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Posted on Mon, Oct 29, 2007 04:49

It's now Monday morning... and I am NOT at work. I can't go to work looking like a chipmunk. :-( But I am going back to the dentist to see what the heck is going on. And... from what I recall, I didn't sign a waiver. So.... maybe that's a good thing? (The crown will be the next step.... OH HOW I HATE GETTING DENTAL WORK!!!)


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Posted on Sun, Oct 28, 2007 22:02

I had all four pulled at once when I was in high school. I went to school the next day and this guy kept picking at me because of the swelling and the drooling issue. Long story short, I turned and kicked him and his desk over. The teacher felt sorry for me and I didn't get in any trouble. Yes, I would check out the tongue problem, if you are not going right away, make sure it's not causing any breathing issues.


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Posted on Sun, Oct 28, 2007 18:30

I had mine done 15 years ago and I ended up with dry sockets, awful. I agree check the numbness of the tongue. That doesn't sound normal and it needs to be looked at. Well wishes in your healing!


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Posted on Sun, Oct 28, 2007 18:26

Uh-oh. Was your extraction difficult? I REALLY hate to tell you. If the numbness persists for several days, it is likely it's permanent. I would definitely get it looked at. However, you more than likely signed a waiver for recourse in your pre-operative package and consultation. I had the same surgery three years ago-- four molars all at once. It was a difficult extraction, and I even woke up during the surgery. When the meds wore off, I realized the entire right side of my tongue was numb. It took months for me to get used to it, and sometimes, I still bite it. I had signed a waiver prior to, and didn't even bother going to the doc to complain; I read every page I signed BEFORE surgery, so I was completely aware. Nearly every doc, for every invasive procedure , (that is "scheduled" (and not emergent--like in an ER after a car accident or something where you can't sign) will have the patient sign a waiver stating he/she understands the risks and will not hold the doc (or dentist) liable. It's almost like the good samaritan law-- the are covered as long as the intentions were good, no "intent" to harm is present, or malpractice, or negligence...stuff like that. Let us know if it wears off!


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Posted on Sun, Oct 28, 2007 18:14

So the numbness of the tongue is not normal eh??? Mmmmmmmmmm.... I'm gonna have to go back and have that checked out. :-(


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Posted on Sun, Oct 28, 2007 17:22

Ouch, I did that about a year ago so I know how you feel. I had 3 done at one time (I figured it was better to just get it all over with). I don't regret how I did it but I feel your pain. Your tongue shouldn't still be numb though. You need to have that checked right away though. They could've hit a nerve or something and that could be very bad. Please get it checked out. Melissa


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Posted on Sun, Oct 28, 2007 15:48

Besides the great advice that you have received from Sweet and Birdy, don't eat potato chips either. Especially, Bar-B-Q flavored. I tried eating some right after getting my wisdom teeth out and almost chewed my tongue off. When the anesthesia wore off, my tongue hurt like heck. True story, but just thought that I would try to cheer you up.


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Posted on Sun, Oct 28, 2007 15:27

CG It will get better. I have had one wisdom tooth removed when I was 26 and one has come through and it is fine and I am told that it is unlikely the other two will come through. I had a crown in recently and it took four hours before I could feel the left side of my face and tongue.


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Posted on Sun, Oct 28, 2007 08:43

Ouch! Yeah, been there done that - I think I was still in my teens. Hope it soon feels better! Best check out the tongue numbness though, that doesn't sound right. I remember getting my gums stitched after I'd had the extractions - felt like I had barbed wire in the back of my mouth. Just wait til the wisdom comes through then you'll have no regrests! (Joke!)


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Posted on Sun, Oct 28, 2007 08:17

Aw, CG! I'm sorry, hun. I had mine out when I was 20 and it took a while to feel good. I tried playing a volleyball game that same day and ended up getting sick. Bleah. I hope they gave you some pain meds, 'cause it does hurt, and I hope you can talk to someone soon about your tongue. I don't know of any anesthesia that would last that long. I assume there are Urgent Care facilities up there in the Great White North. You may need to make a visit. Watch out for yourself, and let us know you're ok, too, K? Amy


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