Monday, May 10, 2010

Hola! I Have Dry Socket.

I had my lower wisdom teeth pulled on Thursday. By Saturday, I knew something was seriously wrong with the right side extraction site. I am not sure if I have ever experienced pain quite like this. When the pain is at it's peak, the vicodin does not even work. Last night, I was up until about 3:30 saying the Our Father and applying ice to my face. I went to the dentist this morning and he confirmed that I have the dreaded dry socket.

Here is what the Mayo Clinic says about dry socket
Dry socket (alveolar osteitis) is a temporary dental condition that sometimes occurs after extraction of a permanent adult tooth. Dry socket occurs when the blood clot at the site of the tooth extraction is dislodged, exposing underlying bone and nerves and causing increasing pain.

Dry socket is the most common complication following tooth extractions, such as the removal of impacted wisdom teeth. When it occurs, dry socket usually strikes one to three days after a tooth extraction. The most common hallmark of dry socket is significant pain.

The dentist rinsed the extraction site and packed it with medicated gauze. That was no picnic, let me tell you. I dug my nails into the arm of the chair and kicked one leg out as he was packing in the gauze. The medication stinks, by the way. Oh, and the best part is that he will probably have to repeat that procedure. I have no idea how long this will take to heal.

In other news, I sent my mom two mother's day cards this year. Here is the first one:
I used the Yahoo translation site ,Babel Fish, to translate the text. It says something like- "Wanted virgen
your but that nobody you know the heart a mother. please ask him to the gentleman who blesses mamma by everything what does and everything what gives and that always ls protect it maintains and it near his heart amen" (I wish I knew Spanish. I am sure the message is much more beautiful than the broken English phrases babel fish spit out at would not be as funny, though).

Here is the inside message-
Babel Fish Translation-"Your presence in my life is a true blessing. Today especially you deserve thousand thanks and much happiness. I want much to you."

And the final message-
I wrote some of the Spanish phrases I remembered. I think I impressed Dale. Here is the translation of what I wrote- "Hello mami
You like much. Very well! Where this library? I feel it."

Dale added, "Merry Christmas!"

The second card was from the Grand dogs. I'll just show you the cover:

Any-hoo, I hope you all feel sorry for me. You should. My dang nerves and bone are exposed people! It hurts like hell!

Hope you have a good day.


Blogger CJ said...

Boooooooooooo!!!! sorry hear about your socket that is dry. Hope it feels better very soon and becomes not dry(wet, I suppose, but that sounded bad).

MISS YOU at work very much.

6:43 PM  
Blogger sarahsmile3 said...

Aw, thanks CJ. I miss sitting by your desk and distracting you. I will be back ASAP!

6:59 PM  

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