Wednesday, September 17, 2008

third molar extractions

For us lay people that means wisom teeth extractions.

The blood clot never came out of the one socket, but it's quite loose and bothers me to no end. I can't wait until it just naturally comes out.

Today I've used no pain medication and have eaten some solid foods, yay! I've had pizza and cereal. Using just my front teeth to chew proves to be quite a challenge. Also I try to keep the food out from the extraction sites. Overall eating is much more difficult than it's ever been for me. I'll be really happy to be back to normal in a week.

I took today off again to get more rest, and I did take a 45 minute nap before Malachi came home and then I'll take another one during his nap time. Thank God he still takes naps :)

Well, I'm off to eat more pizza :)


Sarah said...

That's funny. My dentist had to keep correcting me. I kept saying "yank the teeth out." She laughed and said, "no it's an extraction."

Stephanie Ann said...

Well I am glad you didn't end up with dry sockets. That would have really sucked. You are so lucky you are eating real food. It took me forever and then what did I choose to eat?!!?! Shrimp! That was not easy I tell you!

Randy said...

Oh I remember that I was 20 and spend three days in bed. Bruises did not show up for 3 days. I asked the doctor if I had to put out as I had never been under. He told me I did not want to see what was going on. I have images of him standing on the arms of the chair with a pair of pliers. :)

Sara said...

I seem to remember a story about a certain someone hanging out of the car yelling at passers by. I lawl'd when I heard it :)

Dinah said...

Well written article.

Sara said...

Thank you.