Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by silverspoon65, Jul 31, 2011.
Aug 2, 2011
Can you just stay awake for the procedure so that it's easier?
My update - I moved my appt up the day before PD starts - so I should definitely be recovered when the kids start a week later. If I feel ok the next two days I will go to PD and if I don't I will have to burn sick days for the meetings, but at least I will be good when the kids come back. And I really won't lose any sleep over those first two days, which tend to be real downers.
Aug 5, 2011
Don't eat a lot of ice cream. My kids just had their's out and I one of them ate tons of ice cream. He seemed to have a harder time. I wonder if the ice cream fat content or something made his gums swell more or something (well, you know like pimples form when to much chocolate). Also, I think the chocolate enhanced the irritibility of the antibiotic causing itchiness. He had streaks all over from scratching and he had a hard time sleeping.
My brother has been putting his off for several years--so this week he got to have an emergency extraction in Bismarck, ND, in the middle of a road trip, because one of them was cracked and he was in horrible pain. I'm betting he makes the appointment for the others as soon as he can when he gets back...
I think you'll be fine by the time the kids start. I had all four of my impacted wisdom teeth out when I was 15 and while I remember nothing of that first day, it wasn't too bad. I was definitely in a little pain the next few days but nothing unbearable. What really got to me was having to clean the holes out, ewww.
Aug 6, 2011
Both my kids had theirs done at the same time - about 4 days and 4 hours ago. One has not taken any pain meds. for 2 days. The other is still in a lot of pain, but we don't think it is "dry socket."
The one that has no pain now had to take four times as much sedation but they reached the max.dose and he never did go out. He does not remember any pain, but the problem was he kept talking through the whole procedure for all four teeth making it difficult for the doctor. Fortunately we have an excellent dentist who was able to keep up with the constant jawing which he said made no sense. At the end of the procedure my kid stared at me and talked to me as if he wasn't really their. Weird!!!!! Wish I had a camera. He keeps wanting me to show him over and over how he looked and talked.
May 13, 2019
So funny to see this old thread revived. I'm sitting in a coffee shop waiting for the call from the oral surgeon that my daughter is ready to pick up after having her wisdom teeth extracted.
I hope you realize this post is from 2011.
Our sons are going to end up having theirs removed.
Funny how often the revival of a thread long dormant is spam...
And, I'm sorry for responding.
No worries, MrsC. I trust your daughter has shaken off her anesthesia and is able to consider the outside world in general and food in particular with something other than agony and/or nausea.
Jun 27, 2019
Ditto...This is some serious stuff, I know if I was in pain, I wouldn’t want to wait until my dentist came back. I would ask him if he could refer me to one of his close associates. Certainly he can understand & he won’t mind losing a couple of dollars, (smile) and his buddy would appreciate the referral. Just make sure this dentist is in your network and all your insurance is covered your I’s are dotted and your T’s are crossed.
I remember when my daughter had braces and her orthodontist had a real bad accident, and injured both of his hands. He looked really out of sorts with his hand is bandaged up walking around looking back-and-forth at all his patients. He tried to do the work as much coaching as he could with his assistants, ( which I honestly resented) and eventually he had to give his patients a letter saying he had to retire early and he was going to transfer all his patients to someone else. Stuff like that happens you know..
The important issue here is we’re no spring chickens. I was 18 to when I had it done and I had all for them taken out. Now that you’re older and you really don’t know what to expect. I mean technology and surgeries have changed, but at the end of the day nobody can predict how your body will react or feel. So wouldn’t want to mess up the beginning of the school year like you said. I wouldn’t want to take up extra time later. Wouldn’t want to miserable the whole summer. I know for me, it was very irritating. And the recovery took awhile too.
I would do my research, like all good teachers do. And find the best possible person along with some referrals that my current office would make. I would bank an extra day or two for recovery just for my own peace of mind. I’d take a visit to that office and might even do a drive-by three times just to see & here what the office looks like going in and coming out, and settle myself and say OK I’m going to do this. And just for good measure, make the follow up appointment with your same orthodontist. That way you can make sure everything is cool, and you feel better.
I tend to stick with the adage, never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
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