I’ve waited as long as I could. I only have wisdom teeth on the top so I guess I’m lucky that way. They haven’t really bothered me until recently they’ve seemed to shift out words towards my cheek and they’ve been rubbing and causing ulcers to form. It’s really painful. Now I just have to wait until my Medicaid kicks in in May then I can have them taken out. But I’m super scared. I’m a dental assistant by trade(at least I was before I became unemployed due to the virus) and I’ve helped with countless wisdom teeth surgeries. Why am I so scared?
I don’t know what it is like where you live, but in Aus you have the option of going under general aesthetic at the hospital and they will take all your wisdom teeth out.
It’s gonna hurt like hell afterwards, and it’s natural to be scared of pain.
Just remember it’s only temporary
They will be a simple extraction. I’ll probably not do sedation, might just take an Ativan before hand or something. But I’m still super scared. But I’d be even more scared or waking up while being under anesthesia
What do you know about wisdom teeth removal that we don’t?
There must be something lurking in the back of your brain that is causing the fear.
Take a few deep breaths and think about it. Ask yourself what is bothering you about it and see what your brain comes up with…
First off I’m terrified of the anesthetic in my mouth. I hate the feeling of needles in the roof of my mouth. Second off I’m terrified of getting dry socket especially now with most offices only open a couple days a week for emergencies.
Needles are quick. The payload is worth the initial discomfort. Just think about the nice anaesthetic. Sorry, I’m not much help there.
Are you going to the place where you worked to get the wisdom teeth removed? If so they should get you back in if you have a dry socket, as an employee. Use your connections
I no longer work there(it’s complicated) but yes I will try to get in to the office I used to work at. The main dentist has done some fillings for me back in December and he’s very gentle. So that’s at least comforting to know that I will know the people doing the procedure.
Oh I suppose I can also ask to use the nitrous oxide gas as well.
What is that really like? I’ve never had any, just seen movies where people have had some (probably heavily exaggerated).
It just makes me relaxed and feel like I’m floating on a cloud. It also makes my feet tingle and reality seems a bit far away. It’s nice stuff. I always have it for any dental work I get done. But some people it makes them light headed and nauseated so it’s not for everyone.
I think you’ll be fine
I have removed the two of them.
Now I need to remove the upper ones
In my experience as a dental assistant the lowers are normally harder to remove than the uppers.
You’re a dental assistant so you should be good to go.
It won’t hurt.
The shots will hurt and the healing is going to hurt
You’ll be fine.
Do you have a PRN benzo on hand for it ? Gabapentin ? L Theanine ?
My mom used to give me Valerian Root pills to calm me down before I went to the dentist as a kid.
I hated the dentist.
I have Ativan and Klonopin I can choose from. I’ll probably take two of the Ativan before hand then also go with the nitrous gas.
Good luck. 1241513
Thank you @DNA appreciate it.