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I don't have any gigs 'til December so I decided to get my last 2 wisdom teeth taken out while I had the chance. I had the top 2 taken out 8 years ago and had the bottom 2 taken out today. My mouth is still numb. :D Since I can't play for about a week and a half, I'm going to use this break as an opportunity to take my horns into the shop for a checkup. I've been too busy to be able to do either thing (extraction and horn maintenance) so this seems like the right time. I've got plenty of Vicodin. I just wish the Novocaine would wear off so I could eat something. I'm starving.
 

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And follow it up with a pudding cup.
I hope you don't swell up and get 'Chipmunk Cheeks'. :shock: :)
 

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Vodka and Vicodin. Then you won't care about chipmonk cheeks.;)

Wait a couple of days on the vodka, though. Dry sockets suck.
 

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Vodka and Vicodin. Then you won't care about chipmonk cheeks.;)

Wait a couple of days on the vodka, though. Dry sockets suck.
Yeah, don't throw too many back yet... :shock:
 

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Lowers are much worse than uppers. Go easy on the solids for a while.

Did you get anything for flushing food from the sockets?
 

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I have stitches that I'll have taken out next Wednesday and I've been told to try to resume a relatively normal diet starting tomorrow.

I'm still numb. I am getting feeling back but it's slow going. I had 3 shots of Novocaine on each side. Then I had to get two more shots only left side after he started. So really, my right side feels kind of normal but my left side is lagging behind. I was able to eat some Ramen but I couldn't chew that well and just ended up swallowing a lot of the noodles unchewed.
 

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Hang in there Clay.

I'm sure you'll bounce back quick.

I had mine done over 20 years ago. The dentist I had recommended doing one side at a time (top and bottom) so only one side of the mouth had to be numbed up at a time. I did one side and then the other a couple of weeks later. If I remember right, I wanted them out while I was still on my folks insurance. LOL
 

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I had six teeth pulled all at once. Four wisdoms and two bicuspids (that's the fifth set of teeth on the top :))

I couldn't play for three weeks....
 
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