I had an appointment with the dental surgeon today, regarding my wisdom teeth, which came through malformed and black. The two on the left have now started to break apart and so my dentist felt that they needed to be removed. They’re not really causing me any pain, but they are providing an infection risk because of my Still’s medication.
The doctor I saw was really lovely. I can put up with doctors poking needles into various joints and performing all sorts of procedures on me… but when it comes to the dentist I’m an anxious wreck! She explained how my bottom tooth was vertically impacted and very close to my jaw bone, so she would have to remove a substantial bit of gum and bone, splitting the tooth root into two before removing it. I had an xray to check the position of the facial nerve; there’s a risk that they can damage this and cause drooping to the lip and numbness of the tongue. I’m hoping the risk is small and she was just covering herself, as I don’t want any more problems. Removing the top tooth, thankfully, appears to be more straight forward.
After telling me about gum splitting and bone cracking, that I would be bruised and swollen for about three weeks, she then asked me whether I would prefer a local or a general anaesthetic… guess what I picked –
General. I’d much rather be blissfully unaware as they torture my mouth thank you very much.
I had my last two teeth out via General Anaesthetic too, so I’m hoping this won’t be a problem. She seemed to think there may be an issue surrounding my Tacchycardia, but I seem to remember them saying it was easier for them to monitor this during a General Anaestheti, where you’re hooked up to monitor… and trust me, if I were awake it would only make my heart rate rocket even more than normal!
So, all the paper work is done, I just have to wait for them to get in touch with a date now. In the meantime, I’ll be trying to book a holiday before its due, so I don’t look hideous on any holiday photos!