It took far longer for the three shots of novacaine to numb my mouth than it did to get the wisdom tooth removed yesterday. Open wide, insert a block to keep the mouth open, clamp the tooth, pull, repeat the clamping/pulling (it was broken into two pieces), insert gauze, and it was over. Done.
I was given a list of instructions to take home with me, and off we went. I pretty much stayed on the couch, applying an ice pack as directed, and kept hydrated. I was given a prescription for pain if needed (I didn’t), and only took a couple of ibuprofens as suggested. Easy peasy. Ice was my best friend…along with MM. Missy laid down on my stretched out legs, which warmed them up to counteract the chilling of the jaw. KC, well, he did come around to help (annoy) a couple of times. Normal!
My jaw is sore, of course, after all that opening and tugging. I am allowed soft food today, which is a welcome change from the liquid diet of yesterday. My bowl of yogurt tasted mighty fine!
So MM and I will have a laid back Saturday here in mostly cloudy paradise. Tomorrow will be an even better day. We shall begin March with a smile, and carry on!