It's weird that a lot of people I speak to here say they had them taken out under general, especially if they are impacted. Some fairly recently too. I wasn't given the option.|
Weirdly the pain has been ok today. Was expecting it to be really bad. I suppose it was a much easier extraction this time. Just got to hope there is no infection now.
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I have an upper one coming out at Guy's in London in a few weeks.
It's my first time, seems after the procedure I will have to hide my face for a week, hope nothing gets infected and pray I can sleep somehow!
Should I take someone with me in case I get too woozy to stumble back home from the hospital or will my mind be clear enough for a 25 min walk back home?
Is it under local or general anesthetic?
Both times I've walked home without too many issues.
Edit: Under local obviously, which I assume is what Gunzberg will have if it is just the one being removed.
Edited by robc84 at 14:23:14 13-10-2019
elstoof 24,433 posts
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No chance youíll be walking anywhere after a general
@Gunzberg One of my clients is a leading dentist the City - have asked them to provide guidance and will post their response. It may also be a useful question to post on their website which I am designing.
Thanks all for the queries, I don't know the details yet. Guy's have told me to login to the system on the 19th to find out when my appointment is going to be.
Friends who had it done, only got a local anaesthetic but then I look at videos online and think after the procedure I will basically be like a Zombie...so should probably find someone to help me walk home;
Is it impacted?
I've honestly been fine to walk home (about 10 minute walk) afterwards both times and they didn't suggest I shouldn't.
Obviously everyone is different though. If there is someone who can walk back with you it isn't going to do any harm.
@robc84 The one that needs to come out is decaying.
The other three are fine but just at weird angles. One dentist says they are fine, next says should take them out. Will see what hospital decides but they have been given a referral to just pull the one but do new x-rays and decide.
Hope it goes well whatever happens. Iíve managed to get through two removals so it canít be that bad
@Gunzberg Hiya response from dentist below:
He says "
Although I have not seen the x-ray of this upper wisdom tooth , generally I would say that upper wisdom teeth are almost always relatively easy and straightforward to remove.
Most commonly it's a procedure that can be done in practice under local anaesthetic ( a small 'needle in the gum') and dos not 'need' hospital treatment .
If the patient is extremely anxious , then one can consider sedation in addition to local anaesthesia.
If sedation is not required and the procedure is done only with local anaesthesia....... the patient does not need someone to escort him/ her home and should be able to go home unaccompanied.
If the mouth is clean and hygienic and the procedure is done with sterile instruments , there would be no reason to assume that the socket would get 'infected'.... although rarely ... that does happen.
There is no reason the patient would need to 'hide his face' .... it will look no different a couple of hours after the extraction ... unless it is a 'difficult ' one and there is some post-operative swell ... which normally goes down after a day or two ( if it occurs at all). Patient should eb able to resume pretty much normal life the next day ( ie ...go to work).
Sleep should be normal."
@MrWonderstuff You sir, are an absolute star.
Let's see if they decide to only pull one as planned or go for all four.
Will keep posted but I will only find out when the procedure will be this Saturday. It could be soon or months off given it's NHS.
@Gunzberg Cool stuff, yea keep us posted. Any other questions let me know.
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I had one pulled that was at an awkward angle and the impossible-to-reach-with-a-toothbrush-because-of-the-angle-surface was starting to show signs of decay. Local anaesthetic, no swelling. Walk out and drive home like with any dentist visit.
The whole thing wasn't even planned. I was in for a regular check-up, she saw the decay and said "I think it'd be better if we just took it out" and then gave me a jab and wrenched it out relatively quickly and easily.
@Salaman I hope my experience will be like yours.
Guy's have slotted me in for Nov 20th
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