Wisdom Teeth Removed

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?

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11 thoughts on “Wisdom Teeth Removed

  1. prosper masakadza September 17, 2014 / 12:17 am

    I have never got my wisdom teeth pulled out before, so I don't know whether or not it is painful.

    I am glad that your teeth were removed without much incidents.

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  2. Lucky September 18, 2014 / 5:37 am

    While I have never had to have my wisdom teeth removed, I know how oral pain feels, especially the needle in the gum for the local anesthetic. I am glad you're doing well and on the road to recovery!

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  3. chase simon September 19, 2014 / 8:31 pm

    I remember when I got my wisdom teeth taken out. I was in excruciating pain. I am so glad that I got it over with!!

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  4. chase simon September 19, 2014 / 10:16 pm

    I also got prescribed some pain medication. Myself tried to do without it and take over the counter medication, this worked for a while, but then I had to give in because the pain was unbearable.

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  5. jake cake March 30, 2015 / 12:07 am

    I've never had my wisdom teeth taken out, although I think I'm getting them taken out next year. I've seen TV shows, movies, and Youtube videos where people have gotten their wisdom teeth out. I can tell that's a pain to deal with it. But, I've had oral surgery before, and I know how it feels. I had to drink smoothies for days, and to take pills every 3-4 hours. Wish me luck next year! 😛

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  6. Sharon Van Fleet April 15, 2015 / 2:37 am

    Thank you. The recovery part was painful but yes I'm doing ok. 🙂

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  7. Sharon Van Fleet April 15, 2015 / 2:38 am

    Yep, it didn't take long for me to cave in. I have a very low tolerance when it comes to pain.

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  8. Sharon Van Fleet April 15, 2015 / 2:39 am

    Good luck! Get plenty of rest, I think that's the only way one can truly heal faster. (Makes the time fly as well)

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  9. Arariel April 21, 2015 / 7:03 pm

    To my knowledge, I've never had mine taken out, nor do I think I'll need to anytime soon.. I am not a fan of having my teeth and gums poked at. >_>

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  10. Baruti Kamau May 22, 2015 / 5:40 pm

    Interesting, Sharon. I am in my prime middle years and I have not had any of my wisdom teeth removed. That's because they don't bother me, at least, not yet. I have been thinking about voluntarily getting them removed to prevent cavities from developing. The thought of surgery alone is intimidating. But the cost of an extraction is almost prohibitive. I've had a total of two extractions over the last 15 years and I had to pay for them out of pocket. Any way to make a long story short and to keep this discussion within context, I have been moving slowly to get my wisdom teeth removed due to the cost of extractions.

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