TW for teeth stuff!!
YAAAAAAAAAY progress with my teeth!!! Today I got two of my wisdom teeth extracted, one of which was prone to infections so SEE YA, SUCKAAAA. I decided to do two at a time because I didn’t know what to expect and I tend to have some difficulties with this kind of thing etc etc. Now that i’ve lived through it, I wish I had gotten all of them done at once. But oh well! I’ll get the next two extracted ASAP.
It was a very very good experience! First of all, a lot needs to be said for the dental office I’m going to. They’re called Green Apple and they are like a dental office/spa. Hahah. They give you, like, wax hand treatments and shit, and aromatherapy where they rubbed chamomile oil on my temples to help me relax, and just ugh BALLER.
Secondly, my dentist is AMAZING. I can tell by looking at her eyes that she cares so much and is so kind. Her name is Dr. McNaughton and I recommend her to anyone and everyone. I told her that I know the shots are the most painful part and I’m scared of needles, so she was really sweet. She put topical ointment on my gums first, then she put pressure on my gums because she said it would distract my nerves from the pinch of the needle, and then she gave me like 3 or 4 shots of Novocaine and I DIDN’T FEEL ANY PAIN AT ALL. NO PAIN. FROM SHOTS. NEEDLES IN MY GUMS. NO PAIN.
Anyway, the top one came out really easy and quickly!! The second one was a hassle, she really had to mess with it quite a lot and then she had to crack it into pieces and take the pieces out. She couldn’t get a piece of the root out, so that's still in there and she said it’ll be fine. It’ll either stay in there or eventually come out on its own.
I fucking love that dental office and I’m so glad I found them, this dental stuff is such a big deal to me and so scary but they make it almost pleasant. I doubt I’ll ever find a better place to get dental work done.
I am not afraid at ALL of the next three extractions I need done, I know it’ll be just fine and not scary at all!!
There’s one downside, and that’s that my dentist told me that I am a very strong candidate for dry socket, so I need to be very careful. I’m gonna have to lay off the weed for a while, which makes me a little nervous. Weed is how I handle my depression and anxiety since I can’t afford any psychiatric care. Buuuut I definitely gotta take care of my teeth right now so I will just have to do without for a while!
Anyway, I’m sure I’ll get grumpy as recovery goes on, but for right now I am just feeling really good about this and I’m SO happy that I’ve taken the first step to fixing my mouth. Hopefully it’ll all be over by the time my birthday comes around.
I cannot thank everyone enough for the donations. It’s taken a while to get started but now that I’ve gotten the first bit of work done, I am almost brought to tears by how grateful I am. I would not be able to do this without each and every person who signal boosted or donated to help me get my teeth fixed. There simply aren’t powerful enough words for me to thank everyone as much as I want to.
I am so HAPPY!
Oh, and as for dollas: So far I’ve spent $99 on the Green Apple membership, which enables me to get a very good discount on all the work I need done, $270 on these teeth getting pulled, and $16.98 on the Hydrocodone. Keeping track of everything!!