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Wisdom teeth

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Zac Imiola (Herbalist), Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Zac Imiola (Herbalist)

    Zac Imiola (Herbalist) Kava Enthusiast

    I'm going to be put under for my wisdom teeth removal.
    How many days off from kava should I take so it doesn't interfere with medicine?
  2. Krunkie McKrunkface

    Krunkie McKrunkface Kava Enthusiast

    check with your doc, of course, but I have not had problems before or after even major surgeries. You might not feel like it after wisdom teeth but it is better for you than the norco they usually give.
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  3. Zac Imiola (Herbalist)

    Zac Imiola (Herbalist) Kava Enthusiast

    The dentist recommends not having it 2 days before surgery but this is based obviously off the idea that it's a major sedative, and also some blood platelet thing he read online after a quick Google search lol.
    Just wondering if anyone had any personal experience with being put under while drinking kava the day before etc.
    He also recommends no cannabis for 2 days prior for same sedative reason
  4. Zac Imiola (Herbalist)

    Zac Imiola (Herbalist) Kava Enthusiast

    There was no issue of over sedation or bleeding with you mckrunk?
  5. Kojo Douglas

    Kojo Douglas Kava Enthusiast

    Pound a tanoa before entering the surgery theater ;)
  6. Zac Imiola (Herbalist)

    Zac Imiola (Herbalist) Kava Enthusiast

    Lol serious posts only Doug... ;)
    I have my surgery this Thursday morning lol
  7. Zac Imiola (Herbalist)

    Zac Imiola (Herbalist) Kava Enthusiast

  8. SelfBiasResistor

    SelfBiasResistor Persist for Resistance!

    By put under do you mean nitrous? Wisdom tooth removal sucks but it's very minor as far as surgeries go.
  9. Zac Imiola (Herbalist)

    Zac Imiola (Herbalist) Kava Enthusiast

    Ya know, I have no clue what the agent is being used lol
    I just assume it's pretty standard for the wisdom tooth procedure
  10. SelfBiasResistor

    SelfBiasResistor Persist for Resistance!

    I would ask. Nitrous is expensive and IMO is way overkill for tooth extractions unless there is some complication that requires cutting into the jaw or something of that nature. As far as the local anesthetics go, I've had a few procedures done and none of my herbs have caused any problems. Depending on your pain tolerance and how cleanly the teeth are removed you may be in some significant discomfort (pain) after the numbing wears off.
  11. Zac Imiola (Herbalist)

    Zac Imiola (Herbalist) Kava Enthusiast

    Hmm. Okay you were put under ? And what herbs did you use ?
  12. Edward

    Edward Aluballin' in the UK Kava Vendor

    I would say it depends on how heavy you've been drinking the kava recently. I know when I'm fully soaked after a long time of drinking strong kava daily I would probably still be feeling it a few days later. Could be because I only really drink heavy kavas. If you've been drinking sporadically or relatively light use of heady kavas then I would say a day off would be fine.
  13. SelfBiasResistor

    SelfBiasResistor Persist for Resistance!

    I did my wisdom teeth at different times. They used nitrous once and all the others just used the localized numbing shots. The nitrous situation was before kava and I wouldn't do it again if I ever need an extraction. The process usually doesn't take long and if they numb it right all you feel is some pressure. I stick with my usual kava, cannabis and lemon balm at night and my normal kratom routine during the day (this is especially effective for the dental pain and reduction of inflammation after). Some dentists used to prescribe low dose benzos to calm people with high anxiety for these procedures and none of those herbs have depressant effects anywhere close to a benzo so I personally don't worry about that aspect if all they are doing is numbing my mouth.
  14. Zac Imiola (Herbalist)

    Zac Imiola (Herbalist) Kava Enthusiast

    Thanks Self bias

    @Edward now im wondering if i am being put under or just misheard him the day of. Im not sure. Ill have to call.... either way i had kava today and will stop after this last few sips i have left, have none the rest of today and none tomorrow and report back on thursday after its done to let you guys know if anything happened for future
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  15. kastom_lif

    kastom_lif Kava Enthusiast

    Had my wisdom teeth out in the 1990's. 3 out of 4 were impacted and they did some serious digging and grinding, so the doc put me under. I think it started with IV sodium thiopental with a maintenance flow of some sort of nose gas.

    I was sixteen years old, and pretty square at the time. When I came to, there was no nausea, though they told me I totally flirted with one of the nurses like a complete dork.

    Aftercare was lots of gauze changes and no solid food for a couple of days. I think they may have given me a script for percocet (oxycodone/acetominaphen) but honestly the pain afterwards was not that bad. I've broken bones and torn tendons. The aftermath of having power tools excavating your face bones, when operated by a qualified oral surgeon, is nowhere near as uncomfortable as those other kinds of injuries.

    Two shells up for dental surgeons.
  16. Edward

    Edward Aluballin' in the UK Kava Vendor

    If it's just novocaine or lidocaine then kava is fine with it. I asked the question once and none other than @Gourmet Hawaiian Kava gave me the answer.
  17. Kapmcrunk

    Kapmcrunk The Kaptain of Crunk KavaForums Founder

    It’s best to give that 24/48 time. If they’re sedating you, they want nothing to have to factor for. After all, that enzymatic action kava has could alter half-lives of drugs into an unsafe range with anesthesia. Better safe than even slightly sorry.
  18. Zac Imiola (Herbalist)

    Zac Imiola (Herbalist) Kava Enthusiast

    I'm Alive. In severe after pain ... using motron... don't want to use hydro.

    They ived me with fentanyl.
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  19. Krunkie McKrunkface

    Krunkie McKrunkface Kava Enthusiast

    None at all, but I may be a freak. I am in many ways. Everybody’smmv. Results May be irreproducible.
  20. kastom_lif

    kastom_lif Kava Enthusiast

    Glad you made it out, Zac. Dokta hu i kivem fentanyl hemi save faetem fenanyl i go lo arse blem.