Monday, April 2, 2012

Ouch! That Hurt

I have been dreading today for the past few weeks.  I needed gum surgery to ensure the safety of a couple of teeth.  I was not sure what to expect, but I knew it would not be pleasant since I am one of those 1 in 8000 people that is allergic to dental anesthetic. 

So this morning at 8:30 I arrived at the periodontist office.  I had taken 1mg of anti-anxiety medication (no I did not drive myself).  I agreed to have a small dose of Nitrous Oxide (some may know this as Laughing Gas).  I think it helped, but I hated having the mask on my face while my mouth was open.  The whole procedure took about an hour, and my mouth is full of stitches (which I did not expect). 

All in all, it was not to bad.  My doctor told me in his 32 years of practice he has NEVER done this procedure on someone without anesthetic and he wanted me to know that he thinks I am 'very brave'. 

Here is hoping this takes care of the problem and that I do not have to have this procedure done again EVER!  I am taking antibiotics, using an antibiotic mouthwash, and he gave me some prescription pain pills (just in case I need them).  Right now the pain is minimal, so I hope I do not wake up tomorrow with more pain. 

Well that is my tale of woe.  How was your day?


  1. Oh, Keli! That's the pits! I've had it done, but thankfully with numbing. You are brave! Stay ahead of the pain and take your Advil/Tylenol like clockwork. That's my advice :)

  2. Ouch! I can relate. Im supposed to have my other side done this summer and am debating on passing that one up! Last year still is very vidi in my head! LOL

    Hoping you won't need the pain pills. Did they take the tissue from the roof of your mouth? I think for me that was the worse part about it. Just took forever to heal it seemed.

    Thinking of you and hope the worst of it is already over. :)