So I had one of my wisdom teeth pulled out today. The surgery was pretty easy. The doc just had to cut open my gum, cut my tooth into about 4 pieces, and remove a little piece of my bone cuz the roots were pretty bad-ass. It’s what’s happening now that’s really annoying.
I have to bite down on a piece of gauze to stop the bleeding, and I can’t spit anything out cuz apparently that took way too many more muscles compared to swallowing. But try biting on a piece of gauze during lunch time. I assure you that you will have plenty to swallow.
The anesthetics is also wearing off, and there is a sharp pain between my tongue and what used to be a happy gum. It was fun when the dentist injected the local anesthetic though. I could feel the needle first, and soon the numbing spreads from my gum to my cheek, to my tongue, and to my face.
“Lidocaine?” I always liked to ask what the anesthetic was. This is the only local anesthetic I remember, and gladly, this is the local anesthetic that every doc uses.
Oh, I had my appointment at 11am, which is a huge mistake. Guys, book it at like 3pm, and go to an All-you-can-eat lunch beforehand. Trust me. A breakfast is not going to sustain you very long.
This is also why I rushed to do the Relay for Life promotional video yesterday. I think I’m practically disabled for a few days to come…