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Old 06-10-2013, 10:57 AM   #11
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I understand what you're saying--my husband is the same way; however, they can keep giving you shots until they're done with the surgery. I had to have extra shots to deaden my mouth one time during the middle of a tooth extraction. Just be sure they know that it wears off fast and then maybe have an agreed upon hand signal to tell them you need another dose.

Also, I believe they have different strengths of these. The last time hubby and I were at the doctor and we explained that locals didn't work for him, they showed us a bottle of stuff that they said they'd had to use for others like him--and it worked on them. It's worth investigating!
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:39 PM   #12
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Mine didn't hurt, and I only had two-on the bottom (top ones never formed). However, they were coming in in such a way as to mess up my lovley teeth the folks paid large dollars to have straightened, so the decision was made to pull them.

It so happens that about a month before the scheduled tooth pulling, I got insecticide poisoning. I was working in a big drug store stacking bottles of malathion on a shelf, when it collapsed and all the bottles crashed to the floor, soaking my leather shoes and socks with the stuff. I was no gardener and only 18, so I was mopping it up with paper towels. Just as I noticed that it was making the glue from the floor tile bubble, the lady from the camera department came by and gasped in horror. "Go home and shower that stuff off immediately!," she shrieked. So I did, feeling slightly headache-y.

The next morning when I woke up, I could hardly lift my head off the pillow and weakly croaked out to my parents to come help me. I got taken to the ER for blood samples. The family doctor told us that malathion was related to nerve gas used in WWI and that if you got enough exposure it would paralyze your respiratory muscles and you stopped breathing. In my case, it interfered with the nerve transmission in my muscles just enough to make me feel like a weak little old lady. I had to have my blood monitored weekly for about a month, and even trying to lift a glass of milk to drink was a huge effort! I spent the month sunbathing in the garden, reading, and ordering my little brother to go get me things. Guess who doesn't use any insecticide in the garden to this day?

Anyhoo, when the time came to get my wisdom teeth out, my worry wart mom called the surgeon and told him about the malathion incident. "Jeez, I'm glad you told me," was his response. "If I had put her under with sodium pentothal, she might have stopped BREATHING!" Thanks, Mom!

The tooth-pulling was therefore postponed. When it did occur, it went off without a hitch, in fact, it didn't really hurt at ALL! I went out that night with friends and stupidly ate tortilla chips and salsa. No swelling, nothing. However, 2 weeks later I developed a "dry socket" (tooth hole didn't heal over) and that hurt like stink. Nothing a little vicodin and antibiotics couldn't cure.
That's my wisdom tooth tale, hopefully yours won't be quite as arduous.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:41 AM   #13
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I hope so to *calms down after reading that* that was quite the tale my friend. last time i talked to my dentist i was told to wait and see... so I'm unsure what to do
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:14 PM   #14
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Here's the thing: If your tooth is causing you pain, then you need to have it out soon. There's no sense in postponing something like that and dragging out the misery. If your dentist doesn't want to work on you now, then perhaps it's time to find another dentist.

Toothaches are nothing to mess around with, nor are wisdom teeth that are causing problems. I'm not trying to frighten you; I just don't see any good reason to live with that kind of pain--especially when you don't have to. Besides, the blasted thing's got to come out sooner or later anyway. Why not make it sooner?
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:30 PM   #15
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I agree with Antares. The offending tooth or teeth could be impacted and causing all sorts of problems with your other teeth. This could quite possibly make things worse and equal a lot more dental work down the road that could have been easily avoided with removal.
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i'm getting my dad to make me an appointment tomorrow
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I notice you don't say whether the teeth have erupted through the gums or not. Why is your dentist saying wait and see? If you're *teething* and have plenty of space in your mouth for the teeth, you might not need anything besides something to help with the discomfort you're experiencing. If the teeth have erupted through the gums you still have the right to know why your dentist says wait and see. An appt. is a good idea. If we don't trust or wish to follow the advice of health care professionals then we need to consider why we're seeing them at all. However, YOU have the problem and YOU should be able to decide when it's bad enough that something really needs to be done. I hope you feel better soon.
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If you can take aspirin, place a small dose aspirin between the tooth and its' mate and let it slowly dissolve. This should help.

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I notice you don't say whether the teeth have erupted through the gums or not. Why is your dentist saying wait and see? If you're *teething* and have plenty of space in your mouth for the teeth, you might not need anything besides something to help with the discomfort you're experiencing. If the teeth have erupted through the gums you still have the right to know why your dentist says wait and see. An appt. is a good idea. If we don't trust or wish to follow the advice of health care professionals then we need to consider why we're seeing them at all. However, YOU have the problem and YOU should be able to decide when it's bad enough that something really needs to be done. I hope you feel better soon.
i think it was teething, it doesn't hurt as bad since more of it has came out but it's still sore
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Oh, you poor thing! I remember my wisdom teeth and that was long, long ago. I hope you don't have to have dental surgery but if you do, speedy recovery. Meanwhile, do what you need to do to help with the hurt. OTC stuff like Anbesol might be good to try.
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