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Subject: Wisdom Teeth removal. Post-op depression. Am I alone? rss

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Allen Vailliencourt
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So last week finally got my wisdom teeth yanked/gouged/hacked/detonated/destroyed, etc. All went well. It's been 6 days. I'm still having some pain in 1 area (where I had 1 impacted tooth). cry

Syringing stirs up more pain. Eventually it subsides. in the meantime i feel like banging my head on the wall relentlessly.

Am I alone?

I'm now wondering why I had them removed (3 were in..1 was impacted..but all caused issues a few times a year).

I've only met 1 other person who's had a rough time on the recovery.

Tell me I'm not alone.

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I feel better now that I've vented to Chit Chat.
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You're not. My wife had a similar experience a few years ago. Although I've known some people that didn't seemed to be phased by it at all. Depends on the person I guess.
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My recovery went fairly easy. The worst part was that the dentist's drill overheated during removal and burned my face. He gave me some cream (silvadene I think it was called?) and it healed fairly fast.

But the funny thing is that as I came to I was still pretty high from all the valium I'd been given. When I saw my face in a mirror, I started swearing endlessly about it. My mother was there, and was horrified, kept telling me "stop that! Sshhhh!!! Be quieter!" But I was too high to care so I kept shouting out "Damn that *#@!$*@# dentist burned my *@!#$#@ face..." I'm sure the people in his waiting room heard me, and I wonder what the receptionist said.

But my mouth was fine, it hurt for about a day and that was that.
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I've had all of mine out. I didn't have any problems with it, but I know a lot of people who did. You're not an unusual case.

The pain will go away soon, and in the long run you'll be glad you did it.
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I've never had to get mine out thankfully. My orthodontist told me that that one pair never grew in and the other pair would not cause any problems.
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OK, here's my horror story. My top 2 were out--horizontally, so they were extracted by my dentist.

My bottom 2 were impacted and I went to the oral surgeon my dentist recommended.

First off, I chose local anesthesia because it was only 2 teeth. I am very glad I did as the oral surgeon started rubbing up against my arm while working on me!!!!! gulpyuk I pulled my arm in close to my side for the remainder of the surgery.

He also seemed to take an awfully long time with one of the teeth, whereas the other one seemed to go more smoothly. (more on this later).

I was only able to tolerate 2 pain pills before I began throwing them up, so I was stuck with pain and Extra-Strength Tylenol round the clock for my pain from practically the day of the surgery.

My neck and chin ended up with bruising that remained several weeks until it faded to yellow and was finally gone.

One gum/side of my mouth was completely without feeling (the tooth that took so long) for a very long time (years I would say). When I mentioned this to my dentist on my next appointment he reviewed the x-rays and showed me that that wisdom tooth's roots were twisted around the nerve in my gum and would have been very difficult to remove. He actually said: "He shouldn't have tried to remove that one." !!! Oh but he did, by breaking the tooth in pieces and removing it that way.

The gum/side without feeling was actually extra sensitive when I had to have cleanings, etc. The feeling gradually came back, but never 100%.

Grrrrr.........I am not fond of these memories!!!!!!!
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I've had two of mine out, but it was years ago, so I don't really remember that much. The worst part was not being able to eat solid food for a while. I've read that the inability to chew can negatively affect your mental health, for what it's worth.
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EgorjLileli wrote:
First off, I chose local anesthesia because it was only 2 teeth. I am very glad I did as the oral surgeon started rubbing up against my arm while working on me!!!!! gulpyuk I pulled my arm in close to my side for the remainder of the surgery.

Why would making contact with your arm be so repulsive?
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I haven't had any unusual problems with mine.
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Could be the anesthesia, and being in pain can cause depression as well. Ask your doctor is it persists. No sense suffering.
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My wisdom teeth removal story.

I was in boot camp and there were about 15 of us scheduled to have them removed. So, I'm in the chair and the dentist is getting ready to yank em out when we heard this *screaming*. Loud, "oh my god, i'm gonna die" screaming.

It sounded like they were ripping this guy's toes off with a pliers.

The dentist apologized and really it wasn't that bad. Even if it was, I don't think I would have screamed like that. Never figured out who it was, either.

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Had all four done at once. So let's forget I couldn't eat solids for two weeks (pizza was the first thing I had), and that my face looked like a bruised pear for the next month and a half.

The dental surgeon thought that there may have been room for one of the wisdom teeth (top right) if he removed the molar before it. He tells me this after the surgery. What he forgot to mention was that he didn't stitch the gap.

So two nights after being released, being at home in bed, trying to sleep through the pain and being just short of semi-quasi lucid the wound, where that molar was removed, busts and begins to bleed. But in the state I was in I had no idea, all I felt was like this sack of liquid filling up in my mouth and bursting and this repeating all night. What woke me from my stupor was the nausea from all the blood I had swallowed.

Once I woke and switched the light on, there was blood all over my bed and person. It was liked I had been the ritual sacrifice for some loony dental cult.

I called his emergency number at 3am and at 430am he called back saying to come in. He sheepishly stitched up wound.

But there is more! I have a reminder of my memories because I have a constant very load jaw click which, you can imagine is such a turn on when you are a teenager making out and the wisdom tooth that was supposed to slot right in? It is sticking out at 90 degrees.

But what got me through all this. My mates who would come round nearly everyday and try and make me laugh. I love those bastards!
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I had all four wisdom teeth out when I was around 18 or so. They gassed me during the procedure so I don't remember riding home afterwards. The first thing I remember was waking up on the couch at home a few hours later.

The remainder of the first day was awesome. Was so doped up on pain killers I didn't feel anything, was high as a kite. The next day was terrible. Everything started to feel sore, changing the gauze or cotton balls or whatever that were packed in the back of my mouth was messy and gross. The next day, pain started going away, things stopped bleeding, and I was all good in another day.

Not the most fun I ever had, but not the worst experience in my life either.

I'd give it:
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Leezer wrote:
EgorjLileli wrote:
First off, I chose local anesthesia because it was only 2 teeth. I am very glad I did as the oral surgeon started rubbing up against my arm while working on me!!!!! gulpyuk I pulled my arm in close to my side for the remainder of the surgery.

Why would making contact with your arm be so repulsive?


You are kidding, right Lee? He was standing and his groin was at the level of my arm/the armrest. Yes, he was rubbing his penis against my arm!!!
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EgorjLileli wrote:
Leezer wrote:
EgorjLileli wrote:
First off, I chose local anesthesia because it was only 2 teeth. I am very glad I did as the oral surgeon started rubbing up against my arm while working on me!!!!! gulpyuk I pulled my arm in close to my side for the remainder of the surgery.

Why would making contact with your arm be so repulsive?


You are kidding, right Lee? He was standing and his groin was at the level of my arm/the armrest. Yes, he was rubbing his penis against my arm!!!
What Lee probably doesn't realize is that he was wearing no pants at the time.

(Edit: MMB, I'm not trying to make light of what was an uncomfortable situation for you! Well, maybe I am, but not because I thought you were being silly - when a barber presses their crotch against my elbow, I pull it in. Whether they mean anything by it or not, it's not something I want to have going on. But the no pants bit popped into my head, and this being chit chat, that meant it had to come straight out my keyboard.)
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wmshub wrote:
What Lee probably doesn't realize is that he was wearing no pants at the time.




//shudders
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wow..ok..guess mine wasn't that bad. Some evil stories out there. hehe. I did quit taking the oxycodine they gave me. Man, it killed the pain but I was loopy and nauseated and my son kept wavering in front of me (he's 18 months old). hehe.

They didn't give me my teeth though. I took pics of it on my phone (well, my wife did). Need to upload those to chit chat I guess.

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EgorjLileli wrote:
Leezer wrote:
EgorjLileli wrote:
First off, I chose local anesthesia because it was only 2 teeth. I am very glad I did as the oral surgeon started rubbing up against my arm while working on me!!!!! gulpyuk I pulled my arm in close to my side for the remainder of the surgery.

Why would making contact with your arm be so repulsive?


You are kidding, right Lee? He was standing and his groin was at the level of my arm/the armrest. Yes, he was rubbing his penis against my arm!!!

Oh. I thought he was sitting. Yes, that is bad.
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