Friday, April 27, 2012

Dentally Retarded Part 2

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.


4 comments:

Anth said...

Props to you for making it 12 hours!!

Once everything's done, show us a pic of your shiny new smile!

antropologa said...

Haha, dentally retarded!

amanda said...

seriously i am soooo impressed you made it the 12 hours!! high five mama!!

and yay for a new smile :)

Danielle said...

I am impressed you made it 12 hours!! I don't think I would have made i that long!!