Join Date: Nov 2001
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Re: OT- Wisdom teeth... leaving...mouth...painfully!!
About 25 years ago, my wife had hers removed. My mom took her in to the dentist, they had to stop twice on the way home so she could change the gauze. She laid around moaning for 2 days in bed with a heating pad on her mouth.
About a week later, I had to have one pulled. There was nothing wrong with it, the one that opposed it had become impacted and was pulled about 8 years earlier, so this one had grown down too much. I didn't expect any problems, so I drove myself to the dentist. When I got home quite some time later, my wife was acting strangely concerned. She asked me about problems in pulling the tooth because I was gone so long. I told her there were no problems, that I had stopped by the lumber yard on the way home to get some stuff and then I threw the package from the barbecued potato chips I had just eaten in the wastebasket. She was so mad at me.
I had another pulled about a month ago, this wasn't a wisdom tooth but the third molar from the back. I don't particularly like the girl that gave me the novocaine, she's too prissy. I joked with her that I probably didn't even need the novocaine, a little OraGel would do because it was so loose. After they pulled the tooth, she's giving me a bag with gauze in it and explaining how to change it if I need to and going through the "if you have any problems" bit.
Being a bit diabetic, I had to visit the rest room as soon as I got out of the chair. When I come out, she's standing there and starts a review, I opened my mouth to show her I'd already thrown the gauze away and wasn't bleeding.
Sorry to hear about your pain, but I have trouble actually relating to it personally.