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Why do I feel so sad, post wisdom tooth extraction?

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 - 17 answers

Can I see an oral surgeon about wisdom teeth before deep cleaning?

Do I need to get my teeth deep cleaned before seeing the oral surgeon? [more inside]
posted by Danila on Nov 19, 2013 - 12 answers

"It's worse than childbirth!"

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 - 22 answers

What should I eat after I get my wisdom teeth out?

What are the best, funnest, most satisfying foods to eat after I get my wisdom teeth out? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Sep 27, 2012 - 34 answers

I miss eating sandwiches.

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 - 16 answers

This wasn't in the aftercare booklet...

SillyQuestionFilter: When can I make out after having a wisdom tooth out? [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Jan 4, 2011 - 10 answers

never trust anyone with bad teeth

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 - 19 answers

Should I set these wisdom teeth clots free?

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 - 11 answers

Removing the wisdom tooth opposite the problem?

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 - 22 answers

I think I have an operculum, a partially erupted wisdom tooth. Is this okay?

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 - 22 answers

Tips for recovery from tooth extraction?

Care to share your tips for coping post-tooth removal? [more inside]
posted by Dreama on Oct 16, 2006 - 20 answers

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