Anyone ever had an Apisectomy?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by bassmittens, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. bassmittens

    bassmittens Member

    Hi all,

    I wonder if anyone can share their experiences with me?

    I have to have an Apsiectomy on 2 of my front teeth on 21st Jan........which needless to say i am not looking forward to!!!:frown:

    I wondered if anyone else has expereince of something similar?

    I am anxious to find out how long before i can play again as i would:
    a) hate to miss the areas in March, and b) would not want to leave my band in the lurch without a bass player if it can be avoided!!

    Any one with any tales of similar ops would be much appreciated and hopefully put my mind at rest.

    Many thanks - i know someone out there should be able to help.

    (PS mods - if this is posted in the wrong place please feel free to move!)
  2. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    I suggest you send a pm to our own tmp dentist Rachel. Her user name is cornetgirl
  3. brassbandmaestro

    brassbandmaestro Active Member

    Is she, hmmm. I have to wait for a tooth extraction and that's not until 17th April!
  4. bassmittens

    bassmittens Member

    I will do - thanks for the advice!!

    I would still welcome anyone's own practical experience of such a procedure though.

    My own dentists reckons a week to 10 days and i should be fine.....but she does not play a brass instrument. the only other player i know had 4 seperate ops done and took around 3 months to play again :eek::eek::eek: hoping they were just unlucky though!!

  5. Taggart

    Taggart New Member

    I had this procedure carried out on one of my lower front teeth. The dental surgeon did a fine job of ensuring i was pretty much pain free throughout, although it was pretty unpleasant. A week to ten days sounds feasible to start gentle playing, if memory serves I had the cornet back out around that sort of timescale, though probably a little longer before you're back to full strength. I suppose we all heal at slightly different rates. Good luck, hope all goes well.
  6. DMBabe

    DMBabe Supporting Member

    Main thing will depend on how quickly u heal and stitch placement. Also if u swell up a lot. I recommend keeping several bags of frozen peas in the freezer and wrapping them up in a towel (ice burns not fun) and keeping them on for as long as u can bear if this happens. Keep the area afterwards very clean with corsodyl twice a day and warm salty water rinses after every meal normally does the trick. Don't be heroic and take painkillers if u need them. don't rush into playing too soon, listen to ur body. if it hurts its too soon!!
  7. bassmittens

    bassmittens Member

    Thanks for the replies. I guess everyone is different and healing times will differ. Thanks for the advice about peas and corsodyl. After the pain with them i've had recently i will have no problems knocking back the pain killers.

    Many thanks DMBabe

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