Another wisdom tooth bites the dust
I had a second wisdom tooth out on Saturday — bottom left, the counterpoint for the top left which I had extracted back in 1998.
The dentist had said it was best it came out now. It was moving upwards anyway, due to no pressure from the top left one. Worse, cleaning around it was becoming an issue, so I risked damage to the next (more useful) tooth along.
This time, no particular issues — once again I tried to concentrate on other things as two needles went in, then various equipment (I dunno — grappling hooks, pliers, that kind of thing) until the tooth was yanked out. This time no stitches.
It was lunchtime when I got home, and I attempted to slurp down some Cup-A-Soup without spilling it everywhere. There was a little pain as the anaesthetic wore off, quelled by a painkiller the dentist had given me for such an event, but other than that and the unpleasantness of rinsing with salt water for a few days, no problems.
Update: Since Roger left a comment about costs, this was $205, with no insurance. Yep, I’m glad it was simple.
Update Wednesday: One after-effect — a little bit of pain around the area of the departed tooth for the last few days. The Advil they gave me to take has worked wonders… just one a day has been enough.