I thought I could put off having my wisdom teeth pulled until after the wedding but they are really flaring up. Causing me a lot of pain and a fever (but its a great diet tool, it hurts to eat!).
I have called my dentist and they will fax over a referral form to the oral surgeon but are unsure how long it will take to get me in.
How long does it take to heal completely? I mean is a week before the wedding too close? I am in a lot of pain and even though they offered to write me a prescription for it, I get really sick on pain meds.
It took me about three weeks to heal completely, but that is because I got all 4 dry sockets (which you should not rule out). I was able to eat solid foods within about a day or two (applesauce the first day). I felt normal after a day. You are just really loopy the first day. not a bad experience, but I would give yourself two weeks before the wedding, at least. Dry sockets hurt, and you don't want that at your wedding. Good luck!
I was fine within two days after having mine out. I just had the top two taken out though. The first day I was pretty drugged and sleeping most of it. By the next day I was watching movies on the couch. I think a week or two should be plenty of time.
I had all four of mine taken out and it took less than a week to heal. I was pretty loopy and out of it for the first day, and tired the next couple of days. I can't remember how long it took the swelling to go down. I did not have any complications like dry sockets, though. I ate applesauce, pudding, and Ensure mostly. This probably goes without saying, but since your wedding is so close, get it done ASAP.
Just as a side note: the meds they gave me....well, the told me not to eat anything the first day, but the meds they gave me required that you eat something with them....I thought it wa sa little weird. On the other hand, I took one dose of the meds, and then I didn't need them anymore. The initial surgery didn't cause too much pain, but the dry sockets evolved a few days later (maybe cause I ate solid foods too soon), and I was able to go without it until I had dry sockets.
When I had my dry sockets: They dipped a strip of paper into a numbing solution and stuck it down (and up) into my holes.......They had to do that twice (once a week), and then they gave me a syringe to flush the food and gunk out of my holes every day (three times a day, or every time I ate), to use until they were completely closed. The strips tasted nasty, and flavored everythin I ate, but boy did they help.
Ask your oral surgeon for something for the swelling, they can maybe help with that, personally if it were me with you being so close to the wedding, if you can wait. Everyone reacts differently, some get a lot of swelling, or dry sockets or even bruising.
I would not wait until a week before the wedding. Although my mouth healed ok within a week, I was still restricted on what I could eat . Plus, I had pain in my jaw for about three weeks after because of how they took them out - you don't want to ruin your big day!
I got mine out when I was 20 and I only had the top 2 taken out (I didn't have any on the bottom- weird, huh?). I normally take a long time to recover from things like that but I had NO problems with this. However, I know of some people whose cheeks swelled up like a chipmunks. Not sure how long it took for the swelling to go down but to be on the safe side I wouldn't do it any closer than 2 weeks before the wedding- and even that is cutting it close.
Also, if you are getting sick on the pain meds as for some Phenergan (promethazine). It cuts out the nausea and works amazingly well. You could also ask for Mepergan (meprozine). It is a combination of Demerol and Phenergan and it has always taken care of any pain I have had and not made me nauseas.
I filleed the pain script before the surgery. I followed directions carefully and read all the information I was given. If you do you are less likely to get dry socket. Dry socket usually occurs if you drink out of a straw in the first 24 hours (when the blood clots need to get into place).
I was nice and drugged for the surgery so I didn't really feel any plan until 4 am Saturday morning. They may want you to eat soft foods for the first couple of days. And anytime you eat you will more then likely have to rinse with warm salt water.
I did have trouble with pain (six advil a day) and I couldn't eat solids. When my stitches came out I mentioned that to him. He gave some type of topical pain solution that numbed me and allowed me to chew.
After the stitches came out I was given a tool to help clean out the holes. I had to use this everytime I ate for about two months.
It probably took a couple of days for me to feel normal and a week or so to really recover. They write you a prescription for pain meds when you have them taken out (nothing too severe, just extra strength ibuprophen in my case at least). The only real complaint I had was that the pain medication really upset my stomach. I couldn't be in a car without getting severe motion sickness (and the accompanying unpleasantness) while I was on them. As you might have guessed, I didn't have much fun on a family trip to Six Flags a couple of weeks afterward.
I had all 4 taken out at the same time. I was eating soft foods at tbe end of the first day. I felt fine within a couple days. It depends on your tolerance for pain, and how fast you usuall heal after getting hurt.Can you have them taken out any sooner? Inoticed that you still have alittle over a month to go. I would talk to your dentist, explain your situation and concerns and see if they can work something out sooner for you.
I think this depends on a lot of stuff (the person and the surgen). For me I had all 4 out (they were all impacted) and after about a week to week and half I was fine, still a little bit of pain but al the swelling for the most part had gone away.
Now my younger sister had hers out and had a lot of complications. She got dry socket and was bruise, swelled, and in pain for over a month (Mom had to keep taking her back for more medication). Now this is a rare complication but I know one other person this happened to so it to can not be ruled out. If they are impacted in any way I would try really hard to wait or tell the surgern what is going on and maybe they can take you sooner. You never know what the surgens schedule is like.
I think you should go in to the dentist ASAP. It is not normal or ok for this to be causing a fever. Fever means infection. You really don't want an infection brewing in your jaw, it can cause bone problems and it is so close to your ears and sinuses. Please, please, please go see someone today!
Dentist ASAP. Definately. If you have a fever then you most likely have an infection of some sort and they MAY want you to be on antibiotics of some sort for a while before doing any kind of surgery.
Also, explain the timing issue and see if the oral surgeon can somehow work you in faster. You've got about month, so if you got on antibiotics tomorrow you MAY be able to have the offending teeth out by the end of the next week or early the week after. That would give you over 2 weeks to heal and bring the swelling down.
And the whole dry socket thing? Follow the instructions to the letter and you shouldn't have to worry about it.
Another thing you might want to consider: I had serious bruising after I had mine removed. I had all four removed and it took over a week to recover. I had bruises on my face for about a week (it looked like I had walked into a wall or something). Definitely get it done sooner or wait until after the wedding. Good luck! -Angela