Tomorrow is just around the corner, I’ve recently been to the dentist as I was suffering with a thumping pulse in my upper right back wisdom tooth. I’ve been taking antibiotics for a abscess. They will be extracting it tomorrow.
So my anxiety levels are rising... but I guess hitting 2 birds with one stone will be a bonus. I was getting used to just having one out but now it’s two. 🤯
I’m lucky to be having it under GA thank the lord 🙏🏼
All biopsies will be incisional 😣 with dissolving stitches.
As I’m severely dental phobic, & suffer with PTSD they have put me FIRST on the list!!
One of the nurses phoned me a few times this week to ask about my requests. & wanted to know what they could do to make me comfortable. (How nice) my only requests were I have a fear of anything in my mouth whilst awake, the GAUZE is chronically worrying me as I have a real fear of choking, so as long as I can hold it in place I’ll be fine, I don’t want it in my mouth upon waking as I will have a panic attack. & last but not least, the NUMBNESS I don’t like the fact that I’m not going to have the ability to feel my mouth. I don’t want my tongue to be numb & if I cannot feel my throat I will panic more. I’m genuinely scared about choking & not being able to feel each swallow, I know I’m going to struggle as I have growths to be biopsied on the tissue of my throat & under my tongue & floor of my mouth. So I know they will have to numb it!!!!
But.. BUT I have requested that they keep me asleep until it’s all wore off lol ! I’m not scared about waking up with pain & swelling I’m more scared about waking up numb & with GAUZE 😢🤯😭 a BIG wimp I know...
A good thing though is I will get the results of the biopsies within 2 days which is a positive.
I’m concerned about dry socket as I’ve suffered with it with every extraction.
It takes me a few weeks to recover from a normal extraction & I become very unwell & exhausted after visiting the dentist.
I’m actually petrified & doing everything I can to relax, I’ve dreaded this operation from the moment my dentist arranged it. The surgeon is a lovely lady & I’m sure she will take good care of me. They are all aware that I have PTSD & I’m phobic. I’m one out of a million patients who can be a nightmare when it comes to anything dental. My beautiful dentist is fully trained for phobic patients like me & has endured many of my panic attacks with patience. She’s explained to them how bad I get & thankfully they are fully trained for severely anxious people like me... PHEW ! I’m 31 but when I’m at the dentist I’m like a scared little child! I guess we’re all scared of something..
I have to get this done & I know I will be in pain I hope and pray that everything runs smoothly tomorrow! I’m so used to things going wrong that I am ever so positive & optimistic that nothing can or will go wrong tomorrow. I need the reassurance!! 🤓 (chanting to myself)
I’ve got a checklist (aftercare)
Ice for my jaw
Warm Salt water to gargle
My normal lol mashed potato’s. But for the first few days just soups & anything liquid. Nothing I need to chew!
Is there anything you can think of that I could add to my list?
I want & need to be prepared, & I need any advice that you may have from your previous experience of wisdom teeth removal, I’ve decided not to read any horror stories as I’m mortified already, & I know you all will be very honest with me & will help me if you can. I’d Like my recovery to be smooth despite my anxieties.
Many thanks in advance my lovelies.