Whitemeat real scared :( wisdom teeth. HELP!!!


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Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 30, 2014 - 06:45pm PT
OK, I need all 4 wisdoms taken out... I think all of them are under the gums...

So, I am scared real bad about getting general anesthesia, like A5r bad. like night mare on california street bad...

So I think I am going to do it fully awake with numbing stuff for pain, I am also kind of scared of that though.. I am told by my docter that there is no pain but a lot of presure and sounds...

So have any of you guys done this wisdom teeth thing awake? All the comments about it is helpful..

I have a pretty high pain tollerance. But not really ammon mcneely pain tollence either!

So what should I do? Face my fears and go to sleep or take the pain and stay awake?

Much thanks in advance!

Social climber
Jun 30, 2014 - 06:48pm PT
just had one pulled and it was no big deal-But it really came out easy. My advice would be to get as much pain killer as possible. it's better to ache afterwards.

Jun 30, 2014 - 06:50pm PT
I am told by my docter that there is no pain

LOL. First get an honest dentist.

I had all four of mine pulled without anesthesia when I was 16. I got off school early. Went to the office and had all four yanked at the same time. With a mouth full of gauze I asked the dentist if it was OK to go bow hunting that afternoon. He said yes but doubted whether I would. Well, I did. I figured I could be sitting on the couch hurting like hell or doing something I enjoyed hurting like hell. The point being here is that it hurt like hell.

Trad climber
Jun 30, 2014 - 06:51pm PT
Yeah . . . I had one pulled WIDE AWAKE! Well. . . that's not true, they gave me Valium, but that's not like being asleep, nawmean?

Just the big gnarly Novocain action.

It does sound weird. . . and do yourself a favor, wear sunglasses so you can kinda hide behind them. . . and DON'T LOOK AT THE DDS's tray when the whole thing is done. . . it'll really weird ya out!



this just in

north fork
Jun 30, 2014 - 06:54pm PT
Haha, my dentist said he'd never had as much trouble with mine. I was awake and he worked his ass off for two straight hours. He only got two of them and the next two, which I need to do,I will gladly be put out. Was kinda cool to see him putting all his weight into trying to pull them and then his look of frustration after each failure. It sucks but you'll get through it and what better time to do it when you are already hurt?
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jun 30, 2014 - 06:57pm PT
Paging Micronut,
Dr. Scott?

I am told by my docter that there is no pain
LOL, this must have been Painless the Dentist from M*A*S*H.

Hey Meat,
I had 4 of mine done when I was about your age,
I say use the gas, and sleep thru it!

Hows the leg doin?

Good luck,

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jun 30, 2014 - 06:58pm PT
You may feel a little pressure...

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2014 - 06:59pm PT
this just in,

Did you feel pain though?? It was uncomfortable, but pain?
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jun 30, 2014 - 07:01pm PT
you're young and you'll heal back up...

when I had mine done (pretty late in life, in my 30s) it was at a polish dentist in Belchertown, MA. He had a couple of nurses assisting him, they were really big Brünnhilde like ladies. They were instrumental in keeping me in my seat while the dentist pliered my wisdom teeth out. It sounded like a wooden ship on heavy seas... but I didn't feel a thing.

probably a good thing to do now as you have insurance (I assume) and you're otherwise unavailable for climbing... get all that stuff out of the way and clear your time

don't fear it, dentistry is better now then it was back when I had mine out, and a lot better than earlier times...

where's guido when you need him! he has subject area expertise


Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jun 30, 2014 - 07:01pm PT
I was knocked out by some pills, but when the doctor actually pulled the damned things it sure woke me up!

My back arched out of the chair with pain.

They were deeply impacted though.

My uppers had broken through the gums and didn't hurt at all when pulled.

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 30, 2014 - 07:01pm PT
under the gums

that's oral surgery, not getin some teeth pulled.

Don't worry they give you sodium pentothal.

(Truth serum)

Your mom should get the list of questions ready ahead of time.
this just in

north fork
Jun 30, 2014 - 07:02pm PT
The pain comes after, just like Randisi says, just a lot of pressure. I would just prefer to take a nap through it next time and not have to keep my mouth open and watch some guy I don't know wrench on my jaw.

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 30, 2014 - 07:05pm PT
The worst part (after the first couple of days) is keeping the crap out of the holes until they heal closed.

Boulder, CO
Jun 30, 2014 - 07:08pm PT
Let 'em knock you out. Chances are someday later in life you'll be knocked out for something else. Do it now and next time it'll be C2.

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 30, 2014 - 07:11pm PT

I had mine done when I was 18. . . they gave me novocaine and then
sodium pentathol to put me under. . .
the last thing I remember I was making time with the lovely assistant,
the next thing I know I'm waking up in the recovery room. . .okay
there was some pain afterwards, but I had a prescription to take care of that too--all 4 pulled.
Just don't eat sunflower seeds till you heal up--it's a bear getting
them out of the holes!!!!

Trad climber
Talkeetna, Alaska
Jun 30, 2014 - 07:13pm PT
I had all four of mine pulled when I was 19. I had never had a general anesthetic either, so out of uneasiness with that, I had a local.


19 shots of Lidocaine (after discovering the hard way that the first one or two in each corner wasn't nearly enough), and four hours of listening and feeling the dentist literally scraping metal against my jawbone and tearing my teeth out of their sockets later, I had the lidocaine wear off before my dad was able to go get my prescription codeine...which then didn't work at all. After several hours of writhing in pain I called the doc and got a prescription for Percocets, which did the trick.

I've had three general anesthetic procedures since then. It's no big deal. You blink and you're in the recovery room already doped up. Take the red pill.

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jun 30, 2014 - 07:16pm PT
I was knocked out with sedatives I think not sure what they used really.. thank god.. cause the next few days were the worst pain I ever endured. I think you could cut off my arm and that would not be so bad..Something about pain in the head that is just way worse to me.

I should probably delete this post.. but I can't help myself...


But you might wish you had

At least you'll forget about your ankle for a while.

Mountain climber
Jun 30, 2014 - 07:22pm PT
Had all 4 of mine pulled out, 2 at a time, with local anesthetic over a couple visits. I was awake, but don't remember that much about it. It was not a big deal, and I did not have any pain. I've always had very good dentists though, who usually "hide" their tools and what they are about to do, to alleviate fear, etc. I really hate needles, so am glad to rarely see them.

It probably depends on how your wisdom teeth are situated, and what's involved for the dentist. Ask him if any of the removals will be complicated. I might have been a little bit sore afterwards, but felt nothing during the extrications.

Social climber
Jun 30, 2014 - 07:23pm PT
hey there say, whitemeat...

oh my... first off, wow, i sure feel for you, :(

dentist have been a 'bad deal' on my trail, as to insurance sucking bad dentist, as my mom told me we (her and i--or me and her--our bad english, instead of 'my mother and i' both) (the boys, were saved from this... )...

well--this was AFTER ALL THAT 'scam experience'... but still, scary stuff...

so, i was 19, and got them ALL FOUR, out...
and had my first son, by then (who later, at home, kept hitting me in the sore jaw, being so happy to see me and wanting to play)...

and my mom was there with me...
and, well, they put me under, got it done, but when i woke up, my mom was very strangely upset:

seems they almost could NOT wake me up!!!

so yeah, stay awake if you can... perhaps, too, i think whatever really puts one out, so heavy, MUST?? not be good for the ol' brain??

but then, too, though--this was FORTY years ago...

i just like to warn folks to CHECK ALL OPTIONS and glean many stories from
'those that have journeyed before' as to whatever... :)

best wishes and prayers, and my it all go well...

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jun 30, 2014 - 07:24pm PT
Where is micronut when needed? You should have him do it.. That would make a good TR.. We could find out if he's really as good as he seems.
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