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SCARED - multiple wisdom teeth removal

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Bigpizzalover Sun 11-Feb-18 20:31:35


I’m scheduled to have my teeth out in the next few months and as they are impacted with cysts I’m told part of my jaw with either be broken or have some of the bone removed.

I’m having 3 out of the 4 teeth removed. Has anyone had this done? How was the pain/swelling after?

Bluedoglead Sun 11-Feb-18 20:33:57

I had 3 out. One or two were impacted. It wasn’t nice and I ended up with antibiotics. But it wasn’t totally unbearable.

Bigpizzalover Sun 11-Feb-18 20:37:44

Thanks, was the swelling bad? My consultant said I will need 1-2 weeks off from work, I work on the phones in a contact centre so I’m not sure whether this will be enough. I know I just need to take it Day by day but just wanted to give my boss a heads up. He’s quite happy to give me the 2 weeks off

Bigpizzalover Sun 11-Feb-18 20:38:42

I’ve just realised this is in the complete wrong section hahah! Can you please move it HQ X

mrsd89 Sun 11-Feb-18 22:43:50

@bigpizza I had two impacted removed two weeks ago, not as complex as yours sounds though.
I was terrified of having it done/dry socket/infection but all was fine, keep dosed up on painkillers andwell hydrated and you will be okay. Do be prepared with soft food fod at least a week.
Worse part for me was the hangover of general anaesthetic.
Good luck x

Bigpizzalover Sun 11-Feb-18 23:13:15

Makes me feel better both of you have said it isn’t as bad as I’m probably expecting! Yes I’ll make sure I have a cupboard full of pain relief, think they said they would give me some to come home with but I may have misheard. Thanks! X

Bluedoglead Mon 12-Feb-18 08:20:26

Take the pain relief. All the pain relief.

And soft food.

Your face will be swollen for a few days but honestly it’s ok. It’s not nice but it’s ok

Bigpizzalover Mon 12-Feb-18 19:19:44

Thank you. Plan on living off soup and smoothies for a few days at least haha x

physicskate Mon 12-Feb-18 20:21:01

I had all four removed as a teenager. I looked like a chipmunk for several weeks. Probably 2??

The drugs were helpful.

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