Well, the mountains of gauze are out, and I can't put off "journaling" about this anymore! I have to admit the whole thing was pretty smooth! I really liked Dr. Moore and he and his assistants went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. I opted only to use the nitrous gas (and of course the local anaesthetic) for the extraction, and it really was all I needed. I kinda heard a minuscule scrape and he was like, there's the first one, then before I knew it the Dr. said he was half way done. The only issue came with the last tooth, they had to use something noisy and then pop! it was out too. They said it was a perfect tooth removal and I am glad it went so smooth. I think it helped that they kept making me laugh! The assistant said "Oh! You are doing such a great job" and then the Dr was like, "Oh, thanks! I have done this a few times before, but still..." Haha, it may have been the nitrous talking but that made me giggle. But, they did say I did good, I am so proud of myself, no crying or cringing (well, a little cringing when they did the last 2 shots on roof of my mouth, those one HURT!). Soon enough it was all over, I was packed with gauze and I headed home with my lopsided smile and chipmunk cheeks! I totally forgot to take pictures though, and I will use the excuse that that is the Mommy's job to get the embarrassing photos!
The only real trouble came when we went straight to WalMart to get my Prescription and they told us 45 mins, so we wandered the store for a while and then headed back to see if maybe they were done early. They weren't, of course, so the kids and I went and sat in the car while Keith waited the last 15 minutes to when they SAID it would be ready. One HOUR later, still no prescription, the kids are cranky and hungry, my gauze is getting filled with blood, my mouth is getting filled with blood, and I am freaking out and frantically texting Keith (since I can't talk at this point!!) that he either needs to throw a fit and get my meds NOW, or we need to go home so I can change my stuff! I had no idea if not changing it when I should would make a difference on the wound being able to clot, so we decided to get me home! After dropping me off so I can clean up and rest a bit, Keith took the kids to lunch (they were famished, you know, just WASTING away!) and then they went and got my meds. They finally got them at 1:30! We were supposed to get them at 11! I am SO angry, and you know when I can talk again I will be calling management, and we are no longer using WalMart Pharmacy for our prescriptions! I found out from Keith there was another lady that had just gotten out of a 5 day hospital stay and she had been sitting there for over 2 hours!! The Pharmacists were calling and verifying something or other, but they didn't tell us what was going on! When they SAY 45 mins, it should BE 45 mins! Ugg! That REALLY made me mad, and it even made me cry!
Anywho, now that I got my drugs (lortab, penicillin, fancy mouthwash, and something for inflammation) I am all good. For some reason my mouth is still a little numb and I am really tired, but I am able to eat soft foods and drink, so that is nice. I thought maybe I would be able to lose some weight with all the yogurt and soup I will be eating, but it doesn't help that we have some leftover cheesecake in the fridge! You don't have to chew cheesecake!
Oh, and here is a picture of the teeth! I was nice and cleaned of the SKIN still left on some of them! Ick...but still cool! The one second from the right is the one they had to cut out a little bit! I wonder if I put these under my pillow if I will get $350 from the tooth fairy to pay for the surgery? LOLOL, wishful thinking!