Ok well today was the day I had my tooth extractions. Petrified doesn’t even cover it.
I felt sick all morning and all the way there. Still actually feel a bit sick now! Good news was that he didn’t think he needed to take any teeth from the bottom, so I have had 2 teeth from the top taken out and at the same time he inserted the anchor devices into my gums, which is good for me as I don’t need to go through 2 lots of pain!!
I’m not going to lie, it was HORRIBLE!! I hated every second of it. I even had to ask him to stop and I didn’t think I was going to be able to finish it! “slight pressure” they tell you, “ you won’t feel a thing”…….Aye right! It’s still a pair of pliers v my tooth at the end of the day and it still hurts and feels really odd and the noises are just horrific. Not only that but these anchor device things actually get screwed into your gum!!!! Yes I said that right SCREWED into your gum!
I drove home afterwards looking like the Godfather and just burst out into tears, my whole mouth was covered in blood all I can taste is blood and I can already feel the pain!! I eventually came back to work and still can’t talk properly so needless to say the phone has been put straight to voicemail.
The worst part is, all I can taste is blood and being a smoker, apparently I can’t smoke for at least the rest of the day!!! This is the time when you want a cigarette more than anything.
Having said that, I am really proud of myself for going through with it and actually getting this part done, this was the part i was dreading.
Looks like it will be soup and mashed potatoes for me for the next few nights but hopefully by then I will be ready to go back, get a filling and then make the appointment to get the braces put on.
People tend not to tell you the bad parts, I have this horrible sinking feeling thinking “Why have I done this to myself” and regretting it already, I’m sure the end result will make it all worthwhile.
Still not really sure if I can drink water as it says not to rinse your mouth for 24hours, which would be fine but does that mean I can’t drink water? Surely that would rinse it slightly? Also how long do I leave it before I can eat!? I’ve not had anything all day for worrying about getting it done and now it’s done I can’t have anything anyways!! Lol Ah well maybe all this will help with weightloss as well 😉 I’ll try not to cry too much tonight and update you tomorrow.