- Wisdom Teeth
depends how bad the extraction was, if you just had them pulled out under local then you’ll probably be ok.
If they sedated you and had to remove a load of bone from around the socket and break the tooth to avoid any nerve damage then yeah, you’re in for a world of hurt.
Dry socket is about the most painful thing i’ve ever experienced, I thought my whole head was going to explode.Posted 4 years agohooliMember
Make sure you follow their instructions cleaning, what to avoid eating etc.
I didn’t and got something called “dry socket” – google it. It is without doubt, the most painful thing I have ever felt. Even with a double dose of tramadol and 3 nurofen extras I was still in agony.
Must type faster – beaten to the dry socket story alreadyPosted 4 years agoscaledMember
Ah yeah, have they stitched your cheek to your gum or not?
That was about the most annoying thing ever, I was getting really annoyed by it, thought it would be a good idea to go for a ride and decided that the stitches had to go.
Got home, cut them out and got dry socket about 3 days later THE PAIN IS WORSE THAN YOU CAN IMAGINEPosted 4 years ago
Cheers for the heads up Chaps. I dont feel the cheek being stitched to the gum. Still pumped full of local nine hour after the opp. Not sure if blessing due to no discomfort at all or a major inconvenience. I suppose I will know more in the morning.
The dry socket thing sounds nasty. I was briefed on it but it seemed to me that poking around the wound with and dislodging the clot was the cause.Posted 4 years ago
An update you say. Well its bloody sore at the moment. Been eating solid food from waking up from the general anesthetic so that is a positive.
Would not fancy having to go to work though. Thought I would catch up on some bike chores when I had the chance. Bending over makes the buggers throb I can tell you. Other than that I have been VERY careful not to dislodge the clots as you have me running scared of the dry socket scenario. Doubt I will get out for a ride at the weekend. So much for a free week off!Posted 4 years ago
Oh and the pills are pretty effective at taking me elsewhere!bones76Member
I had the one out last year and the pain was unbelievable and lasted for at least 5/6 days!!! Also had to go back to dentist for the wound to be cleaned up twice! And i done what the dentist suggested! One of the most awful experiences of my life!!!
Now i must remember to clean my teeth and use those tiny brushes for my gums!!!Posted 4 years agoJoeGSubscriber
My experience, as quoted from another thread:
JoeG – Member
Had mine out over 20 years ago. All 4 removed at once under general anesthetic, 2 were impacted IIRC.
I was probably the most miserable that I have ever been afterward. Swelling was terrible; so swollen that my jaw couldn’t be in its “normal” rest position, so the muscles ached. The stitches in my mouth felt like they were made of heavy rope. They were so annoying that I removed them myself the next day with needle nosed pliers! (Yes, I’m a model patient). That did not make my mom real happy; she called the dental surgeon in a real panic! But, I survived. I had bruising on my neck for at least 3 weeks afterward.
Glad its only a one time thing!!!Posted 4 years ago
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