I Can't Speak "..."

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Jun 3, 2008

I Can't Speak "..." by Opium at 1:41 AM (3,377 Views / 0 Likes) 48 replies

  1. Opium
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    I literally just came back from getting two of my wisdom teeth removed (my other two were removed last week) and I once again can't speak. I will be forming some sort of language based on grunts for the rest of the day. It's times like this I'm glad I'm not a mute. It's kinda frustrating not being able to speak. Luckily I have GBAtemp to turn to (writing ftw!)

    My face is still numb so it's not hurting yet and my girlfriend is coming down this afternoon to stay with me a few days, so it wont be so bad. When I got my last two out they healed pretty well, it's just the constant blood of the first day that's a little off putting. I've got swabs in my mouth that I have to change soon and It ain't going to be a pretty sight.

    The worst part about the whole thing was the cracking sound when the dentist removes the teeth. It sounds like bones breaking and snapping, but aside from that it's not as bad as you make it out to be in your mind.

    I will spend the rest of the day not laying in bed but writing more of my iTouchDS review, about time eh?

    Anywho, has anyone else gone through the whole 'ripping wisdom teeth out of my face' ordeal? What are your experiences?
     


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    Just curious, how much does it cost to have your wisdom tooth pulled out?
    I think it's like 350 CAD a tooth, ripoff I'd say.
     
  3. Opium
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    Mine were $AU170-200 for each tooth.
     
  4. Joujoudoll

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    I'm sorry! I hope you feel better soon...

    I had my wisdom teeth removed, the two bottom ones first and then 8 months later the top ones...

    When I had the bottom ones removed, the teeth hadn't come through yet, so they had to cut my gums open and then break the teeth and then scrap the jaw and sew me back up. Whenever they have to scrap the jaw, it hurts like hell.

    I was in so much pain for 2 weeks and I couldn't eat hardly anything. Just moving my tongue hurt. And I was throwing up, which hurt really bad from the acid in my puke.... Lol.

    My dentist told me to put headphones on so I couldn't hear the cracking sounds, but I was so drugged up on Lorazepam and Nitrous that I didn't care about the sounds, and after the procedure that I fell into the dentists tray and they had to get me a wheel chair... My mum had to help me up the stairs when we got home and she had to undress me and I passed out for 6 hours. Lol, that was nice though.

    I really hope you feel better, and I hope you don't get dry socket. Remember, don't drink through straws or suck on anything... The suction can make the clots come out and you'll get dry socket, which is much much worse than what you feel right now.

    Get lots of rest and let us know how you feel after you've healed! I'll keep you in my thoughts.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. I actually had 3 (yea, only 3, seems i have an extra extractor sp?) pulled late march. two top and one bottom.

    I had the doc put me to sleep so I wouldnt feel anything. He put an IV in me and I was done. I woke up and didnt remember a thing.

    I was so drugged that apparently I tried to buy a bottle of NOS off of the nurse and presented her with my credit card. [​IMG] Then my mum drove me to CVS to get the drugs (Vicoden and anti-biotics). The only thing I remembered was standing in front of the mirror being held up and spitting out the nasty gauss that was in my mouth. I fell asleep and woke up a few hours later. The first morning after, I puked about 3 times in succession, and that was horrible.

    The top 2 teeth didnt hurt at all and required NO stitches, but the bottom left tooth required stitches and was swollen for about a week afterwards. I had this weird yellow bruise going down my jaw past my adams apple to my mid neck. It looked like someone hit me in the face with a cynder block.

    all-in-all, i enjoyed being drugged up for 3 days and playing some video games.

    I think the procedure costs about $790 USD that includes the general anesthesia as well.

    Enjoy the drugs and try to keep your mind in the games.
     
  6. Joujoudoll

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    I had bruising on my face too... Both sides actually, and I looked like a chipmunk. I was on percocet aka oxycodone, and I would pass out every 4 hours from the pain meds. I couldn't even watch tv because the pain meds were making me very sleepy.
     
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    I'm sorry you cant speak, but be glad that you're numb. When I went to the dentist just for fillings they gave me pain shots and they didn't work. The first time I got a filling I'd say the pain was 30-50% of what it could've been, and it wasn't pretty. They wanted to throw me out because of it--the dentists is so stupid and impatient [​IMG]--anyway, but I was 15 or 16 and my older brother told them to complete the procedure after we'd had a little "talk" (Read: he threatened me when we were alone [​IMG]) so they did.

    The second time I went back to get a second filling they gave me drugs for the pain--didn't work I felt atleast 70% of what they were doing. They actually gave me about 5 shots and then switched to a different drug and gave me 3 of those--after nearly 2 hours I was red eyed, dizzy, drowsy and my heart rate was out of whack but my jaw was not the least bit numb. As they'd reached the legal limit of drugs they could administer to a person of my weight they tried again and I almost screamed aloud so the lady got mad at me and put in temps--I still felt that, it still hurt--then called my dad. I nearly fell out in the waiting room and he helped me down the steps as I was so whacked out from their meds. They said they'd refer me to someone who could put me to sleep for the dental procedure--that was over a year ago. I've still got temps in my mouth and I've had a really bad tooth ache for the past several months.

    I hate blood though, so sorry about that, use gloves or something when you change the gauze. Also, bite your dentist next time you get the chance--thats the only thing that I regret. NOT biting the evil dentist when I had the chance.

    I'm always told by Doctors that I am oddly sensitive. I can endure pain, I just cant stand to be touched and I dont like answering questions either, which makes it hard on the Drs. I encounter as the only way they can know whats wrong is to ask questions. Maybe one day I'll get over my lunacy.

    I'm looking forward to reading the iTouchDS review though, it should be interesting. [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, was the bruising bad for you too? I had the chipmunk cheek on my left side. lol... I had an uneven face. I passed out almost entirely for the first day. i had the surgery done at about 11am and they finished in 30 minutes or so. i slept till about 5pm, chilled for a little while, then passed out at about 9pm.

    I ended up waking up at 4am and couldnt fall back asleep because i felt naeseaus sp?. So i watched tv and fell asleep. I puked at around 7 and then ate a can of chicken noodle soup, and i threw up the entire can.
    after that though, I felt great for the entire weekend. I think I had to get the anesthisia out of my system.

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    sorry gizmo_gal, looks like u had a really shady dentist. I wonder if they were diluting the nova-cane. That is odd. U may need to see a specialist that will put u to sleep and have all of them fixed at one time to avoid future visits.
     
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    lol wisdom teeth removal. I had mine done 2 years ago. Luckily, over the summer where no one can see me. I had a friend who had a crush on me come visit me by surprise though. She was shocked to see my cheeks swell so much at that time. She thought it was cute and thought that I reminded her of a chipmunk. Swelling took like 1 week to recover.

    The only bad part was after the mini surgery was when the numbness wore off. I started to feel quite a bit of pain. But that was about it. I got annoyed how I had to drink until I was full instead of actually eating. I lost appetite and also lost a bit of weight. But eventually, I just gained it all back again after I can chew. I was so happy that I was able to chew after a while.

    It costs quite a bit here. I'm not sure sure about $350 a tooth, I had all 4 of mine removed at once but its better then going there more than once. I'm sure it was expensive though.

    Edit: I was put to sleep with a numb needle as well for the min surgery.
     
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    Yes, the bruising was bad, and your story sounds a lot like mine... I had the procedure done at 10 am and I passed out until 5 or 6 pm and then I took pain meds and passed out again... Lol. I remember sleeping on the couch or in the recliner passed out with my hello kitty blanket.
     
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    I was lucky and was born with no wisdom teeth. [​IMG]
     
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    I didn't know what was possible... I thought everyone had wisdom teeth.
     
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    5 wisdom teeth here, the fifth is about the size of a K9. They don't need to be removed. And I have enough room for all of them. Glad to report I will never go through any of this. But if I feel too good about it I will probably end up eatting my words.
    I'll take those pain meds tho.


    Wisdom teeth come in later in life 17-25 generally. Although "different human populations differ greatly in the percentage of the population which form wisdom teeth, ranging from 99.8% in Bantu speakers to nearly 0% in Mexican Indians." Info from the wiki.
     
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    You might think you have room, and you probably do, but that doesn't really play much in the fact that if you can't brush them well enough and they start getting cavities, then you'll probably end up getting them taken out. Just hope and pray that you can brush your wisdom teeth well enough that they won't get cavities.
     
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    aww :[
    a lot of my friends has got theirs removed. but for me, mine have not yet grown in, but when they do, i dont doubt i will have to get them removed (im pretty sure some dentists just say you have to get them removed for money -.-)
     
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    Lol tinymonkey...

    Sometimes it is necessary to get the wisdom teeth removed depending on the situation... The bottom ones were never going to come through and the dentist told me that if you let them sit in there, they can get infected and abscessed... I have been told that abscessed teeth hurt like hell.... I hope I never get one.

    For my top ones, they were getting cavities because I couldn't brush them very well, so they removed them.

    Like I said, just hope and pray that you can brush them well. Then you won't have to worry about them.

    My mum has her wisdom teeth still because she has a nice jaw that will allow her to fit a tooth brush back there.
     
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    Yeah, screw those dentists that treat it like its a preventitive procedure. Its become way too popular these days. People fail to remember an age when having them removed was pretty much out of the question. IE the majority of the span of humanity. Why don't people realize that they are natural?
    But yes, I am aware that sometimes the teeth don't come in well for some people....I'm just not thrilled with dentists acting like tooth psychics and taking them out "Just in case..."

    Ps. The first teeth to generally have cavities are the six year molars. Which are your first perm molar teeth. So I'm not worried about having my wisdom teeth stay in my head. I can brush correct.
     
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    It good time to learn Some 'Sign Language'...

    Opium are you [​IMG]
     
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    I had the 4 teeth behind my top and bottom k-9 teeth removed, but I was knocked out, so I didn't hear em get pulled out. It did hurt like fuck for days though. Only thing I could eat was rice.
     

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