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Teef! [Oct. 3rd, 2007|02:25 pm]
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Went to the dentist today so we could find out what was to be happening with my dodgy wisdom teeth. He had a look at the x-rays, had a look at the teeth, especially the bad lower right one.

Those tooths are not long for my gob! They are to be removed. All at once. With a brief (maybe afternoon, maybe longer) stay in hospital.

And a bill of $2500!

If anyone wants me, I'll be in the garage with a pair of pliers... *grin*
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[User Picture]From: ariaflame
2007-10-03 06:31 am (UTC)
Yep. Here's where you find out you're definitely not a vampire. Especially in the hospital when you've just woken up and the blood isn't settling easily in your stomach. It looks really gross in those stainless steel bowls. I think I only threw it up the once though.

Scrambled eggs without toast is just about possible.
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[User Picture]From: mireille21
2007-10-03 04:56 am (UTC)
Bloody hell. And to add to the confusion, i thought that was guttermonkey bemoaning the soon to be lack of wisdom teeth.
Hey, what was it I said on your birthday card about wisdom?
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From: gutter_monkey
2007-10-03 06:53 am (UTC)
I thought it was me too. No really, I was really confused. Especially since I should be going to the dentist as well!
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[User Picture]From: dcrisp
2007-10-03 05:00 am (UTC)
Hi Danny, Look, I perform a good service for friends. Having had a bit of dental work done myself and had my teeth removed, im more than willing to offer my assistence in removing your wisdom teeth.

I propose we remove one tooth at a time over a period of 4 weeks. so one a week. this means you can still eat on the other side with out a problem.

All I need is a pair of good strong new hooked pliers and a couple of nice burghley freinds to help hold you still.

I promise you you wont feel a thing.

I hope you like Vodka.

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[User Picture]From: smofbabe
2007-10-03 05:34 am (UTC)
*eek* Sorry to hear this. Not sure if you're more bummed about the mouth pain or the wallet pain :-> And I suppose now is not the time to gloat that all four of my wisdom teeth came in trouble-free and I still have all of them.

Best wishes for a smooth operation and a speedy recovery!
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From: leecetheartist
2007-10-03 05:40 am (UTC)
I had mine out whilst I was conscious. I don't recommend it!

Also do everything they tell you to...seriously. I probably ate something too soon after the surgery and "lost the clot", got myself a bone infection and that was Not Fun. At all.

Good luck!
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[User Picture]From: arcadiagt5
2007-10-03 05:51 am (UTC)
Ewwwww!

I had mine done under a general. My dentist took one look at the x-rays of my horizontal wisdom teeth and refused point blank to go anywhere near them.

I do second Leece's comments about following the instructions, even (shudders) the salt water gargles.

Hope all goes well!
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From: leecetheartist
2007-10-03 05:53 am (UTC)
My dentist is a *loon*! He's very gung ho...:-o
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[User Picture]From: arcadiagt5
2007-10-03 06:40 am (UTC)
I think you need a saner dentist. :)

Look, general anaesthetics were invented for a reason...
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From: leecetheartist
2007-10-03 07:19 am (UTC)
Oh I AGREE!

Mind you, $50 a toof wasn't bad. The nitrous oxide *almost* helped!
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[User Picture]From: buoy_wonder
2007-10-03 06:19 am (UTC)
Heh, I'm lying in bed right now recovering from having my wisdom teeth (+ one infected extra tooth) out last Thursday.

The first 2 days are pretty horrible but its pretty good then on.

http://www.wikihow.com/Recover-after-Wisdom-Teeth-Surgery

is a pretty good guide for recovery, the bit about using frozen peas is brilliant cept I used them for 3 days after as recommended by my doctor. As other people had said follow the instructions they give you, it makes life bearable and makes you healing easier. Also buy lots of tissues, I found I bled for 3 days straight before stopping.

Hope this helps and isn't too rambley :-)
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From: leecetheartist
2007-10-03 07:22 am (UTC)
Gosh, I wish wiki had been around when my teeth were pulled, that would've been pretty helpful!
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From: tillianion
2007-10-03 08:47 am (UTC)
I'm torn on this. I decided to go the knock-me-out-and-do-the-whole-lot-route. Within a couple of days, the elephant man would have found me terribly attractive - my jaw swelled up so much that I had no neck, my chin connected to my chest. I remember when I could open my mouth enough to have chips - pushed them in one at a time. I'll never forget that salty sensation. Still ranks as one of the best meals of my life.
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[User Picture]From: meljane
2007-10-03 08:47 am (UTC)
Yee gods that's alot of money .
I'd mine done at a dental surgeons office rather than going into hospital mainly due to huge expense of going to a hospital and an infected tooth that couldn't wait for a consultation and then having to wait for an appointment to go to a hospital(I think I would have tried to rip all my wisdom teeth with pliers) .

In the end it cost $400 for two teeth and I had the others pulled out later for same price after the first two teeth had recovered ,one think to have plenty of is gauze to stick between the gums where you teeth were and spend the first day on your back .

Good luck with it *hugs*

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[User Picture]From: rendragon
2007-10-03 11:42 am (UTC)
Sounds like you and Hespa will make a good pair. Perhaps you need to come down to Melbourne for the deed - you and Hespa can be ward-buddies :)

Having not had it done myself, I can only off sympathies and hear-say advice. Lots of painkillers, lots of rest and lots of well wishing - from all of us.
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[User Picture]From: shrydar
2007-10-03 12:57 pm (UTC)
Had mine out under general. Hospital food for a week, and reruns of All the Rivers Run. Bliss!
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[User Picture]From: fuschia17
2007-10-03 10:06 pm (UTC)
Heh, just makes me feel better that I never got any wisdom teeth at all! :-P And blah, blah, blah.... bring on the "ohhh you're not wise enough!" Seems I was smart enough not to get them - and to save $2,500 in the process!

Seriously though, sounds painful, icky and expensive... Make sure you are looked after..!

Personally, I'd go the plier route too, as long as you have something strong enough to take away the pain!
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[User Picture]From: lobelet
2007-10-04 08:40 am (UTC)
Well you beat me in the dental stakes! I'm just having a crown and it is only costing $1200.

Lots of good advice in the posts about how to recuperate afterwards. Having my wisdom teeth out was not fun and recovery was slow. Don't try and rush things, it simply doesn't work. Good luck!
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[User Picture]From: vegetus
2007-10-04 11:16 pm (UTC)
Shop around is my suggestion.

I was quoted a similar amount to get my wisdom teeth removed after waiting 6 weeks to see that dentist who charged me $100 to tell me that. The earliest he could do it would have been a further 8 weeks later.

I went to another dentist who booked me in the following week and charged me about $700 for the same job. He did a good job with no problems.
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