I wanted to blog about my wisdom tooth extraction few days ago but never gotten around to do it because I was either too lazy or busy running around town.
My parents brought me to the dentist last Saturday morning for my wisdom tooth extraction. I was really hoping that it wouldn’t be as painful as I thought, just like how the dentist claimed it to be. The verdict? We shall see.. :)
My mom went into the room with me and she took a few pictures of me during the surgery. None of them are with me now. :P
First, the dentist injected some local anaesthetic into my gums. We waited until my mouth was numb partially on the right side. After that, I was directed into the X-ray room where an X-ray of my lower right wisdom tooth was done. My wisdom tooth appeared to have grown horizontally whereas a regular tooth grows vertically. I think this is a pretty common case hence extraction is needed.
After ensuring that I couldn’t feel a thing on the right side of my mouth, the extraction began! There was a lot of drilling in my mouth which was kinda freaky. Then, he took a tool and pulled my wisdom tooth out forcefully! He had to pull a few times before it finally came out. After pulling out the lower right tooth, he went on to pull out the upper right one.
I was so anxious throughout the whole ordeal that I kept asking the nurse and dentist whether he managed to pull out my tooth already or not. I couldn’t feel anything so I couldn’t tell!
So yeah, the extraction wasn’t painful at all. I think the aftermath was even more painful. :/
Anyway, I thought I had to survive on porridge the entire week but guess what? I was back to my normal eating habits and meals after the first day! :D