I just got all four of my wisdom teeth out just today, and they were all impacted, which means you cant see them they are still inside the gums. This was my first ever surgery so i was a little afraid. here is EXACTLY what happened on schedule...
10:45- i arrive at the oral surgeons office and check in.
10:50-11:00- i start to have a panic attack because the waiting is the worst part. i see others being wheeled out in wheelchairs and i'm shaking.
11:00- they call my name and i think about making a break for it and moving to canada. i fail.
11:01- i'm in the office and they take my blood pressure. then they place an oxygen mask over my nose and we sit there for about seven minutes. my mom is in the room with me. i start to feel more relaxed. they ask me if i am nervous enough to have laughing gas, but i say no.
11:08- the surgeon comes in and starts to talk to me about school and life... he is nice. He puts an I.V. in my arm, it doesnt hurt. we talk a while and then i sleep.
11:10-12:?? i can't feel a thing and i'm half asleep. i hear the doctor saying open your mouth wider. (please note this part is very cloudy, i dont remember anything from the surgery.) there is absolutely no pain.
12:15- they walk me to a recovery chair, a very VERY comfortable recliner chair. my mom comes in and she asks how i am. still pretty good! there is no pain and there are two little gauze pads stuck in my mouth. my bottom jaw is completley numb and i can't feel my lip.
12:30- they wheel me to my car and i drive home. still no pain. my mom changes the gauze and i eat some ice cream to take some pain meds with.
It is now 6:07 i have had two meals of soup and ice cream and i am in no pain! in fact, i feel great!
the worst part was the waiting room. i was freaked out because i had never been under anesthesia and i had never had surgery. but honestly it was awesome! i had some fun hallucinations on the drugs they gave me and it was painless.
so i'm telling you not to panic, but the number of blogs and people i talked to/ read told me the same thing. IT'S NOT THAT BAD! but i panicked anyways. you are your worst enemy!
i hope my real life experience helped! :)
p.s. they didnt cut my cheek open, just the gum. and i have no stiches, just holes. and i would recommend being asleep because when you are awake you can hear them sawing your tooth and nasty things.