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October 4, 2010 8:31 PM Subscribe
I'm having 2 wisdom teeth and another out in a couple of days. I'm growing increasing nervous about the procedure. What can I expect?
posted by Admira to health & fitness (27 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
When I was a teenager I had one wisdom tooth out nad I do not have fond recollections of the experience. I don't recall the specifics, but during the procedure I seem to recall reasonably significant pain, discomfort from the yanking etc. It also seemed to last for quite a long time, maybe 1.5 hours.
After the surgery I didn't move from the lounge for 3 days and barely ate a thing. But I was in a haze from the meds so looking back it didn't seem so bad (though my Mum happily tells stories of how miserable I was during that week or so).
My brother, who is normally much more of a cry baby about things like this, came back from having two teeth out and asked Mum what was for dinner, he was fine!
Now I'm due to get two wisdoms out and another tooth that my wisdom has cracked and damaged quite badly. It was 15 years ago when I got my last one out, will things be better?
My dentist says it will only take half an hour for all 3, and no need to put me under, he'll just give me a few injections. I've been consulting Dr Google and found a whole range of "it was fine, no pain!" to "Hell! Never again!"
One of my colleagues recommended I take a valium beforehand... I've never touched valium before and not sure its a great idea. If it helps me chill out though I'm open to the idea.
So I've come to the hive mind for advice. Assuming my dentist is competent at this kind of thing, how should things go?
I've read the previous posts but most were about post procedure recovery... thats the bit I'm worried least about for some reason!