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Oral surgery this Thursday. I'm a bit nervous. :/ LONG POST

Oct 11, 2016 10:05 AM

I'm having oral surgery at 1:30pm on October 13th. I'm having two(possibly three or four depending on some news we are waiting for)teeth extracted and I'm scared. I had a bad experience during the second half of a root canal (with a dentist who worked with special needs children. I no longer see him.) where something happened either I wasnt given enough medication or the dentist didn't wait long enough. They started before I was asleep and I could feel some of the drilling at least it felt like I could feel it. It was a horrible experience. I was crying and begging for more medicine. Tears were streaming down my face. The dentist got angry with me and in a cold, tone to stop crying. I went through the procedure awake for 30 minutes I was terrified I think they gave me a small dose of something else because I finally fell into a drug induced sedation. I had to go through dental work with this dentist awake for me it was torture no matter what local I'm given I can always feel the cleaning and drilling a little bit. I got scolded once because I wasn't listening to my music. I heard my name which is why I paused my music. Before these events occurred I had another horrible experience back in 2007. I had my wisdom teeth pulled a week or so before and it was time for my stitches to fall out so I was a little concerned about that but I needed to have a cavity filled. While the dentist was giving me the novocaine he was chatting and not paying close enough attention to what he was doing and when he went to numb one part he went into my left cheek and then pain flowed through my cheek but then the novocaine kicked in. When we got home Dad and I were supposed to go camping but while my parents and oldest brother were eating lunch my mom noticed the left side of my face was extremely swollen. I I'd not feel well at all but didn't want to miss going camping, Dad and I said goodbye and we didn't leave until the early evening and didn't arrive until 8pm Dad started a fire for me and e started setting up the tents then made me a hot dog, I tended to the fire while dad took care of the rest. You may think that by now the novocaine has worn off and I'd have a sore cheek well you'd be wrong because after several hours I was still completely numb. The swelling didn't go down until the next morning but I was still 95% numb in my left cheek the left side of my nose and nostril and the left half of my lips were 80% numb. I was numb for almost a week. The swelling took a few days to go down. We realized the dentist had hit a nerve and permanently damaged it. I still deal with the effects but over the years the nerve seems to have repaired some of the damage. In the beginning whenever my mouth begins to water I'd feel excruciating pain in my cheek the pain isn't as bad as it was the first year but I love with the fear of having a repeat of this anytime I need dental work. My anxiety is so bad that if I want to have a teeth cleaning I have to be sedated but that's only party why, I also start to hurt if I'm in the dental chair for a long time. My back and hips and chest would begin to really hurt. I'm scared that the medicine they give me won't work or that something will go wrong, all these negative thoughts are making me more anxious than I already am. I was wondering if you all could send me positive healing vibes and prayers I would REALLY appreciate it. Thank you.

Oct 11, 2016 11:38 AM

Hey Delilah,
I'm going to be having oral surgery myself soon. I know it's worrying but the best thing you can do is either ring or on the day make sure that the anaesthesiologist is aware of your fears and past experience and that they know that if you ask for more meds it is because you really need them and they need to give them instantly. I'm sure that it will go well this time hun. We are all here for you and all you need to do is message and the love will come flowing through

Gentle Hugs

Oct 11, 2016 11:43 AM

How horrible of an experience!! 😞. I need dental work done but don't have a place here that takes my insurance and can't afford to pay out of pocket.

Oct 11, 2016 12:27 PM

My husband has horror stories from 8 yrs old. He just had 2 oral surgeries and was terrified. He got sedation, which he truly believed wouldn't work, but it did. He has his follow up in a few hours. He just had 12 pulled. He was also given oxycodon ( percocet 5) on sincere request due to an overly sensitive mouth due to prior failed dental work. We both wish you well!

Oct 14, 2016 5:20 AM

TiredInPaiNInsane, my oral surgeon is the one who administers my sedation. I believe I told him about my past experiences in May 2015 when I was going to schedule surgery for the tooth on the top right. Dr.E my oral surgeon gave me enough sedation and I was out like a light. He knows my medical history and what medications I'm on. After the assistants had me all hooked up and ready to go he came in and said "Ready love?" I thought that was sweet. It went very well. Thank you I greatly appreciate all the love and support 😊. I was able to eat regularly last night. Which surprised me. Anyway enough about me. I want to warn you that you may have to rinse your mouth out with an antibacterial rinse to help prevent infection, I want to warn you that it is incredibly overpowering the taste will stay in your mouth but when you wake up from sedation(if you're going that route) the taste will be completely gone. Just know that it tastes like soap with a huge amount of mint in it it burns like mouthwash with alcohol in it but the burning goes away once you spit it out. Thank you for the advice and hugs. I'm sending prayers and positive vibes your way.
-Delilah

Oct 14, 2016 5:25 AM

Chibi, it was horrible but it's not something that happens often. Sometimes people end up with a negligent dentist. I am sending positive vibes your way and I pray that you find a place nearby that takes your insurance and your able to get the dental work you need to have done.

Oct 14, 2016 5:30 AM

QuietLight. Thank you to both of you! I am so sorry your husband has his own horror stories especially from such a young age. That is exactly what I am afraid o, I'm always afraid the sedation won't work or I won't bet enough medicine just like the second half of my root canal. I had oral surgery in 2014 at a different place not the place I'm going to, it was a place I used to go to, I was having surgery to fix my top very front right tooth and they gave me some medicine and I was asked if I
was sleepy and I answered that I was a little bit but not much, so they gave me some more medicine and I finally went to sleep. I hate it when I'm woken up while they are just finishing up and have 5 minutes left. I explained to them I had to be sedated and I wanted to be asleep for the whole thing. I don't want to wake up and hear the tools and feel them doing whatever they were doing. I hated getting cavities filled I could always feel them drilling a little bit. I'm glad that the sedation medicine worked. I hope the medicine is working and that your husband isn't having any pain.

Oct 14, 2016 1:37 PM

Thank you for the warnings Delilah.
In my case, I have an ongoing infection until the surgery.. I will have heavy sedation, iv fluids and antibiotics during the procedure and I will have antibiotics and antibiotic mouthwash for 1 week before and 1 week after as a minimum. I'm glad that it went well for you.

Oct 14, 2016 1:42 PM

Delilah, I'm glad to hear it weren't well. Hugs love & prayers for a speedy recovery! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Oct 15, 2016 3:36 AM

You are welcome TiredInPaiNInsane. I'm glad you will be under heavy sedation. I'm sure that the antibiotic mouthwash won't be as bad as the preop stuff that they may give you. I'm on antibiotics for 10 days and I'm supposed to take it like I did the first time meaning 4x a day but I'm doing it twice a day instead so I don't upset my stomach. Thank you😊 I'm glad too. Good luck with yours.

Oct 15, 2016 3:37 AM

FlappysLady81 Thank you very muchπŸ™ƒπŸ˜Žβ˜ΊοΈπŸ

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