Remember that last post where I told you that I wasn't allowed to nurse my baby for 24 hours? Well, I only made it 12 hours. I just couldn't bare it anymore, so I nursed him. I was terrified that I was going to harm him with all the drugs in my system, but we all lived to tell the tale, so I am assuming most of the drugs were already out of my system.
I had oral surgery on Monday. If you're a long time reader, you might remember that I am congenitally missing 5 adult teeth. I still had all 5 baby teeth until 2010, when I had 4 of them removed (premolars) so that I could get braces. I left one baby tooth in place, because it was near the front of my mouth (canine tooth).
My braces were removed in December, and I have been procrastinating in getting those missing teeth replaced. I knew I was getting dental implants, so I knew that I would be sedated for the procedure. I was trying to wait until the baby was big enough to eat and drink from a cup before I had the procedure done. At the beginning of April, I decided that it was time to get started. After finally meeting with the oral surgeon, I decided to have my top teeth done first (I can only do a few at a time because I am not a millionaire - dental implants are expensive!).
Last Monday I had 3 implants placed in my maxilla. It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. I never experienced any pain. The doctor prescribed Vicodin, but I never took even one pill. It was really pretty easy. The only problem I encountered was getting my retainer to fit. I guess my gums are swollen, so I haven't been able to wear it all week. I actually took my retainer to the orthodontist this morning to have a fake tooth added (to fill the spot where the baby canine tooth was). I should get my altered retainer back on Tuesday, and then I won't feel so self-conscious about my smile. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will actually fit correctly.
It is all very exciting, and I can't wait until everything is DONE. I plan on starting on the bottom teeth (2 premolars) in the fall. So, that is what I have been up to lately.