Wisdom Extraction + Baby Food = Dismal

I went into oral surgery yesterday and got my 2nd wisdom tooth removed under local anesthetics. Good fun!

Both my wisdoms were growing horizontally, took roughly 45mins-1hour to take each tooth out. Whereas normal wisdoms take approx 20mins to get both out!


I was very lucky in my first extraction, my dentist had 30yrs of experience in retarded crowns, my gums were sliced and the tooth was drilled out as a whole (I think), then they stitched me up. I had minor swelling and no bruising.


2nd time round, good baby jesus. It was a different dentist, she sliced my gums, drilled the tooth then literally snapped it off piece by piece. Then stitched me up. I felt like my jaw was falling off. My left cheeks is "chimpmunk" swollen.


To top that off, I won't be able to eat any solids for a while because the previous extraction hasn't healed... If I eat solids it'll get stuck in my "gum-hole". So I went and bought 4 bottles of baby food... It may sound fantastic, baby food tastes like.... cardboard, I don't know how they do it, but I have more respect for babies now.


What did you eat when you had your wisdoms out?

Comments

  1. Oh no! I hope you're feeling better soon! :( I guess baby food is an easy thing to eat-I don't mind the vanilla custard :P

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  2. Oh gosh hope you recover soon! I haven't taken out my wisdom teeth actually.. the top wisdom teeth have grown pretty straight. I think the braces gave me enough room to grow them out properly. I hate taking teeth out - the last time were 4 teeth in 2 days because I was getting braces haha.

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  3. I've had a particularly painful experience with my braces: every time they get tightened (about once a month) I can't eat for a week, due to the pain. I eat a lot of soup, ice cream, jellies and home-made purées.
    I really hope you get well soon, it's such a bummer to not be able to eat properly!

    xxx irinja (1milliondresses.blogspot.com)

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  5. I remember having my wisdom teeth removed and it was so painful. I was sore for so long. I hope your are healing quickly.

    I think I ate mostly ice cream and mashed potatoes.

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  6. Sounds horrible :(, i haven't had mine out yet but a friend as and she mainly ate soups (ones with no bits in), mashed potato and ice cream.

    Hope it heals quickly for you.

    Sadie xx

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  7. Being able to cook your own food can be helpful (as long as you're able to cook the kind of food needed after a wisdom tooth extraction). That includes baby food, if you want something with better flavor. Dealing with these diet problems is a real drag sometimes.

    Well, I hope recovery didn't take too long.

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