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I Got my Wisdom Teeth Pulled and This Happened

I got my wisdom teeth pulled

I Got my Wisdom Teeth Pulled and This Happened

by Sophia Porrill

Everyone fears the day you have to get your wisdom teeth out, and if your luck is as good as mine you had all four wisdom teeth. 

I found out that I had to get my wisdom teeth out a week before Thanksgiving. Not a day went by that I didn’t worry about having to get my wisdom teeth out. Eventually, it came to the day of, it was the Friday before Thanksgiving.

You can’t eat from midnight until the time of your procedure usually. This wasn’t a problem for me because my procedure was at 7:30 in the morning. 

The doctors, nurses, and staff where I got my procedure done were so nice. I could not have asked for a nicer staff. They reassured me that I would be fine, there would be little to no pain and mostly soreness. They called me to a little meeting room where they discussed with me the after surgery care. It’s, honestly, not that bad. The next step was to numb in my arm where they would put in the IV. Then they took me to the room where they would operate on me.  

The nurses around me just talked, they talked about anything and everything to distract me from everything that was going on around me. This is because there are a lot of sounds and movement going on around you. 

At some point, the doctor will walk into the room and then they put you under anesthesia. The procedure usually lasts about 35-45 minutes in total from getting to the room to completion. Usually, when you wake up, you don’t talk very much and you’re mostly confused as to what’s going on, but if you are anything like me than you wake up and you don’t stop talking at all.  

All in all your wisdom teeth procedure is not that bad. The only thing that could possibly hurt at all is if you get a dry socket. 

In the case that you do get a dry socket don’t wait to go to call the doctor back or to go back to the doctor because they can help you ease that pain. Your wisdom teeth procedure and recovery is much easier than you think, so don’t be afraid there is no need to worry months in advance.

Kristen

Kristen is a contributor for Girl Spring. Her posts focus on Girl Spring updates and current events.

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