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Dr. Tom says...
"They have to go... no question about it," he said in reference to my three wisdom teeth, one of which is causing me a lot of pain right now.

Not exactly a surprise. I have a consultation with the oral surgeon on Friday, and hopefully they'll get me in for surgery soon after that. But the news wasn't all bad. Dr. Tom told me I could take up to 3200 mg of Ibuprofin a day if I felt like it. I'd only been doing about 600 mg. I'll take anything to ease my pain. Plus he said my other teeth all "looked great", aside from needing a deep cleaning, which I'll schedule for about a month after the surgery.

It seems odd that I would have two wisdom teeth in my skull and only one in my jaw. Dr. Tom says it's normal. People can have one, two, three, four or none. I'd have chosen "none", and then I could prance around as one of the more evolved humans, but alas, I am not so lucky.

My throat pain is as bad as ever, but it only really hurts when I swallow, as where my tooth hurts all the time. It's unrelated to my dental issues, and I have an appointment to see my doctor about it on Monday.

So, recapping... broken finger, sore throat, painful tooth.
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From: ex_ciannait Date: May 9th, 2001 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
3200?! Dear god. The most I ever dared take for my migraines was 1600mg, and that always made me sick anyway.
From: qtkat Date: May 9th, 2001 03:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah it seems a bit high...huh?
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 9th, 2001 03:43 pm (UTC) (Link)


PAIN totally sucks quick take something NOW 4 the pain wishing well like really soon.
kimie From: kimie Date: May 9th, 2001 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

wisdom tooth

I only had one wisdom tooth, and I wasn't put under to get it taken out either. They didn't even give me gas (because they didn't have it!) It was a horrible experience. If I had more than 1 wisdom tooth, I would not have made it!!

I hope your surgery goes smoother than mine!
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 10th, 2001 10:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Deep cleaning

The wisdom teeth will not be 1/2 as bad as the deep cleaning -- they go way up into your gums. It can be quite painful. Make sure they shoot the novacaine -- as opposed to "just" using the topical anesthetic.
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