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02 August 2004 @ 01:10 am
Note to koimistress and spike21: I made it home safely & am well & will burble more at you tomorrow. :>)

Question for anyone who can help me: I am trying to figure out what the range of recovery time is for having a wisdom tooth pulled, as after ten days I'm still having rather a lot of pain and don't know if this is normal or not. If anyone has info in this area, it'd be very useful!
do you want orcs? because this is how you get orcs: Blessed Bekita0610 on August 2nd, 2004 01:16 am (UTC)
Call your Dr. You might have an infection. Ten days is a long time for "rather alot" of pain.
zoniduck on August 2nd, 2004 01:17 am (UTC)
I had all four of mine out when I was 18, two of which required stitches, and I was pretty much fine within a week. If you're still having pain that you need more than Tylenol/Advil to deal with after 10 days, I'd give the doctor a call.

Hope you feel better soon!
Minim Calibreminim_calibre on August 2nd, 2004 01:19 am (UTC)
Call the doc.

My pain was dry socket from over-rinsing.
weird and awkward and awkweirdtinboxed on August 2nd, 2004 01:22 am (UTC)
I got my wisdom teeth taken out about two or three weeks ago, and my jaw is still a bit sore, but only when I yawn. The actual area where the teeth were pulled stopped hurting awhile ago, but that is probably because I was on pain medication for about a week and a half after I got my teeth removed.

Also, I'm a teenager, so the recovery time for me is supposed to be faster. I'm not sure how much help this was.
Joanna K. Blaiddjkb on August 2nd, 2004 01:29 am (UTC)
It could be infected; I'd definitely get it checked. When I had mine out, 3 were fine within a week, but one still hurt, and it was infected.
Lesleyparatti on August 2nd, 2004 01:58 am (UTC)
I've only had one out and was eating and drinking coffee an hour later, but it was under local aneasthetic. All I needed afterwards was a couple of over the counter painkillers and didn't notice it after a day or so.
Mayhem Parva: Rain (hmwitzy)raincitygirl on August 2nd, 2004 02:18 am (UTC)
From this entry, I assume that the helicopter did not in fact crash. Re: the wisdom teeth extraction, I second (seventh?) the advice to call the dentist. If it's the right thing to do, you'll get treatment and pain relief for an infection, and if it's the wrong thing to do, the worst that can happen is that your dentist thinks you're a wimp about pain. And he's not going to charge you extra just because you're a wimp.
Dittostretfordditto on August 2nd, 2004 03:07 am (UTC)
OMG, the pain from dry socket is worse than child birth in my opinion. You prolly need anti biotics. I think you can't rinse enough, scrub for England (or wherever) keep the bacteria away and hotfoot it back to the dentist tootsweet.

::ponders on wherever...that spelling doesn't look right::
caia: Circe's Venetian thisficklemobthisficklemob on August 2nd, 2004 07:00 am (UTC)
Re: Agh!
*snort* Sorry, not laughing at your pain, eliade, just, this is the second time I've heard this... and I've done dry socket but not childbirth. *g* If you've got dry socket and no pain-killers, I am so so sorry... even tylenol with codeine did nearly nothing for me, except make me not care so much that I was in pain. "You have dry socket?! Why are you here?" (at work). Me: "I dunno..." {{{{hugs}}}}}
for you I'd bleed myself dryboniblithe on August 2nd, 2004 09:51 am (UTC)
Re: Agh!
Have done both. Dry socket hurts more ;-)
caia: ...did we sell our panties?  by caiathisficklemob on August 2nd, 2004 10:24 am (UTC)
Re: Agh!
Exactly! It's been women who've done both who tell me that. :)
Trepkostrepkos on August 2nd, 2004 05:37 am (UTC)
Just seconding what they all said - my partner had a wisdom tooth out and it still hurt after a week, so he went back, and the dentist said he should have gone back if it still hurt after a couple of days. Our survey says - Definitely infected. Off to the dentist you go!
"She Who Procrastinates"logovo on August 2nd, 2004 08:04 am (UTC)
No, it's not normal, two or three days should be about it. You need to go to the doctor.
The Spikespike21 on August 2nd, 2004 08:28 am (UTC)
*phew* I am glad you got home. And yes go! Go! Hie thee to medical help and stronger painkillers. I just read what dry socket is and if it's that, YEEEEOW!!!!
for you I'd bleed myself dryboniblithe on August 2nd, 2004 09:51 am (UTC)
Definitely call the Dr. If it was dry socket, says I with the dual dry socket experience, you'd be writhing on the floor with hot knife pains stabbing all the way up into your ear. You KNOW when it's dry socket. But you could very well have an infection or some fluid in there and you should get it checked out.
Herself_nycherself_nyc on August 2nd, 2004 10:16 pm (UTC)
I had a dry socket when I got my wisdom teeth out, and it did take a couple of weeks for it to clear up. You should go back to the dental surgeon. If it's a dry socket he needs to pack it for you with something that will help it heal.
rubywisp: nick this is sex by kamilaarubywisp on August 3rd, 2004 12:42 am (UTC)
*smooches your ouches better*

Call the doctor, definitely.