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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!

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 ;)
JVdrag0nette on July 29th, 2006 06:23 am (UTC)
ps. i knew you'd like it! :D actually i've had this layout for awhile, but i think now it shows up on friends' pages because i changed to the Plus account (you get more user icons!).
JVdrag0nette on July 29th, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)
OMG. why did trent have to take six out? four wisdom and two other normal teeth? or did he grow six wisdom teeth! hee.

i'm still debating with myself whether i should do all four at once. :s i'm gonna get sooooo skinny if i don't eat!

great advice on the sleeping propped up on pillows! i shall get some peas on monday. :)