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How soon after I get my wisdom teeth pulled can i go to school?

 
 
Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2012 02:17 pm
My appointment is next week. My wisdom teeth are impacted and beneath the gums, so they'll have to go in to get them. Funny gas will be used. The appointment is at 9:30 am. Can I go to school the same day? If not, how about the next day?

I haven't had surgery before so I don't know how this type of procedure effects the body.
 
roger
 
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Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2012 02:21 pm
@Anonymous1234567890,
You could go to school the same day, but I really suggest you don't, especially since you may have a prescription for some kind of opiate for pain - which you will likely need.

If you are in physical education this year, get a not from the dentist to excuse you. He will know how long you should avoid strenuous excercise.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2012 02:22 pm
@roger,
and math.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2012 02:22 pm
@Anonymous1234567890,

they will tell you to go home and take it easy for the rest of the day.

you may feel the need to take a cab home from the dentist.

i had mine out in december, and i was a little out of it for about 24 hours -- although i was given novocaine, not laughing gas...
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Mame
 
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Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2012 02:24 pm
@Anonymous1234567890,
I had all four wisdom teeth removed at once. It was many years ago, of course, and no funny gas was used. Unfortunately.

You need to ask your dentist, but I doubt you'll feel up to it that same day. I think the next day would be fine, though.

Make sure he gives you a little syringe to clean out the area - I didn't get one and the smell of teeny tiny rotting food became terrible so I went back and he said, "Oh, sorry! Here's the syringe to rinse your mouth out." duh. Really, you will NEED that!
Anonymous1234567890
 
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Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2012 02:29 pm
@Mame,
Wait, teeny tiny rotting food? Where does it get stuck in? Why can't we just rinse it out? Are we not supposed to?
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2012 02:33 pm
@Anonymous1234567890,

you have to hold off doing anything that might undo the stitches.

they will give you a list of stuff to do -- and not do -- until you have your follow-up.

my follow-up was a week after surgery, and most of the stitches had dissolved by then...
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Mame
 
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Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2012 03:17 pm
@Anonymous1234567890,
There are tiny crevasses in your gums (around the stitches and so on) and your food will naturally sit in them. You can't get them out just by rinsing, and your gums will be sore for the first while anyway. You fill the syringe with warm water and squirt it where the wisdoms where... it flushes out the debris. I'm totally serious about this. I had the worst breath ever in my life and it was all this little rotting food bits.
roger
 
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Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2012 03:21 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:

If you are in physical education this year, get a not from the dentist to excuse you.


Of course, I meant note.
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Anonymous1234567890
 
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Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2012 04:29 pm
@Mame,
Ewww! Gross! As if getting my teeth pulled out isn't going to be bad enough!
Mame
 
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Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2012 05:36 pm
@Anonymous1234567890,
Welcome to the real world!
Anonymous1234567890
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2012 12:29 am
@Mame,
Is there anything I can do before my extraction to help speed my recovery? Like supplements or eating special foods that'll increase my blood count for when I lose blood during the operation? Or something I can take to make my gums heal faster?
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2012 12:32 am
@Anonymous1234567890,
you mean like popeye and spinach?




I don't think so...
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2012 01:03 am
@Anonymous1234567890,
Let my set your mind at ease. You are not going to begin to lose enough blood to worry about.

Good Lord, you must be terrified if you're having questions like that. I mean, you are not going to enjoy it; you might even tell you own kids about it, but it is neither life threating nor dangerous. You do it. You get over it.
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Mame
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2012 08:51 am
@Anonymous1234567890,
After your teeth are removed (they are cut out and stitched up), you can rinse salt water in your mouth several times a day. And use that syringe! Otherwise no one will want to talk to you. I had all four out, as I said, and only one side of my mouth swelled up and was purple. Some people experience the entire lower part of their face going purple and swelling. Everyone's different. It goes away in a few days. Your dentist can tell you what to expect.

Google it. Here's one site, but you can do more searching on your own.

http://www.wikihow.com/Recover-after-Wisdom-Teeth-Surgery
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2012 09:00 am
@Mame,
Mame wrote:
Everyone's different.


definitely the key

some people can return to work/school within a day or so. others have longer recovery periods.

some people are great patients and use the salt water rinse and syringes and have an uneventful recovery.


Listen to Mame, and follow the dental surgeon's directions before and after.
Anonymous1234567890
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2012 09:59 pm
@ehBeth,
It's just that I was told that the operation runs the risk that the nerve underneath one of my wisdom teeth will get messed up. I was told that in the worst case scenario, that side of my face will be numb forever!
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2012 10:01 pm
@Anonymous1234567890,
in the best case everything goes normal, and the next day you feel better...

worrying is bad for your health.

relax, and you will be just fine...
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2012 10:27 pm
I had my wisdom teeth taken out in two different procedures. The worst part about it was not taking the pain pills before I fell asleep after the first procedure. Worst. Headache. Ever.
Anonymous1234567890
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2012 11:07 pm
@Ticomaya,
Oh, my! Thank you very much for sharing your experience! I'll learn from your mistake and be sure to take the pain medication before bed (^_^)
 

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