LymeNet Home LymeNet Home Page LymeNet Flash Discussion LymeNet Support Group Database LymeNet Literature Library LymeNet Legal Resources LymeNet Medical & Scientific Abstract Database LymeNet Newsletter Home Page LymeNet Recommended Books LymeNet Tick Pictures Search The LymeNet Site LymeNet Links LymeNet Frequently Asked Questions About The Lyme Disease Network LymeNet Menu

LymeNet on Facebook

LymeNet on Twitter




The Lyme Disease Network receives a commission from Amazon.com for each purchase originating from this site.

When purchasing from Amazon.com, please
click here first.

Thank you.

LymeNet Flash Discussion
Dedicated to the Bachmann Family

LymeNet needs your help:
LymeNet 2020 fund drive


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations.

LymeNet Flash Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» LymeNet Flash » Questions and Discussion » Medical Questions » Advice for after wisdom tooth surgery

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Advice for after wisdom tooth surgery
Nicole_Denise
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 20620

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Nicole_Denise     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm getting my wisdom teeth pulled on the 26th. I'll be under general anesthetic.

I have all 4, and two of them are at odd angles that make them hard to remove (and have deep roots).

One of them has a root that is impinging on the nerve canal in my jaw (and giving my "zingers")

The after-effects of both the surgery and the anesthetic make me nervous.

Lyme already gives me tons of jaw pain, head pain (mostly related to the muscles around my jaw) and neck pain.

Plus I have had TERRIBLE muscle pain lately, and a side-effect of general anesthesia is muscle pain.

Has anyone here had their wisdom teeth out while they are still relatively ill with Lyme?

Do you have any strategies for mitigating pain? Should I expect a lot more pain?

Posts: 503 | From Alberta, Canada | Registered: Jun 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
willo7
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 24263

Icon 1 posted      Profile for willo7     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I had mine out while I was ill with lyme. I had all 4 removed, 2 of which had to be cut out.

I did fine!

I think the recovery time for me took a little longer but I did not have any terrible pain, just took longer to heal.

However, I chose to not be put under, I just had local anesthesia. I did not feel a thing!

Have you ever tried anxiety pills for jaw pain?

When mine gets really bad, I take a very low dose of xanax and it really helps my muscles relax.

Hope this helps you!

Posts: 137 | From Illinois | Registered: Jan 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
sparkle7
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 10397

Icon 1 posted      Profile for sparkle7     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I had impacted wisdom teeth & 2 were removed a long time ago - pre-Lyme. They usually give you pain medications for a few days. Many years ago, they gave me codine. Someone told me to have them packed with goldenseal powder but I forget if I actually did that.

It's not fun but it should be OK. I have to have another wisdome tooth removed, too. It's my last one & I'm not looking forward to it. I believe you should only get 2 out at a time - on the same side - so, you can chew on the other side.

I don't know what else to say. Maybe others will have more advice for herbs or treatments...

Posts: 7772 | From Northeast, again... | Registered: Oct 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
cjb425
Member
Member # 23349

Icon 1 posted      Profile for cjb425     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh man... I don't want to scare you but I had mine out a few months ago and had a completely miserable time (but I think that's because my oral surgeon was horrendous). I'm still dealing with a numb lip (which has gotten better but is still not 100%) and I had recurring infections in the sockets. My best advice to you is to FINISH your antibiotic that you are given - I feel like I really skimped out on mine which was a huge mistake and the sockets didn't heal properly. Good luck, you will be fine. You seem like you definitely NEED them out and that you aren't getting them out for the heck of it, so to avoid future problems, you are making the right decision.
Posts: 39 | From marlborough, ct | Registered: Nov 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | LymeNet home page | Privacy Statement

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations. If you would like to support the Network and the LymeNet system of Web services, please send your donations to:

The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey
907 Pebble Creek Court, Pennington, NJ 08534 USA


| Flash Discussion | Support Groups | On-Line Library
Legal Resources | Medical Abstracts | Newsletter | Books
Pictures | Site Search | Links | Help/Questions
About LymeNet | Contact Us

© 1993-2020 The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Use of the LymeNet Site is subject to Terms and Conditions.