32 teeth

// October 19th, 2005 // General

As of approximately 2:15pm today, I will no longer have all 32 teeth in my gob. I’m getting two wisdom teeth removed today and I’m not looking forward to it. The last time I had teeth removed was when I was very young and, because I was (and probably still am but it doesn’t bother me anymore) lactose intolerant, I wasn’t getting all the calcium I needed so *pop* out they went! Today, two of my wisdom teeth are growing at a funny angle and are decaying since I can’t reach all sides of them properly.

There’s a big difference between this time and the last time though. Last time, I was put under general anethetic and had one of the more frontal teeth removed. I woke up in the waiting room with blood pouring out of my mouth! This time, I’m only under local anthethetic (since almost nowhere gasses anyone anymore) and I’m having TWO removed from as far back as you can possibly get in a mouth without poking at the uvula (for those who don’t know, that’s the dangly bit at the back of the throat). I certainly didn’t like being gassed – I still remember the smell of it now – but in comparison to being injected into twice and staying conscious, I would’ve certainly given the former option some consideration if it were an option.

I think this would be the perfect situation in which to find out if my new dentist is trustworthy or not…

Wish me luck peeps!

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