Van'braces wrote:I just had sarpe surgery and wisdom tooth removal. I was scared silly for the preceding 3 months; I'd never experienced surgery before. Honestly pain/discomfort wise it was totally fine, the only issue I had was with severe nausea, and there are amazing anti nausea meds out there! I cant believe how different my bite is now, 8 weeks after surgery and the only minor inconvenience is cleaning the palatal expander, my gap is nearly closed and Im so glad I did this! I cant comment on the lower jaw surgery but Id say if you're risking having a ton of dental work in later years because of cracking/weak teeth from an incorrect bite, it may be worth having the surgery. One thing I would say is having confidence in your Surgeon is important,I had no doubts about my surgeon as my surgery was a relatively "minor op" for him as he deals with a lot of complex cleft palate cases and facial reconstruction much more involved than mine.
Van'braces, where did the nausea come from? the Anesthetic? Congratulations on your fast progression with the closing of the gap! I take it you're not doing the lower jaw surgery?
Also, I don't think I'm at risk with lots of dental work in the later years, simply because I'm so cautious nowadays that my teeth hardly ever hit each other. But, with that low risk, would you still go through with it?
Thanks for your time to post!
Hi, the nausea initially came from the anesthetic, but then was caused by an allergy to codeine and swallowing blood (not a lot, but I have a very sensitive stomach!) Gravol was not working so I ended up on an anti nausea med they normally give to chemo' patients, it worked very well!
No lower jaw surgery for me, all my problems came from a narrow upper jaw.
I would definitely have still gone through with the surgery, I needed my wisdom teeth pulling anyway, and this was a way for me to get those pulled under a general, and get rid of my narrow "rat-like" (in my opinion!) teeth which came to a V-shape at the front, all at the same time! I also only paid a nominal amount for the jaw surgery as it was covered by my Province's health care (I guess they considered it a deformity worthy of free surgery, in reality I don't think it was that
bad...) Oh, just one more point, my narrow jaw had hidden the gum recession (from me anyways, my dentist knew) I had on my canine and first premolars as I couldnt see them easily, I know that this gum recession was caused by bad brushing technique due to how my teeth were angled in my mouth, now this shouldnt get any worse as my bite is a lot better.