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  • Gimli Glider
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    Getting mine out tomorrow morning. IV sedation for me. Not looking forward, but who would? They didn't tell me much about what's going to happen, so I'll wait and see what its like.

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  • Mel
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    Originally posted by Van Hoolio
    I just went to the dentist yesterday and found out I need to get my wisdom teeth pulled:



    The ones on the bottom are messing with the other teeth and need to come out. The ones on top are fine but I'm wondering if I should just get those pulled at the same time as well.
    Mike
    No!. The ones on the bottom are a big job and need surgery now.

    Let the mouth recover before doing the easy ones on the top. That way any post operative problems can be more directly addressed without guessing what side is causing the problem.

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  • Van Hoolio
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    I just went to the dentist yesterday and found out I need to get my wisdom teeth pulled:



    The ones on the bottom are messing with the other teeth and need to come out. The ones on top are fine but I'm wondering if I should just get those pulled at the same time as well. I am not looking forward to this.

    Mike

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  • KBUF
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    Well, I hope everything turned out OK for you. I had mine taken out almost a year ago, and I have to admit that getting put to sleep really helps. I was and the next thing I knew, I was out in the hall on a bed. Quite quick and painless, well for me anyway :P

    You'll definitely want to stick to soft foods for the week or so after the operation. Ice also helps soothe the pain and decrease the swelling, so keep that in mind, too.

    Again, I hope everything goes well for you and here's to a speedy recovery!

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  • AASuper80Fan
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    Well Folks,
    Update #2, I was able to get an Appointment to do it on Friday, since the Dr. was willing to do it after hours.

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  • AASuper80Fan
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    Here's a update due to lack of space (Sounds familiar..... huh?) and me going off to college in late August. I am getting them pulled out on Jan 5th

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  • brianw999
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    I was at work when I had mine done. Stood down by control to go in for extraction under local anaesthetic.

    Out an hour later after checks that the Codeine Phosphate wasn't going to react. Went to ambulance and took my place in the attendant's seat.

    Booked available on the radio with the message..."Papa 39, now clear and available in town centre, over"

    ....at least, that's what my brain told me I said !!

    It came over the controllers headset as "Purbls tree hine, nowll leary ind allable in trowen sendrle, obbler" !!

    Good stuff Codeine Phosphate, but it really f***s your speech up.

    My, how the bastards laughed !!

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  • ptbodale
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    Originally posted by Tanner_J
    Why the fear of pain? Pretty much everyone has to go through it. Most people I know were out with friends the night of the surgery...
    I went to work 3 hours after mine came out. It did turn out to be a poor decision later as they started to bleed and I had to go home.

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  • Tanner_J
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    Why the fear of pain? Pretty much everyone has to go through it. Most people I know were out with friends the night of the surgery...

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  • Airbus_A320
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    Originally posted by tommyalf
    There's a procedure the dentist can use called the Ging Flap procedure to remove the tooth with little pain. Versus pulling it out they use a tool the slips between the tooth and the gum that loosens the tooth where it becomes lose and easily pulled out. I had this done and I was fine within a couple hours of the procedure. However itís not covered by most Dental insurance and can cost around a grand but itís a night and day difference then a normal extraction.

    If you elect a normal extraction, follow the dentist's post op directions to the letter. Lots of ice the first few hours will help tremendously.
    Thanks for that, I have to have mine removed and I haven't had it done because of fear of much pain. So I'll have to look into that.

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  • AASuper80Fan
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    Tommy,
    Thanks for the info about how they do it.

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  • tommyalf
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    There's a procedure the dentist can use called the Ging Flap procedure to remove the tooth with little pain. Versus pulling it out they use a tool the slips between the tooth and the gum that loosens the tooth where it becomes lose and easily pulled out. I had this done and I was fine within a couple hours of the procedure. However itís not covered by most Dental insurance and can cost around a grand but itís a night and day difference then a normal extraction.

    If you elect a normal extraction, follow the dentist's post op directions to the letter. Lots of ice the first few hours will help tremendously.

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  • JordanD
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    Originally posted by B757300

    Unless there is something wrong with a wisdom tooth, such as having it impacted and jammed up into a sinus (my sister had this happen), it's more personal preference as to whether or not you are knocked out or stay awake.
    If I understand it right it can mess up the alignment of your other teeth if you don't take care of it. So unless you wanna look like your name's Billy Bob and you're my next door neighbor, I'd get it taken care of.

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  • Tanner_J
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    Like said above, I received shots...The more surprising thing is they did not give me any medication for pain afterwards. It did hurt a bit and it made me wish I had some, but all-in-all it was short.

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  • B757300
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    Originally posted by bleuair
    Isn't it also a question of cost? And is there not a risk of having side effects when being knocked out? Thatīs what I was told...
    Yep, it does cost more to go under anesthesia as it requires at least one more doctor in the room. Also, some people like myself do not tolerate anesthesia very well and become ill upon waking up.

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