Sharing my Wisdom Tooth Extraction experience...
July 17 - my tooth ached so badly that I needed to take a leave from work. Dentist said it was an impacted wisdom tooth (lower left) and has to be removed immediately. Sabi nya I have to take pain reliever and antibiotic for 7 days before magawa yung procedure. But before the procedure, I need to have a panoramic x-ray done first to check the severity, etc.
Dahil sobrang kulit ako and I don't want my SL na masayang, I went out to have my x-ray and for second opinion na rin. In short, same yung diagnosis, odentectomy ang solution. Two different surgeon but the charge was both P7000-P10000, depending on the result of x-ray.
Di pako nagconfirm for an appointment with the oral surgeon because I want to research first. Good thing that GT never fails me talaga. I saw the raves about Dr. Uy so i tried researching more. I found out that he has a clinic in QC (Panay corner Timog). I did contact Dr. Uy directly and fortunately meron sya clinic sa Panay today (July 18). I made an appointment for extraction agad.
July 18- My appointment was 10am. Around 9:15 we were already in the clinic. Around 9:30am dumating na si Doc with her GF(?). Procedure started at 9:45. Positive point na agad kasi I was expecting late sya dadating (you know, doctors).
Through the x-ray that I have, he explained to me everything. Nakakatakot lang yung anesthesia at start pero no worries kasi may topical anesthesia naman. Yung sakin naramdaman ko lang yung turok kasi mine is infected, may pus/abscess kaya daw masakit.
Some doctors kasi wait for the antibiotic course to be finished first before doing the procedure for the reason that they want the infection (pus) to be drained before the surgery. Kaso ang nagiging problem with that is sometimes hindi 100% nung infection is nadadala ng antibiotic, may natitira pa rin kaya during the procedure itself, masakit pa rin kahit may anesthesia na.
Again, mine was infected and with pus/abscess na. Sabi nya ayaw na nya rin hintayin to finish the antibiotic that I'm taking kasi nga naman after the procedure I need to take another set of those for the wound. Gusto daw nya for his patients, iirrigate na agad yung abscess during the procedure itself thru the anesthesia to not prolong the agony anymore. So yung sakin pagka-inject ng anesthesia, he washed/irrigated yung infection and made sure na wala nang abscess before starting the procedure. When he was taking those out, mejo masakit pero parang kagat lang naman ng langgam. He washed it about 4 times hanggang sa wala na ako nararamdaman at all, and he said it was because all the pus was out already.Then he proceeded with the extraction. I just felt pressure but NO PAIN at all. My procedure took about 30 mins only.
The only problem that I encountered was that the anesthesia wore off so quickly (masakit na sya 20 mins after the procedure) to the fact that nasa cab pa lang kami sobrang sumakit na agad. As in super sakit to the point na tumutulo na kusa yung luha ko. Dumaan kami drugstore to buy the meds (pain reliever and Hemostan). Nakainom nako ng Ponstan pero walang effect. I texted him right away. He was shocked kasi sobrang bilis naman daw mawala effect saken. He told me to just eat something cold, apply cold compress and the pain will be gone on its own. That's the most painful thing na naencounter ko talaga. Pero it's not the fault of the doctor. I believe it has something to do with my metabolism, etc.
The pain went away after a few hours. I'm taking Ponstan every 4 hours just to relieve my pain. So far I have no bleeding, sana tuloy tuloy na.
Overall, my experience with Dr. Uy was superb (except that the anesthesia wore off too quickly; of course it's not his fault). Not to mention that his service is so cheap.
and Oh by the way, I would agree with our sisses here, he's so charming as well as his GF. Not really sure if she's her GF, hehe, pero they're so perfect together