The image to the left, borrowed from the aptly named TeethImages.com. These are not my teeth.
Today was a fun day: I went in for my second wisdom tooth operation. The plan was to go and get my upper-left WT removed, because it'd been causing me some grief. I was nervous, scared to some degree even, but there I was. I'm proud that I didn't let my anxieties get the better of me, so I didn't run away :p
When I was led in, it turns out that my dentist had requested all three remaining WT to be removed. Youch! But, as I've said a few times the past week: I should've had the others removed last time, because they're coming back to haunt me. So hey, let's get this over with!
Oh boy, the anesthetic! Because of my nerves, my fear and the pain of the needles I cried like a little boy (;^_^) The nurses were awesome ladies and pulled me through it.
As Marli remarked before about her own tooth operation the anesthesia took longer than the operation itself. Once I was doped up the surgeon came in, I didn't even hear him as I already had my headphones blaring "Ace of spades". Didn't do much good though, because it was being drowned out by the drill.
Having gone from one tooth, to three I was surprised when I got a tap on my shoulder after the first one: bottom right.
The surgeon deemed that both of my upper wisdom teeth should be left alone. Only the lower right one was impacted, while the top two were growing straight down. They were also this high up into my jaw that removing them would require quite some destructive work on my jaw. He didn't want to needlessly go through with that. It was obvious that I am having issues with the upper left teeth, but he'd like us to have a consult about that as he suspects a muscular issue instead of wisdom teeth.
TLDR: went through a rollercoaster to have a wisdom tooth pulled, ended up with another tooth gone than planned.
Having to spend the day in bed often leads me to discover cool podcasts that I wasn't aware of before. Case in point, yesterday i listened to a few episodes of Nerdivores (an MtG podcast) and The Instance (a WoW show). Both were quite well made and rather enjoyable. I might download some more episodes :)
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