So, as some of you may know, this past week I had my wisdom teeth removed. I’m not going to say that it was a “delightful” experience, but it was a ton less-bad than it could’ve been! J Here are a few pieces of “wisdom” I have learned from this experience…
-The feeling of all of a sudden realizing that you will NOT be put to sleep to have all 4 teeth out is like being hit with a rock.
-When lying in the dentist chair, it is possible for your heart to beat so hard that the light above you is moving (trust me, I speak from experience.).
-If the dentist says that “you’ll feel a little pressure,” he ain’t lying!! Although, I’m not sure nearly dislocating the jaw would be considered “pressure.” (Ok, it wasn’t quite that bad, but it sure felt like it!!!)
-The worst part of the actual extraction was not the extraction itself, but the Novocain and the sounds of the cutting… blah.
-The first few hours after extraction are a little interesting. I nearly passed out once, took a nap (which I NEVER do!), and actually took it easy!
-A lot of blood can come out of one mouth.
-Not everyone always looks like a chipmunk afterwards.
-Frozen peas make an awesome ice pack!!
-You can make pretty much anything that you REALLY want into a semi-liquid form! Carrots, potatoes, fruit, you name it!!
-Peas are actually really hard to chew with your front teeth.
-It never feels like you can completely get your teeth brushed post-removal. I mean, how are you supposed to get all the way to the back teeth when there are stitches and holes back there??
-Stitches are REALLY annoying things!! Stupid tongue won’t let them go.
-The outside of your mouth actually bruises, even though all the work was done INSIDE! Actually, it’s kinda cool… J
I realize these things aren’t of any use to most people, but I found them kind of amusing… hope you’ve enjoyed them as well!! J