Anyone have a tooth pulled? Trying to decide if I will need to adjust my schedule.
Turns out my 35 year streak of good dental luck (no braces, no cavities, no surgeries, nothing) has come to an end. Dentist said I have a cavity developing between my wisdom tooth and last molar. Said the best option was to pull it. He recommended all 4, but I said leave the healthy ones alone.
Going to get it done with a local anesthetic. Dentist said I should be right as rain the next day, and if that's the case, I'll try to find a belayer, but I'm not too sure what to expect.
Hmm, this is a tough one. Wisdom teeth are a little different to other teeth. I had all 4 wisdom taken out under gen anesthetic when I was about 20. I sat on the couch for 2 days doped up on codeine, feeling sorry for myself, eating everything through a straw, and playing x-box.
Had a single rogue tooth pulled on my mid twenties. Really wasn't that bad. Took a few paracetamol and then one the next day and apart from staying away from tough foods, I was otherwise fine.
Then my stepfather had a tooth pulled once, and got a dry socket. He was in a lot of pain. I mean, he normally has really high pain tolerance, but he was downing a lot of painkillers, to the point where I took him to hospital because I thought he had lost track and taken too many... anyway, back to the point. Had to take him back to the dentist to fix the dry socket.
Bottom line, you might want to take it a little easier, and just play it by ear.
Last Edit: Aug 30, 2018 6:01:23 GMT -7 by jetjackson
Post by MarkAnderson on Aug 30, 2018 7:42:51 GMT -7
I got my wisdom teeth pulled in college, local anesthetic, only Naproxen afterwards, and I went on 8 mile run later the same day (I did bleed from my mouth quite a bit during the run, but NBD, I got lots of blood). YMMV. I think I'm becoming less pain tolerant as I age, not sure I would do so well now, but I can't imagine I would let something like that impact a training or climbing session.
Thanks for the input guys. I'm really not looking forward to it, so I bumped the date up to this coming Thursday. It's really a pain in the butt, especially the lovenox bridge. Looks like my days of not-brushing-after-my-evening-shifts-before-bed have both caught up to me and come to an end.