As some of you might recall, my dentist retired last year. Because of this, even though I’ve had issues with my wisdom teeth, I haven’t really known where to go to get a second opinion. Today my Mom was scheduling her dental appointment at the office with the new dentist and mentioned my problem. Even though she has never met me, Dr. Harris gave me a call to talk through my continued pain and numbness. She also called the oral surgeon and told him to call me about it as well! I definitely didn’t expect such attention and I’m quite grateful for it. The oral surgeon called me after her and I finally got a little resolution.
While there isn’t much I can do except continue taking ibuprofen, I did learn that the pain is probably muscular and should go away within a few weeks. The numbness should also fade in the next 6 months! While certainly not ideal, it is good to know that my discomfort isn’t totally strange and will eventually go away. Thank you, Mom, for bringing it up and Dr. Harris for doing follow up!
Today marks two weeks without wisdom teeth. Knowing what I know now, it is ridiculous that the oral surgeon even mentioned that I could be back to work in 3 days. More like 3 weeks!
However, slowly but surely I have been improving. I still wake up sore and usually need an ibuprofen but that is the only pain meds I take. A part of my chin is still numb from where the oral surgeon hit a nerve but from what I’ve heard, that doesn’t go away. It makes me feel a little self-conscience because when I eat I convince myself there is food stuck there and I can’t feel it. I assume I’ll get used to it with time, though.
Mostly I eat pudding. Pudding is a delicious snack and I’m totally okay with using the surgery as an excuse to eat more. I’ve decided my favorite is the chocolate vanilla mix. Best of both worlds. I may or may not have gone seriously overboard with my pudding buying this week.
To say I feel better today would be the understatement of the century. Granted, I basically haven’t left my room, but I have been funcitoning all day on limited or NO PAIN MEDS! :O
I feel happier and sleepier and in general more like my old self. Hopefully I will continue in this direction! This is hardly a full recovery, but it is certainly encouraging to feel better. Thank you to everyone who has been praying for me!
I am starting to suspect dry rot. I know I have been going on about my wisdom teeth for several days now and I apologize…it isn’t that interesting. However, I haven’t had much else to occupy my mind and only recently have started reading. I called the dentist’s office and the nurse (?) person didn’t seem too worried about my continued pain. In fact, he assured me that since I was a little older, it was natural for me to have a longer recovery time. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. However, from what I have read about it, dry rot might fit the bill…though perhaps not explain why I was bleeding yesterday.
I am back at the oral surgeon’s on Thursday so I guess I can find out for sure then. However, I really hope it isn’t. Being on this much pain meds makes me positively useless and work starts again tomorrow!
According to the oral surgeon, I should be able to return to work today. Thank goodness it is the weekend and I don’t have to depend on that. I am bleeding again! Different side than before. I don’t know what I am doing, or not doing, that it isn’t healing right.
I got my wisdom teeth out 4 days ago and I am still in pain and bleeding. Ughhh. I am trying Lipton tea bags to stop the bleeding. Black tea and blood is kind of gross, but even the doctor said this should work. I hope it does!
Yesterday was rough and this morning was awful but I finally have the right pain meds working and I am doing better at the moment. Turns out, I do not handle pain well! My family has been really awesome for putting up with me. I’ve binge watched Arrow, started Flash, completed Dramaworld, and am now trying to figure out how to re-download DramaFever onto the Roku so I can watch some more Korean dramas. I planned on reading more but the TV has done a better job at distracting my numbed mind.
Day 2 without wisdom teeth unfortunately finds me once again at the doctor’s. I haven’t stopped bleeding. The pain and swelling hasn’t actually been that bad. Doctor doesn’t know what is wrong. Sigh…and now my stomach is upset!