It was cake, had my out the day before Thanksgiving because I was still in school and couldn't miss anytime. Ended up eating a thanksgiving dinner, very slow and like eating with my front teeth (very hard to do) but I milked it to get sympathy from the girlfriend. Taking vikes for a few days was pretty nice too.
I've had just two removed so far. Got anesthesia to numb it up, didn't feel a thing. You have nothing to worry about. The worst part is the needle and you really don't even feel that. Just make sure you don't suck on a straw or anything. Don't want to get a dry socket. But they'll go over that with you. It's just a pain to deal with all the gauze afterwards and you'll have some soreness.
Did you feel any pain during the procedure though? Did they give you local or general anastheatic?
I was not knocked out and I had 5 removed at once, including two that were fully compacted. I didn't feel a thing. They recommend bringing music to listen to, again because I was awake. I had noise canceling ones, but I could faintly hear some of the tools. I was probably half asleep for half the time too. I opened my eyes a few times to see what was up...a bit odd seeing them remove tiny pieces of tooth.
I had no pain ever. There was no reason to take the pain killers after the procedure. Swollen cheeks for a few days, a minor annoyance. That's it.
But it definitely has to depend on person to person. Because I have heard horror stories.
A drank a lot of smoothies, ate tons of yogurt, and lots of soup. Not eating solid food for a while isn't the end of the world.
Also pasta too. You can just swallow noodles.
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I was completely knocked out and didn't feel a thing. Woke up and had no idea where I was and started crying my eyes out. The next few days sucks. It's not an unbearable pain or anything.. Just a nagging pain.
I was put under and had 4 removed at once. It really wasn't that bad. Sure you get a pretty good amount of pain after the first day or so, but the meds (vicodin for me) worked well. It wasn't my first time being put under, so I wasn't nervous about that. Your cheeks swell up like a ***** too.
Im telling this dude to put me out. My two in the bottom are underneath my gums
It's nothing really, especially if you are going to be out. When I had mine done I was getting a bit nervous because they gave me the anesthesia and when they were getting ready to pull them I wasn't out yet. Next thing I knew I was all groggy and waking up and it was done. It seemed like no time passed by.
It doesn't really hurt and even the days after you have a dull pain, but that's about it. The worst part is spitting out the blood in your mouth the first few hours after and not being able to eat much. You will have craters in your mouth for awhile and won't be able to eat anything solid for a few days at least. I had to eat soft foods and liquids for almost two weeks.
Why are you having it done two different times though instead of all at once? It is so much easier to just get it over with all at one time.