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  • Wisdom teeth surgery

    I'm having my wisdom teeth taken out on the 13th. Like any horse person lol I'm wondering when you think it's ok to return to the barn? The day after? Should I take a couple days?

  • #2
    Take a couple of days.

    It takes that long for your body to recover from the extraction and anesthesia.

    Stock pile your favorite ice cream and popsicles.

    Good luck!!!!


    • #3
      Go to the barn a day or two later or have someone drive you if you want to go the next day after extraction. My doctor took all 4 out and woke me up. Pain the next day so ask for drugs. Just buy a water pik and flush out the sockets each time you eat anything till they heal up. BTDT.


      • #4
        Take a few days, stay on top of the pain as well. Don't forget to make some tasty soups that you can blend. I lived off of tomato soup and lobster bisque.
        "Anyone who tries to make brownies without butter should be arrested." Ina Garten


        • #5
          At the point when your dental specialist plays out the extraction you ought to expect that you will feel a considerable measure of weight, here's the reason. The root segment of a tooth is immovably encased in bone (its attachment) and it is firmly bound into put in this attachment by a tendon. Amid the extraction procedure the dental practitioner needs to grow the attachment (broaden and extend it) and separate the tooth from its tendon to a point where the tooth is free and allowed to turn out. The bone of the jaw is compressible to some degree. That implies if a dental practitioner can apply firm weight to a tooth, compelling it against one of the sides of its attachment, the bone around there will wind up noticeably packed. The net outcome is that the attachment turns out to be marginally augmented. After rehashed use of weight to a tooth, from a wide range of bearings, the whole attachment ends up plainly bigger. Cheap assignments written the tendon that holds the tooth set up will end up noticeably disconnected from the tooth as well. At long last sooner or, sufficiently later space will have been made and the tendon isolated from the tooth enough that the tooth will turn out. Dental specialists have an assortment of devices they use to control and apply weight to teeth. Some of them are particular pincers named "extraction forceps." Dentists additionally utilize levers that are called "lifts" (they look to some degree like little screwdrivers).


          • #6
            I would caution against using a water pik to flush out the empty sockets...blood clots will form in there and you do not want to dislodge them. Dry Socket is a nasty experience, trust me.


            • #7
              Take a couple days.

              I had all 4 of mine out at same time and my face swelled quite a bit and it hurt. I can't even imagine how much it would have hurt if my horse would've bumped me in the face during that time.

              As long as your horse is being cared for, take a few days to rest and recoupe. I liked warm food better than cold so I ate mashed potatoes and thick soup. Room temp pudding was good too!


              • #8
                My mom just had her wisdom teeth removed. If your extraction is anything like hers, take a few days. She was almost in tears when she got home. I can't imagine if you fell from your horse, got kicked, or even lightly bumped. Stay home for a couple days. Oh, and the cold food hurt my mom so I would suggest warm food. However you could stock both just in case the cold foods don't hurt.
                Embrace the beautiful mess you are!


                • #9
                  See how you feel. I had all of mine out at once and don't remember recovery being such a big deal, except when trying to eat/chew! Personally I'd rather be doing something fun to take my mind off the discomfort.


                  • #10
                    When my daughter had all four of hers removed in one visit, she was ready to go shopping as soon as she woke up. Absolutely no pain, and didn't even fill the prescription for the pain killers. She's one tough redhead.
                    What you allow is what will continue.


                    • #11
                      Big day tomorrow, I will be thinking of you!!!


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mht View Post
                        When my daughter had all four of hers removed in one visit, she was ready to go shopping as soon as she woke up. Absolutely no pain, and didn't even fill the prescription for the pain killers. She's one tough redhead.
                        Same! We stopped at McDonald's for smoothies on the way home. By evening I was bored and went to the mall. Rode the next day.

                        Hope yours went well!


                        • #13
                          Thinking of you today and jingling!!!!!


                          • #14
                            I had all 4 of mine removed at the same time by a dental surgeon and went to school the next day. I would definitely have recommended a surgeon.


                            • #15
                              A little late for you now, but the antibiotics made me nauseous, so that's something you might have to plan for. Once I was done taking them, I felt a lot better.


                              • #16
                                Countrygirl18 How are you doing?


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by ecileh View Post
                                  I would caution against using a water pik to flush out the empty sockets...blood clots will form in there and you do not want to dislodge them. Dry Socket is a nasty experience, trust me.
                                  The oral surgeon's office also warned about dry socket when DD had her wisdom teeth out. No spitting, no using straws for drinking, to cause any mouth suction to pull out blood clots and cause dry socket. Any mouth rinsing was to be very gentle, kind of "drooled out" water with an open mouth, demonstrated by the office people. DD got to explain no suction drinking and demonstrate this "drooling technique" for her friends getting ready to have teeth removed. They said they did it like she showed them, none had dry socket issues.

                                  NO RINSING OUT MOUTH WITH TOOLS, WATER-PIC OR OTHER BRANDS. Force of water flow is too hard on scabbing. This was the newest recommendations by the dental community abut 9 years back. They may have newer or even better ideas by now.

                                  Our Dentist is now recommending wisdom teeth removal at much younger ages. DD got hers out after x-ray showed them in poor positions, would be impacted and need removal. Teeth were still in the bud stages, no long roots yet, she was about 14yrs. We went ahead with removal and it was a lot easier getting them out while small. She recovered a lot quicker than her older brother had. Only asked for one pain pill and feeling pretty normal the next day. Just had to be careful while the sockets healed.

                                  Her brother was 17, teeth were more mature with bigger roots when removed. Part of the paperwork said they could not be held responsible for facial paralysis if tooth root was in the nerve area. SCARY!! He was in a lot of pain for several days, could not even manage much ice cream.

                                  So early age removal is a lot easier on everyone, far less chance of facial nerve damage during removal without roots on tooth buds yet. Highly recommended!!


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Hey I wanted to update this thread. I ended up getting anaphylactic shock during surgery and am still in the hospital recovering. Should be going home November 1st. Grateful to be alive as I stopped breathing briefly and was under anesthesia for 7 hours.


                                    • #19
                                      Good grief, you poor thing! My dental surgeon was great and I had the operation in his office, all 4 wisdom teeth removed. Food got trapped in the vacant spaces so the water pik flushed the food out.

                                      I hope you feel better and recover well. I should have listened to my regular dentist who said I needed to have my wisdom teeth out when I was a teen as there was not enough room for them but I did not have it done till I was in my early 30s and those teeth started bothering me. They were huge with long roots.

                                      Get well soon!