@sammydog01@hchavers - I got nitrous oxide for that operation - first time in my life. I had JUST seen that movie where laughing gas is discovered and people nearly kill themselves with it, so I was determined to keep alert to the possibility of being given too much. At first everything was hilarious, then everything started being wonderful - but I was aware I was losing consciousness, so I tried to signal to the surgeon that I thought I’d had enough. He couldn’t understand what I was saying and by then I felt so good I just didn’t care anymore!
Incidentally everything went perfectly and I had no pain or swelling afterwards. Alas, no more nitrous oxide either!
@nommynoms my dentist thought I had 7. When I got to the oral surgeon for a consultation they took another set of x-rays and saw the 8th. One extra isn’t terribly uncommon, but I was the first the surgeon saw in their 30+ years with 4 extra.
I should have had all four taken out when the first one started causing trouble. I had that one out when i was 19, then another in my 20s, and the last two taken out together in my 30s. The first two were kind of traumatic because i was awake. I prefer being passed out for massive dental work.
@lilsrm123 Just had mine out a week ago. They were all impacted so I’m still pretty sore, but all in all not too bad. Tomato soup is your best friend for the first day or two.
I had general anesthesia for the first time ever. That was the thing I was most worried about, but it was super easy. I felt goofy for 5 seconds then woke up instantly in the recovery room with a numb mouth.
I had 3 taken out 20-something years ago, but one on the bottom was growing in sideways so he said to leave it alone. So I did. I have some pics from a recent visit when I had to have a root canal but I don’t know how to post them.