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26 July 2006 @ 01:53 pm
dental surgery  
next tuesday. :(

i have all four of my wisdom teeth. i want to keep them all. i want to have 32 teeth. but... i cannot. :( mr dentist has dictated that they must all be evicted from my mouth, because there is simply not enough real estate for them all to reside in comfortably.

also because the bottom ones are growing out sideways into my cheeks. o.o

therefore, i will need to do two surgeries (bottom ones) and two extractions (top ones), one of each at the same time. actually i'm not keen to do both top and bottom on the same day (top and bottom toothies on the right side will be making their getaway hand in hand on tuesday) but that would make more sense rather than have four separate procedures. sigh.

so i will be a right-sided chipmunk for a week. upon recovery, i will proceed to become a left-sided chipmunk for another week. urgh.

i've been told i will have to be on a liquid diet for at least 3 days!

!!!
 
 
 
vanessafridavanessafrida on July 26th, 2006 06:18 am (UTC)
Hey sweetie, ask your dentist if you can be knocked out cold if you do all four at one go. At least you don't have to watch/listen to them working :)
JVdrag0nette on July 26th, 2006 07:44 am (UTC)
yikes! if i do all four, i won't be able to eat at all! :P i think two at a time would be better... though it is tempting to get everything done at one go.
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andgeandge on July 26th, 2006 09:56 am (UTC)
I got all 4 done at once under only local anesthetic. recovery sooo much faster! I had banana smoothies and joghurt for a few days, but was back at work the 3rd day after my op with no swelling :)
vanessafridavanessafrida on July 26th, 2006 10:01 am (UTC)
there you go JV!!! Just do it!! suffer once instead of twice!
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.that girl.: ponderinggirlwhowaits on July 26th, 2006 10:13 am (UTC)
I still have mine - refused to take them out after the dentist gave me a very graphic detail on how he was going to take them out (this was in Sing!).

Liquid diet hey - make loads of soup and blend them ;)
JVdrag0nette on July 26th, 2006 10:15 am (UTC)
i've always wanted 32 teeth. :P

hmmm... soup.
seth_sara: woofseth_sara on July 26th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC)
ah.. look on the bright side... at least it shows u r wise! very wise! ;D

all the best in ur surgeries woh... n enjoy the liquid food... =/
JVdrag0nette on July 26th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)
yes, i think my recent events have spurred my teeth to go on a growth spurt! :P
sticker mansilver_crv on July 26th, 2006 02:58 pm (UTC)
wah..very siong....
i have not heard of anyone taking out 4 tooths in such a short time... gonna be siong!! Still it be over very fast... 3 weeks from now... u be eating and drinking alot again..heee
JVdrag0nette on July 26th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC)
i think i will do two, then wait a coupla weeks before doing the other two... :P although ideally i should get the other two out asap right after the first two!

i will miss eating for two weeks!
senprojectsen on July 26th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
OH...

you are going to look like a lopsided pear! take pictures!

and write down some thoughts and ideas now, while you are still wise.

~sen
JVdrag0nette on July 26th, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
there will be no photographic evidence of my pear-shaped existence! :) well, i'll think about it. if i'm really bored at home (5 days of medical leave), i might post one or two very funny pictures of an unwilling chipmunk.
The Citygent: CowGentcitygent on July 26th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
oh... my... goodness

Sorry to hear you're nibbling ability will be hindered. That's a rough, tough and sho nuff plum rotten deal. I'd say keep smiling through, but... well, y'know

Bet your smile is worth it after, though ;o)

Good luck, babes x
JVdrag0nette on July 27th, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
thanks dude! :)
the kitten that is blueblue_kitten on July 29th, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
hey jess, i had all 4 out about 4 years ago under a general. my mouth was seriously overcrowded and the teeth were starting to grow sidways into my cheeks and getting infected... eeeew. i feel sorry for trent though, he had to have SIX taken out.

anyway, i didn't think it was that bad. for the first night i propped myself up with pillows and slept upright - that stopped any real bruising. i also used packets of frozen peas on my face - have 2 packs on your face and 2 packs in the freezer and rotate them. the peas are better than ice because they mould better to your face. i did have a little trouble eating, and got sick of soup. people thought i lost a bit of weight too, but that is really easy for me to do and often happens when i get sick.

the problem for me wasn't the extraction but the antibiotics they gave me - i reacted badly to them and had to be taken to the local hospital emergency ward. at least that took my mind off my teeth!
the kitten that is blue: narablue_kitten on July 29th, 2006 01:47 am (UTC)
ps loving the new layout, and the blooooooooo ;)
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