Wisdom Teeth!

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    Aug 30, 2008 3:34 AM GMT
    Hey...Just had my wisdom teeth removed...have any of you guys had yours removed, and what did you do for those few days you had chipmunk cheeks? icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 30, 2008 3:41 AM GMT
    Aww....chipmunk cheeks...cuuute. I let my wisdom teeth come in naturally...still have them so i'm of no use here.
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    Aug 30, 2008 3:45 AM GMT
    Well, obviously the only thing for you to do and go over to Alexandria and have that very nice man comfort you! .... icon_eek.gif ... icon_rolleyes.gif .... icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 30, 2008 4:02 AM GMT
    My wisdom teeth extraction was the worst surgery I've ever had, so I feel your pain. I was doing well just to sleep, much less worry about my cheeks. LOL!! Thankfully it was during the summer though and I didn't have to go anywhere.

    Get well soon. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 30, 2008 4:25 AM GMT
    Ugh! My wisdom teeth were impacted, growing sideways. It required general anesthesia.

    Percoset was my pal, for the week.

    Anyhow, give it a week you'll be fine and minus the chipmunk cheeks.
  • EricLA

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    Aug 30, 2008 6:23 AM GMT
    I was lucky. Had mine removed when I was a senior in high school. Mine came out easily and I ate steak that night. My sister suffered in pain for a couple of days and could barely have soup. A friend was a chipmunk for several days.
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    Aug 30, 2008 6:26 AM GMT
    Guess I was lucky. It was easy. No pain and no problems.
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    Aug 30, 2008 6:29 AM GMT
    I had mine out about 2 years ago. Mine were erupted (meaning they were fully through) so they just used novacaine. The extraction took less time than waiting for the novacaine to work. I went to work later that day with no problems. Just be careful not to get a dry socket. The dentist gave me this cool curved syringe to gently flush things out, just to make sure I didn't have any issues. I was lucky, but I feel for you.
  • CSPYNY

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    Aug 30, 2008 7:05 AM GMT
    At my last visit to the dentist I was told that I only have 3 wisdom teeth - all of which have come in. I'm lucky there I guess icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 30, 2008 7:12 AM GMT
    On my first day after leaving the hospitial, I spent part of it wandering around a walmart with a sign saying "Help me. I'm lost, hungry and mentally challenged. I have some wonderful friends who enjoy playing jokes. LOL.

    The other 3 days were spent sleeping and eating KFC mashed potatoes and craving sobert smoothies.
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    Aug 30, 2008 7:46 AM GMT
    I have to get my wisdom teeth out in a month or so(its been long overdue)....I have never had surgery before, and I know that it sounds childish but I am pretty aprehensiveicon_sad.gif
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    Aug 30, 2008 7:48 AM GMT
    My wisdom teeth came through in my 40's and 50's...some are still appearing...and I'm holding on to them!!!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 30, 2008 8:23 AM GMT
    Lets see... (if I can remember)... lots of soft foods, great pain killers and marathon TV sitcoms... mixed with sleep of course... and what ever you do don't talk on the phone - you will regret it later!
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    Aug 30, 2008 8:29 AM GMT
    Another thing - my Brother drove me home from my surgery and I was so out of it that I let him "borrow" my wallet to go shopping while I was propped-up against the car window drooling. Needless to say I was out - $80 and the loss of my dignity....

    PS - I still give him hell about it...and that was 25 years ago...
  • metalxracr

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    Aug 30, 2008 8:40 AM GMT
    I had mine removed when I was 17. I was so scared to get them removed but they were bothering me. They were coming in at an angle towards the rest of my teeth as well and if I didn't get them removed my teeth would get crooked!

    Since they were at an angle it was hard to just take them out so I had to be put to sleep (hahah I just made myself sound like a dog) and operated on. They had to shatter all four of my wisdom teeth and then remove them. I had cool dissolving stitches. But I remember my doctor telling me that he'll do his best and my cheeks won't swell. And they didn't!

    I hated the feeling after I woke up though, I felt so drunk and I was so thirsty. The nurse kept asking me what I wanted and I couldn't talk! I signed I wanted to write and I just wrote H2O because I didn't have the energy to write out water. I really hated having the gauze in my mouth that grossed me out!

    I remember my dad had to practically carry me out to the car after that, I wonder why I wasn't provided a wheelchair.

    Anyways, I was just scared that I might do something wrong when it came to eating or drinking anything, because I didn't want a dry socket!

    So don't drink from a straw or sodas! Don't consume anything that will put your clots in danger of being removed from the holes. that would be bad!

    Oh yeah, the pain killers were very nice. But once I didn't need them anymore, my mom flushed the rest down the toilet! icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 30, 2008 8:45 AM GMT
    I had all of mine out at the same time when I was in my 20s and I had painkillers and sipped soup broth for several days. I am happy to be rid of them because I was in total agony before they were removed.
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    Aug 30, 2008 9:53 AM GMT
    I haven't but most of my friends have and we usually go to their homes with lots of ice cream and several movies.
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    Aug 30, 2008 11:08 AM GMT
    Had all four extracted at the same time. It was awful. Couldn't eat solid food for the first three or four days because it hurt so bad.

    I thought I looked cute with the chipmunk cheeks though! icon_lol.gif
  • CincyBOJ

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    Aug 30, 2008 3:06 PM GMT
    I had to have mine extracted 4 years ago. Try not to wait until you have severe problems from them. Mine were impacted and had only partially come through. The surgery was highly welcomed since I had to go two weeks with severe nerve pain. When the pain started I took myself to the ER where they numbed my jaw. Once the pain was so bad that I just layed there and screamed until I couldn't scream anymore. The pain meds did nothing at all for the pain.

    So, the discomfort from the surgery was cake as it was just a dull ache. When they woke me up from my surgery I was so out of it that all I could do to respond was sign (finger spell) that I was okay. It was easier that trying to move my face. lol. The worst part about recovery was that I kept craving steak.
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    Aug 30, 2008 3:22 PM GMT
    never got chipmunk cheeks...went to class the next day
    just stay away from straws and hot and cold beverages
    and dont smile too hard.
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    Aug 30, 2008 6:13 PM GMT
    Mine were turned completely sideways, plus I had supernumerary teeth pressing in sideways on them. It was a general anaesthesia sort of affair. I went home and slept for a day and a half, but oddly enough, there wasn't much pain or swelling when I woke up.

    It may have had something to do with the fact that about a month before the surgery, the impaction pinched a nerve so that (after a few days of pain) half my face was numb. That was what sent me to the dentist in the first place.
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    Aug 30, 2008 6:19 PM GMT
    Only one so far but that was more than I cared for. The butcher ripped it out with all his bodyweight complaining about its size chipped my upper teeth and broke off a piece of bone. After that I had still pain ( ofc ) he told me I was "tall man pussy" handling pain, after 7 days the bone splinter driftet upwards - he said..oh okay thats gotta hurt...best days of my life.... Tell me where to get in line for chipmonk cheeks instead.
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    Aug 30, 2008 6:28 PM GMT
    Haha...Thanks Guys...The Swelling has gone down a lot...and I took a fabulous pic of me with the two ice packs being held up by this amazing scarf...so maybe I'll post it icon_smile.gif

    But all seems to be better now icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 30, 2008 7:00 PM GMT
    I had all 4 pulled out when I was 18. It actually wasnt as bad as I thought. I could only eat soup and smoothies for day. The Vicodin came in real handy thats for sure!!!
  • Tiran

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    Aug 30, 2008 11:34 PM GMT
    This is so reassuring. I go in on Friday to have mine removed. All four, the uppers came in fine, one lower half way and my gums keep getting infected and the other lower is growing at 90 degrees into the base of the tooth next to it. So they are giving me a general and pulling them all. Your stories arent helping lol.