Thursday, January 17th, 2008

I love Vicoden

I dont even know if I spelled it right. I had to go in for an emergency tooth extraction this morning and I have been in la la land ever since I got home. If I manage I will try to get the offline promotion post geared up and on the blog this evening. As of right now I keep going in and out of candyland surrounded by little people who want me to be their wizard. It’s the weirdest thing I have ever encountered. At least the pain is gone though. As far as writing, I cant manage more than this paragraph right now. So tell me about your worst dental experience if you want. Take a few minutes out of your day and let me know about it. Anyone had their wisdom teeth extracted? Ruck…….out.


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21 Responses

January 17, 2008

Feelin’ ya Ruck. Worst dental? Hmmm…well I’ve had a couple root canals but they really aren’t bad. Had my wisdom teeth yanked about 26 years ago..hehe, dating myself there. And there was no vicodin back then. I believe I actually dropped a couple tabs of acid a few days later which was NOT smart.

But yeah, vicodin is amazing stuff. My wife and I NEVER turn it down from the dr just in case.
Hope you turn the corner soon


January 17, 2008

Ahh wow,

Wisdom teeth pulled an no Vicodin? Your a trooper! Makes me feel like a pansy, have to bulk up now I guess.


January 17, 2008
mo

lol, i had a root canal once and that was it. i wanted to beat the crap out of the dentist when the pain medicine wore off! i think he was scared of me so he gave me some vicoden but i never took it because i dont like losing control of my senses.

i later (as early as a few months ago) had to remove 2 of my wisdom teeth. everytime i felt the pain from my teeth i just yanked it around here and there (because i didnt want to go back to the dentist). To cut it short, I managed to yank both of those wisdom teeth out by hand. I found that if I just yank on it here and there, they will all come out eventually.

I had to get a routine cleaning a few weeks back and i took both of my teeth in because the looked wiered to my (i wanted to make sure i got the whole tooth out) and after the amazement and ahh of the assistants, the dentist assured me that there were no fragments and i got it all.

Lol, the dentist said i must have been in serious pain and I told him it was actually alot better than when i had him give me a root canal…

I guess it was more bearable for me because I knew that the pain was being caused by me and that it would soon be over.

(sorry for the long post…)

anyhow, thats my dental history

-mo


January 17, 2008

Worst thing about wisdom tooth extraction is once the stiches fall out and your are starting to eat food, well you might get food stuck in the Craters left behind in your gums for a while…

just eat more pills!


January 17, 2008

Ouch…good luck with today. Been fortunate enough to not have to get my wisdom teeth pulled. (knock on wood).


January 17, 2008

Vicoden is a wonderful pain reliever and it makes you feel pretty good too. I discovered its power when I had a kidney stone. Not a fun experience although massive amounts of Vicoden made it tolerable. As for dental procedures I won’t do anything potentially scary such as a filling and beyond without the assistance of Nitrous Oxide. It makes you feel great and fear and fear of pain are gone.


January 17, 2008

Mo – Your an animal..Thats nuts.

Cyrus – Thanks-Starting to feel better actually

Emma – I have had two kidney stones (at once). Matter of fact it was about 3 months before I came online fulltime.


January 17, 2008
The OA

Had all four wisdom teeth extracted (while awake…had a TON of novocaine injections)..As for the Vic’s, can’t handle them. Usually get upset stomach or sick….prefer Tylenol3 with codeine if possible. Darvocet is nice also!


January 17, 2008

Yea,

I wish you had popped over here sooner OA. I just got the upset stomach myself. Stole the boy’s pudding pack so I’m feeling less queasy now.


January 18, 2008
Keith

I had dental problems until a few years ago…my jaw kept locking…it was due to my lower jaw being back too far…which gave me the appearance of buck teeth my whole damn life..but a few years ago I decided to so something about it…
I had braces and surgery…my lower jaw was cut and moved forward and bolts were put in place to keep it there…you can feel the bolt heads through my cheeks now! my body sees them has foreign and has been trying to push them out..
plus my front teeth of my lower jar were too high to get a perfect bite so they had to be removed (partially I guess), then the jaw bone scraped away and then put back in place…I was puffed up for weeks and couldn’t swallow water for 2 days…I had bruising down my whole chest (it was entirely yellow)…Now I have a perfect bite so no wear on the joints and no locking but my bottom lip can’t feel hot or cold anymore…in fact I feel it in my chin when something touches my lip…and my jaw in no longer proportionate…my left cheek seems smaller than the right…in hindsight, not sure if it was a great idea after all…
during the hospital stay I was given a morphine drip and I think percocets to take home (I can’t remember)…after awhile it was more uncomfortable than painful…and awful scary to look at


January 18, 2008

When I had my wisdom teeth extracted, I had to have all 4 at the same time. They gave me laughing gas. I started to dream I was in a dry well looking up at a spider, and he was communicating with me like a friend, telling me how the surgery was going. At the top, through the opening, was the dental surgeon.

Okay, then I had a bad root canal that left me in tremendous pain for several days. My dentist and I had it out because he refused to give me pain medication beyond asprin. He said I had a threatening nature and said I was barred from returning to his clinic or he would call the police. So, I went to another dentist, relayed what happened, she gave me pain medication, took a look inside, and said he did a lousy job. She then did surgery on my canals again over a series of weeks. In the end, I had 4 root canals and 4 false caps put on remaining roots.

And after I had that done, all my cavities went away. I never received another cavity again. Evidently those 4 molars (upper and lower) were soft, all my life, and kept catching cavities. If I had known that when I was in my teens, I could have saved myself a lot of frustration — I could have had them removed and capped and be done with it.

I’ve been cavity free for about 12 years now, while, when I was a kid, I must have had 50 cavities filled, all in the same places.


January 18, 2008

I had my bottom two wisdom teeth pulled when I was a pre-teen. Don’t think I was given Vicoden, but then again that was a long time ago.

My wife just learned today that she gets another root canal. Her pain killer of choice is Dilotid (sp?), which she came to know and love when she was passing kidney stones.


January 18, 2008

I had all 4 wisdom pulled no pain meds. Dentist said to take tylenol. Kinda sucked.

Also had 3 cavities drilled that day. Told the dentist he had to do it all in one day, because I wouldn’t want to come back.


January 18, 2008
Gokarter

LOL Ruck I feel for ya . I really do .

I don’t mind going to the Dentist at all , most of my teeth have fillings in them (ya my parents we not to persistent on me brushing my teeth ) and 1 root canal .Anyway wish i would a taken more care of them when I was young and knew it all.

The Part I hate the Most is when you get you teeth fixed , and then you chin starts to leaks LMAO


January 18, 2008
jeff01050

Yo Ruck ,
I could tell you were heading out into space just by your instant message today. Strange how instant messages can show changes in emotions sometimes.LOL

I had wisdom teeth extracted by an oral surgeon and was put under by IV drip. I beleive it was sodium penethol…they keep joking it was truth serum. Well it took all the pain away and I was out. However I remember sort of coming to and opening my eyes to the women dentist, really pretty by the way, with some sort of wrench pulling on my teeth. Then I woke on a table.

Vicoden took over the rest of the day. So have have fun Ruck we will catch you in the cotton candy fields.


January 18, 2008

I just been lunchin in and out of it all day. I dont know what I got accomplished (if anything) today. I think the lack of sleep over the last week just caused a total zombie breakdown.


January 18, 2008

My worst dental experience has only been a few fillings. I’m fortunate. lol


January 18, 2008

Looks like you touched on a “nerve” here Ruck. When I lived in England I went to a teaching hospital to get my wisdom teeth removed. I had to come home on the underground (subway) with my face wrapped and looking like I had been a soccer fight. My husband brought me home and one of my nosey neighbours thought he beat me up and told her neighbour. Little did she know that her neighbour was also my sister in law who politely informed her that I had my wisdom teeth removed and said for her not to jump to conclusions in the future. Like you I had some “good legal drugs”..no wizard or little people in my world but I was fascinated by the wallpaper in our flat.
We might have to start calling you our candy man!


January 18, 2008

One last thing, keep your face covered. man you do not know pain until you get dry socket or neuralgia…look up them words which you should find under “extreme pain”


May 20, 2008
Pam

May 2008: I had my wisdom teeth out a long time ago; so last week it was a couple of poor old teeth with past root canals and other stuff. I’ll miss ’em but they had to get gone. I have not had a lot of pain. Umm, if you do have a lot of pain, probably Vicodin or Percocet is the way to go. My dentist prescribed Percocet. But if you also have some reaction to codeine, you could stay awake with either of those medications when you don’t want to. I am fairly small boned, and I couldn’t sleep for about a day after I took ONE Percocet. It made for no sleep and some really weird thoughts. Which I didn’t want. I just wanted some REST. Problems with reaction to codeine are not necessarily scary, but codeine makes some people stay awake when that is the last thing they want.

So glad my dental surgery is over.