I decided that when I have kids and I have the opportunity to let them have all of their wisdom teeth taken out I am going to approve it when they are younger – so they don’t have to remember it. I had two of mine removed, both on the right side.
Thursday evening was when I had it done. Probably the most painful part of the procedure was with the anesthetic dentist needle, which they had to do 7 times because apparently I am not supposed to feel any sharp pain while they are pulling the teeth. After the 7th one I convinced myself that if it didn’t work I am just going to lie because those needles were so painful, I was willing to risk feeling the actual extraction. The 7th one worked thankfully and they were able to pull out the bottom and top wisdom teeth without a problem. He stitched me up and told me to not have any solids during the next 24 hours and avoid all straws until I’m fully healed.
I was prescribed Norco but he told me to take ibuprofen if I can because it helps with the swelling too. I found that the mornings was when it hurt the most and I found myself wanting to take the Norco. The bad thing is when I take that stuff I get so incredibly sleepy and I am pretty much useless the rest of the day.
So far my diet has consisted of mashed potatoes, cream of wheat, yogurt, blueberry/banana smoothies, pudding, and today I treated myself to some pancakes. Oh man, I am so ready for a REAL meal. My gums need to hurry and fully heal already.
Have you had any of your wisdom teeth removed? What was your experience like?