Re: Is it dangerous for a 40 year old to have a wisdom tooth extracted?
I'm a 51 year old woman, and I have Lupus ... Fibromyalgia ... Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and MORE! Gosh... I'm falling apart! LOL!!
Anyway ... I just had a wisdom tooth extracted yesterday. The tooth had been infected a few weeks ago, and I'd been on antibiotics for 10 days, then it went away and came back .. so when he pulled it, is was infected ... so he gave me a few stitches to prevent more infection and put me on anitbiotics for 5 more days, just to be safe.
I had local anathesia, because I have mitral valve prolapse and high blood pressure, and if it wasn't going to hurt too much .. I'd rather be awake and alert.
My husband did drive me in case they decided on general.
He had to give me another type of shot ... I can't take Novacaine either, because it contains something that makes my heart race. What he gave me did numb me pretty good .. but he was working on another patient meanwhile, and it started to wear off! I told him so ... and he gave me more local ... before he began to pull it. He was funny .... cause he told me he was just going to 'loosen' it a bit .. not pull it yet ... and if it hurt too much, to tell him. Well, I felt sharp pain (the nerve) for about 2 seconds ... and he had it out and a stich in .. before I knew it. Stinker! He used reverse psychology on me. ;-)
He was good ... I give him that!
He did explain that my tooth was 'cone' shaped and the root also ... so it came out easily. It was also loose a bit .. so that helped. It wasn't impacted though, so I'm sure that was also why it came out fast.
I did get a little sick to my stomach afterward ... but the nurse gave me some Gatorade ... and I felt better. When I got home I was fine but tired.
Last night and this morning .. I feel very achey all over and flu-like. I'm very tired, and wasn't able to sleep too well, but I think that I went into a 'flare' from the Lupus, cfs and fibro ... not to do with the extraction .. but then .. I don't know for sure.
I'm being very careful not to loosen the clot ... don't want dry socket! Yesterday I ate applesauce, pudding, milk and mashed potatoes.
Just thought I'd share. :-)
I'm fine ... just really sore all over.