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Speaking of teeth

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive April 2006: Speaking of teeth
By Jackie on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 09:50 am:

I had gum surgery done on Monday. It was called soft graft replacement. Basically I have bad recession in certain areas and this is to help keep the teeth. I have inherited gum problems from my mother and aunt, but only Im getting them taken care of much earlier then them, so I can keep my teeth. LOL
He took skin off the top of my mouth(in 2 places) and used that for the graphs. I had my first ever valium before the surgery. Although it wasnt exactly Valium but the one that started with an H. I cant remember then name. I suppose it did makeme relaxed, but not fall asleep. I was in the chair for about 90 miniutes. 3 days later Im still sore and swollen. I also have a mouth full of stitiches. I have a follow up on Monday and hopefully he will remove stitches.I have had other gum surgeries but I will say this soreness is lasting longer.
He sent me home with 4 prescriptions, one for Vicodin, one for 600 mg of Ibprofin(Spelled wrong)one for Amoxicillin and one for a mouth rinse.
I will say this is not how I would like to enjoy spring break with the kids. The kids are enjoying the fact I cant open my mouth too much to yell at them :)
Anybody ever have a surgery like this?

By Conni on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 10:11 am:

No!!! But it sounds painful! I hope you recover quickly.

By Janet on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 12:51 pm:

I haven't heard of it either...
you poor thing! :( I hope you feel better soon!

By Karen~moderator on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 02:47 pm:

My X had this done, upper and lower gums. Apparently he was in a lot of pain, and his sounds like it was a bit more extensive than yours, because they actually did some bone implants too.

I feel for ya! ANYthing in your mouth HURTS! Hope you feel better soon.

By Jackie on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 02:58 pm:

Karen, I had only 3 specific areas that this needed to be done on. About 9 yrs ago, I did have a bone replacement as well in the back area with the back teeth. I can say this recovery is more painful then that one.

By Annie2 on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 07:55 pm:

I hope you feel better soon. :)

By Tripletmom on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 08:02 pm:

Feel better soon

By Annie2 on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 11:19 pm:

Jackie, are you feeling any relief? Thinking of you :)

By Jackie on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 06:08 am:

Annie, thanks for asking. I will say recovery is slower then previous gum surgeries I have had. Although, Ive never had this type before. My mouth is still sore, expecially when I wake up in the morning. I do ok during the day when Im taking the motrin. By night it seems , my mouth gets sore, and I do take a pain pill before bed. The stitches on the top of mouth are started to itch. Hopefully all the stitches will come out on Monday.

By Karen~moderator on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 08:49 am:

OUCH! That gives me goosebumps to hear. I have a huge fear of needing something like that. I'm a big enough baby about going to the dentist under *good* circumstances.

I bet you can't wait till Monday!


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