Jach's personal blog

(Largely containing a mind-dump to myselves: past, present, and future)
Current favorite quote: "Supposedly smart people are weirdly ignorant of Bayes' Rule." William B Vogt, 2010

Wisdom Teeth Gone

I had my wisdom teeth out yesterday. My dentist is Dr. Noot, who is very good at his work. The longest part was just setting me up to the IV and such, and the whole thing took about an hour. It was painless, and I'm still confident I could have driven myself home. Interestingly the teeth had curved roots, so had I waited even maybe another year they would probably would have had to do bone work.

Being totally numb on your face isn't very fun. Around 8pm last night I took out the gauze which helps clot the blood and drank some of a smoothie to get something in my stomach, along with slowly spooning a yogurt in there. My tongue was the first to denumb, so I was at least capable.

My mouth started hurting a bit, sort of like I had just eaten three bags of beef jerky. So I took a moderate pain killer (Dr. Noot prescribed a moderate one and a more powerful one), which helped for a few hours, then I needed more so I took a strong pill and all was well. I fell asleep around 10:30. More annoying than the pain was the coldness I felt, which is apparently a side effect as the stuff in the IV wears off. A few warm blankets later and I was okay though.

I woke up around 6am to go to the bathroom, went, and had to sit down on the toilet after for a minute as I felt kind of dizzy. I don't ever vomit unless my stomach is empty, strange as that is, so when I felt okay I swiftly made it back to the couch and slept some more until later when my mother could get me something. ;)

Today's been good. I had some eggs a while ago, and I'm not feeling any pain, so I haven't had to take any more pain killers. Perhaps tonight I'll take one for fun to help knock me out, but so far it looks like I'll be making a swift recovery.

Posted on 2009-06-12 by Jach

Tags: daily life


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