My Wisdom Tooth Surgery Pics (not 4 faint hearted)
So for 4 freaking years, I have been avoiding the issue of the need to have my wisdom tooth extracted. OK so I thought that if I wished hard enough and ignored it long enough, it'd jut go away. I thought that like any part of the body, a decay in the tooth would heal itself up. I mean why not right? Afterall, our body is a wonderful work of art that has the ability to "heal" itself...
Hmmm so I was woken up from my sweet sweet dream when 2 weeks ago, I had the most horrible toothache. Ok so 4 years ago I was already asked to have my wisdom tooth removed, but it wasn't affecting me that much, so I was like "Heck this #$%^&* dentist doesn't know a rats ass what he's talking about. Why should I remove something that does not cause me any problem or pain?" But the fact was that removing a sleeping wisdom tooth should be done as fast as possible, when detected, to prevent it from pushing the other tooth (or nerves for that matter) and causing much more pain. In my case, this is how a sleeping wisdom tooth looks like:
As you can see, there isn't space for the tooth to grow out, because of the angle at which it is trying to "push out" through the gums.
But anyway as you can see, its a problem that needed to be nipped in the bud, but stubborn as I was.... I waited 4.5 freaking years before last week when this sharp throbbing pain started to affect me (even in my sleep).
I went to the dentist and he said that not only was the wisdom tooth pressing against the nerve, it was pushing against the tooth before which had caused a decay in both the wisdom tooth itself and that poor tooth before it. If it was bad, I had to get a root canal!!! WTH! Root canal? No way, its like killing the root by drilling it and thats going to hurt like freaking hell. No way. Then I as about to take that fat drill on the dentists tray to knock myself out. Better to be unconscious than face the truth right? RIGHT...
So there and then he gave me 2 jabs, wanting to start the extraction of my wisdom tooth. #$%^&*#$%^&* no no no no no. Horror and shock! no no no.... Half way while waiting for the anesthetic to take place, I had no choice but to back out. I swear I was breaking out into cold sweat. I had images of him drilling and sawing and cutting me open. I swear, this was the image in my mind:
So the smart and very cowardly me, backed out. #$%^&*( had already taken the blardee jabs, not have any tooth extracted, still must pay up. But seriously I had to be mentally prepared before getting cut open right? I'm a girl after all... and I wasn't prepared to MENSTRUATE from the mouth then and there!!!
In that week alone, I had scheduled and rescheduled the extraction 3 times, obviously due to the immense fear.. :(... But THE DAY CAME!
Today I finally had it done up. My colleagues were real nice at work. They told me it wasn't that pain and in the morning they had SMSed me to let me know that if I died, they would divide my pay (kidding)... they had texted me to let me know everything would be OK... heck la. Die la, this damn tooth. Wonder how the cavemen could cope with this, last time there weren't any dentists, how they handle toothaches?
5 days MC, NO thanks to the freaking wisdom tooth. Now I am lot wise anymore!
After the anesthesia weared off (its wearing off now).... it really hurts! OUCH! Seriously although he stitched the wound up, the bleeding isn't stopping it seems and it really hurts. Like some one punched me real hard on the cheeks.
With that said, I still love my dentist. Dr. Lee kept on joking with me, making me laugh. I hate going to the dentist, but with a dentist like him, really the experience is so much better. Thank you doctor Lee... :)
I just want the pain and throbbing to stop. See you in a week to remove my stitches! I'm a work in progress :)