I had a wisdom tooth extracted yesterday, surgically with IV sedation. I was very very nervous, but it went fine, and today the pain is under easy control from paracetamol.
However, I feel not just completely drained (which is, I guess, understandable given how tense I was yesterday and the small physical trauma) but unusually sad. I can't remember the procedure due to the sedation, and I feel weirdly like I'm missing a bit of time that I shouldn't be. I feel ashamed that I was so nervous beforehand. But more than that I just feel so sad about nothing I can put my finger on.
I take lofepramine for depression, which is generally pretty well under control. Would any of the drugs I might have been given yesterday counteracted it? Has anyone else experienced this?
posted by anonymous
on Nov 28, 2013 -
My sister has a dental emergency -- a wisdom tooth with a wicked infection -- and we are in a rural area with no open dentist offices. What are her options? [more inside]
posted by youandiandaflame
on Sep 29, 2012 -
I had a wisdom tooth extracted. Ten days later I still can't open my mouth more than an inch or two without experiencing pain. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by Memo
on Oct 29, 2011 -
I have a carny mouth. Should I get dental insurance before I decide to take care of it? No pain, but several cavities and a few teeth (including two wisdom teeth) have been rotting and falling apart for several years. 4-6 years ago, a dental school said that it would cost 4-5 thousand dollars and take 3-4 visits to fix. That doesn't include getting them whitened or anything cosmetic. Today, one of my molars broke in half and I swallowed it with some wasabi trail mix. That tooth only had a little speck of a cavity yesterday. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 9, 2009 -
WisdomTeethFilter: I had my bottom two out yesterday afternoon. After changing the gauze the first time, I noticed I had little stringy, thin tissues hanging from each hole. I called my surgeon, who said losing these initial clots was normal and not dry socket. Problem is, they haven't dissolved or broken off like I hoped. I'm worried they'll end up pulling up my real clots out. So, should I cut them? Pull them? Leave 'em be? [more inside]
posted by miniminimarket
on Jan 11, 2009 -
WisdomToothFilter. My previous dentist told me I had impacted wisdom teeth, which might need future attention.
I now have toothache in the bottom
-right of my jaw. New dentist says I have an infection there and has prescribed me antibiotics. However, he says the problem is the top
-right tooth which is pressing down in the wrong place, and it's the top one that needs to be extracted.
Is it valid to remove the tooth that's not
giving me a problem? [more inside]
posted by TheophileEscargot
on Sep 12, 2008 -
I've got a wisdom tooth partly in. While it's not causing me discomfort, it smells weird and I think I've found the medical name for it: operculum. Suggestions? Experiences? More inside. [more inside]
posted by GilloD
on Nov 19, 2007 -