I wanna tell you about my experiences this week (since all my Facebook friends already know about it). On Tuesday after lunch, accompanied by daughter, Carol, I went to my dentist's office, on a mission to have him extract my remaining seven natural teeth. The final objective was to leave with a full set of new choppers.
Well, he was using Nitrous Oxide ( laughing gas), but believe me, it was really no laughing matter. To begin with, dreading the impending extractions, my blood pressure was close to dangerous levels. This was due to my allergies regarding some of the Caine injections normally used by dentists for numbing the gums. I am never sure when I go to a new one, that they won't forget and use a topical anesthetic and that they will also use Carbocaine which is acceptable to use.
Anyway, along with the elevated blood pressure, which they waited for it to lessen, then began extractions, the first tooth broke off at the gum. The Dr. had to pick and drill out the pieces. The gums began bleeding profusely, so after five extractions, and closing the gums with sutures, he decided to wait until yesterday to pull the final two.
That went without a hitch, and he put my new dentures in my mouth. Now, I'm dealing with a sore mouth and gums (which always comes with extractions) attempting to adjust to the dentures. The dentist did a beautiful job and I'm looking forward to having a healed mouth. I am using Vicodin to help alleviate the pain and taking a few days break from my "Jack" story.
Best regards to all of you. Ruby.