Thursday, 13 November 2003


I learned today that another one of my wisdom teeth needs to get surgically removed. For the first one two years ago my dentist chose the term "pull the wisdom tooth" and she did it herself. Now it's "surgically remove the tooth" and I have to go to a surgeon specialized in oral and maxillofacial surgery (I looked that up in a dictionary. I hope it means what I think it means). I don't like the feel of this.It looks like that tooth will be a bitch to pull. It didn't grow vertically like it's supposed to, but horizontally and is now pushing my other teeth together. Well in two weeks I'll know more. I have an appointment to get it removed on the 28th. *shudder*

[Archive Link]  Posted by Edda at 01:48 CET


[Comments Link]  1. Posted by FuzzFace on 13 November, 2003 02:36 CET

Ask for a general anethstetic, you will sleep through the procedure and while you will have some pain when you wake up it is a lot easier than staying awake through the whole thing.


[Comments Link]  2. Posted by Esther on 13 November, 2003 03:11 CET

Hmm, I don’t know. I’ve never had general anesthetic before. I somehow don’t like the idea of it. I even had them put the plate in my arm with just local anesthetic. Although they gave me stuff that made me sleepy and I don’t remember a thing from the whole procedure. So I guess it was almost like general…

I had my last wisdom tooth pulled out with just local anesthetic and it was okay. But that one wasn’t a bitch either. So I don’t know. I guess I’ll see what the surgeon recommends and I predict I’ll be a chicken regardless and go for local again…

[Comments Link]  3. Posted by Jennie on 13 November, 2003 18:17 CET

Oh, man, I’m sorry to hear this. I hate all kinds of dental work. I had my wisdom teeth removed under general, and that’s what I would prefer, but I understand your fear of general, since they have to warn you about all the risks and stuff. What you got for your arm sounds like the perfect solution! You should mention that to your surgeon! Good luck with it all.

[Comments Link]  4. Posted by Jase on 15 November, 2003 00:36 CET

I had 4 wisdom teeth removed a few years ago. They gave me Versed. Also known as ‘twilight sedation’ - an experience similar to amnesia. It was great. They pushed the drug through the I.V. - the next thing I knew… my girlfriend was wheeling me to the car. Nice - no pain. I think I woke up once during the procedure so they pushed more Versed. My brother is a dentist and he uses Nitrous Oxide - yes happy gas! I don’t know if this is an option for you though. Good Luck. BTW I love your site - keep up the good work.

[Comments Link]  5. Posted by Esther on 15 November, 2003 01:44 CET

That sounds great. I’m hoping that surgeon can offer me some good choices for anesthesia. But as I said, I don’t really mind local. Only drawback is that it’s so boring to just lie there while they do stuff to your tooth. It’d be cool if they had an overhead TV or even better an internet computer. Then at least I could give my hands something to do :)

And thank you for the compliment! It’s good to hear that people like my site.

[Comments Link]  6. Posted by Don on 16 November, 2003 15:42 CET

Hopefully your visit will go well. I remember when I went to the dentist to have two teeth pulled. I was traumatized. After it was over I was so relieved, I wrote a poem for the dentist. She had it framed and put it in her office. Maybe it will give you a chuckle.

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