I had my wisdom teeth out last night under GA. It went pretty well, and I felt pretty good last night. Sore and stiff but happy and chirpy. One was up in my sinuses and the surgeon said she'd patched up the hole and not to blow my nose for two weeks. My sinuses felt better than they had for decades, it was like a miracle. I could breathe through my nose again!
But today I feel awful. My sinuses are blocked and runny and I'm sneezing which scares me that I'll damage the patch she did or blow out my clots and get dry socket. I can't eat and even slurping up soup is hard and I'm sooooooo hungry. I haven't really eaten anything for 24hrs now what with the pre op fasting and all. I feel sore and stiff and miserable, sore throat, headache, bleugh. And am struggling to help with the kids. I still can't feel my bottom lip or half my tongue.
How long before you started to feel better after wisdom teeth extraction? When did eating get easier?
And how sympathetic were your partners?
I felt so euphoric last night that I'm taken by surprise to be just wanting to cry today. Pain I can deal with, but the lethargy and misery I'm finding hard to deal with.
Anyone get theirs out at an older age, like 35?
Sorry for the long post, seems my brain is still a bit scattered.
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26-02-2013 10:47 #1
Wisdom teeth op recovery
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26-02-2013 13:23 #2
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26-02-2013 13:37 #3
My recovery took probably about a week for me to feel 80%, another week before I felt 90% and another week and a bit to feel 100%.
I only had them done last year so I was 28 but I don't really think my age had that much to do with it because generally I'm a pretty good healer.
DH was relatively sympathetic but I tend to have a bit of a 'walk it off' attitude to recovery so I don't think he realised how drained I felt for most of it. I just got on with things so he may not have realised that I wasn't feeling that great.
If you only had your teeth out last night, don't be suprised if you don't feel normal again for a couple of weeks. GA can knock you around quite a bit and you'll certainly feel worse before you feel better. Just try not to push yourself too hard (amusing coming from me lol) and rest up as best you can.
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26-02-2013 13:38 #4Senior Member
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Sorry I can't help - I had mine out just with a local.. Was eating normally the same day and no lasting numbness or anything. DP had his out under GA and I think he was eating fine the next day..? We both had teeth pretty much into our sinuses as well.
Maybe taking some decongestant will help clear out your nose..?
Possibly give the dentist a call about the numbness.. I don't know that it should last that long (though I could be wrong..!)
And even though I had mine out with local, DP had NO sympathy! Lol. Weren't living together at the time, so I still had to do all the kids/housework stuff as well as drive myself home. Lol
Hope you're feeling better soon!
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26-02-2013 13:47 #5Member
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Took me a week and I had all 4 plus 3 molars taken out under GA. On e it starts to get better it gets better pretty quickly though.
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26-02-2013 13:54 #6
I think one of my probems is major coffee withdrawal, lol. No hot drinks for 2 days apparently. I'm a major coffee addict. And I can't convince DH to go out and get me iced coffee (I'm not allowed to drive yet from GA).
Dentist said the numbness can last 5-6 days, possibly permanent because the bottom one was in a nerve. I just feel like life has lost all joy today. Maybe I'm just coming down from the high I was on last night after the GA.
I'm really feeling like my avatar today - just need coffee!
26-02-2013 13:58 #7
I found the next day the worst, as the GA has worn off and swelling started. You should feel a bit better tomorrow. I found protein smoothies great as they were filling. Beware of constipation if you are taking a lot of painkillers. Keep ice packs on even if you don't think you need them.
26-02-2013 13:59 #8
26-02-2013 13:59 #9
I had mine out under GA when i was 26. They had to cut through bone and it was pretty messy. I was drinking as soon as possible, and rinsing my mouth out as often as i could manage (i had to wear a big elastic bandage around m jaw and head to stop my mouth opening. It was so attractive!). It was about a week before i could manage proper food. It wasn't so much the pain, it was more how grossed out i felt having bits of food stuck in the big holes where my teeth used to be.
Hang in there, it will start to feel better soon!
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