Post by Pooh Carlson on Aug 18, 2022 21:19:19 GMT -5
The dentist was pretty adamant about it yesterday. Any advice I should know? Do I need to stock up on some meal replacement shakes for a while when I get it done? If so what kind? How long of a recovery should I expect?
Soft foods that won't require a lot of chewing for awhile is best, yeah. The main thing they pushed when I had mine out was making sure to keep the incision spots clean (I don't know if they still do this, but they gave me a little plastic syringe to flow water into the incisions to clean them out) and NO STRAWS. You don't want to risk getting a dry socket up there. Beyond that, do your best to stay on track with the antibiotics. I've never done well with antibiotics and that was the hardest part for me.
Last Edit: Aug 19, 2022 1:31:18 GMT -5 by ayumidah
Post by Triangle Lancer on Aug 19, 2022 17:04:02 GMT -5
Ice, gauze, tea bags, ice, tea bags. No straws. No smoking. No hot and/or spicy foods. Rinse is okay, but don't purse your lips; just let the water fall out. Learn to enjoy mashed potatoes, buy some pudding cups and the single-serve mac & cheese. My dentist gave me full instructions. I was still smoking when all of mine were removed, but thanks to a pill packet (3 ibuprofen & 2 generic Tylenol because i can't take codeine if I'm at work) and being smart, it's not bad.
Post by Casey Jones (AKA MrThrowback) on Aug 19, 2022 20:28:42 GMT -5
I got all 4 done at once. I have no memory after them turning the gas on. I woke up 2 days later with no idea how I got on my deck. Friends told me I had been calling them but I can't remember. After my pain pills ran out I was still on excruciating pain. Went back to the dentist and had to have more work done.
Don't be a hero, take the pain pills. The anesthesia was starting to wear off while waiting for my prescription and that was a bit uneasy. Drink lots of fluids like Gatorade, since eating sucks for a few days. Keep some old sheets on your pillows since I bled and bled and bled that first day to the point where my dad called the oral surgeon to ask if that was normal. No straws, no smoking. Warm saltwater rinse helps a lot.