Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 565816

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Have to get my wisdom teeth out

Posted by Angela2 on October 11, 2005, at 19:59:14

I just am so afraid to go through with it. This is going to take out a big unwanted chunk of time out of therapy tomorrow.

 

Re: Have to get my wisdom teeth out Angela2

Posted by crazy teresa on October 11, 2005, at 21:02:52

In reply to Have to get my wisdom teeth out, posted by Angela2 on October 11, 2005, at 19:59:14

It's no fun, but not having them out can be worse later on. Best of luck to you!

 

Re: Have to get my wisdom teeth out

Posted by sleepygirl on October 11, 2005, at 22:30:10

In reply to Have to get my wisdom teeth out, posted by Angela2 on October 11, 2005, at 19:59:14

Sorry 'bout that- it's not pleasant of course, but it doesn't have to be TOO bad. I had mine out and survived - just get some good painkillers before you go. Missing therapy sucks :-(

 

Re: Have to get my wisdom teeth out

Posted by Emily Elizabeth on October 11, 2005, at 23:04:24

In reply to Have to get my wisdom teeth out, posted by Angela2 on October 11, 2005, at 19:59:14

Sorry to hear it. I put off having mine taken out for a long time. I guess I was a little afraid. It wasn't so bad though.

Remember, you don't have to be able to speak to talk to babblers! :) We'll be here for you!

Best,
EE

 

Re: Have to get my wisdom teeth out

Posted by happyflower on October 12, 2005, at 0:04:47

In reply to Re: Have to get my wisdom teeth out, posted by Emily Elizabeth on October 11, 2005, at 23:04:24

I will never forget getting my inpacted wisdom teeth out. But I will save that story for after you have your's already out. Be sure to buy some soft foods to eat for a couple of days. I liked mashed potaoes, jello, pudding, and applesause. Good luck!

 

Re: Have to get my wisdom teeth out Angela2

Posted by javableue on October 12, 2005, at 6:05:09

In reply to Have to get my wisdom teeth out, posted by Angela2 on October 11, 2005, at 19:59:14

Sorry to hear it. :-( I had mine out last year (as well as the requisite panic attack right before) and it wasn't exactly fun, but it wasn't nearly as bad as I had expected. I bought some yummy sorbet for the occasion and ate little else for the first two days. Favourite books/movies are great for comfort after the fact (this, of course, depending on whether you get "fun meds" and how alert you would be as a result). Your dentist/surgeon will likely give you postoperative guidelines which can make recovery much easier, things like sleeping with your head elevated. The only thing I can think of which wasn't was brushing your teeth; once the swelling goes down enough for you to do so, the area might still be too tender for usual brushing. I found that BrushUps helped a lot to gently clean, in particular for the back teeth.

Hope all goes well and you have a speedy recovery. Take care of yourself.

jb

 

Re: Have to get my wisdom teeth out Angela2

Posted by rainbowbrite on October 12, 2005, at 7:15:10

In reply to Have to get my wisdom teeth out, posted by Angela2 on October 11, 2005, at 19:59:14

good luck today! It isnt that bad, you have an excuse for a few days to just sit around on drugs, watching movies and eating icecream all day :-)

Hope it goes well

 

Re: Have to get my wisdom teeth out

Posted by Angela2 on October 12, 2005, at 9:36:13

In reply to Have to get my wisdom teeth out, posted by Angela2 on October 11, 2005, at 19:59:14

Thanks people. I actually haven't set a date to do it yet. I'm procrastinating and scared. But I plan to tlak about it in therapy today.

 

Re: Have to get my wisdom teeth out Angela2

Posted by ClearSkies on October 12, 2005, at 13:35:20

In reply to Re: Have to get my wisdom teeth out, posted by Angela2 on October 12, 2005, at 9:36:13

Good luck with it - my wisdom teeth never showed up. My dentist tried to tell me it meant I was evolutionarily advanced - what a joke!
If you're having anticipatory anxiety, tell the dentist/oral surgeon about it; many of them will premedicate their patients with xanax before a procedure.

Still dentally challenged,
ClearSkies

 

Re: Have to get my wisdom teeth out Angela2

Posted by rainbowbrite on October 13, 2005, at 7:13:14

In reply to Re: Have to get my wisdom teeth out, posted by Angela2 on October 12, 2005, at 9:36:13

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/psycho/20051008/msgs/565848.html

What? huh? lol this response was for *THIS* post. who moved it??

 

wrong link

Posted by rainbowbrite on October 13, 2005, at 7:17:05

In reply to Re: Have to get my wisdom teeth out Angela2, posted by rainbowbrite on October 13, 2005, at 7:13:14

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/psycho/20051008/msgs/566185.html


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