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Westegg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:38 PM
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I had gum surgery this morning! Ask me anything except...
...how my mouth feels! It feels like site, awright?
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commander bunnypants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:39 PM
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1. no quetions
just sorry

DDQM
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qwertyMike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:41 PM
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2. Gum job?
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Westegg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:43 PM
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3. If I understand your question, correct answer is : Beechams!
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:49 PM
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4. I Guess Peanuts And A Beer Are Out Of The Question
I've been there and I feel for you.
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Westegg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:05 PM
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9. Peanuts, no. Tequila and Beer, SI!
Because my surgeon, in her wisdom, chose to prescribe for me non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, instead of narcotics, I am free to drown my mouth pain in the juice of the gods. I almost protested, and demanded Vicodin or Percocet, but I've gone that route before, for pleasure as well as for pain. And right now I can do without the heavy drugs.

Tequila and chicken soup for the next three days!
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:51 PM
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5. I had major gum surgery
2 years ago before i got my veneers installed, recovery went quicker than i expected. Chin up you'll feel better soon.
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Westegg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:07 PM
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10. Thank you! Right now I look like a walnut-saturated squirrel.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:10 PM
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12. By tomorrow morning much of the swelling should be down
did they give an antibiotic to take?
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Westegg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:18 PM
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14. Yes, an antibiotic, but it's to be taken wih FOOD!...
Damn sadists! I can't put anything in my mouth now except for a pill followed by water. Guess my stomach will be rebelling for a couple days on top of everything else.
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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:52 PM
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6. obie kaybie!
can you play the mouth harp right now?

can you kiss your nose?

if i put novacaine under my eyes would they start to sag and make me look unhappy?

how big can you blow a bubble gum bubble?

how fast can you say, 'blow a bubble gum bubble'?
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:54 PM
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7. Yuck, I've had it and it's awful
I could eat a rare hamburger with no bun

Soup

Jello

Ritz crackers

and that was about it!!!
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Westegg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:14 PM
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13. Ritz Crackers? You're playin' with me...
...If I were to crunch even one of those (admitedly softened by chemicals) crackers in my mouth now I'd jump out the goddam window in pain.

Jell-O, however---now there's a dish from my childhood I now need to go back to. It's been YEARS. I'm gonna treat myself to an aerosol can of non-dairy whipped cream topping as well. Can you come over here and cut my Jell-O into cubes for me?


Or maybe you're too young.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 03:30 PM
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17. Ha ha, I soak the crackers in the soup
I didn't eat them plain.

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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:00 PM
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8. I just love perio surgery
Gotta clear out the pus somehow. :shrug:

A healthy a happy patient is the result 99% of the time.

__


Ignore your gums... and they'll just go away. x(
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:08 PM
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11. Been there, done that.
30 year perio sufferer here.
Had the full gum retraction (or whatever it is) surgery about 30 years ago.
It's a constant battle.
In the last 10 years, I've lost all but one of my molars.
Got one implanted molar on the opposite side, which is great.
Too much bone loss in upper jaw to consider implants.
Have a partial for upper molars, but I don't wear it. Not uncomfortable, but I don't like how it feels when eating.
Got bicuspid to bicuspid upper, and I can eat OK with that.
Still got a nice smile.
For years and years I've used 1/3 hydrogen peroxide-2/3 Scope or Listermint as a mouthwash and to brush with. Help keep the bacteria down.
Rinsing gently with warm salt water helps as you heal.
Good luck.
I sympathize.
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Westegg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:22 PM
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15. Wow. Thanks for your advice, and I'm sorry for your years of suffering
...You make me sound like a whiner and, compared to your experience, I guess I am.

I appreciate your good thoughts.
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Merrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:02 PM
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16. Did you get vicodin?
cuz if you did, you shouldn't do that stuff because it's bad and you'll go to hell and stuff. Luckily for you I run a free disposal service and if you send it to me, I'll be happy to get rid of it for you.
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