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KCLIME12 SparkPoints: (7,041)
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2/23/13 4:47 P

Well, I'm happy to say I made it through yesterday no issues. I remember them putting in the IV and we were talking about feeding horses (I work with horses for my job) and I remember then numbing shots in my gums being uncomfortable, then the next thing I knew they were walking me to a recovery room. I must have asked for my teeth at some point because when the nurse handed them over to my dad I was like oh cool and she was like did you think I'd forget?!

So far, the pain has been totally minimal and I haven't swollen at all! I'm craving solid food like no one's business and dying to get back to working out, but I know I shouldn't push it. Today I did a little tiny bit of light ab work because I was getting stir crazy and I feel fine. I spit a little blood after, though, so I probably shouldn't do any more till Monday. I'm terrified of having dry sockets after hearing horror stories about it being the most unbearable pain you can ever encounter in your mouth. I'm also a little worried that the pain meds are making me feel better than I should and more ready for activity than I am. So...taking it easy for now.

Thanks again for the support, everyone, I'm so glad I finally sucked it up and got this done!

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2/21/13 7:25 P

You should be fine though take it easy if they give you pain meds. They help but can make some tired or kind of loopy/sedated feeling depending upon what they gave you and how you react. Also a little sick sometimes if you take them on an empty stomach.

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2/21/13 9:48 A

I am oldest of 5 kids, baby is 31 years old. Our dentist took out our wisdom teeth when we all hit 16/17 years old. We dont need them. And we all firmly believe they will cause problems as adults. My kids will be getting them removed also . I had two removed in one visit, no big deal, little swollen, but you can continue with normal activities. Good Luck..

Edited by: BANDOMOM1 at: 2/21/2013 (09:48)
SAKURABLOSSOM9 Posts: 524
2/16/13 12:18 P

I had mine taken out a year ago, and only the day of was I unable to do anything. I took the 3 days off of work per my dental surgeons order. They do give you pain medicine to take home (well they did me, but all four of mine were impacted). The following day I was able to do light activity and then by day 3 I was back to normal. I know I had discomfort for a little while but I can't remember how long, I just know on the 3rd day I was back to my normal routine and really bored stuck at home.

Yourself and your doctor will be the best judge of when you will be able to return to your normal activity.

KCLIME12 SparkPoints: (7,041)
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2/16/13 11:49 A

Thanks for all the words of wisdom (haha...funny since you're all missing your wisdom teeth...). I'm feeling much better about everything. But of course, now that my nerves are a little calmer, there's a big snowstorm slated for next Thursday night, so I may have to reschedule...bummer.

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2/15/13 10:54 P

I would definitely listen to what your doctor says. That being said, my personal experience was this:
I got my wisdom teeth out at 3pm on a Monday, and was at work the next morning at 8 a.m.
I also did some cardio that night, because I felt totally fine (minus a little soreness in my mouth).
I think the biggest thing is to listen to your body. Everyone responds differently to being sedated and having their wisdom teeth removed.

IRISHFANUH87 Posts: 1,038
2/15/13 12:51 P

I wouldn't worry. Take a couple of days and get back into your routine. You should be fine. I had mine done a couple of years ago, no sedation though just novacaine, and I was able to get back into exercise after a couple of days with no issues.

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2/15/13 11:27 A

You will need to avoid excessive bleeding from too much activity. Once the bleeding is over and you have slept off the anesthesia you can probably return to light activity. You are correct to ask the dentist or surgeon as they know your help and all about your surgery.

Get well soon! Hope you don't loose your wisdom, ha, ha! LOL

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2/15/13 11:08 A

The day of the surgery you probably won't feel up to working out. When I had my wisdom teeth taken out, the dentist had already given me 3 valium's and that didn't even include the pain killer (which would knock me out within 45 minutes of taking it). I think that you could probably do some kind of workout the next day but I wouldn't do anything hard core. Maybe just go for a short walk. You could probably do several 10 to 15 minute leisurely walks. I'd say to give yourself those 72 hrs. That seems to be about right from what I remember (had it done in 2006).

As a side note, my dentist even let me keep my wisdom teeth. I asked and he said yes. He had the assistant wash the blood off and put it in the Ziploc bag. I was a couple months shy of turning 25. I wanted to keep them to show my parents at Christmas (since they live about 14 hrs away by car).

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2/15/13 11:06 A

I had mine out a couple years ago. I happened to be training for a 5k at the time as well. I took a couple days off and then got right back into it. It didn't impact my training. By the way, no need to worry about the procedure. It was so easy. I was sedated also. I had two impacted an two weren't. I only took my vicodin (sp?) once.

CILER11 Posts: 265
2/15/13 10:25 A

You'll be fine taking a few days off. Also if you are anything like me you will only be able to eat chicken noodle soup for a few days. :)

SIMPLELIFE2 Posts: 707
2/15/13 10:06 A

A few days off won't hurt your training at all. In fact, it might even help since your body and muscles will have time to fully recover. Who knows? Maybe you'll hit a personal best after your recovery.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,088
2/15/13 9:28 A

I agree with the PP. I have had three of the 4 taken out. I didn't feel like doing anything the day of and I didn't opt for full sedation. Didn't feel like throwing up afterwards (sedation makes me sick). i also didn't need anything stronger than ibuprofen even though they gave me 10 pills of vicodin.
I was fine to work out the next day as long as i didn't swallow hard.


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2/15/13 9:04 A

You'll be fine. Take a couple of days off. It won't impact your training, and you definitely won't feel like working out the day of.

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2/15/13 8:25 A

I'm having my wisdom teeth taken out next Friday, and in addition to being panicky enough about that, I'm starting to panic about not being able to workout after. I'm planning on asking my surgeon how long I need to wait after they're done, but from what I've read 72 hours is usually enough to resume moderate exercise. I've just been on such a roll lately with running - I'm training for some 5k runs this year - and I don't want to fall behind. For the first time since I was in high school I feel like a real runner - able to run over two miles without stopping and not hating every minute of it.

During my consultation the surgeon said mine would be an "easy" removal, since the teeth aren't impacted, but I still opted for IV sedation because, like I said, I'm being a huge baby about this. So, fellow Sparkers, does anyone have experience with getting their wisdom teeth removed as an adult and then resuming exercise after? Like I said, I'm going to ask the surgeon for sure, but I'm just looking for others' experiences to calm my nerves a bit.

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