This root canal tooth had been giving me grief ever since it was put in three years ago, so I finally made the decision to get it pulled out!
The dentist that did the work uses general anesthetic, so I knew I would probably be pretty goofy and not feeling too good after the procedure. So when I got home I was prepared to just chill out in bed until I recovered and felt better.
Luckily hubby was my driver and had also gone shopping, getting comfort foods like Campbell’s Chicken Noodle soup and ginger ale for me to eat later.
Through the years I’ve had a lot of dental work done; getting fillings, root canals, crowns, caps and mouth guards. But during all those procedures have never be put out with a general anesthetic. I’ve only had novocaine in the past, but was really glad that I was put under this time.
Turned out this one was a painless extraction and after the anesthesia wore off in about 30 minutes, I felt great! Never did have to take any of the pain pills that were prescribed and not even any aspirin or Tylenol.
I was dizzy for a while and my tooth socket bled somewhat, but actually the whole thing was a piece of cake! The only restrictions are to eat soft foods for a few days. And then the stitches will fall out within about five days.
I’m thinking about getting one of those plates that go on the roof of your mouth with the one tooth, so I’ll be able to chew food on that right side of my mouth. Are those things still called “dentures”? Any of you have them and care to comment so I can get some advice on how you like yours?
I ate green smoothies, my favorite chicken noodle soup and ginger ale yesterday and then again today. And I must admit that they tasted great and were no trouble to eat. But instead of going to bed to sleep it all off when I got home, I was on the computer typing away and then later, working on two cane seat chair repairs!
If I ever need any more teeth pulled, it’s “give me the happy juice, doc” that you’ll hear coming from me loud and clear!
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