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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 06:23 PM
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How long does an operation to remove 4 wisdom teeth take?
w/ general anesthesia of course. My wife is getting it done tomorrow and I am not sure if I will have time to get the kids. Thanks you progressive warriors.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 06:30 PM
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1. Two hours max
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 07:00 PM
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9. Except for complications, like my right ones
which had to be broken up and then extracted ;-)
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purr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 06:30 PM
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2. Mine took less than an hour..
The recovery/prep lasted longer.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 06:34 PM
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Recovery was the best part
That was when I discovered the joys of prescription painkillers. :bounce:
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purr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 06:36 PM
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5. Tell me about it!! I was 13 and they were giving me percocet..
I was floating like a turd that has too much fiber in it.

Percocet doesnt give me that effect anymore. I wonder if he gave me too much.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 06:41 PM
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8. They gave me Tylenol #3
Codeine. Mmmmm. :woohoo:

"Madam, would you be so kind as to squeeze me some more of that frog juice?"
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 06:33 PM
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3. less than an hour but NO general anesthesia
why would you need a general for that, it greatly increases the risk of complications

my wisdom teeth grew in at a 90 degree angle to my other teeth and had to be sectioned to be removed & all i needed was local anesthesia

i didn't even need the valium drip, which saved me some bucks, but my oral surgeon was a good hypnotist, i was completely relaxed
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purr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 06:36 PM
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6. I was out.. I dont think I had general.
I thought with general they have to intubate (sp)?
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 06:34 PM
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4. A couple of hours
and she is going to look awful, so don't worry. Take her home and put her to bed. She might throw up for a while, so have some ginger ale on hand.

If she tends to get sick with, say, codeine, ask for another med to counteract nausia. I went through this myself, and then with both my kids.

She's gonna have REALLY BAD BREATH for a couple of weeks.
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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 06:38 PM
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7. I've had one pulled
took a 1/2 hour and here's what scared me.

Half way through the pull the Dentist looks at his assistant and asks "what do i do here" Apparently I had strong curved roots that made it difficult. "my exact instant reply to the dentist was "wha the fuh ooo you eean by wha oo I oo ere?" So many people have heard that story now. I believe he has closed his practice, not that I would ever go back again anyway.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 07:03 PM
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10. Couple of hours
I had it done when I was 17. But they drugged me, and the doctor told me to take it easy that night. I wanted to go to the basketball game that night, but the doctor vetoed that idea. I was fine the next day.
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 07:03 PM
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11. depends on if they're impacted and the condition of the teeth
Anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.. I'd go with 2 hours to give you a good cushion of time.
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SammyBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 07:03 PM
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12. All mine came in impacted
Two hours, alot of pain, a large preccription for vicodin and the inability to chew for a week.

Good luck.
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lovelaureng Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 07:05 PM
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13. I would say about two hours.
If I remember correctly, it took about one hour to remove two of mine.
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 07:32 PM
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14. Mine took maybe a hour and very little pain afterward and no swelling.
I was out of it, the only way to have wisdom teeth out.

I came home and listened to Air America, it was the first day of their broadcast.
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