I went to my orthodontist recently, and when I got the new wire he commented that I would probably need my wisdom teeth removed. After my dad looking things up, it seems there's a chance I'd need a surgery to make sure the wisdom teeth don't ruin the work from the braces. I'm worried about the possibility of surgery. Makes me nervous, especially with the CRPS. I definitely don't want the pain to come back full force. On the good side, they should use ketamine which should help there be less damage.
Ferretbandit, I had braces and years later had my wisdom teeth out. I had all four taken out at once. Usually it's done by an oral surgeon but doesn't necessarily mean surgery. I have always had problems with my jaw and I was no worse for ware when they came out and it didn't effect the good that the braces did for my teeth.
My daughter had all 4 removed at 16 she was more nervous about being put out. She came through it great and was surprised that it didn't hurt that bad after. I had 2 of mine pulled as the centers fell out and the only bad was I could hear them coming out and 1 had an infected root so it hurt. I need to go in and have other 2 removed soon.
Ferret, do you know what pain killers DO work for you? Bc you can tell them. Wisdom teeth are not that bad, really, though. They put you out, you wake up drowsy, feel a bit sore for maybe two days. They gave me Percocet and I didn't even need them. Tylenol or whatever works fine. Just sleep the next two days. 😀 praying this calms your fears
I was more thinking along the lines of laughing gas. Also, with CRPS it's possible I could have an end to remission with dental work type stuff. The other thing is I'll likely just take my normal meds because I'm used to them, and they don't have any Tylenol. Then there's the LDN which could make almost any narcotic have little effect, but I wouldn't know until I tried. My docs have basically banned narcotics anyway.
Ferret, I had oral surgery to get all four of my wisdom teeth out when I was 19. They couldn't put me under anesthetic because I have severe nausea. They used some form of alternative and I was supposed to be able to be awake. Nope, didn't remember a thing! It went great. It was my first surgery and I was scared, but it was much better than anticipated. There are also great guided meditations you can listen to for preparation for surgery that help you relax and also heal faster. I didn't have much pain after the procedure. I was allowed to have narcotics but I didn't really take them because they made me feel worse. I just used ice packs and rested. I have a fairly high tolerance for dental pain though. I broke my front teeth in half and I often let them work without novocaine because I hate the way it feels.
Mine were taken out at 16, and I was asleep. I remember my stepmom driving me home then nothing else for 3-4 days when I woke up hungry as a bread. My stepmom asked if I'd like a shake and of course I said yes. She brought me a blender cream potatoes & black eye please shake... It was awesome! Lol 🙏🌼