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Need support / someone to talk to - I'm in hideous pain after wisdom teeth op :( Come and cheer me up pls!

(27 Posts)
Clockface Tue 07-Jul-09 16:02:26

I had two wisdom teeth out last Tues under GA, and I've had the worst week since then.

Basically I've been in huge pain since then. I'm on my second course of anti-biotics and I've tried taking solpadol for the pain, which didn't help at all, so my dooctor gave me tramodol which also didn't do a ting, so yesterday my doctor gave me morphine shock which stoped the pain but made me feel so nauseous (I'm on anti-sickness tablets as well.) Dh took the day off work yesterday but had to go back today. I haven't taken any morphine today as it knocked me out last night. My mum brought the dc home from school but has gone home now and I'm still in hideous pain. My dd is having a huge tantrum as I write, because I'm not able to take her to her swimming lesson. Dh is due to get home around 7 pm. I just need to get throug the next few hours - help!

Clockface Tue 07-Jul-09 16:09:47


Bettymum Tue 07-Jul-09 16:14:46

You poor thing! I had one out a year ago, but it healed quickly, luckily.
So it's been a week and you're still in this much pain? I really think you should be going back to see the dentist/dental surgeon in case you have an infection in there or something, I would really have thought it would be healing by now.
Hope you get some more good advice.

Clockface Tue 07-Jul-09 16:19:09

I'm due to see my dental surgeon on Fri. I went back to the (BUPA) hospital yesterday who gave me the tramodol and the surgeon's message that if I'm feeling poorly I can see him at his Harley Street surgery before then. Which is nice but completely impractical as I live way out of London and can braely make it upstairs... hmm. I have a stomach condition too, Crohn's Disease, which has been set off big time by all this. And I think I might have thrush too. sad

Dd has calmed down now at least and is playing with ds in the other room...that's good at least! smile

Dh also phoned to say he should be home by 6 ish so that's good too. smile

The pain is just unbelievably bad though.

Ladyface Tue 07-Jul-09 21:56:10

Gargle with some hot salt water, as hot and salty as you can stand. I know it is an old fashioned remedy but I did this after I had all 4 wisdom teeth out together and they were healing nicely after a week.

Hope you feel better soon.

muffle Tue 07-Jul-09 22:00:33

Corsodyl mouthwash - I had a wisdom tooth out and it was still agony after a week, ended up on antibiotics etc. - and this really helped - I just wish I had known about it sooner!

Bettymum Wed 08-Jul-09 11:11:26

How are you feeling today Clockface?
Salt and water gargle definitely the way to go, do it after every meal if you're not already. Maybe that's why mine healed so quickly.
Hope you're feeling better, anyway.

Clockface Wed 08-Jul-09 13:09:31


I am still in a fair bit of pain tbh. I've been gargling, and using Corsydal. Just about to take my next abtch of anti-biotics and some paracetomol and Crohn's meds. Blimey....

I had a phone call last night from a friend who'd had a terrible time after her wisdom teeth were removed and that kind of made me feel better smile. I want to be feeing better enough by Friday to get out of this house and go shopping. I got the dc up and ready for school this a.m. and did the school run - first time since I had the teeth out. I was pretty wiped out afterwards. I'd like to have a nap now but I'm in too much pain to sleep sad. So i'm just sitting here reading MN!

candyfluff Wed 08-Jul-09 14:31:53

you could possibly have what they call dry sockets i had one a few months ago its where the blood clot fails to develop in the extraction site -the pain is awful -id go back to get a clove dressing put over the sites it tastes disgusting but takes so much of the pain away ,i just took co-codoml but it didnt touch the pain.
hope you feel better soon

Clockface Wed 08-Jul-09 14:45:08

Wow Candyfuff I have just Googled that and it rings so true. The unbearaable pain came on about 3 or 4 days after the suregery, and the day it started I remember everything tasted disgusting - couldn't eat a thing.

Shall continue Googling. Thank you! smile

candyfluff Thu 09-Jul-09 12:37:32

ur welcome my love - how are you feeling today ?

candyfluff Thu 09-Jul-09 12:38:12

by the way if it is a dry socket the i t will take a lot longer to heal than normal mine took a good 6 weeks

Clockface Thu 09-Jul-09 12:43:02

Hi Candyfluff!

I am slightly better today. But 6 weeks???? shock That's awful. Were you in agony?

Last night I took some Tramodol but boy did it make me sick. I decided then not to use any more hard core pain killers as the side effects are as bad as the pain itself sad.

And...exciting thing...for the first time in over a week, I am going out this afternoon! Just popping to the shops with my mum for an hour. I hope I'm going to be okay...

candyfluff Thu 09-Jul-09 13:00:41

no not in pain for 6 weeks
just a week maybe 10 days ,really think you should ask for a clove dressing they just lay it gently over the hole and it deadens the pain so much

Bettymum Thu 09-Jul-09 13:43:35

Sorry to hear you're still hurting Clockface
My DH had a small operation last week and they gave him Tramodol for afterwards, 20 minutes after he takes a tablet he's slurring and dizzy, and has to go to bed. He's decided to put up with the pain and make do with paracetamol rather than take any more of them.
Are you still due to see your surgeon tomorrow? Hopefully he or she can do something for you.
Have fun at the shops

Clockface Fri 10-Jul-09 21:51:42

Well, I saw my consultant today and the upshot is that it was an 'extremely difficult extraction' and that he'd had to go very deep and try his darndest not to damage the nerve bundles which are precariously close to the surface of my gum. The years of steroid-taking for Crohn's Disease have not helped amtters. sad

Also yes I do have large dry sockets sad. He put in dressings (very clovey) and just recommended taking the strongest pain killers I can stomach without vomiting sad. It just seems that I've been unfortunate with this. It is really sore again today and I'm feeling very crotchety. Grrrr. Blimmin' teeth.

geordieminx Fri 10-Jul-09 21:58:02

I had 3 out in january under GA, so you really do have my deepest sympathy. They think that they may have fractured my jaw when they did mine, but give that it took 4 months to get an appointment to see the consultant again, the pain had gone by then!

Just try and take it easy, and although its a nightmare to try and eat, its better if you are taking the pain killers on food as it might not upset your stomach so much.

And remember there are no medals for bravory - do as little as possible!

Clockface Fri 10-Jul-09 22:08:54

I now Geordieminx, but part of my frustration is that I have so much to do - we are moving house in a month and renting this one out, so we're having it re-wired, re-plastered, having windows and doors replaced, having it recarpeted, to hopefully get a tenant in by the start of Oct...and of course before any of that can happen, we have to empty this house and get rid of around half our stuff (we are down-sizing)...agggh! I am sooooooooo behind! So this has happened at a really crap time.

Also the final weeks at work here and meeting up with friends to say goodbye have been well and truly kaiboshed. We are having a leaving party next weekend and I am mighty determined to go ahead with that even if I am feeling rubbish.

How did your extraction go? 3 is a lot to have out...

Clockface Fri 10-Jul-09 22:10:29

I mean, I know. I'm such a poor typist! blush My 6 y o dd is learning how to type properly - I think I might learn with her! smile

geordieminx Fri 10-Jul-09 22:12:15

It wasnt pretty - 2 bottom and 1 top. I looked like this only without the stubble.

I had my mum up for a week to look after ds who was 20 months at the time.

Clockface Fri 10-Jul-09 22:13:47

Did you have the hat and the cactus?!! grin

geordieminx Fri 10-Jul-09 22:16:55

No, but I considered buying one of these off ebay! grin

Clockface Fri 10-Jul-09 22:18:07


Right, I'm off to bed...night! smile

londonartemis Fri 10-Jul-09 22:27:06

Are you sure you don't have a bone infection? DH was in terrible pain after getting his out and it was down to that.

Clockface Sat 11-Jul-09 08:44:46

Dry sockets is a bone inflammtion, Londonartemis. It's not infected as far as I know... hmm

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