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For some reason I'm panicking of all things over having them removed. The surgery is in less than 12 hours and has been looming over me for a month. I've asked my friends questions (I didn't get much time with this dentist and it's a new dentist to me) and none seem to have any real opinion. A majority truly lean towards "it was nothing, and the next day I was back to normal."

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But my brain still can't help but wander and freak out. I've not posted at all in a while because for the most part I've been able to cope with my own problems but this has just sent my anxiety through the roof.
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honestly, its nothing at all to worry about. I got mine removed when I was 20 and it barely even hurt afterward...they gave me nitrous beforehand and then started the anesthesia...after that the next thing I remember is waking up like "wait, they're done already? lol....it was hours later.

then they gave me a prescription for percocet and I went home and ate ice-cream...it was awesome. lol
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When I had my root canal it was more anxiety than anything and it wasn't bad at all either. But I know it's a lot less of a procedure.
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My experience was the same as ATG in his post, only not with the ice cream, haha. I was knocked unconscious with the anesthesia and it was over when I woke up in a couple hours. I cannot speak for everyone going through your procedure but after I woke up it felt like my lower lip was the size of a grapefruit, it wasn't but it felt that way. There was a little bleeding inside my mouth right afterwards but a piece of gauze fixed it. Other than that there was no pain.
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Don't worry, it's just like getting a molar tooth removed. The worst part is the needle injections for the anesthesia - they feel like bee stings! lol
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I just wanted to update my post and give my experience so far. Maybe I'll edit with any complications or updates in a week or so, but for now...

I got in the office and signed in. I was taken back shortly and put in a chair and hooked up to some machines to monitor vitals. My anxiety rapidly climbed and all the nurses were frowning and trying to help. I was sort of crying and shaking horribly. They hooked the IV up and almost immediately put some sort of relaxation meds or anti-anxiety in and within 30 seconds I almost felt completely worry free.

I had read another post where the poster said he blinked and the procedure was over. I said to myself, "No way it was like that." But sure enough shortly after they put the rubber piece in my mouth I blinked and I woke up in recovery. I didn't feel tired or anything, just blink and it's over.

Pain wise I am hurting. I'd say a decent toothache on all four corners of the mouth but nothing the percocet hasn't fixed. I want to say a majority of it is having to bite on the gauze (which might be irritating my teeth) and my jaw muscles from being stretched.

Thanks to all for posting. I can't tell you how many people I bugged with questions trying to calm myself.
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I have a dental phobia, had to get my wisdom teeth taken out because they started hurting.

Man, whatever they gave me, I've never been that high in my life, all I could do was smile and laugh.

11/10 Would do again
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