After the Oral Surgery – Day 4

I woke up this morning with a nasty fever, and a killer headache to boot. I’ve come to realize that I’ve been getting headaches due to my Pepsi/caffeine withdrawal, which isn’t making my recovering any more fun. The fever seems to be fighting the infection in upper-lip gum area, as it has gone down during the course of the day somewhat. I’ve done nothing but sleep all day today while my body burned out any infection and healed up whatever needed fixing. I’m probably going to be up all night.

Right now I’m feeling better, in that relief phase, ate a little chicken noodle soup (mostly broth), and drank a Boost. I’m thinking the penicillin is getting a workout each time I swallow one, there’s always something for it to fight.

Here’s hoping tomorrow I feel better.

8 Responses to “After the Oral Surgery – Day 4”

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  1. Lupee

    Hows ya teef doin? I hope you have got rid of the pain you were in…..

    I have had oral surgery myself, and pain in that area just seems never ending – it consumes your whole being, especially when you are restricted with the food you can eat…

    Best wishes Matt

  2. No pain at all for a few days now. I’m pretty much all healed up. It’s still weird for me though, as I haven’t gone in for impressions yet and don’t have my partial yet (earliest appointment I could get was March 28th.)

    However, I have limited chewing abilities since I still have two teeth on the top part that I can use for bite-sized food.

    This has been a long time coming. I was trying to save up to get the teeth capped/crowned, but it was just too expensive. I don’t regret this though, as it is nice not to be in pain whenever I eat something.

  3. grspec

    Sorry to hear about your teeth, and your better off without the caffeine. I removed all caffeine from my diet about a month ago and it took about 10 days to 2 weeks to get rid of the headaches. The first week was bad but after that they were intermittent. I feel much better overall though as a result.

    Good luck on everything.


  4. Kelli

    You know it is funny I had oral surgery on March 13 to remove 11 teeth. And I am a caffeineoholic also and I am drinking my first coke since my surgery and boy is it good. Well my mouth is healing up pretty good, I guess. How is your mouth healing? I go to the dentist the same day you do to have my impression made if my gums have healed up enough. I hope they will be. I wish you the best of luck.

  5. grspec: Thank you very much, and glad to hear things worked out for you too.

    Kelli: I’ve been trying to take this opportunity to try and quit Pepsi again. I’ve given it up many times, but after a month or two, I always go back. I’m hoping this time I can do it. I do have to agree, I had my first Pepsi after 2 weeks of drinking nothing but water, and at first it wasn’t very good. The second one, the next day, was great though.

    My mouth healed up very nice, surprising how quick it does so. Just a testament to the amazing capabilities of our body to evolve and adapt. Best of luck with your impression, and hopefully they get it to you very soon. I know I sure miss chewing and eating food that aren’t cut up so small or mushy.

  6. Kelli

    I feel like I am always eating baby food. I do loive veretables so that is good, most of them I can mash and just swallow. So how long did it take your mouth to heal? I lost all 4 of my wisdom teeth, my top front 4 teeth and 3 other teeth. I feel like it is taking forever for it to heal.

  7. I also had all 4 of my wisdom teeth taken out. It took about a week to fully heal for me. The clotting took about 4 days, although I avoided straws, soda, and intensive chewing for a bit more than a week just to be sure – dry sockets sounds rather painful.

    One thing I’d suggest is to, not gargle, but swish lightly some salt water. About half a cup water and 3 teaspoons salt, mix until dissolved — this saline solution helps keep your mouth clean, and kill any bacteria lingering around. This had also helped take care of an infection I got near my gumline 2 days after the surgery.

  8. Kelli

    Well it has been a week and 3 days and they are healing pretty well I think but on the top I had a wisdom tooth and the tooth right next to it removed so the hole is pretty big. I use the salt water solution several times a day.

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