Wisdom Teeth Removal

I got four wisdom teeth surgically removed at eight this morning. I remember walking into the room and being so afraid of getting anesthesia because I hate needles. The doctor told me that I’d start to feel loopy within a few seconds. As if on cue, the room started morphing and I said, “Whooaa…” and that’s all I remember.

I woke up sitting in a completely different room (the recovery room) with a nurse that kept repeating my name over and over. She said things like “Don’t fall asleep” and “Wow you sure are a giggly one!” I had no idea what was going on. Different patients kept coming in and out. I just felt like I was on a cloud! Hahahah. πŸ™‚ Eventually the nurse came over and took gauze out of my mouth that I apparently was chewing on and walked me over to my mom, I think. I’m not really sure how my mom and I were reunited. I don’t even remember leaving the office and walking to the car.

My mom told me that in the elevator, there was a man who told my mom, “She was sitting next to me in the recovery room and she could not stop laughing! It was better than the girl on the other side of me though. She kept trying to climb out of her chair.”

When we got into the car, my mom video recorded me. The night before, I told her to because I wanted to see how the medicine affected me. I barely remember any of this happening, but enjoy the video! I posted the commentary down below if you cannot make out what I’m saying.

 

Mom: How did your surgery go?
Me: I went in the room–
Mom: Huh?
Me: I went in the room
Mom: What did you do in the room?
Me: I shoved a needle in my arm
Mom: Ok
Me: And then I don’t know! I woke up in a different room
Mom: What did they tell you?
Me: They said, “Don’t fall asleep”
Mom: Did you?
Me: I don’t know
Mom: What did they do to you? What’s going on? Why are you bleeding?
Me: I got my teeth out
Mom: You got your teeth out? A lot of them? How many?
Me: Four
Mom: Four. You know you’re laughing? You’re too happy for somebody who just had surgery
Me: I don’t know… why
Mom: Heh you don’t know why? No? You know they gave you the medication to put you to sleep. That’s why you’re acting like a goofball.
Me: Really?
Mom: Yeah. I’m gonna give you gauze to put in your mouth because you’re bleeding. Now, they’re not gum; don’t chew on them. Because they told me you were chewing on them, thinking they were gum and spitting them out.
Me: I’m hungry!
Mom: The gauze is not food. We’ll eat some food when we get home. Ok?
Me: Ok
Mom: I love you. Do you love me?
Me: Ye-yeah
Mom: How much?
Me: *spread my arms out*
Mom: Awwwww I love you too sweetie
Me: Hehe byeeeee
Mom: Hahah byeee

I’m surprisingly doing much better than I thought I would be! For the first few hours, I couldn’t feel my bottom lip, chin, or tongue. It felt like my face was expanding and that it would pop, but my mom and sister told me that my face didn’t even look swollen. I guess the numbness just made my features feel extremely enlarged to me. Eventually, the pain kicked in my chin and one area of my lip, which felt like a sharp shooting pain. It was also very difficult to swallow because my throat hurt. My mom had to feed me because I couldn’t find my mouth very well. I also kept dribbling water down my chin. πŸ˜›

Later on, my mom gave me my antibiotics and Vicodin, which should have knocked me out, but I guess everyone is different! I fell asleep for maybe an hour and I’ve been up ever since. I feel much better now that the numbness is completely gone. I had a bit of pain in my lower left gum, but it’s gone now as well. I feel really great actually, so I’m happy about that!

I’ve eaten apple sauce, mashed potatoes, jello that hasn’t completely solidified, and soup. I really just want to chomp into a burger though….

Here is a “Post wisdom teeth surgery / My mom is making me mashed potatoes / I look like a potato” selfie:

I hope my recovery process is quick and smooth because on June 8th I am participating in The Color Run! I’m very excited! I will definitely blog all about it when the time comes.

Have any of you had your wisdom teeth extracted?
What was your experience like?
Any funny stories?

Have a great day! πŸ™‚

Laurie Hamame

Ball of sunshine. Chronic giggler. A lover of all things sweet potato. An overly friendly, world traveling, body positive warrior. Avid bookworm. Self-proclaimed chef and spiritually Italian. Promotor of daily walks, coffee dates and 30-second dance parties.

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Laurie Hamame

Ball of sunshine. Chronic giggler. A lover of all things sweet potato. An overly friendly, world traveling, body positive warrior. Avid bookworm. Self-proclaimed chef and spiritually Italian. Promotor of daily walks, coffee dates and 30-second dance parties.

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