… I am now minus two of the more troublesome teeth in my mouth. It went pretty well overall, but now the Lidocane is wearing off and my mouth is starting to protest all the abuse it went through today. The folks at the University of Michigan Dental School did a good job as near as I can tell. It was definitely a lengthy experience, though. We arrived at 7:30AM and didn’t get out until 2:34PM. Anne was gracious enough to get up and go with me as I wasn’t sure what condition I’d be in by the end. Ironically I was in a better mood coming than when I arrived and I’m assuming it’s entirely due to the Lidocane.
I’ve got me a handful of Vicodin and have popped the first two pills yet it’s still not quite enough to stop the throbbing in my jaw and there’s still a little residual bleeding happening so I’ve still got gauze in my mouth. I’ll probably be OK to go to work tomorrow, but I’m not completely ruling out staying home if the pain keeps me from sleeping well. For the moment I’m sitting around and saying “ow” a lot.