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pulled tooth = annoying

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I had to get a tooth pulled today because the past couple days it would ping with massive pain. I mean a pain so bad that I thought I was going to throw up and my body got shaky. So, I'm at the dentist. (I'm extremely apprehensive about the dentist, BTW) and they do the xray, and they couldn't read it because my tooth was so far back. Apparently, my wisdom teeth have come in (which I was completely unaware of) and it was my wisdom tooth that was causing me issues. So, now I have to pay 64 dollars more than I thought I did because they have to do the full xray of all of my teeth so they can see how the roots are. (one of the horrible things about that is I have to take out every piece of jewelry in my head. Not cool) Three of my teeth came in just dandy, but one of them is coming in completely sideways. (No wonder now and then I get massive pain that makes me sick to my stomach, cause it's pushing on the rest of my teeth) But, any who, they get me all numbed up. (which is many needles) I made sure not to see the needle they were using (otherwise I'm sure I would've wet myself) So, then they get to work....and to work....and to work....and my knees are up and my hands are clasped between them and I'm holding my hands so tight that I realize that it's really starting to hurt, so I have to try to unclench them. The guy doing the work keeps telling me that I'm doing really well, and the girl who's suctioning me keeps rubbing my shoulder and asking if I'm alright. I'm shaking like I'm in an earthquake, and quite noticeably in fear. So, it's about an hour in, and they are talking about how they are going to get some other guy in to look at it, because it's wiggly, but the roots are so strong and they are having trouble grasping it. So, the guy walks by, they call him in, and he sits down, two minutes later he has it out. So much popping that I about scream in terror every time there's a noise. (Yes, I'm a pansy. I will admit it) So, there's me, all guazed up, corner of my lip swollen and sore (cause they instruments kept pulling on it cause the damn tooth was so far back) shaking like an addict going through withdrawal. So, now I'm on a liquid/soft food diet (which, BTW, sucks) I've only consumed about 650 calories today (much lower than I'm supposed to) and for 48 hours I can't exercise (prevent the blood flowing hard and the clot coming out, I guess.) I don't know what to do with myself from this whole 'not exercise' thing. I'm so used to doing it everyday multiple times a day. Well, just felt like I'd share that with anybody who is willing to read. And I still have one on the other side that needs pulled (which terrifies me more now that I know what will happen) and I have one that needs cut out. I so need to be put under. Oi.
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    I hear you. Part of one of my roots broke when they were getting one of my teeth out last week, and they had to DIG for it. Ugh.

    Soft food/liquid diets suck, too. By the time 3 or 4 days had gone past, I NEVER wanted to see ice cream or yogurt again.

    (and it totally sucks that they made you take all your jewelry out. Panoramic skull x-rays with jewelry in them look awesome.)
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