MY wisdom teeth has been trying to emerge for some years now and finally they are ready and I am scared! Yesterday my gums started getting real sore and I noticed a flap of gum over my tooth and its now painful to chew or bite because one tooth is biting on the swollen gums. I read that the swollen flap can lead to infections, bacteria and food can get caught underneath. I read that I can have the flap removed but if might grown back... So I just want to extract the tooth and be done....
So my questions...
Is it really bad? I was told root canal was horrible but I didnt find it bad at all..
I can tolerate pain and disconfort pretty well. When I had my daughter I went to the hospital already 8cms dialated with contractions were every 2 mins and I was calm as can be and only got the epidural right before pushing. So I am a tough gal!
other question... Do I have to be put to sleep or have to be sedated?
I dont want either..
Last questions.. what is the normal length of down time following this? Since its already thursday chances are I wont get it done friday. I want it out asap with no time off from work.. is this realistic?
my dh got it done a month or so ago. he got 1 pulled. they sedated him, when i went back there when they were done, he was passed out. they had to help him to the car (protocol but he did need it lol) but he was coherent....he passed out on the way home. he was not happy when he found out he couldn't eat solid food...his plan was to get a huge burger, since he hadn't eaten in a long time beforehand. he brightened up when he realized he could have ice cream though....it was about a day and a half he was doing better but still in some pain.
Answer by armywife43 at 7:21 PM on May. 19, 2011
Answer by samurai_chica at 7:24 PM on May. 19, 2011
During the procedure not bad with the shots they give you, a lot of pulling, it is after that you feel like you got hit in the face with a wrecking ball you should be be given med for that , but putting an ice pack on in the area should help. Keep mouth clean that is key, rinse with warm salt water. They will give you what to do instruction. Cant eat for a while.
Answer by sweet11-12 at 7:25 PM on May. 19, 2011
Answer by samurai_chica at 7:26 PM on May. 19, 2011
Answer by onethentwins at 7:26 PM on May. 19, 2011
Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 7:29 PM on May. 19, 2011
Answer by samurai_chica at 7:30 PM on May. 19, 2011
Answer by Namaste17 at 7:39 PM on May. 19, 2011