Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Wisdom Teeth

I have had the WORST two weeks of my life!
I got my wisdom teeth out on the 14th. My oral surgeon warned me that I probably wouldn't be in much on Saturday or Sunday, but Monday and Tuesday might be pretty painful. Well, he was right...but the pain continued to Wednesday....Thursday I was in complete agony. I left work early and went to see him. No dry socket, no infection, allllll muscular. I was in so so so much pain and he gave me a prescription for MOTRIN! MOTRIN! I'd been taking motrin...wayy too much motrin, for a week! I couldn't believe it!
Well, Friday I went to my cottage and rested all day. I barely talked to anyone in order to rest my jaw. I was feeling pretty good later that night so I decided to join some friends at the Cheesecake Factory in hopes that the pain really did subside. By the end of my meal, the pain was back! UGH!
I went home, flushed my sockets, took some motrin and benedril and passed out. When I woke up on Saturday morning....the pain was probably the worst pain I've ever experienced. I just fell on the floor and cried. My mom made me some scrambled eggs and I had a piece of bread...it was all I could chew. After breakfast, I felt like I was going to PUKE. My mom tested my blood sugar and it was a whopping 400! Great. I called out of work and attempted to sleep off the pain. My mom managed to talk the oral surgeon into prescribing me some vicodin and soma, so once I got those into my system I passed out and felt a little better. I've been taking those ever since with little relief. I just sleep all day. It's awful.
The worst part is my oral surgeon is in Europe for the week with no one to cover him! I talked to him on the phone yesterday and he told me that he doesn't think it has anything to do with the wisdom teeth and that I'm probably grinding my teeth at night. Maybe I am, but I've never had this problem until I got my wisdom teeth out. Ughhhh. Whatever the problem is, I hope it gets better within the next couple of days!


  1. YIKES! I had 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed when I was 19. It was terrible! Then I got dry socket......

    I just had a tooth extracted last week.....ok day 1. Ok day 2. Day 3-6 is BAD NEWS! I'm with ya......feel better!

  2. Sounds horrible! I hope you feel better FAST!

  3. Yikes! Hang in there! I hope you are back to normal soon!

  4. My heart hurts for you! I hope you are feeling better soon!

  5. So sorry! I will say prayers for you that you will feel better soon!

  6. I'm so sorry you are in such pain. I hope you feel better really soon!

  7. I think you are such a sweetheart, I will pray for you!!

    Take care of yourself!

  8. Hang in their friend, I had a wisdom tooth pulled recently and it was AGONY!!!

    I hope that the pain subsides very soon and you feel better.