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One more sleep~ 2 Wisdom teeth removal & biopsies TOMORROW!

Morning all,

Tomorrow is just around the corner, I’ve recently been to the dentist as I was suffering with a thumping pulse in my upper right back wisdom tooth. I’ve been taking antibiotics for a abscess. They will be extracting it tomorrow.

So my anxiety levels are rising... but I guess hitting 2 birds with one stone will be a bonus. I was getting used to just having one out but now it’s two. 🤯

I’m lucky to be having it under GA thank the lord 🙏🏼

All biopsies will be incisional 😣 with dissolving stitches.

As I’m severely dental phobic, & suffer with PTSD they have put me FIRST on the list!!

One of the nurses phoned me a few times this week to ask about my requests. & wanted to know what they could do to make me comfortable. (How nice) my only requests were I have a fear of anything in my mouth whilst awake, the GAUZE is chronically worrying me as I have a real fear of choking, so as long as I can hold it in place I’ll be fine, I don’t want it in my mouth upon waking as I will have a panic attack. & last but not least, the NUMBNESS I don’t like the fact that I’m not going to have the ability to feel my mouth. I don’t want my tongue to be numb & if I cannot feel my throat I will panic more. I’m genuinely scared about choking & not being able to feel each swallow, I know I’m going to struggle as I have growths to be biopsied on the tissue of my throat & under my tongue & floor of my mouth. So I know they will have to numb it!!!!

But.. BUT I have requested that they keep me asleep until it’s all wore off lol ! I’m not scared about waking up with pain & swelling I’m more scared about waking up numb & with GAUZE 😢🤯😭 a BIG wimp I know...

A good thing though is I will get the results of the biopsies within 2 days which is a positive.

I’m concerned about dry socket as I’ve suffered with it with every extraction.

It takes me a few weeks to recover from a normal extraction & I become very unwell & exhausted after visiting the dentist.

I’m actually petrified & doing everything I can to relax, I’ve dreaded this operation from the moment my dentist arranged it. The surgeon is a lovely lady & I’m sure she will take good care of me. They are all aware that I have PTSD & I’m phobic. I’m one out of a million patients who can be a nightmare when it comes to anything dental. My beautiful dentist is fully trained for phobic patients like me & has endured many of my panic attacks with patience. She’s explained to them how bad I get & thankfully they are fully trained for severely anxious people like me... PHEW ! I’m 31 but when I’m at the dentist I’m like a scared little child! I guess we’re all scared of something..

I have to get this done & I know I will be in pain I hope and pray that everything runs smoothly tomorrow! I’m so used to things going wrong that I am ever so positive & optimistic that nothing can or will go wrong tomorrow. I need the reassurance!! 🤓 (chanting to myself)

I’ve got a checklist (aftercare)

Ice for my jaw

Warm Salt water to gargle

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Foods

My normal lol mashed potato’s. But for the first few days just soups & anything liquid. Nothing I need to chew!

Ice cream

Custard

Is there anything you can think of that I could add to my list?

I want & need to be prepared, & I need any advice that you may have from your previous experience of wisdom teeth removal, I’ve decided not to read any horror stories as I’m mortified already, & I know you all will be very honest with me & will help me if you can. I’d Like my recovery to be smooth despite my anxieties.

Many thanks in advance my lovelies.

Xx

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Good luck for tomorrow. We'll all be thinking of you. x

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Thank you so much Wendy, I hope your ok xx

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My wisdom teeth were so shallow rooted I only had half hour off work , hope yours are the same , let us know how you get on 🤞x

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Hey whatsit,

Crikey ! That’s good, I’m not sure of their condition, all I know is that they are impacted. Hopefully they will come out quick! Thank you I will x

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Sounds like the perfect plan. I used gel pads (chilled) for outside along your cheeks/jaw line, to help prevent inflammation. Also, ask about pain relief just in case, makes all the difference..... Good luck. ML

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Hi maggielee,

Gel pads sound perfect ! I’ve added them to my list thank you.

I’ve been told that the swelling could turn green Around the cheeks & Jaw? Scared me a little. Yes I’ll be definitely including pain relief options!! Thanks so much for your golden advice I appreciate you stopping by to message me xx

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Good luck 🤞🏻

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Thank you hun 💜

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Hey,

Just to let you all know I got home at 1pm & I’ve just woken up 8.45pm. Effects of (General Anaesthetic) The

Surgery went really well. & the team were amazing, gunna curl up on the sofa, with an Ice pack, Netflix & Ice cream. Xx

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Well Done! Glad you’re resting up! Go as Gently as poss for awhile (i’d aim for at least 10 days)...and please let us know what the report & lab tests results tell you 💐😘🍀💐😘🍀💐😘🍀

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Aww thanks hun, I’m quite proud of myself I was scared to death yesterday! I’m feeling the pain today. Struggling with the excessive saliva as well, got through a box of tissues already. Yes I’ll let you know it’s going to take 5-6 weeks now for results. Thanks for your message, xx

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Good Going...you’ve got Every Right to feel Proud 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟😘🍀😘🍀

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Bravo you, I agree with Coco take it easy, especially the first few days... I just went to get my teeth clean, absolutely exhausted & just said be kind.... Glad you have a good team to help through extractions , no fun... 😬 . take care ml....😀

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Well done you , hope everything settles down quickly, be kind to yourself let us know how you are getting on x

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