July 24, 2008

Oral Surgery Stinks!

I took the liberty of doing you a favor here......I'm not posting a picture.  Trust me, you do not want to see this!

So, a few weeks ago the boys and I went to Darrin's work to eat supper with him as it was a late night for him.  I was enjoying my chicken salad sandwich on a delicious croissant when it happened.... 1/2 of one of my molars just broke off.  It didn't really hurt so I wasn't really concerned about it.  Well, I wasn't concerned until yesterday.  That's when it started killing me!

I frantically called the dentist and he told me to come in at 7:30 am this morning.  Most of you know I don't do morning, but I was actually happy to get up at 6:45 am today.  After much deliberation, we (the dentist and I) came to the conclusion that it would be best to pull it.  Nope, not enough left to put a crown on.  We're talking a molar here people, with 3 HUGE roots!

I was tough, just took the 3 injections in my mouth to numb it.  That's always the worst part for me.  But, as my dentist said, it would be much, much worse without the shots.  He had a point.  The one in the roof of my mouth did hurt a bit I must say.  Anyway, after much yanking, cracking and popping, he finally got what was left of the tooth (and the roots) out. 

I hate the thought of having this huge hole in the back of my gum, but that's just the way it's going to be now I suppose.  It doesn't show when I talk or smile, which is good.  But, after almost 30 years, I had kind of grown to like that toothNow, I'm taking 10 days of antibiotics and Vicodin if I need it (which I haven't had to take... yeah!!)  So, that's how my day went.  How was yours? 


  1. ooooohhhh...I know that hurt! I remember hearing all the cracking and popping years ago with my wisdom teeth out--0f course, I was on some really good drugs at the time! IV sedation--there's nothing like it! Advice from a hygienist--do what the dentist says. Hope you're doing better today.

  2. I had to do this about 2 years ago! I too had part of my molar just break off! So I had my dentist pull it while I was getting my wisdom teeth out! lol 3 teeth gone later, and it was a BAD couple of days! I will be praying tha tyou get better soon!!!

  3. ouch...dentists visits are right up there on the 10 things I hate the most list.


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