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tooth surgery

I had a tooth pulled, bone chipped from my jaw, and that bone screwed to another part of my jaw, and the gum resewn today. It took over two hours. It could have been worse. I didn't feel panicky or too uncomfortable, considering. Now, however, agony. I am on my second dose of Vicodan and have been putting ice packs on my jaw twenty minutes on, twenty minutes off, yet it is noticeably swollen and it HURTS. Word is, the first week is pretty tough, but things start looking up by the third day. I can do it. I think I'll be operating at a low level, though.

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susandennis
Oct. 8th, 2002 07:07 pm (UTC)
Holey crap! All I had was one tooth pulled and I thought I was going to have to be buried today.

On the up side, I can say with some credibility... I feel your pain.
judith
Oct. 8th, 2002 09:13 pm (UTC)
I saw your post and remembered that we shared this day! But you were home before I even headed for the dentist. Lucky you. But yes, I think it's fair to say you can feel the pain.

I'm okay for now but a little worried about the night, of course.
ex_kim_hatto286
Oct. 8th, 2002 08:43 pm (UTC)
OOHHHH Poor J
I do hope that soon all this horrible dentistry is over. Your treament is hurting my teeth.
judith
Oct. 8th, 2002 09:17 pm (UTC)
Re: OOHHHH Poor J
It will probably be close to a year before it's all over. But I have four months to wait before the next installment. (Not counting teeth cleaning, which is next month.) I'm glad that at last it is started! Now I just have to figure out how I am going to pay for it all.

Thanks for your good wishes. I hope your virtual pain doesn't last as long as mine!
prom
Oct. 9th, 2002 04:44 pm (UTC)
OMYGAWD!!!
Take care of yourself, Judith - geez, how awful! Wishing a speedy recovery for you!

I have a toothache under my new crown & see the endo guy next week. *shudder*
judith
Oct. 9th, 2002 05:12 pm (UTC)
Re: OMYGAWD!!!
If you were smart enough to get to the dentist early you'll probably be fine. I managed to ignore some serious tooth pain for too long, and thus lost the bridge...and thus developed the plan to have implants...and thus the bone grafting...

I hope it all goes well for you!
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