I Survived!

So I’m missing another tooth. I’m not sad about that. It’s been the bane of my existence for the past couple of months (not really). So let me tell you about getting put under. From what I remember no one said “you’re going to get sleepy now”. It just happened that I was asleep, then I was awake. The first half an hour or so of awakeness is quite fuzzy. I’ve had to get Firda to recap it for me since there were many blanks throughout that time. I was very zombie-like, and I’m surprised the pharmacist gave me Tylenol-3 because I imagine I looked stoned out of my brain. Other than the fuzziness I had a little bit of nausea once I was in the taxi coming home. Once at home I thought I was going to throw up, but nothing came of it. I took a couple hour nap and I feel pretty good.
I feel much better than the first extraction. My face doesn’t appear to be bruised. The bleeding isn’t as heavy as it was the first time. The amount of pain is much less, and really only localized to the area where the tooth was removed. I don’t think I will need the Tylenol-3’s. Those will go into my “in case of an emergency” drawer.
Now I just need to get up the nerve to eat. Here I go 🙂

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  1. Argh. Good times!
    I am a real weenie when it comes to dental work. 🙁

  2. Glad to hear the extraction went well. Wishing you a speedy recovery! 🙂

  3. Thanks everyone for the well wishes.
    I have a good feeling this one will be a speedy recovery. My jaw is a little sore but I have more “mobility” in it then before (meaning I can open it more than a couple of centimeters).
    Dave2: As for dental work. I just get use to it, though I really dig this getting knocked out idea. The only pain I felt was from them sticking the IV needle into my hand, which wasn’t that great. After that I fell asleep, woke up, felt a little naseaus, slept and feel good. I know for sure tomorrow if there will be any pain associated (since they say the third day will be the worse). And I haven’t taken any Tylenol-3s yet, just ibuprofen, which seems to be doing the trick.

  4. With having 1 filling, 6 teeth taken out and having worn a fixed brace for nearly 3 years (and a removable one for a further 4), I’m very much used to dental work. Never had a full anesthetic though, just a local one in my jaw which feels weird when it starts to wear off.
    Having the dentist stick a huge needle in your jaw when you’re awake isn’t for the feint-hearted though.