Monday, July 13, 2009

Teef!

Well I did it! I have all my upper teeth removed today. And I have no regrets so far even though I'm pretty hurty.

Mom and I got to the dentist's office a little before 7 this morning. No one was there yet so we waited and pretty soon I saw one of the assistants pull up. He saw me and waved for me to follow him. We went in and I sat down. The assistant said the doc would be a bit late because of traffic. So he started to get things set up while we waited.

The doc got there and got started on numbing me up. Yes, I was awake for this. I just concentrated on the radio. They finished setting up while I got numb. And then away we went. The doc had a little difficulty with the back teeth but for the most part I think they just popped right out. I didn't even notice when he got to the front ones. He started doing the procedure to even out the bone in my jaw (or else my gum line would be wavy) and I was thinking "He can't be done yet!" Then he stitched me up. It was a little less than half an hour from the time they got started until they were done! I was floored, but thrilled too since it was over so fast with so little trouble.

So I'm home now with a mouth full of stitches. I'm pretty sore but not horribly so, and I think its the places where the stitches got put in that are bothering me more than anything. I have lots of soft food to eat. In fact I am fantasizing about some yogurt right now. I also have lots of ice packs! I hope I don't have too much swelling. But if I do my cover story is that my pimp beat me. I think that is shocking enough to shut most people up.

7 comments:

Lisa said...

Ouch...I hope that you heal up quickly!!!

Juliet said...

Jessi - Congrats! I know you've been looking forward to this for a while now. {{{Hugs}}} ~Juliet

Shoveling Ferret said...

I'm glad it seems to have gone smoothly!

Amy said...

Sweet!!!!!!!!! I hope that you recover soon! And is it wrong that I want to see a picture of you toothless? =D

Safeena said...

Wow that was fast! Hope you heal up & seal up quickly and by all means, don't fear the pain meds! They are your friends.

CowTown said...

Holy Cow! Glad to hear things went well and I hope you get your dentures fitted perfectly.

Katey said...

Congrats...and praying that you heal quickly and the swelling goes down! And props to you for enduring all that at one time and with such little pain or discomfort!