9/22/09

My smile is back!

Thank you to those of you who enquired. I am pleased to report I have my smile back and am recovering well from oral surgery on Friday.

It was a pretty yucky weekend, in fact I didn't even make it out of my PJ's! Three doses of the heavyweight codeine helped, and after that I got by with the OTC painkillers. The actual pain from the site was minimal considering the bone grafting done.

I had the most discomfort from a suture that had a knot rubbing on my palate, it was BAD, but happily my dentist fixed this today. The other problem was the temporary full upper retainer, with a composite replacement tooth built in, it made all my other teeth ache!

So yesterday I stayed home then I didn't have to keep it in for 8 hours, and to allow me to deal with my discomfort in private. I also suffered a pretty major and rare bout of depression all day, it just hit me that I'd lost a front tooth, and the Hubster had to deal with an unusual problem - a very quiet introverted Sarah!

But today at noon I got my interim replacement 'flipper' tooth which will be in for 8 months until the implant is complete, and that painful suture fixed. The replacement is a good match and very comfortable, so my mojo has returned along with my smile.

13 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Glad you're feeling better. I was pretty depressed when I lost my first tooth also. Used to smile like a kid with new braces. Thank goodness there was no pain associated.

Denise said...

Hi Sarah, I have missed your posts and did not realize you were having oral surgery. Hope you recover fast and are soon back to 100 percent. Now to catch up :)

karen said...

Glad to hear you're feeling much better now! Keep smiling :)

thelaughinghousewife said...

So glad you are feeling better.

Do you remember the sweets called Mojos? Little chewy toffee-like of all flavours.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Hooray that you're back to your happy smiley self!

Sherri said...

Sarah, so glad you are feeling better! What major work you had done-you poor thing! Keep smiling you have such a beautiful one!

Daryl said...

Great news, nothing, IMO, is worse than tooth pain

pam said...

Well, don't you think you are allowed one day once in a great while just to moan and groan and feel bad? I give myself two days and then make myself get up and around. Sounds like your dentist has a good game plan going and hopefully all will be back to normal soon!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. Your procedure sounded very major to me.

Florence and Mary said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better.

I'm all booked in for my tooth extraction in 2 weeks time. I felt sick the minute it was booked!!!

Victoria xx

Jill of All Trades said...

So glad you are better. I'm sure losing that front on does pray on the mind a bit. Oooo codiene, I unfortunatley can't take the stuff...

susieofarabia said...

So sorry to hear about your dental problems - but so glad to hear your smile is back!!! One of my goals in life is to die with all my own teeth - I hope I make it! But you never know...

Kay said...

I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better, Sarah. I'm just getting back to my blogging run again after being away.