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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Ex dental nurse Di here and Dad was a dentist too.

    Wisdom teeth are useless to us now and hopefully evolution will weed them out.
    Some are lucky that they come through well, others not so.
    Some are lucky that if needed they can be extracted easily, just like other teeth, others not so lucky.
    Some are impacted in the bone, others are not.

    When they annoy you, become infected it is very wise to have them out. It is very miserable trying to live with it.
    They can be taken out under General anaesthetic if all 4 are to go or they are impacted etc( otherwise it is just like any other extraction in the dental chair.)
    Usually this is done in a private hospital.
    If you do not have private insurance it is pay up in front.
    It can be a few thousand dollars to do so and usually only necessitates day surgery unless there are some complications or the anaesthetic is done late afternoon.

    A young friend of mine had this done a year ago after many months of pain. She recons it is the best thing she ever did and has now paid back the loan she took out to do it.
    I'm an ex dental nurse too Di!!! Healthy4Paws - if I could check out your xrays for you I would lol. If they are starting to give you lots of pain, just have them out. Think of it this way - you only have to get your wisdom teeth out once and a couple of days of discomfort afterwards is better than on/off infections for years. If you're really nervous and can't have a GA or something - ask for sedatives! I had all 4 of mine out in one go and since I didn't want to be knocked out in the hospital the nice oral surgeon gave me valium

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    Hi Healthy4Paws

    I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed in April 09. I do not have very much room for extra teeth as they are all pretty crammed in there lol. My top two were growing very rapidly and as there was no room to grow down they were staying half in-half out and the roots were growing up into my sinus'. My bottom teeth had the same problem and I had to have lots and lots of Xrays because the roots were getting extremely close to my jaw bone. I had to have them out...no ifs or buts!

    To be honest with you ....IT HURT LIKE HELL!!!! But my favourite saying for the week after was "Thank f___ they can't grow back!" Now of course I am all healed up and am so thankful I had it done. They were causing me sooooo much pain!

    I was put under a General and when I woke in recovery they had to sedate me. I was screaming, yanking the oxygen mask off and ripping out all the cotton wadding they had in my mouth. They wouldn't let me leave until I had eaten a bowl of jelly and ice cream. I dont care what anyone says or how much I LOVE ice cream....I could not eat it! so I stirred it around so it looked like it had been touched!

    Anyway my face DID swell for the first night and day after. but went away quickly and although the first night I cried a lot because it hurt (im not good with pain) I had a good sleep.

    It really was the best thing for me to do

    Cleaning them whilst the de solvable stitches were in was a right pain in the arse though

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    Thanks everyone I feel a lot better about the situation now. I will see what the Dentist says on Monday & let you know. I don't know if GA is an option as I did have a heart murmur (don't know how to spell) when I was young, have no idea if I still do tho.

    AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Still scared

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    That's the spirit. Just open up your mouth and say "ARGHHHHHHH"

    Not to worry. We'll all support you through this.

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    Thanks you are all too kind

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    My son at 3 yrs of age had an anaesthetic, heart murmur detected and we nearly lost him to an out of the blue full on asthma attack.

    At 5 years on the table again for appendix... No problems at all, nothing. A few more anaesthetics over the years...still all good. He is now 25

    Moral of the story..don't panic..murmurs generally resolve themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    My son at 3 yrs of age had an anaesthetic, heart murmur detected and we nearly lost him to an out of the blue full on asthma attack.

    At 5 years on the table again for appendix... No problems at all, nothing. A few more anaesthetics over the years...still all good. He is now 25

    Moral of the story..don't panic..murmurs generally resolve themselves.
    That would have been scary for you Di.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDs4Ever View Post
    That would have been scary for you Di.
    The 3yo one wasn't as they didn't bloody tell me till he was in recovery and stable.
    The appendix happened on our 5th wedding anniversary,( oooo that is where I got the figure 5 from, he was actually 10) at that stage getting him to hospital an hour away by ambulance before it burst was my priority. It burst apparently just after being put on the table. I only remembered the murmur stuff after he was in recovery and they mentioned no problems, lol. Worrying about that and cancelling our reservations for anniversary dinner etc took my mind clean off that aspect, thank goodness.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    The 3yo one wasn't as they didn't bloody tell me till he was in recovery and stable.
    The appendix happened on our 5th wedding anniversary,( oooo that is where I got the figure 5 from, he was actually 10) at that stage getting him to hospital an hour away by ambulance before it burst was my priority. It burst apparently just after being put on the table. I only remembered the murmur stuff after he was in recovery and they mentioned no problems, lol. Worrying about that and cancelling our reservations for anniversary dinner etc took my mind clean off that aspect, thank goodness.
    You're an amazingly strong woman Di with all that you've had to deal with. I have a lot of respect for you ... & you have a great sense of humour ... something I really appreciate. When they coined the terms "Chicks Rule " & "Kick Ar*e Chick" they were thinking of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDs4Ever View Post
    You're an amazingly strong woman Di with all that you've had to deal with. I have a lot of respect for you ... & you have a great sense of humour ... something I really appreciate. When they coined the terms "Chicks Rule " & "Kick Ar*e Chick" they were thinking of you.

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