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  #1  
March 9th, 2011, 12:42 PM
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I'm getting mine out on Friday morning.... I'm so nervous!! I met with the oral surgeon that will be taking them out a couple weeks ago and really liked him. Him and his ex-wife went through infertility treatments, so we have something in common. He said his goal is for me to look back on the experience and say it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Hopefully he's right!
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March 9th, 2011, 12:54 PM
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I expected the worst and was pleasantly surprised with how well it went...I had 3 of them removed in April '09. I didn't think the pain was bad at all, but I did look like a chipmunk for a couple of days

Stock up on ice cream and mashed potatoes...you'll definitely want soft things to eat for a few days afterwards. Anything pokey, like chips, you'll want to avoid for a while.

Honestly, the worst part for me was when I got home and took out the gauze they had stuffed in the back of my mouth. I was told to do it so I could replace the gauze, but I was unprepared for the volume of blood that I saw. It was literally running out of my mouth, so I had to sit on the floor of the bathroom so I wouldn't pass out

Good luck...and make your hubby pamper you while you recover
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March 9th, 2011, 01:12 PM
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I just had one (normal) taken out ?cheaper than getting the cavity filled). It wasnt too bad but I agree the amount of blood surprised me. If you will have any pain prescription get them ahead of time. I waited til after be dentist and um I was not a happy person bc I just wanted my bed!

I was surprised at how long it took for my gum to heal. It's been 12 months and I still have like a hole. It's not nearly as noticable but there. Actually I had a filling done at the same time and that was actually worse!
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March 9th, 2011, 01:14 PM
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I had my top 2 taken out and i had no issues eating or anything. I did not need anything more then advil for pain. Very very simple procedure (they were already in, was like a normal extraction). The only not normal part was I had nitrous and passed out and stopped breathing for 2 minutes because my blood pressure took a tank.

My bottom 2 teeth are impacted and because they lay on the nerve they can not be removed safety -- there is an 80% chance I will lose feeling in my face.
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March 9th, 2011, 01:16 PM
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I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed in April 2009. 3 of mine were impacted. I was under twilight anesthesia for the removal. I had a very difficult recovery(typical in my family) and literally could not chew for two weeks. I lived on mashed potatoes and soft hawaiian rolls. I took pain pills round the clock(would set an alarm the first few days) because if I didn't the pain overwhelmed me.

I suggest stocking up on frozen veggies, they make great ice packs. My recovery was far worse than normal, so yours should be much easier. Good luck!
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March 9th, 2011, 01:25 PM
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I had my 2 bottoms teeth take out about 10 years ago. It was not to bad. Chicken noodle soup does wonders. Just take it easy, eat a lot of soft foods and liquids and DON'T drink thru a straw that's bad.

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March 9th, 2011, 01:37 PM
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I had all four of mine pulled in the dentist's office without being put out. The procedure wasn't awful and they came out pretty easily. The dentist said "just take it easy for a few days". I wasn't expecting to have them out when I went to the dentist that day, so I hadn't arranged for someone else to coach my tumbling team (gymnastics). I figured it would be ok to still go and coach, but just 'take it easy'. I was VERY wrong. I got 'dry socket', which is when you are doing activity that causes your blood to warm up and flow and it caused the clots to dislodge. The pain from that was EXCRUCIATING. So, just go home, put your feet up and get someone to wait on you.

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March 9th, 2011, 01:54 PM
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All 4 of mine were removed in 2007. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I did it on a friday, took the weekend and monday off. They put me out completely and it was over and I never knew a thing that happened. Also I ate a lot of pudding after - have to eat something to take pain killers. It really wasn't bad. I hope yours goes well!
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March 9th, 2011, 03:34 PM
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I had all 4 out at once. The actual procedure was not as bad as i thought it would be. I had laughing gas and i just put my headphones on. It didnt take that long since only 1 was impacted. My only thing was the blood kept flowing that night i got it done. I just must be a bad bleeder since my husband didnt have that problem
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March 9th, 2011, 04:48 PM
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I had four removed as well in 2005. I don't really remember the pain being all that bad, but I do remember feeling nauseous from swallowing blood (I know, gross). They usually send you home with some anti-nausea suppositories and that cleared it up within minutes. Thank god!
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March 9th, 2011, 05:52 PM
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I had mine out years ago..like in 2000..i had all 4 out at once..it really wasnt that bad..they gave me pain killers and i only took like 1 or 2 and didnt have very much swelling or pain! Good luck! hope you have an easy recovery!
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March 10th, 2011, 05:29 AM
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I had my bottoms taken out when I was 23 and the tops taken out when I was 27. The bottoms were a piece of cake and I was back to my normal self in a day or two. My tops were kind of a nightmare bc one tooth was totally impacted and sitting directly on top of another molar, and it made it harder for them to remove. Still, I was only out of work for a day or two! The stitches kind of bothered me, but it was only for a week. No big deal!

Good luck!
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March 10th, 2011, 05:49 AM
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I had all 4 taken out while I was in college. It really wasn't bad at all- I didn't even use any of the painkillers they gave me. I hope yours goes really well!
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