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    Default Prepare me...

    But don't scare me!!!

    I'm finally going to be getting my wisdom teeth pulled. Yes, I'm almost 33yrs old and still have them. All five of them. Yup, I got extra I also have an extra tooth up near my sinuses, but they ain't gettin' that one!!

    Anyway, I don't smoke & I don't drink through straws so I don't think dry socket will be an issue. Because I'm having them all out at once, I requested general anesthesia. I go tomorrow for an evaluation for that. I've never been under before, so any advice on that would be welcome.

    What kind of pain can I expect? Will I look like a chipmunk? I had a root canal done and my whole mouth & down my neck was swollen for WEEKS! I could barely fit a spoon in my mouth. Which in retrospect may have been a reaction to the latex mouth damn.


    Will someone have to drive me home?

    Oy. I need to do this quick before I chicken out

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    well, my own experience: I went to the movies the next day. It didn't hurt that badly at all. I think I took maybe 2 tylenol total. Not a big deal.It's a surgical sore, not an injury sore if that makes any sense. I had the bottom 2 chiseled in 1/2 , so I didn't have just simple pulling. I think any sort of body surgery is worse (abdominal, tonsils, etc).

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    My husband went at 36. He had some discomfort, but faired well. He did get an infection, however that is due to the stitches(he's allergic). The procedure doesn't take that long. It was a day surgery. I brought him home,and he was up and at it within 24 hours. Hand to rope him in though, he doesn't like to sit still. He thought it less painful than his vasectomy(but that's a mental issue I think..lol).

    If you take it easy, you should be fine. Make SURE you tell the dentist you have issues iwth latex gloves, they can use the surgical vinyl ones. that should alleviate ALOT of issues.

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    I went through it & I am sooooo glad that I did. They started growing when I was pg w/ #1 & the only time they hurt me was when I was pg. So after baby #4, I said "enough is enough" & finally got all of my wisdom teeth out all at the same time. They gave me novacaine, so when I woke up out of the general anesthesia, I didn't feel anything for a few hours. You will have to have someone drive you home - you will be kind of dopey for the rest of the day.It'll take a good week B4 you can really eat stuff like meat. I lost 5# that first week. I think that it will depend on how invasive they have to be when removing the teeth. i had a little swelling, yet my ds#2 had a little bruising & swelled more than I did (not too bad, though).They will probably give you a perscription for pain relief. You'll be okay, after all of the discomfort is over with, you'll be thankful you had it done.

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    Someone will most definitely need to drive you home. I don't care if they say you don't need anyone. Get someone to do it anyway.

    I had mind done(+three more teeth later on) . The horror stories were merciless. But mine were a breeze. The Doc did two one day two another., In retrospect, i wish they were all done at once. It was nowhere near the horror I had heard of.

    I did have swelling. Took about a week to go away completely.

    I was on VIcodin. worked well for me.

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    Default Wisdom teeth...

    It is nothing...........you will be fine........both my husband and I have had it and he is a big time sweller and didn't at all, it didn't either........definately because of the sedation, bring a driver.......neither of us even used the pain pills they gave us.

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    I was 17 when I had mine done, no problem after a day or two. I was put to sleep too. I had no pain to speak of, but I was swollen for months after. (better than lots of pain, though!!)

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    Son's went fine, dd that's another story. In spite of doing everything they told her she ended up with a dry socket and all that went with it. It took weeks for her to get back to normal. Unfortunately she seems to be the type where surgery & recovery never go according to plan, hopefully Murphy has outgrown her about this kinda thing.
    I'm betting your outcome is more like my sons.
    Definately someone will be driving you home, your gonna be in lalala land. They will prob give you a little relaxant to take just before you go there for surgery and it'll be over before you know it. If your lucky they will write you a script for pain meds before your surgery so you don't have to stop on your way home. Ds only needed them a day or so.
    You are going to feel great when everything is healed up & make sure that family of yours pampers the heck out of you.




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    Each person tolerates pain in a different way..I had 23 teeth taken out in one shot w/just a local general anesthesia..I made sure that I took the pain medicine (tylenol w/codeine #3) every 4 hrs for a couple of days straight when I thought that the pain had lessoned a little I cut down on the meds..as far as swelling again everybody is different..mine swelling lasted a couple of weeks..((HUGS))

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    I had mine pulled 2 years ago at 44!! It wasn't bad.....I did have a little issue with dry socket and I don't smoke and no drinking with straws....it just happened but we caught it early and I was fine. In all honesty it took me 2 or 3 days to really be back on my feet but I don't regret doing it for a minute!!

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    I had 2 of mine pulled out at age 20. No numming......... I was pg at the time and my other 2 never came in.........
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    I got all mine pulled at the same time.

    it took a while and I was frozen to my eyebrows and felt a bit stupid for a while lol

    but all in all it went well.

    good luck!

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    I had 3 taken out at your age. They were impacted. The doctor said I could have it done in the hospital or the office because of the way they were. I opted for the office. Right before he put me under I told him make sure I don't wake up during. When I woke up everthing was done. Definately have someone drive you home. I was given pain meds. Was up and about with no pain the next day. It is a great reason for frozen popsicles!!!

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    I had mine done two at a time with just novocaine. Two didn't come out easily, but Tylenol took care of the pain, and swelling went down quickly. Novocaine gives me the shakes, but I drove myself home.

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    I have no advice...I was born without wisdom teeth.

    However, I wanted to give you big and let you know I'll be thinking about you!

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