Wisdom tooth surgery tomorrow

  1. radou

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    Wisdom tooth surgery tomorrow !!

    So, tomorrow at 10:30 am I'm visiting an oral surgeon to finally get it over with. Pleeease hold all your thumbs for everything to go right. :smile:
     
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  3. Evo

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    Are they putting you to sleep or just numbing it?

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
     
  4. wolram

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    You will be fine in a month or two, good luck i hope all goes well.
     
  5. Greg Bernhardt

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    I remember getting mine out, whatever drugs they gave me it was all worth it. Felt like a million bucks getting out of the chair :)
     
  6. Math Is Hard

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    Yay!! Finally!! You are going to be so happy you did this, radou. It's no big deal. I got mine done in the morning and went out to rent videos that afternoon. Ask the doc if you can have Vicodin for recovery - it's great stuff.
     
  7. radou

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    No, they're just going to use local anaesthesia, since only one wisdom tooth is being removed tomorrow.

    In a month or two??? :bugeye: I didn't hear that. :tongue:

    Well, that's exactly what I'm planning to do tomorrow. Get myself stuffed with painkillers and renting a few videos. Actually, it was yesterday evening that I was totally nervous and completely out of myself because of it, but right now I'm completely relaxed and I can't wait to get rid of the bugger!!
     
  8. Astronuc

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    I only had one. The dentist applied a local anesthetic. After a few minutes he came back with pliers and tried to pull the tooth with one hand - then two hands - then he put his foot on the arm of the chair for leverage - and the finally came out.

    Good luck tomorrow.
     
  9. Math Is Hard

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    Astronuc, that would have been a lovely story to share some other time! :grumpy:
     
  10. radou

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    Nah, it's okay - I remember my dentist pulling out two of my teeth for the purpose of orthodoncy a long time ago in a similar manner; he placed his foot on the chair, pulled like a madman and was sweating the hell out of himself! :rolleyes:
     
  11. Hmm thats intersting. I am getting mine out in the morning as well. My surgery is at 9AM and I am getting all 4 removed. I am going to be put to sleep though.
     
  12. Anybody want to recommend me any movies. Preferably science fiction or things along the line of A Beautiful Mind.
     
  13. radou

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    Hey, good luck to you, too! :smile:
     
  14. Astronuc

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    :rofl: On the bright side, that was first time the dentist had to do that. Hopefully he hasn't done it since. I've always been tough on things. :biggrin:
     
  15. Good luck. When my friend got hers out the dentist ended up dropping one of the tooth fragments down her sinus cavity and she had to get surgery to have it removed. That was awesome. But I'm sure it won't happen to you, you'll be fine. Another friend just had his removed recently and it didn't seem to bother him at all, he seemed perfectly fine when I saw him the next day and claims it was no big deal.
     
  16. radou

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    So, I just came home. Everything went well, and it was done in 30 minutes. Right now I'm sitting here and chewing down on a sterile gauze.
     
  17. Good to hear it went okay. Follow the instructions they gave you and be make sure to keep the gauze in place. Cool liquids and all that. Happy healing!
     
  18. Astronuc

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    Good news. Glad all went well.
     
  19. Evo

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    Happy to hear all went well. Follow your instructions, the next few days are important to avoiding problems.
     
  20. Moonbear

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    Glad it all went smoothly. Of course, the gauze isn't sterile anymore if you've been chewing on it. :tongue: The most important thing is to resist the temptation to rinse your mouth out too soon, so you don't disturb the clot needed for the healing process. Relax and enjoy your excuse to take a long weekend off. :smile:
     
  21. radou

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    I know, I was instructed not to rinse my mouth until tomorrow, unless any bleeding occurs again. I'm perfectly okay now, the anaesthetic has been worn off for about 3 hours now, and I still feel no pain, just a slight irritation and the flavor of iodine, since I've got a small so-called "iodine-tape" placed on the wound for a few days in order to prevent infection.
     
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