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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for some sympathy :(

I had to get my last wisdom tooth out today as it had become infected.

The dentist gave me the jabs and started trying to extract it when I had gone numb...suddenly the whole tooth shattered

He spent 40 minutes digging around before sending me off to the local hospital after a call to one of the oral surgeons, who then proceeded to cut my tooth out through the gum.

I am now at home armed with codeine, ibuprofen and paracetamol which he told me to take all at once when the jabs wear off

oh yes, forgot about the 6 stitches
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Oh yuck, that stinks....on a Friday too! Well take the good drugs, curl up with a kitty and weather it out.


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Good drugs? Opiates aren't good drugs, they suck.

He should have given you something a little stronger then 'codeine' . I would have demanded Oxycontin or Morphine

Hope you feel better!
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I'm sorry your tooth shattered but I am glad the dentist then referred you to an oral surgeon to be assured of getting all of the shards out with the least amount of damage. I've had at least 6 molars removed via oral surgery. Probably more like 8. I only have 24 teeth in my head right now. I do not think I've ever had a dentist extract one, I've always been to the oral surgeon and been knocked completely out.
You should heal pretty well. Those oral surgeons are meticulous about their work.
My oral surgeon also did the 1985 maxilofacial surgery on my jawbone, slicing it in half on both sides in an "S" shape and sliding the jawbone out more than a half inch to correct an awful overbite. I had NO pain from that major surgery. I do not remember any pain at all during recovery.
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Poor Xanti! That was no fun at all. I'm glad an oral surgeon took care of it for you. They are amazingly skilled. Just rest and let the family and us spoil you today.




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Aweee, that must have been terrible! Feel better!
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Oooh, owwwww! You're description alone makes my mouth hurt. Wishing you a speedy recovery from this.
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Feel better soon. What a terrible day for you.


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Thanks everyone, you guys are great at giving sympathy

The anesthetic has worn off now and its not too painful at all! Looks like you were right about the oral surgeons Heidi and Jeanie
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Poor you - sounds painful. I hate the dentist. Stitches as well?!!! Nightmare for you. Make sure you take the painkillers and hope you've got some nice ben n jerry's!
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