No smiles because they hurt!
Also, I’m amazed that my chipmunk face
isn’t nearly as pudgy as it feels!
I am so sore today, feeling weak and generally pathetic. The dentist did tell me I might need a few days’ rest to recover from a lower jaw molar extraction, but I did not believe him. I thought back to teenage extractions and thought I’d wake up today feeling fine…
Not so. And yet I dragged myself into the office anyway.
By lunchtime I was visibly shaking. My mouth tasted rotten and metallic and speaking, not to mention smiling, was pure agony. I needed to come home.
I did, by the way – come home I mean. I forked out for the bus and train, then spent a large chunk of the afternoon in bed. I would advise everyone to allow plenty of recovery time from oral surgery – I had no idea how traumatic it would be.