a reply to: TinySickTears
i told him i wanted all 5 done at the same time and he didn't make an issue of it so i guess it can be done.
You miiiight want to rethink that, Although it isn't painful during extraction there is significant pain later, especially if you accidentally bite
down chewing food. You won't be going to work the next or even a couple, three days.
Just my advice, but split it into two visits for extractions, doing all the teeth on one side and then next time, the other. That way while healing
you can chew on the other side.
I don't know which teeth are being pulled either. It makes a difference as to how hard it might be, age and individual tolerance, plus the skill of
the dentist. Some teeth are a bear, if infected they could break up. Then theres more cutting away the gum to reach the root and then theres stitches
which mean return visits, takes longer, etc.
Molars are more involved than incisors, some teeth pop out right away. You can see how its going for you, during the operation. Maybe five is too much
'all at once'. You know best what you can handle.
Lot of injecting for all that. Have them use the swab initially to numb the initial injection sites.
Once done the first night is the hardest to endure. Blood clots within an hour or two, the pain begins after the local wears off. You'll have a
headache. Lying down, your head will pound.
They should provide you with 10 mg. tabs of Hydrocordone, usually with acetaminophen, 500 mg. Every four to six hours for the first couple days, then
tapering off. You will have swelling and a headache, getting punched in the mouth five times hard enough to knock out teeth isn't fun.
Ask for enough pills to last five days. Thats 20 to 25 pills. Plus an antibiotic. You'll be given instructions to do salt water rinses, they're
Been through this a lot. It sucks, but look at it this way, those teeth will never bother you again.
It takes about thirty days for these to heal up completely. The gum line will cover over and become hard, there won't be deep holes where teeth were,
they fill up.