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Old 01-12-2004, 06:26 AM   #1
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Wisdom Teeth removal and pain

My son had all four of his impacted wisdom teeth removed by an oral surgeon on Jan. 2. He is doing MUCH better but is still taking tylenol for pain. Does anyone know how long this discomfort might last? Thanks.
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Old 01-12-2004, 10:11 AM   #2
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Re: Wisdom Teeth removal and pain

My son had his taken out on the 6th he is doing without anything for pain but still can't eat anything that is not soft and his jaw hurts all the time. I know I had dull pain for at least 2 weeks when I had mine removed but mine like his is mostly in the "hinge" of the jaw. Is this where he still hurts or do the actual surgery sites still hurt?

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Re: Wisdom Teeth removal and pain

Originally Posted by rainbowdawn
My son had all four of his impacted wisdom teeth removed by an oral surgeon on Jan. 2. He is doing MUCH better but is still taking tylenol for pain. Does anyone know how long this discomfort might last? Thanks.

Hello, I had my two lower impacted wisdoms and 1 lower back molar removed on Dec. 1st. I am a "granny" but got along just fine. I only took two Darvecets (from Rx) the day of surgery, then switched to ALEVE. They worked very well, and I took 1 AM and 1 PM for a couple days, then only had to take 1 PM for a few ached like a headache for a couple weeks, off & on, but there were no complications. I was afraid of "dry sockets" especially since I am older, and the oral surgeon was really surprised that I didn't get that, and that I didn't have to take the Darvecets. He said that he would have expected his 18-yr. olds to still be on them (for pain). But the Aleve helped a lot, and without the goofy feelings that come with a stronger pain med. I would think that your son should be well on his way to not having so much pain very soon by 2-weeks from extraction. Just NO straws, or sucking noodles, etc. He is most likely past the dry socket danger. I used a syringe (from Oral Surgeon) to clean the areas....used warm salt water. Very refreshing, and oh, that felt so good to have it careful, but that sure helped me a lot. I still use the syringe with a mixture of mouth wash & warm water.

Old 01-14-2004, 09:09 PM   #4
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Re: Wisdom Teeth removal and pain

hi- i had my 2 left ones taken out on sat., and i didn't feel pain the day of surgery or the next, but since then i can't do without advil.. it sucks! i hope this doesn't keep up for 10 days like your son! btw-advil works 10x better than tylenol! plus i can't sleep lying down. can your son sleep normally? any info would help me out! or any tips too, thanks a lot!

Old 01-15-2004, 09:52 PM   #5
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I got mine out last year, and it wasnt so bad. I had discomfort for 2 or 3 weeks, I dont remember exactly. However, it was *quite* a while until I could eat solid foods again. I ate nothing but jello, applesauce, pudding, and Ensures for most of a month. I thought I was doing fine, so I ate ravioli, but that was a bad decision >.< I was very sick that night. And yes, the syringe water squirty cleaning feels veeery good. Just dont use cold water. Freezing your jaw is not good. Other than that, Ill say that the Vicodin was my very good friend for those few weeks.

Old 01-18-2004, 09:08 AM   #6
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I just had my lower two wisdom teeth out on Friday. I was awake during the procedure and it was fine. That day I didn't swell too much, but the next day my face became huge and still is. I'm on hydrocodone which in addition to swallowing blood makes me naseous. I can barely eat, or even walk around. The hydrocodone is working for the pain, I don't know how anyone can just use advil! Tylenol is a bad choice since it contains aspirin which is a blood thinner. Acetomenaphin or ibuprophen are better when you have wounds. My oral surgeon said the pain would last for a week or two, and healing would be complete in 3 months. When you think about it, there are big holes in the jaw where the teeth used to be. I would expect it would take a long time for them to be filled with new tissue. I wouldn't be too worried if the pain continues for a while, but I do recommend keeping contact with your doctor. He/she would know best if anything is abnormal.

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