later lol!

    I did have other surgeries on my face and cool soup and yogurt worked for me! Blood is also a great source of iron jk lol!
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    Oct 25, 2011 10:12 PM GMT
    Yogurt and bananas! But I doubt I ate very much at all due to the effects of the pain killers.
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    Oct 25, 2011 10:16 PM GMT
    I ate pudding and jello a lot at first. Mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese were some good ones too.
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    Oct 25, 2011 10:53 PM GMT
    Had 4 wisdom teeth out. Was fine by that night. Drank protein shakes. Dont use straw.
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    Oct 25, 2011 11:06 PM GMT
    My experience was a lot like PenIsMitier. The surgeon gave me Propofol during the procedure. I was out cold in a matter of seconds. When I woke up I didn't realize it was already over.

    I had no pain, no bleeding, and no complications whatsoever. My surgeon was a freaking genius at this stuff.

    Nonetheless, I was cautious at least for a couple of days afterward. I ate a lot of pudding, soup/stew, and protein shakes.
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    Oct 25, 2011 11:07 PM GMT
    sleep
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    Oct 25, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
    I only had to have the bottom wisdom teeth removed, both were impacted and had to be cut out. It took me over a week and a half to get back to normal eating habits. I wouldn't have wished that on my worst enemy.

    The same dentist want to break my jaw and realign it. Not sure I am going to do that since that is a six week recovery.
  • NerdLifter

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    Oct 25, 2011 11:19 PM GMT
    I had zero pain killers. I was practically crying for days cause I couldn't eat or sleep, so much pain and aggravation. I had mostly just soup and my own tears/blood.
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    Oct 25, 2011 11:58 PM GMT
    I can't help you on this. I'm 24 and still have mine. Unusually roomy jaw structure icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 26, 2011 12:03 AM GMT
    I have no recollection of what I ate after I had mine out. I do remember not being able to lie down flat in bed at night for a month because it would make my head throb. I had to sleep with my upper body propped up with a beanbag chair.
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    Oct 26, 2011 12:06 AM GMT
    Start with sipping chicken broth and chicken noodle soup.

    Also , every couple of hours rinse out your mouth with salt water
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    Oct 26, 2011 12:18 AM GMT
    Hard, sharp, pointy things, like nacho chips, Doritos, etc. are probably good.

    Get the spicy ones.





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    Oct 26, 2011 12:27 AM GMT
    I had 3 pulled and 1 cut out. Was relatively painless except for the stitches that irritated the raw gum. I drank mostly Ensure.