I've only heard one other member talk about getting hers removed but I know in the future someone will come along and need insight because they will be having theirs removed. So here is my story..
A little over a month ago the bottom-right side of my mouth began hurting suddenly and tremendously. My wisdom tooth was sore and over a very short time (within the day) spread to my entire jaw and throat area. I went to work that night with the bottom right side of my face swollen from infection. Luckily the very next morning my dentist got me in within an hour. X-Rays specified the obvious - that I had an infected and impacted wisdom tooth. The bottom-left was impacted as well. So with antibiotics I was sent home but made to make an appointment with an oral surgeon.
At the consultation he said that all four of my wisdoms would need extraction or I would have problems on and off for the rest of?my life. So the appointment was yesterday. I was not allowed to eat or drink anything after midnight of the previous night. An hour before my appointment I was instructed to take 2,000 mg of amoxicillin, 600 mg ibuprofen and 8mg of Zofran (anti-nauseal)?with minimal water. I was pretty much a nervous wreck to say the very least and had an incurable amount of butterflies in my stomach. Every bad scenario you can think of I had either read it or thought I would experience it.
So I get to the oral surgeon, sign in, get a doctor's statement off for work. It wasn't 5 minutes before I get called back. The nurse came in, talked to me, took down information and told me what I would be experiencing. She hooked me up to a heart monitor and blood pressure monitor (which was sky high). After talking a little bit more she put my IV in abs the oral surgeon came in and told me basically everything the nurse had and more. I started to get upset but the surgeon assured me very calmly that it was going to feel like nothing and in the blink of an eye I would be going home.?Tears began rolling down my face from fear but as he did everything he talked me through it.He out a oxygen/gas (I think?) mask over my face and they began administering the drugs through IV. I was out cold in 0.0000022 seconds. The absolute only thing I remember is ?opening my eyes and the surgeons and nurses calmly telling me I'm doing fantastic. After what seemed like 30 seconds of being under he states "The top two are out!" Then another what-felt-like 20 seconds passed and "3rd one's out" and lastly "4th ones out!" More reassurance came and things are blurry for the next few minutes after that.?The nurse asked me if I'm ready to go to the re overt room. I nodded through a packed mouth of gauze. She escorted me right next door to the recovery room and out me in a comfy leather recliner. I began to shiver with coldness and she told me that that was normal. The nurse called my Mom in and she sat with me and talked to me and I was about 50% un-groggy by this time but I began crying and told her "I wanna go home." She said she cried when wearing down from anesthesia too back in the past.?After about 30-40 minutes the nurse re-enters and says "You ready to go home?!" I smiled through chipmunk cheeks and nodded my head. I was 75% alert by this time. I wanted food on the drive home. By the time I got home about 10 minutes later I was walking around like normal and eating soft foods (3 separate times) using my front teeth and drooling from the numbing shots around my lips/jaws/chin. It only took about 3 hours for the rest of numbness to wear off and I began to feel dull ache in my incision/stitches sites. I am prescribed ibuprofen and if the pain gets too extreme I have oxycodone which I refuse to take as well as anti-inflammatories! I have not felt sick, the blood quit coming out of my incisions after an hour and a half and here I am 16 hours later with very little, dull ache! I take an ibuprofen every 4-6 hours and my amoxicillins as specified to avoid infection and I feel fine! I used ice around my face for the first hour yesterday and with usage of that and the anti-inflammatories I see absolutely no swelling this morning.?So don't believe the horror stories like I did! I had a month between the consultation and actual surgery to scare the living piss out of myself with online horror stories!
Hi NocturnalMistress, thank you so much for this post! I was searching for experience from people who had done their wisdom teeth extraction. I have been suffering from a variety of teeth problems and discomforts from the past 2 weeks. The tooth and gum get pain most of the time and I realized it?s because of the wisdom teeth. I have scheduled an appointment with a dentist in Ajax for the next Monday (Discovery dental - http://www.discoverydental.com/ ). I am a little scared!
May I ask what all symptoms you are experiencing?
Hey there! Thank you so much for this post about wisdom tooth. Wisdom teeth are the third and last molars on each side of the upper and lower jaws. They are also the final teeth to erupt; they usually appear when a person is in their late teens or early twenties. The wisdon tooth extraction needs to be done under a supervised and thoroughly professional dentist like Caldentalgroup. Take prescribed pain medications and antibiotics for infection exactly as directed by your dentist.