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Old 01-30-2008, 10:11 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Barbara L View Post
That sounds like a good explanation to me kitchenelf.

The salt water rinses should help a lot too. I know that every time I lost a tooth that is what my mom had me do, and that is what I did when I had my wisdom teeth out. It doesn't taste as bad if you don't let it hit the front of your tongue any more than possible. And don't accidentally swallow it!

yup same here. my moma always told me that salt water cleaned the blood and gunk out of the socket.

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Old 01-31-2008, 08:44 AM   #32
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:43 PM   #33
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I had to have one of mine done by an oral surgeon, because the nerve was wrapping around the root. He gave me Valium through an IV, then put me completely under, and gave me some serious painkillers for later. I was laughing about something with the nurse when I went under and when I woke up, according to DH, I was still laughing. He still remembers that - he and the surgeon were trying to get me into the car and I was laughing and laughing ...

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Old 01-31-2008, 04:38 PM   #34
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I had my first one done with just novacaine, it wasn't really a big deal, Painkillers helped.
So, when the 2nd one HAD to come out, I thought, so what.
Well I was pregnant. No painkillers. After the novacaine wore off I had Tylenol.
Not the best painkiller.
My last 2 still need to come out. Good thing I'm done having kids!
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:01 AM   #35
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My Grandson (20 Feb 10th) had two taken out two weeks ago...he milked it all he could...LOL
My son Kevin went in today for a consolation on removing his..decayed, absessed and growing sideways. The Dr. said "lets do it now. He did and Kevin drove himself home and then called me to tell me it was out. Not smoking (HA!) will bother him. He will smoke anyway.

I had two or three??? removed when I was a teenager...Maybe thats my problem..all the wisdom was removed...Hmmm
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:19 AM   #36
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...He did and Kevin drove himself home and then called me to tell me it was out. Not smoking (HA!) will bother him. He will smoke anyway...
Tell him to go hang out with friends who smoke and just get it 2nd hand--less chance of dry socket! (Just kidding, mostly--it would still be better than smoking and ending up with dry sockets).


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