Wisdom tooth extracted.

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   Posted 3/16/2010 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all. I had one of my wisdom teeth extracted today. It was falling apart, and it turns out that it was absessed. This means that it was infected beneath the gum line. The doctor who worked on me was a total jerk, though. He didn't seem the care about me. He kept insulting me and acting like I was stupid. He gave me a mirror and told me that if I didn't take better care of my teeth that I would lose them all. I know I need to take better care of my teeth. I didn't need him scolding me like he was my father or something. Also, I wasn't numbed up enough at first, so when he started to extract the tooth, I cried out in pain. He told me I needed to quit screaming because I needed to have consideration for others. He was talking to me like I was two or something. I couldn't help it that it hurt and that I wasn't numbed up enough. They gave me more numbing and I was fine. He didn't have to be such a jerk about the whole thing. It just really upset me. I keep having bad experiences with dentists. And they wonder why I put off going. Are all dentists jerks?? My dental hygienist was really nice, though. I had told her beforehand that I was really nervous. When they gave me the first numbing shots, I started to cry because the one on the roof of my mouth hurt a lot. She helped me dry my tears and did her best to make me feel better. If only all dentists and dental hygienists could be like her.
The good thing, though, is that, so far, it doesn't hurt nearly as much as I thought it would.
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   Posted 3/16/2010 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Ugh I hate people like that! Make sure you see somebody else next time! Glad the pain isn't too bad though! Make sure you ice it!
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   Posted 3/17/2010 5:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sassymykitty     Believe this or not but I had my wisdom tooth pulled yesterday.  Omg you should see my cheek today. I look lopsided.  I do have to say my dentist was wonderful. She was very sympathetic.  My tooth was also infected and I was on antibiotics for 2 weeks before they would pull it out.  Here I am at 59 having a wisdom tooth pulled  crazy. Are you sore from the extration?  Did they give you an antibiotic? She gave me one and I have to take it for 7 days also motrin. You have to look for a nicer dentist, one who cares about there patients. Sooooosorry that happened to you. We are in enough of pain as it is and have to go through something like that. I hope you are feeling better now. turn
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   Posted 3/17/2010 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Your dentist has some great "chair side" manners.  What a jerk!! 
I have been seeing mine for about 10 years and they do make fun of me ' in jest.  I hate the dental type pain!!  My wisdom teeth are growing horizontal under the gums, getting real close to the roots of my other teeth.  I dread the day when they have to come out.
When I can still feel pressure or poking there my dentist will wait a while.  Why have the pain during the dental work and then have the novacaine kick in when you get in the car?  I speak up, I don't care, I have even gotten nitrus when I got my bridges.
Time for a different dentist,  Hope it doesn't feel as bad today.  Did they give you a script fore antibiotics?? With an abcess I would hope so.
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   Posted 3/17/2010 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like you and I have seen the same dentist, unfortunately. I had persistent pain after a crown prep, and this particular dentist was as rude, condescending, and patronizing as they come. I finally told him that I wouldn't be needing his services any more, and I took my crown to another dentist to have it seated.

When I went to the new dentist, I had a consultation in his office with him before I ever sat in a dental chair. I explained my problem (without naming names or blaming; I didn't want to get off on the wrong foot). He was very understanding and helpful, and I've been seeing him for several years. I have a lot of dental issues, and he is very, very patient and kind.

I would recommend that you keep looking. There are wonderful dentists out there. If you decide to look around, you can call, explain your issues, and request a consultation before you ever have anything done.

I'm so sorry you have had to deal with someone like that. As if having dental problems isn't bad enough, you certainly don't need someone to patronize, humiliate, or even physically hurt you on top of it.

I hope you feel better soon.

Hugs - Austen
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   Posted 3/17/2010 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a Wisdom Tooth pulled in January but luckily my Dentist was nice.  That is totally uncalled for to treat a patient like that.  As if you're not nervous enough having the procedure done.  I'm sorry this happened to you.  I'm glad you're pain in not as bad as you thought either.  They had to take some bone out with my extraction and getting it out was painful but it just took a few minutes and afterward my pain wasn't nearly as bad as I thought either.  Soft Hugs!

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   Posted 3/17/2010 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   

I found this one dental place. I wasn't too sure of it. I was right. When I got the main Dentist he was a little crabby. Plus he hurt my mouth and I was numb.

Well, I went out in serch of a Denturist and found the dentist of my dreams. He makes sure everything is numb before he starts working on you, he's fast and you don't even know he's done before he flies out of the room onto the next patient. It helps that he's cute to.


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   Posted 3/17/2010 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I do feel better today. In more ways than one. I really think the infection beneath my gums was causing me to have worse health. I am sore today, but it's not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I really miss my pepsi, though. And I have to be SUPER careful when smoking so I don't get dry socket. I hear that really sucks. Yeah, the dentist was a jerk, but it was over quickly enough. I got three scripts. One for vicodin, one for motrin, and one for penicillin. I am a little tired today, but my little guy slept with me on the couch last night, so that made is hard to move around much. LOL.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss

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   Posted 3/18/2010 1:07 AM (GMT -7)   
You really shouldn't be smoking at all for a few days to a week. just a suggestion
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