Recovering from surgery is not fun

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Recovering from surgery is not fun

Over a year ago, I had a tooth extracted.

On Monday, I had the surgery that prepares me for an implant for that tooth.

I am recovering from the surgery, and it sucks!

I'm taking Tylenol for pain, but I still feel pressure in my head.

My whole body aches a little, but it could be worse.

I should be feeling better in a few days.  :FACEPALM:

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By the way, the actual surgery wasn't too bad, even though I am deathly afraid of needles and drills.

I neglected my teeth for many years, and now I'm paying for it.

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I’ve been absent for long time since my bloodpressure is unstable, so welcome back for both of us

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the other year i bought a stainless steel dental set 'Candure Oral Care Kit' and clean off tartar (soft) and calculus (hard) with it once per year on my own in front of the bathroom mirror wearing H1 Nova.

 

plaque turns into tartar turns into calculus then you dead

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Yep, believe me i know the feeling.

I have had it a couple of years ago, they pulled my wisdom tooth, scraped out some jawbone material, transplanted it into the place where there wass loss of material, filled it with a patch and stitched it together.
Then i had to wait for 6 months until everything was healed and then they cut it open again, drilled a hole in my jaw for the implant, and they just screw the titanium implant holder it into your jaw.
After that wait another couple of months and then they can make a fake tooth and screw it on the base with a mini dental torque spanner (35 mNm)

I have waited far too long because i did not like the idea of surgery, but afterwards i am very happy with it, i should have done it much earlier

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My personal opinion is that the BLF-rule against writing about politics and religion shoud be expanded to dental procedures. It may not lead to aguments about pro’s and con’s, but to a lot of unpleasant emotions.

Not joking. Ever since I retired, my body apparently thinks: now it’s my turn. I have been operated on several times. Never a dull moment. Needles and pins. Tubes all over. And always back up and running in no time.
But my former dentist reminds me of that infamous scene in “Marathon Man”. He used to say: by the time the anesthetics kicks in, you’re back on the street again. So no novocaine for you. Just think of something nice.

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That reminds me, someday I need to see Marathon Man!

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Bone grafting in maxilla?

Welcome to the club. Parts of it infiltrated the sinus. I was in hell. There’s still some material in the sinus, but I can (have to) live with it. Implant is good, however.

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hello implant
goodbye $6000
also hello mr dentist – i had to go back about 10 times for the whole procedure [and this is normal]
the ‘get a whole mouthful of implants in 1 day’ things are bogus

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Ive just had 2 second last teeth on the bottom extracted in two weeks ….at this rate I’ll be down to two or three teeth left by this time next year and chewing like a cow…kind of reminds me of how my grandma used to chew !!

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I hope you have a quick recovery! Smile

My girlfriend has a disease called VIKINGS DISEASE[Dupuytren’s Contracture]. A heredity disease that CAN come back even after surgery. The digits of the hand move towards the palm and then stay in a locked position.

Her surgery was on Friday[9.20.2019],,,She is tough and recovering well.

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Wow, I got a few stitches, but nothing like that!

I'm very glad my surgery was so minor.

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Her right hand was done in August 2018.

Dental surgery is still painful!

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Get well soon!

 

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Ah!

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You haven’t felt pain until you’ve had tongue surgery Crying

I had it done twice in 2 years several decades ago to remove growth spots on the underside of my tongue that could potentially become cancerous.

This is what they did to me:
1. Snip a bit off the tongue to do a biopsy (ouch!)
2. On the day of the procedure stick 2 needles in the tongue to numb it up (ouch! ouch!)
3. Laser the growth out. In my case they started before my tongue was fully numb so I felt the heat of the laser burning my tongue (ouch! ouch! ouch!). After a few screams they realized they messed up Sad
4. Smell your tongue cooking during the procedure. It actually smelled like cooking meat which it fact it was.
5. Go home on the bus drooling blood without realizing it

Suffer for 2 months with a dime size hole (and twice the depth) in the bottom of the tongue healing for 2 months, with each movement from talking, eating, etc breaking the scar tissue. Kind of like a super duper cold sore (OUCH! OUCH!).

I think they missed some of the growth the first time which required the second go-round a year later Sad

Worst pain by far in my 65+ years of life.

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^^^^

Sounds very painful. Long lasting also.

However, I disagree that I have NOT felt pain until I get tongue surgery!

I have had 7 Orthopedic Operations,,,4 knee and 3 on hands. First knee operation in 1981 was regular surgery before Arthroscopy,,,,,,,very painful.

Most painful was when a QUACK ripped off my big toe nail when I was 17. I had an ingrown toe nail and that was his idiotic and incorrect solution. He did not even tell me that he took the nail off.I soaked it the next day for an hour and the gauze would not come off. My neighbor came over and had to rip it off,,VERY PAINFUL!!! Facepalm Raw flesh!

Needless to say it grew back ingrown and then I went to a podiatrist who knew what to do. I still have problems with that nail today,,,not being ingrown, but fungus issues that come and go.

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I was severely depressed in the summer of 1995.

I hurt my back, and was placed on several opiate painkillers.

I overdosed, and went cold turkey on opiates.

I didn't sleep for three months.

I was pretty skinny, and I lost a bunch of weight.

At one point I was 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighed 130 pounds.

I was in terrible back pain for several years.

I still have a bad back.

That was the worst part of my life, by far.

I would rather die than go through that again.

That was my personal hell, though it had nothing to do with surgery.

Luckily, everything else in my life is barely a problem compared to back then.  :THUMBS-UP:

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I can relate to the procedure. I go to Thailand for dental work. I have an implant half done, it took them longer to inject the anesthetic than to drill and tap the jaw. Extraction is worse.

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Sorry to hear of your situation.
Hope you get back to “normal” soon.
Down to two teeth left and a bad back (worse after an unsuccessful back surgery) plus other numerous stuff.
When my back starts to get to me, I look around and find I don’t need to look to far to see someone else in much worse circumstance Facepalm
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Seventy percent of bone is made up of the inorganic mineral hydroxyapatite, Using some extra supplemental Hydroxyapatite would be good for bone healing and new bone formation. It is a major component and an essential ingredient of normal bone and teeth. Calcium hydroxyapatite is the most bioavailable form of calcium,so your body can utilize it to keep bones and teeth strong. I have been using the Now Foods Hydroxyapatite capsules that is not too expensive. Also MSM and gelatin are good for tissue repair and maintenance.

Some Amazon users have been giving good reviews for using hydroxyapatite after implant dental surgery:

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I consume a lot of calcium in my diet.

I drink milk and eat cheese on a regular basis.

I also eat ice cream, and sometimes yogurt.

And then my multivitamin has calcium, though I know it's better to get it from food.

I have not heard of hydroxyapatite before, however.

 

I think my back is bad because I had muscle spasms years ago.

I used to have a chiropractor, then a physical therapist.

Now I just have a massaging chair, though I should get a chiropractor again. 

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Using pure hydroxyapatite is a far better way to get a bioavailable calcium compared to normal food. calcium from milk products are not well absorbed. Vitamin D3 and boron are also very important for bone strength.
Normally you body can only use a small part of calcium from food and even then it is the hydroxyapatite that is the useful part of that eaten calcium. You are much better of getting it the pure hydroxyapatite from supplements.

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raccoon city wrote:
I have not heard of hydroxyapatite before, however.

And lay off any kinds of fluoridation (tap water, etc.) if you can. Also try to use toothpastes without F, like Uncle Tom’s Of Maine or whatever else offers that. Distilled water works best, but can also leach good minerals out of you, too.

Fluoroapatite is the usual result of systemic F poisoning dosing. It’s denser than hydroxyapatite (ie, shows up nicer on bone-scans, ironically enough), but is also more brittle. Think broken hips, etc., in oldsters.

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I had my roommate remove my a**hole baby mama without surgery. A local bar OPENS at 4 am because of some clause having to do with their limited hours. My co-workers and i all went to the bar to celebrate New Years and I walked in to see my roommate licking tequila shots off my topless ex, while the other guys were snapping pictures. She no longer lives in the state since she’s a gov’t employee and everyone passed around her pics at work. Just thinking of the cancer i dodged if I married her makes it all worthwhile.

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Had to have my large intestine removed about 2 years back. Four total surgeries over a 2 year period was not fun. The resulting j-pouch aint much either.

Hope you have a speedy recovery

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Sigshooter.

When you get to our “Mellow”. Yrs.
Things have happened and are still doing so.

I’ve lost around 4 or 5 of my primary teeth.
With all my Double/chewers having 3 roots.

LOTSA needles. Drill side of tooth to put snapping point in right area.
Snap it off taking 2 roots.
Cut gum away. Drill out bone. extract last root.
Stitch it up again. x 4 so far.
I NEVER get afterpains from dental work. Never have.

Hey. I’m 78 yrs. Implants would be total waste of money with me.
I still each chocolate out of fridge. Chew apples and frozen icey poles.
And bite off, chew my steak.
Pain. Hmmm I’m on Fentanyl patches/Targin, Endone.
and an electronic implant in spinal chord. so sorta used to it over last 29 uyrs.

Worst I’ve had that I can remember, recently.
Was a Colonoscopy. and getting Piles done.
5 there. did 3.

Some reckon it ain’t too bad.
I…. Was in pure agony for 3 weeks. Savagely so.

Going on that experience.
The other 2 will never be done while I’m breathing.

GRIN……..

Come here mate. we have a little Philipina Dental surgeon here. arms and wrists like Garth (bodybuilder)
I don’t even feel her work. during or after.
I reckon she could rip my head off if that way inclined.
and I’m not small.

She’s a brilliant Dental Tech. Works at local Public Hospital Dental sect.

Pain is an individual thing. we all different.
I broke my Left forearm yrs ago. 2 weeks out to sea. (Single sailor)
I got back to harbour again. and don’t really recall much pain involved.
Though there were a coupla empty whiskey bottles involved.
in bilge rubbish bag.
Had it strapped with a coupla Stainless rods to hold together.

Yet the missus knuckles me playing. and it bloody hurts. Her.

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Yeap Macka…as we get older aches and pains become normal. On the other hand the alternative (being dead) is far less attractive Party

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I hope you recover well RC.

FWIW, my mandible (jaw bone) was broken into several pieces in an accident. The surgeons put it back together again using titanium plates and screws. Most of the mandible teeth had to be removed and eventually implants inserted. A long procedure complicated by a biofilm infection that required removal of some of the plates temporarily, during which time the jaw was wired shut for 6 weeks, then more surgery to reinstall new titanium plates. Everything works well amazingly now, though I would hate to go through it all again. I also have no nerves in much of the mandible anymore; everything is rather numb.

A regular impant procedure is a piece of cake. Wink

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My worst experience from a medical procedure was the forceful/relentless removal of a stint/shell keeping my sinuses open after polyp removal/sinus procedure. They neglected to remove them on releasing me and allowed 2 weeks of healing before ripping them out again.
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