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Had wisdom tooth taken out, but...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Frank Martin, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    ... I got none of those funky medicine (you know, those morphine-derivates, those drug-like ones ;) ) that many here said they got :bawl:
    Only got Cataflam light and Augmentin... and the pain is now kicking in...

    Had my lower right one taken out - and the three other ones will be taken out later: the lower left sometime soon, and the rest next year...

    It sucked. They said that my tooth was not all that hard to take out, but it turned out to be harder. it was still only a bit out, and as for the rest, it had to be cut off, then the tooth was wrenched out. It was very hard in...
    The doctor wrenched it so hard that now my lip's side is ruptured and swollen and my jaw hurts... not to mention my tooth's place.
    And i cant eat! :bawl:
    And they told me not to eat any dairy products, so milkshake is out of the question, as well :bawl:

    And that constant taste of blood... dont know why is it good to be a vampyre :p .
    And i cant even spit it out - my tongue is still numb, so is my half face, so I just go to the bathroom and let it drip out... this sucks...

    Was it so bad for others too?
    Do these pain-killers work?
  2. Ericman197


    Feb 23, 2004
    That's more or less how it is. I went to a great oral surgeon to get it done, but it was still pretty painful afterwards. He removed the two lower wisdom teeth that time, and later on I may have to get the upper wisdom teeth removed. I also got a baby tooth removed and an implant put in its place ( there's no adult tooth below :meh: ). It all came out to around $2,000, most of which was for the implant. He did a great job though, and it was worth every penny that I didn't have to spend ;)
  3. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    You had them already taken out? :eek:
    And a baby tooth installed? :confused:

    thats strange...

    as for me, the pain is getting worse every minute yet the numbness is still there... and this stupid painkiller is not working!!! :mad:
  4. I'm really sorry it turned out like that, I hope you have a speedy recovery. Good luck, and take all the painkillers you can get your hands on. Advil etc works too. This can be a pain.

    I had all 4 of mine out last week. The procedure itself wasn't so bad, because I was unconscious, but the iv needle hurt alot. I was swollen and in pain for several days, relying on painkillers. I drooled blood all over my pillow at night. I couldn't eat much, either. On wednesday I was more or less better, but was still slightly swollen and in pain. It's friday now, and I had my stitches taken out this morning. I'm basically back to normal now.
  5. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Mine have never come through (I'm 28) and they are severely impacted and sideways. I've needed to have them removed for a long time because they've pushed all my other teeth together, which prevents me from flossing, but I've just never had it done.

    brad cook
  6. Something I have to do next month. Get the top right one ripped out. It fully formed except the middle of the tooth is hollow!, I have to chew the edible disprin 2 times a day to subdue the pain. quite annoying. Drink some rum.
  7. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    They didnt do all four here and if they did that, i couldnt eat for some time - or could you eat something in the first few days?
    Mine is swollen and I'm drooling blood, as well.
    I'll try Advil - hope it works
  8. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    my Mother had one taken out two years ago - it was in a hardly accessible position and impacted, etc... She went to lots of doctors, but for a long time noone dared do it - it was hard and risky taking it out. But in the end she went to one moore doctor who said he would do it. At first my Mum didnt believe that he would do it, as so many didnt dare do it, but he did it! And he did a nice work, too.

    She has the rest in, though. The lower ones had "some" place to grow, and one of her teeth up had to be taken out, so the upper one on that side had place to come out.
  9. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    I had the lower right one out - on Friday the 13th at 13:00...

    thats why it turned out like this maybe... ;)

    it was not formed yet - only the front half was sticking out, the rest was still underneath
  10. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    After I got off a couple of hours ago i went and lay down on my bed as my head was aching, as well...
    Headache, numb, swollen and tinkling mouth, ruptured and swollen lip, aching tooth-place... Friday the 13th... Yeah it was a bit much...
    Got some icing on it and just lay there... couldnt sleep because of the headache & pain...
    Then took Lateralus from Tool and listened to it :cool: thats what I neded.
    Some time after the painkiller started working too, and i'm feeling better now.. for a time, at least... it still hurts, but its better now. Had something (soft) to eat and took some more medicine.
    So, I'm a bit better now.
  11. Mine are coming out this coming tuesday, and the doctor wants me high as a kite before I even come in. He gave me valium to take one hour before my surgery, and then when I'm there I'm gonna be fed more drugs through an iv.
  12. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    See? Some people get all the fun, and I only get Cataflam light :bawl:
  13. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    I'm 29 and still have mine totally impacted. I'm getting headaches and some sinus problems I think because of it. Great...this is what I have to look forward to! I better get some of them drugs, but man I hate painkillers they make me loopy and sleepy. No singing for me for a while!
  14. Wow, what are these horrible horror stories you all have to share?

    My dentist referred me to a maxillofacial surgery specialist, because she didn't feel comfortable with doing it herself. All four teeth were still completely under (inside?) the jaw bone, nothing protruding at all. They shot my hand up with what the doctor said is "the closest thing you can get to heroin legally." After that, I vaguely remember the local anasthetic needle going in my mouth, but I do remember the surgeon telling me he'd be giving it to me.
    Anyway, 30 minutes later, all 4 wisdom teeth were out, and gums were all stitched up.
    Yes, he cut through my upper jaw bone, took out the top 2, then cut through the lower jaw bone, sliced those two teeth in half, and took out the pieces. All in 30 minutes.

    Oh, and I barely had any swelling at all, minimal pain in my jaws, the gums had pretty much stopped bleeding the day after the operation, painkillers were used mostly for that slight pulsating sensation beneath the gums, and I was eating solid food within 5 days.
  15. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU

    I was looking for something like this, as many TBers had this done with good results, but here they dont do it...
    i've only heard one place, where a colleague of my Mum had three of her wisdom teeth taken out at once, but she said it was even worse... And it was very expensive as well, not just painful...
    it looks like you had the easier way of it. I was in for over an hour with just one tooth... it looks like i have too good teeth, it didnt want to come out
  16. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Actually its not that bad now... hurts, swollen and I can barely open my mouth to quarter of what it can open to (but thats because of the ruptured lip), and swallowing hurts - but its bearable. It was much worse yesterday.
    And trust me, you will get to like painkillers - without them it would be hell...
    I took a whole day's dose in a half day yesterday.... the last one I took so that when the previous one would stop working (these start working after about an hour and work for 2 1/2 - 3 hours) I would have the next one starting to work and so I could sleep for 6-7 hours. I dont know how they thought 3 a day would be enough? :eyebrow:

    If they make you loopy and sleepy (I didnt notice much of that - but i was already sleepy), do it in the summer break or when you have at least one week off, so you have time to recover and dont have much else to do
  17. Yeah, similar ordeal for me; I went to an oral surgeon, then stuck that IV in my arm (ouch!), then I woke up 30 minutes later and all 4 were out.
  18. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    I had all four of mine out in one procedure. I had IV sedation-a wonderful thing. After the IV ran for about a minute or so, I remember the oral surgeon asking me a question. I saw him and heard him, but I couldn't respond. Right after that I was out. The next thing I remember was waking up in the recovery area. I don't remember anything during the procedure itself. I had some pain and swelling for a week or so, but I was back to normal in about two weeks. :D