Thursday, May 11, 2006

Wisdom teeth are out!

We left home at 6:45am to get to the dentists’ office by eight. We didn’t have to wait long in the reception area before a nurse called me back to the room of doom. They had me get in the chair, took my blood pressure, covered me with a blanket and stuck three monitors on my chest. Then they put the much dreaded IV needle into my arm. It wasn’t NEAR as scary and painful as I thought it would be- the nurse was very friendly and gentle. Then after the Doctor came into the room, the nurse put something in my IV needle and I just dropped off to sleep. Apparently, what the Doctor did was slit the gums on my top teeth and pull the wisdom teeth out, then slit the gums of the bottom wisdom teeth, then cut those teeth in half because only half of the tooth could come out at a time due to the jawbone and the shape of my other teeth. Then he sewed me up. I woke up about 45 minutes after being put to sleep and the nurse helped me into a wheelchair. It was very hard to focus on anything and my mouth was full of gauze. My legs were like wet noodles. I wasn’t all there. In the car on the way home Mom had me put ice packs, magnets and pain relief oil on my face. When we got home I had to change the gauze twice, then Mom made me go to bed. I slept for two hours then got up and drank four cups of grape juice and some guacamole- I was hungry! Now the numbness has worn off and I can feel my face again. My jaw is very sore. It hurts to open my mouth and chew, and my jaw aches but not too bad. I still feel weak and wobbly. My face is a little swollen but not bad.
And that is my exciting story.


Woody said...

Glad you are feeling better!

Frazzledsister said...

Actually today is just as bad as yesterday. My face is more swollen and still sore and I can only eat soft food. And I have a fever.