I FINALLY had my wisdom teeth removed and it definitely was NOT as bad as I anticipated for it to be! The horror stories that I have heard, would have scared anyone!
My surgery time was scheduled for 9am, and since I didn’t get back there until about 915am due to his other surgeries running late, I knew mine would probably would be rushed so that he wouldn’t run too late on his other surgeries…
Well, fast forward 30 more mins after I had been brought in the room, AND 7 IV sticks later (it took 3 different RN’s to start my IV, I am indeed a very hard stick like I told the first one), the game was ready to get started.
I honestly only remember talking to the dentist briefly before my procedure and I remember I asked the nurses prior to starting to get a print-up of my report and all four of my wisdom teeth (yes, I am a kid at heart at times), and they agreed, and everything else after that was blur until they woke me up (about 40 mins later) and told me everything was done and that I needed to stand up to go walk to meet my parents outside.
At this time, things were getting more clear, but I couldn’t say a word since my mouth was packed with gauze and it made it hard to understand me (but I definitely still tried to talk) but I looked around to my moms van to see my teeth and she said they hadn’t given them to her and so she went inside and asked for them and they said I didn’t say anything about keeping them and they were already discarded (damn!) and they hadn’t given her all the surgery paperwork like I had asked either and so I will be getting that when I return for my 1 week follow-up appointment.
We left to go to Walgreens to pick up my two pescriptions (one for Ibuprofen 800mg tab and 1 for Norco 5-325 mg tab), and I rested off and on and by the time the medication was going to be ready, I was ready to go into Walgreens and purchase salt and bottled water, and take my gauze out in the restroom and rinse out my mouth. It felt like I kept swallowing and swallowing blood, but I knew I had to wait at least 2 hours before removing the initial gauze that they had placed in my mouth during surgery.
I can honestly say after coming home, doing another mouth rinse, eating soup and croissant rolls (they were super soft) I took my pain medication at the allotted time took a nice peaceful 2 hour nap with Brielle and then Shane came home to take care Brielle out for a while so I could have a little more “down time” to myself to recover, but as I right this blog post, 10 hours post-op, I must admit I am starting to feel wayyyy better! The swelling has gone down tremendously and the pain seems to be well-managed by the medicine.
I am definitely happy that I finally got my 4 wisdom teeth removed (even though it was a whopping $1,741) because I have no dental insurance, it was well worth it.
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