Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wisdom Teeth Are Out.

I did get my wisdom teeth out after all.  As I told you before my new dentist made a persuasive argument for the need for their extraction.

We had an unfortunate scheduling conflicted between the office and my schedule for three weeks giving me plenty of time to get myself appropriately worked up over the process. 

I didn’t want to talk to anyone about their experience because I was fearful they would tell me a traumatic story.  About a week before the procedure my nephew told me about getting his wisdom teeth out over the summer.  Hunter said he didn’t have any problems.  The teeth came out without any problem and he was uncomfortable for only a few hours and that was that.

Yoga teaches us we are not our thoughts or our bodies but our radiant spiritual self.  Many times I have been in a yoga class doing a difficult posture when the instructor will say, “envision you are above your body, looking down, offering a prayer to the benefit of that being.”   I decided that is what I would do during the extraction.  I brought my Ipod and played the tunes I would usually play during a yoga class and as we got ready I disengaged my thoughts and was a witness.   Does that seem a bit crazy?  You bet it does. Did it work? Yes, it did. 
Heather ordered me some calming meds for the night before to get rest and instructed I take another an hour before the procedure so I wouldn’t care. 

The office had scheduled me for 2 hours to complete the procedure.  I was out of the chair and Harley was there to pick me up in 40 minutes, woo hoo.

One funny thing I must mention, I was instructed to take two pain pills after the extraction.  I had so much Novocain that my tongue and cheeks were numb., I thought I would drown myself trying to get the pills down, the muscles just wouldn’t work, the water was everywhere.  The hygienist tried her best not to laugh but even I thought it was funny. 

Here I am five days later,  my jaw is a bit sore but that is it, brushing my teeth is still a delicate operation, I am happy that experience is over.

Dr. Watson is a talented and kind dentist to work with.  If I had known it was going to be that easy I would have agreed 40 years ago.


God Bless,
Teri
Director of Member Services and Smiles
OurHealth Co-op, Inc

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