I lost a little bit of wisdom today – well actually, a great chunk of wisdom was extracted from my jaw!
I have had an achy right side of my jaw/face off and on for weeks and I was expecting the worst. I thought I was going to the dentist to be told I needed fillings at best, another root canal at worst, but instead I came home minus one wisdom tooth! You may think that sounds horrible but I was in fact really pleased! It was quick, easy and painless and my new dentist is lovely. My ear is still a bit numb, so I imagine I will be a bit sore when the anaesthetic wears off completely but in my books this was much better than a filling!
I don’t mind the pain part of the dentist. I have the world’s most rotten teeth so I have had a lot of work done and I have never been hurt or traumatised by the dentist in regards to pain, but I still don’t like going. The problem is, I can’t breath through my nose. Not only do I have to work really hard to concentrate and make myself breath through my nose, but I don’t feel like I get enough oxygen through my nose, I feel like I am drowning. So to have my mouth full of instruments and have all manner of gunk running down the back of my throat while I try to breathe… well lets just say it is not fun. To be able to have the offending tooth extracted, quickly and easily was just awesome!
It wasn’t needed anyway as it had no matching partner up the top to bite against, since that one was taken out a few years ago as well. Not having a ‘bite partner’ had allowed the pesky rascal to ‘over erupt’ (are you digging all my dentisting terms?) and go wonky (ok so that is not a very technical term) and cause a bit of ‘referred pain’ plus it had the beginnings of decay. So out it came. Combined with a full head x-ray, total consultation and extraction in less than 30 minutes. Have I already said I love my new dentist?
So I am a little less wise but a lot more fun!