Fail Tooth Removal & Duck Face Photos.
Today I finally went to the dentist for my wisdom tooth. The one on the bottom left has been throbbing and burning like crazy. I’ve spent several nights recently crying all night long, or waking up sweating in pain. Can’t chew, can’t function. Effing tooth! I called the dentist this morning and they saw me right away.
I was hoping the dentist would just be able to pull it, but no such luck.
The x-ray showed a big infection under the tooth, and the tooth is impacted. That means what should be the top of the tooth is pointing straight forwards at my other tooth. It’s like this:
<—— instead of the arrow pointing up like for a normal tooth.
I have to go to an oral surgeon and get general anesthesia so they can chop the stupid tooth out, and possibly shave off a bit of my jaw bone to do it.
Bonus: The wisdom tooth on the top of that same side looks like it will be impacted also when it comes through more, so it needs to be sliced and diced as well.
This will be wonderful. Why does my life not have a pause button for events like this? My mom said she would take off of work to help me with the girls while I recover, thankfully. But still I will have to take care of Ada all night and that will suck.
I have to get rid of the infection before I can do the surgery. I have some horrible tasting antibiotic mouthwash to use. My surgery consult appointment is on Monday at 8:45 in the morning. If the infection is under control by then they can schedule the surgery for the next few days.
I’ve named that tooth Fail Tooth because it totally fails at being a functional tooth.
Fail Tooth is destined to die in the next week.
Thank the Lord. I can’t take much more of this throbbing pain.
I’m not nervous about the surgery itself, but I am not looking forward to the recovery.
The best news is that I should have it all over and done with before I ovulate. One track mind over here!
I am thankful now that I did not get pregnant this past cycle, and that my period was like a week late. If I had gotten pregnant, that would be bad for oral surgery! I couldn’t keep the infecty tooth through an entire pregnancy either. Did you know that bad dental health can cause premature labor, or worse? Those infections can spread to other parts of your body, like your brain or heart. Dangerous!
If I had gotten my period on time then I would be ovulating during the surgery and recovery period. That would be a trying to conceive fail, most likely. I’m not going to feel like doing it with chip munk teeth. Though Tyler probably wouldn’t mind me looking goofy.
Anyway, I guess things in the fertility area worked out ok this past cycle after all despite my frustrations at not becoming knocked up and having to wait an extra week for good old Aunt Flow to appear.
To erase talk of that from your brain, here are duckling pictures from a few days ago. (S)he’s actually bigger already!
This was the first day, right after we rescued her from the lake.
First time in our backyard!
Baby ducks are overwhelmingly adorable, aren’t they?
I still haven’t finished editing the rest of the pictures from Easter. I’d better get on that before I lose them or something.
I’ve got like a million blog entries to write, but there’s no time!
Ada’s birthday is on Saturday and we’re having her party at our house on Sunday. Just family, but I’ve got a lot of cleaning to do.
Our tadpoles are turning into mini froglets and I have to set up their terrarium first thing in the morning. (I have a 20 gallon long tank for it. Suggestions welcome! Need to make it half water, half land for the 9 remaining swimming tadpoles to grow and climb out onto land.)
One tadpole can already breathe air!
Check it out, we discovered it tonight. It’s so tame, it just sat on my finger. The girls were in awe.
I made frogs y’all!!!!!
(Better pictures later, this one is from Instagram. You can follow me on there under Pepper44. Loads of pictures, I will spam your feed.)
I think the tadpoles are several different types and ages of frogs and/or toads. That tadpole in the water next to the froglet looks totally different and is much larger than the tadpole turned frog up on the java moss. I can’t wait to see what they all turn into!
On that note, I must go to bed…very tired, throbby tooth…sigh. If you are the praying sort say a little prayer for my Fail Tooth removal. :(