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What it’s really like to get your wisdom teeth removed

Isabella Barton | Editor

Two Days Before: Nerves start.

Day Before: Nerves really kick in.  No food or water if you’re going to be under anesthesia.
Day of Operation:

7:00 AM: Wake up and get ready.

7:30 AM: On your way to the oral surgery office.

7:45 AM: Name is called and they do one more X-Ray.

7:50 AM: They explain to you and your family everything that’s going to happen.

8:00 AM: They put the IV in your arm.

8:01 AM: They start putting different shots into the IV.

8:02 AM: The room gets foggy and you start to feel sleepy.

9:30 AM: You open your eyes, not sure what happened.  It feels as if no time has passed at all.

Cotton is filled in your mouth to control the bleeding and your lips are very chapped.

9:35 AM: The doctor comes in and tells you how the operation went and asks if you’re in pain.

9:40 AM: You feel very out of it, but nothing hurts.

9:45 AM: You are rolled to your car in a wheel chair so you can go home.

10:00 You’re home and still feeling out of it.  Odds are your loved one took a video or two of you.

10:10 AM: You feel like you could eat, yet you can’t chew, so you drink something soft like a smoothie from Keva Juice.

10:30 AM: You lay down and fall asleep.

1:00 PM: You wake up eat something else and take a pain killer and then go back to bed.

4:00 PM: The same process has continued since 1:00, and will for the rest of the day.

Post Op Day one: Your face is starting to get very swollen and you feel drained. You can’t really open your mouth, but the painkillers keep you out of pain.

Post Op Day Two: Your face is huge and there’s a little bit of bruising, but you mange and the painkillers help.

Post Op Day Three and Four: You feel better, but your face is swollen and you can’t really chew, just yet.

Post Op day five: The swelling starts going down and you can eat softer food.

The next days you will just increasingly feel better and your mouth will hurt less and less. It’s important to follow the instructions given by the doctor, but nothing’s to be afraid of or worried about.

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