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Old 01-05-2004, 12:29 PM   #1
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Unhappy Wisdom Teeth - Next Week

I get my teeth cleaned on the January 14th and my Wisdom Teeth pulled at 8:45AM on the 15th. I am scared...

I am having relationship difficulties and my mom said that since I am under all of this stress maybe I should put off the extraction due to not healing well because of it. Is this something I should be concerned about??

Also... I think it may be related to my nervousness about the extraction, but my teeth are killing me!! My Wisdom Teeth and molars. It is like I am "thinking" about my teeth and they hurt because I am worried. I have not had problems with them before and the only reason I am getting them out is because I am over 30 and they say they need to come out... not pain reasons.

Am I just psyching myself up too much?? I am just scared and I feel like an idiot.

 
Old 01-05-2004, 05:55 PM   #2
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Re: Wisdom Teeth - Next Week

Yeah, you're most likely building up much more in your head than what reality will be- but that's normal. I did the over 30 wisdom teeth removal last year. Are you getting all four of them out? Who's doing it? What sort, if any, sedation will be used? Let us know and I'm sure we can tell you what to expect. Knowing that will most likely help you calm down beforehand. You will need to just take some time and focus on yourself and not all the things going on around you for a little while, but you can do it... and the sooner you go the sooner you'll be all done and healed up.

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Old 01-05-2004, 08:32 PM   #3
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Re: Wisdom Teeth - Next Week

I'm having mine taken out the 15th too, at 8:30 in the morning, along with having a mandibular frenectomy (snipping of a gum or something). They're taking out the bottom two teeth. Mine aren't impacted, they've come through a little. Does anyone know if they let you decide what kind of sedation you get? I really, really would prefer to be asleep!

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Old 01-06-2004, 03:48 AM   #4
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Re: Wisdom Teeth - Next Week

When I went for my consult with the oral surgeon, I got the impression that just about everyone they worked on with something of that nature (in my case removal of all 4 wisdom teeth) would get IV sedation/sleep. In my case that was what I wanted, so we didn't discuss any other choice, but yeah- I did know in advance what was going to happen, and I must say that the sleep really made the procedure surprisingly easy for me. Actually, with something like that you have to know ahead of time because you can't eat for some time before your appointment.

 
Old 01-06-2004, 11:23 AM   #5
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Re: Wisdom Teeth - Next Week

I am haveing IV Sedation and am having all 4 of them removed. They are being done by an Oral Surgeon... a specialist guy.

 
Old 01-06-2004, 12:48 PM   #6
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Ahh, just like what I went through. In that case, you can read my story here:

[url]http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?p=699429#post699429[/url]

The IV sedation makes it so much easier. If your experience is anything like mine then you'll be just fine.

 
Old 01-08-2004, 10:50 AM   #7
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Re: Wisdom Teeth - Next Week

My son just went thru this on Tuesday he is 20. Relax, It will be just fine. All 4 of his were impacted the 2 on the bottom were pretty deep. All in all it took about an hour. Make sure you have a driver and someone to stay with you for the first 2 days after. The pain meds that he was on Tues. and yesterday were pretty strong he slept most of the time. Today feeling better using just extra strength excederine for the pain. Stock up on .. Jello, instant mashed potatoes, Pudding, and what was best was Boost it is one of those meal in a can fortified drinks. Most of the meds should be taken with food to avoid an upset stomach. Any more questions just ask.. Funny thing you say your teeth hurt now He did the same thing his teeth never hurt until he made the appointment then they hurt terrible I think it was just thinking about it cause mine have hurt for the last 2 days just sitting with him and I had mine removed 20 years ago The mind is a strange thing.

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Old 01-13-2004, 02:26 PM   #8
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Re: Wisdom Teeth - Next Week

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Originally Posted by Regina The Cat
I am haveing IV Sedation and am having all 4 of them removed. They are being done by an Oral Surgeon... a specialist guy.
yeah, i had 2 wisdom teeth removed last jan (which was a horrible experience, mostly due to the surgeon's lack of experience and pain beforehand)... but i had the other 2 taken out this past Sat... i was kinda nervous going in b/c i never had iv sedation before (the 1st time was just laughing gas), but it was crazy! they put the needle in, and all i remember is the surgeon (a more experienced one) saying something, then the assistant waking me up. it was cool. no pain at all. i seriously didn't have pain at all, except the past couple days (which advil takes care of wonderfully). so i'm on day 3, and i'm hoping i don't get dry sockets... i figure i'm young and healthy and positive minded, and i've been praying a lot- so i think i'll be good. eating's a little annoying, and so is rinsing with salt water and not being able to brush back there (and wondering about dry sockets)... oh, and also sleeping is a pain in the butt- it makes my jaw throb, so i gotta sleep sitting up. blech! but i basically feel normal, which is cool. and i didn't get dry sockets last time. ok! i hope this helps... it's scary, but u will be soo glad when it's over, and remember- time heals, u just gotta have patience! God bless~~

 
Old 01-19-2004, 01:22 PM   #9
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Re: Wisdom Teeth - Next Week

I hope your experience went okay. I'm a thirtysomething guy who's getting two impacted wisdom teeth (one uppper, one lower) out on Thursday, February 5th. I'm divorced and have panic attacks, so I am a bit nervous about my surgery too. I've never been put under before and don't know what the experience will be like. I will say I've lurked on this board for a few months (because I knew my wisdom teeth surgery was inevitable) and the posts here have been a BIG and HUGE help. THANK YOU ALL!

My referred surgeon wasn't a part of my PPO plan, so I had to see someone else (I hope that doesn't matter in the long run or if either do anything different in their procedure, anethesia-wise or other). I was told to wear a short-sleeved shirt or t-shirt for the IV (but the room will be VERY cold), no jewelry-wearing or contact lens wearing either, and of course not to eat after midnight right before. He thinks he can get both out in about 20 minutes but I will be there for a hour to a hour and a half.

I was told I'd be under "twlight sedation." Some have expained to me it's like being "asleep" but not "unconscious," if that makes sense -- and that I won't remember a thing. A nurse tried to explain to me it's not the same as being out if I was being put under in a hospital, but as that's never happned to me, it wasn't a good example. I asked if I would go under right away (I kinda just want to count backwards, be out and get it over with), but was told that it may take 2-3 minutes for it to take effect. I was told going this route would make me responsive to the surgeon's instructions ("Turn your head more this way, etc.") and that this is a pretty good route for nervous people or those with panic should go. If anyone who's had "twilight sedation" for wisdom teeth surgery could explain what it was like for them, I would sincerely thank you.

In the meantime, I'll read old stories on the board about their experiences, recovery, and general "do's and don'ts." When I am two weeks away, maybe I'll ask for some refreshers. After my procedure, I'll be sure to post my experience.

Anyways, I saw your post Regina and I hope you're okay. Best wishes.

 
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