My Wisdom Teeth Extraction - Horrible Experience!I had all four of my impacted wisdom teeth removed two and a half weeks ago. I am 27 years old, so I am considered a bit "old" to have the procedure done. About a year ago, my dental hygenist noticed that my two upper cuspids were in fact, baby teeth. (The fact that my dentist never realized this still makes me a bit nervous-I have since switched dentists). I was then referred to an orthodondist who told me I would need braces in order to anchor my adult teeth and pull them in to place. He took x-rays and told me that it wouldn't be a bad idea to get my wisdom teeth removed at the same time. So, I made my appointment. The morning of my appointment, I was really on edge. I was not nervous one bit about getting my baby teeth removed-the roots were nearly non-existent so I knew it wouldn't take much to remove them. My wisdom teeth on the other hand-that was an entirely different story. The oral surgeon showed me my x-rays again and told me what was going to happen during surgery. He pointed out that my lower left wisdom tooth was very close to a nerve, and there was a chance it might get hit during surgery. He said if it did happen, I should have feeling back in that area within a week. I signed the papers and the nurse started getting me ready for surgery. I felt like I was going to pass out from fear. I had never been put under before. The nurse was very nice and explained everything to me as she did it. She attached monitor pads to my chest and my left side. She then placed the large mask over my face and told me she was going to administer the laughing gas. I freaked at first-I felt so claustrophobic with that thing on my face! She told me to breathe in deeply as she inserted the IV in to my right hand. I remember telling her about how I had to remove my black nail polish from my toes, (a requirement before surgery to check circulation), and how embarassed I was because it left a dark residue on my nails. I think she asked about my son, but I don't remember because I was out. It took less than 2 minutes for me to be out like a light. I was told the surgery would take about an hour. When I woke up, I was told that it had taken 3 hours. My shock was compounded as the pain set in. With a vengence. The doctor had previously told me that the first day would be fine because I would be numb for quite some time. Well, from the second I woke up, I felt like someone was hitting me in the face with a hammer. Every single heartbeat was felt 10-fold in my mouth. My mouth was so packed with gauze that I felt like I was going to choke. As I lay on the recovery bed, I had to fight back the urge to scream out in pain. I would rather go through child birth again. And I was in labor for 24 hours. My friend was finally able to come back to retrieve me and drive me home. We went directly to the pharmacy to get my presc
I plan on complaining. haha.