Tooth pulled and I am in alot of pain!

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   Posted 8/21/2010 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone,
I had a tooth pulled and to make a long story short, the procedure only should have taken 10 minutes but lasted a half an hr! He ended up to do a little surgical procedure to remove the tooth.  Because of the pressure and pulling/tugging/grabbing where my tooth was hurts like **** smhair    I want to just sit and cry.  The dentist said that the pain is normal and gave me percocets.  I hate to take them but took one tonight.  To add to it, he aggrivated the tooth next to the one that was pulled.  Cripes, do any of you have lots of pain or the pain is intensified with the fibro?  Any ideas?  And I have been icing it as well.  After that I don't want ANYONE touching my mouth.
Just venting

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   Posted 8/21/2010 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I just had a tooth surgically removed on Tuesday, mine had broken off below the gum line so it was not easy. I have the disolvable stitches, yuck. You need the take the pain meds before the pain sets in so if it hurts a lot, make sure to take the next one as prescribed, usually after 4 hours.

I took a vicoden as soon as I got home, before the numbness wore off, then I took another every 4 hours (even at night) until the next day. Since I clench my teeth, I needed a pill at night for the next few nights but otherwise it wasn't as bad as I expected.

I learned the hard way that staying on top of the pain by taking the pain meds is a lot better than trying to stop the pain once it gets really bad.

Good luck, I hope you feel better soon.

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   Posted 8/21/2010 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I didn't need stitches. He drilled into my tooth and took it out in pieces after yanking it for half hr. The roots were connected to eachother and into the bone. He didn't see it in the xray. I also had mine out on Tuesday. So, it is normal to have it hurting still. It was the last tooth on the bottom left. Hope your tooth heals soon. And I did take the percocet. I am feeling alittle better.

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   Posted 8/21/2010 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh yea, it is better to not chase the pain of something like a problem tooth extraction.
I had braces 8 years ago at the age of 40.  I had to get 2 baby molars pulled as there never were second molars.  After the braces came off I needed 4 bridges (4 baby teeth never got replaced with second teeth).  After the 2 bottom bridges I said NO MORE and never did get the top 2, they are far enough back that ya can't see the spaces. 
I don't want no one in my mouth either.  Hope you feel better Lisa
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   Posted 8/21/2010 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow sorry about all that pain Lisa, just thinking about it makes my mouth hurt. I hope that it feels better soon and like dagger said it is better to stay on top of the pain rather than letting it get a good hold. Prayers for you for fast healing.
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   Posted 8/21/2010 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
If your mouth is still bothering you on Monday, I'd call the dentist first thing in the morning. You may have something called dry socket which can be very painful. You may even want to call tomorrow if you are in a lot of pain, I don't think you should still feel like crying 5 days later. Can you take ibuprofen? I find it works better for tooth pain than Tylenol does. If you are still taking percocet, ask your pharmacist if you can also take some ibuprofen.

I don't know what's normal but I was ok by Thursday. The tooth in front of the space just hurt at night when I clenched and the vicoden took care of that. Mine was a molar on the top right.

I had two wisdom teeth removed a few years apart. I remember the bottom one hurt a lot more and a lot longer than the top one but neither hurt longer than a few days. I think tooth pain is the worst so I avoided getting this one removed until my gums had almost completely grown over the tooth stump. I started to worry about infection so I finally gave in and had it removed. My sister used to be a dental assistant and she told me that an infected tooth will hurt worse when it is pulled.

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   Posted 8/21/2010 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Aw, Lisa. *Hugs*

I'm so sorry. You poor thing. I hope the pain will stay away now.

I vaguely remember having all four of my wisdom teeth out all at the same time by an oral surgeon. They were impacted. Absolutely no room in my small mouth for them. They had to put me out. The pain isn't what I remember as much as the danged drainage for days - and the nausea from the anaesthetic. Maybe it would be smart to call in the morning and just ask advice about whether the pain should be this bad. That sounds terrible.

Feel better, hon.
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   Posted 8/21/2010 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree - if it is dry socket, that's the worst. My daughter developed that after getting her wisdom teeth out.

Mouth pain is always the pits! I've also found that ibuprofen helps it more than tylenol, but I personally need narcotics for it after surgery.

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   Posted 8/21/2010 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
It's vicodin for me for the first day of and the day after. Then it's 800mg of Ibuprofen. Sorry your in such pain. make sure you try not to sleep on that side.. Might hurt worse. :(
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