This topic could also be called: Gee, I wonder whyyyy this tooth was causing me pain?!
I'm home and alive. The whole thing took about 45 minutes. It took a little more work to get it out because two of the roots were basically fused into a mega root and of course, it was growing in the opposite direction of the other root. It figures.
And because I am my father's child...I had to take pictures of that which caused me pain. I proudly took my tooth with me like they'd removed a bullet or something. :)
Hope these pics don't gross anyone out. I totally understand that I'm a weirdo for taking them in the first place! LOL...
Say it with me now. Ew. There was a lot of decay because I can't get a toothbrush back there. My dentist kept commenting on how small my mouth is. Lovely.
Here's a better shot of the roots. No wonder it hurt!
And here's with my hand, just to give some perspective of size:
So yeah...there you have it. I survived. Now hopefully I'll heal quickly. I currently have an appointment on the 18th to have the rest of them removed, but he's considering sending me to an oral surgeon instead because one of my lower teeth has roots that are curving toward the jaw like a fishhook. Either way, I'm going to be knocked out for that round, thankyouverymuch!
Anyway...time for an ice pack and hopefully Jeff will be back with my pain meds soon!