So now I have 29 teeth... (in Off-topic)
December 1 2009 5:37 AM EST
When I was around 12 years old, the dentists removed the 2 upper small molars just behind the corner teeth to make enough room for my 'mature' teeth to grow.
So far also, that has gone pretty well.
However, they didn't remove the same 2 lower small molars just behind the corner teeth to make enough room for my lower jaw teeth.
That has caused my 4 lower front teeth to be a bit 'misaligned'.
Until this morning I had 30 teeth in my mouth, whereas the maximum amount of teeth is 32 (28+4 wisdom teeth).
Less than half an hour ago, one of my lower wisdom teeth was removed so I'm now recovering from the jaw surgeon's sawing and breaking.
I'll be at home for a few days so will probably burn good amounts of BA. :)
All in all, not so bad. ^_^
Oh, and beginning of January (5th to be exact) my other lower wisdom tooth (left side for those who wonder) will be crushed, broken, blended and removed.
Good thing your surgeon didn't run out of BA. That's the worst.
December 1 2009 7:01 AM EST
Hahahaha, she has 2 minions helping her though :p
The zombies can smell your blood!
December 1 2009 9:26 AM EST
Or worse, not be able to finish the forge cycle:
"You look with pride at Shade's mouth."
Wouldn't want the dwarf or blacksmith to walk over when that is going on!
December 1 2009 9:53 AM EST
Too many game references.
And enjoy the mouthful of gauze. :(
may you never know the joy of the dry socket! ; )
December 1 2009 10:06 AM EST
gauze? I think I had the gauze in my mouth for 30 minutes. :p
December 1 2009 10:40 AM EST
Two Words: Owww Owwwwwwwww!
I do not envy you bro. I hope you heal quickly!
Haha, have fun with the jello and ice cream. I had all 4 of mine removed at once a week before my birthday. =)
save some of the meds for day 5
December 1 2009 11:03 AM EST
small: how is that possible without the proper sedative?
Or at least I'm under the impression that you wouldn't be proper sedated as you might choke on your own tongue with both bottom sides fully sedated.
December 1 2009 11:05 AM EST
its called completely put under, not just localized
December 1 2009 11:05 AM EST
That would be another possibility, must have hurt a lot not being able to eat properly for a while.
December 1 2009 11:07 AM EST
I had all four of mine removed at once as well.
It is better to have them done that way, instead of 1 week of pain, followed by another week of pain.
December 1 2009 2:04 PM EST
Actually the pain isn't so bad any more. Perhaps I'm just lucky.
December 1 2009 2:21 PM EST
Got to keep mine. I have a big mouth.
December 1 2009 2:38 PM EST
Heh, I have all 32, with room for another set! BIIIIIG mouth.
Now, too bad wisdom doesn't actually come from wisdom teeth! *smile*
December 1 2009 2:58 PM EST
woo I have 24 teeth!!!
December 1 2009 3:26 PM EST
you have one more than a rabbit, Shade >:)
December 1 2009 3:30 PM EST
That is still 28 more than most people from Mississippi.
haha, I had all 4 of my wisdoms removed at the same time. Not the best few days.
December 1 2009 5:13 PM EST
you notice there is no reply from OB in this thread.... ;)
Yep, I was knocked out before I had all four removed. I had a fun ride home, lol, I even offered to drive! =)
Threw up once because of the pain meds, other than that I never had any pain, only took the meds 1 day.
December 1 2009 6:33 PM EST
edy - I got my wisdom teeth all removed when I was 21.
The best part was the medicine. :D
December 2 2009 9:07 AM EST
day 2: the pain is bearable and I'm eating fried eggs and custard and things like that. So far so good.
Even sleeping went quite well :)
December 2 2009 10:03 AM EST
Cool beans! Are you on anti-infection meds? My wife got a slight infection in one side a couple weeks after the pulls, but it passed. I think she had to go in and get more pills.
Other than that, though, you should be free and clear by the sound of it!
Sounds like a pretty good excuse to get more painkillers :D
December 2 2009 10:31 AM EST
No, I'm not on anti infection meds, just painkillers (ibuprofen 600mg)
all they gave you was ibuprofen? that is just adding insult to injury! : (
I had all four of my wisdom teeth out at once too, under a general anaesthetic. I was out of action with solid food for a week or two, but I preferred that option to having them out one at a time. Actually, that option wasn't even offered to me. :)
December 2 2009 10:44 AM EST
All I need seems to be ibuprofen, works brilliantly! Now give me that revive kit in the Tourney! :p
December 2 2009 12:11 PM EST
my last wisdom tooth was this year. and it had 3 roots on it so it was a task for the doctor(oops dentist) to pull it out. didnt really have pain unless i went to a crappy dentist, where one time she shaved a few layers of enamel on the wrong teeth 2 to be exact. cold/hot water was a pain for the next few weeks after that. oh and the dentists gave me T3's. didnt really need them :-/. just remember to keep brushing your newly exposed teeth ;). my molars got a bit sensitive cause i stopped doin so lol.
December 2 2009 12:12 PM EST
Naproxen which you can got over the counter is another really good pain killer.
It is a bit stronger than ibuprofen and costs about the same.
December 2 2009 12:26 PM EST
Is that "Aleve"? I have heard it works great but is harder on other parts of the body (purely anecdotal comments I have heard, probably not relizable). Is it any harder on the body than acetimenophen or ibuprofen?
naproxen is alleve. it is a one pill for 12 hours though. since acetaminophen is 2 per four hours and ibuprofen is 1 per six hours i would doubt that naproxen is 6 or 2 times harder on you respectively. they are all in the same class of nsaid's which all have fairly equal risks from what i understand. your mileage may vary!
December 2 2009 2:05 PM EST
I guess it depends which wisdom tooth is pulled.
I had my top right pulled a few years ago prior to our Xmas office night out. Tooth was pulled at 3:00pm and I went straight out to the dinner after.
The dentist was correct on both fronts when he said that I wouldn't want to eat anything, and that if I drank alcohol it would stop the wound clotting.
I spent the whole evening spitting blood but I'm positive more brandy went in than blood came out. :)
It really wasn't painful at all until after the anesthetic (medicinal and alcohol) wore off later that evening whilst in bed. To be honest root treatment was much more painful...
December 2 2009 3:12 PM EST
Naproxen is harder on the stomach in the same effective dosage as Ibuprofen.
While you take less pills overall with the former, it still is a bit harder on the stomach.
December 2 2009 3:39 PM EST
Good information, folks! Though, G_Beee, I could have done without the blood-spitting story, even with the brandy anecdote! :o
December 2 2009 3:47 PM EST
I've still got a big hole in my lower jaw where I had a wisdom tooth removed because it was crowding out the rest of my teeth. I had it done under local anaesthetic and the dentist knelt on my chest to cut it out and pull. I felt the cutting sensation pretty clearly which was weird.
I've only one wisdom tooth remaining, on the same side. I've none on my right hand side. They're simply not there. Not very wise.
December 2 2009 4:04 PM EST
... worst... drink-mix... ever.
I was hoping for Shade to get doped to the gills and layout some spectacularly erratic admin actions... ah well.
December 5 2009 5:54 PM EST
Anyway, it's now 4 and a half days later. The wound had stopped bleeding the same day I think, or the day after.
I can open my jaws double what I could the day after and I'm now eating anything I could eat before the entire thing. My jaw still feels a bit stiff but I guess that's just getting used to.
The swelling has decreased with about 2/3rds I think, still a bit but should go away also
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