Feb 7, 2008

The reason there wasn't a post today

...I had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled out yesterday, and the last 36 hours has been one big codeine/Tylenol induced nap.

The basic story:

I go to dentist for teeth cleaning/cavity check to stop occasional nagging from girlfriend about it.
Assistant X-rays, then cleans my teeth, which felt like getting orally raped by a large piece of broken glass. Dentist comes in for full inspection.

He tells me that I have no cavities, which is funny considering that I don't floss and drink coffee, soda, and booze on a regular basis.But he notices that my wisdom teeth are at a rough 45 degree angle (like #2 in the picture above), and tells me that if I don't remove them, the teeth in front of them will start to rot. I agree that it should get taken care of.

Instead of telling me to come back on an empty stomach to get knocked out and feel nothing, he proceeds to inject Novocaine into the back of my mouth, waits 5 minutes, pulls out what is essentially a pair of pliers, and goes to town with my wisdom teeth.

Now, it wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't for the fact that my left bottom wisdom tooth was very well embedded, and that he stood up, and proceeded to jerk the tooth back and forth like it was a rusty lever that needed to be strong-armed. He warned me beforehand that there would be some mild "pressure" while he pulled them out. It was more like some mild "try-not-to-scream-in-pain-because-there-wasn't-enough-Novocaine-on-the-right-side-of-my-mouth."
Afterwards, he prescribes me antibiotics and the strongest painkillers I've ever had.

So, that was my reason for not posting today. Sorry. Hope the story was entertaining, though.
-y

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