Thanks everyone. It's not too major of a surgery, I have severely impacted wisdom teeth that are being taken out, but my jaw is going to be shaved to get them out, and all four are coming out. I'm one of those people who HATES anything dental related. They have to novacaine my mouth just to clean it :/ anyways, I think more so I am worried about the anesthesia... I am terrified of being put under... What If I'm conscious and they don't know?! What if I can feel everything but not talk? I know it's ridiculous haha.. But maybe like some of you said I can get an anti anxiety med for that morning.. The surgery should only be an hour, and ill be home the same day. I just can't wait for it to be done and to go home and snuggle with Berlin. I'm just super anxious until then
they already gave me all the RXs for the surgery, I got Motrin and norcos, and on top of sedating me, he said he also will be numbing my mouth so when I awake I won't feel any pain... I just don't do pain well and am worried about like eating after and such. But hopefully the pain after is much less than what I have been going through the past two week from these teeth and the arthritis/TMJ in my jaw. Thanks for the support everyone, it truly does help!
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Well I know where you are in this! I had three of my wisdom teeth pulled December 8th. Literally the day after my birthday. I'd had pain on my birthday and ended up as an emergency walk-in the morning of the 8th. I hadn't been to a dentist since I was about 9 or 10 because of a HORRIBLE experience. Seriously, they had me on nitrious and it was cranked. They also had to load me on novacaine. I have extra nerves in my mouth and I burn through the meds faster than most people. It was an experience I'm glad I don't have to repeat because two of the three were pretty difficult to extract and I was on soft foods and in some pretty intense pain the first week. the second week I was more functional but still hurting. The two difficult teeth actually had bone growing between the roots so he had to break that bone. Was kinda cool to see actually once the tooth was out. I know I did much better when the dentist and the assistant were talking to me about what they were doing.
I do still have that 4th wisdom tooth that I need to see an oral surgeon to yank. I'm avoiding it but I know it needs to be done. I do have some cavities I'm getting taken care of before I suck it up make the appointment with the oral surgeon. When its all done though, you'll feel much better. My dentist is really big on pain management and called every other day for the first week to check and see how I was doing. The other dentists in the office are really great as well so my fear of dentists has been eased slightly but I still get nervous and jittery.
Best wishes! You can do this!
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