Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Two Wisdom Teeth Out

As most of you know I have had a tooth that has been broken down to nothing and dead for many years. I also have not been to the denist in a long time either. Well over christmas it began to give me bad headaches so I ended up in the ER where they told me I had an abcessed tooth. I was put on antibiodics for 10 days. I felt better and they told me I would be ok untill feb 1st when dental ins. started. So the week before ins started I went to a denist and he didnt even look at my mouth, just at the xray and refered me to an oral surgon. He coulndt see me untill the next tue. So I saw him on tue and told me that 3 wisdom teeth needed to come out and we might as well take all 4 out. It was on hold for a day while he talked to my hemotoligst down at vanderbuilt to see if with extractions I would need a blood transfusion. I decided to use local instead of seadion due to my CF. So we got it all set for the 20th of feb to get all 4 out, hoping with no transfusion, just going one by one and watching the bleeding. Well on thursday I ended up stoping by the office b/c the gum around the tooth seemed to be swelling some. I told them that I didnt think the infected tooth would make it to the 20th. They walked into the room and said ok we can take it out today, and we will also take the other one on that side on the top out too, ahhhhhh I was not expecting that at all!! So I had no time to run or hide :) He took out both on the left side under local and it went great. I was soooo impressed with this Oral Surgon. It was really painless and good thing the one on the top came out too b/c when he pulled it out it showed that it had an abcess in it too. So they stiched me up and I am 5 days after now doing good. I have been eating soup, and mashed potatos, pudding, and everything else soft you can think of. Man just the thought of chips, and steak, and yummy hard food sounds soooo good right now!! They do have me doing an IV soultion mouth was every 6 hours to stop the bleeding so I dont need a transfusion. So thats the latest with me :) As always nick is as healthy as can be!!! That stinker :)