I had lunch with my husband before my appointment with the dentist (which is a wise move) to have presumably two of my wisdom teeth pulled out, though I ended up having only one removed because I changed my mind the last minute. I won’t be eating anything but jello until tomorrow. I can’t speak very well now. So far no pain just lots of bleeding!
I was so scared and as soon as I got in the room I was trembling badly. After the doctor had injected a local analgesic with a very fine and long needle into my lower right gums, scary, then all of a sudden he leaves me alone with the nurse just for a while so that the analgesic can take effect. My heart started pounding faster and faster. It’s just like waiting for my death penalty! I was shooting so many questions to the nurse and it’s good she was still so patient with me until my doctor came back 10 minutes later.
I was relieved to see him come back. At that time I wanted to leave but I didn’t want to act like a baby in front of everyone and I wanted to get this over with. When the doctor started with the procedure, at first everything went on very smoothly until the constant pulling and pulling from every possible angle. I shut my eyes tightly and tried to think of my baby only but still nothing seemed to work. I started sweating so much. I thought I can’t go through this twice even if it’s painless. It’s just so annoying having someone pull on something and it won’t come out. But I had to relax a bit because the doctor felt how tense I was becoming, which didn’t help at all.
It took 30 minutes to get one removed and when the doctor was about to start with the stitches I felt a bit of pain maybe because the analgesic was wearing off or something so he had to inject another needle. I was prescribed with loads of medication: two different antibiotics, one anti-inflammatory, and some painkillers. I have to change the gauze dressing every two hours. I shouldn’t rinse my mouth with salt and water until tomorrow. I need to use an ice-pack every half an hour at least just for today. Mom and my husband are being very supportive too because I need to rest for now. Lots and lots of intructions!
The instruments in the picture below reminds me so much of Freddy Krueger.
Here’s another snap shot of the clinic I went to.
P.s. I’d like to add that my doctor is really really good.