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wisdom teeth:(


im having mine removed next tuesday...i am extremely scared...never been under anaesthetic before. any advice on things i can eat and how i could maybe get to brush my teeth:)
Nov 10, 2008 @ 03:08 pm

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it's not so bad

i just had mine out in March. it was my first time being 'put under' too. the best part about that is that it seems like you're only in there for about 30 seconds! you wake up and it's all done. one word about the after effects.. it can make you act weird. apparently some people laugh like crazy (hence the term laughing gas) but i was the opposite. i was crying, for no reason. my boyfriend was there to pick me up and he tried talking to me but all i could do was look at him and cry. i wasn't sure why, because i wasn't in any pain. the nurse said that's normal :) and it went away by the time we got home.

you'll probably have antibiotics and pain killers to take when you get home. keep taking them as directed and you should be ok. i took ibuprofen every 6 hours and didn't really have any pain at all. also, make sure to ice your face with icepacks in the first 24-48 hours and you'll really decrease the amount of swelling you'll have.

here are some of the things i ate over the next few days: soup (like tomato or anything that's smooth), pudding, popsicles, yogurt, smoothies, mashed potatoes, you get the idea...

anyway, like i said, it's really not so bad. nothing to be scared of. make sure you take 3-4 days after to just lay around in bed/on the couch because you won't want to go anywhere. good luck!
Nov 10, 2008 @ 04:13 pm
Ali de Bold

You'll be ok :)

I've been under too. Woke up bawling like a baby. Give yourself a few days to get your energy back and rent lots of movies for your recovery :) Hugs!
Nov 10, 2008 @ 04:59 pm

Agree with all...

I had mine out maybe 3 years ago. It really isn't that bad at all. I had all 4 removed at once and was also under general aesthetic. Yes there is swelling, and possibly some minor bruising but it will all go away within a few weeks. Just follow the directions on after-care that the surgeon has advised and you should be fine. Remember to keep in touch with them for follow-ups. They are there to look out for you too! :)

Oh and I was one of them who laughed from the gas...
Nov 10, 2008 @ 06:09 pm

Do not have a milkshake...

...through a straw! hahah I was still half sedated and my parents got me a Mcdonalds milkshake when I had my wisdom teeth removed years ago...the sucking through a straw is a big no no...you will feel like your stitches are being torn out! If I could have thought clearly I would not have used a straw!

It's not that bad a procedure, you'll be fine! I recommend taking the painkillers when you are scheduled to... then you don't have to feel the pain at all. It depends on how well cope with pain tolerance I guess. I hope it all goes well. Take care!
Nov 11, 2008 @ 12:55 am

it's all in your head, so don't worry =]

i drank a lot of fruit smoothies/milk shakes....but then again it wasn't too painful for me. but i did get all 4 removed at the same time. but everyone is different. i didn't take the painkillers regularly only for the first 2 days. but you have to take the antibiotics, i think thats most important.
Nov 11, 2008 @ 02:41 am


you are not supposed to drink milkshakes for the first 3 days through a straw...if it is half defrosted then it is fine but if it is thick then it is not a good plan, the suction is not good for stitches.

Nov 11, 2008 @ 03:36 pm

No biggie!

I had a similar experience as everyone here. I woke up walking! There was a nurse on either side of me walking me to the waiting room. That was kind of weird!
It was my Dad who picked me up. He had to stop and get a few groceries on the way home and to make me feel better he got me a chocolate bar!!! HAHA... I don't know how he thought I was going to eat it! He meant well! I still make fun of him for that! :)

Nov 12, 2008 @ 10:07 am


I went through years of watching my sister kick, scream and bite her away in and out of dental offices, and it really terrified me. Although I have perfect teeth and haven't had anything done in my mouth, I am afraid because of her reactions as a kid (why oh why was I dragged along to these things?!).

I am almost 30 and haveyet to get my wisdom teeth out - is it really necessary? They are coming in, and one of them is a bit tender, but it isn't causing any damage or pain. Does everyone have to get them out, or can i be a chicken and keep my wisdom to myself?
Nov 13, 2008 @ 11:25 am


i think if it bothers you or the structure of your teeth then you will have to have it removed...most people have it removed because they eventually cause discomfort. have a look at the dentist, thats what i did. i was getting too many temporal headaches and apparently thats a sign of them trying to get out.

well its three days left of eating solid food for me... :(
im really nervous but thanks for the advice ladies
Nov 13, 2008 @ 11:43 am

how did it go?

How did it go, reeshie? I'm always interested to hear about other's personal experiences w/ having their wisdom teeth removed.

Mine was not an ideal story. Good thing I didn't find the thread until now, so that my story wouldn't scare you! ;-)

I had 3 removed (only had 3 roots). I do not do general anesthetic
well and told the oral surgeon that. He assured me I'd be OK since I
would not be under long. As anticipated, I woke up puking. My husband
drove me home and said I was a loopy monster all the way home and puked
in the bushes as soon as we got into the driveway. I couldn't keep
anything down for 24 hours. When I checked in w/ my Dr. the nurse told
me they'd have to get me a suppository so I could keep down my pain
medication. Miraculously, my vomiting ended! :-P But trust me, its
pretty gross to puke when you have 3 gaping holes in your mouth. Once
my body got over the anesthetic, everything was fine. Just slowly
introduce harder foods into your diet as you feel comfortable. By
about 2 months my holes began to heal over.
Nov 17, 2008 @ 02:21 pm

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