Well, I only have one wisdom tooth left. I had the two bottoms removed when I was a teen just before I got my braces and the tops came in and I've been using them as molars ever since. A couple of months ago, my top left wisdom tooth broke a bit thanks to a filling coming out but it didn't bother me so I didn't do anything about it (I HATE going to the dentist and would rather have my kidney removed). Well, the tooth broke a bit more and it was apparent I needed to go in so off I went 2 weeks ago. The dentist took one look at the x-ray and said "You're going to see the oral surgeon!" and I knew that meant it was coming out. GULP!!
Yesterday was the day. I was nervous but it went SO well. He numbed me up fast, and from the time that he first went into my mouth with the tools after I was numb to when he got the tooth out, it had to have been about 30 seconds. A little crunchy noise as he loosened the tooth then a pop as it came out. That puppy had BIG roots! Turns out those big roots went into my sinus even! YIKES! So now I have just one wisdom tooth left - that he said will have to come out sometime in the future. Bleck. But I'm doing great - no pain at all! I just feel a little pressure there and every once in a while a little throbbing but nothing that I even have to take Motrin for. :D Woo-hoo!! I was so scared about it but it turned out to be nothing. The ONLY issue is that I need to be careful about eating the next few days. I had soup last night and I snuck some Chinese food (I was starving) and we'll see what I do today. But I'm so happy that I'm doing alright. Whew!
Born in Slavery, Longing for Freedom
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