Sunday, January 15, 2012

Wisdom tooth-less "Wisdom"

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

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