Well, the outcome of my appointment was a new tooth to put under my pillow for zee Tooth Fairy. I joked about how maybe instead of a ragged ass dollar bill, perhaps I’d receive a new car. One can dream!
I do know that I am not looking forward to having my other teeth removed. The pain from this has been unbearable and I really just want to knock myself out so I don’t have to deal with the throbbing pain that is the right side of my jaw.
Originally the appointment was just to check out the problem, and then get my teeth cleaned. Well, after looking at the xrays the pain I originally had wasn’t going to go away. The tooth was slightly impacted, and needed to be removed asap. She ended up doing it right then and there. And it sucked.
First she gave me some local numbing, then Novocaine, then some more Novocaine. I really can’t tell you much of what was going on because I had my eyes closed shut, and my hands were gripping the arms of the chair as if I was going to die if I fell out of it.
The tooth was only partially erupted so she had to cut away the gums to expose the tooth (painful) and then for about 30 minutes there was a lot of scraping, yanking, pulling, suctioning, and god knows what else. At one point I finally felt a really painful tear, but didn’t think it had been the tooth. I thought maybe she made it more loose, but apparently that was when she got it. After that she basically cut the membrane (much like an umbilical cord, thanks to the person assisting her) and I was all done.
I ended up getting a prescription for vicodin, some gauze pads, and my tooth. Needless to say I ended up going to bed around 8:30pm in absolute fucking pain. The vicodin I took didn’t do shit for me, so that pissed me off even more. I was scared to even consider taking more aspirin because I didn’t want to overload my body with drugs to the point where I foam at the mouth and die from choking on my own vomit.
Woke up this morning with uhh, blood around my mouth. Wasn’t pleasant at all, when you also consider that I still had the taste of iron in my mouth. Yuuuck. Anyway, my jaw is still horribly sore, and it’s swollen. Feels like there’s a jawbreaker (hardy har har) embedded in my gums on the right side. My cheek is pretty puffy on that side too.
I’m still going to go into work–I just have way too much work on my plate right now to take today off. School might be out of the picture for today too, but I may just go in for a little bit, and then leave. We’ll see how I’m feeling later on tonight. Hopefully a lot better 🙁
Oh, the tooth she pulled was huge. It was about the length of a nickel.