I have a hole in my skull...

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  1. NickSo

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    well jaw, just had my wisdom tooth removed just 20 minites ago, it was a bitch...

    About 15 minutes in cutting and prying, they tell me 'oh, its in the bone'... im thinkin "sonofaBITCH!!!"... took another 25 minutes of cutting, SAWING OF MY JAWBONE and prying to get the stubborn bastard out...

    Ohwell, anyboy have suggestions what to do to keep the pain away (they gave me some tylenol 3 prescription) and entertain myself the next few days of misery? My X1 is still on backorder [​IMG]
     
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    You live in Canada? Isn't Tylenol with Codiene available up there? Or is that just another name for what they gave you?

    In the alternative, you could always try a few shots of Chivas Regal. [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, that's the ticket, Scotch won't constipate you [​IMG]
     
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    Tyelnol 3 is the same as w/ codeine.

    I had all 4 of mine taken out about 10 years ago and didn't even fill the prescription (1/4 was impacted in the bone). Hopefully you won't be in too much pain either. I had general anesthesia during the procedure--it must have been strange to be awake as they are hacking hacking at your jaw and crushing things.

    Good luck and enjoy all of the movies you will be watching.
     
  5. NickSo

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    Yeah, legal age is 19 in BC :p) The thought had crossed my mind haha (i know i know, the states is 21)

    Yeah, i was hopin they'd put me under general to do it, but they didnt... [​IMG]

    Just took one Tylenol with Codiene... how long does it take for it to kick in? Argh
     
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    Hmmm, I have to have my wisdom teeth pulled at out some point. I'm taking local, I.V., and the gas if I can.
     
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    Ugh, you were awake the whole time? They knocked me out, don't remember a thing. That's the way to go [​IMG]
     
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    I was 43 when I had 3 of mine out. After cutting them into quarters the doctor (an old bicycling friend) had to sit on my chest to get enough leverage to remove the pieces (local anasthesia) . Even with all that I only took the pain medication for a couple of days. (Aspirin would probably have been sufficient)
     
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    I didn't wake up till I was in my bed at home. My mother told me I talked to her and walked around, but don't remember any of that.

    The only bad part I remember was waking up in the bed because the pain medication wore off and not being able to swallow a pill, or chew, so we let it disolve in the coke. Really nasty. After that it was a breeze.
     
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    Yeah, i can barely swallow, the Tylenol doesnt really feel like its doing its job, maybe i should take two next time...
     
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    I had four taken out at once. General anesthetic and stuff. Hardly any pain though. Hmmm. I was so tired for 2 days though that I basically stayed in bed all that time.

    My mouth was sore, but not in any terrible pain or anything. I don't think I took any painkillers, although maybe I had one or two pills of the Tylenol 3 stuff the first day.

    Welcome to the club Nick! So, when can you drink again? [​IMG]
     
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    I had my four impacted teeth come out about 4 months ago. The first night was the worst, they gave me so much gause that I couldn't talk, drink, or do anything. I'm glad I had season 1 of the sopranos and my girlfriend's breasts to keep me entertained. The second day I was fine, barely any swelling and I could speak well. I kept taking the tylenol 3, but they were giving me panic attacks for some reason, and after I stopped taking them, the dull ache was the same.

    I would suggest drop the T3s as soon as you can, because they messed me up.

    Good luck, and happy eating!
     
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    I had 4 wisdom teeth taken out a few years ago, two of which were in the bone as well. Nasty stuff, really, but all the drugs they gave me were great, I didn't feel a thing, until the second day when the stitches started to pop. 3 days after the operation, I was eating steaks again, so don't worry about long lasting pain, it will be gone in no time.

    On a rather inappropriate note, (WARNING: VERY Crude humor, you are warned)

    For the two days of bleeding from the mouth after having them removed, my closest friends decided that my girlfriend needed to be "serviced", and I had, well, "caught" PMS... That's friends for you.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Its feelin less pain right now, i swithced to regular tylenols coz i gotta go out later... LOTS of swelling, i look like Quagmire from Family Guy [​IMG]

    Pain is just a bit when i move my jaw, but nothin too serious...

    I wish i had breasts... er, not on me of course, on a girl... heh.... :p)

    When can i drink again? I cant get drinks NOW... well not by conventional, legal methods at least [​IMG]
     
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    I caught my finger in a belt sander and it was without a doubt the most painful thing in my life.
    I recommend Scotch, it works fast
    Hope you feel better
    Grant
     
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    Watch out how many painkillers you take, and for the love of God, don't mix it extensively with alcohol. It'll thin your blood and you'll go weak. Also, if you're bleeding (I was when I got my wisdom teeth sawed out), avoid anything that would promote bloodflow.
     
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    I suggest an antiflamatory if possible like advil. That will keep swelling down. I took a 600mg dose with tylenol for pain. Also remember to do salt water rinses three times a day with luke warm water. I also used a little device that shoots water out a little tip to flush out food from the open cavities. keep it clean. Least this is what my doctor told me.
     
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    bah! Tylenol products are so chemically weak as to be considered a placebo. I need to take six if my hair hurts. As your "Qualified" dentist to get off his butt and take out his prescription pen, you'll need:

    *Oxycontin, OC. Just don't snort it.

    *Morphine drip. Three weeks of steady treatment should be plenty.
     

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