Have any of you flown on an airplane the day after you got a wisdom tooth removed? My oral surgeon says it'll be fine, but I'm nervous.
I waited until we got to Thailand to fix my broken tooth.
Everything went great, except that the dentist says that my upper right wisdom tooth is to blame for the breakage.
For some wild reason, my American dentists have said for years that I don't have wisdom teeth, or maybe that they weren't a problem for me, but I looked at the x-ray and there it is, plain as day. And, apparently, it's busting up my bottom teeth.
Because dentistry is so well-advanced and affordable in Thailand ($50 per tooth extraction performed), and because my lack of dental health insurance means I'd be saving tons of money by having this done in Thailand, I'd much rather have this taken care of here instead of the US.
However, I'm flying back to the US the day after the surgery. My dentist says air travel will be fine, but I'm nervous. I mean, he's the guy with dentistry degrees and awards all over his wall, and I've never had so much as an ear popping when I've traveled, but I have nightmarish fears that the change in cabin pressure will put me in excruciating pain.
Has anyone tried this before? What happened?
I've read this question
, but the person had a solid week's time before they got on a plane.