Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Well I had all four wisdom teeth out 2 days ago (April 25th 2007), the days before the surgery I was really nervous and really scared of having a dry socket.

I was put to sleep for the operation when I came around I did feel abit of pain but it was managable. When I woke all I could taste was blood and asked the nurse if it was over. They had to cut my gums to get the lower teeth out, I have got stitches now which should desolve in a few days. When I got back home, I had yoghurt and mashed up bananas so I could take the pain killers and anti biotics. I didn't do much that day, just felt really tired and all I wanted to do was sleep.

The following day I woke up and looked in the mirror, I was really shocked how swollen my face got. I looked like a chipmonk with puffy cheeks lol. Eating was hard and took over 10 mins to eat a full banana (wasn't mashed up). After every meal, I rinsed my mouth with salt water to make it heal faster. That night, I decided not to take any pain killers because they make feel tired and I thought I didn't need them. I woke up in the morning at 6 am in pain, so I decided to eat a banana to line my stomach and take a pain killer and go back to sleep.

Today was a good, I managed to get solid food even though it was just noodles and I had to chew with my front teeth. It took me 20 mins to eat it, but it was a nice change from mash potato, soggy cereal and mashed up bananas. So far I haven't experienced any unmanagable pain I always make sure I rinse my mouth carefully after I eaten to stop food from getting trapped in the sockets. Hopefully in a few more days my face will go back to normal. Anyway I hope my story help you and thanks for reading.

Rogersung Rogersung
22-25, M
1 Response Apr 27, 2007

OUCH OUCH OUCH - and DOUBLE OUCH! I'm a wimp when it comes to the dentist!! Considering this is a real old story now I'm guessing your over the pain - I would seriously hope so anyway :)<br />
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I don't think i have my wisdom teeth yet, I shouldn't be reading stories like this as they just scare me LOL!