The-Theory-LizFeatured By OwnerFeb 4, 2013Hobbyist Writer
I've had my wisdom teeth pulled out, and I was under local anesthesia. It is scary at first, but once they numb you up you won't feel a thing I promise. The surgeon I had was really nice, and it went by really quickly.
It's really not that bad. I had to get a tooth pulled last year, because it had rotted out. Mine was a really bad case so I had tissue damage and they had to sew it up more than normal, give me steroids... The first few days are the worst, but that's only because you can't open your mouth very wide and like I said only a few days. I was conscience during mine and I didn't feel it at all, they just drugged me a little bit to help with gagging. You really shouldn't worry, just sleep for a few hours when you get home and eat popsicles, soup, and mashed potatoes and soup for a few days.
I feel so much better now, especially being able to chew on that side of my mouth again. Also, once your gum hardens you'll be able to chew where the tooth used to be.
Over the summer, I had five teeth removed in one sitting. They refused to put me under (which made me anxious and nauseous), so the ten or so needles they pur in my mouth hurt like hell. After my mouth was numb, though, I couldn't feel a thing until it started wearing off on my way home. All that will really happen for you, though, is that you'll wake up with one less tooth.
I have severe anxiety and panic disorder, as well, so i know how you feel. You'll be a lot better off without the tooth, though. It might be scary, but you can get through it. You'll be so glad, trust me. Since I've had those teeth out and the gums have healed over, my face isn't as swollen as it used to get, and I'm overall a happier person.
It really isn't as bad as you think it's going to be!
The pain and agony you will have to suffer will only increase by pushing it from you. Face your adversary and get over the one hour of anxiety that you'll have to face at the dentist's and make your life worth living again. An infected or maybe even rotten tooth can be a serious problem for not just you jaws, but eventually your entire health. There are patients that even got cancer because of a tooth that was not treated fast enough. No, I am not kidding here.
I know this may sound harsh, but here is my opinion on this: 1: GO THERE. 2: GET IT DONE. 3: CELEBRATE.
My mum had a tiny cavity, and she drank some bad water while at a friend's apartment. It got into her blood stream through the cavity, rotted all her teeth, and made her constantly sick. She just recently had to have all her teeth removed.
Better to have it taken care of before it gets that serious!
Funny you should ask since I just had mine done yesterday. I had 3 extractions in a row yesterday. Including my lower wisdom tooth. And I am a huge chicken when it comes to going to the dentsit. I sweat just thinking of calling them for an appointment.LOL.
I found a dentist that offers sedatioon. They gave me a tiny pill to take 1 hour before my appointment. Then when I got there, they gave me a bitter tasting liquid dose of another medicine and then put the nitrous oxcide thing over my nose. They also put me on a blood pressure monitor and a little clippy thing on my finger. When I woke up, everything was done including the cavities fixed and a broken tooth. I felt nothing at all. Sleep sedation is the only way I'll ave work done from now on. I also had another wisdom tooth pulled and a root canal 2 years ago with the same dentist and sedation. All pain free. You MUST have someone to drive you there and back and to stay with you all day because you will be screwed up from the sedation.LOL. Trust me. And they made me sign a paper saying I will have someone to care for me that day...Good luck. I bet you'll do fine...
Pandagirl1029Featured By OwnerFeb 1, 2013Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I'm just a little weirded out because the last time I was put under general anesthesia was to have my achilles tendon lengthened when I was 6. I just remember how much pain I was in for months after that, so I guess I am just comparing it to that.
Let me tell you, I am TERRIFIED of the dentist, but no more. So long as I can keep seeing the same one I have seen for the last 2 years, then I'm good. Pain free, stress free, worry free. Sedation is the way to go. He is a specialist, so he probaby charges more, but it is worth it to me. My sedation was all oral (and nasal for the laughing gas). They called me today to see how I was doing. I am so surprised that I have no pain. Not even a little. And the gal I talked to told me by the end, I was moving around and sat up and told them my back was hurting (those chairs are not soft and cushy) and that they rubbed my back to make it feel better.LOL. I don't remember any of it or what I said. So I am going back next week just to finish polishing my teeth because my back was hurting to much.LOL. But no sedation for the polishing. That doesn't hurt.