Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my share of fillings, root canals, crowns, extractions, etc. This past Tuesday, I underwent removal of an upper molar, and the aged oral surgeon’s hands shook.😳
No sedation provided by this guy. He does extractions with serious local numbing. Less risk. My prior extraction occurred while I was in the twilight. Holy crap! The drilling, pushing, pulling, and chunks of tooth coming out one by one was a rough ride, indeed.
According to the oral surgeon, this tooth must’ve been set in concrete. Boy, it sure felt like that. Three roots, instead of two, with the longest one resting against the bottom of my sinus caused my dentist to refer the extraction to a specialist. Very few oral surgeons in our area take my particular insurance. So, shaky hands, no sedation, old dude it is.
As uncomfortable as I was being fully aware, though numbed, during the process, the aftermath has been worse. I have a swollen face and black eye. Today, 48 hours since surgery, I’ve had nausea and vomiting along with severe fatigue. Ate and held a piece of toast down just now. Hoping I’m through the worst of it. The thing with fibromyalgia is that it complicates any other event, illness, or procedure.
If I were to put the numerous pieces of tooth under my pillow, would I get a pay out? Alas, no. Oh, would that there was a tooth fairy available to adults who go through a difficult removal.