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Running wisdom tooth extraction thread.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by novelist_wannabe, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    OK, so maybe it won't be running ... I won't be posting from the chair (brimming with fail, I am). But I'm having a wisdom tooth out this morning, and I thought it might be fun ... or therapeutic ... or something ... to have people share their dental experiences.

    So, after a coupla decades of neglect, my top left wisdom tooth is being let go. Downsized. Assigned to an outplacement project. Being in my early 40s, I'm wondering how this is going to go. They're using local anasthetic and I was not told to have a designated driver. No, Steve Martin is not my dentist. Don't recall any flora in the house of pain, either ...

    I'll check back in after I get home, assuming I'm coherent ...

    Any wisdom tooth stories out there?
  2. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Just think of Dustin Hoffman in "Marathon Man" and you'll be fine. :)
  3. Chef

    Chef Active Member


    Have fun.
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  4. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I was talking to a bud this morning and he asked if there was going to be a string and a door involved. I told him they were bringing in engineers from Otis ...
  5. Chef

    Chef Active Member


    A true story;


    Very sore tooth

    30-pack of Old Mil, and half a fifth of Jack.

    The tooth is no longer sore......granted, it's no longer in his fucking head, either.
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  6. StormSurge

    StormSurge Active Member

    Good luck. I am certainly not envious of you this morning.

    I had all four done this past November. I'm 34 & should've had them ripped out a long time ago, but I'm a wuss.

    I won't bore everyone with details. I'll just say it wasn't pretty. I've had four knee surgeries of varying degrees & I'll take one of those any day over what I went through in November.
  7. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member



    I thought that maybe it was a genetic thing.
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  8. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    I had one wisdom tooth pulled in my life. Hearing all the horror stories, I prepared mentally for the worse. The dentist prescribed me some vicodan (the only prescription I've had in the past 12 years) and yanked the tooth. The next day? Nothing. No pain, not even numbness. Bottle of pills sat in my medicine cabinet for five years untouched before I threw it out.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member


    You should at least go with the option of not driving home. I've had all four out -- two at a time -- and just had local anesthetic.

    They assume everyone wants gas, though, and will give it to you by rote if you don't watch it. I had to tell them no gas three times each visit.

    It really wasn't bad. Even when the doc had to break one tooth in half to get it out after grunting and straining both times.

    I also don't like the pain pills took one afterward. Took it easy for a day. Might bleed some that day.

    Worst thing is that hole in your mouth feels weird for a while.
  10. Pencil Dick

    Pencil Dick Member

    Had all four removed at the same time when I was 17 on a Wednesday morning. Was able to play limited minutes in a high school basketball game two nights later, despite cheeks full of cotton.

    For me it was an easy procedure. But I've heard many horror stories about extraction since, especially when the patient is older.
  11. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Had all four done at once back in high school. For the next two days it was milkshake time!
  12. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Had all four removed my senior year in high school. They hooked up an IV line, told me to count backward from 100, and I was out cold by 97.

    Next thing I knew -- it seemed like only a few seconds had passed -- I woke up, got an escort to the bathroom for some personal drain time, and then headed home for some jello and milkshakes.

    Make sure you get one of the little plastic syringes to clean the area so you don't get a dry socket. Buddy got one once. Worst fuckin' pain he says he's ever felt.
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